Celebrating Your Wedding During Covid-19

These unique services are offered in the light of weddings and commitment ceremonies being cancelled due to the global Covid-19 crisis.

I want to encourage those who are experiencing the jarring loss of their planned wedding celebrations, to not let the date of your cancelled wedding pass by, but to take it as an opportunity to create something beautiful and meaningful, that will give you joy and hope for the weeks and months ahead.

Hands bound with a handfasting cord made from hessian and crocheted ivy leaves
© Chris Seddon Photography
1. Consultation on creating your own Handfasting or commitment ceremony

Let’s chat for an hour (on the phone or via Skype, Zoom etc) about how you might mark your intention to wed your beloved. Your wedding day be happening later than you’d planned, but taking the time to mark this intention can help keep your focus on your bright future.

I’ll share the experience and inspiration I’ve mustered over a decade’s worth of ceremonies, putting it to task to make your dream a reality. Whether you want something private between you and your beloved or a Handfasting you can air live via Zoom, engaging with a Celebrant on the hows and whats will save you time, energy and open up a world of new ideas and possibilities!

Each chat is followed up by a personalised, PDF of notes summarising the ideas and practicalities we discuss.

A list beeswax candle is standing on a tree branch, with a striped bird feather beind and a small bunch of white flowers aside it; a tree altar made by Keli Tomlin
© Althea de Carteret
2. DIY ceremonies

We’ll chat in detail about the kind of ceremony you desire; whether a private moment for you and your beloved, or a celebration that you’ll be inviting family and friends to attend (virtually or in person).

This could be the time to say your vows and make your promises (almost) as planned or it might be a ceremony acknowledging your love and intention to stay true to your dream wedding in the future.

Using the information from this call, and my years of experience and skills, I’ll write a ceremony that meets your unique specifications. This will arrive via email a week before the day of your ceremony, as a PDF, containing full instructions and a list of any items you might need.

After the date I will send you a ‘to keep’ copy via PDF or you can choose to purchase a printed copy, with personalised cover.

A Bride and Groom have their hands tied as part of a handfasting ritual. They are smiling at their guests. The Celebrant Keli Tomlin stands behind them smiling, her arms spread to present them to the guests.
© Jof
3. Virtual Ceremonies from Me to You

If you just can’t wait for the current restrictions to end then a virtual ceremony is one way to invite all the guests you want and still say your ‘I Do!’s.

We’ll chat about the kind of virtual ceremony you are imagining (private or with virtual guests) and how I can best support you as your virtual Celebrant.

I will create a bespoke ceremony, filled with the unique spirit of a Wild Wedding, that can be condicted via Zoom. After confirming you are happy with the ceremony, I will send over a list of things you need to have or prepare, on the day.

After the date, I will send you a ‘to keep’ copy via PDF or you can choose to purchase a printed copy, with personalised cover.

A pink paper heart hangs from a cut off branch with woodland behind it. Decoration from a medieval outdoor wedding at Ruthin Castle by Keli Tomlin Ceremonies

If there are any other ways you think I might be able to help, in my capacity as a Celebrant during this time, then please do get in touch and lets chat. It is my honour and joy to be of service.

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