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Funerals & Memorials
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Special Ceremony Elements
These can all be tailored to suit your individual needs
First Kiss Last Kiss – from £10
This involves the mother of both the bride and groom. They are called upon to join the couple near the end of the ceremony. The mothers gave their children their first kiss when they came into the world and they will give their last kiss as single people before sending them on their new journey as husband/wife/life partner.
Rose Ceremony – from £30
The couple can choose to present roses to the mothers/grandmothers as a way of showing appreciation for their support. The roses, an iconic symbol of love, can also be presented as the first gifts that the couple will give to each other.
Wine Ceremony – from £30
The couple can either choose to pour one glass of white wine and one glass of red wine to create a blush that they will both drink from, or there can be a pouring of one glass that they both will drink from.
Signing & Witness Ceremony – from £40
A brief ceremony involving the couple and 2-4 witnesses. Each, in turn, signs a keepsake parchment which is then presented to the newlyweds.
Breaking of the Glass Ceremony – from £40
This old custom has many traditions with many interpretations. It is most commonly associated with Jewish weddings. After the exchange of rings, at the end of the ceremony, the groom breaks a glass, crushing it with his right foot and all the guests shout “mazel tov!” – meaning congratulations. As a health and safety concern the glass, often two champagne flutes, is placed in a cloth bag prior to breaking it.
Time Capsule – from £50
A time capsule will include a box or container of your choice with carefully prepared contents. It could include letters from the parents, grandparents and mentors. No one sees these letters, apart from the authors, and the next person who will read them will be the child. On the cusp of adulthood, they will be able to fully appreciate the sentiments expressed in these truly unique and personal mementos created with love. The time capsule can also contain baby photos, a newspaper from the day they were born, details of their first words, when they started crawling and took their first steps. Hand and foot prints, a lock of hair, cuddly toy, shopping and fuel receipts so that they can see how different the world was when they came into it, a pressed flower from the garden, a postage stamp, a CD of their favourite lullaby or song, a coin minted in the year of their birth. What you include is up to you. The time capsule will be kept in a safe place in your home and won’t be opened until a significant anniversary or date in the child’s life like their 18th birthday. This is a truly thoughtful and thought provoking gift that comes from the heart.
Finger or Hand Prints – from £50
Family and friends can put their hand or finger prints on a large canvass, or just sign their names and include a personal message for the couple or child. When it’s dry it can be framed and hung up in the home or child’s nursery or room. It’s a colourful reminder of their special day and maybe something that can be handed down to their own children eventually.
Love Letter/Wine Box – from £55
The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope. They will choose their favourite bottle of wine, or drink of choice, and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If clients choose this ceremony during the wedding, they will seal the box and vow not to open it until an anniversary of their choice. The only other time that the box can be unsealed is when they are having thoughts of separating at which time they will drink the wine and read the letters which will hopefully remind them why they fell in love and chose to be together in the first place.
Hand Fasting – from £60
The original meaning of “tying the knot”. A Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons/cloth in the shape of the infinity symbol to represent the bringing together of the two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity forever.
Unity Sand Ceremony – from £60
Used in weddings, this ceremony symbolises the joining of the couple. Celebrants often suggest this ritual when there are young children involved and the couple is looking for a ceremony in which they can participate.
Used in namings, everyone can join in and contribute to a special gift that will have pride of place in the child’s nursery or room. Using different coloured sand to symbolise the many people who will play a part in the child’s life, and the many different facets of their character that will evolve, each guest takes a handful of sand and releases it into a glass jar. When it’s full it will be sealed and act as a constant reminder of the happy day and all the people who have come together to celebrate it. Once combined, the grains of sand can never be separated, like the bond between you and your child.
Unity Candle – from £60
This lovely ritual holds a universal meaning. It symbolises the joining of two people in marriage as well as the joining of their families. The couple’s mothers, fathers or both can light their individual candles for them as a symbol to show that they are moving on from their family to create a new family together.
Rose/Tree Planting – from £70
You can name a rose after your child or choose a plant that is particularly meaningful to you. If you have the ceremony at your home you can plant it in the garden in front of your guests or simply take it home after the ceremony and plant it later. Alternatively, you could give each guest a packet of seeds, such as forget me nots, and ask your family and friends to sow them. When they grow and reseed each year the flowers will act as a constant reminder of the child and the happy day when they were formally named.
Broom Jumping Ceremony – from £75
Broom jumping is based upon tradition which symbolises the clearing away of any negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together. Steeped in history, and meaning different things in different parts of the world, jumping the broom can also reflect anything that the couple wants it to.
Dove Release Ceremony – from £120
Doves choose one partner for life and make this commitment until death. It is said that if doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured. It is the folklore belief that releasing doves is a ceremony that signifies new beginnings.
Costs to be agreed prior to ceremony
Travel expenses - 50 pence per mile if over 25 miles to venue/client
Accommodation – At cost if overnight stay required
Fancy Dress – At cost as required
Miscellaneous Costs – As agreed