Looking after people has always been a passion of mine. I have two beautiful daughters and four wonderful grandchildren, whom I adore. My four-decade career has been spent mainly in the hospitality industry, so I am very used to looking after people. More recently I became a teacher of young adults, still in the hospitality field, which gave me further grounding and understanding of people’s needs.
I work in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and Oxfordshire. So I am very happy to perform ceremonies anywhere in this area.
Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfil.
Have Your Wedding Your Way – the honest and sincere way, in keeping with your secular life stance.
Choose the time and place to suit your style and pocket. Why not use your house and garden and invite the world!!! Or go for a large or small gathering of your families and friends who are closest to your hearts.
A wedding can be set in virtually any safe location without the constraints of Church or Register Office. The list is endless: Castles, Stately Homes, Ancient Ruins, Village Halls, Sports Pavilions, Hotels, Fields, Boats, Trains, Mountain Sides, Snow Domes, Butterfly Farms, etc.
So what other advantages are there of having a Humanist Wedding Ceremony?
•Choose Your words of endearment and promises to one another
•Choose Your readings and readers
•Choose Your music or musicians
I take great pleasure in creating ceremonies of all kinds out of the experiences and stories that people have the confidence to share with me.
I take pains to reflect the personalities, hopes and aspirations of those who bestow upon me the privilege of creating memorable life changing ceremonies for them, not least their commitment in marriage.
We’ll discuss plans for the ceremony in more depth and you will have the opportunity to find out more about me and what I can do for you. Should you already have children (a very important factor), we can talk about how they too can be involved in the ceremony.
Call me now to have an initial discussion to see how i can help you.
•Your venue may not have a Civil Licence in place, and therefore the registrars cannot attend to perform the service there.
•If the venue does hold a licence then using a Registrar is a viable choice, but be aware of their limitations. They cannot deviate from the given script and there are restrictions on wording, music and content. They are also unable to perform a ceremony in a location 'without a fixed roof', so if you were planning to say your vows in the great outdoors, they cannot do this for you.
•A registrar will simply offer you a choice of pre-set scripts, and fill in the spaces with your names. There is very little contact before the ceremony and they must keep to the scripts without adding any personal details or embellishments. It's all a bit 'cold' really.
•They are booked in using time slots and you may feel rushed. Choosing Simply Ceremonies means that I devote the whole day to you and never book more than one ceremony a day, so my time is yours.
•You won't meet the Registrar who's on duty on the day of your wedding until the day itself unless you pay extra. I will work closely with the couple for months in advance, getting to know you, so that your ceremony is as unique as you are. We will communicate many times via email, phone and face to face, working together to create a bespoke ceremony that's meaningful, personal and individual.
•With Simply Ceremonies you can have your wedding ceremony anywhere you like. Bear in mind that you will need to do the legal bit first, anytime in the 2 weeks before the wedding. Visit the Register Office in casual clothes, with 2 witnesses (sworn to secrecy of course!), and say the Contractual and Declaratory words in order to obtain your licence. This is only to register your marriage legally and is not the ceremony itself. This then allows you have your ceremony in a place of your choosing, and as I will conduct a service that includes your special vows, and the exchange of rings, then it looks like the 'real thing'. In fact, unless you choose to tell them, your guests will be none the wiser.
• Anything goes - within the realms of being legal and decent of course! - I can include religious or spiritual elements along with modern day poetry hymns or music.
The wonderful thing about being a qualified member of the FOIC
is that I am totally independent of any Church, Religious or Humanist organisation.
All of my ceremonies are bespoke for those who wish to have a unique, heartfelt and personal ceremony which will reflect the uniqueness of the event and life/lives to be celebrated.
The services I offer are:-
Weddings - Traditional or Modern, or somewhere in between, just the way you want. Indoors, outdoors, your choice, with as much or as little input with help, ideas and guidance as you need.
Baby Naming Ceremonies. - An alternative to a Christening. Gather friends and family together to celebrate a new person that has arrived into the world. Appoint guardians or mentors (who may be friends or family) who will be there for your child as he or she grows up.
Hand Fastings - “An ancient, Celtic Ceremony, tailoring to your wishes and reflecting your love and respect for each other ”
A Wedding Celebrant can make your Wedding unique and personal to you and your Beloved, so please call me now as I cover the whole of Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, including the rest of Central England.
