The Bush Wedding

a. a. gallagher
Petness
Published in
2 min readJul 4, 2021

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and Gracie, the family kelpie

A young bride happily smiling, with flowers threaded through her hair.
image by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash

The 1662 wedding service had been chosen because the couple to be married were of an older vintage who appreciated the rituals and words of the ancient service; words that when read out aloud give a richer meaning to the prayers, the emphasis being on procreation and fecundity.

The celebrating priest arrived at the little bush church to find that before the ceremony, and in…

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a. a. gallagher
Petness

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