I have now been to two civil wedding ceremonies…
The first was let me say, lacking something! (having only been to church weddings, Mendelssohn, hymns choirs bells etc, all the romantic trimmings.)
So yesterday’s civil ceremony was a little on the odd side as actually I thought it was really good.
The vows were honest and loving, and the whole thing was somehow reverent.
Still there was something missing, something to do with the ceremony having a bit of a bite to it, you know, the sort of thing at which you ‘clench’. (see Coupling (BBC TV series))
But perhaps that is the old romantic seeing that the lifelong commitment of two people should be in the sight of something far more immovable than the law.