What is a celebrant?
Quite simply, a celebrant is someone involved in creating, writing and conducting a ceremony.
Gone are the days when you had no other choice than to have your ceremony in a church or stuffy registry office and had to follow religious or prescribed customs. If you use a celebrant you can have your ceremony anywhere you want to and include rituals and customs which mean something to you.
I love creating natural outdoor ceremonies especially when it is somewhere that is significant and has personal meaning to my clients. Whether that be on a beach, in a garden, in a woodland, caves or even a fort in the middle of the ocean. When using a celebrant there are no restrictions, so you can choose the perfect location no matter how weird or wonderful!
Popular wedding customs like handfasting, sand pouring, unity candle lighting, ring warming and drinking wine can be included in a celebrant led ceremony and I can help you explore unique ideas which fit with your own beliefs and heritage.
If you're getting married then the legal part of a marriage 'the paperwork' and the declaratory and contracting words must be said in a Registry Office or licenced venue for it to be legal and a marriage certificate issued. This can happen before or after your wedding ceremony on a day of your choosing. Remember, you don't need to exchange rings or say your vows to legally marry so you can save this part for the celebrant led ceremony.
Find your local Registry Office here