Same Sex Weddings
Legal marriage ceremonies for same sex couples in England and Wales came into force on March 29th 2014 and what a great day that was! I am proud to say I helped three lovely couples make history that day and I look forward to helping many more.
For those of you who have already been through a legal Civil Partnership in England and Wales you will need to apply for a “conversion” to marriage through the register office of your choice. Unfortunately you cannot marry without doing this first. Conversions will come into effect on the 10th December 2014 and will be free for anyone who has already been through a civil partnership in this country prior to March 29th 2014.
Again, if you can’t wait for these changes come to me for a symbolic ceremony now! If you go down the conversion route you will not be required to have another (legal) ceremony if you have already one, but you will want to have one with your enthustiastic, friendly celebrant instead won’t you?!
The changes to the law are a little confusing to the uninitiated so, if need help understanding how the changes affect you or would like a little lesson on the difference between civil partnership and marriage that is all part of my service. As an experienced registrar I am fully conversant on marriage and civil partnership law and can advise you correctly in the first instance. So do get in touch, I would love to be a part of your celebrations.
Whether you want a small, intimate celebration or a full-on party for hundreds, I can help you ensure your ceremony is crafted to suit you and your partner. Prior to joining the world of celebrancy, I gained extensive experience and confidence working at a very busy London register office where I have conducted ceremonies of all shapes and sizes and I believe that experience will benefit my customers. I have bags of enthusiasm, and believe passionately in putting my clients’ needs first.
First, I’ll come to see you so we can get to know each other a little better. Then, if you agree I’m the right person for the job, we’ll get to work on writing a ceremony that reflects your personality and beliefs. Remember, we are not restricted in any way, the ceremony can include whatever you wish. Once we have the ceremony just right we can then move on to a rehearsal nearer the big day. I will also liaise with your other suppliers to ensure everyone is coordinated and working together to ensure that your day runs perfectly.