A Celebrant Led Ceremony can be the Way to Go

Updated: Oct 31, 2020

You’ve said yes, you’re really excited, you’ve held the dream of your wedding day in your heart and the vision in your mind for as long as you remember, the time has come, and you can bring that dream to reality.


Now the planning starts!


What kind of ceremony have you dreamt of? What kind of venue have you dreamt of?

The choices for both ceremony and venue are extensive and endless.


Traditionally you may think of a church wedding, a Registry Office ceremony, or possibly a castle with licensed rooms which a Registrar would come out to.


But wait. What about a Celebrant led wedding in a venue like, say, a turn of the century renovated warehouse in Shoreditch, or in a museum? If either of those don’t grab you what about outside beside (or on) the river or possibly on a farm?


Diana and Matt Alderman, Brook Farm, 15th June 2019, Venue: Brook Farm – Cuffley Images: Rebecca Wedding Photography
Diana & Matt. Image: Rebecca Wedding Photography

First things first. A Celebrant led ceremony is a third, and beautiful, choice of wedding ceremony. [It’s actually called a Wedding Celebration Ceremony, because once the couple have given their notice of intent to marry, they need to complete the legal formalities at their local registry office.]


We as Celebrants give you the wedding ceremony you have always dreamed of, the one that you have held in your heart and in your mind.


There are two types of Celebrant – Humanist who, just like a Registrar does not include religion and Independent Celebrant (which I am) that can include religion.


So, if either you, or your partner, or both of you are religious I can include religion in your ceremony. You need to do your due diligence, and find the right Celebrant for you – one you click with, the one you instantly know you can build a rapport with.