Creating Ceremony Advent Calendar Day 5

Here’s day 5’s treat for you – with lots of love from our friends at Mode Bridal. Make sure you read to the end, as there’s also a super duper Creating Ceremony advent calendar special offer:   Mode Bridal’s 7 … Read More

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What’s good about marriage?

One of my recent grooms, on his stag do, asked his married friends ‘what’s good about marriage?’ and was met with a mixture of silence and non-committal mumbling. Not very reassuring. Happily, he went ahead with getting hitched, but I … Read More

Jake from Sussex Willow Coffins
A Chat with Jake at Sussex Willow Coffins

Tucked into a gorgeous bit of Sussex Downs countryside near Clayton, sits the workshop of Jake Whitcroft, owner of Sussex Willow Coffins. I’d first met Jake briefly at the Bentley Museum Wood Fair, where his stall was getting a lot … Read More

Branching Out from the Norm?

During the school holidays, I visited Branching Out Adventures with my family, after it had been highly recommended by a friend. Branching Out is an adventure activity site, situated in the heart of the ancient woodland of the Bentley Wildfowl … Read More

Chris and Natalie wedding Tulleys Farm Sussex Claire Bradford celebrant
Chris and Natalie’s superhero wedding

I know it’s a bit woowoo, but I’ve got a real thing about the symbology of birds. It seems to me that often, when something momentous is happening or I need to pay attention to something, an unusual bird will … Read More

Claire Bradford, a celebrant in Worthing, talks about being a celebrant with Emily Jeffery of BBC Sussex
Sunday morning thoughts on the radio

I was recently asked to join the lovely Emily Jeffery of BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey on her Sunday Breakfast radio programme, reviewing the papers and giving a ’60 second sermon’. Now, I review papers and chat quite regularly on … Read More

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