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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

For Life's Journey - Civil Wedding & Couples Celebrant | based in Macclesfield
  • A DAY AS UNIQUE AS THE COUPLE

    No two couples will experience love the same, just as no two couples will want the same wedding ceremony. Your wedding ceremony can be whatever you want it to be…

  • HAVE IT ABSOLUTELY YOUR WAY!

    Your wedding ceremony can include any wording, any content, at any venue at any time of day. That makes it something quite special! You are only limited by your imagination…

  • WORKING WITH A CELEBRANT

    Means you can include the elements of celebration you wish to use. Your ceremony is written and delivered uniquely for you and there are no restrictions on content and you will not be bound by any format.

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

Willing to travel worldwide

Most ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies | However You Want Them

We are based in Cheshire East, but can travel anywhere you might need us to deliver your perfect wedding or civil partnership ceremony

It is one of the most important days of your life. You deserve a wedding or civil partnership ceremony that reflects you, your love, and what you believe in. You are making public your love and commitment to the person you hold dearest in the world, exchanging solemn and heartfelt vows. Your wedding ceremony needs to feel personal for you and your partner, reflecting your wishes and personalities as a couple.

 

Yet couples often find that they are restricted to using registered venues, and a ceremony they have little control over. Minister and Registrar led marriage ceremonies have to adhere to the law, and they have very little flexibility in allowing a couple the freedom to say what they want, declare their love in whatever way they wish, to symbolise their union through cultural or spiritual rituals or symbolic gestures, or have their special day at an outside location or in the evening etc…

 

That’s where we step in. A celebrant-led wedding or civil partnership ceremony is totally tailored to you, your partner, and your wishes.

Why Use an Independent Celebrant?

By using an Independent Celebrant, you really can get married wherever you like, in a beautiful ceremony that is a true reflection of you.

You plan every aspect of your wedding day, but sadly the ceremony is one area where couples have little control. For lots of people neither a church or a registrar wedding feel quite right for them. Registrars conduct several ceremonies a day, and can only work in licensed venues. Using a celebrant means that you really can have your wedding in the location of your choice, and the freedom to create something personal.

 

A celebrant-led ceremony is completely tailored to you, whereas a registrar has a limited selection of scripts, and cannot make any religious references. Maybe you want to include special readings, songs, poems or a performance. Maybe you want to find a way to incorporate a symbolic ritual. Or maybe you just can’t imagine getting married without your dog by your side. With a celebrant, there really is no limit to what you can do in your ceremony.

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Ceremonies for
Couples

Reaffirm your love together

An ancient tradition

Commitment without marriage

How can we help you?

To find your own feet

An Independent Wedding Celebrant is unrestricted by religious or civil formalities, having been trained to a high professional standard of excellence in creating and conducting wedding ceremonies. As your Wedding Celebrant For Life’s Journey/Tuirenn Hurstfield can make your special day extremely beautiful and eternally memorable. We will work closely with you before the day to ensure that your personal wishes and dreams are realised, then we will officiate on the day so that you can relax and enjoy the wedding ceremony of your dreams!

Is a Celebrant-Led Wedding Legally Binding?

Any Wedding Ceremony led by a celebrant on its own is not legally recognised by UK law. Only a faith-leader or a Registrar’s Office can enter you into the marriage register – but, their ceremonies are not necessarily what you are looking for.

Instead, you would be required to officially register your marriage (the legal document) at the Registrar’s Office the day (or week) before – which can be done really low-key.

 

ONLY the declaratory words and the contracting words have to be said in a Registrar’s Office in order for your marriage to be legally recognised, and for a marriage certificate to be issued. You do not need a full ceremony to be legally wed – although you should note that the Registrar’s Office will refer to the declarations as a ceremony). It is also really inexpensive – only £50 in Macclesfield, and could be cheaper near you.

 

This will provide you with your marriage certificate which then means…

 

You can have your FULL ceremony WHEREVER you want, and surrounded by the people you want, with you saying the precise words you want. A wedding ceremony done in this way means there are literally NO RESTRICTIONS.

 

It will truly be yours: unique, special and filled to the brim with what makes your relationship so magical.

So, Our Wedding Ceremony Can Still Be The Way We Want It?

