Every couple's relationship is unique and so it is fitting that with an Independent Celebrant you can have a ceremony that is as individual as you are. The words will reflect your personalities and are perfectly tuned to the love you share.
The joy and excitement you feel on starting married life together can be shared with all your family and friends.
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The Order of Service can be as secular or spiritual as you wish and I am happy to include an special elements or family traditions.
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It might be a quiet family gathering in your home, a wedding on a windswept beach, a wild party in a castle or a romantic, private tryst beneath an oak tree in a meadow.
I'm always happy to take part in weddings with a special theme and enjoy dressing to suit.
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The legal part takes 20 minutes in your local registry office with two witnesses, prior to your celebration. You are then free to choose when and where you hold your wedding ceremony.
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This is your special day and I will use all my professional skills, resources and enthusiasm to create a bespoke ceremony full of joy and beauty- just as you had imagined it.
"Jane was, in one word: AMAZING! Not only did she write a ceremony that got everyone involved, (it) made us laugh, made us cry and was a wonderful part of the evening...
A lovely lady, with a wicked sense of humour and a twinkle in her eye- there are some people who are in exactly the right job and Jane is one of them.
I would totally recommend Jane for your ceremony- for her dedication to her job, her wonderful sense of empathy for your ceremony and her lovely way with words. A day to remember."
Marriage / Wedding Ceremony Services/ Renewal of Vows from £450
Below is a selection of additional ceremonies that can also be part of your Ceremony. They are based on old traditions, often with a quirky twist and can help add to the unique style of your wedding.
Many people are turning to this ceremony in place of a full legal marriage, when they wish to celebrate their love and commitment with family and friends. I will supply ribbons, lace and braids and give suggestions for readings and wishes.
Ring Warming £30
I will commission the making of a beautiful little pillow that suits the colour and style of your wedding. On your wedding day, just before you take your vows the rings will be tied to the pillow and handed around all your guests. They will send loving thoughts, prayers and good wishes into the rings, until they are returned 'warmed' by all the loving attention. This is a lovely way of including everyone and is a happy and moving part of a wedding ceremony.
Memory Box from £55
I have a collection of unique vintage boxes, or I can arrange for a box to be hand painted and decorated to suit.
Breaking of Glass Ceremony from £40
Two champagne flutes (safely within a bespoke bag) are stomped upon and smashed. It’s a suitably dramatic way to celebrate the end of the formal ceremony and the beginning of the celebrations.
Wine Ceremony or Loving Cup Ceremony from £30 (depending on the choice of drink and the glasses)
I have a selection of beautiful and unusual glasses which can be kept after the ceremony to use on special anniversaries
Unity Candle from £60
This is also popular in Naming Ceremonies. Parents and Specially chosen guardians or mentors all light the child's candles
I can source either large ‘church’ or pure beeswax candles and will create bespoke candles which may be kept as a keepsake.
Ceremonial Bread from £35
The Broom Jumping Ceremony is based upon tradition which symbolises the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together. It’s a lively and visually impressive ceremony, especially if the broom is decorated to match the Wedding’s theme colours. I can source and decorate a broom for you.
I can find First Editions, leather Bindings and all sorts of unique and beautiful books.