The Minister for this church spoke of the joy of this Christian wedding and the couple's desire to continue with their youth work. While the register was signed, we listened to favourite music and watched an amusing collection of the bride and groom's photographs. The Curate was involved and many of the young people joined him at the front to pray for the two of them . Yes - The Curate is still waiting to officiate at his first wedding in his own parish and so long distances were travelled to get some wedding experience...and then it was in a Baptist Church!
He was very pleased to be involved with this wedding.
There were cupcakes and tea for everyone while the photos were taken. Then the bride and groom left for the reception in a suitable vehicle.
The reception was lovely.The Curate and I always enjoy a Ceilidh and we danced until we were exhausted and until the newly married couple left for their secret destination. Ceilidhs are great for including everyone- young and old a like. There was a lot of laughter. It was lovely meeting friends and family and to be included in such a happy occasion.
What they didn't see was the confetti being recycled!
....or the The Baptist Minister hoovering the church to get it ready for Sunday services. Church ministers have to be very versatile people these days!
Weddings are such joyful occasions and this one, with its modern service, was particularly delightful.