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Would you like to renew your Wedding Vows?

Would you love to renew your Wedding Vows? Would you like to recommit yourself to the one you love? Would you like to reaffirm the promises you made all those years ago? Unsure of how to go about it? Then look no further because I am here to help.

 

 

WHAT IS A VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY?

To put it simply, a vow renewal ceremony is a little bit like a wedding, you and your partner revisit the vows that you made in your wedding and recommit yourselves to each other for the next stage of your life. Some couples choose to use the same vows and promises while others like to write new ones to reflect the new phase of your lives together. Vow renewal ceremonies tend to be less formal than wedding ceremonies but are not any less romantic. They should be fun and very often involve many members of the extended family.

 

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

Because a vow renewal ceremony is not a legal proceeding it can take place anywhere. It could be in the family home, a place of special significance to the couple, the original hotel venue, a beach, a forest, the possibilities are endless.

 

WHO SHOULD WE INVITE?

Again this is individual to every couple. A vow renewal ceremony can be as intimate or as ostentatious as you wish. If possible, it is common for the original best man or maid of honour to play a part in the ceremony.

 

 

WHY SHOULD WE USE AN ACCREDITED CELEBRANT FOR THE CEREMONY?

You wouldn't want your wedding to be celebrated by an amateur and so it should be with a vow renewal. With an accredited Celebrant you will know that you will have a ceremony that will be bespoke, unique and very romantic. The celebrant will tell the love story of the couple and make sure that the ceremony flows beautifully. The celebrant can also help with choosing readings and poetry and the all important picking or writing of vows.

 

WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to discuss the possibility of having a vow renewal ceremony please get in touch on the contact page. I would love to hear from you.

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Vancouver Wedding

In Vancouver recently where I saw an unusual wedding take place. The bride and groom exchanged their vows and rings in a private ceremony with just the celebrant and photographer. They did this on the veranda of a hotel as their wedding party watched on from inside. Then they were joined by their guests for photographs and the reception. I love how this couple have done things their way. They wanted this special time to be about them and their love and they created a ceremony that reflected their desires. Sometimes it's good to be different. It's your wedding so do it your way. If you want to create a totally unique ceremony be sure to get in touch. 

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The Importance Of A Good Photographer

Most people will spend between 12 -18 months planning their wedding. Choosing the venue, the music, the dress, the suits, the celebrant (hint hint!!), the cake, etc. These are all really important jobs, there is one job however that I believe is vital to get right and that is choosing the right photographer. This is a person who will be with you for most of the day, they will be with you at your nervous moments, your happy moments, your most emotioanlly charged moments and they may even be there when you shaed a tear or two - and becuase of this you need the right person. Obviously, you need to have a look at their work and make sure their style of photography is in line with what you want but moreover you need to make sure that you are comfortable spending a significant amount of time with them on one of the most important days of your life. My advice is meet the photographer in person before your wedding, make sure you click with them (please excuse the pun), make sure you are happy to spend time with them on the day becuase if you are not entirely happy it could be a very long day indeed.

To this end, I would like to recommend the photographer that I hired for my own wedding recently - Therese Aherne. Not only is Therese's work outstanding but she is one of the nicest people you could meet. Therese is great fun, creative, discreet, professional and most imporantly she takes amazing shots. Therese has the eye of an artist and captured a real beauty in every shot she took. I could not recommend her more highly. For more information here is her website: http://www.thereseahernephotography.com