ABOUT 2018-01-02T21:47:04+00:00

Ceremonies and Rituals in Any Destination

About Cariad

Cariad Personal Ceremonies is the vision of celebrant Ali Fleming, a former registrar of 15 years’ experience. Ali dreamt of providing a service to couples and families to truly reflect how they felt, be that in a wedding ceremony, a renewal of vows, baby naming or funeral.

Ali followed her dream to launch Cariad – the Welsh word of love – in 2016, in order to help you create your own bespoke, personalised occasion and is now dedicated to offering unique ceremonies without compromise.

Cariad is registered with the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC) and is a recognised member of NAWPUK – the only celebrant member to be listed in the Midlands. Ali said: “After delivering more than 2,000 weddings in my role as a registrar, I saw how impersonal and restrictive they could be. I wanted to put the spontaneity and personal back into the big day. As a celebrant I can offer that, and so much more.

My aim is to put the focus on the ceremony as the most important part of your special day, rather than the reception afterwards.

“Gone are the days when you book the church or venue and follow the standard convention. People want to capture a ceremony that truly reflects them and that can be completely bespoke. That is what I can offer through Cariad.”

Why choose Cariad Personal Ceremonies?

Your special day is the celebration of the love you hold for your partner and family. You’ll spend months carefully planning every aspect – and the celebrant leading your service should be as carefully selected as well.

I believe that you should feel as comfortable and relaxed with your celebrant as with every other person at your ceremony. I’ll meet you in the early stages of your planning to discuss your ideas and dreams, and help you with any worries or concerns. By the time your day arrives you’ll feel happy and confident with your bespoke ceremony, and can focus on enjoying one of the most memorable occasions of your life.

Meet Ali

I initially trained as a registrar after having my own civil marriage service and falling in love with the idea of being an integral part of people’s special occasions – sharing in both the happy and poignant times. After becoming disillusioned with the impersonal nature of the registration services, I jumped at the opportunity to become a celebrant, allowing me to offer people the ceremony they want, how and where they want it.

I love meeting the couples and families involved in the ceremony, sharing their happiness, and using my creativity to make their day as personal, emotive and fun as they would like it. Each one is as unique as the people involved – from the flamboyant Mad Hatter Tea Party to the serenity of a nature focused woodland hand fasting.

As your independent Celebrant , I help you to create a perfect , unforgettable ceremony. A wedding day, vow renewal or a baby naming – no matter the special day, I can combine the elements below with your choice of music and carefully written words at your dream location – designing a service that is uniquely yours.

Sand or Unity in Glass ceremony – Hand fasting – Ribbon ceremony – Ring warming – Tree of life Ceremony – Unity candle


Working alongside reputable local funeral directors ,writing and delivering the most memorable and fitting celebration of life ceremonies, however, I truly value the honour of working with families in their time of grief and being able to help them share their sincerest memories of a loved one. This is a time when the trust a family places in me is a true privilege. Find out more.

I hold myself to the highest standard in delivering a unique and personal service. I’ve achieved success when the couple or their family want me as their celebrant of choice at their next special occasion.


Spreading the Cariad love …

Love – Without exceptions

At Cariad I support the expression of love without exception – I am a gay friendly celebrant and welcome couples from all backgrounds and faiths.

Cariad is a recommended supplied with the G Wedding Directory.

Awards: Finalist in the UK Industry Wedding Awards 2016 – Special Touch