anxious bride illustration by Meredith Jensen
How to beat wedding anxiety
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Weddings. They’re beautiful, meaningful and fun. But they can breed anxiety and stress very easily too. Even the most chilled out couple will have moments when the wedmin gets overwhelming and the anxiety creeps in, making them want to call … Read More

Eastern European vodka ceremony
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Disclaimer out of the way first – I was originally told that this vodka ceremony originated in Poland. Since then, I have been told that it comes from other countries and I can’t seem to find much about it on … Read More

For Celebrants
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My life changed when I became a celebrant and, since then, I’ve been passionate about helping other people to follow their celebrancy dreams. I am an experienced and award-winning wedding and funeral celebrant and I’ve also been a celebrant trainer … Read More

It’s June!
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Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. Al Bernstein Oooh what a wonderful month June is! The wedding season is getting into full swing, for a start. I’ve got some corkers coming up this month too, starting … Read More

wine box ceremony
What is a wine box ceremony?
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Like a tipple together? The good news is that there are lots of ideas of how to include your favourite drink at your wedding ceremony. If you’re wine lovers, you might want wine ceremony – wine blending, wine drinking or … Read More

Thursday Thoughts… on weddings
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Thursday Thoughts are very short videos, which I publish (semi!) weekly on social media with the hashtag #ThursdayThought. Each video is one to three minutes long and contains a nugget of inspiration or something to chew over if you’re planning … Read More

Quaich or loving cup ceremony
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If you have Scottish roots, there’s a good chance that you may well have a quaich in the family somewhere. It sounds a bit like an underwater baddy to be defeated in a superhero movie but actually, a quaich (pronounced … Read More

So you want to become a celebrant
So… you want to become a celebrant?
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There’s a good chance that you’re reading this because someone has suggested you should become a celebrant. Or perhaps you’ve attended a celebrant-led ceremony, been inspired by just how personal it was, and thought ‘I could do that’. Or maybe … Read More

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