WED LUX Celebrant
YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you! I just know you sang that in your head, didn't you?
Hopefully, you're here because you're after a heartfelt wedding ceremony filled with emotion and humour.
An unforgettable ceremony reflecting you and your relationship, setting the tone for an incredible day of celebrations and love.
Did you know a celebrant-led wedding means you can host your ceremony anywhere at any time with completely no restrictions..
Whatever your style and your story, we will work together to make that happen. I got you....
PRIDE WEDDING CEREMONIES ARE WELCOMED & ENCOURAGED 🏳️🌈
Is why you are here..
SAY 'I DO' YOUR WAY...
Zoe & Dan
Awarded Best Celebrant
WHAT MAKES A CELEBRANT WEDDING DIFFERENT?
It's all about you...
The biggest difference between a celebrant ceremony and any other type of wedding you have probably been to is the level of personalisation, and the calm relaxed vibe surrounding the whole wedding day.
A celebrant-led ceremony is described as the new, old way of saying 'I DO'.. I take the structure of something we've all seen before then write your ceremony script completely from scratch and only include the things that are important to the two of you.
On your wedding day, your guests will hear your story: how you met, how you fell in love, and how you came to be standing at the front about to make such deep commitments to one another.
That means that by the time we reach the vows, you and your guests are feeling all of the feels and have experienced the story of your relationship with you. Just another way of making your ceremony all the more meaningful and special.
Your ceremony should be more than just a box to tick… It should be the highlight of your day, the celebration of love that your guests won’t stop raving about!
Are you in?
Outdoor Wedding Specialist
WHAT CAN WE INCLUDE IN OUR CEREMONY?
Your ceremony should be whatever feels right for you both, the options are endless and I'm here to help you explore
You might want your ceremony to look and feel like a traditional ceremony... with the classic structure, welcome, readings, and vow exchange, only way nicer and more personal giving you a beautiful blend of emotion and humour. Working with a celebrant means you can host your ceremony anywhere and at anytime
You might decide to make your entrance together. You might decide to write deeply personal commitment vows to one another or if you are nervous or shy a repeat-after-me style vow exchange (Whatever works for you)
Many couples wish to include their own culture, faith, beliefs, passion and purpose or something completely personal into the ceremony - The best thing about collaborating with a celebrant there are no limits.
You can also choose to include symbolic acts in your ceremony. You might think about:
Shot ceremony (or champagne tower... or tequila...!)
Incorporating your children into the ceremony with a family vow, a reading, a certificate signing, or joining with a symbolic act, is very popular with blended families.
Including your pets in the ceremony so far I've worked with horses, dogs and owls.
Rose or tree planting
Flame throwing (accompanied by dramatic music!)
WILL OUR WEDDING BE LEGAL?
You will have to do the legal bit separately with a Registrar (England & Wales), which generally costs around £57 if you go for the basic 2+2 'statutory registration' option midweek. Think of it as getting the 'paperwork' out of the way - you don't even have to exchange rings; you can save that for your celebrant ceremony if you wish! You can do the 'legal bit' at any time before or after your main celebration.
I try to keep the planning, prep and on-the-day process as simple as possible. I offer a no-obligation Zoom chat before you book, so we can check we are a good fit for each other.
The unique guide to 'How to plan your wedding ceremony' includes information on writing your own vows, selecting readings, sample readings, alternative rituals, music and seating layouts ... and so much more.
Online or in-person planning meetings in Durham City where I am based.
The Love Questionnaire fasten your seatbelts, chill the wine and get that takeaway ordered... time to answer those questions!
The creation of a totally unique script for your ceremony, and working with you to make any edits or tweaks needed until you are thrilled with it; or many couples request I keep the script a secret until the wedding day (I can only tell the story you provide in the questionnaire - so be careful what you write)
Two weeks prior to the wedding a final meeting to confirm the ceremony layout, music, readings and timings.
I arrive an hour before the ceremony, I prefer to liaise with musicians, confirm details with your venue wedding coordinator and ensure the vibe is calm and stress-free.
Me conducting a heartfelt ceremony which has you and your guests needing tissues to mop up those happy tears. The inclusion of any alternative wedding rituals or symbolic actions (Shots, sand, handfasting or dancing in the aisles- yep I'm up for that)
I stay until your welcome drinks reception is in full swing, and then quietly leave you to party with your guests.
I specialise in delivering beautifully crafted and deeply personal wedding and commitment ceremonies. Your investment starts from £597 for 2024. I try to give an 'all in' quotation, I predominantly cover County Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria and Yorkshire, I adore travel, so I'm happy to jump on a plane too.
Please complete the contact form to confirm your wedding dates availability and obtain a bespoke quotation.
LOVE IS LIKE A WILDFIRE
That can not be contained....
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