Weddings & Vow Renewals  

Picture Your Perfect Ceremony & Let's Make It Happen... 

Goodbye Boring Weddings! 

One reason couples recommend me is that I don't do ceremonies with impersonal "insert name here" style scripts, typically used by Registrars and Religious Officiants. 
 
No droning on, no words that have little to no meaning to you or your invited family and friends. 
 
Everything is written specifically for you, every word personalised to you, with meaning, joy, happiness, and sincerity. 
 
Hey, it can even be a little bit fun in places! 
 
Add in some custom written vows that are both powerful and heartfelt. 
 
The entire ceremony uniquely written and designed to move you, and leave nothing but magical memories for many years to come. 
 
How many registry office weddings can you say that you've been to have truly left a lasting impression like that? 
 
So how do we get there? 
 
Once you've booked me, the first step is for us to meet - in person or via Zoom, whichever is the most convenient option for you - so I can start to build a picture of your perfect ceremony. 
 
I think that it's really important to get to know you both really well, capturing any ideas that you might already have so I can work those into your ceremony plan. 
 
Some couples know exactly what they want right from the start, others might be looking for ideas and inspiration to make their ceremony something really unique and personal. 
 
This is where I come in. 
I bring all my experience with me to help guide you every step of the way. 
 
You want some creativity and imagination? 
I can bring as much - or as little - as you wish. There really are no rules! 
 
Incorporate anything that speaks to your heart – music, readings or poems, all of which go into making it very special and completely unique to you. 
 
You might also like to include others in your ceremony – children, family, friends, and even family pets have been known to play a part! 
 
Once you're completely happy with what we've agreed, I'll then write a wedding ceremony script which reflects everything we've discussed. 
 
At that point, sit back, relax and start to get excited about having a truly fantastic, unique wedding ceremony. 
How Does It All Work On The Day? 
I always arrive early and check everything is in place as agreed, calm any nerves and ensure everything that's needed is ready to hand (including tissues, of course)! 
 
If it’s an outside ceremony, don't worry about being heard - I come fully equipped with a microphone and a portable professional PA system so that your guests can all hear. This is included with any ceremonies booked with me.  
 
You're also welcome to the free use of my PA system for your ceremony music.  
 
Once I've delivered your ceremony, I leave you with a lovely commemorative copy of your script as a keepsake of a wonderful day! 
Inspiration For Your Perfect Ceremony....  
There are many symbolic acts and rituals that you might choose to include. Here are just a few to inspire you. 
Handfasting 
Handfasting is an ancient marriage ritual that is becoming increasingly popular with modern couples. This involves the couple's hands being placed together and bound with ribbon or cord. This symbolises their joining through marriage, and the ritual is often performed at celebrant led ceremonies. 
Handfasting is so old that its origin can't be certain. It's been tradition for many thousands of years. It is said, it may be where the phrase ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bound for life’ originate. 
 
Unity Candle 
Lighting a unity candle during your ceremony is a special way to symbolize the unity of your marriage. 
As when the main flame is lit, it cannot be divided. 
 
Sand Blending 
A Sand Blending ritual can be a perfect option to symbolise the coming together of two people, or two families joining as one. 
As the grains of sand are poured into the unity vase by the couple, their children, parents of the child, siblings or family members, it symbolizes that just as these grains of sand can now never be separated and poured again in the same way nor can the love and commitment of the couple or family. 
 
Oath Stones 
In ancient times, couples could not always afford wedding rings. 
So to confirm their vows, instead of rings being given and received, the bride and groom cast a stone into a nearby river or ocean. This symbolised their remaining together forever while tides of time ebbed and flowed over their lives. 
 
There are many more, not forgetting the timeless tradition of exchanging wedding rings, and I usually discuss all of them at our initial meeting to see which, if any, would be right for you. 
 
Of course, if you have any ideas or would like to incorporate anything else that you've heard about. I'm usually very happy to acommodate. After all, this is your ceremony done your way!  
Goodbye Boring Weddings! 
One reason couples recommend me is that I don't do ceremonies with impersonal "insert name here" style scripts, typically used by Registrars and Religious Officiants.  
 
