For today’s wedding we were up in Yorkshire in the beautiful village of Haworth for Sarah and Adam’s wedding which started in the Church.
Haworth will forever be linked to the literary output of the three daughters of one of our former incumbents, the Rev. Patrick Brontë. He and his family lived in the Parsonage just to the west of the Church building from 1820 until 1861 and the novels produced by Charlotte, Anne and Emily not only still enthral readers throughout the world but attract many visitors to the Church and the village from around the world as well as from Yorkshire, its surrounding counties and the rest of Great Britain and Ireland.
All the family but Anne was interred in a tomb beneath the present Church which was rebuilt after Brontë’s death. The present Church was constructed between 1879 and 1881 and, although little remains of the previous buildings – parts of the present church tower formed parts of both the medieval church building as well as the one that Brontë would have used – many historical connections with both the Anglican and Methodist movements as well as literature are still present.
The Church Ceremony
Sarah had been quite flexible with music choices before the ceremony asking us to play anything from films and soundtracks with a particular focus on Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter.
Loreena McKennitt – Hundred Wishes
Rags to Riches – Tony Bennett
The Wedding Reception
After the ceremony we moved just a few yards up the beautiful cobbled street to the old school house opposite the church which was the venue for the Drinks reception and Meal.
Setting up in the corner of the room we were able to provide music throughout the drinks reception and meal. This was a really lovely occasion and clearly a lot of thought had been given to all the special little touches including the seal for all the menus, the beautiful cake and the decoration of the room. There was a great sense of style and this was a lovely wedding to be part of.
We wish Sarah and Adam every happiness as they embark on their married life together.