County Celebrants Training have provided the Network, through their intensive program, accredited Wedding Celebrants. Trained to the highest degree and ready to carry out the wishes of the Bride and Bridegroom.
A beautiful Wedding Ceremony is just one of the wonderful ceremonies created by a Civil Celebrant. They are spoken with warmth and feeling – delivered from the heart and all with a special meaning to couples and their parents wishing to have a unique celebration.
A Wedding Celebrant delivers a beautifully tailored wedding service which is designed to reflect the individual needs. Your individually designed ceremony can have as much religious content as you want.
Whether planning a formal, white wedding, affirmation or something less conventional it is important that the marrying couple really enjoy it.
Their wedding should be exactly where, when and how they want it to be.
A traditional church wedding, with ritual and religious words does not fit with everyone’s outlook on life or hopes for the future and the laws governing Register Office weddings strictly control what can be said or done. These ceremonies are designed around a standard framework.
It is not currently possible to be legally married out of doors and there are limitations on time, place and content of ceremonies.
A Celebrant wedding/affirmation can take place anywhere and be designed to suit the individuals. It may be as dignified and serious as a church wedding, but with the religious element replaced by words and music that have real meaning for the couple.
They can be as romantic and creative in designing their ceremony as they wish. Celebrant ceremonies have been held in gardens, marquees, on boats, in castles, on beaches. Many couples choose to stand facing their guests, for a more open and inclusive feeling. Couples with children can make them a part of the ceremony. No two ceremonies are the same, they can be as traditional or as unusual as suits the people marrying.
The ceremony can take any form you choose at any venue and in any style and there are a wide range of readings, poems, songs, music and elements from many cultures that can be incorporated. Anyone can speak and many of our couples choose for close family members, fathers, sons and close friends to actively participate in the ceremony.
The vows can be whatever you wish to say and the Wedding Celebrant can advise and guide on all aspects of the ceremony the choice is yours:
Extract from the Celebrant Ring Ceremony
For thousands of years lovers have exchanged rings as a token of their vows.
These simple gold bands are not of great value in them selves but are made precious by our wearing of them.
Your rings say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bound together.
Let these rings also be a sign that love has substance as well as soul, a present as well as a past, and that, despite its occasional sorrows,
Love is a circle of happiness, wonder, and delight.
Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal
Just as it is made of indestructible substance my commitment to you will never fail
With this ring I take you to be my trusted confidante
and partner for life.