Any time, any place, your day, your way! Its simple.
Your special day should reflect you both as a couple, as a celebrant I have no rules to stick to, I can have fun with you both and plan, perform and officiate your wedding with limitless demands.
You may choose to have a simple ceremony, include religious content or blend two different religions, theme the day, write your own vows, have whatever music and readings you wish.
I will bring my personal touch and also have lots of wonderful ideas for you.
Once you decide that we will compliment each other here is a rough guide to how things work:
In England you will need to arrange a registration at your local registrars office. All that is required for the marriage certificate is for you both to sign in front of two adult witnesses. This 'admin' part of the marriage can be done at anytime and at minimal cost. The part that I conduct is the 'wedding', a bespoke ceremony written just for you both. I do include a certificate signing in the ceremony should you wish to use that as a photo opportunity.
Some of my couples like to let their loved ones know that they have already done the legal bit, but the majority don't feel the need to explain this.
Contact your local council for more detailed information.
A perfect way to blend a couple or family as one, this ceremony can include as many people as you like as each person pours their own colour into the main vessel which can be kept and never separated, representing the love of the couple.
One of the most common rituals and can also be done with multiple candles, the light and love of each flame is then used to light the centre unity candle to symbolise the merging of two lives.
After the ceremony the happy couple hold hands and jump the broom symbolising sweeping away of the old and the welcoming of the new.
The roots of this tradition are ancient as it was used as a betrothal with the couple promising themselves to each other for a year and a day, when they could then decide to marry or part. Also where the term 'tying the knot' comes from, hand fasting is another lovely way of bringing extra cords/ribbons into the ceremony representing 2 or more people.