Your Day, Your Choices…

Stefan Pich Ceremonies, News, Weddings

Congratulations!! So, if the idea of a ‘one size fits all’ ceremony, conducted by a stranger in a suit doesn’t appeal to you, then consider enlisting the services of a Celebrant for your wedding day. In the light of the recent revelation from the Duke & Duchess of Sussex that they had 2 ceremonies, then what’s stopping you? Owing to the fact that Celebrants cannot carry out the legal part of your marriage, you will need to do exactly that – have 2 ceremonies. Until the law changes – and …

A Fresh look

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, News, Weddings

Many of my wedding couples who have been forced to postpone their wedding day due to the virus have said to me that, even though it was stressful and disappointing; even though they were upset and didn’t want to delay; in the end it was a good thing because they had a chance to reflect on what they really wanted for their special day, rather than feeling pressurised into doing things in a certain way.  Is this you? If so, take a step back and take another look at your …

To all my treasured couples, potential couples, and colleagues…

Susan Foxall General, News

This blog is regarding the Coronavirus. Some of you have already been in touch with me, and I realize that you have many questions surrounding your upcoming weddings and vow renewals. This note is to update you on my plan for flexibility and scheduling concerning events scheduled to take place over the next few months. There is much fear, anxiety and panic surrounding the virus. However, taking steps to be prepared and make prudent decisions will help us to be calm, even in anxious times. Collectively, we are in this …

Let’s get this right…

Susan Foxall Ceremonies

Are you being told by your venue that the only option for your ceremony if you don’t want a church service is to have the registrar come out? This is inaccurate and misleading, because there is a third option – choosing a Celebrant to create a truly bespoke ceremony, as unique as you are, and with no restrictions. So please don’t be told what you ‘must have’ – this is your day, your vows, your money!! – have it your way. If your venue tells you that they ‘don’t use …

A busy January

Susan Foxall General, News

Later that week (after the ceremony in Conwy) I attended another awards dinner, this time in Stratford at Macdonald Alveston. I was nominated for an award by fellow celebrants and the dinner was combined with belated Christmas FOIC (Fellowship of Independent Celebrants) celebrations. It was a very sparkly affair, with everyone in their Sunday best. I didn’t win on this occasion, but it was fab to catch up with my colleagues, and me and my husband extended our stay in Stratford until the weekend – an opportunity for a short …

A blend of cultures and faiths…

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Weddings

The start of 2020 saw me at a gorgeous wedding in Conwy at The Manor Restaurant – this was a blend of cultures and faiths, with the groom being Indian and the bride English. It was absolutely beautiful, with a rose petal circle created for the ceremony, the only light was from everyone holding a tea light, and a perfect 6 ribbon hand-fasting to tie the knot. Calm, peaceful and spiritual with a lovely vibe.

Two wonderfully different ceremonies…

Susan Foxall Venues, Weddings

Two wonderfully different ceremonies this month – the first at the iconic Royal Liver Building on the waterfront in Liverpool. This was a fusion of faiths and cultures with a Jewish groom and an English rose bride. Yours truly had the fun of learning part of the ceremony in Hebrew – quite a challenge! The guests looked fabulous in stunning jewel coloured dresses and sharp suits all round for the men. The venue is simply lovely – classical understated elegance, and it was a pleasure to be there for J …

Drumroll!!…

Susan Foxall General, Venues

Susan Foxall Ceremonies is delighted to announce that her new collaboration with Bryn Weddings & Events is now ‘live!’ – this wonderful place is owned by my family and I’m thrilled to be a part of unveiling it as an amazing location for your ceremony and reception. No wedding license? – no problem! I am the Celebrant for Bryn Eisteddfod and will guide you through the process. This iconic house, known by the locals, is clearly seen up in the hills from the A55, so access is easy. As well …

A wonderful year of fabulous weddings

Susan Foxall Uncategorised

You can see from the Gallery page that I’ve been a tad busy this last 12 months! – as the wedding year draws to a (well, almost, I have 2 more in December!) I’m taking a moment for reflection on some of the wonderful ceremonies that began with a Skype call…… It all started this year with the gorgeous Hazel & Clavi @PendrellHall in February. Most of our meetings were conducted via Skype as this lovely couple live in St. Lucia (not jealous, at all, not even a little bit!) …

Regional Winner – The Wedding Awards 2019

Susan Foxall General, Uncategorised

The wonderful feedback and comments from my 2019 couples meant that I was lucky enough to win Regional Wedding Celebrant of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards held this month – very chuffed actually! A huge thank you to all my fabulous couples who took the time to vote and write their comments for the judging process. This award is recognition of over 5 years of hard work, honing and refining my skills as a Celebrant, and it helps couples to feel that their choice is the right one. …