The Wedding Ceremony does not replace your legal formalities but is the perfect solution to some of the following:

  • You want your wedding ceremony outside, perhaps at the beach or in a marquee.
  • You want your ceremony in a venue that isn’t licensed for marriages or civil partnership.
  • You want to get married abroad but also want to share your wedding celebration with family and friends when you return with a Wedding Officiant present.
  • You want religious or cultural content which aren’t allowed at the Registry Office or in a place of worship.
  • You want to include spiritual, religious or symbolic elements with a special meaning to you.
  • You want to accommodate for more guests that can be accommodated for at licensed venue.
  • You want to declare your love and bonds of marriage in a truly unique ceremony.
For Life’s Journey and Tuirenn Hurstfield will participate as much or as little as you choose in composing and conducting the whole wedding ceremony, creating the best atmosphere and memory-making experience for you and your guests. We are at your service and will ensure that things run smoothly on the day. You may like to incorporate some of the following, depending on the package you choose – all of which we can help you with.

  • Personally written wedding vows…
  • Poems, either sourced or personally written…
  • Beautiful, creative symbolic unity rituals, such as handfasting, flower ceremonies, unity candles, sand rituals and more…
  • Favourite pieces of music, either recorded or performed live…
  • Your own personal creative ideas – the possibilities are endless!

How Do We Book You?

First you need to consider which of the three Wedding Ceremony packages you’d like to book us for before you get in touch. There are more details on these below.

 

What Happens Next?

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. If it’s part of the package you’ve chosen, Tuirenn can also work with you and/or your partner on writing vows, and help out any family or friends who you would like to do a reading.

 

A couple of months before your date we’ll send you a script for the ceremony. Unlike with a registrar, you get 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. It’s a chance for everyone to feel prepared for the big 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.

Ceremonies For All

For Life’s Journey is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and it is our privilege to provide ceremonies for same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as for heterosexual partnerships.

 

Ceremonies For All

For Life’s Journey is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and it is our privilege to provide ceremonies for same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as for heterosexual partnerships.

 

How Do We Book You?

First you need to consider which of the three Wedding Ceremony packages you’d like to book us for before you get in touch. There are more details on these below.

 

What Happens Next?

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. If it’s part of the package you’ve chosen, Tuirenn can also work with you and/or your partner on writing vows, and help out any family or friends who you would like to do a reading.

 

A couple of months before your date we’ll send you a script for the ceremony. Unlike with a registrar, you get 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. It’s a chance for everyone to feel prepared for the big 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.

Wedding Ceremony Packages & Fees

 

Standard Wedding Package

A handcrafted personal Wedding Ceremony and its officiation on the day
£600
50% Deposit on Booking

Preparation & Creating Your Ceremony

  • Initial, no obligation, meeting with you to share your wedding ideas.
  • Full consultation with you both to discuss your wedding ceremony wishes.
  • Support, expertise and planning documents to help you select readings, plan your ceremony space and ideas for ‘extras’ you might want to build in.
  • Fun tasks for you both to complete to help us tailor your ceremony.
  • Our work ‘behind the scenes’ with any family and friends you’d like us to contact to help us personalise your script.
  • Option to include up to ONE
    symbolic ritual *
  • Up to FOUR revisions of your script until you are happy.
  • A vow writing workshop if you would like to write your own vows from scratch.
  • A discount on the fees for Vow Writing & Speech Writing Services.
  • A ceremony rehearsal.

On the Day

  • Full coordination with your venue, photographer, and musicians.
  • Bridal party briefing – making sure your best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen are happy and know what to do.
  • Supplied copies of all readings and your vows.
  • Briefing your readers so they know exactly what will happen.
  • Our undivided attention until the reception – the reassurance that you are in safe hands.
  • A beautifully delivered ceremony that is all about you two.
  • Organisation of your exit – confetti, drinks and group photos if required.

At Your Reception

  • Acting as Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster on your behalf.
    A saving of £300+ in Toastmaster Fees.
  • Ensuring any selected traditional rituals of the reception are upheld.

