You’re engaged? Congratulations!

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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 …

Our day – our way – a celebrant wedding for a celebrant

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So, we got married, me and my lovely fiance David Foxall. We had an epic weekend, full of love and laughter, and happy ever after 🙂 On the Friday, we went to Chester Register Office for our basic registration, accompanied by our children and their partners. The whole thing was done in less than 20 minutes, and was wildly underwhelming, but hey, it’s not a legal marriage otherwise, so one goes with the flow. We enjoyed a fab family dinner that evening at The Partridge in Stretton, where the wedding …

Imagine your wedding ceremony and honeymoon… combined!

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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 …

Destination weddings

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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

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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 …

International clients

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One of the things I am now used to is holding meetings across the world, using Skype or Zoom. I was first approached by a lovely couple who are originally from the UK – Dee from Scotland, and Martin from Chester – but now live in Cairns, Australia. They had found me while searching for a celebrant to create and conduct their winter wedding back in Cheshire. We had several Skype meetings to get to know each other, and for me to create their ceremony. These words from Martin after …

What is hand fasting?

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This post is all about handfasting – I am asked many times what handfasting is, so here’s a brief lesson! For more details, please contact me to learn about this beautiful ancient ritual – it’s where marriage began. The term Handfasting comes from an Old Norse  meaning “to strike a bargain by joining hands”. Orginally couples were joined together in this way in Britain before the 1750s when the Marriage Act ended the custom as the Church got involved. In ancient Greece and Rome garlands were made of magnolia, elder and roses which was …