Wedding Supplier Couple's Wedding Day Story
This wedding was unique and so much fun from start to finish! It was such a dreamy day filled with love and baby news surrounded by family and friends. I felt so honoured to have been choosen by this couple to be their Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies that day. Read their story...
The Wedding Couple
I originally met this couple as they too are wedding suppliers, and we instantly clicked. Mollie owns a catering business and Matt along with Mollie and the family own Quantocks Marquee Company. So what an honour it was having been picked as their chosen Celebrant from a couple working in the wedding industry! We had attended a wedding fair together, and had laughed so much, discussing some great ideas and I learned alot about their personalities and how important family life is to them both. We spent time together discovering their love story and ways in which I could retell their stories. What I can recall is alot of laughter during those meetings, Matt definitely has a wicked sense of humour and Mollie likes to make the big decisions.
They met during college days, Matt at Agricultural College and they both were part of the young farmers social clubs, where they loved performing and putting on shows - I loved watching their videos of their balloom and latin dancing!
Matt had planned to pop the question whilst they were on holiday in Tenerife on the beach, but Mollie had taken so long to get ready it was dark before they got there! Still who needs light?
Wedding Planning Inspiration
Mollie and Matt wanted a fun day of celebrations. As they are such big personalities, this was guaranteed! The day was to be filled with colour, love and fun times. Whilst they wanted the country vibe, they were able to capture the stunning views from the waters at Lake Windermere.
Matt had wanted some elements of religion weaved into their ceremony, so we opted to have short prayer that I read blessing the couple after they exchanged rings.
The Wedding Rehearsal
Rehearsals dont have to take place in the actual wedding venue, so we opted to hold this at the family home back garden, accompanied by their dogs and sheep! We didnt stop laughing the whole time, which eased the nerves ready for the big day.
The Wedding Destination
Whilst they had planned to have a wedding in Somerset, and the family had purchased the professional marquees, Mollie had seen a stunning hotel in Lake Windermere, so all the Somerset suppliers simply drove the distance. That was the start of the planning journey of Broad Oaks Country House Hotel.
What The Wedding Party Wore
The Wedding Day
The weather was unsettled that day, but last minute decision meant we were to have the ceremony outside in the gardens.
Groosman Ben was on hand to walk guests to their seats, then Bestman Anthony with Groom Mat waited at the altar with myself waiting for Bride Mollie to arrive escorted by her father
The wedding was live streamed so that their grandparents could watch in the comfort of their own home as they were unable to make the journey. Videographer and Photographer expertly captured the moments
The Wedding Ceremony
During our planning meetings, the couple liked the idea of handfasting but wanted it in a modern way, so we incorporated handtying after the couple had exchanged their rings.
We had words about what makes a good marriage, retold their love story and the expectation of the tiny patter of footsteps arrival - lucky not on the wedding day! The couple said personal vows to each other, and exchanged rings before signing their certificate.
Ed Sheeran 'Tenerife Sea' played as the maid of honour and bridesmaids followed by the bride walked up the aisle accompanied by her father.
Steve Wonder 'Signed Sealed and Delivered played whilst Mollie and Mat sat quietly for few moments under the gazebo signing their certificate. The exit music played as the guests threw heaps of confetti over them before following the couple out to have their professional photos taken on another lawn area
Mollie's brother Jack read 'Marriage is Madness'
Wedding Ritual : Handfasting
The guests were in awe as we incorporated handtying into the ceremony, this ritual originating from the phrase 'tying of the knot'. The couple choose colours that were meaningful to them, including baby pink representing the baby Mollie was carrying which was quite a surprise to some of their guests - even more so when they thought I was hinting at the baby's gender, then we teased them with using the blue colour too!
I asked the couple to join hands, then both mothers, Alison and Sarah, came up and draped ribbons over their hands representing each family and welcoming them into their families. The ribbon colours were chosen from each family's coat of arms.
Then I draped yellow ribbon to represent the couple's fun personality followed by the pink and blue ribbons representing their baby due soon, and their future babies.I then tied them together binding them once for the past, two for the present and third time for their future. They kept their tied ribbons as a keepsake of their wedding.
Wedding Ritual : Jumping the Broom
This ritual is a celtic tradition of sweeping away the past then the couple jumping over it to represent jumping into new adventures together. We included this at the end of our wedding service, and my hand carved besom ceremonial broom was used.
Signing Wedding Ceremonial Certificate
The couple then went to the lake to get some intimate photos captured
leaving the bridesmaids up for a laugh!
Mollie and Matt's dogs were part of the wedding ceremony
Throwing of the Bouquet
After the ceremony and photos, the wedding breakfast was held in the conservatory of a sit down 3 course meal, and I provided the Master of Ceremonies duties introducing the speeches
Baby Gender Reveal
The First Dance
What Did the Couple Say About Using Amanda-Louise Knight's Celebrant Services?
Bride Mollie wrote:
'Amanda was the perfect celebrant. She managed to write our ceremony after just couple conversations & a questionnaire . She accommodated all our requests & guided us when we were unsure. We felt she captured our story, our personalities & our love of each other perfectly with lots light hearted humour and just enough romance for us.On the day Amanda was warm & helpful She made us both feel comfortable and she fitted in as part of the family.'
Great Working Alongside Wedding Suppliers
Flowers - Rosemary Flowers
Band - Run for Cover
Videographer - Clear Image Productions
Photographer - Xanthe Rowland
Venue - Broakoaks Country House
Celebrant- Amanda-Louise Knight
Congratulations Baby Mollie and Matt Has Arrived!
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