We have asked all our celebrants what they know for sure. Here is our first response from Tim Maguire.
“What I know for sure
Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors, and these words are taken from the poem he wrote for the wedding of his friends Sxip and Coco a couple of years ago.
“So this is everything I have to tell you about love and marriage: nothing.
like a book without pages or a forest without trees.
Because there are things you cannot know before you experience them.
Because no study can prepare you for the joys or the trials.
Because nobody else’s love, nobody else’s marriage, is like yours,
and it’s a road you can only learn by walking it,
a dance you cannot be taught,
a song that did not exist before you began, together, to sing.”
Isn’t that beautiful?
I don’t know how love works either, but the one thing I’m sure of is that it’s the most important thing we human beings do.
PS If you liked this excerpt, you can read the whole poem here.
Wonderful photo of Tom and his celebrant wife Susan Mathieson
Courtesy of Carli no from #pearlandplumphotography