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Vikki Harris is a modern celebrant based in Lancashire. "I've always had a passion for storytelling, and I believe that every event deserves a special and personal ceremony," says Vikki. "After all, it's the biggest bit of your day! With that philosophy in mind, I will put the you into your wedding and ensure that your ceremony is as unique as you are and a true reflection of your relationship. With a background in marketing, hospitality and global event delivery, I'm a cool cucumber when it comes to events and a real asset to your wedding or celebration."
Posted: 31 March 2022
As a modern celebrant, I always spend time getting to know my couples to create something unique and joyful. The only limitation is your imagination, from fun, traditional, modern to religious, symbolic and quirky, the options are endless. Don't just think about the ceremony content, keep in mind where it is taking place and if it is somewhere special to you both. Think about the seating layout of your ceremony and talk to your venue about different options - could everyone sit in a circle, so no one has a bad view?
Posted: 2 March 2022
Choosing the right celebrant for your ceremony is an important decision, so shop around and don't rush into booking anybody until you are sure they are the right supplier for you. Start by looking at websites and social media, this will give you a feel for their vibe. For example, if their gallery is full of sassy and fun pictures from previous ceremonies, then explore further to see if it's the right balance of excitement and romance for you.
Posted: 8 December 2021
Ribble Valley Celebrant is offering our readers a 10% discount on bookings made before June 2022. Deborah Bootle tells us more about her company: "I'm based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, but am happy to travel anywhere in the North West. Imagine a ceremony that has been written and delivered especially for you, making it completely different to any other wedding you've been to. The possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination. Tie the knot or renew your vows at any location, such as a hotel you love, on a beach, in a forest, on a boat or mountain top. When you think about all the attention to detail that goes into the venue, clothes, make-up, nails, cake and flowers, it makes sense to have the perfect ceremony too."
Posted: 17 November 2021
Neil Dutta at Angelic Diamonds, a UK wedding jewellery specialist, explores why humanist weddings have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. With official guidance looking to change in the not too distant future, giving celebrants more legal power to actually marry couples - removing the need for a pre- or post-blessing registry office date - here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think this is a trend that will continue to soar.
Posted: 5 November 2021
Congratulations on deciding to have a celebrant-led ceremony! You already know that you want something different for your wedding day and are happy to go off-script to achieve the ceremony you really want. A celebrant-led wedding is intimate and special, but the right supplier can elevate the merely fabulous to create something completely magical. Your supplier is going to spend a lot of time with you, getting to know you and learning about your journey so far. They will listen to your story and weave it into your wedding script with the right amount of gravitas, warmth, humour and sentiment for you as a couple. For this reason, you need to make sure that they're right for you.
Posted: 27 October 2021
Kelly Garrick, a celebrant based in Blackpool, is offering her services for couples and guests who are hard of hearing. "One in four people are hard of hearing, myself included," says Kelly. "I'm currently in training to walk a marathon for a charity named RNID to help the research and development of hearing loss. I'm also beginning to offer subtitled ceremonies/weddings to help everyone be included in the celebration." She is invested in recognizing what is truly important to every client with more than two decades of experience and qualifications in event management and project management.
Posted: 21 October 2021
A celebrant will design a tailor-made ceremony that reflects your personalities and wishes. The celebrant will work with you to understand who you are as people and what is special about your relationship in order to create a personal service. While celebrants can't currently conduct legal marriages in England and Wales, the legalities can be completed separately at a minor cost. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a celebrant. You will have complete flexibility and can get married wherever and whenever you like. It doesn't need to be on a licenced premises and could be on a beach, on top of a mountain or in your back garden, the choice is yours!
Posted: 13 October 2021
I'm Glenn, or "That Celebrant Guy" if you'd rather. I started out a very stagey kid, and was in fact in the final five to play Harry Potter in the films of the same name! Not bitter at all, but Mr Radcliffe pipped me to the post. So, I got older and trained as a professional dancer. After a few shows in the UK, I went on to be head of entertainment for a chain of hotels, working in family hotels in both Mallorca and Menorca.Upon returning to the UK, I started writing and performing ceremonies for family and friends. It was only when somebody asked who "That Celebrant Guy" was that it caught on. All of a sudden other bookings were coming in, and "That Celebrant Guy" was, shall we say, born (or perhaps launched into the world at rocket speed). I'm based in the bright lights of sunny Blackpool, although have friends and family dotted all around the UK, so I am very fortunate to be able to perform ceremonies all around the UK.
Posted: 16 July 2021
A wedding celebrant is a person who asks you and your partner some questions about your relationship and then uses that information to write a bespoke ceremony that they will deliver on your big day. In England and Wales, celebrant weddings are not legal but this may change as the Government are taking it under consideration. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, some may conduct legal ceremonies but check their respective Government website for details. A celebrant wedding can open a whole lot of extra possibilities around venue type and timing, as well as having words that have been written especially for you.
Posted: 12 March 2021