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

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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. …

Working with wonderful venues.

Susan Foxall Venues, Weddings

Recently I collaborated with the Ensarb group of amazing wedding venues on an exclusive page they run on their website entitled ‘Best Day Ever’. I’m featured as their ‘go to’ Celebrant for these three beautiful locations and proud to be associated with them. You can choose from 3 stunning locations for your special day, all part of this group, with wonderful wedding teams, gorgeous grounds and every care taken to look after you on your special day. Take a look at the article and contact your dream venue, or me, …

Weaving symbolic elements into your bespoke ceremony

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Weddings

An increasingly popular wedding ceremony ritual is where the couple drink to each other from a traditional Scottish Quaich. The Scottish word ‘quaich’ comes from the Celtic word meaning ‘cup’. It is a wide, shallow two-handled bowl, and in very ancient times it was used to welcome guests, to establish trust, putting them at their ease about accepting food and drink from their hosts. And then in 1589 a quaich was given by King James VI of Scotland to his wife, Anne, from the royal house of Denmark, on the …

Use a check list to reduce your stress levels!

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, General, Weddings

As wedding season approaches I imagine stress levels might be running a little high – use a checklist and make sure you keep in regular contact with your suppliers. If your wedding is in 2020/21 and you’re just setting out on the planning journey, please ensure you choose and book your Celebrant early – good celebrants get booked up way in advance, and we all hate to tell you that we’re unavailable! Remember that choosing a celebrant to create and conduct your ceremony means that you have so much choice …

Cheshire Bride magazine ‘Something Old, Something New’, featured in their 2019 edition

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Weddings

I was recently contacted by the editorial department at Cheshire Bride to write a contribution to their article about wedding traditions and different elements from around the world that can be woven into ceremonies. They used a great photo of a couple whose ceremony I conducted at Cheshire Woodland Weddings – a beautiful setting at Blakemere Village. The couple had a hand-fasting and drank from the Quaich or Loving Cup as a symbol of trust and sharing.