“Nick and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help making our special day as wonderful as it was.”
Nina & Nick, Cornwall – June 2016
Organising a wedding is very exciting but can also be very stressful. We all know that it takes a lot of time and thought.
Whether your Ceremony is a Marriage, Civil Partnership, Renewal of Vows or a Commitment Ceremony, I am here to make you and your partner’s life easier. As your Celebrant, I will help you choose your poems, any readings, your special vows, I can advise on music - or songs - and help out with any other special elements you’d like to include.
I am also very relaxed about including any religious or spiritual content. The most important thing is that this is your Ceremony – and it must be right for the two of you.
No matter how large or small, zany or simple, please get in touch. Either give me a call for a chat or drop me an email. Whichever is easiest.
Wedding | Civil Partnership | Commitment | Renewal of Vows
Any number of these can be included within the Main Ceremony:
This ritual has long been used in Catholic weddings but it also holds a universal meaning. It symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage as well as the joining of their two original families. One member from each family, or two friends, light two small candles. The couple then light the larger Unity Candle using tapers lit from the smaller candles. This symbolises the joining of their families and friends.
The couple and 2 witnesses sign the Marriage Certificate on parchment. This is then presented to the newlyweds.
Different coloured sands are poured into one bottle symbolising the joining of the couple. This ritual is ideal if the couple wishes to involve children.
The couple write love letters to each other before the wedding which they seal in an envelope. They choose their favourite bottle of wine or drink of choice and place the letters and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If clients choose this ceremony option during the wedding ceremony, they will seal the box and vow not to open it until an anniversary of their choice.
The couple pour wine from a glass of red and a glass of white wine into a third glass to create a blush that they will both drink from or they can pour from one glass of wine into a glass that they will both drink from.
The Broom Jumping Ceremony is based upon a tradition which symbolises the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together. This comes at the end of the main Ceremony.
The couple present roses to their Mothers and or Grandmothers as a way of showing appreciation for their support and the joining of both families. The couple may also present a rose as their first gift to each other.
The original meaning of “tying the knot”, this is a Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons or cloth in the shape of the infinity symbol to symbolise the bringing together of the two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity forever.
The mother of the Bride and the Groom join the couple near the end of the ceremony. The mothers gave their children there first kiss when they came into the world and now they give their last kiss to them as single people before they start their new life together.
This ceremony can include everyone or just close family depending on numbers. Before the “exchange of the rings” both rings are put in a pouch and passed from person to person, each holds the pouch for a moment whilst silently sending love and best wishes for their future life together.
Guests write a note, a piece of advice or a memory, which are placed in a time capsule that can be opened on a particular anniversary of the couple’s choosing.
This Ceremony marks the end of the main ceremony and the start of the celebrations.
Travel expenses - over 15m, 45p per mile
Accommodation – at cost, as required
Fancy Dress - at cost, as and when required.
50% of Ceremony fee due at time of booking
The balance, plus costs for any extra Mini-Ceremonies included, due one week before the Ceremony.
“Hattie, Nick and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help making our special day as wonderful as it was. Our friends have all raved that it one of the best weddings they have ever been to, and those family members who had concerns about the fact it wasn’t in a church soon had those worries put to rest and all said how utterly charming the ceremony was.
Thank you also for all your help in the run up to the event, which took off so much of the pre-wedding pressure and stress, and your sense of humour and relaxed attitude, definitely helped Nick with his nerves as well! ”
Nina and Nick, Cornwall – June 2016
“Thanks so much for being part of our truly magical day, you were amazing.”
Lesley, London – May 2016