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I have organised and ran lots of same-sex marriages over the past 20 years, and I have to say I am still friends with many of the couples.
There is something very unique about same-sex weddings, they seem to have a real edge, not only in choosing their gorgeous location, but weddings are full of beautiful decorations and really amazing touches.
Every ceremony is different, sometimes there is a candle-lighting ceremony that involves parents helping to signify the union and the blending of two souls.
The Oathing stone is an old Scottish traditional ceremony, where the bridal couple place their hands upon the stone while saying their vows.
Taken from the ancient Celtic custom of “setting an oath in stone” inclusion of the Oathing stone ceremony in the vows can be deeply moving.
This is an ancient Celtic ritual that dates back to the 7000 B.C. in ancient Ireland.
When two people chose to get married they were brought together to have a braided cord or ribbon tied around their hands in which the bridal couples hands are tied together to symbolise the binding of two lives.
This was mostly Wiccan or Pagan ceremonies, it has become more mainstream and has been very popular in both religious and secular vows and readings.
I have many wonderful stories to share with you, same sex weddings are so magical.
One piece of advice I can give you…
- Reserve the important parts of your day for those who love you and support you the most.
- Always remember! Don’t ask people to the wedding who are the slightest bit judgmental, take them out for lunch before the big day.
- Remember why you are doing this, you want to look around the room and feel amazing, confident and most of all very comfortable, especially on the most important day of your lives.
- Learn to communicate your deepest feelings
- Always embrace your sexuality as a special and sacred part of your life.
Everyone deserves to live the life they want to live, and even more importantly, love the person they want to love.