Category: Wedding Celebrant

What is it really like to work with a wedding Celebrant?

If you’ve never planned a wedding before the ceremony element might be a little daunting. Where do you even start? What do celebrants actually do? Well today we’re lucky enough to have a guest post from Aggie the Celebrant to talk us through her process. Over to Aggie!.. Using a celebrant has been touted as being a big new trend for weddings – you get a super personal, fun, relaxed, ceremony done by someone who’s truly invested in your wedding. However, it’s still relatively new to a lot of people so I’m going to take you through the process of…

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Introducing Audrey! – A Sweet Morris Minor Convertible

Our friend, wedding celebrant Diane Bell AKA Family Tree Ceremonies, is proud to introduce the newest member of the Family Tree tribe… AUDREY! Audrey is a beautiful 1959 Morris Minor 1000 who has been lovingly restored to her former glory. The perfect quirky, non-traditional wedding car for fun-loving couples “I was chatting to one of my best friends Sam about my ideas for expanding ‘Family Tree’ to include a Morris Minor wedding car” explains Diane. “She suggested we take on the challenge together and as fate would have it, we found this beauty in a classic car auction a few…

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Mini Weddings and Elopements

Today we have a guest post from much-loved Sussex-based Celebrant Rachael Thompson… At the time of writing the wedding industry has been hit, yet again, with the Coronavirus pandemic capping the number of permitted guests at a wedding to 15, and who knows when normality will resume. There’s no question that the future of weddings is changing. Many couples have been planning a big white wedding, with guests galore, so I appreciate this year’s happening have been a bitter disappointment. But every cloud does indeed have a silver lining, and as I am ever the optimist I’m going to be…

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Supplier Spotlight – Family Tree Ceremonies

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Southampton-based celebrant Diane Bell. We met at Salt Cafe in front of The Boat Shed for a cuppa and a chit chat… and we covered a lot of ground! I loved finding out about Diane’s life and the recent path that led her to become a celebrant. In a former life Diane lived on the Isle of Wight and worked for the prison service. On returning to the mainland she worked in student well-being at Southampton University. It stuck me that Diane’s career has seen her working in very people-focused roles, and…

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Q&A with Celebrant Rachael Thompson

Being a wedding celebrant is such a personal, emotional job. Today we hear how self confessed ‘life lover’ Rachael Thompson got into the professional, and how she loves to spend her days when she’s not working… Q. How did you become a wedding celebrant? A. When my father died 10 years ago I found myself organising the funeral and we had a celebrant to officiate. I found the whole process cathartic and comforting. It was during the ceremony itself when I had my light bulb moment and realised this was something I could do. At the time I had been…

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Supplier Spotlight – Celebrant Yvonne Beck

Every love story is unique and deserves a unique ceremony. All families have their own story and sharing life’s major milestones is important… there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. If you’re looking for a personal wedding ceremony, full of meaning and truly representative of you as a couple, celebrant Yvonne Beck can help. We asked Yvonne some questions to find out more about what celebrants do, and what working with her entails… Q. Hi Yvonne! Can you start by telling us about the role of wedding celebrant please? A. A wedding celebrant is trained in providing you with…

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