A MORMON WEDDING
The profession of a Wedding Planner is full of surprises: one of these is the wedding style that the bride and groom choose.
I recently served as personal assistant to an experienced wedding planner who contacted me to assist her to decorate and set up the wedding venue.
The wedding location was a typical English house with a beautiful share garden in south London and the wedding style was romantic botanical-rustic: leaves, flowers, soya candles and shrubs were the main decorations. The bridal bouquet was so Celtic!
Even the menu was purely vegetarian (Tagine, Couscous, Falafel, salad, Elderflower water, Rosè wine, fruit-juice). The wedding menu courses had the colours of the wedding flowers, so elegant!
The entire wedding reception (the ritual and the party) took place in the garden.
However, I had noticed that there was no reverend, no priest or no registrar to celebrate the marriage. The Event planner told me later that the newlyweds are Mormons and so all the ceremony was a Mormon Wedding!
The bride and groom kissed under a flowered wedding arch with family members around them. The Catering Staff placed coloured carpets on the ground during the ceremony and the gentle rustle of the wind moved the leaves creating a magical atmosphere!
A friend of the couple celebrated a very short ceremony, declaring the couple 'husband and wife' with an almost ironic speech. An aunt read some good religious passages dedicated to the spouses and each could contribute with comments about them. The bride's father made his speech, which was incredibly moving!
The groom read his speech with a perfect British humor, well appreciated by the wedding guests and the best man made sure the goblets were full before everyone toasted the bride and groom just before the dinner.
The moment of the wedding cake was fairy and comical at the same time: the wedding cake was quite small so the spouse' friends provided a lovely and delicious cheese cake (even some portions of the lunch had been provided by the guests)!
The garden was beautifully lit by candles, paper lanterns placed on the trees and the bride and groom made the cut of the cake and the toast among the guests. There was a strong sense of community and family. An intimate ceremony, less than 100 people but really stylish and unique.
To sum up!
- Family and guests: 60 people totally
- Wedding ceremony duration: 7 Hours approx (from 2 to 9 PM)
- Wedding panning cost approx.: 490£
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Mormon Wedding Tradition