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Beth and Ali's Commitment Ceremony
On 2nd September 2005, my best friend from Somerset, Beth, and her lovely girlfriend Ali, held their commitment ceremony. It was in the grounds of Halsway Manor, a beautiful building in peaceful surroundings. It was a fabulous day - Beth and Ali were radiant, the ceremony was moving, the meal was tasty, the party was fun and the fireworks were spectacular! Oh, and there was a chocolate fountain...

My family, and Mike and I, had a great day out.

Beth and Ali, I know you don't really like having your photos taken, nor do I, but you can hardly escape it on your wedding day! So here are the pictures... and a few short video clips.

I am very happy to put names to faces but I didn't know everyone - anyone reading, please contact me to help out!


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A harpist played as we entered, next to where the ceremony would take place.

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People started arriving, including Gwyn, Stuart and Giles.

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A gargoyle type creature on the manor house.

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Mike carries our present from the car.

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Gwyn, Beth's brother.

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Beth's mum (left) and dad, with her nan (in chair).

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Our first view of the happy couple as they leave the house and walk towards us for the ceremony while the harpist plays.

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About to start walking up the aisle.

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Ali, gorgeous in red.

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The humanist minister, and Beth, a picture in white.

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Beth's supporter Phil gave a reading...

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...as did Ali's supporter, Evan.

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Beth reads her vows from a scroll. (I couldn't photograph during Ali's vows, I was welling up!)

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The view as I looked down the aisle.

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Exchanging rings.

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Watching as Evan reads again after the Chalice ritual.

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"You may kiss the bride!"

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