About us

We are sisters, best friends and partners. As professionally trained celebrants we are able to create and deliver a variety of personalised ceremonies for all of life’s occasions – specialising in weddings and funerals.

Aly Jones writes and delivers wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and naming ceremonies. She will meet with you to discuss your wishes and create a ceremony that is personal to you as a couple. A wedding is often the biggest celebration you will have, and Aly can help you to make sure your ceremony is perfect for you. A celebrant led ceremony gives you complete freedom of content. It also allows you to hold your celebration wherever you choose!

Please note, your marriage will have to be made legal. This can be done with a quick, statutory marriage at the registry office beforehand, leaving the vows and celebrations till the day of your ceremony.

Deena Partington writes and delivers funeral ceremonies. She will meet with you to arrange your loved one’s funeral ceremony, making it personal, special and unique. Working closely with you, the ceremony will capture the essence of your loved one’s life and reflect their values and beliefs.

All ceremonies can be completely non-religious or contain some religious or spiritual content – according to your wishes. Every ceremony is highly personalised and your input is what actually makes each one unique.

For more information about our services, please contact Aly or Deena on 07789 403773

Ceremonies

Weddings

Aly Jones writes and delivers wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and naming ceremonies. She will meet with you to discuss your wishes and create a ceremony that is personal to you as a couple. A wedding is often the biggest celebration you will have, and Aly can help you to make sure your ceremony is perfect for you.

Celebrants

We are professionally trained celebrants, able to create and deliver a variety of personalised ceremonies for all of life’s occasions.

Contact us to enquire about any occasion.

Funerals

Deena Partington writes and delivers funeral ceremonies. She will meet with you to arrange your loved one’s funeral ceremony, making it personal, special and unique. Working closely with you, the ceremony will capture the essence of your loved one’s life and reflect their values and beliefs.

Ceremonies

These days, many people are choosing to have a Direct Cremation – maybe because they don’t want the formality of the funeral service,or indeed the cost. It may still be fitting to have some sort of celebration of life to mark the passing of a loved one. Some people can find it difficult to begin the grieving process without this.Times are changing – celebrations of life do not need to be sombre, formal occasions. As a celebrant, I can guide your celebration, by reading tributes from family and friends in a more relaxed setting. This could be your house, garden or your loved one's local pub or favourite place. What better celebration could there be than getting together to sing your loved one’s favourite songs, or whilst raising a toast in the garden around a firepit? Get in touch for more information. 

Aly is qualified to officiate at or lead a wedding ceremony. As soon as you have set the date for your wedding and contacted us, she will come and see you both, or meet you for a coffee, to have a chat about where your wedding will take place and what kind of day you have in mind.

A celebrant led wedding allows you to have the music and readings you want and even to write your own vows and promises, if you wish. This is a personal choice, and if it’s not your choice, then Aly can help you write them or write them for you. Aly will explain all this at the first meeting and also find out your wishes. The ceremony can be as formal or informal as you like. The choice of content and style is completely yours, and so is the location.

Nearer the time, Aly will meet with you again to discuss the ceremony in more detail.This is when you will begin to give Aly your choices and wishes for music, poems and readings, if you haven’t already done so. You may have family or friends who would like to read during the ceremony, or if you have children you might like to involve them in some way. This can all be discussed at this second meeting.

Aly will then go away and begin to put your ceremony together and write it. She will include all the ideas you have given her until she has come up with a draft. She will then send this to you, or meet with you again, so that you can read through it and make sure it is exactly the way you both want it.

 Nearer the big day,or maybe the day before when you are putting last minute touches at the venue, Aly will meet you there to go through everything with you - such as where you will stand and where you would like any bridesmaids, or groomsmen to stand. She will make sure that the necessary equipment is there to play the music, if the venue do not provide this. She will put you at ease about all the ‘logistics’.

On the big day Aly,sometimes assisted by Deena, will be there to calm your nerves and support you throughout the ceremony. She will make sure that everything goes smoothly, and above all she will help you both to really enjoy your ceremony as much as you should,and as much as you deserve to. The beauty of being a celebrant is that we get to share your happiness……….

 

 

 

 

Some of you may not be familiar with a naming ceremony.  It is an opportunity for parents to promise to be the very best parents that they can be, and to pledge themselves to the upbringing of their child in a series of promises. It is a lovely occasion to hold with family and friends, they are also involved in the ceremony, promising to help and support the parents. Again,the content of the ceremony and the venue, is completely your choice. We have a beautiful range of readings and poems to include in your ceremony if needed. Feel free to get in touch to find out more….

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