After the Wedding

  • A beautifully presented presentation script.
  • A digital copy of the ceremony script for your family.
  • An anniversary reminder of your wedding vows

Get in touch

Premium Wedding Package

A beautiful unique Wedding Ceremony, officiation on the day and Master of Ceremonies for the reception
£950
50% Deposit on Booking

Preparation & Creating Your Ceremony

  • Initial, no obligation, meeting with you to share your wedding ideas.
  • Full consultation with you both to discuss your wedding ceremony wishes.
  • Support, expertise and planning documents to help you select readings, plan your ceremony space and ideas for ‘extras’ you might want to build in.
  • Fun tasks for you both to complete to help us tailor your ceremony (with special treats along the way).
  • Our work ‘behind the scenes’ with any family and friends you’d like us to contact to help us personalise your script.
  • Option to include up to TWO
    symbolic rituals *
  • Unlimited revisions of your script until you are completely happy.
  • A vow writing workshop if you would like to write your own vows from scratch.
  • A 20% discount on the fees for Vow Writing & Speech Writing Services.
  • A ceremony rehearsal.

On the Day

  • Full coordination with your venue, photographer, and musicians.
  • Bridal party briefing – making sure your best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen are happy and know what to do.
  • Supplied copies of all readings and your vows.
  • Briefing your readers so they know exactly what will happen.
  • Our undivided attention throughout the day – the reassurance that you are in safe hands.
  • A beautifully delivered ceremony that is all about you two.
  • Organisation of your exit – confetti, drinks and group photos if required.

At Your Reception

  • Acting as Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster on your behalf.
    A saving of £300+ in Toastmaster Fees.
  • Ensuring any selected traditional rituals of the reception are upheld.

After the Wedding

  • A beautifully presented presentation script and wedding gift.
  • A digital copy of the ceremony script for your family.
  • An anniversary reminder of your wedding vows

Get in Touch

Deluxe Wedding Package

A tailor-made personal Wedding Ceremony and its officiation on the day
£750
50% Deposit on Booking

Preparation & Creating Your Ceremony

  • Initial, no obligation, meeting with you to share your wedding ideas.
  • Full consultation with you both to discuss your wedding ceremony wishes.
  • Support, expertise and planning documents to help you select readings, plan your ceremony space and ideas for ‘extras’ you might want to build in.
  • Fun tasks for you both to complete to help us tailor your ceremony.
  • Our work ‘behind the scenes’ with any family and friends you’d like us to contact to help us personalise your script.
  • Option to include up to TWO
    symbolic rituals *
  • Up to SIX revisions of your script until you are happy.
  • A vow writing workshop if you would like to write your own vows from scratch.
  • A 10% discount on the fees for Vow Writing & Speech Writing Services.
  • A ceremony rehearsal.

On the Day

  • Full coordination with your venue, photographer, and musicians.
  • Bridal party briefing – making sure your best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen are happy and know what to do.
  • Supplied copies of all readings and your vows.
  • Briefing your readers so they know exactly what will happen.
  • Our undivided attention until the reception – the reassurance that you are in safe hands.
  • A beautifully delivered ceremony that is all about you two.
  • Organisation of your exit – confetti, drinks and group photos if required.

At Your Reception

  • Acting as Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster on your behalf.
    A saving of £300+ in Toastmaster Fees.
  • Ensuring any selected traditional rituals of the reception are upheld.

After the Wedding

  • A beautifully presented presentation script and wedding gift.
  • A digital copy of the ceremony script for your family.
  • An anniversary reminder of your wedding vows

Get in Touch

* Please note: certain symbolic elements may incur additional costs of up to £75 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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Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

But willing to travel worldwide.

Most of our ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

Let’s Connect

|||

Ceremonies for
Couples

Reaffirm your love together

An ancient tradition

Commitment without marriage

How can we help you?

To find your own feet

Celebrancy FAQs

All you need to know about working with a celebrant…

Always Choose Qualified

Check that your celebrant is FULLY qualified to ensure the best service!

The Perfect Ceremony

Memorable ceremonies are created through sharing what makes you “you”…

Celebrancy FAQs

All you need to know about working with a celebrant…

Always Choose Qualified

Check that your celebrant is FULLY qualified to ensure the best service!

The Perfect Ceremony

Memorable ceremonies are created through sharing what makes you “you”…