There are so many reasons why couples might choose to renew their wedding vows through a Vow Renewal Ceremony. For some it may be a way to mark a special anniversary. Others may simply want to celebrate their continuing love. It may even be to achieve healing after a difficult time.
Whatever the reason, renewing wedding vows is a beautiful (and completely personal) way for a couple to celebrate their love for one other. It could be an intimate occasion, perhaps just the couple themselves present. Alternatively it may be a much grander event, offering an opportunity for a couple to celebrate their love with family and friends.
Renewing your vows can be a profoundly significant milestone in a couple’s life’s journey together. It can be created as a full wedding ceremony re-enactment or simply a small, private re- commitment wedding ceremony. As with a wedding, the choice is yours and we can assist with or fully create and conduct your perfect wedding ceremony.
One of the most lovely aspects of Vow Renewal Ceremonies is that the couple have usually already shared a journey, perhaps over many years. Such events provide a great opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for what has gone before, as well as renewing and refreshing promises for the future.
By using an Independent Celebrant, you really can renew your vows wherever you like, in a beautiful ceremony that is a true reflection of you both as a couple.
By creating a unique ceremony incorporating elements from your relationship that are special to you both, For Life’s Journey and Tuirenn Hurstfield will help ensure your renewal of vows ceremony is a truly joyous occasion in which you share your special day with friends and family.
As this ceremony is purely symbolic there are no legalities or paperwork involved: you can hold it wherever you like and include whatever readings, poems, hymns, music or rituals that you find meaningful.
First you need to check the details of the Vow Renewal Ceremony before decide if you’d like to book us for before you get in touch. There are more details on these opposite.
When you first meet Tuirenn, you’ll just spend some time getting to know each other so he can find out more about you, your relationship, and your wishes for your ceremony. Some couples have lots of ideas, and some aren’t quite sure what they want yet, that’s totally fine – we’ve got plenty of time to create something amazing.
Once you’ve confirmed the booking, Tuirenn will get started on writing your ceremony straight away. With his experience he can make suggestions, and together you’ll create something that feels right for you. This will possibly include discussing reading options with family and friends you have chosen to take part.
As soon as possible before your date we’ll send you a script for the ceremony. You will have lots of input and your feedback is welcome. We’ll work together as much as you like until you’re 100% happy with the result.
If possible we will meet before the event, ideally at the venue, and conduct a rehearsal. Tuirenn will make sure you’re happy with the choreography of your ceremony; entrances, exits, who stands where, and how to get the most from your photographer if you’re using one. It’s a chance for everyone to feel prepared for your special day!
On the day Tuirenn will conduct your ceremony as planned, delivering a beautiful and memorable service for you and your family and friends. Afterwards you’ll get a gorgeous certificate and a beautifully bound copy of the ceremony script to commemorate your day.
* Please note: certain symbolic elements may incur additional costs of up to £50 if you wish to use props you would like to keep. This is especially so for the sapling unity ritual and the sand unity ritual. Should the symbolic ritual gesture(s) you choose possibly incur these costs, we will discuss at the point of your decision.
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