I am also a qualified wedding celebrant (with a membership of the Academy of Modern Celebrancy). Talking to people about their relationships over many years has nurtured my desire to support couples ritualise their commitment to each other with a ceremony.
I’m not able, in law, to marry a couple (you would need to go to a Registrar or a licensed religious officiant for that), but I can help you both create a bespoke service that reflects your wishes for the day – a legal service often can’t do this. Venues with a marriage licence are relatively limited (and more expensive than many other venues as a result of their licence), but those that don’t need a marriage licence are endless. A celebrant-led wedding can happen in a bell tent, the back of a (ok, very big) car or under a tree.
I can help create and write your vows, devise an exchange of rings or another ritual (hand-fasting or a sand ceremony for example) and can be as involved or not in the writing of the entire script as you wish. I can be there on the day to officiate the ceremony, or back away after the writing – up to you.
Some couples come to me before they marry for a ‘pre-nuptial MOT’ too. We talk about good ‘habits’ of communication to keep an eye on, and look at ironing out any wrinkles that might have been spotted.
I work with an expert colleague who is top in her game when it comes to public speaking, and I can also introduce you to a wedding organiser with 30 years of varied experience too.
My fees depend on what you want me to do, and where you want to do it – and this can be discussed in a free introductory meeting online.