I love Military Weddings. They have such a different spirit to them.
I arrived at Holy Trinity Church in Newark ready to set up, not realising that the church was having an expedition, as they do every Friday. I didn’t know what it was, and just incase you’re not sure either, expedition is where a group of people get together with the same purpose, in this case, to pray. The father offered to conclude it early as, naturally I like to set up an hour before a wedding starts, but I felt really rude so I asked that they carried on as normal. It only take me 10 mins to set up anyway. As I was waiting, some people came in who were the choir musicians, they had a gospel choir, with a band haha I couldn’t wait to hear them.
Anyway, I grabbed an order of service on my way in. I like to have a flick through the 3-4 page order of service to see what’s happening and when, as all ceremony’s are different. My eyes, it was 21 pages long, I couldn’t believe it. The service was an hour and a half long, and it was wonderful. The gospel choir and band were amazing The whole event was happy, upbeat and full of singing. Some of the readings were really nice too, in the sense of teachings. I love life lesson quotes, and one of the readings which was from the bible, part of it I loved…
…bless those who persecute you.
bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep….
…Do not repay anyone evil for evil;
be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all….
I just thought that it was really nice, and positive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not massively into religion, and I don’t practise a religion either, but I do like some of the teachings. I suppose that with religion, you take from it what you think is good, to make yourself a better person.
The ceremony was beautiful, the bride looked lovely. I played ‘See beneath your beautful’ by Emilie Sande and Labyrinth, it sounded amazing on violin, I love it.