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What is a Marriage Celebrant in Australia?
Getting married is one of the most exciting events in anyone's life, and finding the perfect wedding celebrant is crucial for making the day truly special. In Australia, marriage celebrants...
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Reflecting brightly coloured rainbow wedding celebrations in your ceremony
With summer just around the corner many couples are looking to style their special day with a little (or a lot!) of bright colour. Instagram is full of floristry and...
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5 top tips for guests at a gay wedding ceremony
Guest etiquette at a same-sex wedding ceremony You and I, would both agree on the joyous nature of our LGBT community and if you are someone, who is about to attend...
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Bespoke rituals for bespoke weddings!
Having a Celebrant led wedding is all about choice and all about you! There are no rules, anything and everything goes, with the ultimate goal of creating something completely unique...
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Top Budget Ideas for a Wedding
A big factor and often the first hurdle when planning a wedding is the budget. Before couples can start getting into the exciting details of planning, money can dominate what...
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Registrar or Celebrant? You have a choice!
“Does a Registrar have to officiate our ceremony at a UK licensed venue?” One UK Celebrant answers the questions asked by many couples when deciding on their wedding officiant, including...
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Alternative Wedding Ceremony Ideas – The Exchange of Gins
Forget the exchanging of rings, we're loving the idea of exchanging gins! If you're looking for an alternative wedding ceremony idea then this is definitely one to add to the...
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How to plan an affordable luxury wedding that’s also eco-friendly
Quite often when browsing Instagram and Pinterest the most stunning styled shoots takeover your grid that absolutely take your breath away. But often, it's difficult to comprehend the expense behind...
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What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?
So, what are micro weddings and why are they so popular? Micro weddings are weddings on a smaller scale – yes pretty much exactly what they say on the tin!...
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10 of our favourite Essex Wedding Venues for Celebrant-led weddings
If you’re planning on getting married in Essex, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues; whether you’re looking for a grand country manor with sweeping views, a...
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Ceremony Music Ideas For Your Eclectic Wedding Day
When it comes to your wedding music you want something that suits both the two of you as a couple, your venue and your vibe of the day. Your ceremony...
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The Art of Handfasting: A complete guide to handfasting ceremonies
In the tapestry of wedding traditions, few threads shimmer with such ancient magic as handfasting. This captivating ritual, with its roots in Celtic and pagan customs, transcends mere ceremony. It's...
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5 Luxury Wedding Venues near Cork, Ireland
Full of lush greenery, epic landscapes and historic locations,  Ireland is home to many beautiful wedding venues. It's the perfect place to celebrate your love and tie the knot. Whether...
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Your Guide to Getting Married in Scotland
Dreaming of a unique and unforgettable wedding experience? Look no further than Scotland! With its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, Scotland offers a picturesque backdrop for couples seeking...
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How to Find your Wedding Ceremony Style
Finding your unique wedding ceremony style can be daunting and a little overwhelming. Your Pinterest board may showcase an array of pins in a Boho style with tassels and tanned...
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5 Wedding Sand Ceremony Kits For Your Special Day
Adding a modern twist to a traditional day is a great way to make your wedding ceremony more personal. Adding a sand or unity ceremony is a visual and symbolic...
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8 Incredible Eco Wedding Ideas for An Unforgettable Ceremony
Eco wedding ideas are trending these days, and with good reason. As humanity moves towards a more earth-friendly way of celebrating special moments, there are many ideas to consider when...
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How A Celebrant Led Wedding Can Fuse Cultures And Traditions Together
If you're looking for a personalised bespoke ceremony, and you would like to get married in a place of your choice then this is just one of the many reasons...
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So you think you’d like a Star Wars wedding?
Themed weddings are so on trend right now. Everyone wants some fun and laughter in their lives. When you use a celebrant at your wedding, we guarantee a totally unique...
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A Guide to Wedding Celebrants and Venues in Australia & New Zealand
A wedding day is one of the most significant moments in a couple's life, and finding the right celebrant and venue can make all the difference. In this guide, we...
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40 Unity Rituals from around the World
A unity ritual is a symbolic ceremony that represents the coming together of individuals, families, or communities. These rituals often symbolize unity, harmony, and the beginning of a shared journey...
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Live music to jazz up your wedding ceremony
Getting the party started at the ceremony Live music at a wedding can come in many forms. One thing for sure is it always makes an impact and, depending on...
