A Real Wedding Ceremony in Devon filled with happiness
What a wonderful Devon wedding ceremony this was. Filled to the brim with all the ingredients that make a celebrant led ceremony so memorable and different. Personal and romantic yet fun filled, full of laughter and good cheer but remaining very sincere and heartfelt.
I loved these two and was absolutely delighted to be part of their wonderful day. Theirs was a proper love story. They met as friends in their twenties and became soulmates from the outset. They lost touch only to find each other again. They were never were a couple but clearly to everyone around they were clearly meant to be together indeed even when they were not actually a couple they were often mistaken to be. Lorna’s boys adored Danny. He was part of the family.
And so their wedding day in June last year was not only a celebration of their marriage but also an opportunity for this family, who had experienced considerable heartbreak over the years to come together, and party for the first time for a while. And party they did! Personal and well written celebrant led ceremonies really work as the warm up to a jolly good party.
We were celebrating at the Barn at South Milton. A charming rustic wedding venue with panoramic views to the sea and countryside beyond. A perfect setting for Lorna and Danny who wanted a close knit community and festival vibe.his venue lends itself brilliantly to this. They wanted all their friends to be able to stay the whole weekend. Some brought their own tents others made use of the beautiful bell tents all set up and ready for them.
Lorna with the help from friends and family had been working tirelessly for days to get everything ready. She is hugely creative with a positivity that is infectious. All her hard work paid she most certainly put her stamp on the venue. It looked magnificent.
The sky was bright blue (never has my dress matched so perfectly!). There was barely a cloud to be seen. The sun shone. The stage was set for a fabulous day. The ceremony was outside with the sea as the most glorious natural backdrop.
With a carefully handpicked playlist reflecting Danny’s love of music and general joie de vivre there was a party atmosphere before beautiful Lorna even arrived. Guests were more or less dancing in their chairs.
Danny, forever in shorts, dazzled in a Donegal Khaki green suit. He was feeling the heat a bit not only from the blazing sunshine but also some jangling nerves. There was a heap of emotion hidden behind those Raybans whilst awaiting the arrival of his bride. This huge day was finally going to happen something that they had dreamed and planned for a long time. And boy when Lorna arrived she really didn’t disappoint. Without doubt my coolest bride of 2019 Lorna stunned us all resplendent in gold doc martens and a goth inspired wedding dress which she designed and made herself.
Proudly escorted to the ceremony by her eldest son. The smile on Lorna’s face spoke louder than any words I could utter. And when Danny saw that smile it was the most beautiful thing because quietly he knew he was the reason behind it. They share pure love, laughter, respect and happiness.
During the signing of the wedding ceremony certificate Danny and Lorna had chosen ‘At Last’ by Etta James. What an amazingly appropriate song. It heralded nearly the end of a heartfelt, fun and truly memorable day for me. Meeting and working with couples like Lorna and Danny is why I love this job.
The lovely Will from Will Dolphin Photography was the photographer and captured the brilliance of it all perfectly. I’m still marvelling at the blue of the sky. He kindly shared some of the images with me.
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