A blessing and hand fasting for Tess & Amelia – Alternative wedding dresses

Back in May Tess and Amelia renewed their wedding vows and celebrated Tess joining the family with a pagan handfasting ceremony.

Tess wore our beautiful Ravenna Kimono with embroidered belt and sleeve cuffs.. The embroideries themselves had a witchy pagan vibe, can you spot the symbols???
Amelia and Tess were married in 2016, before Tess’ transition. Since their wedding, Tess has come out as bi-gender, sometimes having days when they identify as male, but others when they’re female. The couple wanted to celebrate Tess joining their family, so with the help of daughter Ivy (How cute is she???) they had a gothic styled, handfasting vow renewal in the same place they were originally married, Whistlewood Common in Derbyshire.

Thanks to every one involved

Couple: Amelia and Tess

Photography: Indigo and Violet Photography

Venue: Whistlewood Common, Derbyshire

Amelia’s Dress: Vintage

Tess’ Dress: The Couture Company

Tess’ Jewellery: Sam Ryde Jewellery

Styling & Props: Two Eight One

Cake: Urban Cakehouse

Flowers: Polka Dot Florist

Stationery: Wild Calligraphy

Furniture: Sami Tipi

Tent for Ivy: @uniqueslumberparties