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Cherish-Ceremonies shared Warwick House's photo.  These lovely photographs from Warwick House in Southam show how different colours can really change the look and feel of a wedding.    I love the Cherish 'hot pink' of the outdoor wedding!       What colour theme is your wedding?   

But I especially wanted to point out the tangerine chairs on the bottom left.    Not for the colour (though that is lovely too!), but the LAYOUT.    You don't have to have straight rows, like in a registry office, or even in church.   Why not experiment?   Circular, spiral, curved, even 'Parliamentary' style -   all can make your guests feel so much more part of your day - and no-one is miles away in the back row!   Ooops!  Mind your manners, Judy!    I haven't said 'Thank You' for some time, have I?  So a big 'THANK YOU' and a Cherish hug to new likes on the page:   Dana, Amanda, Ellen, Daniel, Sarah Louise, Michelle, Heather, Racheal, Paul, Sally, Russ, Pete, Michaela and Lisa...        Also, a big welcome to lovely Jackie of Stella & Dot jewellery and gorgeousness, to new celebrant Mairead who first contacted me when she read an article about me in 'Woman & Home', to Knuston Lodge Farm, a fabulous venue in my region, and the Mileage Award for the long distance like that has come winging in from Australia, where Elaine Searle is a lovely, well-respected, and very experienced Celebrant.   Off to a Cherish Wedding Celebration Ceremony in Nottingham today for Helen and Dean.   They are saying their vows and exchanging wedding rings on the lovely farm where they live.   There are surprises written into the ceremony, and I know it is going to be a lovely relaxed joyful occasion.   

A bonus is that I get to stay on afterwards with Russ (Mr Cherish!) as guests...     We first met Helen and her parents in France I don't recall how many years ago now...   must be a decade, I think!   

Some guests are travelling from France, where the Bride worked for some years, so it will be lovely to speak French again :)
  A long day today..    Congratulations to Mr and Mrs O'Brien!   And well done to Kayleigh's grandad who read 'A lovely Love Story' with such panache :)     Big thumbs up to little Alfie the Ring Bearer too!   Many new mums I chat to say they had no idea how fierce maternal love is.   Agatha Christie's words would seem to sum it up.    

If you are looking for a baby naming ceremony that is all about celebrating your baby, and acknowledging the promises to him or her  from family and god/guide parents, then why not get in touch?  I'd love to hear from you!    

Cherish-Ceremonies added 4 photos.  Cherish couples have a choice of symbolism to make their ceremony unique.   Handfasting Cords, a Sand Ceremony, a Rose Ceremony, Love Letters, a Unity Candle....  and so many more.     

And don't forget, I only use top quality suppliers for Cherish.   After all, doesn't your wedding day deserve the professional touch?

Do get in touch, either via FB, or through my website - let me help make your ceremony the one your guests talk about .... for all the right reasons!
  Up early,  with some final additions to tomorrow's ceremony ....    

But before then,  I'm packing the celebrant bag for Kayleigh and Jim's ceremony at the  Loyd Lindsay Rooms  - this is going to be such a pretty and joyful wedding - depending on the weather,  they may say their   Congratulations to Angie and Claire, the new Mrs and Mrs Rigby.   They looked amazing; there were tears at their ceremony:  Tears of laughter, tears of joy.   

Angie's sister read a poem she had written especially for the occasion.  Best man Charlie did a wonderful job, and bridesmaid Lottie looked so pretty.     

The Ceremony and Reception rooms at the Whately Hall Hotel were transformed by Dean's Chair Covers and stunning bright flowers from Claire Cooper.     

Pics of the brides to follow....   All FB bride photos embargoed for now :)
  The Celebrant Bag is packed and ready for a lovely wedding tomorrow in Banbury.    Some ace wedding suppliers:   Claire of Hibiscus Floral Design , Rosy from Cakes for All UK, Sophia of Dean's Chair Covers and Accessories and Scott and Phil from Photoma...     At the Ceremony, we have a stunning Unity Candle set(from Jackie of Candles 2 Cherish), the brides' children are participating,  there is the most wonderful reading which has been written and will be read by the author...     And the whole thing is about this couple's most wonderful journey to get to the   #WednesdayWeddingWords        A non-soppy reading about Love!

Sometimes, the love in a relationship is about the practical things.  For example, your husband may not be very demonstrative, or he may not buy you red roses, but he will show he loves you by checking your tyre pressures and oil levels before you go on a journey....   Or a girl may show her partner love by making up sandwiches for a long journey, or running a bath when (s)he has had a horrible day at work....      Love is not just about flowers and chocolates... (though they are nice too!)      How does your partner show they love you?

Atlas ~ U.A. Fanthorpe

There is a kind of love called maintenance
Which stores the WD40 and knows when to use it

Which checks the insurance, and doesn’t forget
The milkman; which remembers to plant bulbs;
Which answers letters; which knows the way
The money goes; which deals with dentists

And Road Fund Tax and meeting trains,
And postcards to the lonely; which upholds
The permanently rickety elaborate
Structures of living, which is Atlas.

And maintenance is the sensible side of love,
Which knows what time and weather are doing
To my brickwork; insulates my faulty wiring;
Laughs at my rotten jokes; remembers
My need for gloss and grouting; which keeps
My suspect edifice upright in air,
As Atlas did the sky.   I had a lovely thank you come in today from Suki and Andrew, who got married in Windsor. ...   I think the 'funny' reference was to my brave try at speaking Chinese to welcome the guests from Hong Knong!  :)

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