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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    Due to circumstances outside of our control, we can no longer have a church wedding.. Reached the end of that journey and we just can't take anymore disappointment, upset and rejection so we are making the best of it! So, can brides who are having a civil marriage post their run through of the ceremony? Really struggling with what happens when! Thanks :) x

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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    So sorry you can't have your church wedding owl and butterfly that really sucks and is unfair I hope it's a mega big reason why they are not letting your wedding go ahead when you are legally allowed to Marry your other half Xxx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    Thanks, as usual it is out of our control and something they could have easily sorted in time which sucks but hey ho, focus on the positives right? We've booked a registrar and venue in my hometown which has a lot of meaning to both of us and we will have hopefully secured the cathedral again to have a blessing which suits our religious beliefs a lot more so it works out for the best really! xx

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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    From attending my friends wedding at a registry office it was quite similar to a church wedding apart from the religious aspect.
    The groom stood at the front while the bride was walked down the isle. There were some readings and her father gave a speech. They then said their vows and did the whole "You may now kiss the bride" etc etc. They had their choice of music played while they signed the register and had photos taken. Then they walked back up the isle together as man and wife and we went outside for more photos and champagne :)
    I hope that's helped you a little and I'm sorry that you're not able to have the church wedding you want xxx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks Nelinde - it is pretty much the same from what I've read just minus hymns, readings, prayers etc.! Hopefully we can make it 'our' ceremony despite the ups and downs xxx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    So sorry you didnt get your Church wedding Catherine! Pleased you have an alternative though and fingers crossed for the blessing! :) I know it doesnt always seem much of a consolation, but either way you will be marrying Debbie and that's what your whole day is about :) At least you've got solid plans xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks hun, you know how much we have battled with this so it is sad :/ but, we do have a good alternative and really pleased so we are just hoping that the final piece in the jigsaw comes into place! Thank goodness for solid plans I guess and there is now a marriage happening which is an improvement right?! xx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Definitely an improvement :) xx

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    So sorry you can't have what you dreamt of Catherine :( but I'm sure your day will still be magical. Just concentrate on making the day extra special for the two of you *hugs*




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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Thanks hun, the dream is over but at least I get married or that's what we keep saying anyway... xx

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    It's definitely almost the same, just no religious content x

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 27th 2014
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    We are having a civil ceremony because we don't want the religious content, from what I have seen it is the same just without the prayers, readings and hymns :) if I find out anymore I will let you know x

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 27th 2014
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    As everyone else has said really :)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks ladies, really appreciate your kind words. Little bit of news - we've had an email back saying that our request has gone to the weekly diary meeting so hopefully as long as no-one else has booked anything for that day/time, we should be good to go. Fingers crossed! x

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Hopefully it'll be just as great. Don't be disappointed xx

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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Fingers crossed and toes crossed you get to have your blessing where you want the dream is not over your still marrying Debbie and that is the dream Kee your heads up high you too will be legally married not just a civil partnership hugs Xxx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Hopefully yeah, just waiting on tenterhooks until we get an email back :) at least it is a marriage now instead of a CP, that in itself is incredible! xx

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 30th 2014
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    That's such a shame. It's going to take some churches a while to agree to do same sex marriages, particularly those that are part of a wider structure, as it has to go through processes of consultation, debate and voting, and that couldn't start until the law changed. Also the Anglicans are currently prevented by law, but there has been talk in the Church in Wales about trying to change that. It's frustrating for those clergy who are in favour, as the majority of them can currently only offer a blessing. I think Quakers and Unitarians have allowed it already.

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 2nd 2014
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    Did you hear back from them Owlandthebutterfly? xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 2nd 2014
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    Still waiting, I think we must have missed last week's meeting so if we haven't heard anything by Thursday, I'll drop them an email :)
    It's sad it won't happen in the church but you all know how much we've tried xx

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 2nd 2014
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    Oh gosh talk about keeping you hanging on!! I hope they get back to you soon :)) xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks hun! I hope so... It's the final bit we are waiting on then it's confirmed :D xx

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Dec 4th 2014
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    Oh no, that sucks :-( But, a civil ceremony can still be lovely. Ours went like this:

    Bridesmaid's entered one by one to Handel's Hornpipe (love that piece of music!)

