The beginning of your happy ever after...

By working together we will capture the essence of who you are as individuals and as a couple, creating a unique wedding ceremony that conveys your feelings for each other and celebrates your union.

A Celebration of a Life Well Lived

Written sensitively and warmly, delivered respectfully and with care; your loved one’s funeral service will be as unique and individual as the person themselves.

Give Your Child a Personal Welcoming

There’s no such thing as a typical family so why have a typical ceremony? A Naming ceremony is a moving and meaningful way to celebrate the arrival of your child.

Unity Ceremonies

Unity Ceremonies can help you create highly personal and unique ceremonies for life’s big occasions.

Our Story Begins Here

Discover how Unity Ceremonies can work with you to create unforgettable ceremonies with an alternative twist.

Customer Love

See what other Unity Ceremonies customers have said about Liz and what she brought to their occasion ceremony.

Hello! I'm Liz

Family Celebrant

Working with you to bring a fresh approach to creating a personal and unique ceremony that is filled with love, laughter and heartfelt sentiments, and I believe creating something uplifting and memorable can only be done by spending time with you and getting to know you.  Choosing to work with a Celebrant opens up so many opportunities for you to have exactly what you want, whether you are celebrating a relationship or saying goodbye, and I would love to help.

Some of my Ceremonies

Unique Wedding Ceremonies

I will work with you to create a ceremony that is beautiful, moving and unique. Interweaving those special memories and the history that has brought you to the day on which you celebrate your union.

Baby Naming Ceremonies

A secular baby naming ceremony is a great alternative to a religious ceremony, opening up opportunities to celebrate a new life, welcome an adopted child to the family or to celebrate the creation of a new family unit when two families come together.

Funeral Ceremonies

Our family history. Hobbies. Life’s work?… Whatever it is that defines us can be woven into the ceremony making it personal and truly inspirational. I have written services for football fans, gardeners, Buddhists, and plane spotters, to name but a few.

My Ceremonies

Unique Wedding Ceremonies

I will work with you to create a ceremony that is beautiful, moving and unique. Interweaving those special memories and the history that has brought you to the day on which you celebrate your union.

Baby Naming Ceremonies

A secular baby naming ceremony is a great alternative to a religious ceremony, opening up opportunities to celebrate a new life, welcome an adopted child to the family or to celebrate the creation of a new family unit when two families come together.

Funeral Ceremonies

Our family history. Hobbies. Life’s work?… Whatever it is that defines us can be woven into the ceremony making it personal and truly inspirational. I have written services for football fans, gardeners, Buddhists, and plane spotters, to name but a few.

Reasons to work with a Celebrant

Create a unique ceremony

Completely secular

Beginning-to-end contact

Get advice and support

Explore the alternatives

Magical memories

A ceremony like no other

Gain a life-long friend

Confidential service

Getting Started is Easy

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Free Phone Consultation

Send me a message or call 07969 063805 to arrange an initial chat about how I could help.

Book Appointment

If we are a good fit, then following our chat we can arrange to set up a meet and greet.

1st Meeting!

During our meeting, we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you have

My Approach

Everything that I write is unique, personally written with you to honour and respect your wishes and views and those of your loved ones.

Together we will work out the order of your ceremony, music, poems or readings, weaving in your special interests and hobbies if that is what you want, and any spiritual, religious or symbolic components that are important to you.

The main thing to remember is that it is your ceremony and you can choose to have it your way.

"We just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for making sure our day special and for making sure it all went to plan. The feedback from our guests was that it was a lovely ceremony and some have even said that it was the best wedding they had been too. Very different but very intimate. Finally thank you once more and be assured that we will recommend you if the opportunity arises. We will hopefully see you again and maybe this will be on someone else’s special day. Love Della and Kat xx"

Della & Kat – Wedding Testimonial

"Thank you Liz, we cannot express our deep gratitude to you. You listened to our stories of Dad through our tears. You created such a beautiful service, reflecting on our words, his personality, love for his family, warmth and his humour shone through in how you spoke of him. We laughed we cried. But mostly we felt proud that we sent him off with truth, respect, and dignity. Much love to you, from all our family."

Karen Welsh – Funeral Testimonial

"Hi Liz, everybody loved yesterday. Such a great day and very emotional! I can’t believe how vocal she (Ava) was, it was hilarious!! She is never usually that loud! I think she had a brill time though, we all did. Everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how warm and lovely you were. Can’t thank you enough. the day exceeded our expectations and we will remember if forever."

Jon, Elinor and Ava Softley-Robins – Baby Naming Testimonial

Julia and Ben at Albert Hall

It’s not unusual these days for the groom to make initial contact to inquire about a wedding ceremony. So, when I received Ben’s email telling me that he and his girlfriend were having a Christmas wedding in Manchester and wanting to know more about my services I sent...

Ticking all the boxes – and more

When Judy contacted me to explore the possibility of creating a memorial service for her father, I don't think either of us anticipated the journey that we were about to embark upon. We had connected, Judy introduced me to her brother Anthony and over the weeks that...

Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t want a pre written script, how can we have a ceremony that is about us?

Oh, there are so many ways… let’s face it, your relationship isn’t like anyone else’s and your ceremony should reflect your love and commitment for each other in ways that suit you.

We will work together to make it all yours, I will guide you through it and in the end the format is up to you, it doesn’t have to be a mass produced re hash, so don’t feel that you have to settle. There is nothing lovelier or more liberating than the freedom to create something beautiful, moving and all yours, so let’s do this!

Is my  wedding ceremony with you legally binding?

No. If you wish your marriage to be legally recognised you will need to register your intent to marry at the Registry Office, telling them that you have already booked your celebrant and you just need a simple service to complete your paperwork and declarations.

Book a date that suits you with your local Registry Office, you will need two witnesses on the day. At the Registry Office you have to choose one declaration each from several legal statements, these are not vows, but legally binding words.  

To make it easier, think of the legal bit at the Registry Office as your marriage, then the wedding is the more personal celebration of your relationship with me where you can make more personal vows to each other, wherever you choose.

So is the exchanging of rings a legal requirement?

No, you don’t even have to exchange rings if you don’t want to.

I can discuss alternative ideas if you wish.

Do I have to hire a licensed venue?

No. Celebrant led ceremonies can be officiated anywhere, which means that you can choose a venue or place that is special to you, indoor or outdoor, at any time of the year.

Celebrants are also much more flexible around time; I don’t charge extra for evening or weekend weddings.

Does my ceremony have to be in office hours?

No. Celebrants are not restricted by times or working days which means you can celebrate your relationship in a relaxed, informal way with no time constraints. Or, it can be as formal and traditional as you want it to be, the choice really is yours.

I have carried out many afternoon and evening ceremonies as well as day time ones.

Is it expensive to book a Celebrant?

No. My prices compare very favourably to a registrar coming out to your venue, but you get so much more, and the cost won’t change depending on day, time or if it is a bank holiday.

Let’s Talk…

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

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07969 063805

Manchester, UK

liz@unityceremonies.co.uk

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