This wedding was very special because the husband had been severely injured in an accident the previous year, and the family nearly lost him completely. Since they had never had a "big" ceremony at the beginning of their relationship, they felt that it was a perfect time to do that reconnection and renewal of their vows. It was a very emotional and touching ceremony, and I was so honored to be there for them.
This ceremony was also unusual in that the couple wanted to work within the Celtic Druid tradition of the Three Realms. Since many of my ceremonies have a stronger bias toward working with the four directions or quarters, I ended up writing a significant portion of the ceremony, including a blessing of the Three Realms for their handfasting cord. It was a great experience to reach outside my normal paradigm to help them have the ceremony that they were dreaming of. Thanks and congratulations again, Dena and Dave!