Due to the weather we made a quick change and Frank Visser Photographer, and I, met at The Heritage Hotel in Cathedral Square to get Terry and Chris married.
Terry and Chris, and their beautiful daughters, came from New Castle in New South Wales to be married and take advantage of our marriage laws. Yes another wonderful couple choosing to get married with us in Christchurch.
I loved that Chris and Terry had chosen to personalise their ceremony and incorporate the ancient Celtic ritual of handfasting. As I shared with everyone present Handfasting is a declaration of the deepest intent where the couple clearly states that they are marrying of their own freewill. The promises made and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen and seal this union and will cross the years and lives of each soul's growth and journey.
It was somewhat challenging as we had not considered where they had their written vows stowed but it didn't matter. For the record - beautiful vows. They both shared they were meant for each other.
Very quickly, the ceremony was over and we retreated to the room to sign the marriage documents. Frank took awesome photos and Georgie and Molly were a photographer's dream. Loving having their photos taken and looking so beautiful - a great combination.
Congratulations Chris and Terry - partners for life.
May you have a long and happy life together and I look forward to helping you grow your business when you come to Christchurch. Check them out www.timelesstravel.com.au - Wedding Car Hire.
Photographer: Frank Visser Photography
Celebrant: Julie Lassen Celebrant
Cake: The Wedding Patissier
Flowers: Fleurs de Esther