If you are choosing to have a civil ceremony, this will give you more freedom with regard to choice of location, for example an outdoor or Stately Home wedding. Many couples choose to have a Chapel blessing after their civil ceremony.
If your parents would prefer a Church wedding this can be a great compromise.
It can also be a preferred choice of couples where one or both partners are marrying for the second time.
It is a simple service acknowledging the commitment you have made to each other as husband and wife during the civil ceremony , and asks for Gods blessing and guidance in your new life together.
Here at Capesthorne Hall we are happy to offer this option within our beautiful chapel, which is truly the hidden gem of the Capesthorne estate.
The Holy Trinity Chapel at Capesthorne was consecrated in 1722, and has been at the heart of many family weddings and celebrations over it’s history. It has many stunning architectural features, including seven beautiful stained glass windows, but the jewel in the crown has to be the breathtaking mosaic which surrounds the altar. It was designed and created in 1887 by the Salviati Brothers from Venice.
The blessing service will normally include your chosen songs or hymns, prayers, a reading by a friend or family member, and a blessing of your wedding rings by the vicar or priest. You may both also wish to make a statement of your promises to each other as husband and wife.
Many couples find it to be a beautiful and spiritual way of confirming their commitment to each other, and it can add an extra special dimension to your wedding day.
Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on our website for more inspiration!