Choosing your funeral celebrant

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Funerals

A podcast recording by Tony Piper of ‘Meet your Funeral Celebrant’ – so you can find out a bit more about me Just click the play button to hear the audio…   Many people are still unfamiliar with the term ‘Celebrant’. A celebrant is trained in Celebrancy and takes on the role of providing choice as to how a funeral service is written and delivered. Celebrants can provide a funeral service with or without religious or spiritual content – it’s up to the family of the loved one, and their …

Why did I train to be a professional Celebrant?

Susan Foxall Ceremonies

So, why did I train to be a professional Celebrant? It might sound a bit corny but, the answer is that I wanted to make a difference! I wanted to show couples that it isn’t a straight choice between Church and Register Office – that there are many inspiring ways to create your bespoke ceremony and truly own it, making their ceremony all about them as a couple; allowing them to say the words they have chosen themselves on this very special day, instead of being told what to say …

Imagine your wedding ceremony and honeymoon… combined!

Susan Foxall Uncategorised

Book your dream honeymoon destination – and take your UK celebrant with you for total peace of mind when it comes to the most significant words you will ever say – your vows. If you want to exchange vows and rings on the beach in Florida then let Suncoast Weddings take care of all the planning, and book Simply Ceremonies to create your ceremony with you whilst in the UK – all taken care of at home, getting to know your celebrant before you fly out to sunnier skies. I …

Planning

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Weddings

So, here we are just coming towards the end of the winter months… warmer days ahead and lots of planning to be getting on with for your wedding. There is much to consider and organise as you approach your big day, but have you given any thought to the most significant words you will ever say to one another? Many brides get caught up in all the other aspects, such as flowers, the dress!, make up, photos and so on that they don’t give enough time to consider their options …

Made it to the finals of The Wedding awards 2018!

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, General, News

Now all you have to do is vote for me…

The Wedding Awards is a way for brides, grooms and wedding suppliers to nominate and vote for wedding businesses that have excelled.

I am delighted to have made it to the finals thanks to your votes. Now, to win I really need your continued support,

so please vote for me by visiting the link below:

Wedding Awards: Sue Williamson

Combined Ceremonies in Staffordshire

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, News, Weddings

I am delighted to have been selected as one of the Celebrants to participate in the ‘Combined Ceremonies’ pilot scheme set up by Staffordshire County Council. This is an innovative and refreshing approach to enable bridal couples to have the legal part of the marriage conducted at the same time as their Celebrant-led ceremony, and to promote the working together of the Registration System and independent Celebrants. If this is of interest to you for your forthcoming wedding, then please get in touch as soon as you can – it’s …

Exciting news – I’ve been nominated in the Wedding Awards!

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, News

I received an email from “The Wedding Awards” … it read: “Dear Simply Ceremonies, Congratulations you have been nominated for The Wedding Awards Best Wedding Celebrant Award!” Very exciting! As ‘The Wedding Awards’ has been created “… to identify and acknowledge those businesses which set the highest standards in service, quality and integrity” it’s an honour to be nominated. The winner of any category is chosen by popular vote – so, naturally I’d love you to vote for me – just click on the link below and press “vote”. Votes …

Destination weddings

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, News, Uncategorised

The idea of getting married abroad might be the last thing on your mind, but have you really thought about it? There are many good reasons for considering it. If you are planning your honeymoon, then you are jetting off somewhere anyway, so why not solve the problem of which venue, how much, choosing menus, hiring all the suppliers, and simply get hitched at your dream destination? There are a host of fabulous locations, with warm sunny weather guaranteed, where you can get married on the beach, in a chateau, …

Working with wedding planners

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Hints and Tips, Uncategorised, Weddings

I have associations with different wedding planners, and can recommend the following companies. I have met with all of these wonderful women, who run such amazing businesses, with passion and fantastic attention to detail. I have no hesitation in passing their names on to you, the bridal couple, as they are just brilliant at what they do. If you are a busy person, perhaps with a full-time job, or maybe you have children as well, then the hiring of a wedding planner is a must. A wedding planner will fulfil …

Dry Barge

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Venues, Weddings

Dry Barge in Castlefield Manchester is a unique party venue. We have been chatting about holding wedding ceremonies on board the barge, and they can cater afterwards for up to 60 guests. How about exchanging your vows and rings whilst drifting along the water, with some iconic Manchester landmarks in view – different? – certainly different, yes, and along with a tailor made, unique ceremony crafted for you by me, what a special day this would make! Contact me for more details, and take a look at their website www.drybarge.com