Have you got a love story you want to tell here in the Lake District? I help couples celebrate their dream wedding by writing their personal, memorable love story. I love meeting couples and families, hearing their stories and creating a unique ceremony for them to remember always. Being able to help celebrate the most significant times in their lives in life, love and loss gives me special satisfaction.
I work with couples and families to create their individual, personal;, memorable ceremonies. If my wedding couples want to have some of their ceremony – maybe their vows delivered in another language – either Spanish, German or French – although I am not fluent in any language other than English, I am willing to rise to the challenge for them!
I meet with my couples initially either face-to-face by email on the ‘phone or virtually for me to listen to their ideas and plans for their wedding celebration service, how we can work together, timescales and when we have mutually agreed to work together, we can plan the route together to your dream wedding. I offer guidance and advice, when asked and write and deliver an appropriate, respectful and entirely personal service in line with your wishes. I provide a draft of the ceremony at the appropriate time giving couples time for editing. I include cultural aspects and relevant rituals when my couples want these included. Based on the information couples provide to me, I will draft vows and commitments, gather and edit tributes, readings, and contributions by others, I write the complete wedding celebration service based on discussions with my couples and deliver their ceremony at their chosen venue. I also provide a hard copy of the service and all contributions after the wedding celebration service.
Family and friends participate in the ceremony as much or as little as my couples want. Sometimes the parents of the couple are given a role in the wedding ceremony.
For naming ceremonies, the God/Guideparents and/or Grandparents may have a role in the ceremony – once again its the choice of my couples … the Customer is King! , its Your Ceremony, Your Choice.
Whether you are looking for a Wedding or Partnership celebration, Renewal of Vows, Baby-Naming Ceremony or Funeral or Memorial Ceremony in the Lake District, Lakeceremonies am able to create a personal, memorable ceremony for you that is:-
• traditional or unique and personal ( vows and promises). Although I am traditional – your ceremony is for you ...
• with or without cultural inclusions
• with or without the inclusion of rituals significant to yourselves
• with or without the inclusions of religious aspects in your ceremony
• including your theme if you wish
• incorporating – if you wish – poetry, music, tributes, testimonials, quizes … there are no limits.
Wherever you want, beachside, hillside, mountainside, hotel, castle, barn, marquee, outside or inside, for whoever you want. The choice is yours, let me know what you want and we’ll write your love story and work towards your dream ceremony together.
Funerals – Having written my Mum and then my Dad’s Funerals services and then an interment of ashes ceremony for a friend, I was encouraged to do more funerals. Following training I now work with 2 local funeral directors here in West Cumbria where I work with families either face-to-face, by email, ‘phone or virtually, gathering the life story of their loved one to celebrate their life with love at their funeral service. You design the content which can include, poetry, music, tributes and themes of your choosing. Your service can include some religious aspects or can be non-religious – your choice. Contact me if you would like me to officiate at your loved ones funeral – I will liaise with your funeral director to ensure you have the celebration of life your loved one deserves.
I have used Val to officiate on numerous funeral services I have been privileged enough to direct. I have always found her to be of exemplary quality in her research, method and presentation. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone requiring a Funeral Celebrant. (14/5/2020)
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Why Choose Valerie
For wedding ceremonies, I work with a small number of couples each year in order to give you the time and attention to develop your unique, personal, memorable ceremony. We will work together from initial concept, adding your themes and ideas and incorporating your love story and vows that can be traditional or as individual as you wish. It is your ceremony designed the way you want it.
For all ceremonies, I am a Christian and can include aspects of religion into your ceremony. Alternatively, if you want a non-religious ceremony, I am equally happy to work with you. Although I describe myself as traditional, I am comfortable working with you n a themed wedding, or incorporating significant cultural aspects or rituals significant to you in your ceremony. We can include poetry, music, readings or tributes from your guests or quizzes – the choice is limitless.
I will happily work with you at the venue of your choice – and there's loads of choice in the Lake District – beaches, forests, mountainsides, beside a lake, marquees and gardens, lots of outdoor venues or, in a more conventional venue such as a hotel, castle or wedding barn.