Plans for a new Wedding Law in England and Wales

Plans for a new Wedding Law in England and Wales

on Jul 19, 2022

The Law Commission of England and Wales has published its recommendations to reform weddings law. The proposals aim to create a fairer system that gives couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place. Weddings in England and Wales are governed by the Marriage Act 1949, although the core dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. This law governs the...

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When is the best time to get married?

When is the best time to get married?

on Jun 16, 2022

Seasons and weather, time of day, and location all play a role in when you can hold your wedding ceremony. In general, you can get married any time of year and any time of day. The weather may dictate the type of clothing you and your guests will wear. An outdoor wedding in Wales would be more suited to warmer summer months… where you can appreciate the landscape as...

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Naming Ceremonies – a modern alternative

Naming Ceremonies – a modern alternative

on May 20, 2022

Naming ceremonies are a perfect way to introduce, and to celebrate, the newest addition to your family. A naming ceremony is a very special way to show your union as a family, and the love and commitment you have for each other.

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Thinking of a Celebrant-led Wedding Ceremony?

Thinking of a Celebrant-led Wedding Ceremony?

on Apr 27, 2022

What is a Wedding Celebrant? If you’re considering a celebrant-led ceremony for your special celebrations, you might be wondering what a celebrant’s role is. Here’s some more information to explain more about what a Celebrant can offer you for your special day. What is a celebrant? A celebrant is specially trained to create and perform customised...

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Welsh Wedding Awards 2022

Welsh Wedding Awards 2022

on Mar 24, 2022

Last night I attended the 4th Welsh Wedding Awards… and I’m absolutely thrilled to have won ‘Celebrant of the Year’ and be the proud owner of this shiny award! Big thanks to the team at Welsh Wedding Awards and Creative Oceanic for hosting a lovely event. If anyone knows how much organisation goes into planning an event, its us in the Wedding...

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Unique locations for your Wedding

Unique locations for your Wedding

on Mar 12, 2022

Where do you want to get married? If you could get married anywhere, where would that be?  Maybe in the middle of a mountaintop  sounds like the perfect place to tie the knot? Or near a stretch of water sounds dreamy? Perhaps your picture yourselves barefoot on a sandy beach, or an outdoor candlelit gazebo at dusk. Maybe you might have a special place in mind that...

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Swansea Celebrant shortlisted for Welsh Wedding award

Swansea Celebrant shortlisted for Welsh Wedding award

on Feb 10, 2022

Swansea’s celebrant, Janine Hailey has been shortlisted for ‘Celebrant of the Year’ at this year’s Welsh Wedding Awards. Back for its fifth year, the awards recognise the best in the wedding industry. Photographers, make-up artists, venues and celebrants from all over Wales are nominated by the public. Janine Hailey of Unique Life Ceremonies is a Swansea-based...

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Naming Ceremonies – a modern alternative

An alternative to Christenings

on Jan 17, 2022

A naming ceremony is a perfect way to introduce, and to celebrate, the newest addition to your family whether through birth, fostering, adoption, or the welcoming of new step children. A naming ceremony is a very special way to show your union as a family, and the love and commitment you have for each other. Traditionally babies have been baptised or christened....

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Handfasting Ceremony – a modern take on an ancient tradition

Handfasting Ceremony – a modern take on an ancient tradition

on Dec 12, 2021

Handfasting is a beautiful alternative to the traditional wedding ceremony. The popularity of handfasting ceremonies are on the rise. Celtic in origin, handfasting has been practised for centuries as a way of marking the union of two people. What is Handfasting? The word handfasting comes from the Old English word handfæstung, which means “to strike a bargain...

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How to make your Wedding Ceremony truly unique

How to make your Wedding Ceremony truly unique

on Nov 16, 2021

When it comes to planning your wedding day, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the different factors that go into making it truly memorable. Most of us have one main goal in mind: to make sure that it is truly flawless. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, and we want nothing less than perfection on our big day. Of course, achieving this kind...

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