Blog posts in the 'Vow Renewal' category

Shy about talking ‘feelings’? Write them down! August 9, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Gay Weddings, LGBT, Vow Renewal, Wedding Symbolism, Weddings

The Love Letter This is becoming increasingly popular with Cherish couples. For some couples (especially, I have to say, mostly it’s the boys), it is very difficult and toe-curlingly scary to declare your feelings of love in front of everyone at your wedding or vow renewal. Or even to your future husband/wife . So why […]

Choosing the right reading March 9, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Poetry, Readings, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Much of my role as a celebrant involves lots of research: on the internet, where sites such as Pinterest are becoming a great source of inspiration, but also my many books of poetry, readings, song lyrics etc in order to find the right readings both to match the ceremony, the mood, the venue; as well as the […]

The Celebrant Speaks! March 6, 2014

Filed under: AudioBoo, Celebrant, Poetry, Readings, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Today is the anniversary of the birth of romantic poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poetry is much quoted, and is used often at wedding ceremonies as the words speak of love, which is unchanged through the centuries.   Sonnet 43 is probably the most well-known and thus the most popular. You know –  the one […]

Wedding Venue – Loyd Lindsay Rooms November 14, 2013

Filed under: General, Vow Renewal, Wedding Venues, Weddings

Wanting a different wedding venue?  I had the pleasure recently of visiting the Loyd Lindsay Rooms near Wantage in the pretty village of Ardington, Oxfordshire.  This unique venue is in a perfect location: rural, bucolic, yet only minutes from the A34 and the M4.  The cities of Oxford, Swindon and Newbury are all within easy […]

Writing a Wedding Speech? November 6, 2013

Filed under: Speech, Vow Renewal, Weddings

There are some traditions that are part of every wedding. The vows, the dress, the cake, the speeches…. Oh the speeches! Public speaking is ranked right up there with torture as a fear inducing thing to be endured. And that fear is often down to lack of confidence in your material. There are some easy […]

National Poetry Day October 3, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Funerals, Readings, Vow Renewal

I love National Poetry Day – I used it as an excuse to read through some of my favourite poems.  Here is one of them via an Audio Boo, called The Trees, by Philip Larkin.    I love trees too!  I think this poem  would be suitable for any occasion, as it has a sense of […]

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 […]

What is a Celebrant, anyway? August 5, 2013

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

  ‘What exactly is a Celebrant?’ must be one of the most frequently-asked questions I get. Well, using the services of a professional celebrant means that your ceremony – whether for a wedding, a vow renewal, a baby naming or a funeral –  will be 100% professional from beginning to end. You’ll be in contact with me beforehand, so […]