Just get the legal bit done quietly (marriage or Civil Partnership - there are about 40 words that actually require a registrar) - then enjoy a totally personal wedding in a venue of your choice. The ceremony might be traditional - vows, ring exchange, signing of 'keepsake' certificate'. Maybe there will be more quirky content and symbolic gestures. Maybe you wish some religious or spiritual readings or humourous poems - or.... well that's the point - there is CHOICE. Plenty of photo opportunities..... family involvement.......music....... a wonderfully memorable event!
Some occassions don't require a lot of pomp and ceremony but DO require marking in a special and meaningful way - and this was one such occassion - a GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY for a lovely couple. I visited them in their house and we chatted over their story and how they wanted to mark the day.... how they wished to involve family members - including grandsons being in charge of the rings!
Parting with love - when a marriage ends but a friendship remains.
Sharing a life - for those not wishing to enter into a marriage contract - but wishing to celebrate their commitment to each other - or maybe to the extended family.
I am very happy to listen to YOUR wishes for YOUR event - I am flexible... well mentally more than physically perhaps!
I DON'T STRESS!
I will arrive in plenty of time so you don't have to panic! I will be flexible in terms of setting up in the space. I will introduce myself to all involved with the ceremony to make sure all is well. I will adapt to last minute alterations - I'm unflappable - I will leave that to you! I will dress anywhere from smart casual, vintage, themed - to more formal 'registrar' look - that we will discuss.