We are often asked about beautiful ceremony ideas and rituals that reflect what is important to you, in your wedding ceremony. We have years of experience so we can, of course, write brand new rituals. Gin ritual anybody? And we can help you include some authentic time-honoured ceremony ideas as follows: Read more
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We have identified ten perfect ceremony locations below, for your perfect wedding.
Our creative, modern and discerning couples want to have as many choices available to them, as possible. And, if you don’t know already, you open up so many incredible options when you choose a Celebrant led wedding ceremony! Read more
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It is World Autism Awareness Week (29 March-4 April 2021) so we thought we would touch on Autistic children and weddings. It’s a subject that’s not discussed very often. Autism affects a big proportion of the population; but for the purpose of this blog we are going to focus on children.
Social events can be isolating for children and many neurodivergent people. There are triggers that induce a high level of anxiety such as noise, light, crowding and too much social interaction.
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SIX Beautiful Ways to Remember Loved Ones We have six beautiful ways to remember loved ones at your wedding ceremony, following the first National Day of Reflection. This was the first anniversary of lockdown in the UK. It was a day to reflect on the losses we have suffered, to support those who have lost […]
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FIVE Incredible Wedding Vows You can write your own incredible wedding vows when you have a Celebrant led wedding ceremony. Wedding vows speak from the heart about love and commitment. Having wedding vows that have been written personally (rather than dictated by law or institution), does not take anything away from the beautiful tradition of […]
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Joanne and Philip’s perfect micro wedding took place in Norwich, in July 2020 and it was an incredible day!
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When it comes to your Wedding Day, you and your partner are creating wedding memories. For your guests, that starts with drinks on arrival, greeting family and friends. The care that you have put into creating memories for your perfect wedding ceremony will be remembered for many years.
But have you taken the same care with your wedding ceremony? If you have the bog-standard council ceremony, how memorable will that be? Will the interest of your guests fade? Rather than really listening to your wedding vows, will your guests just be waiting for the drinks, food and entertainment?
With a wedding ceremony led by a Celebrant, the anticipation and excitement of your arrival is aided by the Celebrant’s engagement with your guests. White Rose Ceremonies encourage the happy chatter and applause for when the first member of the wedding party arrives.
We make sure everybody is seated and check that everything is where it should be for the ceremony. It’s part of what we do.
And we make sure your perfect wedding ceremony is all about you.
It may well include the lovely traditional elements of a wedding ceremony, such as readings, vows, exchange of rings and the signing of a certificate. It might include symbolic rituals that celebrate your commitment to each other in different ways.
But your guests will be engaged and immersed in your perfect wedding ceremony as we tell your story. We have lots of ideas of how we can include special people without them having to get up and read. These are things that you won’t get with the council ceremony.
This is your day. It is all about creating memories. It is all about giving you your perfect wedding ceremony. These ceremonies can take place at any location, licensed or unlicensed. We provide you with the opportunity to have your perfect wedding ceremony wherever you want it. It can be in a formal venue, your home, your grandmother’s garden, on the beach or in a forest.
Your promises can be celebrated with as many people as you want and with the words, music and feeling that you want. Whether that is humanist, religious or secular (not connected with any particular religious or spiritual matters), it is your ceremony.
We have even conducted ceremonies with a translator for friends and families who don’t speak English and as for including pets – well, we are becoming quite the experts!
Creating memories for your perfect wedding ceremony is easier than you think. Contact us for more information!
Photographs courtesy of David Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies.
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We had the happiest of days with our lovely couple, Wendy and Mark, when we conducted their beach ceremony in Norfolk. Having discounted the sterile Registry Office option, they had been unable to find a venue that suited them. Wendy and Mark were blown away by the photographs of our own beach ceremony that we displayed at a wedding fair, run by the amazing Stephanie and her team from Truly Scrumptious Weddings and Events.
We met with Wendy and Mark for a consultation meeting in their home to discuss their ceremony. Choosing what they wanted and approving the wedding script that we wrote was all part of the fun and excitement in the build up to the happy day. We ensured they had the words they wanted, along with a few lovely surprises along the way.
The day was sunny and bright and, surrounded by friends and family, they exchanged their promises of love and commitment. These were emotional moments, full of love. Their children played an important part in the ceremony and all took part in the Sand Unity Ceremony, symbolising the individuality of each person, yet also symbolising the blended family unit.
Their beach ceremony included the signing of a commemorative certificate, the all-important kiss and applause all round. Wendy and Mark then hosted a reception on the beach with Prosecco, fish and chips and lots of love and laughter.
