Blog posts in the 'Symbolism' category

Lark Ascending… an inspiration November 3, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Ceremony, Funerals, Poetry, Symbolism, Weddings

After a Cherish ceremony, people often ask where I get my ideas from.     Well, firstly, it comes from whoever I am writing for.   We will have had many conversations, so that I get a really good ‘feel’ for their personality, to enable me to get the mood exactly right, whether the ceremony is for a […]

TEN Reasons to choose a Celebrant Wedding September 6, 2014

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

Reasons why you should think about a Celebrant for your Wedding? Here are Ten – though there are loads more!! 1. You don’t need a licensed venue – you can have your Ceremony anywhere: a beach, a garden, a forest, a stately home, hotel or village hall. 2. You are not restricted by time. A […]

Chinese Whispers – An Anglo-Chinese Fusion Wedding August 22, 2014

Filed under: Symbolism, Tradition, Wedding Venues, Weddings

I love all the weddings I do, but especially when I get to do something a little different. Andrew and Suki’s families will be flying in from the US and from Hong Kong for this beautiful day, at which our bride and groom pay respects to the Anglo and the Chinese marriage traditions. There will […]

A Cool Wedding – Footrubs and Old Cars August 13, 2014

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

I am just loving the photographs by Chris Thornton of Leeds, from a fabulous outdoor wedding I officiated, by a lake in Banbury, at the gateway to the Cotswolds, on the hottest day of the year. In contrast to the weather, Helena and Neil were so chilled about their very personal wedding – the most […]

Shrove Tuesday – last chance for marriage? March 4, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Symbolism, Tradition, Weddings

In the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent and a period of abstinence and fasting for 40 days. The Catholic Church used to ban eating meat, eggs or dairy produce. Every household would use up their eggs, milk, flour and butter, so as not to waste food. Incidentally, the […]

Autumn – a time of beauty in loss and renewal November 13, 2013

Filed under: Celebrant, Funerals, Symbolism

Autumn….   So full of metaphor, which gives me inspiration when I am writing funeral ceremonies.   I know the fog of grief that descends can make it can seem as though – just like when we lose a loved one – everything is shutting down: the long hours of darkness, leaves falling, birds migrating, blossom all but disappeared, there […]

Make your Ceremony Unique September 6, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Symbolism, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Have you considered incorporating beautiful symbolism to make your wedding or your vow renewal, baby naming or adoption ceremony unique and beautiful? This example shows a Unity Candle and a Handfasting triple cord that I provided for a recent wedding.  They were specially made in the colours selected by the bride.  Did you know that […]