From the heart: Amanda and Shaun

Amanda and Shaun – Silver Tasse, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Having travelled the world together, Amanda and Shaun returned to their home county of Donegal to celebrate their marriage with family and friends.

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The wedding rings were warmed with love by everyone present and then placed in Amanda and Shaun’s hands. Each strand of the gold cold representing the facets of their life together, secured the rings within, and the ‘Hand Blessing’was read.

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The best wedding vows are those spoken straight from the heart.  Amanda and Shaun openly shared stories of their adventures and how it united them in a most unique way.

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Every tiny detail represented Amanda and Shaun and their wonderful life together!

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Thank you for delivering the most perfect ceremony on our wedding day! Without you it truly would not have been so special.  You are so very good at what you do and I would recommend you highly. Thank you so much and we will never forget the most perfect ceremony you delivered.

Amanda and Shaun

If you are planning your wedding ceremony and would like to have an informal chat, please feel free to ring +353 87 7813594.

I look forward to speaking with you!

The Hand Blessing

The Hand Blessing is not a blessing!!

It is a beautiful piece of prose that I use to slow down a ceremony and allow the couple a few precious moments to connect to each other, in an otherwise whirlwind day!

Preparing for a wedding can be super busy as there are so many elements to think about, and this can be overwhelming.  When a couple arrive at a ceremony, they are a combination of nervous and excited, and sometimes find it difficult settling in to the ceremony and then suddenly its all over!

As a wedding celebrant, I am responsible for slowing things down.  This gives the couple a chance to make memories in that moment.

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The Hand Blessing is a non religious piece of prose that works well with the ring vows, a hand fasting ceremony, or on it’s own.

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These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

 

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