WHAT I DO BEST
I am an experienced celebrant who truly looks after her families and couples, I officiate only one ceremony per day, so I can fully focus on the moment. I do like to meet the family and friends earlier in the day as well and never rush off after the ceremony.
What is a wedding celebrant?
A wedding celebrant is a professionally trained and fully insured official, with the skills and experience in place to create completely bespoke and personalised ceremonies.
A Ceremony with a Wedding Celebrant has no restrictions in terms of the content, format or style of a wedding, and can therefore be completely personalised.
My ceremonies contain many of the elements that you and your guests would expect to see at a wedding (exchange of vows and rings etc), but also lots of beautiful details about the couple and often guest involvement too. This means the ceremony is warm and relaxed, and ensures we create lovely lasting memories for everyone attending.
HOW WILL MY CEREMONY WORK?
Where can I have the ceremony?
A ceremony with a wedding celebrant be held both indoors and outdoors and with trends for outdoor weddings on the rise, a celebrant can often unlock a great venue for you, celebrant ceremonies are not required to take place underneath a permanent licensed structure. The vast majority of this type of wedding are outdoors (with marquees as a wet weather back up plan), and this provides couples with much more flexibility in terms of setting.
If you opt for an outdoor celebrant ceremony then you can position yourselves anywhere so long as the wedding venue has granted permission for you to do so. Why not take advantage of fantastic views at a venue, and have these as the backdrop to your day, and use the inside space for the wedding breakfast and evening reception? Explore all possibilities for ceremony settings at your venue and remember it does not need to be licensed if using Lauren as a celebrant – you really can have your dream location!
Weddings with a celebrant will require a couple to arrange their legal paperwork separately from their actual ceremony. You can book this at your local registry office, take two witnesses along, and literally just sign the documents, saving the vows and rings, and everything else until their actual celebration date.
What time can I have the ceremony?
Where, when and what time a wedding celebrant ceremony can take place, depends on you, you can select the time YOU want, without restriction on time slots or indeed location. Many couples will still opt for an early afternoon ceremony time but some couples prefer an altogether different plan for their celebrations and will perhaps have a roof terrace ceremony under the stars followed by cocktails and dinner for example. More and more couples are thinking outside of the box and doing away with tradition, and indeed opt for something a little more ‘unexpected’ and unique to them.
I can work anywhere!
A celebrant wedding ceremony offers couples complete flexibility! I can access a fully portable speaker system, operated by wi fi so no leads, be it in field, by a lake, on a cliff – your choice your venue!!
The length of the ceremony with a wedding celebrant varies, depending on the content of your ceremony. The vast majority are around half an hour and are created with a fantastic flow. My speaking parts are always creatively punctuated with guest readings or involvement in some other way so that the ceremony feels like everyone there has a role in the proceedings, and indeed in supporting the couple.
Personalising your ceremony
Guests are actively encouraged to be involved in the ceremony, I work with my couples and ensure that the content accurately reflects who they are, and that those doing readings are comfortable with everything on the day too.
I can talk you through various music options with you in advance. Why not walk down the aisle to your favourite song, or sign your certificate with your favourite band playing in the background? There are no restrictions when it comes to music during your celebrant ceremony at all and so you can opt for something that you both love, and not feel limited in your choices.
Whether you have a special anniversary coming up, or simply would like to reaffirm your love and commitment together in front of your family and friends, I will help you to celebrate your lives as a couple in a very personalised way.
You may wish to reaffirm your original vows to one another, or write your own vows to reflect your ongoing commitment and love for each other. We can, of course assist you every step of the way!
We can involve your children if you wish, which can symbolise that your family has grown, as has your love for each other. As with wedding ceremonies, we will ensure that your Vow Renewal Service is as beautiful and unique as you are! Celebrations from other cultures can also be used.