What a beautiful Humanist Wedding Ceremony I was privileged to be part of today and in the loveliest of settings overlooking Mawgan Porth.
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That was the loveliest of Wedding Ceremonies! Humanist Weddings are so very personal and each one is unique. This one in Charlestown today was no exception and many, many guests commented on the personal and warm nature of the ceremony. The rain stopped just long enough for us to be outside with a backdrop of the sea which was what the couple wanted. I shall have proper photos in a few weeks and will show you then. For now, here is a small gallery of some photos I managed while the guests were gathering.
It’s been a very busy day today so here is another photo from Monday’s very special wedding. Instead of a first dance, our beautiful couple had a first swim and were joined by many of their guests. I stayed on-shore with LiveWire 4 who held the flowers.
We have had the most beautiful day with friends on Godrevy Beach. Just one photo until tomorrow.
Every day, I write about beautiful things. Today, for the Weekly Photo Challenge, I’m writing about one of my very special and favourite objects – The Family Locket. This has been in the family, on my Mother’s side for at least 154 years and is now entrusted to my care.
We know very little about my Great Great Grandmother, whose locket this was, apart from the fact that she was Spanish and we think the locket probably is too. The front of the locket is particularly beautiful, the silver being inlaid with a black stone, maybe jet.The back is covered in very delicate engraving. My Mum attributed the fact that her hair never went grey to her Spanish genes!
Inside the locket are two tiny photographs, one of my Great Great Grandmother and the other of my Great Great Grandfather, the only photo we have of him.
My Mum, married on 2nd September 1939, by her Father, The Very Reverend William Richards, the day before the Second World War was declared, wore the locket at her wedding but their honeymoon, planned to be in Paris, was a few snatched days in Blackpool instead. The photo isn’t very clear but the chain and shape can just be made out in this photo.
I, too, wore the locket at my wedding in Truro, Cornwall almost 30 years later in 1967.
KJ, our second daughter, wore the locket at her wedding in London July 2006. KJ also has Granny’s grin!
When my Brother and Sister-in-law were married in June 1993 in the Chapel at Truro School, the locket was V’s borrowed and old item.You may know the saying – ’Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue’ to bring good luck to the newly wedded couple.
There is something very special about being able to lend such a precious item to someone you love. My Mum had died only three weeks before the wedding so this is a particularly poignant memory. She would have been so pleased that the locket was being worn again, at another family wedding and welcoming another daughter into the family.
You can click on any photo to see more detail. Several of these are photos of photos so are not as clear as the originals.
For others in this Challenge, see http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/photo-challenge-object/
1 I conducted a beautiful Humanist Wedding Ceremony this afternoon. I do love these weddings – they are so individual, special and unique to the couple involved. Enjoy some of it with me.
2 The Johnson’s Blue Geranium is very beautiful and is buzzing with bees.
3 Yesterday I discovered a new blog Brooke’s Voice. It is one of the most beautiful I have read and I wanted to tell you a bit about it so that you can, please, visit it and be moved as I was by the love for her sister and the talent of a young writer who is still at school. Gosh, how I would love to be her English teacher to nurture this talent. What a way with words this young woman has, painting pictures with her lyrical sentences.
The sun shone all day and the Wedding in the Grove was utterly delightful. Humanist Weddings are each unique, completely personal and so special and this was no exception. The bridesmaids carried small bouquets of bluebells and greenery from the garden, miniature copies of the Bride’s flowers. The Wedding party came in to the grove to the lilting sound of a harp and after the very moving Ceremony, left to more beautiful harp playing. The harp was later left by the fountain.
Click on any photo from the gallery to see an enlargement.
1 Today the wind was still and the water on the river was like a mirror reflecting the houseboats beautifully.
2 This delightful Clock Tower in Grampound dates back to 1894. We see it every time we drive through and today I managed to get a photo. I love the blue sky behind with the threatening dark cloud hovering nearby. That cloud threw hailstones on us a little later on!
3 I met my couple for the run-through for their Humanist Wedding Ceremony on Saturday. The Grove where the ceremony will take place is so beautiful and lined with fallen petals looking quite magical. The whole grove is surrounded by moss and fern covered rocks with glorious rhododendron and azalea plants overhanging the whole. There is a trickle fountain coming through the rocks and it will be the most romantic of settings for a wedding.