It’s World Celebrants Week this week and, as a Celebrant community, we have a lot to celebrate! Celebrants have been at the sharp end of wedding ceremonies in the UK this year and couples have opened their hearts and minds to the incredible experience that is a Celebrant wedding.
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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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Following a week of Indian wedding celebrations, the beautiful Anisah and Nadim enjoyed an essentially English wedding ceremony at Girton College, Cambridge.
Having met while on holiday with their families, Anisah and Nadim became friends who fell in love. Their wedding ceremony took place in the historic wood-panelled Great Hall in Girton College and was conducted by our lovely celebrant, Pam. The Great Hall was full of colour with a mix of traditional and contemporary dress for family and friends from India, UK and other countries across the world.
Entering to the beautiful track of ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perry, Anisah and her father were preceded by two page boys and a flower girl weaving around them all with a magic wand. They were followed by the bride’s sister dressed in lemon and blue, flanked and followed by bridesmaids in full-length plum coloured dresses.
The ceremony included gifts of roses, a symbolic handfasting with plum, pink and blue ribbons, vows and exchange of rings. Specially selected readings were read by family and friends, including this beautiful passage:
“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
After signing our Commemorative Certificate Anisah and Nadim left to applause and the track, Glory of Love by Pete Cetera.
It was a real privilege to be part of Anisah and Nadim’s lovely day and we wish them a long and happy life together.
Celebrant: Pam McCarthy of White Rose Ceremonies
Photographs: David Waldron of White Rose Ceremonies
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Sarah & Joshua’s Scottish Australian Fusion Wedding was held at The Great Barn at Manor Farm, Bourn in Cambridgeshire. Built in 1266 The Great Barn was dressed in festival lights and candles, providing a beautiful and atmospheric environment for the ceremony.
With Sarah’s Scottish background and Joshua’s Australian background, this wedding was destined to be an interesting fusion of both cultures. There was a wonderful mixture of traditional Scottish kilts and contemporary short-sleeved shirts, braces, bowties and boutonniere of Scottish thistle.
The bridesmaids wore pink while the flower girl wore white and carried bouquets of white gypsophila. Mitsie, the Puppy Bridesmaid, wore a garland of pink and white flowers.
The Father of the Bride looked resplendent in ceremonial Scottish dress complete with bearskin hat as he escorted his beautiful daughter up the aisle.
Sarah carried a delicate bouquet of blue, pink and white flowers. She wore a stunning sleeveless embellished dress with a long veil edged with lace which floated behind her as acoustic guitar was played during her walk to meet Joshua.
The groomsmen and bridesmaids flanked Sarah and Joshua throughout their wedding ceremony. The ceremony included everything that Sarah and Joshua wanted. This included a lovely reading by their seven year old flower girl. With vows made, rings exchanged and the commemorative certificate signed, the final words were said and the happy couple left to applause and congratulations.
Sarah and Joshua’s Scottish Australian Fusion Wedding celebrations continued long into the evening at The Willow Tree in Bourn. After their wedding they provided us with a lovely testimonial:
“The service we received at White Rose Ceremonies was absolutely fantastic. Rebecca and her team were extremely supportive, whilst at the same time kind, caring and patient. My new husband and I cannot thank Rebecca, Pam and Dave enough for giving us the ceremony we have always hoped for and it was perfect. This was thanks to all of their time and dedication in tailoring it to how we wanted it. I would highly recommend White Rose to anyone looking for a top class and customised service.”
We had a wonderful time with Sarah and Joshua, preparing their special ceremony. We wish them lots of love and luck and every happiness in the future.
Celebrant: Pam McCarthy, White Rose Ceremonies
Photographs taken by: David Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies
Ceremony Venue: The Great Barn, Manor Farm, Bourn, Cambridgeshire
The Wedding Reception: The Willow Tree, Bourn, Cambridgeshire