We know that when you are faced with organising a Life Celebration you face a multitude of choices. Choices that, in everyday life, you will not have to make. At Blue Sky Celebrants we would like to help you make some of those choices a little easier. No, we can’t help with the choice of dress, godparents or which funeral director to use (Although on our ‘useful links’ page there are some suggestions which we cannot endorse but can signpost you to). However, when it comes to deciding what content you would like in the ceremony or celebration we really can help you. We work with you to design bespoke ceremonies to celebrate, well, anything really. Would you like to include a ‘sand ceremony’ in your wedding celebration or to mark the blending of a new family? Would you like to ‘jump the broom’ or light a unity candle. Perhaps you would like a ‘rose ceremony’ to celebrate the passing of a loved one. Maybe put together some vows for a naming ceremony or celebrate an adoption. All of these things are ‘rites of passage’ where we, as humanity, move from one thing to another. These can be super-stressful moments that will have a lasting impact on your life and the lives of those around you. Marking these changes with a ceremony or celebration helps with the changes we face. Gives us a moment in time to look back on. Gives us vows or promises made that can shore up difficult times. Reminds us of the love that surrounds us through our family and friends, our values and our beliefs.
Have you ever thought of having your marriage ceremony and celebration in a coffee shop. This is a service offered by Dave at Heathers Coffee Shop, Rowntrees Garden Centre, Congresbury, N. Somerset (01934 835555). Dave has room for around 120 guests inside and 85 outside with full catering. Please contact Dave to discuss arrangements at the location and Blue Sky Celebrants to discuss the ceremony itself. Also please browse these pages for more information. Wedding celebrations don’t have to be vastly expensive and niche locations, like Heathers, can add to the all-round experience.
We are often asked if an Independent Celebrant can register a legal marriage in the UK. The short answer is no. However, that is not the end of the story so please do read on for more information.
For full details of how to get legally married in the UK please follow the following link Marriage in the UK. To become legally married in the UK a couple must say some prescribed words (about 50 in total) in front of a Registrar with two witnesses who are over the age of 18 years. The rest is up to you….
As Independent Celebrants we love to celebrate 🎉, it’s in the blood! We want to help you celebrate your commitment. Although the “legal bit” must be done by a Registrar, we can include the exchange of vows, exchange of rings and any other content you, as a couple, would like. Remember we design bespoke ceremonies of celebration with you, for you. The celebration can take on whatever theme you like and will be as unique as your relationship is. Remember, this is all about you as a couple who are taking the courageous step in announcing your commitment to each other to the world.