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Celebrant secrets to a relaxed wedding ceremony
One celebrant shares a few professional tricks to make sure that your guests feel like they are a huge part of your day… from the ones you’ve known for 20...
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Intimate Elegance: Discovering the Charm of Small Wedding Venues in Kent
When it comes to celebrating love, sometimes, less truly is more. For couples seeking an intimate and heartfelt ambiance, Kent offers a plethora of charming small wedding venues that are...
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Crafting the Perfect Wedding: Aligning Your Ceremony with Your Style and Personality
When it comes to getting married, it's all about making the day uniquely yours. After all, a wedding is more than just saying 'I do'; it's a chance to showcase...
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Enchanting Castles to Get Married in Scotland
Scotland, with its breathtaking landscapes and rich history, offers a magical setting for couples seeking a fairytale wedding. Imagine exchanging vows amidst ancient walls, ornate interiors, and stunning surroundings. If...
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Alternative wedding ceremony options for free-spirited souls
If lockdown has taught us nothing else, it’s the value of love and how important it is to be true to ourselves. Now, big flashy weddings might be the right...
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The Best Brighton Wedding Venues For Your Seaside Wedding
Planning a wedding in Brighton? Whether you're wanting a seaside vibe, a city soiree or a quirky celebration of your love, this vibrant city has a lot to offer! Roxy...
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Christmas wedding inspiration!
Tis the season to be married! With many couples getting engaged between December and Valentine's Day, one excited Celebrant looks at festive winter weddings and shares some Christmas wedding inspiration...
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Rustic Elegance: Unveiling the Charm of Barn Wedding Venues in Kent
For couples seeking a wedding venue that exudes rustic charm and timeless elegance, look no further than a barn wedding venue in Kent. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and rich in...
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How to style a romantic wedding with historical elements
Choosing your style for your wedding is one of the first things you will discover when planning your special day. This may change or evolve throughout your planning journey, especially...
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Modern Handfasting Ceremonies Explained
Modern handfasting ceremonies are more than just a pretty throwback to ancient Celtic traditions. They're an exquisite expression of love, commitment, and unity, infused with rich symbolism and personalized rituals...
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Celebrants in New Zealand: Can They Marry Tourists?
New Zealand is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. It is no wonder why many couples from all over the world choose to tie the...
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Colourful Outdoor Wedding At Dairyhouse Farm Barn In Somerset
This beautiful outdoor wedding set at Dairyhouse Farm Barn Weddings is full of vibrant colours and striking sunsets. Full of ethical details it has a lot to offer when it...
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Home is where the heart is; planning a garden wedding
Weddings at home are increasingly popular, and it’s no surprise as they fit with two key wedding trends; focussing the budget on what matters most to you rather than what’s...
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How to include Indian rituals in an Indian/Western fusion wedding
What Indian rituals can I include in my non-religious Western style wedding?  As an Asian celebrant, Sonal Dave was recently very lucky, to be able to conduct a non-religious, spiritual...
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What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?
You’ve planned your ceremony, and you’ve decided to have a unity ritual. Adding a wine ceremony is a great way to symbolise the unity of your two lives together. Wine...
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A Dutch wedding ceremony: 10 steps to the perfect order of events
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. In...
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3 ways to turn a wedding celebration into a ceremony
How to make a wedding more than a very expensive party According to recent news reports the average wedding in the UK now costs £27,000 and can take up to...
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The Top Wedding Venues in New Zealand
New Zealand is a breathtakingly beautiful country, making it a popular destination for couples who want to get married in a stunning location. Whether you are a local or planning...
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First steps towards planning your wedding
As we enter prime engagement season between Christmas and Valentine's Day, one husband and wife team of Celebrants takes a look at what to consider when planning your wedding. Step...
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Tips To Honour Your Deceased Loved Ones At Your Wedding
Your wedding day is filled with emotional moments you wish to share with friends and loved ones, but the reality for many couples is that some of their dearest family...
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Should I have flowers at my wedding ceremony?
For 27 years, one of our members, Patricia worked as a florist, specialising in wedding flowers. She knows a thing or two about jazzing up your big day with flowers....
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A Micro Wedding Styled Shoot at a Former Prison in Canterbury
Last year, as we saw the size of weddings significantly restricted, we at Rose & Grace Ceremonies set out to inspire couples with a styled micro-wedding that was bold, edgy...
