A SENSE OF OCCASSION
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND
Hi, I’m Paula I am an Independent Celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.I want to know your story – the people behind the lens so to speak. The minutiae of what makes you tick. All of those hopes and dreams that you have can be woven into the hand-crafted ceremony I will present to you and your guests. I have as many facets to my life and personality as there are sparks in the imagination – creative, romantic, rock chick, retro or bohemian but always happy to dress the part and create that sense of occasion for you. Together we make magic because we all bring to the spell our unique qualities that ensures no two ceremonies will ever be the same. I come with no judgement, but I leave behind memories. I have always been a people person – I love watching people, eavesdropping on the conversations around me and creating the lives they live in my imagination. Who you are matters to me – the day you want to create matters to me and the people you want to become matters to me. I can be funny, quirky, serious, most importantly, for you, I can be the person who helps you create the ceremony which shouts out to the world who you are.
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For a true Sense of Occasion……. Tell me all about your love story and let me weave strands of your dreams through it and I will handcraft you a ceremony which truly lets you sparkle on your special day. You have already begun making memories and this celebration of your unity and commitment will be an occasion which people who share it with you will have in their memory as well. Elopement and Commitment Ceremonies Traditionally people might have ‘run off’ to Gretna Green and got married over the anvil at the blacksmiths. Why go all that way when you obtain a licence locally in front of two witnesses and then we can create a ceremony for you to state your vows?. Your bells and whistles are no less important than any other ceremony and a commitment to each other should not be treated any less so.
Modern day elopement is a non-traditional, intimate, but intended way of getting married – it is a way of just celebrating you and your relationship, it is an entire experience that you share. It does remove some of the stress around who sits next to Auntie Mabel and what will the guests eat – your stress in an elopement is wondering what your experience looks like.
A commitment ceremony can be where the difference between a wedding and a marriage gets muddled. Having a legal marriage certificate signed in front of a registrar or religious official, isn’t what every couple needs when they think about recognising their relationship. If you are committed to each other and still want the wedding to celebrate on your chosen day and at your chosen venue, that is no different how you plan a ceremony for a couple who have a marriage license.
You can exchange rings at a commitment ceremony – have guests or a party with dancing all night long if you like – this is all about YOU. With your story I can create a script that is the same in every way that I would with a couple who are also looking to obtain their marriage certificate separately. The difference being its unique to you.
The same applies to couples who maybe just want to get the licence and then state their vows in front of a couple of friends at a location which means the world to them as a couple. A micro wedding doesn’t have to be less unique and again it doesn’t have to include a legal binding.