Rebecca Boothroyd, YORKSHIRE CIVIL CELEBRANT

dreams into reality

your day - your way

Congratulations You’re Getting Married !!

It doesn’t matter how big your dreams or how small your budget, you deserve a special unique ceremony, because love has no boundaries.

You have the freedom of choice in deciding upon the location, helping you turn your romantic dream into reality.

Venues: There are countless options; from a country house, to a favourite pub, a local park, a beach or even your parents’ back garden. You can choose your own location, inside or out, and decide when you want the ceremony to take place, without any time restraints.

Working together: After an initial no obligation chat, we will work closely together to discuss your ideas and dreams to create a unique and personal ceremony.

Religious or non: Whether you want a completely non-religious ceremony or want to include a few religious or spiritual elements, together your day will be a special one to remember.

What else? You are free to choose your own vows, readings, music, poetry, theme and guest participation, in fact anything you desire to make your day perfect.

The legal bit: In England and Wales however you must be legally married, which can be achieved by having a basic ten minute ceremony in your local Register Office and only requires the two of you and a couple of witnesses to attend. This is literally to complete the formalities afterwards you are free to enjoy the ceremony of your dreams. Read more here.

Wedding of Andrew and Vicki Busby by Jolly Films.

Handfasting

Wiccans and Pagans have embraced handfasting as a part of their wedding ceremony a commitment for "as long as love shall last." A handfasting ceremony can be tailormade to suit the couple. Initially it was originally meant to be more like an engagement period, where two people would declare a binding union between themselves for a year and a day. In essence it was a trial marriage to give the couple the chance to see if they could survive marriage to each other. After a year goes by, the couple could either split as if they had never been married or could decide to enter permanently into marriage.

The Handfasting Ceremony

There are many variations of the traditional handfasting. After you both declare your intent to enter into this union, your hands are clasped and fastened together with a cord. The handfasting knot that is tied is a symbolic representation of oneness between the couple. In a show of unity, they become bound to each other.

Handfasting ceremonies by Rebecca Walker - Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

Ceremonies at Stone Henge by Rebecca Walker, Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

Stonehenge & Other Stone Circles

The ancient wonderful Stonehenge in Aylesbury or Castlerigg (Lake District), Rollright (Oxfordshire), Avebury (Wiltshire) are all open access and wonderful places for a ceremony.

I work closely with a wonderful team of spiritually gifted people to deliver your dream ceremony at one of the most beautiful locations in the country. We have access to the inner circle at Stonehenge creating the perfect sunrise or sunset, from here we can deliver your handfasting or vow renewal ceremony. Click here to explore the locations available.


Civil Partnerships & Commitment Ceremonies

I specialise in providing ceremonies designed to reflect the special bond and commitment you feel for each other.

You may want an opportunity to make a public commitment to one another and celebrate your love with your family and friends. Commitment ceremonies are the perfect way to have a special day.

Your ceremony will be bespoke written to both of you as individuals, it will be personal - using words which are of special significance and meaning to each of you.

The options for how to create your own ceremony are limitless and you can include as many traditional elements as you wish, including exchanges of rings and vows, readings, blessings, Handfasting and music.

These are non legal ceremonies and as with a marriage any legal part of a civil partnership must be carried out at the register office.

Civil Partnership Ceremonies by Rebecca Walker - Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

FAQ

Q. Can we meet you before making our decision?

A. To enable me to give you the best personal service, I would always recommend a no obligatory meeting to discuss requirements and discuss options in more detail. I can arrange a visit in person or if you are abroad use Skype, Zoom, Messenger or Facetime.

Q. What are your fees?

A. Every ceremony whether wedding or funeral is carefully tailored to give you the best day. Every situation is unique so I will work closely with you to create a perfect day or tribute with memories to last forever.

Fees As a Guide

£100 non refundable deposit will be payable for your ceremony once we have agreed to go ahead. The remaining amount will be payable four weeks prior to the ceremony on receipt of invoice.

  • Wedding, Commitment, Civil Partnerships or Handfasting ceremony from £695.
  • Vow Renewal ceremony from £495.
  • Naming and adoption ceremonies from £295.

Standard services include:

  • A FREE Consultation Meeting.
  • Unlimited email, telephone or Skype conference calls.
  • A bespoke ceremony created individually for you.
  • Additional options to include a Handfasting, Unity Candle, Rose, Loving Cup or Sand ceremony.
  • Freedom to include religious, spiritual and/or wedding traditions from around the globe.
  • A Commemorative wedding certificate.
  • A beautiful keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony script.
  • Travel to your wedding location within England and Wales.
  • A rehearsal with me (the evening before or early on your ceremony day).
  • Video recording of your entire ceremony at no extra charge.

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