As your Celebrant

To write and officiate a bespoke tailored ceremony that together with you we have created a memorable, meaningful, personalised ceremony that will exceed your expectations

Weddings
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Weddings

Firstly CONGRATULATIONS on getting married, your special day, your ceremony your way and perfect in every way, allow me to help achieve your dreams and expectations. Every moment of your wedding day is precious from the dress, flowers and speeches, but the essence of the day is the ceremony itself There is a ceremony option that offers everything you desire and creating a stress-free ceremony is my speciality because I love what I do and do what I love Having been a Celebrant for many years and conducting hundreds of ceremonies from modern, traditional, non-religious and full Celtic Handfasting, the most popular is a combination of traditional vows and ring exchange with a modified handfasting making it unique and personal to you and fun and a spectacle for your guests, filled with joy, love, meaningful and romantic. Tailored to your beliefs, style and requirements. You choose to write your own vows if you wish, readings, poems and guest participation, time of day, spring, winter, autumn, or summer, it really is what you want. And best of all anywhere you want from your back garden, beach, lake side, New Forest, historic site, so together we achieve your perfect day and location to share with your family and friends. Whether you want to be married barefoot in a romantic ceremony or jeans and T-shirt on a beach, in formal clothes in a traditional ceremony we can create that meaningful occasion. Because every couple is unique we would meet and talk to plan just what your needs and dreams are, it is your day so you will always have the last say on all aspects of your wedding or commitment or vow renewal ceremony. Allow me the privilege of being your Celebrant


Handfasting
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Handfasting

In some ways, handfasting is much like a typical marriage, handfasting, followig the celtic tradition, is a betrothal or wedding ritual. the couple’s clasped hands are draped with a cord or ribbon. the couple with me gather with friends and family. they exchange vows and usually rings. often there are bridesmaids and friends assisting in the ceremony. the ceremony is usually held outdoors. This will include the couple joining hands and jumping a broomstick, this symbolizes the effort requred to make a committed relationship work. The ceremony is romantic and spiritual, celebrating the love between two people and preparing them for their future together. But this day is also a celebration of family and friends coming together to wish a couple well, flowers, music and food, fun for all. With this in mind i offer three choices of handfasting: 1. one year and a day handfasting, a betrothol of a year and a day. the cords may be loosely tied symdolizing that the handfasting is commitment (engagement). but one that is not onerous one.
2. full celtic handfasting this is an earth centred ceremony clearly focused on nature. one year and a day after being handfasted, the couple may return to the celebrant and repeat their vows with cords or ribbons tightly knotted to make the commitment binding. this symbolizes the intent to have a permanent relationship. this ritual is the source of the expression to tie the knot. you do not need to have done the year and a day ceremony to do this ceremony.
3. The knot ceremony – a partial handfasting sometimes a couple prefer a wedding ceremony and include a handfsting as part of their ceremony – immediately after saying their vows. this is becoming more popular. Handfasting are conducted in a circle, which is a symbol of eternity – a sign that life, love and happiness has no beginning and no end. all who enter the circle must keep sacred the cremonial space.
If you want help to book Stonehenge or any other ancient stone venue, I will need a full year's notice if you require my help as my fellowship can only make booking in April for the following year.


Vow renewals
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Vow renewals

This ceremony is for any maried couple who wish to celebrate renewing their marriage vows in a unique personal ceremony with family and friends. It may be an opportunity to commemorate a special anniversary such as 10th, 25th, 40th or 50th but the ceremony is just as apptopriate at any stage of your marriage. This ceremony contains the re-dedication of rings and vows.


Civil Partnerships
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Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships contain all the elements of both the wedding ceremonies or vow renewal depending on your individual requirments and needs. the ceremonies are the same and tailored to incorporate your style and requirments.


Baby naming
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Baby naming

This ceremony is tailored to your individual requirments; we would meet to plan the content of the ceremony so it is unique and memorable to you.


Funerals

What you need to know about the legal aspect of a celebrants wedding ceremony

Currently in England and Wales only registrars and designated religious clergy and officiants can legally complete the paperwork for marriage documents. This means that (for the time being) this part remains separate to your wedding celebration ceremony. You can arrange to visit the register office to formalise the paper work at a time convenient to you – which may be on the morning of your wedding or a day or two before. I suggest you don’t exchange rings before the registrar. I do not need to see any documentation in order to conduct your wedding celebration; it is entirely up to you when you hold your legal marriage. I deliver a ceremony which is similar to that of a civil registrar led wedding, your guest need not know and will be pleasantly surprised at how personal it is.