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Bridegroom, Groomsman and Ushers

Bridegroom, Groomsman and Ushers

There are the obvious duties of the Bridegrooms party such as organizing the stag and the speeches, but what are the duties on the wedding day?  Specifically, what are the duties at the ceremony?The BEST MAN  Firstly – it’s to get the groom there!  Soberly for...

Outside wedding

Outside wedding

With outside weddings opening up, it’s not just ‘whimsical weddings’ that can be outside.   Whilst I love a bit of fairy dust, lanterns and flower crowns  (I always feel left out and want a flower crown myself when taking a wedding :-0)  … you can also weave in lace...

Death by Sat Nav!

Death by Sat Nav!

I mean  - seriously!  Its actually something that is appearing on death certificates!   More so in the States than in Britain  - but the UK have some equally alarming records of deaths.  I know I have made ‘light’ of it in my opening line, but I actually had to STOP...

A good place to die

A good place to die

It has been Dying Matters week this week in the UK and the focus this year was on ‘A good place to die’.   Over the week I have talked about our line of duty and what drives us. I have done my Wednesday night live discussing how death is getting divorced from the...

Ceremony Design

Ceremony Design

It’s a ‘100% Yes you can’ when you choose an independent celebrant.   Why would you just step into the unknown as you hit the heart of the big day? Getting married is a legally binding contract and if you feel you need to do the paper work whilst dressed in your...

Naming Ceremonies, your Questions Answered

Naming Ceremonies, your Questions Answered

What is a Naming Ceremony? It’s a rite of passage. Typically, a Naming Ceremony is for infants.  For us to officially welcome them in the world and to formally introduce them into the circle of family and friends with Guiding adults, balloons and cake is always a good...

What do we Mean When we Say ‘Funeral’?

What do we Mean When we Say ‘Funeral’?

People didn’t tend to talk about funeral much. Then Covid -19 hit, and we all HAD to talk about it, but once the headlines hit about the restrictions and how awful it was going to be, even less people wanted to talk about it.  So here I go! Covid or not - let us talk...

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