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You have become mine forever.

Yes,  we have become partners

I have become yours


More and more people are deciding that the traditional way for marrying is not for them. The religious ceremony in a church, or the simplistic effect of a registry office does not, for one reason or another, offer what a couple has dreamed of.

A celebrant-led wedding, commitment, civil partnership ceremony is glorious as:


  • the venue can be anywhere: stately home, leafy glade, back garden, boat, beach, overseas etc;

  • no matter what, your own beliefs (or non at all) can be celebrated;

  • all diversity is welcomed;

  • weddings can be themed;

  • there can be as much family and friends' participation (and pets!)  as you like;

  • the wedding group can sit, stand, form a circle -  anything; 

  • anyone can speak with poems, songs, readings; every word spoken will be meaningful;

  • any music can play, at any time, during the service;

  • photographers, children, dogs and doves - the more the merrier;

  • traditions and rituals of unity candles, sand-pouring, hand-fasting, ring-warming can be participated in, and

  • most importantly - you get to say the vows that are meaningful to you both. No one is going to tell you what you have to repeat because of tradition. These will be special words of love and commitment, some of which only your partner will understand (all of which will have your audience shed a little tear no doubt). The real truth laid out, and one that you choose to share with family and friends, in your own way.


How awesome is that? 

religious marriage can have  drawbacks because:


  • it must be held at a religious venue;

  • it cannot  be held outdoors;

  • it has no real audience participation;

  • it must have religious content;

  • no same-sex marriages can take place;

  • it is restrictive regarding: readings, poems, timing, photography...even confetti, and

  • it can become a conveyor belt when there are multiple weddings at the weekend.


A registry office marriage only can have drawbacks because:


  • it can be characterless and bland;

  • it is a short ceremony;

  • sometimes there is limited space for family to attend;

  • there is no religious content (unless wanted);

  • there is no participation for the audience;

  • it can be held in an approved building only, and

  • there will be other couples queuing up,  waiting for you to complete.

Please book as soon as possible; no date is too early

Now taking 2023/24 bookings 






 C e l e b r a n t

Pamela Sydney-Bussey

Member of the UK Society of Celebrants

and The County Celebrants   01529 461354


Pam embraces diversity of all kinds

Pam supports diversity and equality of all kinds


Your Independent, fully qualified celebrant for the East Midlands

   T:   01529 461354

   M:  074 69216050




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