A Wedding Day to Fall In Love With
Such a busy wedding season 2023 has been for Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals & Events, and its not over yet. As things slow down a bit though, we catch up reflecting on our celebrant weddings.....
The beautiful late April wedding of Megan and Ethan was definitely one to remember. Megan who has a Skih and Hindu background and is an archaeologist and Ethan a police officer from Essex choose the stunning Woodford Farm Weddings Venue in Somerset which is closeby to family members.
The all important wedding ceremony was written and conducted by me (Amanda-Louise Knight) after the couple found me on google and our planning meetings took place via zoom., so I could get to know them and write a service just for them. No wonder Celebrant weddings are so popular these days! - see below what indian rituals we incorporated into their wedding service.......
Ethan got ready separately, leaving Megan and her wedding crew to get ready and celebrate with glasses of bubbly....
The whole day was filled with celebration and happy tears! The couple's signature style was unique, wanting a non religious wedding ceremony with Sikh and Hindu elements weaved in the service as Megan is half Indian and her grandparents were Sikh. Their hexagon shaped wedding arch with dried flowers of bouquets and decor blended in well with the landscape on the island where the ceremony took place.
Then it was time for Megan's mother Wendy to read a poem entitled 'Marriage Advice' from 1886 by Jane Wells (when I work with couples I give them a link to my blog with over 200 poems and readings to give them some ideas!)
We then went onto exchanging rings....
Using a Celebrant means there are no restrictions, so the couple choose to exchange jaimalas (aka varmalas). This is a Hindu tradition whereby the couple put floral garlands around each other’s necks, the bride traditionally putting it on the groom first. The jaimala is a token of acceptance. According to research, it’s something that’s been practiced for over 2000 years! See below how it went.....
Then onto the moment where I make sure I move out of the way as we finish our service with the english tradition of a kiss....
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The love of this couple was a pleasure to capture in my writing of their ceremony, they were very romantic and certainly have a loving family. They all had a shared love of a good time.
What Megan & Ethan Said About Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight
Amanda-Louise was our celebrant for our wedding. Honestly the whole process was incredible and she made it so easy forus. She’s so professional, lovely, helpful and knows exactly what she’s doing.She really made the whole day extra special, her ceremony words were beautiful ❤️ The words she wrote for our vows were pretty much perfect.Amanda-Louise offers such a wide range of services, so if you’re getting married soon, definitely hire her!!
They sent a further thank you note which read:-
To Amanda-Louise, just another big thank you for being our celebrant. Your words were amazing and really made the day extra special for us. We'll be sure to recommend you to everyone. We wish we could have another wedding so we could book you again!
Thank you for choosing my celebrant services from the bottom of my heart, wishing the happy couple the most wonderful life together, love amanda-louise x
Shout Out to the Wedding Professionals
Wedding Celebrant - Amanda-Louise Knight
Venue - Woodland Farm Weddings, Somerset
Photographer - Lamb Photography