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9 Beautiful Ways to Honour Loved Ones in a Wedding Ceremony
Weddings are Emotional! 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...
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Why have a Destination Wedding?
Planning your wedding is no mean feat.  It takes patience, stamina and for some quite a budget!  Every bride and groom who choses to have their ceremony on their home...
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Pretty in Pink – A Cotswold Wedding Style Shoot
Who doesn't love a pink car? This absolutely stunning shoot set up by one of our gorgeous members, Tara Health-Arnold is the focus on our styled shoot inspiration blog today....
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Hygge winter weddings on a DIY budget
What is HYGGE?! Well, I hear you say, I know what a winter wedding is, and I understand the concept of DIY and working within a budget, but what the...
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The Ultimate Guide on How to Write your Vows
Do you and your partner plan to write your own vows for your wedding ceremony? You’re probably feeling a touch overwhelmed right now. Afterall, how can you turn the beautiful...
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Keeping love local: A countryside wedding styled shoot
If you're looking for an English Country Garden themed wedding and venue, then this is the blog for you! When the moodboard hit my inbox I was in love with...
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How to invite God to your Civil Wedding
If you’re not getting married in a church, synagogue, mosque or temple, UK law is adamant that you can’t invite God to your wedding. A registrar-led marriage ceremony can’t be...
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Planning your Wedding Ceremony
You’re engaged! Congratulations! It’s a really exciting time in your life. There are so many wonderful things to organise when planning your big day, including the most important part, the...
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Creative Ceremony Backdrops For Your Wedding or Naming Ceremonies
When it comes to styling your ceremony there are many ways to add a personal touch and infuse your day with a showstopping piece. Adding creative ceremony backdrops is just...
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Steps to planning a beach wedding in Cornwall
It appears that everyone loves the idea of having a beach wedding - and that beautiful Cornwall is the number 1 choice in the UK. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather (most...
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Ask a Celebrant – Top Celebrants Reveal all on Wedding Vows
As Celebrants, we hear a lot of wedding vows from the traditional 'to have and to hold' to the outrageous promises to walk across America together (yes that's been done!). I...
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Wedding Trends: Our Celebrants Predict How We’ll Wed Next Year
The wedding trends of 2023 will be shaped by our recent past, with a focus on sustainability, intimacy, and fun! It seems strange to be saying that 2023 wedding trends...
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What is unique about celebrant led weddings?
One Australian born officiant asks those all important questions to discover the unique elements of a celebrant led ceremony. All celebrants are passionate about their work and about creating the...
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Add extra personality into your Wedding with a Unity Ceremony!
So what exactly is a unity ceremony? Unity ceremonies symbolise the joining of two people together as one, they offer magical moments within a wedding ceremony where two separate journeys...
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How to plan a vegan wedding ceremony
Eco and ethical weddings: a vegan viewpoint Planning a wedding, as we all know, is not without its challenges. From finding the perfect venue to locating the most exquisite dress,...
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Secrets to a successful outdoor ceremony
Top tips for planning an outdoor ceremony The dream wedding ceremony…? A great big gathering outdoors on a gorgeous, blue sky, summer’s day. Obvs. For some this is the absolute...
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Unity Candle Ceremony: Everything you need to know
As you move into the beautiful bond of marriage, it isn't uncommon to feel the need to recognise this life-changing moment in a memorable, symbolic way. One modern wedding tradition...
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Olives, ouzo and pomegranates! Celebrant led weddings, Greece!
Chosen Greece for your destination wedding? Are you looking through your destination wedding options on line? Are you looking at an array of beautiful sandy beaches, stunning blue waters, ancient...
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Sand Ceremonies – What’s it all about?
Sand Ceremonies: What are they, why do we do them and how you can create a special sand ceremony yourself! Sand ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular as couples are finding...
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What is a divorce ceremony and why should I have one?
Like any moment in our lives were change or transition takes place, Divorce can be very personal. A journey unique to each individual and couple. A divorce ceremony enables you...
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The Celebrant and their Role in your Celebration
Times and attitudes to our celebrations are going through mass change around the world.   Throughout this change the Celebrant was founded in Australia thanks to Lionel Murphy, in July...
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Handfasting vs Handtying: A Guide for Couples
With the growing popularity of Handfasting as a ritual to include in a ceremony, you may have come across beautiful images and braids on Pinterest. But did you know that...
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