Your Perfect Ceremony starts here

 

"Thank you so much for conducting the ceremony! Everyone loved it, they spoke so highly of it.  There was not a dry eye in the house."

... Wedding at Hugh McCann's, Newcastle.

  • "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

"And wow the ceremony was just perfect!!! I can't thank you enough! Everyone was saying how lovely it was and how it was so personal! We definitely made the right decision to choose you to do our ceremony!"
... Wedding at Orange Tree House with Phoebe the dog as ring bearer!

Choosing an independent celebrant to conduct your ceremony means that you're in charge!

You choose the location - anywhere you like: a hotel, a marquee, a beach, a boat or evenn your own (and the venue doesn't have to be approved for marriages or civil partnerships).

You can choose any day of the week,any time of day.

You can choose your own music, readings and poetry and your family and friends, your children and even your pet(!) can get involved.

You can write your own wedding vows - and I can help!

 

There are some lovely extra elements that you may choose to include and you will find some of these on my Special Elements page.

 

Your ceremony can be as brief or as long as you like but around 30 minutes is about right 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 may 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 registry 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's a very simple procedure that  takes about five 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, you have your legal status and you're all set to enjoy your Big Day and your bespoke ceremony with family and friends.