Video clips from previous weddings
I have been asked many times if I have a video or videos of weddings where I did the ceremony, and it’s always difficult as it’s a couples very special day. Who am I to walk in with a camera crew to video me at their wedding…! Also, when couples get videos made, the highlight videos they often share has me in it for a very short time, so that’s no use either. But a good friend Mike Ward of Busby Video came to my rescue and supplied me with some video of a wedding I solemnised, and the happy couple have given me permission to share it with other couples planning their big day.
Five Secret Things
Let’s start the ceremony off with a bit of fun and get the couples personality into their wedding ceremony. I ask them to send me emails telling me about each other, it’s kept a secret from one another till their wedding day. On the day I read out their emails for the couple and the family and friends to hear for the first time. It’s always special and goes down really well, especially with a couple who are up for a laugh.
Tying the Knot
Celtic Hand binding is very popular these days. It can be done a number of ways, mostly with two ribbons sometimes involving their children too, not only binding the couple together in the ceremony, but the whole family… In this video we can see the ceremony done with a single ” Alzheimer’s Association Scarf ” which held a very special meaning for the couple on their day…
Your Wedding Vows
Your wedding vows are the special words you say to each other on your wedding day to declare that you will be spending the rest of your lives together. Search online and see lots of ideas how you can word a very special declaration to your partner, or you can use a more generic repeat after me, where i say a bit and you repeat it till it’s completed. Every couple is unique and i can help you find the right ones for you on your day.
Your Personal Story
Your personal story, told by myself on your day. Where were you when you met? Who spoke to who first? how did you get dating and eventually engaged to be married? Everyone at your wedding will know you, so I want to dig deep with you to get things they didn’t know, so after the wedding they will all know you that little bit more.
Exchange Your Rings and Pronouncement
You have said your declaration of intent, you have recited your vows to each other, it’s now time to exchange your rings and make your final pledge to one another. The history of exchanging rings can be traced back to Egypt, Rome and Greece, where the rings were placed on the fourth finger of the left hand as it was believed that the vein of love ran through that finger.