Honouring Love

Truly individual weddings for truly individual people

The popularity of our service is increasing as couples would prefer to exchange vows or celebrate their wedding with no rules.

On your special day surround yourself with people that want to celebrate your personalities, ethos, beliefs, hopes and dreams…

Unlike a humanist wedding or civil registration, you can choose to include music and readings that mention spirituality, perhaps encompassing thoughts for a dearly missed family member.

Unlike a religious wedding we won’t ask you or your supporters to recite hymns and prayers that may be meaningless to them.

A celebrancy service can encompass you, your partner, your family and friends and their wide variety of beliefs.  Creating a day that can incorporate them all leads to a magical day that everyone will remember.

 Arrange an informal 15 minute chat to discuss your requirements

Two words describe how we remember our wedding. Magical and Meaningful. We will be forever grateful that you made our day so special.

Tom and Georgina

Is a celebrant able to marry us legally?

The brief answer to this is no – a celebrant holds a ceremony that has no legal entity.  Of course that is one of the reasons that a growing number of people are choosing  a celebrant led service!

There may be a number of reasons that you do not want to get legally married – maybe you don’t feel a ‘marriage’ is necessary to make a lifetime commitment to each other, or perhaps you simply aren’t in the right space and time to do so.  Some people prefer to retain their legal independence and others see the institution of marriage to be deeply rooted in patriarchy even in todays modern age.

If however you DO want to be legally married in England you will need to ‘register’ your marriage if you want it to be legally binding.  You will need to book a date at the registry office to say your declaratory and contracting words to each other.  They are:

“I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I may not be joined in matrimony to (partners name)”

And then…

“I call upon these persons here present to witness that I take (partners name) to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)”

You will then be asked to sign the register in front of two witnesses.

If you wish to you can exchange vows and rings as well.

This declaration takes only around 10 minutes and costs approximately £130 (inc. wedding certificate). You do not need to exchange vows or rings if you prefer not too. These couples then exchange their vows in a more deep and meaningful way shortly after at their personalised ‘wedding’ ceremony.

However if you are concerned that it would feel strange to first get married ‘quietly’ then you can simply swap the order!  Many of our couples choose to have their ‘wedding’ first – and then visit the registry in the following days to make their commitment legally binding. This often allows the couple a quiet opportunity to reflect upon the contract they are signing – making it more meaningful for all those present.

After 20 years of marriage, our renewal of vows was so emotional for us both! It was wonderful to celebrate our past experiences and thrilling to welcome the next chapter of our lives together.

Jane and Darren

Cost from £500