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Last update: November 2023
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 can relax because I'll be looking after you and your guests. You'll know that you've got the wedding ceremony you've been hoping for, that it will be full of emotion and delivered in an engaging confident way. It will be a lasting memory of your wedding that you will treasure for years to come.
I am a friendly, imaginative and experienced full-time celebrant. 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'll create it. Symbolic rituals like handtying, or a unity candle can be included and any readings or music from any tradition or genre you like. I'll suggest new ideas, which you are free to go with - or not!
I'm equally comfortable with small, intimate ceremonies and large, formal occasions. I love family-friendly weddings and will happily include your friends, relatives and even your pets in the ceremony. I'm practical and I think about the details and what works well, together with your hopes and dreams for your special day.
I'd love to have a chat with you about your wedding ceremony and what would make it amazing for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the first steps to booking you as our celebrant?
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!
What is the best way to choose a celebrant?
Having a good connection 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.
What is included in your fee?
The entire ceremony, starting from our first conversation, to the moment I say congratulations are included. I never charge for extra rituals or ceremonies e.g. handfasting or unity candle because in my view, they're intrinsic to your wedding ceremony. You can contact me as much as you like in the run-up to your wedding. Looking after you and helping you to feel excited and unstressed is very important to me. I have very high professional standards. I'm totally transparent about finances - see my website www.beautifuldaycelebrant.com/weddings for what's included.
Do we need to have ideas for our wedding ceremony, or can you help us decide what we want?
Sometimes I start with a completely blank canvas and at other times, couples have their own ideas. I take any thoughts and ideas you have and build a ceremony around them. I also ask lots of questions about you, 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 choices and suggestions, 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.
Can we have our ceremony anywhere?
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 anywhere that you love or is special to you, e.g. a garden, hotel, stately home, cottage, field, boat, castle (ruined or not), fairground, beach, restaurant, London Eye, hot air balloon .... you get the idea!! I feel I'm gradually experiencing all the options so I can advise you of the practical considerations.
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Devon, Dorset, East Central London and Somerset
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