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My wife-to-be and I are looking for a bespoke ceremony that reflects us but we're not sure what options are available. What would you recommend?
Shelley says: Being engaged is an exciting time, but it can also be really daunting. Like you, lots of my couples are looking to get away from what's become the norm.
American poet, Maya Angelou once said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is something I hold at the core of everything I do. I love my job as a celebrant and I'm lucky that I get to work with some really fantastic venues and suppliers, all of whom want you to have the wedding day you've always imagined.
I like to spend time getting to know couples over a cup of coffee or two, so we work out what is important to you for your ceremony. Together, we can build a plan and I can even direct you to professionals who have looked after my previous clients with everything from tables and chairs to gin bars and tight rope walkers.
If you want to get married dressed as hedgehogs or have your ceremony on the Hogwarts Express, I say, bring it on! If you're looking to have your ceremony with just the two of you on a secluded beach with your dogs as ring bearers, that's ok too. For me, it's all about making your big day into your best day and I'm always honoured to be able to help any couple achieve that.
If you want to involve friends and family members, pets, hymns, prayers or excerpts from your favourite songs, it can be made a reality – if it's really important to you that aunty Marjorie is there to play a violin solo during the evening, then let's work together with the venue on a twilight ceremony. The options really are endless.
For more information, visit www.shelleybell.co.uk
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