‘…But the highlight of the whole wedding was the humanist ceremony.
It was absolutely amazing. I had been so nervous in the build up but seeing you just before the ceremony on Saturday completely calmed my nerves. You have this utterly lovely combination of authoritativeness and warmth that completely put me at ease – like everything was completely in hand. Your calmness around ‘gran-gate’ was great too, I really felt as long as you were there everything would be okay. Rich has said exactly the same, your recommendation of not going to the front too early, of greeting people at the door of the Guildhall – all of these small details had a seismic effect of the feel of the ceremony.
Walking down the aisle I will never forget – a completely out of body but totally in the moment kind of an experience. I felt so aware of everything and everyone that was there -it is indescribable the feeling of walking in to a room and experiencing a tidal wave of love and warmth. The ceremony was all I could have hoped for – seeing all those smiling faces, Rich’s face. I am so glad you suggested the arrangement for standing the way you did – it was amazing seeing people’s faces and all the tears – oh my goodness I have never seen so many people cry at a wedding – I am secretly thrilled about this, happy tears are just beautiful, Rich told me that the string quartet were in tears too – we had never met them!!!!!!
Your delivery of the ceremony was brilliant. You are a truly great Celebrant and really held the energy and filled the space. It felt so safe and sacred (not a word I’ve used before) and just really perfect. I know people are probably always waxing lyrical about their own ceremonies but literally all of our guests commented on what an incredible ceremony it was with lots of people saying it was the best ceremony they had ever been to – including some ‘humanist wedding sceptics’. Your name also came up throughout the rest of the wedding – people saying how brilliant you had been. I only wish you had been there for the rest of the wedding.
We deliberated pretty much every decision about our wedding and looked at countless options for most things, you were absolutely the best choice we made for our wedding and I am so grateful. A massive, heartfelt thank you to you for giving us such an enormously precious day and the happiest of memories.
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