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

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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 …