12 May Weddings With Wings
Last week I had the most amazing experience which left the guests awe struck.
Last Tuesday at Eden Gardens in Macquarie Park, Sydney the guests gathered in an intimate garden tucked away from the public eye. I delivered the ceremony words and stories created expressly to honour the couple and their love story.
I recited the classic nonsense poem ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ because in so many ways it represented the couple, their love of cats, their quirky outlooks, being married and what was to follow.
The ring ceremony started and when the best man was asked to present the rings what he actually presented was a glove which he placed on the grooms hand. Raising his gloved hand into the air and uttering the secret sound an owl then whooshed over the heads of the guests to deliver the rings to the groom.
Wow, have you ever heard anything more magnificent and unusual in regards to presenting the rings. Well I was there and it was fabulous!!!!
If anyone is interested in doing a similar exercise (in Sydney) give me a call and I will provide the contact. It didn’t come cheaply but the expense, I am sure, was worth the memories which will be implanted for a life time.
The following enchanting poem was written by Edward Lear, an English nonsense poet. Interestingly Lear was the 20th child of 21 children…..no wonder his world view was a unique and imaginative. He was born in 1812 and lived until 1888. This poem, although written so many years ago, has endured in the hearts of many ever since.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)
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