So please call me now for further details and availability on the numbers below.
You are about to plan one of the most memorable days of your lives. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion which cannot be recaptured so it is crucial you get it just right. There is so much to organise that sometimes we lose sight of the most important element and the very essence of the wedding day celebration – the ceremony itself. Your ceremony should be as beautiful as all those special touches you have planned for your wedding day.
Some couples know exactly what kind of ceremony they would like – romantic, formal, traditional – others feel unsure and would like a bit of guidance. Every love story is unique and your wedding day should capture everything that is unique about you as a couple. Finding the perfect words is an essential part of creating the perfect ceremony. I can help you find those words and put together a bespoke ceremony which has real meaning to you as a couple. I can also inspire and support you if you choose to write your own.
Choosing a celebrant gives you the freedom to be creative and allows you to celebrate your special day in your own unique way – hold a ceremony on a beach or in your own garden - the choice is yours.There is literally no limit to this except your own creativity and imagination.
I love meeting new people and feel privileged when they share their love story with me and I am able to transform that story into their own unique ceremony. You will find me to be warm, approachable and friendly and once booked I offer you commitment and attention to detail. I want every ceremony I deliver to be the best it can be and your day to be one you will never forget. Whether you want something traditional or something new I can work with you to ensure that your ceremony is just as you imagined.
When I meet a couple for the first time it is on a no obligation basis. I believe it is important that you choose the right celebrant so this is an opportunity for you to decide
if I am the right one for you.
The Fellowship of Independent Celebrants Ltd (FOIC)
•FOIC Celebrants are fully trained in Celebration Ceremonies
•Many FOIC Celebrants are trained in the Celtic tradition of Handfasting
I am based in Northamptonshire but as long as I am available distance is not a barrier. I am happy to conduct services in the UK and abroad. Let me capture those moments of your life on your terms and in a location of your choice.
Getting married is one of the biggest changes in life you can make. And it’s not something you plan on ever doing again! You're marrying for the rest of your life and that’s what makes your wedding such a significant event. You want your wedding or civil partnership ceremony to be as special and individual as you are. My role is to make sure that happen.
As a professional celebrant I can create a unique event which includes whatever religion or spiritual content you require - or none at all. I can work with you to write an individual, bespoke ceremony tailored totally for you to celebrate your relationship and your love.
We can meet as soon as you set the date so that I can get to know you and your desires for the day as well as your beliefs and values. The journey of marriage begins with the planning of your wedding.
Each wedding ceremony script is written from scratch, with elements, ideas and symbolism that has meaning for you. You may want to include something special such as a hand-fasting, lighting a unity candle or jumping the broom. As I am independent, I am free to include religious prayer, hymns or any other symbolic aspects that are important in your life. The script will develop over time and is not finalised until you are totally happy.
You can use traditional vows or write your own. You can also pick your own words for when you exchange rings and choose your own readings, poems and music. The whole structure and content of your wedding will be designed around the two of you to create a ceremony that perfectly fits you as a couple.
To be legally married in England and Wales, you still have to complete the basic legal requirements of marriage in front of a Registrar at a suitably licensed venue. This legal Marriage Registration part of the wedding usually takes place separately, probably a few days before the wedding day. This is just like registering a birth followed by a christening. Once the necessary legalities are completed, a wedding celebration can be held anywhere - you’re not tied to licensed venues - and at any time.
There are many beautiful wedding venues from stately homes or grand hotels to simple guest houses and family homes. You can use any venue (whether it has a civil licence or not) for a celebrant-led wedding. You may prefer to hold your wedding out of doors; in private garden, a meadow or woodland. Weddings can be hosted in marquees, yurts and tepees - the perfect solution for a relaxed atmosphere.
I am happy to fit in with whatever style of wedding you envisage – whether this is in a stone circle, under an oak tree, or in the grand surroundings of a stately home – all my ceremonies are unique and meaningful. I am very happy to create wedding ceremonies or civil partnerships for same sex couples.
I am happy to include a short handfasting as part of your ceremony or to use the full Celtic ceremony.
Let me help you to find the right words at the right time - written or spoken.
