How to use rituals at your wedding

Using Ritual at your Wedding Hundreds of thousands of years of human experience give you a wonderful treasure trove of resources to express your love. One of the best things about a celebrant led wedding is the ability to mix and match all sorts of traditions, both ancient and modern, to express exactly what you want to say about your union. Millennia of human evolution has given us an incredibly rich toolbox full of different kinds of rituals that all capture something special about the experience of two lives coming together and connect with your own unique story. Where do wedding rituals originate? A fact of the human experience is that we are ritual beings; we create all sorts of…

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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 perfect ceremony. Talking personally here,  I’m hardworking, I care, and I love to tell stories.  Does that make me unique…nope!  I can be creative, inspiring, flexible…does that make me unique?  Not really. What makes the couple unique? What makes you unique? Now that’s the question I like to ask.  I feel my skill is in finding out what makes you unique and then tailoring your ceremony around your uniqueness.  Quirky, boho, simple, extravagant… working together we can create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Your ceremony could be for a few…

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Planning an outdoor Wedding? Read this!

So, you are planning an outdoor wedding. Amazing, nothing like the bright blue sky, warmth on your back and sweet sounds of a light breeze in the air. Well, that’s how you imagine it! Sometimes the reality can be a little different, especially if your big day is in the UK! How many times have you heard, ‘what if it rains?’ Having an outdoor wedding is all about the planning and devising strategies to prepare for less favourable weather.  It can be a fantastic choice, sometimes more affordable too but you must be prepared, so our team of Wedding Celebrants have put together a guide to planning your outdoor celebration! 1. A Garden Wedding PROS: Booking a venue that includes all…

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Scotland! The secret destination wedding location

Thinking Destination Wedding? Think Scotland! Lonely Planet lists Scotland in the top 10 places in the World for people to visit making it an ideal destination wedding location with a difference.   Scotland is a land of history and romance and, as soon as you step foot in the country you can tell it is one very special place.  As a wedding celebrant, here is why I think Scotland should be high on your list when planning your Destination Wedding, Elopement or Renewal of Vows.   You can get married anywhere in Scotland! The first thing to know is you can get married ANYWHERE in Scotland.  Venues do not need special licences; all you need is the relevant permission from the…

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Who should lead your wedding ceremony?

Friend or Celebrant? Why your mate may not be the perfect replacement. When it comes to your Wedding Day, it can be vital to manage the finances and make savings where you can. A recent spate of articles, suggests that one way of doing this is to have a friend or family member officiate your ceremony. But there are some important things to be considered before assuming they can do the same job as a professional Celebrant. Is the person officiating at the heart of your big day the best way to save a bit of money? One experienced Celebrant tells us why your mate might not be the best person for the job.   The pressures of public speaking…

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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 “Does a Registrar have to officiate our ceremony at a UK licensed venue?” Great question to start with, and one I am regularly asked and the answer is No!  …  You have a choice!   If you are engaged and are now embarking on finding your perfect wedding venue congratulations!  It is wonderful that you are exploring the possibilities available to you.  Not only do you choose your venue, flowers and music but you also have a say in who conducts the heart of your day, your ceremony.  Bear in…

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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 expected, and achieving a relaxed, more personal feel to a wedding. The awareness and popularity of personalised, celebrant-led weddings has certainly also helped, with more couples completely open-minded (and keen to be creative!) with their wedding location, free from the restrictions of civil ceremonies. So if you, your family, or a particularly amazing friend has room for you and your guests then here’s my advice to ensure your ceremony space is both practical and looks amazing for the big day: 1. Look at what nature has given you Most home…

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Colourful Outdoor Wedding At Dairyhouse Farm Barn In Somerset

Colourful Outdoor Wedding at Dairyhouse Farm Somerset

This beautiful outdoor wedding set at Dairyhouse Farm Barn Weddings is full of vibrant colours and striking sunsets. Full of ethical details it has a lot to offer when it comes to planning your Celebrant led festival feel wedding day. We have the suppliers behind it to tell us all about the day itself. Including a Q&A with our very own Claire Haynes of Claire The Celebrant and all the inspiration details from Emma of Beautiful Light Photography. The Inspiration “Allowing couples in England & Wales to be able to have outdoor wedding ceremonies was a glimmer of positive change amidst unprecedented times in the wedding industry, opening the door to allow alternative, personal, spontaneous & budget-friendly outdoor wedding celebrations…

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