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Cherish-Ceremonies added 5 photos.  A lovely joyful Vow Renewal ceremony today - the theme was Fire and Ice.

We used the Unity Candle, which had red and gold 'fire' ribbons and Swarowski ice crystals, and it looked stunning.  Jan and Mark lit the individual candles with their grown up children, showing their 4 individual flames, and then they lit the centre family candle from their separate flames.

We also used the tradition of food and drink and the Loving Cup.   Every culture has this traditional ritual in some form, and we used bread and mead.   

There were 3 beautiful readings by guests,  and Jan and Mark used words from a sing sung by the choir at their Icelandic wedding ceremony as the basis of their vow renewal. Cherish-Ceremonies updated their cover photo.  Cherish-Ceremonies added 8 photos.  A feast of all things Pink, to celebrate everyone who has beaten breast cancer, to support all who are currently fighting it, and to honour those who didn't make it.    #wearitpink    I have made my donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer <3
  'May the Joy of this Day be with us until Time is no more'  

I love this for a wedding or vow renewal.    For me, it says it all.   The joy doesn't happen by itself though.   We have to make space for it!
   
How to do that?   All sorts of ways...   Date nights; thoughtful gifts, making a special 'thing' of anniversaries - of the day you met, the day of your proposal, the day your children were born (yes, it is a special day for you, too!), or even just saying 'I love you' every day.... 

What is YOUR way of keeping romance alive?     

If you think a Vow Renewal would be a good start - perhaps to mark an anniversary, or maybe a milestone such as avoiding separation or divorce after an affair,  or to celebrate recovery from illness, or maybe to celebrate the birth of your child... whatever it is - call Cherish Ceremonies, and I will help you create the perfect ceremony to mark the occasion <3     judy (at) cherish-ceremonies.co.uk Cherish-Ceremonies shared Frank Wood Photography's photo.  Oh look - an intimate moment from Bo and Jonny's wedding at beautiful Compton Verney last month.    I so enjoyed being the Celebrant for this lovely couple - it was such a relaxed and joyful occasion.   Frank's photography is amazing - I love his eye for the little details....   Everything is printed, checked, double-checked and packed for a Vow Renewal Ceremony tomorrow.    Family Unity Candle Set has arrived from the supplier and looks fantastic;   the mead for the Loving Cup symbolism tastes amazing...    This lovely couple had a stunning wedding in beautiful Iceland 10 years ago, and we have borrowed from Icelandic traditions as they celebrate, via Fire and Ice, what has been;  rejoice in what is, and anticipate what is yet to be....
  I had a lovely first ceremony planning meeting with a very special couple yesterday.   Emma and Ross were chosen to have their wedding supplied for them under the auspices of Lula Mai Events - The Big Day.   They are constantly so mindful and caring of other people, and  I am very privileged indeed to be their Celebrant.  

We will be working together to create a beautiful ceremony to celebrate their love for one another.     Here is a beautiful photograph of them both, taken by Darren Bedding Photography   The Wedding Worker Selfie...   The photographer, the Florist (and bride!) and the Celebrant!   And the only one of us working that Saturday was the photographer!   Lovely lunch, lovely ladies, lovely venue - brilliant charity ....
  Did you know that as a busy celebrant, I turn down almost as many requests as I accept?   This may be for one of several reasons:

1.   I am already booked.     
*This is the reason I most often have to say 'no'.  I am now using a diary for 2015, 2016... AND 2017!   2015 is now 90% full.  

2.  You decide my fees are too expensive.   

*I am not the cheapest celebrant around, but if you want exceptional quality, in terms of experience, service and goods supplied, then that is exactly what I provide!  All my 3rd party suppliers (for Candles, handfasting cords, Wedding Planners etc are fully insured and also at the top of their game so if I have full confidence in who I recommend, you can too :)

3.   You want a naturist wedding, a pagan wedding, or a Celtic Handfasting.  Or maybe a Star Wars themed wedding in Klingon...    

*  I don't do any of those - and that is not me being judgemental - simply that if I don't feel fully in tune with what you would like for your ceremony, then it isn't fair that I am your celebrant.   However, I do know Celebrants that I can put you in touch with who are specialists in those areas.   

4.  You decide I am not the right Celebrant for you (and occasionally, vice versa!).

*This rarely happens, but if it does, that is fine too.  Your wedding day is way too important not to have exactly the right person for your day.   I fully respect that, which is why I will never take a firm booking on the day we first meet.  It is important that you are fully comfortable with me as your Celebrant.    

For a no-obligation discussion about a truly personal ceremony with an international award-winning celebrant for your wedding, vow renewal, naming ceremony, or funeral, do get in touch.   judy(at)cherish-ceremonies.co.uk      <3   I'm looking forward to taking Cherish Ceremonies to the first wedding fair I've done with Perfect Brides, and meeting the organiser, who I have only met on social media so far!   

I will be at St John's Hotel in Solihull from 11am - 3pm, explaining how a Celebrant can really make your #Wedding Ceremony come alive.   

Don't settle for what everyone else has.  Make it the Ceremony of your Life!    After all, you are only going to do this once....     Traditional or Quirky, romantic or humorous, religious content or not...     I use my long experience of writing, public speaking, presenting, to make your Ceremony so very special, and not just that 'half hour with boring readings just before the reception' 

Stand out from the crowd with Cherish Ceremonies - for the Ceremony of your Life!   Today, I'm meeting a lovely couple to go through their wedding ceremony.  We will make final choices of readings, vows and symbolism.    

The venue is The Lord Leycester Hospital (which isn't a hospital!) in Warwick - it dates from 1571 and I'm so thrilled to be their recommended Celebrant.

If you'd like a ceremony  there; a wedding, vow renewal, baby naming or memorial, do give me a shout.    I'm offering a signed watercolour print of the venue, painted by a local artist. 

There is a wonderful ceremony room; a chapel or the beautiful gardens - and I can use any of them for your ceremony :)

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