Thursday, 11 August 2011

Temple Sealing

Over the weekend I posted about the wedding we attended. As wonderful as it was, on Tuesday we had an even better day.

For those not familiar with LDS (Mormon) beliefs, we take weddings a step further. You may have come across one of Temples on your travels. One of their purpose's is to provide a place where marriages can be sealed "For Time and Eternity" we believe this type of marriage goes beyond a standard "Till death do us part" service that is performed in one of our chapels.


It is a much simpler event, only close friends and family attend and the ceremony, performed in one of the temple sealing rooms only takes a short time.

The sealing rooms are beautiful places and common feature of them all, is a pair of large mirrors facing each other on opposing walls. When mirrors are set exactly parallel in this way, looking into one creates an endless reflection from the one behind. You see yourself  "reflected eternally"

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Our local Temple is Preston England.
The small group here, are those that were invited along.

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This is the third time I have been privileged to be asked to take friends and families wedding pictures and it is always a wonderful experience and privilege but a little stressful , for fear the camera breaks or you don't get a single decent picture. Fortunately  I survived this one ! I have no plans to make it a paid activity though !!

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The reflecting mirrors sound cool!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I think you did a lovely job.

Susan Kane said...

Sounds like a lovely simple ceremony. You do very nice work--great photos.

Duncan D. Horne said...

My sister is getting sealed at the Preston temple tomorrow. Very exciting time!

Duncan In Kuantan

Cathy said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I'm sure the sealing ceremony was too ... it always is.

Kurt said...

Looks like a great wedding. I would love to see this temple in person someday.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Your photographs are beautiful, and the sealing ceremony sounds quite interesting.

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