ALL YOUR WEDDING AND CEREMONY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

For Weddings In The USA
  • Your US wedding will be legally recognised in the UK.
  • A Marriage License is issued by the State of Florida, California or any of the other states available to us.
  • Barny will attend the Courthouse (in USA) with you both to obtain the legal permissions for your wedding to take place.
  • You need to arrive 3 days’ before your planned wedding.
Weddings in England and Wales

Celebrants cannot legally officiate at a wedding. (watch this space!) Generally, legal Marriage Registration takes place separately, perhaps a few days before the Wedding Day itself, at this point I suggest you do not exchange rings!! I like to think of it as registering the birth of a child, or perhaps signing the legal deeds to your first house. Once the short but necessary legalities are completed then it’s time to party! The Wedding Celebration may be held anywhere and at any time. Your celebration will have such a sense of occasion, that for you and your guests, this will be the moment when your marriage becomes a reality.

MY SERVICES

Your Wedding Ceremony

My Services Include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting either over the phone or in person if living within an hour of my home, to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.
  • During this meeting we’ll discuss the process of writing your ceremony and the legal requirements for your marriage.
  • Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, and pay a non refundable deposit of 25% to secure my services.
  • Access to my resources (poems and verse, sample vows, ritual ideas and music suggestions.
  • A second meeting, whereupon we will discuss the first draft of your uniquely crafted tailor-made ceremony. Shortly after the second meeting.
  • I will email you the first draft of your ceremony.  We can meet again to discuss or correspond as often as you like via email or telephone. The choice is yours.
  • Complimentry Rehearsal the evening before or early on the day of your ceremony with the bridal party.
  • Officiating at your wedding ceremony on the day.
  • Stationary, postage and printing costs.
  • Reassurance that everything from liaising with the musicians to your best man and photographer will be taken care of on the day.
  • Optional  Handfasting, Sand or Unity Candle ceremony.
  • A professionally printed commemorative  wedding certificate, in a presentation envelope.
  • A  presentation  copy of your individual wedding ceremony script.
  • Use of a professional quality PA system.
  • Travel to your wedding location within mainland UK.
  • I will dress appropriately to ensure that I complement the bridal party and reflect your dress code.

 

Handfastings

My Services Include:

  • Correspondence as often as is required via email or telephone with Bride and Groom.
  • A beautifully crafted, personalised Ceremony, including a traditional Celtic Hand Fasting.
  • Preparation of the sacred space in advance of the ceremony.
  •  Handfasting Cord or Ribbon (in your choice of colours and yours to keep.)
  • A Celtic Loving Cup for the toast following your vows.
  • Decorated Besom (broomstick) – for ‘jumping the broom’.

Please note: I will dress appropriately to ensure that I complement the bridal party, for handfasting l usually dress in a full length green velvet hooded cloak, with cream satin lining and full length cassock in cream.

From £495.00 (please see individual pages for more detailed information)

Baby Naming Ceremony
  • A unique ceremony written specifically for you.
  • A beautiful bound book with a copy of your individual ceremony.
  • Personalised Naming day certificate.
  • All meetings, email and phone contact.
  • Travel included, within an hour of my home.

From £350.00

Wedding Ceremony USA

My services include:

  • A Bespoke ceremony, tailor-made exclusively for you.
  • Have your ceremony at your honeymoon destination.
  • Our wedding packages are versatile and include but are not limited to outdoor ceremonies – i.e. beach ceremonies and countryside ceremonies as well as a variety of US destinations including Hawaii.
  • Marriage License issued by the State of Florida or California,or any of the other states available to us and recognised as a legal marriage in UK.
  • Barny will attend the Courthouse (in USA) with you both to obtain the Legal permissions for your wedding to take place.
  • You need to arrive 3 days’ before your planned wedding.
  • You may require additional services such as venue styling and a venue and location search. This (and far more) can be arranged.
  • A truly bespoke package for a discerning couple.
  • All the options will be discussed with you. Fees will be discussed during our initial consultation.
  • Optional UK Blessing ceremony (on your return) for family & friends unable to travel to USA with you.
Vow Renewal

My services include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting either over the phone or in person if living within an hour of my home, to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.
  • Correspondence as often as is required via email or telephone.
  • A beautifully crafted, personalised Ceremony.
  • A professionally printed commemorative wedding certificate, in a presentation envelope.
  • A copy of the script presented on beautiful paper.

£495.00 ( evenings and weekdays )

Vow renewals on peak weekend dates are subject to an increased fee as these are normally reserved for weddings.

OTHER

How far in advance should I enquire with you?

I tend to book 12-15 months in advance.  That said, please contact me at any stage of your planning (via my enquiry form) and I’d be happy to confirm my availability.

Once your booking is confirmed, the balance should be received no later than one month prior to your wedding date.

How many wedding ceremonies do you perform a day?

When officiating at your wedding you have my undivided attention as I only undertake one wedding service a day.

Would you marry me?

How very flattering… but I am already a happily married man!!!

However I would be delighted and honoured to be your celebrant and officiate on your special wedding day. Please contact me and I’d be happy to confirm my availability.

Do you conduct international ceremonies?

Yes! I’m happy to travel anywhere. Just fill out my enquiry form and I’ll let you know how I’m placed. Please note that for International ceremonies travel and accommodation are not included in my fee.

Where can the ceremony be held?

The truth is just about anywhere that means something special to you. (although you will need the land owners permission).

Extra

Travel / Tolls / Parking Fees for Ceremonies held further than an hour of KT18 postcode.

If overnight accommodation is required for far away venues , apart from The Wedding Package, this can be discussed.

Any ‘props’ for the mini ceremonies such as Sand Ceremony or Wine or Paint Ceremony can be either bought by yourselves or I am willing to source the ‘props’ and be compensated upon delivery of receipt.

Feel Free to Contact Me!
barnyharrison@me.com   |   07775 971 772    |   or go to our contact form

 

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