“To love, to honour, to cherish. These are big words. Till death do us part, I will.” Agnes de Mille.
You have dreamed of the dress forever…you have spent hours pouring over seating plans, deciding on flowers and décor and yet, have you taken a moment to consider the vows you want to make to your partner?
The words of love, commitment and the promises we make to those we cherish at significant moments, form the language of our lives…and yet when one of the greatest celebrations is on the horizon, we hardly consider the most significant and memorable aspect of the big day…The Ceremony.
Imagine sharing this with all your family and friends…
“With this hand I will lift your sorrows…Your cup will never be empty for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way in darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.” Tim Burton The Corpse Bride.
When you work with me as your Civil Celebrant, you are guaranteed a one off, bespoke, meaningful, expressive, emotional and sincere ceremony filled with love. Let me assist you to tailor the perfect ceremony for you, this can be quiet and reflective, or exciting, inspiring, lively; a bridge between different faiths, cultures and spirituality, belief or non belief, irrespective of religion, sex or culture.
Regardless of the nature of your event, Wedding, Vow Renewal, Baby Naming or Life Celebration, I will be as involved as you need me to be, finding readings, writing vows, prayers, or guiding you to the perfect reading for someone in your family, or a friend, to deliver. Your event can be traditional and formal, or modern and contemporary, you can include, or replace, religious beliefs, or find other ways to express your personal spirituality.
I will be beside you every step of the way, from initial meeting to drafting and redrafting of the perfect expression of what you want the occasion to be. I will guide you on all the legalities and help you incorporate traditional or modern rituals. I will be the voice for your deeper feelings and expressions of emotion whatever the ceremony.
Let me work for you, to enable you to have the ceremony that is everything you want it to be.
Celebrant: “Do you trust each other?”
Celebrant: “Will you then seek to never betray that trust, lest you plant the seeds of doubt, which may grow and rend apart the love that you share?”
Celebrant: “So witnessed.”