Creating a bespoke and unique celebrant ceremony is made possible by the relationship that the celebrant develops with the couple. It is built up over several meetings and liaison over the planning period.
When I first get an enquiry for a wedding, I offer a non-obligatory meeting, so that the couple can be sure I’m the right celebrant for them. It’s an important decision to make and there needs to be a good rapport between the celebrant and the couple.
Once a decision has been made to work with me, we have another meeting a few months before the wedding date. This is when I will find out everything about the couple including; how they met, the proposal, their lives together so far, their background, their likes and dislikes and their vision for their special day.
We will discuss content including special elements which can be tailored to match the wedding style or location. Popular elements include; sand or candle unity ceremonies, hand-fasting and jumping the broom, but there are many more. The common theme of an element is to signify the joining of two people and two families. I can even create a brand new element for a couple based around their personalities or interests.
Some couples like to have some spiritual, religious or cultural content and I will research this and offer suggestions along with other content including poetry and readings.
I will also help the couple to write their special vows so that they speak from the heart.
Once I have the information I then start writing the ceremony and this is sent to the couple for approval or redraft. It will be rewritten as many times as is needed.
We may also meet on another two occasions before the big day. If I am unfamiliar with the wedding venue, I like to visit before I start the writing process, so that I can ensure that everything I’m creating for the ceremony fits into the style and space being used. Then we meet for a rehearsal so that on the day the couple are as relaxed as they can be and just enjoy every moment.
Throughout this process the couple will have unlimited access to me via email and phone, so a true relationship is developed.
My passion is to create a beautifully elegant and romantic wedding which is crafted and styled to match your venue and you both as a couple.
I’m based on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex with easy access into London and will happily travel further to create the perfect ceremony for you.
If you would like to speak to me about a wedding, or renewal of vows ceremony please make contact, I would love to help you make your dreams come true. Karen@elgantboho.co.uk