Handfasting Ceremony Photos Crabbs Barn
A first for us at Crabbs Barn, photographing Handfasting Ceremony Photos! Niki and Chris wanted their Pagan Handfasting Ceremony held outside, so our fingers were crossed for a fine day. Niki was getting ready at the Bridal Suite at Crabbs Barn but only wanted a few pictures when she was ready. This was good for us because as we were there in plenty of time we were able to meet with the Officiants for this Pagan Ceremony and watch the preparations, as well as photograph the details. It was a beautiful day, Chris was on hand to answer or questions and it was lovely to see it all come together. After taking a few pictures of Chris, looking very dapper, meeting with the Pentacle Drummers who looked splendid in their colourful clothes, Guests were arriving, so leaving Chris to greet them we went to meet with Niki. Niki looked amazing in her dress, with the detail on the dress so beautifully made. We took a few pictures of Niki just before the Pentacle Drummers joined us. All the Guests had arrived and stood around the circle for the arrival of Niki. Time for Niki to walk along the path to the front of Crabbs Barn. The Pentacle Drummers led the way, the noise of their drums was wonderful. Niki followed and after three laps of the circle Niki then joined Chris and they stepped into the circle,. The Officiants then performed the Ceremony. During the Ceremony, tying the knot after the binding of both pairs of hands of Niki and Chris happened, the exchange of rings followed. With all duties performed Niki and Chris then jumped over the broomstick together and exited the circle. Their Guests applauded and congratulated them as Niki and Chris greeted each of them in turn. Some nice images were captured of the Guests whilst this was happening. The Pentacle Drummers then entertained everybody with a mixture of superb drumming! During the afternoon we took some requested family pictures as well as managing to squeeze a little time with Niki and Chris for their pictures around Crabbs Barn. The Barn was nicely decorated and after a little while it was time for the meal. Speeches/Thanks then followed before the start of the evening entertainment. When the Band was set up Niki and Chris cut their Cake then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A Sunset finished our coverage of Niki and Chris’ Handfasting Ceremony, sadly the moon pictures did not happen. Thank you for asking us, Niki and Chris, it was a pleasure, we thoroughly enjoyed it!