Bespoke Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies
Some couples do not want to be restricted by the conventions and rituals of the past and many feel that religious ceremonies do not reflect who they are. As an independent, professional Celebrant I will help you to create a personal and meaningful ceremony which reflects your personalities, your lifestyle and your relationship.
Together we will create the ceremony of your dreams. You choose where to hold the ceremony – on a beach, in a forest, on a boat or in your garden – the possibilities are endless. We are not restricted to licensed venues as Registrars are.
You are also free to choose any words or readings and develop your own, personal vows and promises. I will help and guide you in this process and if required, I can suggest readings and assist you in articulating your promises to each other. The end result is a bespoke, personal and unique ceremony that truly reflects you and your relationship.
How it works:
Before or after your ceremony you attend the Registry office to register your marriage (just as you would officially register the birth of a child separately to having the naming ceremony or christening). You are then free to enjoy the personal, meaningful ceremony you have planned, in the presence of your family and friends, at the venue of your choice.
'Can I just say thank you again for the ceremony, we're really glad we chose you to do it' (Joanne and Nic, 14.06.15).
‘It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've had the honour of seeing' (Wedding Guest, 14.06.15).
'Thank you for arranging an amazing ceremony. It was not only what we wanted and more, it was also beautifully conducted and this meant the world to us. We really appreciate the effort, care and attention you gave' (Ronnie and Jo, 22.04.16).
'We just wanted to say thank you again for conducting our wedding last month. The ceremony was so beautiful and we really appreciate all the time you took to get it right. It was exactly what we wanted. We will treasure our copy [of the ceremony script], it was perfect' (Tina and Joe, 10.09.16)
'Helpful, thorough, good fun, professional, lovely ceremony with everyone at ease. Bespoke narrative, observations, meaningful vows, made such a difference and for a memorable occasion. We were thrilled with Helen's approach and confidence, all went to plan and guests loved it and congratulated us on a brilliant ceremony never to be forgotten' (Keith B. 05.08.16)
'We arrived home [to the U.S.] from our trip late last night, so absolutely pleased, blissful, ecstatic, and somewhat in-disbelief with how perfect our wedding day (and the trip on whole) was! Thank you so much for putting together a ceremony that was a exact match for our needs, beliefs, and goals for the unity for us as couple and family - “lovely”, “beautiful”, “serene”, “heart-warming” are all adjectives that were used to describe the ceremony by Hannah, Nick, and the kids. And we surely agree.
Again, our utmost gratitude to you for crafting a literally perfect marriage ceremony for us!' (Philip and Sandra, 22.04.17)
‘We would just like to say a huge thank you for helping us celebrate Sarah and Aidan's wedding last week.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, so much more meaningful than any other wedding we have ever attended.
You were just wonderful and helped to make it a very special day that we will treasure forever.
Thank you so much.’ (Jill & Dave, June 2018)
'Helen... a HUGE thank you for your help with the ceremony. So many people told us that it was the best wedding ceremony that they’d been to. We loved it. So glad that we went with you rather than than the registrar route.' (Sarah and Aidan, 16.06.18)
'Helen conducted our hand-fasting ceremony yesterday and we have nothing but praise for her. Wonderfully organised, beautifully written, and such a calming influence on a pretty nerve wracking day! Thank you so much x' (Sara and Alex, 25.08.18)
We just wanted to drop you a line to say how fantastic your ceremony was. Pretty much every person at the wedding commented on how well written and presented it was.
It really was the perfect balance of humour sincerity and love.' (Tom and Ash, 15.12.18).