Rod and Martin’s Magnificent Mykonos Wedding.

I am a professionally trained celebrant and member of the UK Society of Celebrants and an Associate Member of the Executive Guild of Toastmasters & Towncriers.

 

I conduct wedding ceremonies across the UK and occasionally abroad, working from my base in the East Midlands. Do contact me to find out more about how I can help you as you plan your special day.

 

I have often spoken with people who were frustrated by what seemed to be on offer in relation to ceremonies for this most special time of their lives. Some found that they were restricted in reflecting their own beliefs and ideals by those of the people conducting the ceremonies.

 

I relish tailoring your ceremony to fit exactly what you want – making it unique, meaningful and personal for you. Your Day, Your Way!

For more information,

 

Telephone - 07799 036209

                      01636 650402

 

Visit - www.rubyceremonies.co.uk

 

email - ruby.beech@uksoc.com

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G Wedding Directory would like to thank Rod & Martin for allowing us to publish their story.

 

Many thanks,

Andrew & John. 

From the delivery of the invitations – a pair of flip flops with the invitation printed on – we wanted people to get into the spirit of a relaxed, fun and glamorous wedding on a Greek island. We chose Mykonos as the place where we met, 20 years ago. It’s an island we love and have returned to many times and we wanted our family and friends to be able to experience this special and magical place.

 

21st June was the big day – guests were transported to the north west corner of the island at Agios Sostis and the Mykonos Star hotel. We had the ceremony on their terrace looking out over the deep blue Aegean sea as the sun set behind us.

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We had a traditional Irish hand-fasting ceremony (‘tying the knot’), poems from family and friends and the signing of a book which later became the place for everyone to add their messages. There was the opportunity for all of our guests to join in a response to support us in our marriage by saying together “We will”.  We finished with a light hearted version of ‘1 Corinthians 13’ with lines from popular songs mashed in – which went down a storm. Then we walked back down the aisle to the opening bars of the Wedding March mixed into ‘Finally (it’s happening to me)’ from Cece Peniston.

 

After a champagne and canapé reception with the beautiful sounds of Jazz Sax from Giuseppe Fabris our guests were transported to the main reception at Liasti Beach Restaurant at Lia Beach, where they were served with sunset cocktails on the sand as we arrived by speed boat. Following the banquet, accompanied by traditional Greek folk musicians, and late night speeches were fireworks and dancing till dawn after which the guests still not too tired were transported by bus to drink champagne as the sun rose the next day at Cavo Paradiso.

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We wanted the ceremony to demonstrate our heartfelt commitment whilst not being stuffy or over formal – a mixture of traditional and light hearted, suitable for the outdoor summer venue and our thoroughly mixed bunch of guests. Our celebrant, Ruby, was wonderful, listening really carefully to what we wanted and helping us to come up with the perfect words and to choreograph our readings and vows. From the moment we began to talk to her, Ruby made everything such a pleasure and absolutely made our day for us. It’s vital to have someone you can get on with, who is happy to listen and adapt the ceremony to make it perfect  - and Ruby did just that.  

Looking back, the most special moment of the day was probably our arrival at the ceremony, the two of us together, seeing the celebrant and guests assembled overlooking the sea – all for us. Everyone looked so fantastic. Once they’d sat down and we walked down the hill towards them, the sun setting behind us with Kylie Minogue singing “Over the Rainbow” and there was such a cheer from everyone – the realisation of what we were about to do and that they had all made such an effort to be there to witness and share in it –  that completely filled us both up.

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