Celebrant Journal

  • HANDFASTING – A SYMBOLIC CEREMONY WITH A LONG HISTORY

    The ceremonial tying of knots is another additional ceremony to the wedding that has become popular and fashionable in recent years. The tying of the knot, in addition to the ring, is seen as a symbolic reinforcement of the vows that the couple have just made.
  • FAVOURITE WEDDING READINGS #3

    This is a reading that I am going to be using in a wedding I am officiating at to a lovely couple in Wolverhampton (April 2019) as I love the wording here. I think that the definition of marriage is summed up perfectly with the Author Wilfrid A Patersons reading of the “The Art of Marriage” 

  • FAVOURITE WEDDING READINGS #2

    True love is a sacred flame, That burns eternally, And none can dim its special glow Or change its destiny.

    True love speaks in tender tones And hears with gentle ear, True love gives with open heart And true love conquers fear.

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A RING WARMING CEREMONY

    Incorporating a ring warming ceremony into your wedding is a special way to involve all your guests in your ceremony, and get them to participate in your wedding day. It will also add even more meaning to the rings that you and your partner will wear every day.
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY

    It may seem like a small thing, but having a unity candle ceremony adds romantic symbolism to your wedding ceremony. Your guests will feel that they are witnessing something very special. For most of your guests, this is going to be one of the most memorable parts of the ceremony, and perhaps something they have never seen before!

  • 6 AWESOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD RENEW YOUR WEDDING VOWS!!

    When you renew your vows, you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want, for as long as you want and for any reason you want! So if you had the chance to celebrate your life together in a ceremony, what would you like to do, and where would you celebrate this marriage?
  • FAVOURITE WEDDING READINGS #1

    After marriage do not forget to speak the gentle words you used to say; repeat those kindnesses. Tell each other daily of your love. We never weary of these words ‘I love, I love.’ These are the sweetest sounds the ear has ever heard, and always fresh and new.
  • WHAT DOES A CELEBRANT OFFER THAT A REGISTRAR CANNOT OFFER?

    So you are in the early stages of planning your wedding ceremony and you do not know if you want to employ the services of a registrar, where it will be the same impersonal words and vows as all other couples getting married . . . or to use a wedding celebrant? Is there a difference between the two?
  • SOME SYMBOLIC CEREMONY IDEAS FOR YOUR BABY NAMING CEREMONY

    Whether this newborn is brought together through birth or adoption, or you want to celebrate your babies first year birthday, Baby Blessings and Naming Ceremonies offer a beautiful opportunity to welcome and child into your world. This is an awesome ceremony designed to signify your union as a family together.
  • WHAT DOES AN INITIAL MEETING WITH ME LOOK LIKE?

    Each celebrant is different in how they have their first meeting with couples, and this will be the time to work out if you can work with this celebrant, and for the celebrant to work out if he can work with you guys. This is an important day and you need the right people in place to make sure it is the best day you can have!
  • SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS A WEDDING CELEBRANT?

    You may have heard about a wedding celebrant, or you may not have! What is one and can they help you?

    A celebrant is someone who is trained to provide a custom-made ceremony, which is tailored to be unique and personal to you. Unlike a registrar, there is no legal limitations or restrictions as to what you can include in a Celebrant Ceremony.