Capturing the spirit

Weddings & Civil Partnerships.

The most amazing part about using 'The Celebrant' for your wedding is that the options which are open to you and your loved one are endless as you are no longer bound by a wedding which can only take place in a licensed venue for marriages.

I can perform a ceremony for you under the stars with a candlelit service, or a twilight ceremony by the edge of the sea. You may dream of getting married within the castle walls or another local beauty spot. You can even get married in your garden or favourite pub or hotel if you wish.... your options are truly limitless..... time of day and location!

Many people believe that for a marriage to be recognised by law then a traditional ceremony has to take place however this is a misconception. The only two sentences you are required to repeat for your marriage to be recognised by law and a marriage certificate to be issued are the Declaratory words and the Contracting words, i.e.

"I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (your name) may not be joined in matrimony to (partners name)"

and

"I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (your name) do take thee (partners name) to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband)" (this wording will vary slightly for a Civil Partnership).

Many people are now choosing to attend their local Registrars Office and have the above simple marriage at a current cost of £43.50. They do this prior to the wedding celebration, often in the morning or have even been known to do it in their lunch hour the week prior. You just need the legal document!

Following this they then can use 'The Celebrant' to conduct a ceremony which is both meaningful and tailor made to meet your requirements. It is completely unique and it may be as formal or informal as you desire. If you wish I can even help you with writing your vows to each other and choosing readings or music. You may also like to include your children in the ceremony should you have them.... you see there really are no boundaries to this form of wedding celebration.

Finally, as with all ceremonies conducted by 'The Celebrant' it is completely up to you whether you have a religious element or not. You may choose to have a prayer or a hymn or if you and your partner come from different faiths you may wish to have a mixture of both. It's your wedding day, your ceremony and it's all about you!

Standard fee £400.