Congratulations! Your status has changed – you’re now an engaged couple. Whether you had a festive Christmas Day proposal, a dreamy winter woodland walk proposal, a romantic windswept beach proposal or a cosy cuddled up on the sofa proposal you’ll now be thinking about your wonderful wedding day to come.
Would you like your ceremony to be as personal as your proposal?
The heart of your special day will be your ceremony – when you declare your love for each other in the presence of your family and friends.
What sort of ceremony will you choose? Maybe you’ll go for a church, temple or synagogue wedding – a traditional religious service. Perhaps you prefer a standard registry office or a civil marriage at a licenced venue.
Would you like a bespoke ceremony created just for you at the heart of your wedding day?
Maybe you didn’t even know this was an option. Instead of a conventional service you can choose every element of a fully personalised ceremony which can be: formal or informal; traditional, culturally significant or alternative; secular, semi-religious or spiritual or you may opt for a themed ceremony. Your ceremony can be whatever you wish it to be.
Fire up your imagination and let your personalities shine through!
You can choose your own vows and the words you use to exchange rings; you can share the magic of your own love story with your guests – what led you to this momentous day; you can choose your favourite poems and music; you can incorporate religious readings or music within a secular ceremony; or include cultural or spiritual rituals, readings or poems; you may decide on a symbolic ritual perhaps a traditional Handfasting, Oathing Stone or Loving Cup ritual.
With an Independent Celebrant your ceremony will be unique!
An independent celebrant will meet you and get to know you so that they can create your unique ceremony with you. You can talk about your ideas and your celebrant will be able to make suggestions and provide inspiration.
A personalised ceremony is particularly popular with couples who come from different faiths or beliefs who don’t want a full religious service but want to include some religious, spiritual or cultural elements in their ceremony. You can even have a short secular, religious or symbolic ceremony before your reception following a religious or registry office service.
You can hold your ceremony anywhere!
You may be dreaming of a wonderful woodland, a balmy beach or charming countryside wedding. You may decide on a favourite place – indoors or out – to make your vows. You can set up a marquee in your own garden or go for a festival themed wedding. You won’t be restricted to licenced venues.
Find out more
If you’re looking for a truly unique ceremony and would like more information my name is Anne-Marie and you can contact me on 07484 235561 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the wedding page on my website for more information