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How exciting a wedding to plan for! I love to help couples ensure your wedding ceremony is bespoke to you and reflects your personalities.
I love my job, and it would be a pleasure to work closely with you to develop what you would like to evolve for your special occasion.
Carol Cranfield is a newly qualified wedding celebrant, who can lead your bespoke ceremony fulfilling your requirements ensuring a truly personalised service. Carol adds, "I believe love is all around and I'm passionate about telling your precious stories. The thought of a couple in love and wanting to tell all their friends and family, puts a spring in my step and further love in my heart, and definitely wants to make me dance!" I'd love to work with you preparing for your special day. We can talk a bout whether you want sophistication or fun, or a relaxed or interactive ceremony, the world's your oyster and you can let your imaginations flow."... read more
Posted: 12 October 2021
Celebrant Carol Cranfield, based in Braintree, Essex has heard the question all too often: what is a celebrant? For all those couple tying the knot in Essex, who are looking to host their wedding somewhere different to the norm then you will certainly need the services of a celebrant. Here's Carol gives you a handy guide, for all you need to know.... read more
Posted: 30 September 2021
We've been catching up with Essex wedding professionals to find out what it's been like to run their business during the pandemic. Clive of Special Moments Celebrant has been supporting his couples through postponements, cancellations and reorganising. "There have been many tears as the stress of this prolonged uncertainty has taken its toll," Clive says. "My role is to ensure that plans are adapted so that the couple can still look forward to celebrating their love in a way that reflects them."... read more
Posted: 6 May 2021
At An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Clive Burgess of Special Moments Celebrant answers your question and gives advice on sequel weddings. "We aren't sure how to plan for our wedding because of the pandemic. My friend suggested a sequel wedding, but what exactly does this mean?" Read on for Clive's answer...... read more
Posted: 1 April 2021
Here at An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding day - whatever the restrictions in place. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, independent family celebrant Shelley Bell answers your question and gives advice on intimate micro-weddings. "How can a celebrant help make our micro-wedding more special for the few guests that can attend?" Read on for the answer...... read more
Posted: 11 February 2021
Here at An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding day. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Amanda Wheal of Amanda's Beautiful Ceremonies answers your question and gives advice on outdoor weddings."Currently, celebrant-led ceremonies are not legal. However, they offer the most freedom of choice in terms of ceremony content and location." Read on for more...... read more
Posted: 2 February 2021
Although getting married outside in many places isn't legally recognised, you can still have your dream wedding in the great outdoors with a celebrant-led ceremony. We talk to Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies to find out how.... read more
Posted: 4 August 2020
Six couples are taking their case to the High Court on 7-8 July to take a landmark challenge over the legal recognition of humanist marriages; their case is being supported by humanist celebrants. Siân Jackson a celebrant, based in Neath, Wales commented, "Humanist ceremonies bring meaning, personality and depth to a non-religious ceremony in a way which is just not possible within the construct of a civil ceremony. Why shouldn't non-religious couples have the right to celebrate their union in a way that is significant to them, as religious couples do?"... read more
Posted: 8 July 2020
We asked lovely Essex-based independent celebrant Shelley Bell for her top wedding planning tips and what you should think about before booking your wedding ceremony.... read more
Posted: 28 April 2020
We asked Essex wedding celebrant Shelley Bell for her suggestions on what to include in your ceremony... read more
Posted: 29 October 2019