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What ceremonies are available for couples?

There are a few ceremony options for couples of any faith or gender with a Celebrant.

Different ways for couples to celebrate their commitment to each other in a way that appeals to them. 

Not every couple wants a legal wedding. And not every couple wants a traditional wedding.

That’s where a celebrant comes in.

With a Celebrant, you can choose exactly how you celebrate your commitment to each other, be that with a Wedding Ceremony, Vow Renewal or a Commitment ceremony

What is a ‘celebrant led’ wedding?

A celebrant led wedding is all about freedom

  • freedom to choose the location
  • freedom to choose what you say and how you say it
  • freedom to include religion or spirituality
  • freedom to include whatever you want for your ceremony.

If you dream of getting married under the stars, or in a Glen in Scotland, with fewer formalities than in a traditional wedding ceremony, then hiring a wedding celebrant could be your answer.

Weddings with a celebrant are not old fashioned or boring.

They are full of love, laughter and your story.

Where you and your partner are the focus on the day.

 

A Wedding Ceremony with a Celebrant is not legally binding, but the legal bit is easy, see here for more details about the legalities

Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies will generally follow your legal marriage or partnership. Or you can do the legal bit after your ceremony with a celebrant.

A registry office wedding can often be very formal and impersonal. However, do you know what other options you have?

Have you considered having a Celebrant led wedding?

Working with a Celebrant gives you total freedom to have your ceremony anywhere you choose, at any time of day or night.

Imagine marrying your partner on the shores of a beautiful beach, with the moon shining down on you; well, that’s a dream you can fulfil with a Celebrant ceremony.

We can include everything from religion to readings, vows, music and even Symbolic Rituals such as The Oathing Stone.

There is nothing we can’t include in your ceremony. Even your pets are welcome.

Our ceremonies put that sparkle back into your wedding day.

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What is a

Commitment Ceremony?

Are you put off by a wedding’s legalities, but still want to show your commitment to your partner?

A Commitment Ceremony is a very personal choice for couples and maybe just the thing you’re looking for to celebrate your commitment to each other, without all the trimmings.

You can commit to each other without any legal rights or responsibilities in a Commitment Ceremony.

Yet still include the same options you have in a wedding ceremony, vows, readings, exchanging of rings etc., but your Ceremony isn’t legally binding, and your marital status does not change.

What is a

Vowel Renewal Ceremony

A Vow Renewal Ceremony is where you get to say I do in part 2.

A Vow Renewal Ceremony is all about re-affirming marriage vows, demonstrating the strength of your love and commitment to each other, usually to celebrate a special anniversary or a life-changing event.

Here are some reasons you might want to have a Vow Renewal

 

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‘Mary is a warm and emphatic person, she made us feel confident from our first contact. We weren’t sure exactly what we could expect from a celebrant, but she guided us through the process brilliantly and really understood what we wanted for our special day.

She has a lovely manner and all our guests felt that she created a ceremony that captured us to the tee. We couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant. Thank you Mary.”

Why choose a Celebrant?

Using a Celebrant for any of the couple’s ceremonies gives you much more choice as to what is included in your Ceremony.

Much more than a traditional wedding or a Registry Office Wedding.

You don’t have to settle for an off the shelf Ceremony anymore.

Each Ceremony is created to reflect you, your individuality, your passions, and your beliefs.

Getting to know you both allows me to capture the essence of who you are as a couple and reflect that back to your friends and family.

 

What’s different about a Celebrant led Ceremony?

Well, its a fabulous, personalised, unique, unboring and bespoke wedding ceremony, created by a celebrant for amazing, bold, break the rules kind of couples.

We are here so that you can celebrate your love story anywhere you want, how you want and with whom you want.

Freedom to focus on your love, not on the legalities, how exciting is that?

We have no set rules or restrictions; we can prepare meaningful vows, choose readings, poems and songs which are personal and significant to you both.

Understanding your story gives me the magic to create a ceremony that is full of significance and matches your beliefs.

During our journey together, I make sure that your Ceremony is unique to you and has as much of your input as you wish.  

A ceremony that includes your personality, style and vibe.

 

What about the

Legal Bits?

Celebrant led weddings are separate from the legal signing of the register. 

Completing the legal side is pretty simple, so don’t worry. Its usually a straightforward and affordable process to become ‘legally’ married, you can find more information here on getting legally married in Aberdeen. 

A Celebrant led ceremony concentrates on the ‘wedding’ part of your marriage.  

Did you know that a wedding and a marriage are two different things?

The Wedding is the Celebration that we are creating for your big day, and the Marriage is the legal part.

So if you think about births and deaths, for instance, you don’t register your baby the day it is born. Or register a death the day it happens.

Celebrant led weddings are the same; you register your marriage and sign the legal documents with the registrar before or after your Ceremony.

Doing the Ceremony and legal bit separately means you are free to have your Wedding Any Time, Any Place, and Unique to you. 

Because you have so much freedom with a Celebrant Ceremony, couples are now booking weddings in their gardens, forests, and mountains; in fact, they have their Ceremonies in any location they want. 

How cool is that!

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