The only part of a wedding day that remains inflexible is the wedding ceremony itself. There are rules. To be legally valid, a UK marriage ceremony must be performed by an authorised person a registrar, a vicar or a priest, witnessed by two people and the marriage must take place in a church, a registry office, or at a licensed venue.
Wedding ceremonies have changed, many couples are now opting for the continental approach to marriage. Doing the legal bit at a registry office, followed by a very personal ceremony on their day in front of their guests. And celebrants from across the South West offer the freedom of choice, allowing the couple to make their ceremony truly unique, no restrictions on vows, religious or symbolic elements, venue, words, readings or music. It’s all about ‘Your Wedding Your Way’.
This means you can marry on a beach, in a woodland, on a cliff top or a moor…the choice of location and the content of your ceremony is completely up to you. Write your own ceremony or get the help from The Cornish Celebrants who offer a bespoke, personal ceremony, that includes poetry, songs, prose readings (including spiritual or religious), rituals such as hand-fasting, unity candles, cup and jug or any other rites from other traditions.
Whether you choose a traditional wedding ceremony or something a little more unconventional, you’ll be able to find the perfect solution in the South West