Hi, I just wanted to write and say thanks again for our ceremony last weekend. Ellen and I spent the days after the wedding with my family on the Suffolk coast, and now that they're back in America we have some time to reflect on the wedding and write some thank yous. As I said on the day, we both thought the ceremony was utterly perfect, and your text was beautiful. To be honest, I've never been that impressed with the officiants at friends' weddings -- I haven't liked their writing, or I've thought their presentation was wooden or, worse, self-centred. You were really excellent. It was fun but solemn, poetic and authentic. You have a gift.
Thank you for your flexibility, for being on top of everything, for your attention to detail, for everything. People who told me the wedding would go by quickly were right, but people who told me not to ask too much of it were not; Ellen said to me earlier today that though nothing has really changed about our relationship, our wedding was transformational. It has given us a feeling of being rooted in a community, it has created new friendships, and it has given a new start to my relationship with my siblings. We both felt represented in everything that happened during the day, and everything we did and said felt authentic and meaningful. A lot of that is to do with your words and your poise. You made getting married a beautiful thing. I'm really grateful and we couldn't be happier.
All the best,
PS There was a couple at our wedding who are divided about whether to get married (she wants to, and he doesn't see the point). Ellen has bet me that our ceremony will change his mind, and that he'll propose by the end of the year. If he does, I'll let you know !!
Macs & Ellen