Humanist Wedding Photography in Shropshire
The arrival of September brought with it some of my favourite weddings of the year. Holly and Rich’s humanist wedding combined a number of my favourite features of a wedding day. The venue was a field adjoining Holly’s parents’ house. There was a beautiful, personal humanist ceremony. The couple had taken a completely DIY approach to everything. There were fireworks, and Rich is a big heavy metal fan. The stars truly aligned!
As guests deposited their contributions to the cake table, they were also setting up their tents to the side of the house. Meanwhile, inside the wedding party were preparing hair and make-up, and making headwear. In the garage some friends were putting together the wedding cake and decorating it with flowers picked from the garden. In the camper van that had been his and Holly’s home for the last few months (as they travelled around Europe) Rich was writing his speech. He only emerged to give the freshly constructed ceremony stage a sweep.
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Soon it was time for the ceremony, and like all Humanist ceremonies it was carefully crafted and very personal. I (and the guests) always enjoy these ceremonies immensely. Hopefully one day they’ll get the same legal status in England that they have in Scotland. After a brief detour to the bottom of the field with the congregation in tow we all headed to the garden for drinks, etc. Then, it was time for food, speeches, cocktails and a bit of football.
As darkness fell there was a bonfire for a bit of warmth, before the dance floor opened and the shape-throwing commenced. Holly and her sister took to the decks (well, the iPad) for a short set. Then my night ended with a splendid fireworks display, courtesy of Holly’s dad of course.
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