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We chatted to Celebrant Alex Hilder about planning the perfect wedding ceremony. We're engaged! Now what?
Enjoy that newly engaged bubble. Then, when you start thinking about the planning process, remember to take some with the deep stuff. Spend some time thinking about why it is that you've taken the plunge and decided to get married. Think about what it is about your relationship that makes you want to share it with the world. There's nowhere near the social pressure to get married that there once was, so spend some time understanding your 'why.' From here, the rest will flow easily: how you want to feel, how you want your guests to feel, where you'd like to be, what vibe you want to create, who you want to play a part... So, when you get to the next step of exploring the amazing range of talented suppliers that we have in Kent, it'll make it much simpler to find the ones you really gel with.
Posted: 15 March 2022
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
Local celebrant Karina O'Donnell of Simply Ceremonies is proud to have been nominated both for the Global Wedding Celebrant, and Vow Renewal – Client Service accolades in 2021's The Celebrant Industry Awards. As an industry first, these nods are set to recognise those delivering excellence as nominated by fellow celebrants, industry suppliers, couples and families. Founder of the awards and The Celebrant Directory, Jennifer Claire Constant says, "The past year has shown just how integral celebrants are in supporting families through life-changing events.
Posted: 5 August 2021
We asked celebrant Gerri Webb of Making Memories to give us the lowdown on the types of wedding ceremony available from a celebrant. Read on to find out how a celebrant can personalise your special day... "There are several types of wedding ceremonies, here are just a few to consider: Celebrant-led ceremony. This is all about you as a couple, encompassing your dreams and wishes into the ceremony. You'll receive a bespoke script, tailored to your personalities and ideas."
Posted: 7 January 2021
Kent-based celebrant Lou Fowkes found herself training for a new career in the midst of the pandemic and is loving life on her new path. Join us as we hear about her battle with redundancy and learning during lockdown. "It's been an interesting year hasn't it? I mean, putting the whole Covid thing aside (and who can keep up to date with the whole Brexit thing?) 2020 has been, well, unforgettable. Or forgettable, depending on which way you view things. However, for me the year kicked off in fabulous fashion with being made redundant from my job. Lovely.
Posted: 29 December 2020
With the latest guidelines pointing towards more intimate and socially-disctanced wedding receptions, the buzzwords on everyone's lips are "outdoor weddings." We asked Kent-based celebrant Geraldine Webb of Making Memories to tell us more...
Posted: 25 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