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Neil Dutta at Angelic Diamonds, a UK wedding jewellery specialist, explores why humanist weddings have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. With official guidance looking to change in the not too distant future, giving celebrants more legal power to actually marry couples - removing the need for a pre- or post-blessing registry office date - here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think this is a trend that will continue to soar.
Posted: 5 November 2021
For any couples wanting a bespoke ceremony, look no further than CARIAD Personal Ceremonies which offers celebrant services to make any wedding dream a reality. Based in Leicestershire, the company's launching Harmony Glass where members of the wedding party, guests and the couple place-coloured crystals into a container before it gets sent off to a glass blowing studio to create the perfect glass keepsake by local artist Kayleigh Young fromMarket Bosworth. CARIAD Personal Ceremonies started after Ali Fleming hada divorce and fell in love with her new husband. The mum- of-two retrained as a registrar and celebrant and the rest is history! Ali says, "Wedding guests can become bored and I love to write a ceremony so the guests themselves can be involved in the process. Harmony Glass is written especially into the ceremony with music playing while the family come forward."
Posted: 18 March 2021
We caught up with Karen Faulkner at Stand Out Ceremonies to learn more about the roles of a celebrant and why they are so important. She says, "A humanist celebrant conducts your non-religious wedding ceremony for you instead of a registrar. Rather than reading out a fixed script that's been heard thousands of times before, I write a bespoke ceremony that's meaningful to you. I become part of your wedding team, working togetherto create a ceremony as fabulous as the rest of your day! As well as traditional ceremony elements, we include special features that make the ceremony super memorable.
Posted: 31 December 2020
Although getting married outside in many places isn't legally recognised, you can still have your dream wedding in the great outdoors with a celebrant-led ceremony. We talk to Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies to find out how.
Posted: 27 August 2020
Six couples are taking their case to the High Court on 7-8 July to take a landmark challenge over the legal recognition of humanist marriages; their case is being supported by humanist celebrants. Siân Jackson a celebrant, based in Neath, Wales commented, "Humanist ceremonies bring meaning, personality and depth to a non-religious ceremony in a way which is just not possible within the construct of a civil ceremony. Why shouldn't non-religious couples have the right to celebrate their union in a way that is significant to them, as religious couples do?"
Posted: 8 July 2020