This is one of my favourite wedding ceremonies so far.
It’s 9.30am and I’m barefoot on the cold sea sand at Shelly beach. Although it’s 10 degrees, the sun is warm on my face. The groom and his two friends have just had a swim in the ocean and are getting dressed by a boat at the water’s edge.
When the 6 of us are present we gather together close in a semi circle. My couple choose to face the ocean and for me to face them, so I’m standing with my feet in the water. I feel so alive. And then it begins. We standing with eyes closed while the most beautiful instrumental music, which has been written by the groom, plays through my UE Boom. It’s loud enough for us to get lost in, while still being able to hear the birds.
My couple are also meditators, so during the ceremony it feels as though there’s even more space for silence, for stillness, pauses, for really being present and being in the sacredness of each moment. There’s no hurry. There’s room for laughter, for tears, for words which long to express the depth of love.
Thanks to this lovely couple for letting me walk with them during this sacred time in their lives.
Feeling grateful to be doing what I do.
Author: Meggan Brummer
Meggan is a full-time, authorised Marriage Celebrant based in Sydney, Australia.
Her work as a celebrant is supported by her background in writing, theatre, and singing.