Harthill garden trail and wedding festival
4th July 2018
Last week, All Hallows church in Harthill took centre stage in the village 'Garden trail'. Residents of Harthill opened up their gardens to visitors, forming a trail throught the village. All Hallows, marked the start of the open trail but also incoporated a wedding festival within the church. There was an exhibition of vintage and modern wedding dresses, as well as a collage of photographs of couples who have celebrated their weddings at All Hallows over the years.
Members of the church had suggested some months before that a wedding festival would be a good way to involve the wider community while promoting weddings, renewal of vows and blessings of marriages. It had dresses through the decades on display, from the 1920s to the present day.
There were also photo displays of people who’d been married in All Hallows’ down the years together with other wedding memorabilia. It had leaflets on hand that explain how to book a church wedding, together with extracts from Bishop Curry’s Royal wedding sermon. Many of the local business who specialize in flowers, cars, dresses and photography also took part. Over the festival, the church welcomed 250 visitors and it has had a number of wedding and renewal of vows enquiries.
As a result of the success of the event, the parish church is now thinking about doing a Baptism Festival next year.