You’re engaged? Congratulations!

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Uncategorised, Weddings

No doubt the vision for an Instagram wedding is well under way. With increasing choices as to how we say I Do, it can be tough to decide who will officiate such an important ceremony. In our view, couples might do well to consider the role of a Celebrant. We’ve teamed up with Susan Foxall, an OK! Magazine featured, award-winning Celebrant, to enlighten our How to I Do readers on how accessible, fun and meaningful a bespoke wedding ceremony might be. Planning Your Wedding Ceremony When planning a wedding, it’s …

Spending your wedding budget

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, Weddings

There are so many demands on your wedding budget, that you could be forgiven for forgetting the one reason that all your guests are there. Yes, of course you want a beautiful venue for them – and you two – to enjoy. Naturally you want sumptuous food, glorious flowers, and fantastic photographs. Not to mention the dress, the cars, the cake, the music… the list can seem daunting and endless if you’re to do justice to your special day. But… go back to that question – exactly why is everyone …

Bespoke luxury wedding ceremony at Carlton Towers

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Hints and Tips, Weddings

As you are well into all the planning I’m sure you already have a ‘to-do’ list that’s a mile long – but I’m going to add something that needs to whizz right to the top of that list: – your ceremony. The most significant words you will ever say I know that there’s masses of ‘stuff’ on Pinterest and social media and you can all too easily get side-lined by what everyone else thinks you should have, but don’t lose sight of the most important part of your day – the …

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 …

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, …