Wedding season is taking off!
It’s that time of year again… I’m working on a number of ceremonies for Summer and Autumn, which are going to be fabulous! Each one unique, and reflecting the personalities and wishes of the couple. Having said that, my first wedding of 2019 was in February, but the setting couldn’t have been more perfect… a large country house, with stunning views over the sea, a wonderful atmosphere, and a warm, candle lit hall.
However, I haven’t been short of things to do in the colder months, as I have conducted a number of funerals/celebrations of life. Again, each one has been bespoke, in line with the wishes of the family and friends of the person who died, and reflecting who their family member and friend was as a person. I cannot resolve their grief, but I can make a difficult time more easy, and a fitting celebration of the life of their loved one. Although, as you would understand, the atmosphere of a funeral/celebration of life is very different from a wedding or naming (where I always have a huge grin on my face when I announce the couple’s marriage, or the child’s naming), I do find it rewarding, in terms of providing the best and most compassionate service for those involved, and respectfully and positively honouring the person who has died. What I do is a joy and a privilege.