Monday, 30 June 2014

Civil Celebrancy Is Like DIY | It's All In The Preparation

Love is in the air
One of the most important things that underpins a beautifully crafted ceremony is the amount of preparation that goes into it. 

In that respect, civil celebrancy is a bit like DIY. Home renovators will tell you – and I’m one of them - that about 80 percent of the work involved in, say, renovating a room is in the filling, sanding, sugar soaping walls, undercoating and keying the first coat of paint. 

When two hearts beat as one
All that elbow grease, time and commitment is necessary to ensure that the final coat of colour looks flawless and transforms the room from an average to a stunning one. And so it is with our profession. Do the groundwork, invest in research, take time to get to know your clients as people and you’ll create an outstanding ceremony to be truly proud of and which your clients will cherish for its attention to detail.  
Chilston Park Hotel, Lenham, Kent

With this in mind, I'm doing the rounds of Kent wedding fairs to get some great ideas about how best to showcase my work when I attend five fairs in the autumn. Dates and locations are listed on my 18 June blog. 

On the weekend I visited stunning Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham, a 15th century Grade 1 listed country house set in 22 acres of parkland. I met many wedding suppliers from around the county and came away feeling totally inspired. Not only are the creative juices flowing but I was struck by the sense of community within the wedding industry. People were only too happy to share their experiences, give their time, help and support. 

It feels really nice, and very reassuring, to be part of a group of people who just want to do something special for others – create a bespoke, personal, meaningful day to remember for couples who just want the happiest day of their life together to be the best it can be. 
Love birds

Why settle for lumpy grey walls when you can bring them to life, and reflect your personality, with a splash of colour on a smooth surface? At Daisy Chain Civil Celebrants you can rest assured that I’ll go the extra mile to make sure you get the wow factor you want and deserve.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Calling All Brides And Grooms To Be | Kent Wedding Fairs

I Do
He’s popped the question. You’ve said “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Congratulations. And now you want to jump straight into the planning and preparation. I don’t blame you. It’s such a happy, exciting, time and you want to have fun creating what will be one of the most special days of your life together. There’s so much to get your head around and one of the best places to start looking for ideas is your local wedding fair. 

Preparations for the autumn season of Kent fairs is well underway and I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of happy couples at the five fairs I’ll be attending. It’ll be a perfect opportunity for me to explain what a civil celebrant does and how I can help to make your wedding ceremony truly bespoke and as unique as you are. 

One Of The Most Special Days Of Your Life Together
Beautiful words and poignant gestures are part of the attention to detail that will hallmark your wedding and give you something to share with each other, family and friends for years to come. I can also talk you through all the different special ceremony elements you can have such as love letter/wine box, unity sand and broom jumping. You might never have heard of them but this is your chance to see if they’re something you’d like to include on your special day.

If you’re getting married and looking for inspiration at any of the wedding fairs below, please come over and have a chat with me. I’ll be more than happy to help and look forward to meeting you.

14 September | St. Augustine’s | Westgate on Sea | Nr. Margate

21 September | Dover Marina Hotel & Spa | Dover

5 October | The Astor Theatre | Deal

12 October | The Grand Hotel | Folkestone

16 November | The Bell Hotel | Sandwich