I know I’ve been quiet for a while now, but as lockdown eases, we’re all starting to lift our heads up and look towards the light – including wedding couples. And I’m delighted to say I’m back to full throttle with my celebrancy and my phone has been ringing and pinging with wedding enquiries.
August Wedding Ceremonies
I’m even more delighted that two of those enquiries turned into bookings. Both the wedding bookings are for August. One is for this coming August, 2021 – and the other is for August 2023! I think I can safely say that no lockdowns will affect that wedding.
With August just around the corner, plans are well under way for my first wedding. It’s an outdoor wedding, happening in the couple’s back garden at their house in rural Waterford. And it’ll be an intimate gathering of twenty-five people. A few weeks ago, I sat down with the couple in their garden and we chatted about the kind of ceremony they wanted. They also showed me the parts of the garden they were thinking about using for the ceremony.
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Shape of August 2021 Wedding Ceremony
I had a great time finding out about their relationship and how it grew and developed. And I watched their faces light up as I talked about the kinds of rituals they could have. They were particularly tickled by the tradition behind a Celtic handfasting, that a marriage could be reviewed every few years and the couple could then decide whether to continue it.
I’ve sent a ceremony script to the couple that, telling them what I will say when I’m delivering their ceremony. They’re very happy with it, and it’s great to know I’m on the right track. In the coming weeks, we’ll tweak the script when they choose music and readings, and I’ll work out the logistics of delivering an outdoor wedding ceremony, which is new to me. I’ll also be hiring a microphone and speaker, to be sure that everyone can hear me on the day.
August 2023 Wedding Ceremony
The August 2023 wedding is a long way off, but it’s never too early to plan. I’ve chatted to the bride on Zoom and she’s already really excited about their wedding. It’ll be another small wedding in the Rhu Glenn Hotel, just outside Waterford. And it’s already shaping up to be a ceremony full of laughter and colour, with lots of family rituals that will include their children.
Would you like to plan a wedding ceremony in August, or any other month? Then give me a call or a WhatsApp on 0876959799. I’m tragically glued to my phone so I’ll reply to you straight away.