The Holy Trinity Church, Trefnant conveyed the spirit of Christmas. Prepared especially for the wedding of James Alexander Kowal and Rhian Mair Jones. Winter sunshine was an extra blessing.
Festive candles decorated the church. A majestic Christmas tree illuminated the back of the church.
A brilliant shaft of natural light shone on to the altar as the choir began to sing. The choir sang Christmas carols such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Wyt Ti’n Cofio’r Nos Nadolig.’ The scene was set..
The bride’s prerogative of being late gave the choir another opportunity to sing.
Rhian entered to music by soloist, Luci Salt. She gave a sensitive and emotional rendition of ‘O Holy Night.’
Wedding in Candle Light
All the church lights were then switched off. Gentle, ethereal candle light bathed the church as the congregation sang ‘While shepherds watched their flocks by Night.’
It was very effective. Since the effect touched the whole congregation.
The Reverend C. Mansley reminded the congregation that today is Saint Nicholas’ Day. Celebrated as a Christian festival. With particular regard to his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Wedding Vows and Baptisms
The wedding service continued with the bride and groom exchanging marriage vows. Lilly-Rose and Poppy Willow, the couple’s delightful daughters, presented the wedding rings.
The two daughters then took centre stage for their baptism. There was a reading:
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
As a result, the scenes were moving and joyous.
The congregation sang ‘O come All Ye Faithful’ with relish. Following which James and Rhian went to sign the wedding Registers.
Luci Salt then gave a moving and heartfelt version of Adele’s hit ‘Make You Feel My Love.’
Choir Conductor to the Rescue
James and Rhian requested the choir to sing ‘The Rose.’
Our regular soloist for this popular song, Peter Davies, could not be present due to a chest infection.
To avoid disappointment, our conductor, Arwyn Roberts, delivered the song in fine style.
Dylan Griffith read the final reading with telling diction:
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face……..”
The happy couple, their charming daughters, and entourage walked down the aisle.
Composed and played by the church organist, Barry Seaman, the melodious ‘Wedding March’ sounded triumphant.
The scenario was as pretty as a picture.
Outside, the December sunshine was indeed warm upon our faces.
In conclusion, we wish to thank James and Rhian for inviting the choir to be a part of your special and memorable day.
We wish you every future happiness.