Weddings

Did you know that you can have the wedding of your dreams?

Increasing numbers of people are choosing an Independent Wedding Celebrant such as myself, to create and conduct their marriage. I can offer you your perfect wedding ceremony, created uniquely for you and with you so that you can show your love for each other in exactly the way you wish!

What is an Independent Wedding Celebrant?

An Independent Wedding Celebrant is unrestricted by religious or civil formalities, having been trained to a high professional standard of excellence in creating and conducting wedding ceremonies. As a Wedding Celebrant I can make your special day extremely beautiful and eternally memorable. I will work closely with you before the day to ensure that your personal wishes and dreams are realized, then I will officiate on the day so that you can relax and enjoy the wedding ceremony of your dreams!

Why choose an Independent Wedding Celebrant?

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your whole life and you deserve to experience an exquisite wedding ceremony, tailor made just for you, giving you, your spouse-to-be and your loved ones truly memorable, inspirational and lifelong memories.

How does it work?

After completing the formal legalities which can take place prior to the day of your wedding (less than 20 minutes in a Registrar’s office – no dressing up necessary and no rings exchanged!), you are free to enjoy your bespoke wedding ceremony at any venue of your choice, whether or not it is licensed for weddings and at any time of day or night. It may be held outside or inside (a marquee is a popular option). Ideas for venues include gardens, beaches, fields, boats, hotels, community halls, historic buildings, stately homes and many others.

What does an Independent Wedding Celebrant do?

I will participate as much or as little as you choose in composing and conducting the whole wedding ceremony, creating the best atmosphere and memory-making experience for you and your guests. I am at your service and will ensure that things run smoothly on the day. You  may like to incorporate some of the following, all of which I can help you with.

  • Personally written wedding vows
  • Poems, either sourced or personally written
  • Beautiful, creative unity rituals, such as handfasting, flower ceremonies, unity candles, sand rituals and more
  • Favourite pieces of music, either recorded or performed live
  • Your own personal creative ideas – the possibilities are endless!

Who chooses an Independent Wedding Celebrant?

Any couple wishing to marry and experience the joy of a personalised bespoke wedding ceremony, following the fulfilment of the legal requirements (see above) may choose to use the services of an Independent Wedding Celebrant. Couples in the following situations are equally eligible:

Couples who marry abroad

Some couples decide to marry abroad with a small wedding party, later choosing to gather family and friends together for a reception shortly after their return home. This is a perfect opportunity for extended family and friends to enjoy a re-enactment of the wedding ceremony. If this is your choice, I can offer a full wedding ceremony or a simple shortened version. Whatever you choose you can be sure that it will be very beautiful and meaningful.

Renewals of vows

Growing numbers of couples are choosing to renew their original wedding vows, whether this be for a significant wedding anniversary, or owing to a specific personal life situation, such as one of the following:

Perhaps your first wedding ceremony was forced by financial or other constraints to be less than your ideal dream.
Or maybe you look back and realize that you were young and immature and now want to fully participate in a new commitment to each other.
Perhaps you’ve had a tough relationship and want a new start.
Or maybe one of you has tragically become ill and renewing your wedding vows to each other feels important.

Whatever your personal purpose, a renewal of wedding vows ceremony can be a profoundly significant milestone in a couple’s life. It can be created as a full wedding ceremony re-enactment or simply a small, private re- commitment wedding ceremony. As with a wedding, the choice is yours and I can assist with or fully create and conduct your perfect wedding ceremony.

Civil Partnerships

Increasing numbers of couples are choosing to formalise their mutual commitment with a Civil Partnership Ceremony, although you are free to call it whatever you choose. As with a wedding ceremony,  it is simple to complete the legal formalities in a Registrar’s office prior to the day of the ceremony (see above). This then leaves you free to enjoy a beautiful bespoke wedding ceremony of your choice at your perfect location.

Divorced Couples

Surprisingly to some people, increasing numbers of individuals and couples are using the services of an Indepedent Wedding Celebrant to mark their divorce as a significant rite of passage. I can help you to respectfully honour the gifts of learning (however painful) you have received from your marriage and to profoundly accept your current situation by crossing your threshold of individuality. This can lead you into a new, transformed phase of your life journey.

This type of wedding ceremony may not suit everyone but for those who feel called to it, it can be life transforming and deeply healing. My many years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy, coupled with a deep understanding of the  power of creative and symbolic rituals are of particular significance here.

I assure you of a warm, professional response to your enquiry.

Contact Me

Moira Dadd

The Manse,
21 Rushfords,
Lingfield,
Surrey.
RH7 6EG
Tel: 01342 619046
Mob: 07950 662 208
moira@milestonesceremonies.co.uk

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