Ideas & Inspiration
One of the logistical questions I ask all my couples as a Celebrant is: ‘Do you want a traditional entrance with the groom waiting at the front with me and...
Good news. You’re getting married in the Netherlands. Congratulations! You will love the Dutch wedding ceremony. But first, before you plunge into the planning, let’s think about the order of events.
A eulogy is a speech, or piece of writing, in praise of a particular person, or thing. These can be living eulogies – i.e.
The simple answer here is that a funeral should reflect the family’s wishes, and people are increasingly looking for a service that fully represents the loved one they have lost.
Unity ceremonies symbolise the joining of two people together as one, they offer magical moments within a wedding ceremony where two separate journeys come together onto a single pathway.
Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
A wedding is guaranteed to be one of the most emotionally-charged days that you will experience in your whole life. And this can be even truer when there’s someone very...
It’s a question parents often ask me as a funeral celebrant. In this article, I will explain why attending a funeral can be a healthy, healing and positive experience for children.
Getting married this year? Then here’s some useful advice on how to make your big day go with a bang…
Music can be so important in life and is always something to consider when organising a funeral. Music can uplift the soul even at the hardest of times.
When a couple has children, either from their relationship or from previous relationships, I ask how they envision including the children in the ceremony.
Ever wonder why people throw rice or confetti at newlywed couples at weddings? This post-ceremony practice has been around since ancient Roman times and isn’t just a festive way of...
In the same way that wedding couples are increasingly looking to find more personal ways of tying the knot, families in the UK are also beginning to seek out alternative...
Everyone loves a good surprise, especially at a wedding ceremony.
With a dizzying array of Naming Ceremony reading suggestions on the internet, this task can become overwhelming. Before you trawl through websites, think about what you are trying to achieve?
Up until the Nineties, relatives of a deceased person had to try to persuade a local church minister to lead the funeral service… because, well, the church’s way was The Way.
In this blog, we talk to the absolutely fantastic, Bristol-based, florist Fiona Lafon of Emerald and Jade.
Our lovely TCD Celebrant and Resident Blogger, Katie Keen, talks to us about Naming Ceremonies, from their history to Fairy-UnGodly Parents! (Yes there is such a thing!).
An interview with the wonderful Celebrant, Vanessa Buckley as she talks us through her journey and explores how funerals have changed over time...
Traditions and laws around the world, in relation to the giving and taking of a forename and a surname, are so varied and indeed complicated that it is fair to...
Greece is an amazing destination for your wedding. You are practically guaranteed sunshine, gorgeous scenery and it’s easy to get to from almost anywhere in the world. All of Greek...
The opportunities for getting married in the 21st century have never been so abundant and choice so diverse.
Want a reading with a difference for your wedding ceremony? Whilst some love traditional poems, they don't suit every couple.
So, you are planning an outdoor wedding. Amazing, nothing like the bright blue sky, warmth on your back and sweet sounds of a light breeze in the air.
Did you know you can have your loved one at home for their funeral service? There are natural and arguably more personal alternatives to a funeral home.
Handfasting is a beautiful, symbolic marriage ceremony, or ritual, and is believed to span several cultures dating back thousands of years.