Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life love gives you a Fairytale. Turn that Fairytale into reality in a beautiful, bespoke and personal ceremony to celebrate your life together.
It was in 1994 when the laws in the United Kingdom changed to allow other licenced venues other than registry offices to be used for civil marriage ceremonies. These ceremonies can often lack any individuality or the freedom to express your personality.
What many people don’t know is that there are only 41 words (plus your names) that have to be said by the registrar in order for your marriage to be legal.
These are as follows:
I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (name) may not be joined in matrimony to (partners name)
I call up these persons here present to witness that I (name) do take thee (partners name) to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)
Once your marriage has been legally registered then your ceremony can take place anywhere.
The rest of the ceremony is simply that: a ceremony to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Your choice of music, vows, readings, your friends and family tributes to you and the exchanging of rings can happen on any day, at any time of the day or night, anywhere you want.
You are only limited by your imagination!
Please note I am a celebrant not a registrar. This means that the legal part of the marriage must take place with a registrar and two witnesses prior to the ceremony with me. This is usually done the day before.