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Testimonials – They make my heart sing! February 14, 2016

Filed under: Celebrant, Ceremony, Testimonials, Thanks and Testimonials, Weddings

It’s true that charging a fee for ceremonies helps to pay my bills, but the thing that really motivates me about being a celebrant isn’t the money, but the appreciative notes, emails and cards I receive, like the lovely one below from Em and Bonz after their wedding at Fawsley Hall, where I am the recommended Celebrant. Em […]

Giving the Thought for the Day on the Beeb! December 27, 2015

Filed under: Celebrant, Christmas, General, Radio

I was recently asked by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio to give their Thought for the Day.  Three minutes or so, they said,  on any subject I wanted… The only guidance was that it should be conversational in tone, not sounding as if it was being read.   Thankfully, timing is one of my strengths as […]

Don’t say Neigh – go for the photo finish with an equestrian wedding! August 4, 2015

Filed under: Outdoor weddings, Uncategorized, Weddings

Are you a horse lover? How about holding your wedding ceremony at a racetrack or favourite equestrian venue, like this lovely couple did? Unlike in Scotland, the law of England and Wales won’t permit a wedding unless it is under a fixed roof… However, you can do just the legal registration of the marriage  at the register office […]

Is a Registrar Necessary at my Ceremony? July 2, 2015

Filed under: Celebrant, Funerals, Weddings

Yes and No.  Literally! Yes for the legal registration of births, marriages and deaths.  No exception. No  for everything else – all the ceremonial elements of  the naming ceremony, the wedding or blessing , the vow renewal and the funeral. A little known fact: Although by law all life events must be entered into the country’s […]

Cherish Ceremonies in the Wedding Magazines May 6, 2015

Filed under: Celebrant, Weddings

Often, I get asked for information by journalists writing for specialist magazines.  It may be about celebrants in general, or about a specific aspect of a ceremony; perhaps the wedding venue, or the readings, or the training to become a celebrant. This time, it was about how to make your ceremony stand out.  I gave […]

5 Top Tips for speaking in public March 29, 2015

Filed under: Ceremony, Readings, Speech, Weddings

Have you been asked to read at a wedding?    What do you do?  Panic?  Refuse?  Or accept, but feel very nervous about it? Research shows that more people would rather be buried alive than speak in public – 74% of us admit to ‘Glossophobia*’ – not something I suffer from, thankfully, or I would be […]

Testimonials – Check out your wedding supplier January 18, 2015

Filed under: Celebrant, Ceremony, Outdoor weddings, Suppliers, Thanks and Testimonials, Video, Wedding Fair, Weddings

Wedding Fairs, Blogs, Magazines, Social Media…   Wedding suppliers are everywhere, enticing and inviting the bride to be to use their services.    Photographers, cake makers, florists, dress shops, candy carts…. But – on the Internet especially – anyone can profess to be an expert.   How do you KNOW that the supplier in question really IS competent?   How […]

Expecting a Proposal this Christmas? December 14, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Outdoor weddings, Wedding Venues, Weddings

Getting married? Have you even given a thought to your ceremony beyond booking a Registrar? How will you choose the readings? What order should you walk down the aisle? Will you write your own vows?There ARE answers to these questions!Do get in touch as I’m an award winning, experienced celebrant who can come up with […]

Celebrant Wedding? Insist on the best! November 28, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Ceremony, Readings, Weddings

When we discuss and agree the readings for your wedding, I carefully print them up on quality paper (in a large clear font), and I put them in a beautiful folder that ties in with your wedding theme. I sometimes include ribbon, or Swarovski crystal. They have the names, date, and title of the reading […]

Christmas at Fawsley Hall – how grand! November 28, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Ceremony, Gay Weddings, Wedding Venues, Weddings

Congratulations to Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire  and elegant stately home hotel – according to the Sunday Times, it is the seventh best hotel in which to spend Christmas! As the recommended Celebrant for the 4* Tudor Country House Hotel, Fawsley Hall (owned by the HandPicked Group) , I have another wedding ceremony there 28 December, which […]

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