Why oh why after seeing this beautiful wedding, am I left feeling that I will be incomplete without a maypole at my wedding?
Because they are gorgeous and festive and fun for everybody, thats why.
And as if the fluttering coloured ribbons aren't enough, is that some origami I spy?
The tradition of dancing around a maypole is often associated with the mid summer solstice, May Day, or if you go further back into pagan history sexual celebration and fertility rites. (eek thats enough wine for you Aunty Shirl)
And wouldn't a strikingly patterned maypole, woven by your dancing guests be an extra special memento from your wedding..?