Often when I mention, casually, to my beautiful couples that I’d like them to write their own wedding vows, I’m met with looks of surprise - or dare I say horror! Not everyone looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights at this point, but within this article I’m...read more
Free Advice for couples who didn’t have the foresight to book a Celebrant. AKA…OMG my baby’s getting married! Here comes another blog motivated by a huge life event….my son’s just announced his engagement! OK, nothing unusual there I hear you mutter, well, no,...read more
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...read more
Make the wedding ceremony suit the couple One of the joys of being a wedding celebrant is knowing what sort of wedding ceremony will suit my couples. What follows is my account of two very different ceremonies to try and show what I mean. Castle Romance Simplicity...read more
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.read more
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,...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
July saw the wedding of Helen Rose and Alex Seal. This was my first of two of this year’s weddings to be officiated at Fforest, and I was incredibly pleased to have been asked. Fforest has always been one of my favourite Pembrokeshire (or is it in Ceredigion? It’s on...read more
Naming Ceremonies; Last minute changes? No Problem! I’ve talked elsewhere about the “why’s and wherefores” of naming ceremonies so this is simply a sharing of description and images to show the recent naming ceremony of Isla Seren McCaig in Carmarthen. The venue was...read more
Garod and Kirsty’s New Year’s Eve Wedding. I can’t believe we’re nearly half way through the year already! As I looked over some photographs of the ceremonies I’ve officiated so far this year it was hard to imagine the cold, damp New Year’s Eve on which Garod and...read more
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I promise today to be your best friend, your companion and your number one, the Han Solo to your Leia.
I will be there for you through the good times, amazing times & awesome times. But importantly the difficult times
I vow to love you no less than I love the dog
I promise that I will never take you for granted, and always hold your hand
You are everything I always wanted, but all the things I never knew I needed. Simply put, loving you altered my chemistry.
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