A wedding is a ceremony where two people are legally united in marriage. Traditionally containing the giving of rings and an exchange of wedding vows, there is much to celebrate in this sincere and heart-warming ceremony. Couples are actively encouraged to include their own choice of music and readings, personalising their celebration. Before a wedding can take place couples must register their notice to marry and each ceremony must include two witnesses.
A civil partnership is a legal union for same sex couples. Join with family and friends or keep it an intimate celebration with just your witnesses. Same sex couples can choose between a wedding ceremony or a civil partnership but both require formal notification through a registry office in advance.
Renewal of Vows
Loving couples renew their vows for many individual reasons. For some it signifies a new start or to celebrate a recent wedding or civil partnership which took place abroad. A renewal of vows ceremony is also a beautiful way to celebrate a special wedding anniversary with family and friends.
A renewal of vows is similar to a wedding or civil ceremony in style and content. Couples are free to use either celebrants or registrars to conduct a renewal of vows ceremony.
Increasingly popular with parents who want to mark their child’s arrival in a non-religious setting, naming ceremonies are always a joyful event. Naming ceremonies are suitable for newborn babies, children and adults. They are a wonderful way of formally welcoming and naming adoptive children or celebrating the joining of two families.