Celebrant West Midlands

Weddings and Partnership Celebrant

“Marriage is a lifelong commitment to continue to build a loving partnership, to keep the freshness, the fun and excitement alive alongside the tasks that every-day living, and family life can bring.

It’s expressing your feelings openly and honestly; and holding an acceptance and respect of each other through whatever may come…”

I love taking weddings and family celebrations – they’re so full of excitement, often filled with smiles and sometimes, tears too. They are always uplifting and so very personal which makes them so special.

Working together we can create your own personal Civil Wedding or Partnership Ceremony – unique to you both.

My West Midlands Wedding and Partnership Celebrant services currently cover the following areas, but are not limited to:

Birmingham and Surrounding areas; Bilston, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham, Coseley, Cradley, Dudley, Gloucester, Hagley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Kingswinford, Lichfield, Madley, Malvern, Quarry Bank, Redditch, Ross-on-Wye, Rowley Regis, Sedgley, Stafford, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Telford, Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, West Bromwich, West Midlands, Worcester, Wolverhampton and Wombourne.

Celebrant West Midlands

Special Ceremonies

Together, we’ll create your ceremony; it could a simple straight forward traditional ceremony or it could be full of wonderful ideas – here are some:

Readings – an opportunity for others to read in your ceremony

Remembrance Candle – for those that can’t be with us on the day

Handfasting – tied in love

Unity Candle – light by yourself and those family and friends important to you

Wine & Letter Box – an anniversary bottle of wine with a love letter to yourselves

Wishing Tree – for guests to write their love and support and hang on the tree

Your story – what brought your lives together? What are your hopes and dreams?

Ring Warming – filling your Rings with love, hopes and dreams

Rose Ceremony – exchanging the first gift of a rose

Sand Ceremony – blending the sand as you blend your lives together

Register – signing the Register together

Jumping the Broomstick! – just that, into your new energy – your new life!

Civil Celebrant West Midlands

Weddings and Partnerships

I’ll help you to have a special – memorable day. It’s your day, so have it your way… I’ve conducted Weddings and Partnership ceremonies in hotels, lakeside, front rooms, fields, tepees, gardens, orchards, social clubs, and snooker rooms! I’m more than happy to be flexible and your only limitation is your imagination.

I believe in listening to you and giving you the option to choose what you want, whatever kind of Wedding or Partnership ceremony you want, whether is it a traditional one or one that is more uniquely creative. Working together we can create your own personal civil wedding or partnership ceremony – unique to you both.

“Love is the great unifier — our one universal truth. That no matter who we are, where we’ve come from, what we believe, we know this one thing: love is what we’re doing right.

We’ve all loved in our lifetimes, and in this moment, we’re reminded that the ability to love is the very best part of our humanity. Today marks a new beginning…”

Celebrant West Midlands

Ceremony Legalities

For civil weddings / partnerships to be recognised in Law, a short service at the local Registry Office is required and takes place in front of 2 witnesses and a Registrar. This is a legal requirement in both France and Germany before you can get married in a church or approved premises. The legal part of a Civil Wedding / Partnership is made up of 3 basic steps:

Declaratory Words – “ I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I ………. may not be joined in matrimony * to ………”.

Contracting Vows – “I call upon these persons here present, to witness that I ………. do take thee ………. to be my lawful wedded husband / wife*”.

Signing of the Marriage Register – * wording may vary slightly for a Civil Partnership

The rest of the service Exchanging of Vows; Exchanging of Rings; Music; Readings; other ceremonies are all purely ceremonial and can be performed at ANY location.

You may wish to do this before the service or on the same day. For this you will need to obtain a Notice of Marriage (the intention to marry) for which you must make an appointment. There is a waiting period of 16 days before you may hold the Register service which must also be booked.

Contact Details

To get in touch, please telephone or email using the details below. I am available most days until late.

Alternatively you can send a message by using this contact form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jan Holden Celebrant
8 Hagley Road
West Midlands

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