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How Shall we Write our Wedding vows?

How Shall we Write our Wedding vows?

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 today I’m going to try and...

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Free Advice! AKA My Son’s Getting Married!

Free Advice! AKA My Son’s Getting Married!

Free Advice for couples who didn’t have the foresight to book a Celebrant.   AKA…OMG my son’s getting married!   Here comes another blog motivated by a huge life event….my son’s getting married!   OK, nothing unusual there I hear you mutter, well, no,...

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May 19th, Not JUST a Royal Wedding!

May 19th, Not JUST a Royal Wedding!

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 been a little smaller than Harry and...

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One Wedding Celebrant, No Wedding Ceremony Like Any Other!

One Wedding Celebrant, No Wedding Ceremony Like Any Other!

Make the ceremony suit the couple One part of being a celebrant that I love is discovering what sort of ceremony will suit my couples. It's true to say that, even though I'm one wedding celebrant, no wedding ceremony is like any other! What follows is my account of...

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Funeral for my Mother

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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Magical Woodland Wedding in Pembrokeshire Wales

Magical Woodland Wedding in Pembrokeshire Wales

The beautiful people at Lovemydress have featured a "Treasured Ceremony" in this article, they describe our Magical Woodland Wedding in Pembrokeshire Wales.  Why not have a look for yourself, noting the bride's comments;...

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Funeral for a Friend

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

Ceremonies and Symbolism: Lighting Candles

Candle - Lighting; Simple yet deeply symbolic. In this latest piece in a series on ceremonies and symbolism, we’re looking at lighting candles. As I wrote when talking about sand-pouring, adding symbolic elements to a special day is the perfect way to put your unique...

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Ceremonies and Symbolism: Sand Pouring

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.

Ceremonies and Symbolism; Hand-fasting.

Symbolism in your Ceremony Part 1 Hand-fasting Ceremony “Normally I find weddings boring but what you did was fantastic - it really felt it belonged to me”. Within this article I'm going to share my own experience of a ritual which couples are asking for more...

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A Beach Wedding in Wales

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

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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A Treasured Ceremony at Fforest Camp

A Treasured Ceremony at Fforest Camp

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...

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Naming Ceremonies: Last Minute Changes? No Problem!

Naming Ceremonies: Last Minute Changes? No Problem!

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...

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Are you ready to create a unique ceremony?

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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