Wedding in a Week!

Wedding in a Week!

On the second Saturday of this year I received an email from a chap called Richard asking whether I could perform a wedding within 6 days. His friend David and David’s fiancée Alyson had “been trying for a long time to get married” and could I call him that evening?...
The Need for Ceremony

The Need for Ceremony

A lifetime of ceremonies has given me the conviction that creating the right ceremony at the right time, whether for a birth, coming of age, marriage or death, follows a basic human instinct. In the absence of religious rituals, this need can be fulfilled by the use...

Seasonal Celebrations & Other Stories

Exciting times! I’ve been asked by a lovely couple to create their wedding celebration ceremony for them to be held on New Year’s Eve! They had planned to use a registrar, but there’s only one available on that day so they couldn’t book the time they wanted. However,...
A Uniquely Traditional Wedding

A Uniquely Traditional Wedding

A Uniquely Traditional Wedding Why would someone who wants a traditional wedding choose to have a celebrant – led wedding? And did it feel like a “real” wedding to everyone there? Read on: “At the end of July I was celebrant for a gorgeous...
Baby Naming, Choices for New Parents

Baby Naming, Choices for New Parents

The Nurture Show earlier this year was a new kind of event for me. I’ve been to wedding fairs to talk about my couples ceremonies but this was a day all about conceiving, giving birth to and nurturing babies and children, so I was talking to the parents about...