I create relaxed, creative and fun outdoor wedding ceremonies. My vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies and celebrations of life are filled with joy. I you would like the perfect ceremony, infused with your personality in a creatively different way, please get in touch!
What is your dream wedding?
Because I focus on creating outdoor wedding ceremonies with a creative twist, you will find that your festival wedding will be filled with colour and creative touches. From simple garden weddings, to romantic beach ceremonies, elopements, festivals, barns and boho chic weddings, your dreams can come true!
It is my pleasure to create perfectly joyful, creative and stress-free baby naming ceremonies so that you can welcome your baby .
Intimate and romantic vow renewals written just for you. Do you want to tell your love story? Or celebrate an important wedding anniversary? Whether on a budget in your back garden or at a place special to you as a couple, creating the perfect ceremony for you is my pleasure.
When a loved one dies, I can help you to find the words - for your cremation or burial, or interment of ashes. By the way, did you know that you can hold the service wherever you like, with the land owner's permission? You are in control - I can help you to create the perfect farewell - be it in a woodland burial, in your back garden or a place special to you and your loved one - it is your choice and I am here to help you at every step of the way.
What people say:
"That was the perfect ceremony. Thank you"
"All the family would love to say thank you for such an excellent reflection on Dads life and you have really captured everything our Dad meant to us all"
"Kate was our celebrant for our son’s naming ceremony. She was fantastic; so patient with changes to the service and incredibly personable. She helped me source additional things to make the day perfect and coped admirably with the number of small people during the service. Highly recommend, absolutely brilliant from our initial phone-call until the end of the event. Thank you"
"Thank you so much for renewing our vows yesterday. Everyone loved it and said how wonderful you were. I would also like to say a big thank you for the beautiful wedding stone. We have put it next to the TV so it's on show all of the time."
1) Hand Tying with ribbons (Hand fasting)
Such a romantic ancient tradition in which your hands are tied to your fiance's with ribbons or ropes in your chosen colours. The resulting eternity knot cannot be undone and is yours to keep - many couples frame this. By the way, this ceremony is the origin of the phrases 'Tying the knot' and 'The bonds of matrimony'!
2) Wedding ring warming
Your wedding rings are passed between the congregation allowing them all to imbue them with their love and best wishes, prayers or words of wisdom.
3) sand ceremony
You use different coloured sands to pour into a vessel of your choice to symbolise your union - as the grains of sand are now united, so are you. This is a wonderful way to show your own love, and also to include children or other important people into your ceremony. The vessel is yours to keep afterwards. You can choose the colours of sands you use.
4) Unity candle
Your own perfectly decorated candle to keep forever. This beautiful candle can be personalised to contain your vows, names, poetry, prayers etc is lit from your individual candles to symbolise your uniting. The candle is included in my fee and is yours to keep.
5) Quaich/loving cup
This is an ancient Scottish tradition - often combined with hand fasting. You hold the cup to each others lips to serve your first drink as a married couple. Traditionally this is whiskey, but you can choose your own tipple of choice.
6) cake and ale ceremony
This is a traditional ceremony in which the newly wed couple feed each other and their guests food and drink to symbolise their love for each other and their chosen family and friends. You can substitute your choice of food and drink - and this is often done whilst handfasted, to show how well you work together as a team.
7) Jumping over the broom
This has its roots in ancient history and is increasingly popular nowadays. A beautifully decorated 'bessom' broom is held by those you love and your first act as a newly recognised couple is to jump over it, as you jump into married life.
8) Oathing stone - a stone is chosen and given your initials and date of the ceremony. You say your vows over the stone or holding it, depending on how big it is (!) and keep it forever because like your love, it is eternal.
These and many more lovely ceremonies can be part of your special day.
Why Choose Kate
Six words to describe your ceremony:
1) Outdoors 2) Romantic 3) Fun 4) Creative 5) Organised 6) Personalised
There are no set texts. No proforma. Just your ideas and dreams and my creativity and know-how - the perfect team!