From the moment I met Sarah & Chris I knew that working with them on their D.I.Y. tipi wedding and outdoor ceremony at Alcott Weddings was going to be a blast. I am partial to a bit of banter, so when Chris seamlessly broke out into a South African accent, I had to give credit where credit was due!
When I say D.I.Y. wedding, I truly mean D.I.Y. Chris and Sarah wanted to do away with the structure of formalities and simply enjoy saying their informal “I Do’s” and literally tying-the-knot in front of family and friends in a day filled with fun, food and frivolities.
There was no cake – they opted for a B.Y.O.C (bring your own cake), no first dance and no sit down meal. Instead, there was vegan street food, Mexican street food, cheese boards & nibbles, fire pits and marshmallows and a playground of garden games including billiards, Jenga and rounders.
I should point out at this stage that Sarah is the competitive type – that was one of the things that she did formalise in her vows. Woe betide anyone playing on the opposite team! Scroll down and check out the photos of her in action!
The ceremony itself was relaxed and person centred – it was all about them which is just what it should be! Sarah’s dad delivered his ‘father-of-the-bride’ speech during the ceremony itself which was, I have to say, exceptional, heart-warming, endearing and genuine.
It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this special day and be their Celebrant of Choice.
“Sarah, I promise to play games with you – even though you are a bad loser and an even worse winner; and I promise not to keep score even when I am winning…”
“Chris, I give you this ring as a symbol of our marriage, and as a token of my love, trust and commitment. I cannot, however, promise not to keep score during games – as I will always totally be winning….”