As a celebrant, my real focus of the day is the ceremony and the words and feelings within it, so I feel that really fits with my ‘less stuff, more meaning’ philosophy. The actual moments and emotions that are created during your wedding ceremony are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ – they are moments that you will never re-live, and it’s so important to centre yourselves, breathe, and really be present. I think once you have perspective about the emotional importance of the ceremony, the other services and vendors you engage should also be on board with that philosophy; that all the other elements that go into the aesthetics of a wedding – the styling, the florals, the venue, photography – are there to support the feelings and emotions of the ceremony. Beth Stevenson, from I Heart Ceremonies.
How do you give back through your business?
I believe that all people have the right to choose what they want for themselves and work hard towards a goal that leads to a better quality of life.So I pledges to make a Kiva loan of $25 for every wedding shoot undertaken. Kiva is an international nonprofit which provides micro loans to underserved communities, helping them to create opportunity for themselves and their communities. Rachel from My Kindred.
Thank-you to all the vendors involved:
Make up; goodbeauty.co
Dress designer; wolffandbonebridal.com
Model (Bride); @lydixwilliams
Model (Groom); @nathanhoweofficial