Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Elspeth and Cameron's Wedding at Carberry Tower

The magnificent Carberry Tower was swathed in rich autumnal colours on Elspeth and Cameron’s wedding day in early November. 

The couple, who are both passionate about nature and the outdoors, had their ceremony in the Ceilidh Hall overlooking the grounds with the autumnal styling of fruit, flowers and leaves creating a spectacular backdrop. 

Harp music complemented the tranquil atmosphere of the occasion.

For Elspeth and Cameron, marriage is about sharing life’s adventures with your best friend and building a home together. Knowing the person you love will always be with you for the rest of your lives; to laugh with you during the happy times and support you when times are hard. Marriage is the greatest form of commitment and a special bond only two people in love can share.

Sara and Louise shared a moving passage from ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ by Margery Williams:

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive.

But the Skin Horse only smiled.

"Someone made me Real," he said. "That was a great many years ago; but once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."

A big thank you to Elspeth and Cameron for sharing these stunning shots by Blue Sky Photography. Congratulations and best wishes for the future!

“Fiona, just want to say how lovely the ceremony was and it couldn't have gone better or been more appropriate and certainly was a reflection on who we are. We had a lot of complements from the guests who said it was one of the nicest ceremonies they had been to and it felt very personal. It was great to have you as part of our team!”