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I am a friendly, imaginative and experienced wedding celebrant and I offer original and bespoke weddings, commitment ceremonies and renewals of vows.
Every wedding I write is different: prepared and written just for you and unlike anyone else's. So whatever your ideas for the day, whatever style and vibe you want, I will create your perfect ceremony. Symbolic rituals like handfasting, or a unity candle, as well as any readings or music from any tradition or genre can all be included. I will suggest new ideas, which you are free to go with - or not! It's entirely up to you.
I am equally comfortable with a small, intimate ceremony and large, formal occasions. I am very used to family-friendly weddings and will happily include your friends, relatives and even pets - of all ages! If you or any of your wedding party is worried about making a speech, I can help. I worked previously as a presentation skills and public speaking trainer, so I can help you with that.
I promise you a wonderful wedding ceremony that will be authentic, joyful and meaningful. It will feel just right for you and will celebrate your relationship perfectly. Planning the ceremony will be a fun, joint experience and on the day you'll be able to relax, knowing that I have thought of the little details as well as the big picture. Your wedding ceremony will be a memory you will treasure for years to come.
Feel free to contact me for a chat about your special day. I look forward to hearing from you x
Alicen is so professional and friendly, even on our first meeting it felt that we had known her for years. She made us feel so relaxed and listened to everything that we wanted our ceremony to be. Matt and Sue
A seaside renewal of vows to celebrate 20 years of marriage. It was a surprise for Sarah: "The amazing surprise of Saturday’s ceremony is still sinking in but what an incredible and beautiful evening it was! Thank you so much for the very warm and caring attention you gave us particularly as I was just SO surprised – even when I arrived I had no idea why people were sitting in rows in the room. The service was perfect and I couldn’t have added anything by being involved in the planning." Thank you, Sarah and Ian.
As soon as you know your wedding date, get in touch with me to reserve the date. The advantage of booking early is that you can relax, knowing that your date is secure. You will also find it easier to decide on what you want for your ceremony, if we have more time. If you don't have that luxury, don't worry!
I think having a good rapport and feeling confident in your celebrant are the key factors. When we meet or speak on the phone, you should get a clear sense of the kind of person I am. I will listen to your hopes and any concerns, so I can help you achieve the wedding you are hoping for.
The entire ceremony, starting from our first conversation, to the moment I say congratulations are included. I never charge for extra rituals or ceremonies eg handfasting or unity candle because in my view, they're intrinsic to your wedding ceremony. I like to be affordable and offer great service and quality for that. The only thing I may charge extra for is mileage, depending on where you are.
Sometimes I start with a completely blank canvas and at other times, couples already have their own ideas. I take any thoughts and wishes you have and build a ceremony around them. I also ask lots of questions so I get to know you and your likes and dislikes. My aim is to make the planning stage fun, inspiring and relaxed. I will offer you lots of ideas and I encourage you to go with whichever ones feel right. I want you to feel excited and confident about your wedding ceremony. It should fit you perfectly and make you feel great - just like your wedding outfit.
Yes, literally anywhere. It's only the legal part of the marriage that needs to be in a registry office or licensed venue. Your bespoke wedding ceremony can take place literally anywhere that's special to you eg a garden, hotel, stately home, cottage, field, boat, castle (ruined or not), fairground, beach, restaurant, London Eye, hot air balloon .... you get the idea!!
165 Victoria Grove, Bridport, Dorset, DT63AG
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