24th July 2019

A fun humanist garden ceremony

What do you get when you watch a German marry a South African who invited all of their nearest & dearest and put a massive tipi in their front garden? A fun humanist garden ceremony – that’s what you get!!!

You may remember Russ & Sue from their beautiful sunset pre-shoot just after they chose me to be their Denbigh Wedding Photographer. We went on a beautiful mini hike around our gorgeous little hills and it was so much fun! They told me about some of things they had planned for their special day and I got a little bit excited to say the least!

On the day, I remember pulling up to park my car and I just knew it was going to be such a fun humanist garden ceremony!

There was so much excitement in the air and by the time their lovely friends & family arrived I already felt like I had known them forever. They’d told me about their celebrant Sophie but I honestly wasn’t prepared for the bundle of fun that greeted me with open arms and a big smile on her face; I instantly felt like I’d met a friend for life!

Sophie had prepared a beautiful & very personal ceremony for them which was full of joy, laughter & fun and got everybody involved. We kicked off proceedings with a fun game of Mr & Mrs followed by some speeches from one of their friends & Russ & Sue’s brothers. After mixing some sand from their favourite beach (I’m guessing this could well have been one on Anglesey?) we kissed, toasted and then threw some paper ribbon onto an umbrella and it was magical!! Absolutely loved this idea that Sue’s nieces brought to the party and keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be seeing it again at a humanist garden ceremony hopefully not in the too distant future!

After some delicious South African food from the Big 5 Catering, we snuck off for some quick portraits in the neighbour’s trees before enjoying the treats from the ice cream van. And then it was time for some serious dancing!! Loved watching Russ & Sue perform their little Foxtrott!

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