I am Donna Marie of 'DMG Ceremonies' and a contemporary inclusive Celebrant who focuses upon your love, story and commitment. My philosophy is always:"Your Day, Your Ceremony, Your Way!"
With 'DMG Ceremonies' your dream ceremony will become a reality, creating magical ceremonies and lasting memories for years to come.
I always starts with a 'blank canvas', allowing you to create your bespoke ceremony. Your choices include: location, time of ceremony, music, staging, readings, promises/vow wording, themes, rituals, customs, beliefs, symbols and commitment reflecting your values and relationship.
What can I offer?
I always put in 100% to ensure that your ceremony is one to look forward to with anticipation and excitement, rather than the 'thing to do before the party starts'. Your ceremony is an expression of your relationship and journey so far, with the declaration of continued love, support and commitment to one another, in front of your closest. Your personalities, dreams and hopes for your future life together will shine through the script and delivery. I can transform your ideas, working collaboratively with you, and be the 'familiar face' standing before you, reducing those anxieties to relax into the joy and humour for your 'special day'.
I am a member of the 'A.O.I.C.', for professional celebrants in the U.K. and a trained celebrant. In addition I have over 20 years teaching experience and a vast array of experiences in public speaking, creative writing and the performance arts. As a teacher of 'Equality and Diversity', religion, spirituality, Humanism, ethics and philosophy, I am able to include rituals, values both traditional and modern, into your ceremony. Including Humanist, atheist or agnostic views, or religious or spiritual elements, rituals and symbolism, depending upon your personal requirements. I also embrace (most!) themes (sadly not an 'Arsenal football one!) and will officiate outdoor/indoor, micro/macro weddings in both this country or abroad. Additionally, I now offer online consultations and can arrange virtual 'mark the date' ceremonies, if you had to post-pone your date but still wish to 'mark' you original date.
I am both excited and honoured to be able to offer and embrace the freedom available to clients today, through an independent Celebrant led ceremony. Get in touch!
Family and couple ceremonies: weddings, destination weddings, elopement celebration ceremony upon return to the U.K., civil partnerships, blessings, vow renewals, naming ceremonies, adoption celebratory ceremonies and blended families ceremonies, uniting two or more 'families' into one.
Your ceremony location is not restricted by licensing: a beach, a barn, a garden, a castle, a glamping bell tent, a hotel, a chateau, a golf course, a woodland, a mountain, a football stadium or festival. I am particularly fond of pets and their inclusion, having my samoyed dog at my own wedding.
Your elements can be: Humanist, secular, religious or spiritual. Rituals or symbolism of unity can be added: handfastings, sand ceremonies. unity candle ceremonies, jumping the broom ceremonies, crowning ceremonies, wine ceremonies, unity tree planting ceremonies or other personalised symbolism for love, hope, strength and commitment.