Firstly, I met Millie and Chris at the Chateau earlier in the year, which is when I started to get a real understanding of what their values were and how this should be represented within their wedding ceremony.
Millie was escorted down the aisle by both parents and of course, there was absolutely no mention of her being ‘given away’.
I wrote some ‘mindful’ words to set the scene and also left space for some private prayer. We included a hand blessing which was extended to include words to ref lect Millie’s love of yoga. And a few guests joined in with the greeting of ‘Namaste’.
We retained a lot of traditional elements but did away with much of the inherent sexism; for example by Millie saying her traditional vows first (ever noticed that it’s always the man who goes first?). They then both delivered some very heartfelt, emotional and humorous vows, which they’d written themselves.
The ceremony was made even more personal by the inclusion of contributions from a few of their good friends, who talked about the couple and gave readings.
What the Groom had to say…
”Thank you so much for our wedding. The ceremony was lovely and exactly what we wanted. Lots of people also came up to us to say how special they thought it was.
We also really appreciate you working with our friends to make it extra special!”
All photos courtesy of:
The fabulous people at Zephyr-et-luna.com
The ceremony was also filmed by the immensely talented team at Moviart
Millie and Chris kindly shared their entire gallery with me; the gallery below is a very small selection.
Click on any of the photos to see the full sized image.