Your Perfect Ceremony starts here
"The ceremony was perfect!! Thanks so much for making our day so magical. It was truly a fairytale come true for us."
... Wedding at Dunluce Castle
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for conducting such a beautiful service. You literally had all of our guests in tears and everyone had such a wonderful day. The ceremony was undoubtedly a highlight for us both and we want to thank you for that."
... Wedding at Orange Tree House
"Thank you again for being our celebrant. I don’t think we would have seen it done any other way."
... Wedding at Beech Hill House, Derry
Your Wedding or Civil Partnership Ceremony
Choosing a celebrant to conduct your ceremony means you can also choose your own location - at a hotel, in a marquee, on a beach, in your garden, on a boat ... it's up to you (the venue doesn't have to be approved for marriages or civil partnerships). It can be held on any day of the week, at any time of day - sunrise, sunset, morning, noon or night - the choice is yours.
Your ceremony can include music, readings and poems which all add to the atmosphere and make the event personal to you. They can be favourites of your own or I can help you to choose.
There are also some lovely extra elements that you may choose to include and you will find some of these on my Special Elements page.
You can write your own wedding vows to one another or I can suggest vows for you.
Involving children in the proceedings can add an extra special dimension to the day and together we can design something specifically for them.
Your ceremony can be as brief or as long as you like but around 30 minutes is about the right length to include all the necessary elements: The welcome, the readings, the vows, the exchange of rings and the signing of the certificate.
We will have a rehearsal so that everyone involved knows what to expect of the ceremony and feels relaxed on the day. I can give a little coaching and 'insider tips' to ease any nerves!
You will be surprised at how reasonable the costs are. A specially-written, unique wedding ceremony often works out at a lower cost than a church ceremony or having a registrar conduct the whole service.
Important Legal Note:
Under the Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, you must give notice to marry to the registration office in the district where the marriage or civil partnership is to take place. A legal marriage ceremony must be performed either by a registered religious officiant or a registrar.
My client couples usually attend the registry office a few days before their wedding day for this. It takes about 15 minutes and
just involves repeating the registrar's words of solemnisation in the presence of two witnesses. Then your marriage or civil partnership certificate is issued and you're all set to enjoy your Big Day and your bespoke ceremony with family and friends.