We had such a wonderful time and felt so privileged to be part of their happy day on the beach. They left us a truly wonderful review on our Guides for Brides page, and here is part of it:
“We were simply blown away by Rebecca and David from White Rose. Being a second time wedding we were worried that our options would be limited but on meeting them we realised that all of our dreams of a relaxed beach wedding in Norfolk were completely possible. From first meeting to the big day their service was truly outstanding. Our ceremony was beautiful and we went on to have a sand ceremony to unite our blended family into one which made all of the children feel that it was a really special day for them too. Our wedding only took place yesterday but we’ve already received lots of messages today saying that it was the nicest and most personal and touching service people had ever attended. Rebecca and David had us completely at ease, I don’t think We’ve never smiled quite so much. David’s photography is truly amazing and he’s given us beautiful photographs to remember the day. I wish there were more stars I could award to Rebecca and David, they’re not just celebrants .. they’re dream makers!”
Thank you so much Wendy and Mark! We wish you many many years of love, happiness and fun as a couple and with your gorgeous family.
Photos provided with kind permission of David Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies
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Love, laughter and tears were present all day at Karen and Joe’s wonderful Childerley Wedding.
Different ends of the beautiful Victorian Long Barn hosted separate ceremony and reception areas. This barn has the biggest ‘oh-wow’ factor we have ever seen! Childerley looked after the wedding with professional dedication and care.
Joe proposed to Karen on the historic Southwold Pier in Suffolk. Having waited 13 years, Karen was an absolutely stunning bride in her David Tutera wedding dress. Her three bridesmaids wore beautifully elegant grey dresses which complemented the tweed jackets worn by the groom and his groomsmen.
We celebrated their wedding vows in style. One hundred friends and family were there to share in Karen and Joe’s promises of love and commitment. There was laughter and tears when we shared what Karen and Joe love about each other. We even laughed aloud in the vows when Karen deliberately over-emphasised the word HUSBAND in her vows!
Karen and Joe’s ceremony included a personally written reading by their children, which was met with happy cheers and applause. Their friends Tomi and Victoria played and sang a beautiful Adele track during the signing.
Fairylights on bay trees flanked the ceremony area and were a real feature in the reception area, along with the silver glittery accessories. Delicious food including an Eton Mess Bar was provided by Puddini Caterers and their mobile bar with LOTS of gin was set up by Banquet Inn.
Made by Keen for Cakes, their beautiful cake was surrounded by equally delicious cake pops.
The evening celebrations were accompanied by foot-stomping music by the Indietones and carriages at midnight brought the celebrations to a close. Many happy memories were made and these will last a lifetime.
Our congratulations to Karen and Joe – a wonderful Childerley wedding that had it all.
Celebrant: Rebecca Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies
Food: Puddini Caterers
Drink: Banquet Inn
Blog photographs: published with kind permission of David Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies
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We have conducted many amazing weddings and what a privilege it is to do so! But one thing that strikes us is how much pressure couples are under to have “the best”. It seems that, nowadays, the simply perfect wedding has to be the most unique, the most noteworthy, the most memorable and the most expensive. They have to have all (and we mean all!) the finishing touches, the funniest moments and the biggest wow factor.
This is not to say it’s wrong to want these things. You should have what you want but the media puts a lot of strain on those wanting a simple day. So, we think the biggest ‘wow factor’ is how much stress is involved! Such pressure must surely take away from the true meaning of the day?
Your love for each other
Our wedding ceremony really was a simply perfect day, without the stress and it was memorable for that reason.
We had a long weekend up in Scotland and completed the legal paperwork at Gretna Green Registry Office with two witnesses. This was wonderful in its simplicity, happiness and lack of pressure.
But for us, our Wedding Ceremony on the beach was most important and significant day. We shared our heartfelt love for each other in our vows and exchanged wedding rings with a lovely ring ceremony. Our guests were all quite happy to stand or sit on the blankets that they had brought with them and to generally ‘muck in’.
We just stood in a circle in the place we love the most and celebrated afterwards with tea and cake. Refreshments were accompanied by sandcastles, bubbles and lots of laughter!
You really can have your Wedding Ceremony anywhere you want. We have written about outdoor weddings in our blog and you can read it here.
If you want to know how it all works regarding the legal side of things, please use our Contact Form and we will get in touch. We are always happy to share our knowledge and experience and we are here to help you make it the best day of your lives.
We hope you have a really wonderful time planning your simply perfect Wedding Ceremony.