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 …

Helping to banish wedding nerves

Mrs B Hints and Tips, Vow Renewals, Weddings

After the blissful feelings of the proposal comes the reality of planning your wedding. Time can run away with you, and the mix of emotions you feel, coupled with choosing the perfect venue and dealing with wedding dress dramas or family problems can cause a lot of stress. Not to mention the wedding nerves you might have over being the centre of attention or having to make a speech. Hypnotherapy can help to banish wedding nerves and stress by clearing the mind, improving your focus, and giving you the tools …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

International clients

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Uncategorised, Weddings

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 …

A gay wedding

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Weddings

What a delight this was for sure! Jonny & Ryan were an absolute delight to work with, and the ceremony turned out to be everything they hoped for and more (read what they thought here). They contacted me almost a year before their big day and we worked together over the months to create the perfect ceremony for them to declare their love for one another. The day was fab – a wonderful atmosphere, gorgeous guests all dressed up, and they were very emotional when it came to exchanging their …