WEDDING & FAMILY CELEBRATIONS
Bespoke Wedding & Family ceremonies.
Wedding & Civil Partnership Celebrations
Civil Partnership Conversion Ceremonies
Baby & Naming Celebrations
Vow Renewals Celebrations
If you can find a reason to celebrate ~ I can design a ceremony for you!
Your imagination is your only limitation!
I work closely with my husband Kevin, who is a wedding photographer at HeadOverHeels Photography. He knows just how to capture the special moments during a Celebrant led wedding. You can view some of his beautiful photographs here
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The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation believe that few things in life can be more important or rewarding, than giving such a person a chance to have their dream wedding day, with all the excitement, love and happiness that brings.
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Wedding and Family Celebrant
An unbelievably busy few days! 4 ceremonies the weekend before last…2 Vow renewals and 2 weddings…I think I had most people in tears during all 4 ceremonies (tears of laughter and joy… just to clarify!)
All four ceremonies were soooo different, sand ceremonies… handfasting… rose exchanges… poetry… live music…a gorgeous doggy bestman…BUT what shone out was the love, the overwhelming love for the couples and families I had the honour of conducting ceremonies for!
The weather was gorgeous throughout and I managed somehow to get some bizarre tan lines on Saturday!
And its the little things that count of a big day too…That’s what being a good Celebrant is all about, paying attention to ALL of those little things.
I always advise my brides, especially for outdoor ceremonies, to invest in some heel protectors for their high heels and to let the ladies attending know about their availability too…They are an inexpensive way of making sure heels don’t sink into grass or uneven ground and saves ruining a pair of nice shoes to boot…
Hydration is a must! Ensuring nervous brides and grooms have eaten so they aren’t feeling faint as they exchange their vows…On a hot day, making sure people have remembered their suntan lotion, mozzie repellent, plasters and depending on your location …a nice big hat! I carry a first aid kit in my car and a little sewing kit too (I have been known to sew a button or two on on the big day!)
I just need to remember to take my own advice and pack the suntan lotion in the car!!
After the buzz of 4 wonderful ceremonies I had to knuckle down and finish writing all of my ceremonies for July..They are all done now and out with my couples for their input and edits.I think it is so important that the writing of a ceremony is a two way street….I am after all, putting my spin on someone else’s relationship and I need to get it just right.There is no ‘one script fits all’ approach from me.
I can start the finishing touches for my June ceremonies tomorrow and then I get the pleasure of starting to read more wonderful love stories as I move on to writing my August ceremonies.
So as you can see, it’s not all JUST about standing at the front of a crowd of people and saying a few words…It is about crafting a ceremony, prepping and printing copies, readings, and vows and making sure that all eventualities are covered on the big day.It’s a busy time, but there is no better job in the world..