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Hi I’m Sarah, I am so pleased you have taken the first step to finding out more about planning the ceremony you truly deserve!
I qualified as a Civil Celebrant in January 2017 with a company called Civil Ceremonies Ltd who not only founded celebrant training in the UK but have won awards for their work – so you can rest assured I was trained by the best.
I am lucky enough to be able to say, I genuinely love my job!
Jen Walker from JW Ceremonies (www.jwceremonies.com) says: A springtime wedding can be the most fun! There are so many colour palettes to choose from to mix and match; both pastels and bright colours work amazingly well with the gorgeous light spring brings. People assume that summer is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding; but the truth is, with the summer sun, wedding attire for both brides and grooms in the heat, and the many seasonal insects, it can create some issues. In comparison, with all the beautiful blossom trees in bloom, the sun shining and a cool breeze – its springtime that makes the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony season! But yes, with our British weather and spring showers, you may also need a plan B to bring the outside in.
Posted: 9 May 2023
"I absolutely love the start of a new year," says Sheila Duncan at Pure Silk Ceremonies. "Christmas and the New Year is a fabulous time for proposals. Congratulations to all of you celebrating your engagement." As 2023 began, Sheila celebrated not only with a wedding on 1st January, but also the official second birthday of Pure Silk Ceremonies! "I really cannot believe it's been two years since I started my celebrant business. They do say time flies when you're having fun and I can honestly say, I'm having so much fun working with the most amazing couples to create their dream wedding ceremonies," she tells us.
Posted: 9 February 2023
Gill Collins Ceremonies is helmed by Liverpool-based celebrant Gill. She's one of the newest celebrants on the block in the Cheshire and Merseyside region having qualified earlier this year, and she can't wait to bring her own brand of understanding, care and attention to detail to local couples' wedding ceremonies.
With an extensive background in healthcare, Gill has cared for and helped people throughout all stages of their lives, which we understand has made her see the incredible value in important life events and occasions such as weddings. She also loves nothing more than living life to the fullest and you'll often find her salsa dancing, climbing hills with her four-legged friend and enjoying good food and wine with fine company.
Posted: 5 January 2023
We posed local celebrant Sarah Nelson the following question...
We've heard about all of the different rituals we can have during a celebrant-led ceremony from hand-fasting to candle-lighting, but what's the difference and how do we know which is right for us?
Sarah says: There are indeed many ways to enhance your celebrant-led wedding ceremony. To choose the one for you, you should begin by asking yourself what the purpose of the ritual is or consider what you're showing your guests with it. Most rituals emphasis the joining together of two people into one couple. However, you can change a sand ceremony (where you pour different coloured sands into one larger container to show your union), to include your children and show the creation of a new family.
Posted: 12 April 2022
We posed the following question to local celebrant, Jen Walker...
Our wedding planner has suggested we hire a celebrant for our big day, but we're not sure what the role of a celebrant is. Should we book one, and what are the benefits?
Jen says: The best part of having a celebrant-led ceremony is that you're in complete control of your entire wedding day. Having a ceremony that reflects you and your style, including incorporating any cultural, religious or family traditions can really set the tone for the entire day, so its important to get it right. Being able to choose something as simple as what time your ceremony will start or what venue you choose can have hugely positive impact on the flow of your day and your budget.
Posted: 22 March 2022
Neil Dutta at Angelic Diamonds, a UK wedding jewellery specialist, explores why humanist weddings have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. With official guidance looking to change in the not too distant future, giving celebrants more legal power to actually marry couples - removing the need for a pre- or post-blessing registry office date - here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think this is a trend that will continue to soar.
Posted: 5 November 2021