Luna and Virge’s Handfasting, Radford Mill Farm, Saturday 4 September

The Playlist can be found here.

(There will not be a kitchen rehearsal for this event).

Dear BVBers,
Just to say Virge and I are really looking forward to the band coming to play for our handfasting. Some of you may know that Virge and I got married last October but couldn’t have a wedding reception, so we are now having a handfasting with celebrations. Thank you so much for your contribution to our special day – we are very grateful.

Arrangements are as follows – 

Venue – Radford Mill Farm, Mill Lane, near Timsbury, BA2 0QF  –  Saturday September 4th. 

Please can the band arrive by 12.15 to set up. Park in the parking field (entrance is via Mill Lane and not through the Farm driveway). Cross the small bridge that takes you straight into the Circle Garden where the handfasting ceremony will take place. Walk through and out of the circle garden into the rest of the Piggery area to set up in the entrance of the large marquee on the green. There will be some armless chairs! Everything is close by. If it’s raining, then the band can play just in the entrance of the marquee. Everyone is more than welcome to arrive earlier if they wish, take their lunch with them and to enjoy the surroundings – there are picnic benches on the green as well as there being strawbales on the day. Raford Mill Farm really is very lovely!  

12.40 gather by the fire pit with all other guests ready to enter and be smudged ceremonially into the Circle Garden. Please no late arrivals after 1pm as this is when the ceremony will begin, and you have to walk into the Circle Garden to enter the rest of the Piggery. If you do happen to be running late, but you get there before 1pm, then you can set up later after the ceremony as the band won’t start playing straight away.

1.00-1.45 Handfasting ceremony and blessings

Group photo approx 1.50

Approx 2.00 Everyone to lead out to take part in a (very easy and expertly led) Circle Wedding dance on the green followed by Tea and Cake.

Approx 2.45-3.45 Brigstowe Village Band :  Dance sets with caller(s).  Luna and Virge feature on one as yet unspecified tune . Briggy interlude.

At around 4, wedding guests will be sitting down for a meal. We are really sorry that we aren’t able to invite the Brigstowe Village Band to this, but we hope you’ll enjoy playing in a very lovely space for our guests, being part of the colourful festivities and adding to our special day. ❤️

Luna and Virge x

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