    I entered after the bridesmaids were seated to Pachelbel's Canon (and tried really hard not to cry!)

    Dad kissed me on the cheek, and shook my OH's hand

    Registrar said a few words, then we sat

    Registrar said a few more words, and called the first reader, who read 'The Art of a Good Marriage'

    More legal bits, then our second reader read 'I love you because'

    Then came the vows and exchanging the rings, followed by signing the register with our witnesses, during which Florence and the Machine's 'You got the love', and Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' were played

    Finally, we exited to 'All you need is love' by The Beatles, with me and OH processing out first, then the bridal party pairing up (MOH/best man; BM's with the ushers), and everyone else followed suit, which was lovely

    We then popped into a side room while the guests headed outside, before walking down the stairs and outside for the confetti throw :-)


    We loved our ceremony. I know it must be very difficult if you're religious (I couldn't have had a religious ceremony), but it can still be beautiful and meaningful. The venue we married in was really lovely, with beautiful high ceilings and large windows, and little touches like the pedestal arrangements, and the string trip (who played all the music listed above and also played before the ceremony to entertain our guests as they arrived), made it extra special :-)
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Thanks hun. It really hurts when you are religious and are rejected purely for who you are... Maybe I should have stayed hidden and that would have been ok to them! Having a civil ceremony isn't bad at all but it is so hard giving up your dreams that you have thought about since being a little girl.. Christened, confirmed, everything but not meant to be. I'll always be sad about that to a certain extent though as my whole life was there. I am looking forward to getting married in my hometown though I must admit though!! Your ceremony looks like it was absolutely magical :)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    WE GOT IT!!!!!!!! Need to send the booking form back but it's all been confirmed and agreed by the cathedral :D x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Excellent, pleased for you

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Fab news :D really pleased for you x

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
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    awwww yayyyyyy!!! :D So pleased for you!! xx

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    FANTASTIC woohoo :)

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Fab news! Really happy for you :) x

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    That's awesome, really happy for you :-D
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Yaaaaaaaay!

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    • Officially Mrs M
      CommentAuthorOfficially Mrs M
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Great news!!

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Thank you ladies!! So excited, it all worked out :D x

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Yaaay soo pleased for you!! That's fab news
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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 8th 2014
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    Yaaaay :D Congrats!
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Dec 10th 2014
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    I'm glad you've got the cathedral blessing at least. I can imagine how hurt and disappointed you must have been, as a practicing Christian myself I could never have imagined not having a church wedding. The one good thing about having a civil ceremony and then a blessing is that you can make the blessing service exactly what you want it to be, as there are no legal requirements. You could consider the registry office ceremony simply an extra bit to satisfy the legal requirements, and then the cathedral service the real spiritual wedding. You could easily make your vows and exchange your rings again, as well as being prayed for and blessed.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Yes, you are right Elinor. It is very difficult to imagine our day without the church that has always been there but what are we supposed to do. We can't change the laws and we certainly have tried to make it work as you know. I think we've reached the point where we can't keep putting ourselves through this anymore and make the best of what we've got!

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    So happy for you that you got the Cathedral for your blessing. When something like this means so much to you it makes a big difference sometimes :)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Thanks hun :) it will mean a great deal :)

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    One thing that sticks in my mind is a comments on Mrs Browns boys. She told th vicar who would not marry her son and his boyfriend, that marriage was about love and that the church should see it as a marriage of love, whether it be same sex or not.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    If only that were true of the world. I read only yesterday how a man was found guilty of being gay and was thrown off a roof... It's a shame equality isn't everywhere.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    That is shocking!!!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I saw an article today on two men who have been together 49 years and have just got married. It's lovely.

    Maybe religion will come up to the times one day, just not soon enough for you. It's a shame.

    A gay couple i know are off to Las Vegas soon, we reckon they will come back married,

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    Yes, I something similar on the local news last night who were one of ten couples who converted their CP to a marriage. It was lovely :) I reckon it might happen one day but not in our lifetime sadly. I have a feeling our friend would do that - have the marriage in Las Vegas and then just have a big party when they are back!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    I'd love to see these two married, one of them reminds me of one of the chaps off gogglebox. The older one of the two

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    Bless them, you never know though as they might surprise you!

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