A family occasion
Children don’t have to stick to the traditional role of bridesmaid or page boy. Incorporate parts in the ceremony that involve your children,such as a hand fasting, with the children tying the ribbons, or a sand or Unity in Glass ceremony, with each child having their own coloured sand or glass . Your marriage is part of their lives too, after all, so make them part of the day.
In fact, your ceremony can include family and friends in any way you choose. You could have family members say readings or poetry, play musical instruments if they are able to, or bring in a festive feel with singing and dancing.
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.
Themes and costumes
Who said that a wedding had to be black tie? This is your day – introduce a theme that really speaks to your personality. A simple rustic service or a fairy tale element perhaps, or go the whole hog with a costume wedding – medieval style or a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Incorporate as many special elements as you like into your day – here’s a few of the most popular. Your wedding day is about you – if you have other ideas or requests, please let me know.
Hand fasting – Although this is available as a separate ceremony, many couples combine it into the wedding service as well. Binding your hands in symbolically coloured ribbons or cords is an old, and emotional, ritual. Find out more.
Ring-warming – This simple but heartfelt concept involves passing your rings around family, or every guest, to warm in their hands while thinking loving thoughts or a simple blessing over them – bringing a sense of participation in your day and your future.
Tree of Life Ceremony – A beautiful way of allowing the family and friends to share their love for you by writing heartfelt messages onto wooden hearts or doves. These are hung on the stunning steel tree for you to keep in your home or garden forever.
Sand Ceremony – A ceremony where different coloured sands are poured into a glass vessel. As they combine to make patterns, you’ll have a visible symbol of your commitment to each other. Invite family and children to add their own choice of coloured sand – or if you choose a beach wedding, use sand from beneath your feet.
Unity in Glass – Beautifully spiritual, Unity in Glass uses glass crystals instead of sand. After your ceremony these are sent to an expert glass artisan to make into a unique, stunning piece of art for your home. Find out more.
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A traditional wedding, outside of a church, will often have little time for any personalised choices of music. At your wedding enjoy as much singing – even dancing – as you like. Engage a harpist player, or a band. Perhaps sing to your partner yourself, or have all your guests join in with a song and dance. It’s your day. Have it your way.
Your wedding day is about joining with your partner in a lifelong commitment. But who says you can’t celebrate even more at the same time.
Imagine sharing your day with your child/ren in a combined marriage or naming ceremony.
As your Celebrant, I can create an entirely unique service that not only shares your love for each other, but celebrates the love that surrounds you.