I often laugh with couples that I can get teary eyed during the speeches, but Becca and Duncan’s beautiful humanist ceremony was so moving that it had me sobbing throughout. I have never seen such an intensely unique, fun and emotional ceremony, which was tailored to be so personal by the awesome Humanist Celebrant Zena Birch. (If you are considering a more meaningful, personal experience than a Civil Ceremony then pleeeeease look Zena up, you will be so glad you did).
Becca and Duncan’s wedding was as individual as it was beautiful. The Bride wore a stunning gold sequin wedding dress with a gorgeous fur cape, perfect for the Autumnal weather. The Groom wore a deep blue three-piece tweed suit. All the flowers were homegrown specifically for the day. Becca and Duncan met before their ceremony in a private downstairs room whilst their guests enjoyed the gin cocktail bar upstairs as they arrived and when it was time, they walked together down the aisle to be married.
When Duncan’ father stood up to read a passage from the same worn out, disintegrating copy of The Lord Of The Rings that he had read to Duncan and his brothers as small boys – I just fell apart. For me it sums up the true magic of weddings that is not only about one special day or even the bond between you and your partner, but beyond that – the flow and ebb of your family histories that have brought you to this moment.
It was so moving to watch as the couple’s rings were passed in a bag amongst all of their guests before making their way to the front to bestow their best wishes and good fortune for their future lives together and really included everyone in the moment.
Becca and Duncan’s wedding was held at the fantastic Happenstance, just a stone’s throw from London’s infamous St Paul’s Cathedral, where we were lucky enough to grab some couples portraits before jumping on a special London bus to take their guests on a sightseeing tour of London. Afterwards, it was back to the Happenstance for a delicious meal, party games, golden animal figures place-names and risque balloon modelling before partying the night away.
Becca and Duncan, you made my heart burst!