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A bride's guide to winery weddings, vineyards and wine ceremonies

A winery can make an unforgettable wedding venue and here in Kent where I am lucky to live and work in the UK, we have plenty to choose from.

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 14th June 2019
Reflecting brightly coloured rainbow wedding celebrations in your ceremony

Reflecting brightly coloured rainbow wedding celebrations in your ceremony

With summer just around the corner many couples are looking to style their special day with a little (or a lot!) of bright colour.

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Friday 31st May 2019
Bespoke rituals for bespoke weddings!

Bespoke rituals for bespoke weddings!

Having a Celebrant led wedding is all about choice and all about you! There are no rules, anything and everything goes, with the ultimate goal of creating something completely unique...

Posted by Claire on Saturday 20th April 2019
Ceremony music - make a song and dance about it!

Ceremony music - make a song and dance about it!

I’m a massive music fan. Particularly where romance and storytelling are concerned. Wedding ceremony music is so important to settle guests, for an emotional anticipation when walking down the aisle,...

Posted by Rachael Meyer on Saturday 20th April 2019
How to have a perfect wedding kiss

How to have a perfect wedding kiss

I have witnessed hundreds of couples first kisses! They have varied hugely from a full-on snog to a turned cheek! Equally embarrassing for all! A couples first kiss is said...

Posted by Glenda PROCTER on Sunday 24th March 2019
Why choose a Celebrant?

Why choose a Celebrant?

So, here we are just coming towards the end of the winter months… warmer days ahead and lots of planning to be getting on with for your wedding, whether it’s...

Posted by Susan Foxall on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Home is where the heart is; planning a garden wedding

Home is where the heart is; planning a garden wedding

Weddings at home are increasingly popular, and it’s no surprise as they fit with two key wedding trends; focussing the budget on what matters most to you rather than what’s...

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Saturday 16th March 2019
Should I invite children to my wedding?

Should I invite children to my wedding?

It’s hard to disagree that children can be a delight at weddings; they look adorable, they make the best natural photos and bring a lot of joy to the occasion.

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Monday 18th February 2019
Location, Location...Choosing your special venue

Location, Location...Choosing your special venue

According to Brides Magazine, the average wedding in this county is currently costing a staggering £30,000, and a big chunk of this can be for hiring the wedding venue.  So...

Posted by Felicity Harvest on Friday 1st February 2019
Achieving a truly personalised wedding ceremony

Achieving a truly personalised wedding ceremony

Unique, bespoke, unusual weddings are terms we hear a lot – but when you think about it, do you want different for the sake of it, or is what we’re...

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Wednesday 30th January 2019
How to have the wedding you want

How to have the wedding you want

You’ve just got engaged and now you are very excited to be planning your dream wedding. The choices are overwhelming, in all directions.

Posted by Catherine Kentridge on Sunday 13th January 2019
Looking at the pros and cons of a wedding ceremony abroad

Looking at the pros and cons of a wedding ceremony abroad

Church wedding? Register office wedding and ceremony? Or register office and a bespoke Celebrant-led ceremony? Choosing a Celebrant-led wedding gives you the option to include religious elements, blend multi-faith traditions,...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Saturday 12th January 2019
Real Celebrant Wedding - Tom and Jaclyn

Real Celebrant Wedding - Tom and Jaclyn

I didn’t expect to be Celebrant for this wedding. It was to be held at the stunning Woodhill hall, Otterburn, Northumberland.

Posted by Helen Williams on Friday 23rd November 2018
Getting married second time around. I do, take two!

Getting married second time around. I do, take two!

Well here’s the thing, I marry people in love and I celebrate whatever your love is. I am a writer and a Celebrant and I love my craft.

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 23rd November 2018
How to invite God to your Civil Wedding

How to invite God to your Civil Wedding

If you’re not getting married in a church, synagogue, mosque or temple, UK law is adamant that you can’t invite God to your wedding.

Posted by Charlotte Simpson on Wednesday 21st November 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Ash and Teresa

Real Celebrant Wedding - Ash and Teresa

The Couple: Ash & TeresaThe Venue: Hidden River Cabins, Cumbria, CA6 5TUDate: 1st September 2018

Posted by Charlotte Pennefather on Wednesday 21st November 2018
Who should influence your wedding ceremony?

Who should influence your wedding ceremony?

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding ceremony, there can be a lot to think about.

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Saturday 6th October 2018
20 of the most romantic vow renewal spots around the world

20 of the most romantic vow renewal spots around the world

Vow renewals are becoming increasingly popular. They can be small and intimate or grand and luxurious.

