Spring/Ostara Weddings and Handfasting Ceremonies

Spring/Ostara is here, and it is the season associated with fertility, sowing seeds, new beginnings and new life. Warmer weather and the reappearance of colours and flowers are a deciding factor for those who choose to have Spring/Ostara weddings and handfasting ceremonies. Ceremonies are usually preferred to be held outdoors (weather permitting). Pagan couples generally READ MORE

Things to Book When Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and it can also be stressful. There are so many things to think about, and so many things to book when planning a wedding.  Regardless of if it’s an alternative wedding or not, it’s easy to get caught up buying items you don’t need. Below is a wedding READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Weddings

Valentine’s day is celebrated by couples in love all over the world. It is a day associated with love, red roses, gift giving and romance. With this in mind, have you thought about having a Valentine’s day wedding? February 14th is the most popular date to get married on, and couples may have to wait READ MORE

Viking Handfasting and Wedding Ceremonies

Themed Viking handfasting ceremonies and weddings have risen in popularity recently. Perhaps this is due to influence from the television programme ‘Vikings’, or it could be a result of a couple’s interest in Viking or Norse beliefs. Whatever the reason, Viking weddings and handfasting ceremonies all differ, and are unique to each couple. Internet searches READ MORE

Steampunk Wedding Ceremonies

Steampunk wedding ceremonies and renewal of vows are creative and sometimes theatrical occasions. With Victorian and Edwardian clothing off set against sci-fi and military accessories, Steampunk ceremonies are alternative to the traditional wedding ceremony. Traditionally, weddings or renewal of vows take place in religious places, hotels or register offices. Steampunk ceremonies however are usually held READ MORE

Weddings and Ceremonies at Halloween

Traditionally, most couples decide to get married during the summer months, with long sunny days, clear blue skies and hot sunshine as the backdrop to their wedding pictures. Alternative couples however, usually decide to get married in the autumn; and some decide to hold their weddings and ceremonies at Halloween. Autumn is a beautiful, and READ MORE

Goth Wedding Dresses

Every bride has an image in her head of her ideal wedding dress. Most brides stick to what has become traditional white, ivory or cream; with maybe a coloured sash to match the groom’s tie, or a splash of colour on the dress. Goth brides however, favour many different colours when it comes to their READ MORE

Ring Warming Ceremonies

Ring warming ceremonies have been around for many years, and many religions and cultures incorporate them into wedding ceremonies; but what are they, and how are they done? When a couple have a ring warming, it is usually part of the main wedding ceremony. It involves inviting all guests to the wedding ceremony to hold READ MORE

What is a Handfasting Ceremony?

What is a handfasting ceremony and where did it originate? Traditionally, handfasting ceremonies were Pagan betrothal ceremonies; performed as an intention to marry rather than an actual wedding ceremony.  Couples who wanted to marry took part in a ceremony declaring their intentions to the villagers or their community. Their hands were bound together using cloth, READ MORE

Celebrant Wedding Ceremonies

As more couples are choosing to have personalised wedding ceremonies, Celebrant led weddings and other family ceremonies are becoming more popular. What is a Celebrant, and how can you have a personalised wedding ceremony? A Celebrant is somebody who is trained to write and perform various ceremonies including weddings. Trained Celebrants usually belong to a READ MORE