Essex Weddings - A bespoke ceremony, tailored to you and your loved ones.
Have you always dreamed about a wedding ceremony that captures you? A ceremony that doesn't conform to rules, is modern, intimate and personal to you both. As your Essex based Celebrant I will be working with you to create your dream day. I create a bespoke ceremony with you and your unique style in mind. I will listen to your love story and create the perfect ceremony, incorporating all the little details that will invoke laughter and possibly a few tears!
I will help you
I will help you choose beautiful readings and verses to compliment your ceremony style whether that be a modern ceremony, a mixed faith ceremony or something more traditional. Alongside this I can incorporate optional enhancements e.g. hand-tying, unity candle, sand ceremony, gin ceremony, glass breaking or ring warming ceremony to name but a few. These enhancements are a fabulous way to involve your family and friends in the day. I will collaborate with you and get to know you as a couple, your quirks and strengths, your highs and lows to provide you with a ceremony full of everything that is important to you.
Your wedding ceremony will be a celebration of your relationship to date culminating in this public show of love and commitment as well as sharing your dreams for the future. I will be there to guide you through the whole process, you will find me on the end of the phone, meeting up for coffee and cake throughout the whole planning phase and afterwards to reminisce as old friends.
One wedding per day policy - This ensures you have my full undivided attention.
Having a celebrant led ceremony means I have the flexibility to bring your dreams to life anywhere and at any time. It does not have to be in a licenced wedding venue. It can be in any meaningful and beautiful location of your choice. Whether that be in your back garden on a bright sunny day, in a field under a full moon, a secluded beach or a winter ceremony in a castle or stately home. Whatever you envision I can help turn that into a reality. I love to perform wedding ceremonies in places that have a special meaning to a couple.
You can have a themed wedding or a particular style for your day, a symbolic ceremony, a blending of two cultures; whatever it may be, we can discuss all of the amazing options together to find the one that truly matches both of your personalities. I specialise in blended family ceremonies as I myself am part of a blended family. Just let me know if it's to be wellies, sandals, shoes or tiara's. Your ceremony in a way that is unique to you on any day of the week with nowhere off limits.
Want to get in touch
We need to get to know each other to establish if I am the Celebrant for you! I offer a no obligation meeting. This can be in person, a video call or over the telephone chat. This is where I find out what you envision for your ceremony and wedding day and you can establish what I can offer you and if we are a match.
From there I would send you over a booking form and contract. A 25% booking fee would be required to secure the date. Once the booking form has been returned and the deposit paid I would arrange another meeting where I would learn about your journey together so far as a couple and your love story.
Following on from this I would then send across a couples questionnaire, which ideally should be completed independently of each other and returned to me.
I would then commence drafting the ceremony, be available for follow up calls and guidance as you need it. You can chose to write your own vows, include any readings, poems or music that is personal to you both or you can leave those details to me.
25% of the total ceremony cost would become due six months prior to your ceremony and the 50% remaining balance would be due 90 days before your wedding date. I would at this stage send across your draft ceremony and any tweaks or fine tuning can be made.
An optional rehearsal can be included for an additional charge prior to your wedding but this must be booked in advance particularly during the busy summer months.
On the Day
On the day of your ceremony I will arrive at least an hour prior to your ceremony and liaise with your venue and suppliers (Photgrapher/DJ) to ensure everything is running as smoothly. I will meet your guests and help ensure everyone is seated where they should be positioned. Then you will have your unique ceremony. There will be love and heart felt moments, laughter and maybe even a few tears. Your guests will be talking about your beautiful ceremony for months after.
Currently in the UK you will still need to book in for a "Registration of Marriage" with a registrar to complete the legal administration. This can be completed prior or after your celebrant led ceremony. I can provide you with guidance for this process. In some parts of the UK - Ireland and Scotland this is not needed and we are hoping England and Wales will catch up with this soon.
Price for 2023 £550 this includes a personalised presentation script of your ceremony and commemorative certificate if required.
* Price for 2024 is £595
A dress rehearsal can be arranged for £100 if required.
Symbolic rituals can be included for an additional fee starting at £125 please ask for more details.