WILD & WILD
Fforest Farm, Aberteifi, Cymru
It was a quick turnaround for April and Chris (three weeks!) for their wedding at Fforest Farm in west Wales. With two young children & a thriving vegan cafe to run, they didn't have extra time for 'wedmin.'
A musician called Jon Dali would play in their cafe every week, and agreed to perform in the ceremony. The result was a truly ecstatic experience as we encouraged the guests to 'lose the shoes', get involved with a hand fasting and chant at the top of their lungs for a grand finish!
Just a few weeks after the wedding, Chris had news of a bereavement, and asked if I would perform the funeral ceremony.
Holding a grieving family through a funeral is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences I have ever had.
Thanks for trusting me Chris, and April - and Dawn. Peace be with you.
"Alex brought to life, the wedding ceremony of our dreams. With a slightly
complicated and somewhat contradictory set of wants and wishes from my partner and I, Alex was able to find balance and compromise, creating what was to become one the most touching, heart warming hours of my life, to date.
It truly was everything we could have wished for. Meaningful, personal, private, poignant yet relaxed and jovial. As a shy and reserved man, the ceremony did bring up some anxiety in me, but Alex took that away. She made me feel at home and at ease in the tipi where the ceremony was held.
Only one week after our wedding, my Grandfather passed away, He couldn’t be there to see me get married because he hadn’t been well. There was only one person I knew that would have the ability to help guide me and my family through the time of his funeral, giving him the goodbye that he deserved. For me, having Alex lead that ceremony was my way of bringing my wedding to Pops during his passing.
Alex held the space with a respect and power that my Granddad would have appreciated greatly. Though a very difficult time for us all, Alex connected with the entire family with a familiarity that felt like decades in the making.
I cannot recommend Alex enough; she has guided me through two of the most impactful periods of my life, on both sides of the emotional spectrum. I am eternally grateful for the love, respect and understanding that Alex offered and her skill in curating the experience we could have only dreamt of. I honestly consider Alex to be part of my family.
I promise you can trust Alex to make your dream come true."