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A Bit about Annie…. People person, planner, creative, writer, organised, foodie, coffee and cocktail connoisseur, nothing surprises her! Born in Derbyshire and a native of Lancashire for 35 years, I have worked as Cabin crew for BA, organised large events in a country mansion, worked in local radio, and in a High School. When I am not chatting to couples about every last detail for their ceremony, I can be found on long country walks with my husband and chocolate Labrador, Sydney, or out for a meal at my latest favourite restaurant. If travelling further afield I can be found in Australia visiting my family (Hence the name of my Labrador!!) Although I tend to work with people who don’t follow trends, I have found that the latest trend seems to be ‘Do whatever you want and make it personal’… People are certainly becoming a lot more confident to make their wedding unique to them and to only include traditions they feel comfortable with and to include alternative elements that mean something personal to them as a couple. More than ever couples are breaking with tradition and doing things their own way. From tipi's with a festival vibe, environmentally conscious, lakeside or meadow, mansion or marquee they can now have the ceremony they want, wherever and whenever they want it. And that’s where I come in…… I specialise in anything that is a little bit more unique and I can create and deliver a ceremony in a range of styles to really represent my clients personalities and requirements. I love every aspect of the ceremony planning and seeing the ceremony come together and delivering it on the day, and knowing that the couple have had a huge input with their vows , ring exchange, music and readings is simply the best feeling… My top tip... Be true to who you are as a couple and what you want for your ceremony and don’t feel pressured by outside influences. Don’t be afraid to step out of the norm and mix it up a bit…There is no reason your Granny cannot be a bridesmaid, that the theme cannot be Star Trek or Lord of the Rings, or equally that your furry family member cannot deliver the rings! LOVES: PROSECCO or ESPRESSO MARTINI HATES: SPAGHETTI (has been known to leave a restaurant if someone orders it) FAVOURITE ANIMAL: PENGUIN SCARED OF: SPIDERS (Yes really) FAVOURITE COUNTRY: GREECE FAVOURITE CITY: SYDNEY SHE ATTENDED AN ALL GIRLS CONVENT WHERE SHE WAS THROWN OUT OF HOME ECONOMICS (COOKERY CLASSES TO YOU AND ME) SHE NOW LOVES COOKING AND BAKING (Hope for all of us) Thanks for reading Annie x
Lovely lady made us feel at ease can't wait for the big day xxxx
Brill service ..... such a lovely lady highly recommend xxx
A Celebrant is a person who is trained to officiate at a ceremony which will mark lifes milestones.
A Celebrant creates a unique ceremony every time and no two ceremonies are the same, just as no two couples are the same.
Whether your Celebrant is conducting a Wedding, A Civil Partnership Blessing, A Baby Naming Ceremony , a Vow Renewal or any other kind of ceremony, you can be guaranteed that I will work with you to create the perfect and unique ceremony that you and your loved ones deserve. The planning and creating of your celebration should be as special and enjoyable as your event itself.
Many couples are now choosing alternative places to exchange their vows. village halls, marquees, tipis, gardens, beaches, woodlands, hillsides, on a moored boat, or on an island There is no limit as to where you can exchange your vows, a Celebrant is your only option for this type of Ceremony !!!
Your chosen venue may not have a Civil Marriage License, so therefore a Council Registrar would not be able to conduct your ceremony there....but a Celebrant can!!!
By choosing a Celebrant you are free to have exactly the type of personal bespoke ceremony you would like, at a time of your choosing, at a place of your choosing, you will be able to have any choice of music and readings and unlike a Registrar you will have met me before the day!!!
Registrars are not permitted to incorporate spiritual or religious wording when exchanging vows. With me you have freedom to choose your words spiritual, religious or just loving exchanges.
Registrars charge a premium to conduct ceremonies anywhere other than the Registry Office. Our charges are often all inclusive regardless of your venue and the only extra you would incur would be our minimum travel expenses.
A Celebrant will write a bespoke script just for you, Registrars simply will " fill in the gaps" of a standard wedding script.
A rehearsal, if required, close to the wedding day is included in our planning process.
You may wish to include symbolic elements within your ceremony, Ring Warming, Unity Sand, Unity Candle, Handfasting or Jumping the Broom......A Celebrant can make your day really memorable by including these personal elements.
Yes! I was trained by the UK Society of Celebrants and am a member of this organisation. They provide me with excellent on going training and any back up should this be required.
I have all required insurances in place and these can be seen if required by your venue.
No! I am completely independant and my scripts are able to incorporate many different ideas, be it modern, religious, secular or traditional, You may wish for very traditional vows but do not want to marry in a formal religious ceremony.
You may have different backgrounds that I can blend your beliefs into a Ceremony which will encompass your views.
Unlike a Humanist Ceremony, you may include any form of music and readings, religious or otherwise.
At this point, no it isnt. No matter where your ceremony takes place, you will have to register your wedding with your local council.
This is very simple and inexpensive.
The registration can take place at any time before or after your ceremony, you can even keep it completely secret from family and loved ones if you so wish! Your guests at your Celebrant Ceremony will not realise that this is any different from a usual wedding, you will still exchange vows and rings and the only difference will be that the ceremony is bespoke and much more personal to you than any other ceremony they have attended!
Some Registry offices offer registration of your wedding from as little as £46 if on a weekday.
The registration takes the form of a very basic ceremony where you must say the declaration (that you are free to marry) and the contracts (that you agree to marry). You must provide 2 witnesses. This takes as little as 5-10 minutes and I have known couples do this in thier lunch hour!!!
The rest of the service, including the exchange or rings and saying of vows will be done in your bespoke Celebrant Ceremony in front of your family and friends.
Unlike a church or registrars wedding....anything goes!!!! Your only limit is your imagination so lets get creative!
You want your dog to carry the rings - no problem..an Owl......Yes....... Granny as your Bridesmaid - seen it before......You want to get married on a beach - why not...
I love the process of including the wild and wacky into a ceremony, but if you want a more traditional type of ceremony that fine too...Its your day, whatever you want can be arranged.
I think that by now you will have some idea of the wide ranging opportunites that are available to you with a Celebrant Ceremony. If you want a truely personal, bespoke ceremony written and conducted just for you with no constraints on time or venue, then this is the ceremony for you.
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