Posted by Anna Matel on Saturday 29th September 2018
Handling the heat at your Wedding Ceremony

Handling the heat at your Wedding Ceremony

Weddings are both special and exciting days, but they can come with their fair share of stress! Nerves and wedding day jitters are common, so here are some tips to...

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Saturday 15th September 2018
10 steps to organising a funeral when your loved one left no instructions

10 steps to organising a funeral when your loved one left no instructions

There are so many Funeral Directors out there these days that finding the right one can seem daunting.

Posted by Ellie Lomas on Tuesday 11th September 2018
What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?

What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?

You’ve planned your ceremony and you’ve decided to have a unity ritual. Adding a wine ceremony is a great way to symbolise the unity of your two lives together.

Posted by Anna Matel on Tuesday 11th September 2018
Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows - Part 3

Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows - Part 3

Renewal of Vows ceremonies are a fantastic way to show ongoing love, or even overcoming obstacles with your love intact.

Posted by Emily Hatton on Sunday 9th September 2018
Real Celebrant Naming Ceremony - Lyla

Real Celebrant Naming Ceremony - Lyla

What a Perfect Place for a Naming Ceremony: an Octopus’s Garden, in the shade.  Ok, so not really an octopus’s garden, but we did play the famous Beatles song at...

Posted by Lorraine Hull on Tuesday 28th August 2018
The Celebrant and their Role in your Celebration

The Celebrant and their Role in your Celebration

Throughout this change the Celebrant was founded in Australia thanks to Lionel Murphy, in July 1973 when he appointed the first civil marriage Celebrant.

Posted by Margery Bambrick on Sunday 26th August 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Susanne and Jacob

Real Celebrant Wedding - Susanne and Jacob

Couple: Susanne and Jacob

Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2018
Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments-Take 4!

Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments-Take 4!

This is the last in our series with Celebrants telling us all about Naming Ceremonies - but definitely not least!

Posted on Sunday 19th August 2018
How to modernise traditional wedding rituals

How to modernise traditional wedding rituals

Well no. Wedding rituals, symbolic or not, have been with us for ever and a year. Weddings themselves are a ritual, a rite of passage, a culturally or religiously defined act.

Posted by Deborah Page on Friday 10th August 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Emily and Sam

Real Celebrant Wedding - Emily and Sam

Couple: Emily and Sam

Posted on Thursday 9th August 2018
Unique Wedding venue ideas to suit you!

Unique Wedding venue ideas to suit you!

Weddings are one of the most special and memorable days of your life, so there is no need to stick to the standard venues – let your imagination run wild!...

Posted by Emily Hatton on Sunday 5th August 2018
5 Wedding rules that were made to be broken

5 Wedding rules that were made to be broken

Weddings come with a lot of traditions, but who says you have to stick by them?

Posted by Holly O'Rourke on Wednesday 25th July 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Mat and Rachel

Real Celebrant Wedding - Mat and Rachel

Couple: Mat and Rachel

Posted on Tuesday 24th July 2018
Wedding traditions and where they come from

Wedding traditions and where they come from

The story behind the traditions...

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Friday 20th July 2018
Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows - Part 2

Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows - Part 2

Celebrants love to help you celebrate love! Renewal of Vows ceremonies are a great way to show your ongoing love or to renew your vows after a difficult time or a...

Posted on Monday 16th July 2018
Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments - take 3!

Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments - take 3!

Naming Ceremonies are a wonderful reason to celebrate, and our Celebrant's love being asked to take part!

Posted on Thursday 12th July 2018
Why it is important to get professional profile pictures

Why it is important to get professional profile pictures

As a Celebrant we see lots of amazing ceremonies as part of our job. For Celebrants who officiate weddings in particular, there are often professional photographers at these ceremonies.

Posted by Emily Hatton on Wednesday 11th July 2018
Why have a Destination Wedding?

Why have a Destination Wedding?

Planning your wedding is no mean feat.  It takes patience, stamina and for some quite a budget!  Every bride and groom who choses to have their ceremony on their home...

Posted by Nikki Kulin on Wednesday 4th July 2018
Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows

Celebrants give the low-down on renewing your vows

Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are a great way for couples to celebrate their ongoing love, and show their devotion to each other once again.

Posted by Emily Hatton on Monday 25th June 2018
How do Celebrants write Wedding ceremonies?

How do Celebrants write Wedding ceremonies?

Couples always tell me they want their guests to feel joyful, captivated, to feel the love, experience the passion in their relationship, and generally have a heartfelt experience from their wedding.

