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Susie and Alan wanted a wedding ceremony in their garden that would include both their traditions. One is a fairly traditional Christian and the other unconventional Pagan. We created a wedding that included blessing the rings with fire,earth,air and water, and  using a modernised version of the traditional Christian wedding vows. That was followed by a handfasting. The couple felt that their beliefs were represented and honoured.  This is what they said:

"This summer we had a wonderful wedding at our home  and the day was made even more special with Elaine conducting a very beautiful ceremony for us."
Susie & Alan MacLean

Parents and family are an important part of any wedding blessing and this mother wrote: "I know it was my daughter that was getting married but I think it was one of the most moving marriage ceremonies that I have ever had the pleasure of attending - thank you so very much. Everyone that attended enjoyed it so much and was so moved by the ceremony.We all had such a wonderful time and have such wonderful memories"Denise and Tim Upton 

 Louise and Ben wanted something a little different in their wedding blessing  but were not sure what. We decided on an old tradition where the couple share a small cup of wine, whilst some words are read which explain that marriage is both bitter and sweet, like the wine. It ends with a blessing for the cup of their lives to always be full.  This was their comment: "Thank you again for such a wonderful wedding ceremony - you made it so special for us."Louise and Ben  

Christine and Luke created their own personal wedding vows, with a little help. They kept them private until the moment of reading them to one another. They were  beautiful  and many tears were shed.  Christine said:
 "Thank you so so much for such an AMAZING wedding ceremony and also for helping me in my moment of panic over the vows. We had an absolutely fantastic day."   

Pauline and Scott had their wedding blessing in Spain in the garden of a beautiful villa. Their guests sat beneath the trees. Although Scott was very nervous, he was wonderful on the day. This is what he said:
 "Thank you for making my wedding day so special and personal. You gave me time and advice with my vows and made everything so easy to follow; it helped keep my nerves under control. The wedding ceremony itself was unbelievable. Thank you for everything."Scott and Pauline 

 John and Kat had a beach wedding blessing. One of their friends sang a song that he had written especially for them - it was stunning. Here's what John said: "The ceremony itself could not have been any better for us, it was really special.  I’d like to thank you again for playing such an important role in making it so special.  Both Kat and I got a really good feeling the first time we met you."John and Kat 

Diane and Gareth had a garden wedding ceremony. Their guests joined in to say a wedding blessing directly to them. It was very moving. This is what they wrote: 

"We both wanted to say thank you for the beautiful service on June 7th. All of our guests loved it."

Diane and Gareth

Baby Naming Ceremony

Fiona and Ray wanted a baby naming to introduce little Darren to their friends. We included the two older children in the ceremony, with each of them in turn holding the water for blessing. I suggested the godfather create a "certificate" commemorating the day and he made something truly beautiful. The godmother read out a wonderful poem that she had written. This is what Fiona said:

"This was more than I could have dreamed of. What a lovely baby blessing ceremony - everything was just perfect.""

Rev Elaine Walker - Wedding Celebrant / Funerals / Baby Namings / Spiritual Counselling / Coaching / Mindfullness Meditation