Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Castle Wedding--Part 2

Firstly, apologies for the quality of the photos in Part 1. My camera is not well and some photos suffer from the Gray Line disease. Most frustrating. But there will be photos from the professional photographer that I will be able to show soon. Hopefully a brand new and better camera is in my near future!

Kim of the blog A Wiccan Life, asked a question in her comment as to whether the wedding ceremony was a true handfasting since we had a pagan officiant. Mary Hudson, the pagan chaplain at Syracuse University, worked with the wedding couple to create a ceremony that blended elements of a pagan handfasting with those from a traditional mainstream ceremony. The handfasting part did include the tying of 6 ribbons around the couples hands, binding them. Each ribbon represented a commitment, each to the other. Mary explained that this old Celtic tradition is the source of the expression, "tying the knot".

Now, onto some more photos!

Just minutes before the walk down the aisle
First Dance (Dancing to a song by Blackmore's Knight)
The wedding couple at their table
Father Daughter Dance (dancing to "I'll Remember")
Parents of the Bride
Planter from the Wedding Garden
Hanging Cone from the Wedding Garden
At breakfast the next day, happy couple displaying their wedding bands


Spiritartartist said...

Lovely, just picture perfect! :-D

Anonymous said...

I like that tradition of tying the ribbons around the couples hands! A symbolism that would go perfect for any religion I think!

I´m glad You got fine weather, an outdoor wedding is so much nicer to be honest!

Have a great day!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Happy, happy pictures...thanks for sharing your beautiful self and your beautiful family on a glorius day. How proud you must be. Doing so much yourselves to make the day special and of the pure beauty of the day. Congratulations to all. Linda

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Handfasting is such a beautiful ritual of commitment. Everyone looks wonderful in the photos!

Maggie said...

I just love these photos!! What a great reason to have a garden! I'm so excited!!!

Jeanne said...

Your daughter was gorgeous in her wedding dress! :0) And the last photo of the bride and groom at breakfast says more than words ever could!
I'm so glad the rain held off until after the bid weekend.

Kim said...

What breath-taking pics! As you already know, my hubby and I also had an outdoor wedding (Ren Handfasting) and they are simply the best.

Thank you so much for posting these beautiful photos!

~ Kim

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, thanks so much for sharing these photos! Amazing! You looked so beautiful!!! I love the picture of you and your hubby! And, I love the picture of the happy couple at breakfast! Oh, I love all the pictures! And, your daughter is so adorable!!!

Jessie said...

Oh I don't think there can ever be too many photos! Your lovely pictures show a wonderful day to remember! Many congratulations to you all. :)xx

Anonymous said...

They look so perfectly happy, so sweet.
It is so nice to "meet" you. You and your husband look great.
I love the garden. It is so very beautiful.
Have a magical day.

Kallan said...

Gorgeous! All of you! Hugs and thanks so much for sharing with us!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Ahhh my dear, so wonderful and magical. I loved "paging" back through the entries and seeing what you've created. LOVE it all-especially love the Wedding Garden. Pure genius.

Sending a hug from the fogbound coast of Maine,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Mina said...

These photos are amazing! Your daughter is so beautiful, your husband simply dashing in his uniform and you are so lovely.

I love the sound of the ceremony. Sending a huge congratulations to all of you!

oldgreymare said...

What a wonderful day for all of you. Now rest up, and figure out what to do next - another life change..

the empty nester :D

SharleneT said...

It's only a temporary empty nest -- there'll be all kinds of return activities and little wiccans in the next few years. You did such a beautiful job and made one bride very, very, happy. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful day with us.