Humanist Wedding, Phillip Pullman and Blooms

26 May

It was overcast but the rain held off for the very beautiful Humanist Wedding held in the grounds of the Meudon Hotel, Falmouth.  The couple were very happy, of course, and the whole event full of love and joy.

Under the confetti arch

They chose some very interesting readings – this extract from The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman was particularly moving.

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me.”

The gardens at The Meudon are glorious. We must visit again very soon.

I do love being the Celebrant at such happy occasions.


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21 responses to “Humanist Wedding, Phillip Pullman and Blooms

  1. Nannw Jenkins

    May 31, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    your service you held for our son was sublime. Thank you xxxx

    • Nannw Jenkins

      May 31, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      this is Tim writing this lo … the father xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      It was a joy to me and I am delighted that it pleased you so much. It was lovely to meet you both, albeit briefly. I loved that we had the same taste in gorgeous clothes! 🙂

  2. Nannw Jenkins

    May 31, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    A wonderful day full of love and happiness.It really was Jac and Julia’s special day and everyone was smiling with them . The ceremony was very beautiful and meaningful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      I am delighted that you found the Ceremony full of love and meaning, just as it should be. I love doing these Ceremonies, each one unique to the couple involved and I feel so privileged to be a part of their day. 🙂

  3. utesmile

    May 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    How wonderful that you can do such weddings. A happy thing to do!

  4. backstagestives

    May 27, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Thank you for this. I admire Philip Pullman so much. His endeavours to preserve libraries, his challenging of the impoverished way we teach our children to read and write, his writing…..and how can I have missed this gem from Amber Spyglass. Is it Will to Lyra, Lyra to Will I wonder. Or Roger. So very long since I read the trilogy to my children. Your blogs comfort, inspire and delight. Thank you so much x

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Such a lovely comment – thank you, one to treasure. I’ve decided to re-read the trilogy, inspired by this quotation, just as soon as I finish The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory which I am loving. 🙂

  5. saymber

    May 26, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    The reading they chose is the epitome of my view of God of energy and what becomes of us after we die in the forms we are in. Absolutely beautiful and they were so blessed to have you to guide this loving ceremony. Thank you for sharing about it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

      I am so lucky to have the chance to conduct Wedding Ceremonies. I love meeting the couple, helping them put their ceremony together and then sharing their day of love and joy. 🙂💕

  6. ksbeth

    May 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    what a beautiful celebration of love

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Oh, it was! It was just so very lovely, utterly unique and very special. 🙂

  7. Arkenaten

    May 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I think if I knew then what I know today I would have opted for such a wedding.
    And maybe you could have officiated? How cool would that have been!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      That would have been very cool indeed! We wish we had had such a wedding but 50 years ago, I don’t think it was an option. 🙂

  8. commonprose

    May 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    What a beautiful occasion. I imagine you as the perfect celebrant.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you! I do love doing the ceremonies. 🙂

  9. john zande

    May 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Good on whoever brought the dog. That shows true class.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      He was very well behaved! Went off covered in confetti but I couldn’t catch a picture! That’s a Humanist wedding for you – almost anything goes. 🙂

  10. nrhatch

    May 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    How happy! Love the gardens . . .


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