Real Wedding; Connie and Pam
Connie and Pam are a vibrant and outgoing couple with hundreds of friends and a wonderful family and the life they have created together is a joy to be a part of.
They chose to have their ‘Wedstock’ at a great glamping venue, Jubilee Camping, in the rural village of Damerham, Hampshire. It was July 2018 and the hottest day of the year. (I had to take refuge inside the refrigerated catering van before the ceremony!)
As people gathered and headed towards the shade the excitement grew and it was clear that everyone was up for a weekend of fun and laughs. The brides arrived in style and in convoy before coming down the aisle together to Etta James’ classic track, ‘At Last’.
The ceremony was a true celebration of their love. Tom, Josie and Chantelle gave their readings, brilliantly delivered and full of love for an amazing couple.
Connie and Pam chose to include a handfasting ceremony within their wedding, which was a beautiful moment.
Then came the personalised vows, which they spoke with so much tenderness;
"I promise to love you, care for you, honour you and respect you for as long as I live. I vow to cherish you, for all that you are and will become, taking pride in who we are, both separately and together.
My commitment to you is absolute, there will be no other, for the rest of my life."
After the signing of the certificate and leaving together to Florence And The Machine with ‘You’ve Got The Love’, it was on to the party, full festival vibes surrounded by their best friends and dear family. This was one authentic and soulful wedding!
Destiny is a mysterious thing.
No matter what you do or where you go, you cannot avoid it.
And, no matter how hard you try, even putting forth your greatest effort, you can’t force it to happen before it's time.
This occasion we witness today is the destiny of two souls.
There is not a force in the universe that could have kept you apart, and there is nothing they could have done to come together sooner.
Each of you had to live your lives , lives that were stepping stones that have led to this moment in time, this uniting of hearts and minds that shall be forever more.
This occasion we celebrate today is destiny of two souls.
Yes, destiny is a marvellous and mysterious thing.
©Ellie Lomas 2019
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Ellie is a professional Funeral, Wedding and Naming Celebrant based in Dorset.