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Hi, I'm Alicen
Hello – I am a full-time, experienced wedding and funeral celebrant based in Bridport, Dorset. There are countless ways to say ‘I do’, ‘thank you’, or ‘goodbye’. I write beautiful, bespoke ceremonies that express your love for each other and create the perfect atmosphere. My ceremonies are inspired by your story & everything you love. I listen carefully to you & offer ideas, which you’re welcome to keep, ditch or adapt! I’m someone you can trust 100%, who’s fun, imaginative, friendly, professional & calm. I’m chatty & caring with your relatives & helpful to fellow suppliers. Before setting up my business, I was a registrar with the Dorset Registration Service, and prior to that, I worked in comms as a PR consultant and public speaking trainer. I have an MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University. I’ve been married for 24 years & have 2 children, a cat & a crazy spaniel.
What's my ceremony style?
My ceremonies are authentic to you. After years working in pr I’m skilled at finding your ‘voice’ – so your ceremony sounds like you. I love coming up with fresh takes on tradition – weaving old and new to create something beautiful and unique for you. My ceremonies are very warm and family-friendly: everyone feels welcome and included, whether or not they are actively taking part.
Why choose Alicen?
I take pride in creating an original, imaginative ceremony for you – a true one-off. Whatever you hope for, your ceremony will be completely personal and meaningful to you. As we prepare for your special day, I will be a fun person to share ideas with – professional, supportive and positive.
What do I offer?
I don’t have an ideal couple at all but without exception, the couples who contact me are lovely, fun, interesting and interested. They might get their fix from having an unusual job, travelling, or their niche hobbies, some of which are hilarious. Music, films, games, food, wine and Christmas are often important – but not as important as their family, friends, children and dogs/cats/other pets to share them with. They come from all over the world, from different traditions, nationalities, genders, sexualities …. and are all wonderfully and brilliantly unique. My favourite ceremony is the one that does them justice. It will be very personal. There will probably be some classic wedding tradition in there (I can’t help it) plus some original ideas, just for you. When I meet you, that’s when the inspiration comes!
My weddings are fun, original, inclusive and engaging. I don’t have set packages – I just listen to what you want and take time to get to know you, so I can write a ceremony that says ‘I do’ your way. The ceremony needs to be about you and in your style. My ceremonies are inspired by your love story & everything you love in life. I offer ideas, which you’re welcome to keep, ditch or adapt as you like. I’m someone you can trust 100%, who’s good fun, imaginative, friendly, professional and calm. I’m chatty & caring with your relatives – from the oldest to the youngest & helpful with other suppliers. You’ll love your ceremony and I promise, we’ll have a great time creating it.
Why choose Alicen for your wedding?
If you want to enjoy every bit of the ceremony – from the planning to the day itself, you need a wedding celebrant you can relate to, share your worries with and have a laugh with. All my couples become like friends in the run-up to the big day, and that feels very special. I’ll take pride in creating an original, imaginative ceremony for you – a true one-off. It will be really personal and meaningful to you and an exciting, happy experience.
Unfortunately Beautiful Day Celebrant is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Renewal of Vows
Hello – I am an imaginative, experienced and friendly wedding celebrant based in Bridport, West Dorset. There are countless words and ways to say ‘I do – again’ to your partner. I write beautiful renewal of vows ceremonies that express exactly what you want to say, in the way you want to say it. Every ceremony I write is unique. My first inspiration is your story – from your first date, to this moment of renewing your commitment. I suggest new ideas, so your ceremony becomes everything you love. You’ll find me fun to work with, professional, empathetic and creative. I look forward to meeting you.
£350 - £650
Why choose Alicen for your renewal of vows?
I take pride in creating an original, imaginative renewal of vows ceremony for you – a true one-off. Whatever you hope for, your ceremony will be really personal, creative and meaningful to you. As we prepare for your special day, you’ll be able to have complete confidence that I will help you have a beautiful, memorable day.
Hello – I am an empathetic, very experienced and friendly funeral celebrant. I specialise in bespoke funerals and celebrations of life. There are so many ways to say goodbye to someone we love. & every ceremony I write is unique. My first inspiration is the story of your loved one who has died: the events, achievements and people that have made them happy. There are no rules, so I encourage you to include whatever music or readings feel right. I suggest ideas and advise you as much as you wish, listening carefully to your thoughts, whether you have strong ideas or aren’t sure what you want. As an independent celebrant, I offer secular, humanist, spiritual and religious funerals. I work closely with most of the funeral directors and burial ground owners in the area. You are welcome to contact me through them or directly.
Why choose Alicen for your funeral?
I take pride in creating an original, imaginative ceremony for you – a true one-off. Whatever you hope for, your ceremony will be really personal and meaningful to you. You will find me an empathetic, supportive and positive celebrant.
Reviews for Beautiful Day Celebrant
Total Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 5
Alicen is amazing!!
Alicen was brilliant! We could not asked for a better celebrant. She took so much pressure of our shoulders by working with our initial thoughts to craft a highly personalised, unique and creative ceremony. She introduced us to some great ideas that we would not have come up with on our own and really helped us develop and make the most out of what we had in mind. Alicen was easy to communicate with (and patient with us when we were inundated with other bits of wedding planning!). Alicen was calm, confident, warm and organised. She worked in plenty of humour (which we asked for), really engaged with the guests to deliver a ceremony that many of our friends and family have described as the most personal, unique and enjoyable wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Alicen was also great at delivering the more touching and emotional parts of the ceremony.
Alicen is a superstar
Alicen led our commitment ceremony last month and it turned out to be everything and more that we had hoped it would be. It was the best, happiest day with laughter and romance – a perfect balance – two families became one. Thanks Alicen
Relaxed wedding on a boat
Alicen is so professional and friendly, even on our first meeting it felt that we had known her for years. She made us feel so relaxed and listened to everything that we wanted our ceremony to be. Alicen kept in contact with us while writing the ceremony. Matt and Sue