All ceremonies include:
- An obligation-free, initial meeting within a 50 mile radius. I listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful, bespoke ceremony. Telephone and email support throughout.
- Drafting your bespoke ceremony and sending to you for approval, liaising with the venue and yourselves.
- The ceremony performed on the day with professionalism, vibrancy and personality and dressed appropriately to compliment the bridal party and reflect your dress code.
- Witness Ceremony including personalised wedding certificate .
- A bespoke boxed scroll of the ceremony script and vows.
CEREMONIES WITHIN CEREMONIES
Price start at £50 per ceremony
Jumping The Broom
Jumping the Broom is a ceremony which signifies the beginning of a new life and creation of a new family by symbolically ‘sweeping away’ single lives, former problems and concerns, and ‘jumping over the broom’ to enter upon a new adventure as a couple.
Handfasting is a historical term for betrothal or wedding. More recently these ceremonies have become a popular part of a wedding, naming or vow renewal as they are the perfect way to involve children, friends and family in your special day. Coloured ribbon or cord is tied around the couple’s wrists representing their union. Let your imagination and creativity go wild with the colours! A beautiful keepsake hanging scroll or certificate is included.
Unity Candle Ceremony
This is a very romantic ceremony that has many creative opportunities to make it unique and personal and can include family members as well. It works equally well for a naming ceremony. The merging flames represent unity, strengthened love and shared lives and can be especially symbolic in a second marriage when there are stepchildren.
Like the Unity Sand Ceremony below, I offer some beautiful candle holders/storm lamps in fine quality handmade glass and a bespoke engraving service.
The rose ceremony is a way of honouring your mums and showing your gratitude and appreciation of their love and support. It is also a romantic way for you to exchange first gifts as a couple. I am able to supply bespoke heavily scented garden English and Fairtrade sustainable rose and herb bouquets, scented single roses, corsages and rose petals.
Unity Sand Ceremony
This ceremony symbolises the joining you both and is often suggested if there are young children involved and ideal when looking for a ritual to involve them. Sand is blended together symbolising you only and/or your families being brought together and never to be separated. Simple vases can be used or I can supply bespoke high quality handmade engraved glass vases choosing your own text or one of the beautiful designs on offer. They are beautiful keepsakes and can be used for years to come.
In the wine ceremony you can choose to pour one white glass and one red glass creating a blush. This symbolises drinking from the cup of life and sharing all its experiences. We supply bespoke handmade wine glasses and an engraving service. Your initials or monograms can be engraved on the wine glasses and are very popular. Alternatively there is a delightful choice of designs.
Ring Warming Ceremony
The whole wedding party can participate in this ceremony. The rings are passed around the family members and as they are held by each member a silent wish should be made for your future and then passed to the next person. You should choose a personal but secure receptacle to pass the rings around.
Wedding Capsule Ceremony
Again there are some alternatives. You could write love letters to each, or choose your favourite wines or anything that is personal and significant to you both. Whatever it is then placed in a bespoke box or container which remains sealed until a nominated anniversary, normally the first. Some prefer to pass the box amongst their guests who drop their messages of support, advice, well wishes or memories. Whatever grabs you.