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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...
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...
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...
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...
The Art of Handfasting
What is Handfasting? Handfasting is a beautiful, symbolic marriage ceremony, or ritual, and is believed to span several cultures dating back thousands of years. However, it is widely accepted as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 tradition that remains...
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...
Handtying vs Handfasting: A Guide for Couples
With the growing popularity of Handfasting as a ritual to include in a ceremony, you may have come across the beautiful images and braids on Pinterest. But did you know...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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