The beauty of having a Wedding Celebrant to officiate your day is that anything goes. Traditional, LGBT, religious, no religion, fun, wacky or a mixture of everything; so it really is unique to you as a couple
In the woodlands, on a beach, in the field or a barn. Maybe in a restaurant, hotel, a hall or your own back garden. All just waiting for us to weave our magic and build everlasting dreams when you tie the knot on your special day. I will compose a celebration of you both, your story so far and your hopes and dreams.
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
Henry David Thoreau
A recent wedding – Imraan & Victoria
My thanks to Anya Campbell for her kind permission to use a few photos of the wedding celebration
“You don’t marry the person you can live with—
you marry the person you can’t live without.”
A little ceremony or ritual within a ceremony could be a wonderful addition to enhance your celebration.
We can get our creative juices flowing to reflect your theme or personalise one of the more popular ones. Here’s just a few for you to consider.
A single rose has always meant “I love you” so it’s perfect to have such a beautiful flower to be the centre of a commitment ritual. This can be as simple as just an exchange of roses and promises by the couple, or where the guests are contributing by adding roses along with wishes for a beautiful and long-lasting future together.
How better to start your married life than with the warming of your Wedding rings by those who love you dearly. Tied carefully to a cushion or ribbons and passed along to each of your guests, everyone has an opportunity to hold the rings and either make a wish, give a blessing or say a little prayer that depicts their love and support for your marriage.
The lighting of candles can be an incredibly powerful ritual. The beauty of a candle-lighting ceremony is that, whatever your beliefs, the symbolism of the flame can have its own significance that is personal to you. From formal or religious settings to the more casual and homely, light represents different things to different people.
An ancient custom of ribbons tied together which symbolizes a bond between two people and the cutting of the ribbon demonstrates a beautiful yet simple ritual that signifies a fresh start for the couple beginning a new life together.
Quaich (loving cup)
A ‘Quaich’ (pronounced Quake but with the ‘ke’ replaced with a ‘ch’ like Loch) is a traditional Scottish, two handled cup, often known as the love cup as it symbolises love and partnership.
The ancient Celtic tradition of ‘Tying the Knot’
Unity rituals are a great way to enhance and give a truly intimate element to your Wedding Day, your Renewal of vows or as many do today, simply as a Handfasting ceremony itself, to represent the unification of two people.
Holding hands, ribbon, cord or some material that means something to you both is looped around the hands to signify your bonding. We can incorporate vows or a declaration at each loop which you can write or I can surely help with. It’s a beautiful way to involve family and friends, especially the children, it’s lovely for them to feel included in your ceremony.
Renewal of Vows
Renewal of vows, Joining of two partners or families
What a beautiful moment to say “I do” all over again or to say “We do” when two partners or families celebrate their coming together as one.
Understanding the journey you’ve been on and how you fell in love is fascinating and inspiring so why not share that with your family and friends? Second time around with two sets of children, overcoming challenges yet your love for each other thriving, and everyone fitting together like a jigsaw really calls for a wonderful celebration. And the wonderful thing about being a Celebrant is, there are no limits on the amazing ceremony we can create to capture your story.
Tracey was everything we had hoped for and more as a Celebrant. Tracey went above and beyond when getting ti know us, making us feel at ease and nothing was too much trouble. The personilsed ceremony was loved by us and our guests. Thank you, Becky and James x
After our day and how incredible Tracey was pre and during our wedding, we would not have changed a thing! Looking back if we had known from the beginning about a Celebrant, this is how we would have done our day 100%. We received no end of wonderful comments from our guests about how great she was during our ceremony. She helped us through every step, which relieved so much stress and helped make everything run smoothly. If you are thinking about using a Celebrant, then we couldn’t recommend Tracey enough. She will look after you and you will not be disappointed. Tony and Ashley