They can be buried, or ignored or walked away from, but never broken.
If you’ve deeply resonated with another person or place, the connection remains despite any distance, time, situation, lack of presence, or circumstance.
If you’re doubtful then just try it – go and revisit a person or place and see if there’s any sense at all of the space between now and then.
If it was truly real, you’ll be instantly swept back into the moment it was before it left –during the same year and place with the same wonder and hope, comfort and heartbeat.
Real connections live on forever.
– Victoria Erickson
As a celebrant the most important aspect of our work is to connect.
Connect with the couple.
Connect with their guests.
When I work with couples to help create content for their ceremony, I ask them questions regarding:
What makes them tick?
What’s important to them?
How it works?
Find out more about their personalities.
Their family structure.
And many more conversations are had around telling their story in their way. We then craft a ceremony together with care and consideration, that meets their desired outcome for their day. Below is one example of a connection with a couple I recently worked with…
Introducing the Popes…
The Popes designed thier day as a celebration; they had 80 of their family meet them at Sawadee for an early dinner celebration, followed by a ceremony and reception at Hopetoun Alpha, with 170 guests.
The brief was to imbue fun, love, laughter and their personalities into the day, and encourage
crowd participation and activity into their night. They have two delightful twins and also wanted them to be incorporated within the ceremony. The ceremony from start to finish reflected what they were trying to accomplish. They entered to rapturous applause, the crowd offering further
support with a Mexican wave.
We told their story; we talked about how Perry (a fictional tv character), from Scrubs, viewed relationships; they had five of their nearest and dearest from the crowd, who had been married for various lengths of time, speak about their own reflection on marriage and their wishes for them both in their life ahead. The twins presented the rings and then the couple shared their heartfelt vows. A friend popped a magnum of champagne but before we toasted Sarah and Evan, we heard some words from the twins on love, we then introduced them as Mr and Mrs Pope – Sarah was able to finally be initiated into the Pope family with the infamous Pope family handshake.
There were many impromptu moments during the ceremony, and kids being kids, we were all in fits of laughter when the three year old asked, “Nana do you like farts?”.
The connection was real, the ceremony was relaxed – a celebration in keeping with what Sarah and Evan wanted for their night. It was a blast!