Blessing Ceremonies

Marking the occasion with a bespoke ceremony is a beautiful and meaningful way to celebrate your union.

Create a Unique Ceremony

People decide to have a Blessing Ceremony for all sorts of reasons; perhaps you married in a Registry office and now wish to have a ceremony that is more meaningful and personal to you both.

Or maybe you have had a Civil Partnership in the past and now want to convert to a marriage. Marking the occasion with a bespoke ceremony is a beautiful and meaningful way to celebrate your union.

You may not want a legal marriage but want to celebrate your relationship. Others have married abroad and want to include people who could not be there at the time.

There are many, many reason’s couples choose to have their marriages or relationships blessed, and whether you decide on a big event or something more intimate with a few people that you are close to, the choice is entirely yours.

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Working With You

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.

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

A ceremony that is different from the norm, unique in that it is written with you, reflecting your personalities and beliefs, including everything that you want to say or convey to the world.

For your own reasons, you might not have told people about your marriage or blessing. Of course, I will not break the law, but I will always offer a completely confidential service and will not discuss your private information with anybody you do not wish me to discuss it with at your discretion.

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

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, very often we are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with with our big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, more and more of us are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with the big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live, whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

Getting Started is Easy

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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

All The Details…

My Blessing Ceremony Fees

Prices vary depending on requirements and length of time, to be agreed when we meet.

Additional charges may be applicable. You can see these here.

For Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day there will be an extra charge.

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.

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

"I recently attended a marriage ceremony where Liz was Celebrant. It was so personal, special, unique, fun, poignant and so well tailored to the happy couple that I wished all weddings could be like this."

Lesley Batch – Wedding Testimonial

"Liz you were amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of planning the ceremony with you, nothing was too much trouble and it was unique and personal to us. Your words reflected our personalities perfectly and we will remember it fondly for the rest of our lives. Thank you!"

Gavin & Diane – Wedding Testimonial

"Vows are the most important parts of a ceremony but boy are they hard to write! Once again Liz came to our rescue. Based on the individual conversations she’d had with us, she produced a first draft to get us started and they were almost perfect; it just took some small slight amendments to finalise them. Liz was in constant contact with us in the months leading up to our big day. She offered us guidance and advice and was always there to answer any questions we had. She liaised with our venue manager, registrar, photographer and harpist so that everybody knew clearly what was happening on the day itself. She really did take a great load off our plates."

Mel & Becky

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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