Celebrate: unions

Looking for stuff about weddings or civil partnerships? I prefer to think of them both as commitment ceremonies. I appreciate this will probably need some explanation, so please read on. (For lots of spiffing stuff about all sorts of ceremonies see my Blog).
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Commitment celebrations

from £500 (Monday to Friday - 20% discount)

You want to celebrate a special union but you don't want a traditional wedding or civil partnership celebration - have a commitment ceremony instead! After all, weddings and civil partnerships are basically commitment ceremonies at heart.

But commitment ceremonies aren't just a brilliant choice for couples. They're the perfect option if you want to celebrate a polyamorous union.

And then there those who wish to make a collective commitment to a cause, an idea, or a shared endeavour. Perhaps you just want to commit to yourself! 

Create a ceremony with all the razzmatazz of the most spectacular wedding, or something exquisitely intimate. This really is a ceremony for all occasions.

Handfasting celebrations

from £500 (Monday to Friday - 20% discount)

 

A handfasting is a beautiful way to celebrate a couple union. It can be enhanced with vows, readings, music, and the blessings of friends and loved ones.

Having evolved over centuries from a simple clasping of hands to seal a deal, there are no 'right' or 'wrong' ways of doing it, just a wealth of options that you can personalise to your heart's content.

Include it as a symbolic action within another ceremony, or make it the main event. And just to clear-up one issue: handfasting does not equal pagan (although it's a fab option for couple union with a pagan vibe), so feel free to use it in your celebration whatever your belief system. See my blog for more.

Vow-renewal celebrations

from £350 (Monday to Friday - 20% discount)

Vow renewal ceremonies are a fantastic way to inject a juicy dose of conscious intent and direction back into an established relationship. Take the opportunity of a special anniversary, a Big Birthday, or other significant event in your shared journey, to reaffirm promises and re-energise vows. Make new ones inspired by the growth and wisdom that comes with experience, maturity and a life shared. 

You meant them the first time, so make them, and mean them, again!

Parting/de-Coupling 

a couple sitting apart on a pier and gazing over out to sea

from £350 (Monday to Friday - 20% discount)

Endings are every bit as important as beginnings, and deserve just as much thought and attention. Ending something well can tie-up loose ends and clear the ground for the seeds of something new to grow freely. 

The end of a relationship, or of a cherished situation, is often difficult and a messy parting can cause lasting harm and regret.

The creation of a parting or de-coupling ceremony is an opportunity to work through a difficult process in a considered and dignified way. And the ceremony itself can be a symbolic act of release, closure and thanks.