Ruth at Way With Words is a trained Independent Celebrant who can work alongside you to mark life's significant occasions with a celebration or ceremony that is both
memorable and meaningful.
Ruth at Way With Words offers a bespoke service according to your own
individual needs and wishes
Renewal of vows
and more ...
Why not have a personal and warm Wedding Discourse that is all about you, your spouse and your background like how you met, humorous stories and other details you would like to mention.
If you live in the Central Midlands area like Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, then give me a call for an initial discussion and have a warm and sincere talk for your Wedding in the East Midlands area.
Whether you want something traditional or something just that little bit different; something religious, non-religious or a little bit of both, then we can work together to make it happen when and where you want.
Ruth can also help you to write and / or deliver your own talks, tributes, euolgies, readings and speeches - formal or informal.
Nowadays, a wedding is not the strictly traditional affair it used to be.
Couples now have a choice of saying “I do” at any licensed venue, at any time of day, and on any day of the week. The only part of this day that remains inflexible is the ceremony itself – ironically, the most meaningfully important part of the day.
In England, Scotland and Wales you must be legally married first at the registry office, and then you are free to design the wedding ceremony of your dreams.
Using Celebrant Regency Ministries allows you all the flexibility you wish for (even if you want to get married in a shark tank, like one couple that I’ve heard of…)
You can have your wedding wherever you choose, at any time, and it’ll be entirely up to you how the whole occasion flows and reflects your personal beliefs and lifestyle. You can choose your own vows, readings, poems, music, decor and anything else you fancy, without restriction.
Perhaps you don’t want to get married in church but still want the wedding of your dreams, let Celebrant Regency Ministries help your wedding dreams come true.
Hand fasting, jumping the broom, drinking from a loving cup, lighting candles. All these can be different elements of a service that unites a couple in matrimony. Whether you invite 50 guests or 500 guests your special day can be celebrated just the way you like.
Allow me to make this occasion truly a Life’s Moment Made Remarkable.
When you are getting married and you want a truly personal and bespoke Wedding talk that will concentrate on exactly what you and your partner really want saying, then look no further as I can do just that.
Hi, my name is Mandy and I live in Belbroughton not far from Stourbridge in the West Midlands so I am conveniently placed to travel to your Wedding destination and give you a truly wonderful talk and service that you and your wedding guests will remember for a long time to come.
I can offer an initial discussion and arrange to visit you to have an informal chat and to let you get to know me a little more than can be done on the telephone one.
A wedding Celebrant is far more personal and relaxing than the typical wedding service that you have probably heard before, so let’s get started live me a call or drop me an email to find out more and to secure your date.
It doesn’t matter how big your dreams or how small your budget, I’ll help deliver the perfect ceremony for the beautiful couple.
By choosing a Civil Celebrant to conduct your ceremony you have the freedom of choice in deciding upon the location, helping you turn your romantic dream into reality. There are countless options; from a country house, to a favourite pub, a local park, a beach or even your parents’ back garden.
I’ll visit and work closely with you and your partner to discuss your ideas and dreams to create a unique and personal ceremony. Whether you want a completely non-religious ceremony or want to include a few religious elements, I’ll make your day a special one to remember.
You can choose your own location, inside or out, and decide when you want the ceremony to take place. You are free to choose your own vows, readings, music, poetry, theme and guest participation, in fact anything you desire to make your day perfect.
In England and Wales however you must be legally married first, which can be achieved by having a basic ten minute ceremony in your local Register Office and only requires the two of you and a couple of witnesses to attend. Once the formalities have been completed you are free to enjoy the ceremony of your dreams. Read more here.
Why Choose a Celebrant?
You can have complete freedom to choose when and where you hold your ceremony. Perhaps you’d always pictured getting married on a hillside or in luscious green woodlands? Or maybe you fancy tying the knot on a beautiful beach or private estate? With so many stunning locations to choose from, either unlicensed or licensed, you have no limits on where to hold your ceremony.
A celebrant will build your ceremony around you and your love story without a template or standard script. You may choose to add a symbolic or religious element to your ceremony. You may just be looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. Your bespoke ceremony will be created with great care to make sure it reflects your style and taste.
