How you choose to express your love, devotion and life-long commitment to each other is a hugely personal choice.
It is often the case that we want to celebrate our love for our partners. When you have found the one, your soul mate you want to shout it from the roof tops! Over time, traditions have changed and not everybody has the desire to get married or have a civil partnership. Perhaps you have been married before and do not want to do it again, maybe things are just complicated. There’s no need to feel left out though. After all love is love and if you want to celebrate your love and commitment, in a unique and special way with your family and friends then I can help you do that. Such ceremonies can include all the traditional elements of a wedding; you can say vows, exchange rings, have your best friend read a poem, play music and kiss passionately in front of your family and friends – there’s no right or wrong format it is totally up to you.
Commitment ceremonies can take place wherever you like and whatever time of day you wish. Perhaps it will be a sunny afternoon on a canal boat, on a lake jetty, by the side of a beautiful tarn – dare to dream big!
I want you to have the best day and have everything that you had hoped for. I can deliver a ceremony that is fresh and modern or based on tradition. I am so enthusiastic about weddings and get so excited for my couples. It’s important we click so we have a good rapport, many laughs and a whole lot of trust. Organising your ceremony should be enjoyable and with minimal stress. I make the time to get to know you well so that you feel more relaxed on the day and are just ready to take it all in and feel the love. Communication is everything as it will help reduce any stress and anxieties. You can get in touch with me by phone, email or over Zoom for extra meetings so your mind is completely at ease. I will work alongside you from the day you choose me as your celebrant to the day of the ceremony. Your ceremony will be unique – no other couple will have a ceremony like yours.
There is one thing I can’t do however and it’s a big one – I can’t do the legal bit. In England and Wales only faith leaders and registrars can legally marry you. To do this you would need to go to your local registry office, with 2 witnesses and get your legal marriage certificate in a ‘Statutory Ceremony’. It is really quick and doesn’t cost the earth (less than £100). You repeat the legal vows and sign the register in a similar way you would register a birth or death. You don’t even need to exchange rings. I suggest you do this before your wedding ceremony so it is out the way and done with.
So, if this sounds like something you would like to do, please get in touch without any obligation. I would love to hear about your hopes, wishes and dreams.
Each part of your commitment ceremony can be handcrafted to suit your desires. My promise to you is it will be a unique, totally bespoke ceremony that will be entwined in your memories forever.
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DEPOSIT £250 due at time of booking
For ceremonies within a 25-mile radius of CA2.
Additional mileage of 45p a mile is charged for ceremonies further afield.