Latest Wedding Advice – July 4th 2020

The Government have updated their advice:

“From 4 July, weddings and civil partnerships will be allowed to take place. You should only invite close friends and family, up to a maximum of 30 people. The wedding exception is for wedding ceremonies only. Large wedding receptions or parties should of course not be taking place. Wedding celebrations can only happen when people follow the guidance of six people outdoors, support bubbles, or two households indoors or outdoors. It is critical for these guidelines to be observed to keep you and your family and friends as safe as possible”

What does this mean to couples who want to get married and also have all their friends and family with them?

Go ahead with the legal marriage as soon as you can within these guidelines – even just with two witnesses.  Remember that Registrars are getting booked up very quickly at the moment. 

Then plan the wonderful celebration that you have always dreamed of, free of all legal restrictions, when you can all get together again.

I will help you plan the perfect ceremony unique to you both just as I did for Joyce and Jiapeng last year at Bovey Castle.

Contact Sarah on 07870763304 for more details

Wedding Ceremonies Update

In these uncertain times, planning a wedding is becoming harder.  The Government website states clearly that:

‘You cannot get married or register a civil partnership at the moment because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’ve already booked a civil ceremony, contact the register office.’

From the contact I have had with couples with a marriage or civil partnership already booked, it seems that some registration districts are having to tell couples in advance that they will not be able to conduct their marriage on the planned date.

Therefore some couples have opted to plan a celebrant-led commitment ceremony followed later by the legal formalities at the register office when it becomes possible.

It may also be that some couples need to change venues for their ceremony as some venues may not even re-open at all and, when permitted, some will reopen earlier than others.

As a Celebrant I can help as I can conduct ceremonies anywhere, without any licencing or regulations.

Contact Sarah for more information so that you can have the ceremony of your dreams.

Katie and James Kayak Ceremony

Katie and James celebrated with a ceremony on South Milton Beach in Devon.  Each guest wrote wishes for the couple on rice paper and made them into boats.  Katie and James read such beautiful heartfelt Vows to each other then led all the guests in Kayaks out to the rock to release the paper boats to the elements.

After a delicious BBQ, prepared by James’ dad and brother, we sat watching the sunset

Ceremonies and Children

When you decide to celebrate your love in a Wedding Ceremony or Renewal of Vows, include your children as they are such a big part of you both.  They can be Ring Bearers, place flowers in a vase, light a candle, join in a Sand Ceremony and Hand Fasting ceremony and, of course hand out the chocolates for the Chocolate Ritual!  They will remember your day for the rest of their lives.

Giving and Receiving of Rings

Giving and receiving of rings is one of the many ceremonies you can include in your Wedding or Renewal of Vows.

It is a token of your love and, in the presence of your family and friends, you promise to love each other unconditionally, to support each other in your dreams and ambitions and to honour and respect each other, to laugh and cry together and to cherish your relationship always.

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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