HandfastingWhat’s it All About? To Tie or Knot to Tie? Have you ever wondered where the saying “tie-the-knot” comes from? Well, look no further, you’re about to find out. As a celebrant, one of the most beautiful and meaningful rituals I have the pleasure of incorporating into ceremonies is Handfasting. With roots that stretch back […]

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Cosplay Wedding

Cosplay Wedding Truly Out of This World On Saturday 6th April 2024 there was a shift in the space-time continuum. The science fiction multiverses collided and united to celebrate the love between a TK Stormtrooper and Black Cat. The Vision that our happy couple had been working towards for such a long time had finally

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Writing Vows

Crafting Your Perfect Wedding Vows: A Step-by-Step Guide for CouplesBy Cat Hopkins Celebrant Writing Vows Your wedding day is one of the most significant moments of your life, and exchanging vows with your partner is a deeply personal and heartfelt aspect of the ceremony. Writing your wedding vows allows you to express your love, commitment,

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New Beginnings

Crafting Memorable New Beginnings In the Beginning Life is a series of new beginnings, each marked by unique moments of significance. As a celebrant, I have the privilege of guiding individuals and couples through some of the most important transitions in their lives. Whether it’s a wedding, a vow renewal, a baby naming ceremony, or

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Newtown House Hotel

Newtown House Hotel Are you dreaming of a wedding that’s as unique and vibrant as your love story? Look no further than Newtown House Hotel on the picturesque shores of Hayling Island in Hampshire. Nestled by the sea, this charming venue provides the perfect setting for your Celebrant-led wedding ceremony. Here you ensure your special

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Holiday Inn Fareham

Holiday Inn Fareham I recently had the opportunity to visit the Holiday Inn Fareham, Hampshire. I was there to view the ceremony spaces they have available and meet the lovely, Samara Thompson, the venue’s fantastic Wedding Co-Ordinator. As I walked into the large foyer I was greeted by a smiley receptionist followed by the friendly

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Our Wedding Story

Alton House Hotel, Hampshire, Our Wedding Story… In the Beginning A little account of our wedding story at the Alton House Hotel, Hampshire… I was proposed to back in May 2011, we had been together since March 2005 and were in a long distance relationship from 2007-2012. I was living in London and Ollie’s job

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The Great Barn, Titchfield

The Great Barn, Titchfield The Great Barn in Titchfield, Hampshire, is a stunning venue steeped in history. With a gorgeous, renovated oak stage and raked seating for 100 guests the venue is beautiful. At the south side of the barn there is space for up to 120 guests for your reception. There are impressive beams

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Symbolic Ceremonies and Rituals

Symbolic Ceremonies and Rituals Symbolic Ceremonies or rituals are becoming more popular in Independent Celebrant Led Ceremonies. They can be used to symbolise unity, love, support, fun and the special bond between those partaking in the ceremony. There are many different types of symbolic ceremonies or rituals some of which I will explain below. Some

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