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All Hail The Wedding Photographer

Over the past few years I have met and worked alongside many wedding photographers.  Extraordinarily in all the weddings I have done I’m yet to bump into the same photographer twice. I take my hat off to them.  It is a deeply competitive business.  Not only are there many of them but they also work incredibly hard. 

Fanfare Favourites – September

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Abbie & Luke’s Mother Of All Weddings

When I met with Abbie and Luke to discuss the detail of their script it became very apparent that they both had an incredible bond with their mothers. Rarely are there occasions when one can publicly express one’s love and thanks to a parent, but a celebrant ceremony provides just that opportunity.

Fanfare Favourites – August

So as summer draws to a close and autumn is beckoning as a part of our new regular Fanfare Favourites blog I thought I’d focus on some sunny elements.

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Lyrics to Inspire your Wedding Vows

As a wedding celebrant I am always being asked whether I know any good readings.  As a massive music lover my first source of inspiration is always lyrics of songs.  I love music but sometimes the lyrics of a song with a little artistic license can be adapted quite brilliantly into readings or vows.

The rock n roll wedding of Rachael and Jeremy, with hand fasting and jumping the broom. Images by Jamie Denny. Venue Streamcombe Farm

Stranger Things – Who Will Conduct Your Ceremony?

I think it’s fair to say that your wedding day is high up on the momentous life events list. It therefore completely baffles me that most couples, who choose a civil ceremony, are happy for this huge occasion to be officiated by a total stranger.

All Talk No Action – Script Only Services

Are you thinking of getting married in a faraway exotic location but don’t want to use the venue’s prescriptive script?    Or perhaps you have a friend or family member you would love to present your wedding ceremony here at home but don’t want to give them the added pressure of writing the script?  In either of these situations you may be interested to hear that I offer a script only service.

Jess and Jess. Outdoor wedding at Streamcombe Farm. Celebrant wedding photographed by Vaughan-Stephens Photography

Creating Vows from Inspirational Music

Over the years I have collected quite a selection of inspirational music. Some well-known ones but also some slightly more obscure pieces. Being a music fan, I particularly like lyrics to songs and find incorporating them into your wedding ceremony, either as part of your vows or as a reading or musical interlude, the perfect way to say something beautiful if you are struggling to find the words yourself.

The wedding of Helen and Troy. As photographed by Nova Wedding Photography. At Rockbeare Manor

The Father of the Bride Moment