"BECAUSE TO THE DEPTHS OF ME, I LONG TO LOVE ONE PERSON,
WITH ALL MY HEART, MY SOUL, MY MIND, MY BODY…"
MUSIC, SONG, WORDS, SYMBOLIC ACTS
There are many, many readings, poems, symbolic acts and songs that we can include in your humanist wedding ceremony. And none of them need to be dry and boring.
Readings, poetry, music and rituals are a great way of giving your nearest and dearest an important role to play. As well as being poignant and heartfelt, emotional or fun, they also give you a moment to relax into the ceremony, letting your guests focus on someone other than you for a few minutes. So that you can take a moment to breathe, and take it all in.
We can use readings, poems, rituals or song as they are, adapt them, or you or your guests can write ones that are unique to you. Every single wedding is led by the couple. Every single script is different.
What is a humanist wedding celebrant? A celebrant is the name for someone like me, who, with plenty of professional experience and oodles of passion, writes and conducts your ceremony on your wedding day. You don't have to do a thing except turn up and tell me all about you and your story. Then the magic really happens when I start writing. The only limitation is our imagination! I write your ceremony and your story. You can write your own vows, (or I can write them for you), you can choose your own symbolic act or make up your own.
Where can a humanist ceremony take place? Thanks to the freedom from legalities, humanist weddings can take place anywhere. Whether you choose to get married intimately with six guests in your own back garden or in a five star hotel with an audience of two hundred; in a woodland glade festooned with fairy lights, on a remote beach, at the festival where you met a few years ago, on the 53rd floor of a skyscraper or in your local pub; your wedding ceremony is your very own individual story, crafted with care by me, for you, and only you.
What's so special about a humanist wedding ceremony? Every single ceremony I write and deliver is lovingly created over a few days. Each and every one is word-smithed and fuelled with feeling, romance, fun, meaning and emotion. Even though I'm pretty seasoned, with over 100 ceremonies under my belt; I'm up for every challenge and new experience that comes my way! I can guarantee that as much effort goes into your script and ceremony whether you have an elopement with just us three and a photographer, or 250 guests in a theatre setting with an army of suppliers. Whatever your ceremony looks like, it will be spot on for you.