Hello, at Fox Celebrants we believe that your wedding ceremony should be meaningful, and therefore should be written with you to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Often, with so much to arrange such as venue, the dress, flowers (the list goes on!), the whole point of the day, the ceremony can be somewhat brushed over. Our fully trained and insured Celebrant, Alison Fox is more than happy to support you through the whole process. She will guide you through the wealth of choices available to you for your special day.
Although we are based in Coventry, like you, we are not restricted to location. You can have your wedding or vow renewal pretty much anywhere! Celebrant ceremonies do not have to take place in a Licensed venue, although of course they can. You could also have your ceremony in your own home; in a meadow; on a beach; in a forrest; abroad, at any time of the day- as the sun rises on a new day, or even under the stars!
We are passionate about the service that we provide. It is for this reason that we do not ‘do’ hard-sell, or ‘cut and paste ceremonies’- every ceremony is unique, and is written from scratch. We can provide you with a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, with formality and fun. We are delighted to offer beautifully personalised LGBT weddings, as well as commitment ceremonies.
For more information, please contact us via email, text or phone us now.
Tailor made wedding ceremonies Staffordshire - Cheshire - Derbyshire - West Midlands
I am an experienced Wedding Celebrant who specialises in creating and conducting beautiful tailor made wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies for couples who want a personal and unique experience. I offer expert help and creative ideas to ensure that your ceremony is truly memorable. I am based in Staffordshire but also work in Cheshire, Derbyshire, and the West Midlands.
Your ceremony.... Your special day
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and the ceremony is the heart of the celebration. The moment when everyone gets to hear you make the vows that will bind you together forever. The words you exchange will be some of the most important of your life.
If you would like your ceremony to be completely different from any you have attended before I can design a ceremony especially for you. Just as you are a unique couple, your ceremony will be unique. Tailored to suit you and to express the emotions – moving, romantic and sincere (perhaps with a touch of humour) – that capture the essence of your relationship.
Choosing to have a professional wedding celebrant to create and lead your ceremony can make the whole experience more enjoyable and rewarding for you and your guests.
Say “ I DO” to a unique wedding ceremony
Why use a celebrant?
You can have a ceremony which is as special and out of the ordinary as everything else you have planned. Whether you want a traditional ceremony which is personal to you or something which is more quirky we will work together to make it come true.
We start by understanding what you want before creating a ceremony which is relevant and in a style of your choice. Perhaps you would like to include an ancient tradition such as Hand-fasting, Unity Candles or a Sand Ceremony.
Many couples come from mixed cultures and wish to include important cultural or religious elements in their ceremony.
Couples who have been married before often want a new experience the second time round and, if they have children, may want them to be acknowledged and included in the ceremony.
On the day, I will co-ordinate the various elements that you’ve chosen to include in your ceremony, liaise with relevant parties and check logistics.
You can be married at your family home, in a beautiful garden or at sunset...... You don’t need to use a registered location.
You can be confident that all the details of the ceremony are in safe hands - allowing you, your family and friends to relax and enjoy that ‘Once in a Lifetime moment’
However, you must have a separate legal/civil registration. The modern way is to complete a simple registry office signing with two witnesses but save the exchange of rings and vows for your ‘wedding day’. Why let the paperwork prevent you having the wedding of your dreams
What Couples Say....
“The ceremony was really beautiful. You made it exactly as we wanted it. Everything was perfect and we loved the hand-tying as the promise. Thanks again for everything. We are so happy.” E & M
"The day was superb, thank you for all you did in ensuring the ceremony was as special as it was. Everyone talked about how brilliant your ceremony was. Best wishes, Y & M
“I have never been to a humanist ceremony before and am so impressed with how personal it was. It was all about the couple and reflected them perfectly. It was lovely that it was so relaxed but meaningful. – I really loved it.”... P – (Guest)
“Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony you wrote and conducted for us. We loved the hand-fasting and being able to involve the members of our family – it meant a lot to us. We had a wonderful day. Once again many thanks.” A & K
“I really loved the ceremony you did for mum - it was so relaxed and personal. The words you wrote were beautiful and so appropriate for them. I can truly say that it is the nicest wedding I have ever been to.” J
I love talking weddings – If you want to talk about yours, do get in touch.....
Call or e-mail me and we can arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss your plans.