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May 19th, Not JUST a Royal Wedding!

May 19th, 2018, ROYAL WEDDING DAY! Did you watch it? I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t get much further than a quick glance at "The Royal Wedding" since I was preparing for a different wedding, here, we held our "Royal" wedding in a castle in West Wales. It may have...

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Funeral for my Mother

Creating a funeral for my mother was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but a Catholic mass with a tribute by her children proved perfect.

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Love My Dress Blog!

The beautiful people at Lovemydress have featured a "Treasured Ceremony". Why not have a look for yourself, noting the bride's comments; https://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2017/09/stephanie-allin-lace-magical-woodland-wedding-wales.html In the Lovemydress article,...

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Funeral for a Friend

When I was asked to help prepare a funeral for an old friend I was flattered and we set to work long before his death finally arrived.

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Ceremonies and Symbolism: Lighting Candles

Creating a ceremony with rituals that evoke a deeper sense of meaning and connectedness will ensure a truly unforgettable experience for you and those you love. As mentioned in my previous blogs, adding symbolic elements to a special day is the perfect way to put your...

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Ceremonies and Symbolism: Sand Pouring

Introducing symbolism into your ceremony is a powerful way to make the day truly ‘your own’. I touched on this in my last blog, exploring the powerful ritual of ‘handfasting’. You can borrow rituals from other traditions – or create your own symbolic gestures to...

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Ceremonies and Symbolism; Hand-fasting.

  Symbolism in your Ceremony Let's talk about symbolism in your wedding! Starting with the hand-fasting ceremony, an old ritual which I love to adapt for a modern wedding. Part 1 Hand-fasting “Normally I find weddings boring but what you did was fantastic - it really...

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A Beach Wedding in Wales

    The cold of Winter can create the most wonderful backdrops for weddings, picture frosty hillsides and glowing hearths. But I can’t help thinking back to the beach weddings of 2016 and reflecting on the sheer fun and freedom of it all. Beach weddings are, of...

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My First Few Funeral Ceremonies, Looking Back

I'd forgotten that I started blogging on Google, and have found this post relating to when I started doing funeral ceremonies. I called it, simply, "Being a celebrant". It still surprises me how often people in West Wales tell me they didn't know that there is an...

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