Getting Married at Great Hampden
Are you thinking of getting married next year? If you are have you thought of getting married at St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden?
Recent changes in the law mean it is now much easier to have a church wedding than it used to be. There are some things about marrying in church that you just can't get anywhere else. It's your wedding, and at Great Hampden we want to help you make it personal, meaningful, spiritual, and beautiful.
A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
At St Mary Magdalene we think it is really important that your wedding reflects you as a couple. We work with you as we blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. There are lots of decisions to make about your wedding in church.
One area where there is great choice is music. “This year we have had a huge variety of music,” says our Rector, Deiniol Heywood. “Some couples like the traditional choice. Others have had opera singers. We have had string quartets, brass quartets, harpists and even the bagpipes! The key is that we spend time building a relationship with everyone who takes part in the wedding. We get to know the couple and because we know the musicians, florists and everyone involved we can make sure we get it all just right.”
Weddings can be expensive, but they need not be. No one is excluded from getting married at St Mary Magdalene’s for financial reasons. We are even coming up with a whole wedding package: your church wedding followed by a walk across the fields to a reception in a marquee. Because we have strong local relationships we can work to help couples stay in budget at every level of the wedding day.
In all cases the first thing to do is make an appointment with the Rector, who can be reached on 01494 866530. You can also get some ideas on an excellent website: www.yourchurchwedding.org. Enjoy the preparations for your wedding day!
And here's more about a lovely wedding that took place here in 2010.