Friday 13th Wedding

13 October 2017

Regardless of our individual beliefs there is still ‘something’ about Friday 13th.  Even in this modern age, superstition surrounds anything to do with that date and a Friday 13th Wedding is not often welcomed.

There are many people who think it is unlucky, for all sorts of reasons.  According to this BBC article, Friday is thought to be unlucky because it was the date of the Crucifixion.  The “unlucky 13” came about because it includes the number of people present at the Last Supper or the number of witches to make a coven. But it was actually the Victorians who put the day Friday and the number 13 together.

So, is it unlucky?  We don’t think so – and especially not if you’re planning a wedding.   One of our lovely couples, who booked a Friday 13th Wedding at relatively short notice in 2016, found they had so much choice. Read More »

Who Can Conduct Your Wedding Ceremony?

8 October 2017

You know that old joke – a Celebrant, Registrar and Minister walked into a pub and…..?  No, we don’t either, but who CAN conduct your Wedding Ceremony?  Did you know that you are NOT restricted to having a Registrar or Minister?  You can have a Celebrant – also known as Civil Celebrant or Humanist.

Here are a few points to help you decide who you want to conduct your Wedding Ceremony:

Celebrant

You have complete flexibility regarding the words and content of your Ceremony.  This can include spiritual references, singing and lighting of candles if you wish.

Your Ceremony can be conducted anywhere you want. These can be on licensed or unlicensed premises or on public land.  Remember to get the relevant permission from the landowner.  Think about formal venues, fields, forests and beaches.  Also at home, in poppy fields or bluebell woods.

Your Ceremony can be as traditional, quirky, emotional or as funny as you wish.

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

12 September 2017

You have the picture in your head of your outdoor wedding ceremony.  A bright, sunny day, a light breeze, hay bales, bunting and happy laughing guests.  There will be beautiful flowers with dancing heads, the happy clink of Pimms or champagne glasses and candles lit in the warm balmy evening.

And yes, your outdoor wedding ceremony can be absolutely wonderful.  To help you achieve this and, based on our experience, we have compiled a list of things to take into consideration. Read More »

English Country Garden Wedding

20 August 2017

Katie and Mat’s English Country Garden Wedding ceremony was held in The Secret Garden at Burwash Manor, near Cambridge. The setting was beautiful and reflected the natural and relaxed theme that Katie and Mat had chosen.

Our lovely celebrant Pam conducted their Wedding Ceremony. When she first met Katie and Mat, it was clear that they had already put a lot of thought into their special day. They wanted it to be one that they would always remember.  They also wanted their guests to have a wonderful time celebrating with them.

Katie’s family had flown over from Canada to attend. Other friends and family also travelled fair distances to be there.  They enjoyed the ceremony amongst the apple and plum trees, typical of an English Country Garden Wedding and with jars of country flowers lining the aisle. Read More »

French Chateau Wedding Ceremony

30 May 2017

Lilie and Scott had a beautiful wedding at the French Chateau du Val in Brittany, a country that they love and have visited many times. We spent plenty of time with them in the UK before the wedding, to develop their unique and personal ceremony script.

Their ceremony was held outside at The Chateau du Val in early May, on a bright and breezy day.  Lilie and Scott were framed by a beautiful flower arch as they exchanged their vows.

Family joined in with readings and their wedding rings were sealed by the love of their grandparents. Everybody sang their hearts out to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.  A really beautiful Ceremony!

Lilie wore an exquisite Mark Lesley dress from the wonderful Shades of White in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

She and her bridesmaids carried silk bouquets of peach and dusky pink from Judy Kennedy.  The bridesmaids were dressed in elegant shimmering and soft grey dresses.  Lilie’s little flower girl shone in white and carried a wand.

The Groom, his Groomsmen and the pageboy were all very smart in navy suits and grey ties, with the groom wearing a white tie. Read More »

Rain on your Wedding Day? No problem!

31 March 2017

Rain on your Wedding Day is considered lucky in many different cultures because it represents cleansing, renewal, fertility and unity.  We don’t particularly like it though if it interferes with our carefully planned outdoor wedding!

Before we go on – did you know that a Celebrant will work with what you have planned, regardless of the weather?  If you have a Registrar, they will decide where the ceremony will take place, regardless of your wishes!

So obviously – a Celebrant is your best option for an outdoor ceremony!

Outdoor weddings can be AMAZING whatever the weather.  We have a lot of experience regarding what does and doesn’t work so here are some hints and tips.

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You CAN have an outdoor wedding ceremony!

5 February 2017

You can have an outdoor wedding ceremony in England and Wales. Just open your mind to a slightly different way of doing things!  Outdoor wedding ceremonies are not limited to venues that have a license for a ceremonies in their grounds.

Think outside of the archaic marriage laws that exist in the UK and you can have the ceremony of your choice.

Many of our brides have had their outdoor wedding ceremony in gardens, in fields, by lakes and by the sea.  They were more than happy to complete the “wedding admin” beforehand.  They then had a completely bespoke wedding ceremony in a place of their choosing.  Read More »

Planning your Wedding? Plan your Ceremony!

29 January 2017

Planning your Wedding? Plan your Ceremony!  Start your special day with a Wedding Ceremony that will really ‘wow’ your family and friends!

We know that there is a lot to think about when planning your wedding.  The venue, the dresses and outfits, photographer, caterer, entertainment, flowers, wedding favours.  You spend all your time on Pinterest creating mood boards for the most perfect wedding.

But what about the perfect Ceremony?

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Celebrant Wedding for Your Special Day

11 January 2017

Looking through the photographs of our weddings, we realise how privileged we are to become friends with many of our lovely wedding couples. And this is what happens when you book a Celebrant Wedding.

It’s important to form this relationship because ,when it comes to your big day, you want a friendly face and somebody who knows exactly what you want for your celebration.

Whether your celebrant wedding is on a farm, in a Labyrinth, at a formal venue, or in your garden, we make every effort to make sure that you feel comfortable with us and that you trust us to conduct the ceremony that you want.

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Sand Unity Wedding Ceremony

20 October 2016

Our lovely celebrant, Dionne, officiated at Sarah and Jason’s Wedding Ceremony including a Sand Unity Ceremony, at the beautiful Swynford Manor in Newmarket.

With fresh, bright decor in the room, Sarah entered on the arm of her proud father, followed by her bridesmaids who were dressed in navy. As well as exchanging vows, Sarah and Jason wanted to focus on their family.

They presented white roses to each other’s mother and the ceremony included a Sand Unity ceremony, also known as a Family Blending Ceremony, using coloured sand.

The colours used were red for life and warmth, turquoise for communication and peace, orange for enthusiasm and creativity and gold for wealth and success. Read More »