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Creating Memories, Your Perfect Wedding Ceremony

3 December 2018

When it comes to your Wedding Day, you and your partner are creating wedding memories.  For your guests, that starts with drinks on arrival, greeting family and friends. The care that you have put into creating memories for your perfect wedding ceremony will be remembered for many years.

But have you taken the same care with your wedding ceremony? If you have the bog-standard council ceremony, how memorable will that be? Will the interest of your guests fade? Rather than really listening to your wedding vows, will your guests just be waiting for the drinks, food and entertainment? Read More »

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Beach Ceremony, Norfolk

21 August 2018

We had the happiest of days with our lovely couple, Wendy and Mark, when we conducted their beach ceremony in Norfolk.  Having discounted the sterile Registry Office option, they had been unable to find a venue that suited them. Wendy and Mark were blown away by the photographs of our own beach ceremony that we displayed at a wedding fair, run by the amazing Stephanie and her team from Truly Scrumptious Weddings and Events. Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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Anisah & Nadim, Girton College Cambridge

14 September 2016

Following a week of Indian wedding celebrations, the beautiful Anisah and Nadim enjoyed an essentially English wedding ceremony at Girton College, Cambridge.

Having met while on holiday with their families, Anisah and Nadim became friends who fell in love. Their wedding ceremony took place in the historic wood-panelled Great Hall in Girton College and was conducted by our lovely celebrant, Pam.  The Great Hall was full of colour with a mix of traditional and contemporary dress for family and friends from India, UK and other countries across the world. Read More »

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Scottish Australian Fusion Wedding

14 August 2016

Sarah & Joshua’s Scottish Australian Fusion Wedding was held at The Great Barn at Manor Farm, Bourn in Cambridgeshire.  Built in 1266 The Great Barn was dressed in festival lights and candles, providing a beautiful and atmospheric environment for the ceremony.

With Sarah’s Scottish background and Joshua’s Australian background, this wedding was destined to be an interesting fusion of both cultures.  There was a wonderful mixture of traditional Scottish kilts and contemporary short-sleeved shirts, braces, bowties and boutonniere of Scottish thistle. Read More »