The celebration we prepare together will be special to you. It may be traditional and quite formal, or more casual and informal; it may be large or small; you may have clear ideas worked out, or you may want some help to decide - whatever your needs I will work with you to make your wedding personal.
I am available to perform your special ceremony. I tailor it to match your needs and preferences. I can include family members if you wish and acknowledge anyone special who is unable to attend. I aim to work closely with other professionals such as photographers, videographers and wedding planners.
Some special rituals you may like include:
This quite modern ceremony is popular for winery weddings. Two bottles of wine represent the couple. They are poured into a carafe so they are blended. Then the couple drink from a glass poured from the central carafe. Often the rest of the carafe is used by the guests for the toasts at the reception.
Traditionally the red rose is a symbol of love. In this ceremony the couple exchange red roses after taking their vows.
name giving- Instead of the traditional baptism, a child is welcomed into the family or group. They may have a godparent or guardian as a part of the ceremony. Lots of children's involvement is always fun at these events.
These may be for a couple who have married overseas and want to have a ceremony involving people at home; or these may be a same sex couple who wish to publicly declare their commitment. While these ceremonies have no legal aspect to them, they are important as a declaration before others of a couple's promises to each other for their futures together.
Renewing their wedding vows, for many couples, is an opportunity to re-state their commitment and love for each other in front of family members and friends, both those who attended the original wedding, and those who have they come to know since then.
A sad but beautiful memory of those who have died. Personal moments for those who are left to remember and both celebrate and mourn their relative or friend.
A birthday, a retirement, an engagement, in fact any occassion of celebration can be made more special with a personally crafted ceremony honouring the past and promising a bright future.
In all cases I will craft a ceremony that reflects the wishes and personalities of the couple involved.