Firstly, Congratulations! How exciting. So now your journey to create the Wedding Ceremony of your dreams starts!
As a professional Celebrant I simply adore hearing your own personal story and then working with you to create a ceremony that truly reflects you both – no matter where you are from or what you want – however quirky.
My ceremonies are warm and passionate, mingled with a good splash of humour. Laughter and tears are almost certainly guaranteed. I am thrilled to include any special symbolic elements to enhance the ceremony from Ring Warming to Jumping the Broom or even something you have devised yourselves if you prefer! Each person’s story is completely different, and therefore so should each person’s ceremony be.
I am based near Lewes in East Sussex, but can and do travel, and I am happy to lead a ceremony wherever you want. A licensed venue, or a non-licensed venue. On a beach or even at your home.
There are no standard forms to fill in, no additional charges for changes, no set wording to choose from. I don’t just tweak the ceremony, I write it from scratch every time and then work with you to ensure it feels right for you.
I welcome couples from all backgrounds, faiths, mixed faith, LGBTQ.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the difference between a Celebrant and a Registrar?
The registrar does the actual legal registration of the marriage. You can have this done either before or after the ceremony at the registry office. The Celebrant conducts a completely bespoke ceremony written for you with you. I am not restricted in any way to the content I include (whereas a registrar is). This means you can mix and match what you want including religous elements, symbolic acts, such as Ring Warming, or Unity Candles. You can also have your own unvetted vows. I offer an unlimted amount of choice to create your perfect ceremomy. I will not be waiting to get to the next wedding, and if you are running a little late - well I will just wait!
Is the ceremony with a celebrant legal?
No (well not yet!!). The legal part of the wedding must be conducted by a Registrar but this can happen very quickly and easily at the register office. If you think about it when you go to a Christening/Naming Ceremony or a Funeral you don't go to the registry for the formal registration. The marriage licence is completed by the Registrar once the couple have shown the correct identification and have said the 32 word civil marriage declaration before two witnesses. Did you know the ring exchange is not part of the legal wedding and can be saved for your personal ceremony led by a celebrant!
Can our Ceremony take place anywhere?
Yes! Anywhere, anytime. We do not have to conduct our ceremonies under a permanent structure (unlike the Registrar). We are completely free to lead the ceremony wherever you want. Your garden, Down the woods, on the beach, on a train, in a plane....
What if I want to change things
That's fine. Part of my service includes pretty much-unlimited changes. I will also work with any other suppliers or members of the wedding party that you want me to. If the date changes - where possible I will accommodate this (of course if I have another booking we will need to discuss this).
Reviews for alexandra-celebrant.com
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mr & Mrs G
Perfect, bonkers, romantic, poignant, comedic
We invited Alex (who we had never met before we started planning) to officially join our wedding breakfast and the rest of our day as our guest and friend!Sent on 10/09/2018
We don't know how to write a higher praise than that!
What a wonderful, empathetic, beautiful human being.
When you have your heart set on creating a crazy, wonderful, intensely personal, monster of a festival weekender, picking a celebrant that can pull of a ceremony in keeping is a helluva daunting task. Will they get us? Can they deliver a personal ceremony that doesn't come close to generic? Can they mix humour and poignancy and, in our case, a touch of theatrics? Can they mould to fit the occasion we want to create?
With Alex, we got everything we wanted and so much more! She was perfect in every way.
From our first phone call to the face to face meetings and the Skype calls and WhatsApp thread, Alex was with us all the way. The time she put into getting to know who we are as individuals and as a couple was so worth the fee. She was committed, flexible and accommodating to getting everything just the way we wanted it. (We'll say it again, a friend we invited for the rest of the day as our guest)
She was equally not afraid to calmly guide and steer us when warranted (Mr G in particular needs reigning in from time to time).
Mr G, in particular, is very thankful for the hug and calming presence in the hour before the ceremony!
Alex created the perfect, bonkers, romantic, poignant, comedic, ceremony we dreamed off. To a tee.And when you're as detail-focused as we are, that really is saying something.
alexandra-celebrant.com's reply:Oh gosh Mr and Mrs G. Working with you was amazing fun. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The incredible love you both showed each other. Thank-you for letting me be Your Celebrant and creating Your Ceremony Your Way. xx
Stacey and Tom
Thank you so much for a wonderful day. The service you put together was truly beautiful and captured us brilliantly. We had the most amazing time. We have just arrived back in the UK today.Sent on 21/08/2018
We had just the best time at our wedding. Thanks very much for making it so special and exactly what we wanted. Our friends and family have all said how much they loved it - and the part that you masterminded especially! Christopher and SimonSent on 31/07/2019