Posted by Ellen Bower on Sunday 10th June 2018
How to renew your vows on a budget

How to renew your vows on a budget

So, you are renewing your weddings vows – that’s great! A fantastic way to re-cement your love or mark a significant marriage milestone, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are becoming more...

Posted on Saturday 9th June 2018
When a loved one passes on, what do I do with their Social Media accounts?

When a loved one passes on, what do I do with their Social Media accounts?

Everyone tackles grief in different ways so there is no right or wrong answer to this as what feels right for one person will often not feel right for the next.

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Saturday 9th June 2018
5 Reasons to renew your vows

5 Reasons to renew your vows

Renewing your vows is a beautiful way to show how much love you and your partner have for one another.

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Thursday 31st May 2018
8 Top Tips for using Instagram as a Celebrant

8 Top Tips for using Instagram as a Celebrant

We LOVE Instagram at The Celebrant directory, have you checked our page out yet?  Here are our favourite top tips for getting the best out of your profile.

Posted by Emily Hatton on Thursday 17th May 2018
What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?

What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?

Micro weddings are weddings on a smaller scale – yes pretty much exactly what they say on the tin! They give the couple a chance to take the pressure off...

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Friday 27th April 2018
Getting your Celebrant business strategy together for Twitter

Getting your Celebrant business strategy together for Twitter

Twitter and Strategy, are they two words you would generally put together? If the answer is no then this is the blog for you!

Posted by Emily Hatton on Tuesday 24th April 2018
Are same sex weddings any different to heterosexual weddings in the UK?

Are same sex weddings any different to heterosexual weddings in the UK?

Ok so this is a question we often get asked, and it has a very simple answer, hell no!

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Thursday 19th April 2018
What happens at a Celebrant-led funeral?

What happens at a Celebrant-led funeral?

Here is a step-by-step guide to what happens at a Celebrant-led funeral. This is a typical funeral at a crematorium.

Posted by Tamara Bibby on Wednesday 11th April 2018
Wedding Traditions: The low down on Ring Bearers

Wedding Traditions: The low down on Ring Bearers

Here at The Celebrant Directory we are constantly on the look-out for different ways we can change up tradition, adding that extra sparkle when it comes to your wedding day. ...

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Tuesday 10th April 2018
Do I need to be on Twitter? A beginners guide for Celebrants

Do I need to be on Twitter? A beginners guide for Celebrants

SPOTLIGHT: IT’S TWITTER MONTH! Love it or hate it, it’s a FABULOUS networking tool ready to be taken advantage of! Do you need to be on Twitter? In this two...

Posted by Emily Hatton on Monday 9th April 2018
Photography in Focus with One Spoon Two Spoon

Photography in Focus with One Spoon Two Spoon

Wedding photographers had their hands full in 2017 with so many amazing ceremonies to work on!

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Thursday 5th April 2018
Celebrant Feature: Who walks the bride down the aisle?

Celebrant Feature: Who walks the bride down the aisle?

That is one of many lovely sentiments that a bride can offer her escort when they have been given the honour of walking a bride up the aisle on her...

Posted by Ellen Bower on Wednesday 4th April 2018
Sand Ceremonies – What’s it all about?

Sand Ceremonies – What’s it all about?

Sand ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular as couples are finding great ways to add a modern twist on a traditional ceremony.

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Monday 26th March 2018
Breaking the rules: Who will walk down the aisle first?

Breaking the rules: Who will walk down the aisle first?

One of the logistical questions I ask all my couples as a Celebrant is: ‘Do you want a traditional entrance with the groom waiting at the front with me and...

Posted by Elizabeth Cass-kanti on Sunday 25th March 2018
2017 UK Wedding Celebrant Survey: The Results Are In!

2017 UK Wedding Celebrant Survey: The Results Are In!

2017 was such an exciting year for Celebrants! We surveyed 100 UK Wedding Celebrants about their wedding ceremonies and role as a Celebrant in 2017 and just look at the...

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Friday 9th March 2018
Do You Know Where is Your Life Vision is Leading You?

Do You Know Where is Your Life Vision is Leading You?

When you think about your vocation as a Celebrant, what vision comes to mind? Is there a path that seems clear? Are there obstacles to achieving your aspirations? Can you...

Posted by Ellen Bower on Thursday 8th March 2018
Social Media for Celebrants - Quick Wins

Social Media for Celebrants - Quick Wins

We all use social media, but we also know that we could be using it a bit better right? As Celebrants we have a lot of great things we can...

