My Approach To Your
Intimate Elopement Ceremony
Let’s Plan Your Dream Day Together
Congratulations On Your Engagement!
So you are getting wed!
Of course, not everybody wants or needs a wedding celebration attended by friends and family.
For some individuals, an intimate wedding ceremony with just two people is all that is needed for perfection.
Why Choose An Independent Celebrant?
We specialize in elopement ceremonies and in making your ceremony unique. It should always tell your Love Story.
As with a celebrant-led wedding, at present, they are not legally binding, and it is probably for this reason that so many couples come to me for this delightful ceremony. To be able to share personal vows away from the eyes of family and friends is extremely powerful, emotional, and incredibly personal.
Together we will create the most beautiful and memorable elopement ceremony for you!
A Bespoke Ceremony
As with a wedding, you can have your ceremony anywhere, a garden, woodland, and I have even taken a ceremony recently in a couples lounge within their home, and have had bookings for festival elopements and in a restaurant where one of my couples met.
Heart and soul are at the forefront of these ceremonies, no distractions, just the two of you!
There is no set format, however, the elopement is set apart from a wedding ceremony, in that there are no guests, although one or two witnesses can be accommodated. A unity ceremony is included within the ceremony, however, although you can choose music, and have a poem/reading, the ceremony is by its nature usually shorter.
The Fishstone - Glanusk Estate Wales - 2020
A treasured find ~ Elizabeth
I have so much to thank Elizabeth for. Circumstances in 2020 led us via an internet search to Elizabeth and in 5 days there she was acting as Celebrant at our ‘elopement style’ wedding ceremony in place of the cancelled civil partnership. Standing together at Glanusk Estate next to the ‘fish standing stone’ was intimate and perfect. I cried, we laughed and experienced emotions that were special to us both, memories all made possible by Elizabeth’s understanding of our needs and the perfect setting. Elizabeth’s presentation is unique to her, she’s so thoughtful and bound our words as she bound our lives.
Sue & Mick
To discuss your dream ceremony and know a bit more about yourself so your wedding ceremony is entirely tailored to your needs.
A comprehensive contract and booking information including a timetable to show you exactly what to expect and when.
A comprehensive questionnaire to be filled out independently by the each of the couple. On which I will based the ceremony presentation.
Your Final Choices
I will contact you to ask you to choose and finalise your choices for readings, music and other necessary elements that make your beautiful ceremony come together.
A beautifully written ceremony script that is created from scratch. Your ceremony represents you both and the journey that has brought you to your special day.
Ceremony Run Through
A verbal run-through of your ceremony over the phone, 6 weeks before your ceremony. Due to the spontaneous nature of an elopement ceremony, there is no opportunity for a face-to-face venue rehearsal.
The beautiful presentation of your ceremony by myself on your big day.
Followed by a complementary bottle of champagne and two personalized champagne flutes.
Keepsake Ceremony Presentation
I will ensure that you have a copy of your ceremony, this will be sent to you in PDF format via email after the ceremony. I no longer issue a paper copy after a number of couples have said they would prefer the none paper route.
Elopement ceremonies can be based around a unity ceremony, whether that be candles, hand-tying, or something else you choose. It can form the basis of your ceremony rather than be an added extra as often seen within a full-blown wedding ceremony.
Check out the types of Unity Ceremony I offer (For this ceremony the cost of the unity ceremony is included).
This is your day, so whatever you want, together we can make it happen!
Ready to take
the next step?
I would love to chat to you more about how I can bring your dreams to reality. Please contact me so we can arrange a convenient time to chat.
(Even if it's over a virtual cuppa!)
Research & Script Writing
All my Ceremonies require approximately 20+ hrs to research and write. Scripts for Unity Ceremonies are all written from scratch to fit in with your theme and take further 1-2 hrs including research.
Instruction & Guidance
All of my ceremonies include a copy of the ceremony and 'stage direction' for your wedding planner, videographer and photographer if using them, so they know the running order of the ceremony.
Free Of Charge
Our initial meeting of up to an hour is free of charge. We can meet face to face or by zoom/Skype depending on distance and preferences. Following this meeting, I will hold your potential date for five working days without a holding fee.