Blog posts in the 'Weddings' category

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 […]

Give in Celebration – the heartfelt alternative to the Wedding Gift List August 15, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Weddings

Fact:  More than three-quarters of us live together before we marry.   Which probably means couples already have the toaster, the dinner-service, the sheets and pillowcases.   So what do those about to tie the knot do about The Gift List? There is a rise in couples asking guests for donations towards their honeymoon in lieu of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wedding Tradition – The Flowers August 5, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Suppliers, Tradition, Weddings

Today’s tradition is something no wedding can possibly be without…. can it? The Bridal ‪#‎Bouquet‬! Various theories abound as to when the bride started carrying flowers, but most sources agree that it developed because, well…. no nice way to put this, but the Elizabethan bride wouldn’t have necessarily had a bath for a while, so […]

Cherish Ceremonies wins International Award! July 26, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Thanks and Testimonials, Weddings

A massive thank you to all the friends of Cherish-Ceremonies: the wedding planners, the venues who have made me their recommended #Celebrant, all the fellow suppliers who have endorsed and recommended me, and of course, the many Cherish couples who have entrusted me with their wedding ceremonies and vow renewals since 2012. You have helped […]

29 March – A landmark day! March 27, 2014

Love is Love

Filed under: Celebrant, Gay Weddings, LGBT, Weddings

This Saturday, 29 March 2014, the Same Sex Marriage Act comes into force. At last!  Many people have worked tirelessly for years so that gays and lesbians can have the same freedom to marry as heterosexual couples. It isn’t all cut and dried though. Despite the political will, religious marriage didn’t make it onto the Statute books as the Church […]

Weddings – A Weighty Issue? March 17, 2014

Filed under: wedding dress, Weddings

Weddings – all brides want to look their best, but the recent flurry of articles about weight gain after the ring is on the bride’s finger concerns me.  And I did note there was no article or study on how many pounds the groom gained after saying I do! … The Daily Telegraph recently had […]

Meet the Celebrant – It’s Wedding Fair Season! March 14, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Wedding Fair, Wedding Venues, Weddings

From January onwards, when there are not so many weddings booked, you might imagine it is when the Celebrant has a holiday, or a sleep….  well, no that doesn’t actually happen!   Apart from the fact that I am also a Funeral Celebrant (and statistically we are busier in the winter), Christmas, New Year and […]

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