You've made a great choice in considering a celebrant led ceremony. You really can have your day your way, with this unique and personalised option.
Weddings and Civil Partnership celebrations
Understanding what is special to you and what matters most is the focus for creating your ceremony. Your story can be a great place to start. There are no restrictions on the ceremony you can have, it can include all the traditions, religious content, humour or something completely alternative. Your ceremony can take place day or night, indoor or outdoor and doesn't have to be in a licensed venue. If you've dreamt of a wedding celebration on a beach, at your family home or at the place you first met you can have it.
Each ceremony is bespoke and unique to you, offering great flexibility for couples who like to throw away the rule book . To give you some ideas you may wish to include some of the following in your ceremony.
Vows - Choosing your vows together or writing personalised vows as a surprise is a beautiful way to declare your love for each other.
Exchanging Rings - Exchanging gifts or rings can be a central part of the ceremony. I can carry out a blessing or warming of the rings to add a symbolic meaning to the exchange.
Readings and Readers - It can be really fun spending time selecting readings and asking a close friend or relative to be part of your ceremony. Don't worry if you don't have the time to find a reading you love I can help make selections for you.
Singing and Performances - From hymns to your life mix tape adding a song to ceremony will get all your guests rocking along.
Symbolism - I am well rehearsed in the following symbolic acts; lighting unity candles, sand ceremonies, hand-fasting, jumping the broom. All acts can be personalised and I can include faith rituals or create a unique act fitting your style.
I hope this gives you some inspiration. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.
"Lisa did our wedding ceremony on Saturday, she was absolutely fantastic. Meeting us in advance to go over everything and to get to know us. She made the ceremony very personal which is just how we wanted it. Lisa made the day very special for us and I'd have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone" Graeme Bell.
It's important to remember one point - a celebrant ceremony is not legally binding therefore you will need to arrange your legal paperwork separately from this ceremony. You can legally marry or have a civil partnership at your local registration office before this ceremony which you can simply arrange with two witnesses.
Services for a wedding celebration are from £450.
A vow renewal is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your existing marriage or civil partnership. You might want to celebrate a special anniversary or milestone with a vow renewal. A personalised ceremony will be created with your input so you can make new memories and once again publicly declare your love for each other.
Maybe you didn't have the day of your dreams when you first married, so why not do it again your way.
There are no rules when it comes to renewing your vows.
Services for a vow renewal are from £325.
You may decide you don't want to make a legal commitment to each other by marriage or civil partnership but do want to publicly declare your love. If this is true, then a commitment ceremony is for you.
As with weddings celebrations and vow renewals the central theme will be about celebrating your love and unity as a couple. This can be formally or informally delivered with a personalised ceremony to suit your needs.
If you have children, a commitment ceremony can signify the unity of a new family. There are many ways to celebrate this family unity with promises to step children and symbolic acts.
Services for a commitment ceremony are from £375