Wedding promises to your children.
Allow me to give you a glimpse of the story of Shireen and Aaron who wed at the beautiful and elegant Spicers Clovely Estate. Their wedding was a very classy occasion.
However it was also clearly a family affair, including promises to the kids.
When I met Shireen and Aaron, it was evident that love for their kids was paramount. In fact the kids came with them to their wedding appointment with me; gorgeous kids, with a sweet attitude, and calm demeanour. They played on the veranda daybed while we arranged the wedding ceremony for Aaron and Shireen.
More than wedding vows
This wedding had to be about family as much as it was about two people. Their kids are darlings. It was clear how much love and care they have in their family surroundings. The family unit is the most important part of Aaron and Shireen’s lives. Part of the aim of this wedding was to unite the family in name as well as heart. Designing their wedding ceremony had to include the kids as a really important part of the day.
Of course they were part of the bridal party, as page boy and flower girl. They walked down the aisle hand in hand, dressed to perfection, and stole the show… at least from the photographers point of view. They stole our hearts.
Creating Wedding Vows
In the meeting we discussed the meaning and reasons behind wedding vows. Wedding vows are said from one partner to the other. These wedding vows are often humble and generous promises for future, for commitment and personal endeavour. They reflect an endeavour to strive for a positive outcome no matter what. In the case of Shireen and Aaron, it was clear there were other marriage promises in the air. Their promises to each other seemed to include an unspoken promise to their children.
Vows to children
The more we talked about it, the more it seemed appropriate to make this unspoken promise an outward and public promise. As a symbol of family unity and a commitment to the nurturing of these children, they chose to make a public wedding vow to their son and daughter.
Darlings, we just want you to know that we love you dearly.
Part of this ceremony today is a promise to you,
that we will always love you,
always care for you,
and always be willing to listen and be present for you.
Together we will go forward, united in same name as the “Amour” family.
A family story
Their wedding was truly sublime. A family affair from morning to night.