March 19, 2018

This is a relatively new term in this country, so what does it mean?  This term refers to families that are joined together by a relationship.  So whilst they are not all necessarily blood relatives they are families in a broader sense of the word.  I guess once upon a...

February 5, 2018

When planning ceremonies it is quite usual for people to want to mention those that cannot make the ceremony.  For some this can mean those that are no longer living and for others simply those that cannot attend the ceremony that day.

 This can be an awkward issue for...

January 22, 2018

One of the great things about using a Celebrant for your ceremony, apart from the obvious personalised nature of the work we do, is being able to have any readings you want included.  They can be religious, poems, quotes or something that has been written especially fo...

December 5, 2017

So now you have read our earlier blog about what a Celebrant actually is and why you need one for to make your ceremony totally unique….how does it work?

Well if you have decided to engage the services of a Celebrant you are about to be taken on a very special journey i...

October 30, 2017

Naming Ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular as a way of celebrating a child, often not long after it has been born but sometimes years later, as an alternative to a christening.  If one or more parents are not religious they may feel that a christening or bapti...

October 9, 2017

No, I mean LITERALLY.  Most people these days have heard of a hand fastening but do we really know what they are?

Well for a start that is where the term “tying the knot” originates from so we all know more than we think immediately.  Hand fastenings date back to the an...

September 25, 2017

Celebrants are quite used to conducting sand ceremonies as these have become more popular of late for weddings, commitments and also naming ceremonies.

But what is a sand ceremony, I hear you cry….a sand ceremony is a unity ceremony and the blending of the sand represen...

August 28, 2017

Well actually quite a lot!  Selecting a name for your child may seem like an easy fun thing to think about but actually it can be quite overwhelming and stressful for parents and can even end in arguments!  Often parents will have a list of names that they each like an...

August 21, 2017

So recently the press has been awash with articles and stories about the new transgender marriage laws and in the last few weeks Transport for London announced that they are scrapping the use of the phrase “Ladies and Gentlemen” in their announcements.

This really got m...