Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away… roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from your branches you find that you are one tree and not two.
[an extract from Captain Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières]
Sometimes it’s the things that don’t go to plan that make a celebration even more enjoyable and poignant… a delayed pianist only added to the camaraderie among friends and family at David and Jane’s Wedding Ceremony in May on the stunning coast of Dumfries & Galloway. Singing their hearts out to the beautiful hymn (and Rugby Union World Cup anthem), ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’, with Auntie Dot improvising on the piano was a fabulous way to begin a perfect day of friendship, love, gratitude and laughter.
In glorious sunshine overlooking take-your-breath-away sea views, David and Jane made their promises to each other by exchanging rings and then sealing their vows with a beautiful Handfasting Ceremony. A union bringing together not only two of the most super kind and easy going people you will ever meet but also two countries – South Africa and Scotland.
The ceremony was a sweet mix of hymns, readings and a thoughtful blessing from David’s Uncle Pete, a South African Pastor.
Massive congratulations, Jane and David. It was such a pleasure to be your celebrant and meet all your excellent friends and family. Thank you!