Christmas traditions and rituals
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Christmas is rich in ritual and tradition, just like weddings are. And, just like weddings, Christmas traditions can be the things we most treasure about this time, IF they work for you. And if a Christmas tradition doesn’t work for … Read More

How to choose a date for your wedding
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The excitement of your engagement (huge congratulations, by the way!) can start to ebb once you both realise the enormity of the task of planning the big day… And one of the very first tasks on your to-do list will … Read More

Venues! Please don’t forget celebrants!
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This week, fellow celebrant (and lovely human) Jenny Knight of Knight Ceremonies, has been running an Instagram campaign called ‘don’t forget celebrants’ (#dontforgetcelebrants). The aim of this campaign is a clear one and it’s so incredibly simple – to ask … Read More

What does a wedding celebrant do?
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Wedding celebrants are becoming more popular these days (hooray!) I’m definitely not asked ‘what’s a wedding celebrant?’ so much anymore, and most people get the idea that we stand at the front of the wedding ceremony and say some pretty … Read More

Self-esteem, relationships and your wedding
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There is nothing like the thought of being the centre of attention on your wedding day to test the strength (or otherwise) of your self-esteem. But even before you’re ready to say your ‘I dos’, your self-esteem – and that … Read More

Claire conducting a handfasting during a wedding ceremony, photo by Fiona Walsh Photography
What is handfasting?
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Handfasting, or handtying as it’s sometimes called, is a gorgeous, very visual ritual that can be added to almost any wedding, commitment, or vow renewal ceremony to show the union of two (or more) people. Handfasting has been used for … Read More

Hello from the other side
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This post is either going to land with you, or it’s really not. You may nod along with happy agreement and recognition, or you may roll your eyes or think I’ve lost the plot. But here goes anyway. All the … Read More

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