Weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies today are as individual as you are, and when you choose a celebrant to lead your ceremony then there really are no rules! You can draw on what’s special about your relationship and make it truly personal to you.
A celebrant-led wedding or renewal of vows allows you to choose the perfect location for you. It could be a castle, a boat, in a treehouse or back garden. Just let your imagination lead you to the ideal place to make your pledges to one another.
It’s entirely your choice whether you include religious or spiritual elements or hold a completely non-religious service. You might invite those closest to you to take part by reading poems or sharing stories, or perhaps perform a special piece of music or song.
A celebrant cannot legally marry you but the legal aspects can be done in advance at a register office from as little as £60, or sometimes a registrar can visit the venue of your choice on the day. The celebrant can arrange the ceremony to include a signing of a personal certificate for those all-important photos if required.
My approach is simple. I listen and encourage you to get creative by chatting and having fun as we work on ideas together. Planning is also done through interim email, phone calls and Zoom along the way. Having run my own wedding music agency supplying musicians throughout the UK, I have a wealth of knowledge and connections within the industry to advise and assist on all aspects of the planning. I’ll write the ceremony well in advance for your amendments and approval and give you a beautiful keepsake copy a vow booklets to add to your memory box and share with future generations.
Here’s a breakdown of the services included in your booking and a step-by-step guide to how the process works:
- Initial phone call within 24 hours of enquiry.
- Preliminary meeting to get to know each other a little and discuss your key requirements.
- A full planning meeting (average duration 2 hours).
- A draft copy of the script for approval in advance and a beautiful keepsake bound copy after the ceremony.
- A personalised vow booklet.
- Help with all music arrangements for the ceremony (not Crystal package)
- A courtesy call the day before to run through the final arrangements.
- I’ll arrive early on the day and offer up to an hour’s flexibility on the start time to allow for unforeseen circumstances.
- I will conduct your ceremony with confidence and warmth, and will remain after the ceremony to say goodbye to you and see everyone out.
Louise offers a choice of unity ceremonies to symbolise two individual lives becoming one or the transition of moving into a new and lasting chapter in your life.
Here is the beautiful Candle Ceremony
My fees for weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies:
a Crystal service £450.00 includes a a zoom planning meeting, a nice simple service that is all about you with traditional vows or the vows of your own choice. Max 20 mins
a Zirconium service £525.00 includes a zoom or personal planning meeting, a personally scripted service including one poem/reading, provision of music, personalised vows, certificate and keepsake script. Max 30 minutes
a Diamond service £600.00 includes a zoom or personal planning meeting, a personally scripted service including one poem/reading , personalised vows, a ritual such as a personalised candle, certificate and keepsake script, provision of music on iPod. Up to 1 hour.
Rehearsals are by arrangement and may incur travel costs, please enquire.
From time to time I run offers so please call to enquire.
It is vital you choose a celebrant that is right for you – If you are wanting a celebrant who will make you feel at ease with and whom you can trust to deliver a truly warm and memorable life moment why not contact me today for a chat? I look forward to hearing from you!