Wedding inspiration: How to make your wedding ceremony personal.
I LOVE A BEAUTIFUL, PERSONAL AND EMOTIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY...
Its literally my favourite part of the day and I have shed a fair few tears myself at my wonderful couples saying I do their way.
All ceremonies are a magical thing with two people declaring their love for one another and committing their lives together. But the ones I particularly love are when people get really personal either by having a Humanist ceremony or having a loved one as a officiant.
Yes you have to go and do the official bit on a different day but thats just paperwork. But then having the opportunity to totally tailor your commitment to one another in front of all the people you love the most is just awesome.
The other bonus is you can have the ceremony anywhere you bloody well want. Like Candace and Ian who wanted to say their vows in the gorgeous back garden of some family friends. They created something magical (Harry Potter wand and all) and personal to them by organising their wedding this way. You can view their wedding by clicking the button below:
With a Humanist ceremony your celebrant will discuss in detail exactly what you want to be said. They will tell the story of your journey together. When meeting with your celebrant you will have the opportunity to share ideas and draw on their experience. They will write a script for the ceremony completely unique to you both and they will take on board your feedback and any changes. You honestly can't get more personal.
And from a wedding photographer's perspective Humanist ceremonies offer so much more to photograph. You have more emotion and sentiment that comes across directly through the images. They are usually far more relaxed so we get more freedom to move (without intrusion of course) and they are nearly always in totally unique and beautiful locations. An absolute feast for creativity!
So if you are the couple who wants their wedding ceremony to be a truly beautiful and emotional experience I would highly recommend you check out the British Humanist Association
Happy Friday everyone! Have a fantastic weekend.