March 31st, 2022
Planning an outdoor wedding
For couples planning a summer wedding in 2022 or beyond the next few months are an ideal time to start putting your plans together, particularly if you want an outdoor wedding.
Outdoor weddings are becoming increasingly popular with many licenced premises now offering this option.
Equally you may wish to hold your wedding in a place which is special to you such as your own garden, a piece of woodland or field. My advice would be to complete the legal requirements first by booking a simple ceremony at your local registry office and then having a Celebrant-led ceremony at the venue of your choice.
Many couples are now holding Wedding festivals where guests have the option to camp overnight and there is a growing number of venues who offer this.
If you choose a venue in Staffordshire you can combine the Legal ceremony with a Celebrant -led ceremony. For further details check my website or visit Staffordshire Council website.
Wherever you plan to hold your celebration make sure that if the weather is inclement you have some cover - just in case.
We can often tell by a name the era someone was born in. Some names come into fashion and then loose popularity whilst others seem timeless.
Today, when seeking inspiration, parents often look at current celebrities or characters from popular programmes, where once they may have considered family names, those of film stars or prominent public figures.
Choosing a name can be quite daunting and when deciding my own children's names we made a short list but put off the final decision for a few days after their birth to see which name seemed to fit them best.
A name once given will always be associated with that person and all their unique characteristics.
For children born during the pandemic there were limited opportunities to introduce them to family and friends. Now might be an excellent time to organise a big (or small) family gathering to introduce your child to their wider family and friends who will support and love them. A great ways to do this is with a naming ceremony.
Why not contact me for more information ?
Renewal of Vows ceremonies
Every anniversary is a milestone and it's good to plan something special on your wedding anniversary to reaffirm your love for each other.
Plan to take time out to acknowledge the day. Maybe you could book a day off work, or enjoy a special meal just for two, or watch the sun set in a place that holds special memories. For the more adventurous there's always tandem skydiving !
Long-time couples often find romance in renewing their wedding vows. Why not invite friends and family to help you celebrate your marriage all over again with a Renewal of Vows ceremony as part of a family party ?
I believe it is possible to have the Wedding of your dreams and not have to compromise.
A Celebrant led ceremony gives you the opportunity to have your ceremony when and where you wish. It also gives you the opportunity to express your personalities by choosing any genre of music, writing your own promises and vows and involving others.
I offer a free opportunity to talk through your ideas so why not get in touch and chat through your ideas.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.