Posted by Emily Hatton on Tuesday 27th February 2018
2017 Wedding Ceremony Wrap up with Amara Grace Weddings

2017 Wedding Ceremony Wrap up with Amara Grace Weddings

2017 was an amazing year, with lots of fantastic ceremonies. Luckily we have some fabulous photographers to capture those moments!

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Monday 19th February 2018
Blogging vs Vlogging - What you need to know

Blogging vs Vlogging - What you need to know

As Celebrants we love sharing our amazing ceremony experiences with others. But have you given much thought to the different options you have to get your story out there in...

Posted by Emily Hatton on Monday 12th February 2018
Proposing on Valentine's Day? Read this!

Proposing on Valentine's Day? Read this!

Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Posted by Hannah Osmond on Saturday 10th February 2018
Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music

Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music

Wedding music reveals a lot about the couple getting married - and has been an eye-opener for some of our Celebrants!

Posted by Emily Hatton on Tuesday 6th February 2018
How to Rock Your TCD Profile

How to Rock Your TCD Profile

So you are part of TCD directory which is already a step ahead of the rest – but what can you do now?

Posted by Emily Hatton on Wednesday 31st January 2018
How do I include my children in my wedding ceremony?

How do I include my children in my wedding ceremony?

When a couple has children, either from their relationship or from previous relationships, I ask how they envision including the children in the ceremony.

Posted by Ellen Bower on Sunday 21st January 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Anita and Remee

Real Celebrant Wedding - Anita and Remee

When I first received a phone call from Remee explaining that Anita and he were looking for a Celebrant to conduct a ceremony to dovetail into their Hindu ceremony I...

Posted by Lisa Siembab on Sunday 21st January 2018
10 ways to cope with that first Christmas after someone has died

10 ways to cope with that first Christmas after someone has died

Christmas is a time for reflection and jubilation. It's a time for family get-togethers and traditions, big dinners and carols by the fire.

Posted by Judy Mansfield on Friday 22nd December 2017
2017 Wedding Ceremony Wrap Up with KN Photography

2017 Wedding Ceremony Wrap Up with KN Photography

2017 has been a FANTASTIC year, full of some incredibly unique ceremonies. What better way to see this uniqueness then through the eyes of a fabulous photographer!

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Saturday 16th December 2017
Real Celebrant Led Wedding: Peter and Gloria

Real Celebrant Led Wedding: Peter and Gloria

Couple: Gloria and Peter Venue: Hedsor HouseDate: 13th August 2016

Posted by Samantha Kelsie on Saturday 16th December 2017
10 Reasons why you should be blogging as a Celebrant

10 Reasons why you should be blogging as a Celebrant

As Celebrants, we all have a passion for writing, that’s for sure. We write about our services on our websites and use pictures and videos to show the world ‘who’...

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Tuesday 12th December 2017
Ask a Celebrant - Top Celebrants Reveal all on Wedding Vows

Ask a Celebrant - Top Celebrants Reveal all on Wedding Vows

As Celebrants, we hear a lot of wedding vows from the traditional 'to have and to hold' to the outrageous promises to walk across America together (yes that's been done!).

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Monday 11th December 2017
Celebrant Stories: Will Showing Tears Be Seen As Unprofessional?

Celebrant Stories: Will Showing Tears Be Seen As Unprofessional?

In this article, Ellen shares her thoughts and perspectives about a very sensitive topic, in a thoughtfully written piece about how Celebrants manage emotions during a funeral service all while...

Posted by Ellen Bower on Saturday 9th December 2017
Introducing our new Resident Celebrant Bloggers!

Introducing our new Resident Celebrant Bloggers!

We are so excited to announce our new TCD Resident Celebrant Bloggers!

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Tuesday 14th November 2017
Featured Celebrant Story: Changing our perception of funerals.

Featured Celebrant Story: Changing our perception of funerals.

An interview with the wonderful Celebrant, Vanessa Buckley as she talks us through her journey and explores how funerals have changed over time...

Posted by Vanessa Buckley on Saturday 11th November 2017
Real Ceremony: Duncan and Sam

Real Ceremony: Duncan and Sam

When you think of a wedding ceremony, you probably think of lots of people and, maybe, a big lovely venue, or even a woodland.

Posted by Tanya Jones on Wednesday 9th August 2017
Choosing a Wedding Celebrant

Choosing a Wedding Celebrant

Choosing the perfect Wedding Celebrant is an important task. Just picture this scenario, you’re walking down the aisle, waiting for your partner to spot you.

Posted on Wednesday 9th August 2017

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