I recently had the honour of being asked to lead a wedding in the Worthing Dome. The Setting The Worthing Dome is a stunning example of Edwardian splendour with beautiful arched windows overlooking the sea and is approached by a winding staircase where the bride makes her entrance from down below. In the centre of the licensed room is a round glass balustrade that creates a circular feature in the middle of the dome. You can look down to the floor below. Guests sit on either side of the wedding couple. Everything had been carefully planned. Where the groom would be. Who would sit where, and how the bride would arrive up the stairs.  To be sure that everything would…

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One experienced ceremony officiant looks at the rise of the Celebrant and how they offer an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional ceremonies of our past. Why have Celebrants become so popular? Over five years ago very few people had really heard of Celebrants and those that had were not really sure of what they did. Yet in the last 3-5 years, it seems that more and more people are choosing to use a Celebrant for one of life’s milestone ceremonies, such as Weddings, Baby Naming’s and Vow Renewals or Funerals and Memorial Ceremonies   What does a Celebrant do? A Celebrant creates and officiates a unique and bespoke ceremony to mark life’s milestones. These Ceremonies can also be themed…

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