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Boots and Brollies

The joy of being a Celebrant is that each and every wedding celebration is distinct and individual in every way. The adventure of being a Celebrant in the Lakes has its very own brand of uniqueness. The weather!  There is an adage attributed to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just…

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What a swell party it was!

Eighteen months ago, we were planning a life celebration for a nonagenarian – an elegant lady of ninety years young.  Then COVID changed the world and the celebration was postponed, and postponed, and postponed.  That was until this weekend. Thankfully we were all able to come together to celebrate.  And what a swell party it…

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Confetti and Bubbles

At a wedding I attended in July, the couple did not want confetti at the end of their ceremony but had bubble machines at work instead.  It was lovely. It was fun. And it suited the couple so well. Capturing the moment beautifully, the photographs looked splendid.  I must admit, at first I hadn’t been…

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Wedding Season Is Back!

I attended a most beautiful wedding this week.  The couple were able to have their ceremony just as they had dreamed it would be, it was truly wonderful.  Throughout the multitude of arrangements and decisions they had to make; catering, music, decoration etc, they had not forgotten the true sense of why they were having…

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This Little Girl

This little girl has just celebrated a milestone birthday.  Time to reflect on the years past and anticipate those yet to come.  I will start with those closest to my heart.  I have a loving husband and two wonderful children of whom I am very proud.  My happiest times are when we are all together…

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Enjoy the moment.

Don’t you just love the buzz that’s in the air at the moment.  Not only are the bumblebees evident but spring is well underway. Life is looking lovely once more.  Light mornings, hearing the birds begin their day.  Light evenings, being able to sit outside after work and enjoy the company of others.  All around…

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Poetry is Personal

This month I’ve been researching poetry, for the upcoming wedding ceremonies I’m preparing.  Poetry is very subjective, it’s why it’s so important for me to get to know a couple before I can offer suitable pieces for their ceremony.  One size does not fit all.  Poetry does not have to be lengthy or rhythmic but…

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My Funny Valentine

There is so much emphasis put on Valentine’s Day.  Every TV advert is proffering romance through chocolates, flowers, cards, or champagne. Supermarkets advertising special meal deals and during these COVID times even restaurants are offering to deliver a romantic meal for two.  It brings a little bit of light and celebration during winter’s grip.  I…

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Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

My heart goes out to all those couples who have had to postpone their wedding plans – some unfortunately, for the second time.  I hope I can offer some practical and heartfelt ideas.  So come your special day, whenever it may be, you will have it just the way you had envisaged. There will be…

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St Nicolas, Christmas Stockings and Marriage Proposals

  Last weekend we put our tree up.  Part of our Christmas tradition is the search for a real tree.  Obviously I always want one that is far too big, so it takes a while.  Once home we love the smell a real tree brings. Over the Christmas period I am constantly tweaking the decorations…

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