Into The Woods
We chose a wooded wedding because we both love the woods. We met at a Forest School course (which is all about working with kids in the forest to build confidence and self-esteem), so it felt right. We chose the woods because it is close to where we first met and where we now live. We also walk there with our children regularly.
We chose handfasting as we are hippies and wanted to do something more symbolic than vows. The idea of an ancient and traditional ceremony seemed perfect for the ancient woodland. My stepfather performed the ceremony; it was his first time, but we wanted it to be personal.