No droning on, no words that have little to no meaning to you or your invited family and friends. 
 
Everything is written specifically for you, every word personalised to you, with meaning, joy, happiness, and sincerity.  
 
Hey, it can even be a little bit fun in places! 
 
Add in some custom written vows that are both powerful and heartfelt. 
 
The entire ceremony uniquely written and designed to move you, and leave nothing but magical memories for many years to come.  
 
How many registry office weddings can you say that you've been to have truly left a lasting impression like that? 
 
So how do we get there? 
 
Once you've booked me, the first step is for us to meet - in person or via Zoom, whichever is the most convenient option for you - so I can start to build a picture of your perfect ceremony. 
 
I think that it's really important to get to know you both really well, capturing any ideas that you might already have so I can work those into your ceremony plan. 
 
Some couples know exactly what they want right from the start, others might be looking for ideas and inspiration to make their ceremony something really unique and personal.  
 
This is where I come in. 
I bring all my experience with me to help guide you every step of the way. 
 
You want some creativity and imagination?  
I can bring as much - or as little - as you wish. There really are no rules! 
 
Incorporate anything that speaks to your heart – music, readings or poems, all of which go into making it very special and completely unique to you. 
 
You might also like to include others in your ceremony – children, family, friends, and even family pets have been known to play a part! 
 
Once you're completely happy with what we've agreed, I'll then write a wedding ceremony script which reflects everything we've discussed.  
 
At that point, sit back, relax and start to get excited about having a truly fantastic, unique wedding ceremony. 
How Does It All Work On The Day? 
Once you've approved the final script, I print all the readings and vows so that everything is beautifully presented on your wedding day. 
 
On the day, I always arrive early and check everything is in place as agreed, calm any nerves and ensure everything that's needed is ready to hand (including tissues, of course)! 
 
If it’s an outside ceremony, don't worry about being heard - I come fully equipped with a microphone and a portable professional PA system so that your guests can all hear. This is included with any ceremonies booked with me.  
 
You're also welcome to the free use of my PA system for your ceremony music.  
 
When it’s convenient, we arrange for a walk through beforehand with the key people involved in your ceremony, so that it all runs perfectly smoothly on the day and you know exactly what to expect.  
 
Once I've delivered your ceremony, I leave you with a keepsake folder containing a special commemorative copy of your script. 
Inspiration For Your Perfect Ceremony....  
Symbolic acts can also be a great way to add special meaning to your ceremony. 
There are many that you might choose to include.  
Here are just a few to inspire you. 
 
Handfasting 
Handfasting is an ancient marriage ritual that is becoming increasingly popular with modern couples. This involves the couples hands being placed together and bound with ribbon or cord. This symbolises their joining through marriage, and the ritual is often performed at celebrant led ceremonies. 
Handfasting is so old that its origin can't be certain. It's been tradition for many thousands of years. It is said, it may be where the phrase ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bound for life’ originate. 
 
Unity Candle 
Lighting a unity candle during your ceremony is a special way to symbolise the unity of your marriage. 
As when the main flame is lit, it cannot be divided. 
 
Sand Blending 
A Sand Blending ritual can be a perfect option to symbolise the coming together of two people, or two families joining as one. 
As the grains of sand are poured into the unity vase by the couple, their children, parents of the child, siblings or family members, it symbolizes that just as these grains of sand can now never be separated and poured again in the same way nor can the love and commitment of the couple or family. 
 
Oath Stones 
In ancient times, couples could not always afford wedding rings. 
So to confirm their vows, instead of rings being given and received, the bride and groom cast a stone into a nearby river or ocean. This symbolised their remaining together forever while tides of time ebbed and flowed over their lives. 
 
 
There are many more, not forgetting the timeless tradition of exchanging weddin rings, and I usually discuss all of them at our initial meeting to see which, if any, would be right for you. 
 
Of course, if you have any ideas or would like to incorporate anything else that you've heard about. I'm usually very happy to acommodate. After all, this is your ceremony done your way!  
Questions?  
I'd love to hear from you! 
 
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