Our couple, Ash and Sherri chose Smirk Heritage Cottage, in Beacham Road, Medina for their recent nuptials. And what a cute little place for an intimate and pleasant outdoor wedding ceremony. It is an old heritage precinct, made up of an old stone house, probably built, circa 1920’s and wash house, a cafe and small function room and other outbuildings. Fully laid out with furniture and knick knacks of the period, even an old washing machine, lovely old roses and English country garden plants. I have decided that every blog that I do, I will choose a hero or a heroine, aside from the Bride and Groom, of course, who demonstrate outstanding achievement on the day.So, the heroines for this wedding were, the venue itself, the weather, which was sunny and quite warm really, one of our couple’s readers, whose name was Mandy who read a delightful verse called, “I am Love”, ( see below, author unknown to me)
“Some say I can fly on the wind, yet I haven’t any wings. Some have found me floating on the open sea, yet I cannot swim. Some have felt my warmth on cold nights, yet I have no flame.And though you cannot see me, I lay between two lovers at the hearth of fireplaces. I am the twinkle in your child’s eyes. I am hidden in the lines of your mother’s face. I am your father’s shield as he guards your home.And yet… ….Some say I am stronger than steel, yet I am as fragile as a tear. Some have never searched for me, yet I am around them always. Some say I die with loss, yet I am endless.And though you cannot hear me, I dance on the laughter of children. I am woven into the whispers of passion. I am in the blessings of Grandmothers. I embrace the cries of newborn babies.And yet… Some say I am a flower, yet I am also the seed. Some have little faith in me, yet I will always believe in them. Some say I cannot cure the ill, yet I nourish the soul. And though you cannot touch me, I am the gentle hand of the kind.I am the fingertips that caress your cheek at night. I am the hug of a child. I am love”.
which she did an oustanding job of and also our Bride and Groom, who shared their vows, with genuine meaning, conviction and confidence, just made the day for me as a Celebrant. It was very much a family affair, with his, hers and their children present.