These are the words of Emma and Craig whose ceremony I conducted in May. They had the first Combined ceremony in Staffordshire. This meant that they has an official Registration of their wedding within a Celebrant led ceremony.
It was a great occasion !
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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 ?
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.
Some of the names which are trending at the moment for girls are Ariana which has seen a 300% rise in the last 10 years or Arya and Elsa.
Boys names too have seen some interesting rises in popularity with names such as Jesse, Dexter and Dustin moving up the ratings.
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.
For couples planning a summer wedding in 2020 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 licences premises now offering this option. Registrars will conduct a Civil Ceremony within a "structure" (usually a gazebo).
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 of 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.
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.