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❤️ CAN A CELEBRANT PERFORM LEGAL MARRIAGES? ❤️ With many engaged couples dreaming of a unique outdoor wedding, celebrants across Dorset and the rest of the UK have seen a rise in enchanting forest, costal and countryside weddings.
Independent celebrants, including our award-winning founder, Ellie Brooks, are often invited to create magical ceremonies full of individual meaning, free of the restrictions of process, place and time.
As current laws in the UK dictate – your marriage needs to be registered by an appropriate church representative or a registrar. Many couples who choose a celebrant-led service get their legal marriage certificate signed on a separate day, either before or after the wedding service, at their local registration office. This is a very economical option, usually costing less than £150. This frees them from any restrictions on their special day.
When getting married in a licensed venue, including some hotels, country houses and villas (it’s always best to check with the individual venue), some people choose to have a celebrant-led ceremony, with the registrar present so that they can sign their paperwork at the appropriate moment but still have the bespoke ceremony they desire.
These legal proceedings may only take place in venues that have a marriage license – which usually means the venue must have a permanent structure with a roof.
Contact us today to discover how personal and unique your wedding ceremony could be.
Below Ellie Brooks is pictured at the @ancient_technology_centre in Cranborne, Dorset. The recommended suppliers for this venue are:
- Wedding and event coordination: @southcoast_weddings
- Celebrant and ceremony planning / handfasting specialist: Ellie Brooks of @wildflower_ceremonies
- Photography and videography: @dlphotographyuk
- Flowers: @tillysflowers
- Bridal gowns: @bridalreloveddorchester
- Cake artist: @cake_by_sadie_smith
- Makeup: @amazing_facedorset
- Hair: @sapphirestyling
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