The coach booked. The choir Beaumaris bound. St Mary’s and Nicholas Church, to be precise. We are due to sing at the Wedding of Sara and Owain.
Our journey uneventful. We reach the church at 10:45. In plenty of time for the 12 noon wedding. As a matter of fact, another wedding, still in progress, is now running late.
Refreshments and greetings taken we return to the church. ‘Our wedding’ is now rescheduled for 12:15.
Then, after the ‘first’ wedding procession had left it was ‘all systems go’. Florists erecting flower stands. Heart shaped rose petals sculpted in the aisle.
Video crew selecting suitable places for their cameras. The choir setting up piano and speakers.
Our stage manager seeking the best choir position and formation. All parties trying not to impede each other in a confined space.
Everyone so tolerant. A lovely atmosphere of co-operation.
Furthermore, no real need to panic. Sara, in true bride fashion, was going to be late.
The choir well disciplined and professional.
Bridal Procession Arrives
As a result of a given signal, the choir started singing ‘[easyazon_link identifier=”B00JS24EZ8″ locale=”UK” tag=”denanddismalv-21″]The Rose[/easyazon_link]’.
Six bridesmaids enter in pairs at 30 second intervals. All dressed in stunning black dresses with white bouquets.
Then Sara and her father enter and arrive at their place on the last bar of the song. Such precision and timing.
Then, the Rev. Neil Fairlamb conducts a warm and engaging bi-lingual service.
Catrin Hardy, Olwen Green and John Hardy deliver the readings during the service.
The congregational hymns are the inspirational ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Calon Lân’.
Procession at Wedding of Sara and Owain
During the signing of the Register the choir sang ‘Y Cadwyn Cymreig’ (A Welsh Trilogy). Then the choir’s version of ‘[easyazon_link identifier=”B00JS24QE2″ locale=”UK” tag=”denanddismalv-21″]You Raise Me Up[/easyazon_link]’ with Peter Davies taking the solo lead.
Then, Sara and Owain led the wedding procession out of the church.
As the song ended several of the congregation turned around and gave a round of applause. That is much appreciated.
Consequently, the choristers went to the Liverpool Arms where a tasty buffet awaited them. That too is also much appreciated. Diolch yn fawr.
Finally, we thank Sara and Owain for the invitation to be part of their special day. We wish them every future happiness together.
Diolch i chi am y gwahoddiad. Gyda phob dymuniad da ar gyfer y dyfodol.