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Hi, I'm Alicen
Hello! I’m a wedding, funeral & naming celebrant based in Bridport, Dorset. Writing beautiful, heartfelt ceremonies is my absolute joy. I love any opportunity to be creative and make your ceremony different and special to you. Bringing people together, engaging them with stories, ritual and the occasional joke is my speciality. I listen carefully to you & share my experience and suggestions, as/when you need them. So, your ceremony will be everything you love and nothing you don’t. My personality is warm, friendly, confident & calm. Previously I was a Dorset registrar, and my background is in communications (PR & presentation skills training). I’ve also completed 2 years of counselling skills – all of which are very useful. I’m married & I have 2 adult children, a crazy spaniel and a lazy cat.
What's my ceremony style?
I’m very imaginative, and like to explore the ‘what-ifs’, whilst keeping my ceremonies completely authentic & personal. I can confidently say that my ceremonies are never boring and are free of pointless excess packaging & padding. I’m known for my sense of fun, which might remain very subtle, or we might go all out for the laughs in your ceremony – as appropriate. After years working in PR, I’m a skilled communicator & can write in your voice, so your ceremony feels just right for you. I love creating fresh takes on tradition, combining your favourite elements with spangly new ideas. My aim is always to create a wonderful, memorable ceremony, which is even more ‘you’ than you could have imagined. I’m a very warm person. I love babies, children, elderly folk, everyone in between & the family dog, . My ceremonies are family-friendly and inclusive, plus I always consider anyone with special needs or a disability.
Why choose Alicen?
I’m proud to create a ceremony for you that’s truly original & imaginative – a genuine one-off. It will be full of meaning and your personality. I’m a supportive, joyful celebrant to have in your corner, someone you can be sure will look after you and bring confidence and positivity to your day.
What do I offer?
My couples are fun, creative, busy people from all walks of life. They might get their fix from having an unusual job, travelling, or their hobbies – the range is huge. The most important thing after their relationship is family and friends. They come from all over the world, from different traditions, nationalities, genders, sexualities …. and are all wonderfully and brilliantly unique. They want everyone to have a good time and to feel included and that’s my speciality. My ceremonies are full of laughter and fun but also incredibly romantic and genuine. I don’t like ceremonies that are full of cliches, so I make sure your wedding fits you like a glove. There will probably be some classic wedding traditions in there because we all love them but you will definitely get some original ideas from me – just for you. When we meet and I hear your story – the inspiration comes!
My weddings are fun, original, inclusive and engaging. I listen to what kind of wedding you want and take time to get to know you, so I can write a ceremony that’s super personal. I have a flat rate for weddings which includes pretty much everything apart from travel. I will definitely do a rehearsal for you and help you with speeches if you would like me to. I can also MC later in the day.
Why choose Alicen for your wedding?
You could choose me if you a) want a ceremony that’s fun and heartfelt (not boring or bland) b) if you actually want to love and enjoy every bit of the ceremony (instead of feeling stressed and nervous) c) if you want the ceremony to be about you (instead of samey-same) d) if you want to bounce ideas off and have a laugh with your celebrant e) if you want someone who’s professional, responsive and calm f) finally, if you want a celebrant who gets you, gets on well with everyone well and does a damn fine ceremony, let’s have chat.
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