A few ceremony highlights that made this a unique experience for all in attendance were a reading in honor of their first child, a chocolate tasting and prayer flag waving ceremony finale.
|Programs and custom Prayer Flags|
|Guests picked up their own prayer flag with modern blessing as they entered the ceremony space.|
|Ceremony space under the birch and prayer flag blessings.|
|Prayer flag inspired "guest book"|
Reading for Rilke, a poem was read and dedicated in honor of the much-anticipated arrival of their first child, a son, Rilke Everett Swain, who this summer just celebrated his first birthday. When the baby Rilke’s name was announced, Amity who was in her second trimester of pregnancy shares, that she suddenly felt the baby give a hard kick “as if to say, ‘That's me!’”
After exchanging vows and heirloom rings, (the bride wore Jesse’s grandmother’s wedding ring) the couple partook in a chocolate tasting ritual illustrating the traditional promise to love “for better or worse” inspired by Jesse’s passion for chocolate. I’ve written about their Chocolate Tasting Ritual here.
Perhaps the most significant moment came at the end of the ceremony at the Seven Steps into the Sunset finale, where guests were invited to wave their prayer flags (that had been printed with custom blessings for the couple as a family DIY project) as the couple took their first steps together into married life.
When I look back on the moments Emily Wren captured throughout the day, my heart swells seeing loved ones continuing to wave their blessing prayer flags to demonstrate their best wishes toward the couple. Congratulations Jesse + Amity!!!
Emily Wren Photography
The Manor at Prophecy Creek, Ambler PA