The evening before the wedding I went over to meet the bridal party and have a full run through of the logistics for the following day.
The result was perfect; everyone knew exactly what they were doing and the bridal party glided into the ceremony on the big day with absolute perfection!
The ceremony was very personal and told Ashley and Gemma’s very romantic love story. It focussed on what they mean to each other and what they hope for their future together as a family.
It really was a very emotional occasion; for me, for Ash and Gemma and for their wonderful guests. We laughed together and we cried together.
Ashley and Gemma, I wish you nothing but happiness, and I hope you enjoy a very long, healthy, prosperous and happy marriage xx
Gemma and Ashley asked to include a handfasting within their ceremony as they wanted to involve some of their guests, and also include their beautiful daughter Aurora.
Some of their guests were chosen to physically tie ribbons to seal the promises they had made to each other. One for Ashley’s love for Gemma, one for Gemma’s love for Ashley, and one for their joint love for their gorgeous daughter Aurora.
This was a lovely symbolic act, which only served to make their ceremony even more personal to them!