First of all, congratulations on your engagement, and the great fortune of having met that special someone to share your life with.
It is always a joy to meet couples, hear their stories, hopes, and dreams for the future. Your wedding day should be a celebration of who you are, in the style that you wish.
Together, we have the freedom to create a wedding that can be flamboyant, and full of laughter, or more intimate and romantic, but always heartfelt and loving.
It is such an enjoyable and exciting process, from our first meeting, talking about your initial ideas, which evolve, and gain shape. We can incorporate so many elements, from poems, music, guest speakers, symbolic gestures such as handfasting, wineblending, ring warming, and even tea making (with biscuit dunking vows no less). The latter one was an absolute joy, with everyone laughing and smiling, whilst also deeply loving.

I can help you create your own vows and pledges, which you can write together, or separately if your want them to be a secret until the big day.
From the first time we meet, to the ceremony on the day, I will provide guidance and support to ensure you are relaxed, and free to enjoy every moment.

From one couple: “Yesterday was just perfect, even more than I imagined. I genuinely felt you were cheering myself and Rhys on and felt happy for our union.
My family also thought it was so lovely and magical.”

So what does a typical wedding ceremony involve?

The simple answer is – anything you want! To give you an idea, just one example of a ceremony, lasting around 30 minutes, could be as below:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • The wedding procession enters the ceremony area – usually to music you have chosen
  • Thoughts on love and marriage
  • A reading or poem chosen by you, spoken by the celebrant, family member, or friend
  • Your love story, that I have written for you
  • A symbolic act, such as a handfasting, wine-blending, or something new!
  • You exchange vows, promises, and maybe personal words
  • The exchange of rings
  • We proclaim your marriage and ask your guests to voice their support
  • A poem, or reading by a guest
  • You sign your marriage certificate, a music is played
  • Closing words
  • The wedding party leaves to music, followed by their guests

This is just one example. It is YOUR wedding, so we can sculpt it into a ceremony that is unique to you. Think of it as a cake, where you can choose all your favourite ingredients. I am here to make it all happen.

Weddings by Harmonious Ceremonies

We start off by meeting to discuss your plans, and getting to know one another. It is an important event, and you should feel right about who you choose. There is no pressure to decide there and then. Once you are happy to proceed, you can pay a deposit to secure the date, and I will prepare a detailed script for you to review. We can edit it until you feel it is perfect.

My fee is £625, which includes:

  • Travel for meetings, and spending time with you planning your ceremony
  • Help and suggestions for your vows, readings, symbolic acts, music, and more
  • Contact with friends and family who may be contributing
  • Revisions of the script (I regard it as a ‘fluid’ document until we are happy with it)
  • Preparation of your marriage certificate
  • Travel for rehearsal (if desired), and on the important day itself
  • My full and exclusive attention on the special day
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Alternative Humanist Celebrant in the unlikely case of emergency
  • A printed (and digital) presentation copy of your wedding day ceremony script

Contact Harmonious Ceremonies

Tel: 07947580104 or email for an informal chat about your plans. We can then arrange to meet if you are happy. I look forward to meeting you.