Renewal of Vows – Woodland Ceremony



woodland wedding is a magical experience. It’s like a little haven, a hidden place that can be transformed into a very pretty natural wedding ceremony location. There’s something very special about being surround by the trees, singing birds and woodland flowers as you make your vows and promises to each other.

Associate of the Guild of Cornish Celebrants



The Guild of Cornish Celebrants has been set up by Denise and Nicola to promote quality celebratory ceremonies which fully reflect the wishes and beliefs of the couples and families they work with. The aim of The Guild is to give an assurance of excellence – they are passionate about providing bespoke and unique ceremonies for any occasion. The hallmarks of a mediaeval ‘Guild’ were their professional ability and demonstrated accomplishment; they are redefining the ‘Guild’ concept for the 21st century, bringing a traditional quality standard to a new contemporary offering, ensuring ceremonies from the Guild always meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

After a very successful meeting with Nicola and Denise from the Guild of Cornish Celebrants, I am pleased to announce that I am now an Associate of the Guild performing ceremonies in Devon for them.  I will continue to help you create and then conduct your unique and individual Ceremony where ever and whenever you wish.  I believe that your Ceremony is at the very heart of your day.

Together we will create meaningful memories, which will bind you closer and give joy to all the special people on your special day.

Wedding Ceremonies



Choosing a celebrant to deliver your wedding ceremony gives you a whole range of options that a registrar just can’t.  So….you can have your ceremony anywhere, not just licensed venues.  I have performed ceremonies in couples’ favourite places; beaches, woods, their own gardens, hotels, on boats, cliff tops.  I often recommend Middle Coombe Farm, Tiverton; The Barn, South Milton; Putsborough Beach in North Devon and Bovey Castle, Dartmoor.

Your ceremony can include: walking down an aisle, giving and blessing of rings, exchanging of vows, lighting of candles, poetry, even religious or spiritual words. Symbolic Rituals to unite you could include Rose Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Hand Fasting and Jumping the Broom, often couples choose all of these!  I have even written Cocktail Rituals and Chocolate Ceremonies to make the wedding as personal and unique as you are.  Part of the fun is choosing which ones suit you the best! 

 

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Woodland Wedding



Phil owns a wood near Linkinhorne, Cornwall and asked me to perform a wedding ceremony there to celebrate 18 years of being together with his beloved Shari.

At this point on their journey together they wanted to take this time, in this beautiful place with family and friends, to acknowledge and celebrate the journey so far and also to look ahead.

Their guests collected flowers and leaves from the woodland and I asked them all to come forward and place them in the wooden platter (made by Phil) as a symbol of their unity.

The Circle of Blessing Ceremony had two ribbons, one was green for growth, healing, home and peace. The other ribbon was brown for stability, protection of the household and to strengthen their relationship.  Their family rings were passed around the circle for their family and friends to bless.

Phil and Shari exchanged rings and I performed a Hand Fasting ceremony to seal their love.

“Shari and Phil, look to all your tomorrows with sustained hope and a strong commitment to your marriage.  May those of you who have witnessed this ceremony continue to support them, honour and respect their relationship and wish them joy in their future.”

We drank a toast to the happy couple out of wooden goblets lovingly made by Phil from trees in his wood.

Thanks again for helping to make our day very individual and special.

We were very happy – even in the rain!

Shari and Phil

For more information about Ceremonies in this wonderful Woodland contact:

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Adventures of a Celebrant – Finale



I felt privileged to perform the Renewal of Vows ceremony in Venice for Naomi and Graham.

I have created and performed ceremonies in so many different locations over the years; in woodland, beaches, cliff tops, hotels, gardens, parks, and even in your home.

I offer Weddings, Hand Fasting, Same Sex Weddings, Renewal of Vows

Rites of Passage such as Birthdays, Engagements, Coming of Age and other Special Anniversaries.

Alternative Christenings/Naming ceremonies for babies and children including joining families together, Stepfamilies and Adoption

Funerals focussing on celebrating and/or reflecting the life of your loved one

Celebration of Life ceremonies as a time to honour and appreciate the living who may be near the end of their lives

All my ceremonies are bespoke and together we will create meaningful memories, which will bind you closer and give joy to all the special people on your special day.

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Wedding in Yarner Woods



Christmas Eve in 2016 will be remembered in Joanna and Jeremy’s family as the day they all met for their usual walk in #YarnerWoods, Bovey Tracey and celebrated their wedding by the Bird Hide.

My husband Andy took these photographs of the ceremony and they tell a beautiful story, from the family decorating the hide, exchanging rings, sharing vows, signing the certificate and raising our glasses to the happy couple.

Once in a lifetime you find someone
Who touches not only your heart, 
but also your soul.
Once in a lifetime you discover someone 
who stands beside you, not over you.
You find someone who loves you for who you are, 
and not for who you could be.
Once in a lifetime, you find someone…
As you have found each other.

Congratulations to Joanna, Jeremy and their lovely family.

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