Weddings

Your beautiful, bespoke wedding

Planning a wedding is such a busy, exciting time with so many decisions to make, including what type of ceremony you would like.

The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day – that special moment, when you and your soulmate make your commitment to each other.

It’s so special, it deserves a lot of thought. Your love story is unique, so why not tell it in a unique way, with a ceremony created just for you?  Instead of a standard, off the peg ceremony, with choices A, B or C, you can have a ceremony which really reflects your personalities, style, beliefs and wedding theme. As your celebrant, I will make this a reality for you.

It’s your choice whether to have something formal or relaxed, energetic, or laid-back. Do you love tradition, or are you a bit quirky? Maybe your ideal venue is a field, on a boat, in a garden, or your favourite hotel. You can choose any readings and music that are special to you. From a spiritual perspective, we can draw inspiration from any religion or tradition. If you have different beliefs or faiths, we can combine elements from both. We can include a symbolic ritual, such as handfasting, or a unity candle.

My weddings are creative, fun and inclusive. I take an enthusiastic, can-do approach to your wedding. I make time for us to get to know each other and I’ll be in regular contact, right up to your wedding day. When the big day arrives, you will feel relaxed and confident – able to take everything in.

I want your wedding celebration to be everything you imagine. I want you to love every minute!

Bride at her wedding ceremony

“Thank you so, so much for the perfect manner in which you conducted our wedding. We have lots of pictures of people laughing, as well as looking serious at the appropriate moments”

What’s different about a wedding celebrant

  • I create a ceremony that’s special to you and different from anyone else’s
  • Your wedding is full of your choices and free of boring rules and regulations
  • Your wedding properly reflects your style, personality, beliefs and wedding theme
  • I have years of experience and practical advice on what makes a wonderful ceremony
  • There’s time for us to build trust and rapport, which helps you relax and feel confident on the day

How to plan your wedding

With a celebrant wedding, the legal process is separate from the personal celebration. Most couples arrange their legal registration of marriage at a UK registry office or abroad. You can do this wherever and whenever you want in advance of your wedding day.

The simplest legal ceremony costs just £50. You will pay more for the use of a function room, or for the registrars to come to your (licensed) venue.

As an ex-registrar myself, I know how to make your legal ceremony and your wedding celebration complement each other perfectly.

How I work with you

We’ll chat face to face, via email and on the phone to develop your wedding. I will get to know you, listen to your hopes and plans for the day. Be assured that planning your ceremony will be a fun, collaborative experience!

My fee for a wedding ceremony is £500 which includes:

  • initial face-to-face meeting – usually 2 hours
  • creation of the ceremony concept
  • writing and editing of a full, bespoke script
  • ongoing contact with you and the venue co-ordinator
  • a second follow-up meeting, ideally at the venue
  • leading the ceremony on the day
  • a presentation copy of the full wedding celebration and certificate
  • travel costs – within a 20 mile radius of DT6

In addition, if you, or anyone in your bridal party, need help preparing a great wedding speech, I can help. Public speaking is a skill that can be learned and enjoyed. As an experienced trainer, I can suggest improvements to your speech and/or give you coaching to manage your nerves and boost your confidence. Please contact me for more information.

How to book your wedding

If you would like to book your ceremony, please contact me to reserve the date. Also, if you’d like to discuss your wedding or have any questions about the weddings I offer, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

“We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU. You kept us all giggling and created a wonderful and relaxed ceremony which is exactly what we both wanted. Thank you for making our day so very special”

Exchanging wedding rings
Symbolic handfasting during a wedding ceremony
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