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Who: Michaela Pascolutti & Helen Spiropoulos.
When: February 19, 2005.
Venue: Kinross Woolshed, Thurgoona NSW.
Guests: 65 family and friends.
Celebrant: Annie Goodie.
Rings: Gold bands with diamonds from Michael Hill
Ceremony: Our guests gathered around us in a circle and
the rings were passed around so that each guest could
bless them. We then performed a Medieval handfasting
which involves binding our left hands with coloured
ribbons and having three knots tied, representing union
and commitment. When the binds are removed you must
do so without untying the ribbons. The binds are then
placed in special box as a keepsake.
Vows: "Helen, I never believed in love at first sight until
the day that I met you. I never believed that I could
connect with one person the way that I have connected
with you. Finding my soul mate was always a dream to
me, but as I stand here today in front of you and our
family and friends to pledge my love and devotion, I
know that this is just the beginning of all of my dreams
"Michaela, I love you for the part of me that you bring
out, I love you for putting your hand into my heaped
heart, And passing over all the foolish, weak things That
you can't help dimly seeing there, And for drawing out
into the light All the beautiful belongings that none else
had looked quite far enough to find."
Music: Walked down into the circle to Erin Shores by
The Corrs. First dance was At Last by Cyndi Lauper.
Entertainment: Medieval fighting and heraldry by
Borderscros and belly dancing by Penny LeBreton.
Decorations: Gold and red, lots of candles and ivy;
medieval banners and flags.
Cake: Two-layer castle cake made of chocolate mud and
flourless orange by Nicky's Cakes & Catering, Albury.
Michaela says: "We had such a great time planning and
organising our medieval wedding. We were on a tight
budget but managed to have our very own fairytale. There
wasn't a dry eye amongst our guests. It was truly the best
day of my life."
Helen says: "I wasn't sure how our family and friends
would react to dressing up and being part of our
handfasting ceremony. We were so amazed at the
support and enthusiasm we received. I was so nervous
that I would forget my vows, but when the time came it
was Michaela who forgot hers! e
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