Debra - Thank you so much for being our vow renewal celebrant and for the care taken to enable us to get our ceremony just right for us. You obviously put a lot of thought into the ceremony in order to tell the story of our life together. We were thrilled with the results. Bob and Cath
The Heaves Hotel, Levens, Kendal
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Vow Renewal

Your Vow Renewal Ceremony will be designed with you, for you, expressing your life, your love and your hopes for the future.

You choose the words, readings and music so that your ceremony reflects your individuality and uniqueness as a couple.

Your Vow Renewal Ceremony can be an intimate occasion with a small number of family and friends or part of a large celebration. It can be as formal or informal as you would like.

You can hold your Vow Renewal Ceremony where you wish. It can be an indoor or outdoor location of your choice: at a hotel or a village hall, in your home or garden, or at a special beauty spot. It is up to you!

What is a Vow Renewal?

A Vow Renewal Ceremony is appropriate for any married couple wishing to renew their wedding vows in a personal and unique ceremony. There are many different reasons why couples choose to celebrate their marriage…

Special times…

Many couples decide that they would like to renew their vows as part of a special wedding anniversary. It is a special way of acknowledging the time you have had together and your continued commitment to each other for the future.

If you have been married abroad, a Vow Renewal Ceremony can also provide a perfect opportunity for you to share a celebration here at home with your family and friends.

Difficult times…

If you have been through a difficult time, such as dealing with illness, renewing your wedding vows can be particularly meaningful. It can help you to look to the future and celebrate the good things that you share as well as being a means of reconciliation.

A Different time…

Perhaps, for some reason, you did not originally celebrate your marriage in the way you would have liked. A Vow Renewal Ceremony gives you another chance to celebrate your marriage and life together. Also, if you have been married for some time you may decide that you are now in a more realistic position to declare personal commitments to each other.

Your ceremony…

There is no set format that you have to follow and I will spend time getting to know you so that I can write a personal ceremony which reflects what is important to you in celebrating your marriage.

For most couples, re-exchanging vows and rings is a key part of the ceremony. I encourage couples to write their own wedding vows as it gives you the opportunity to say how you feel and make promises that are personal to you. However, I do have a selection of commitments that you can choose from and I can also help you write your own vows.

You can make your ceremony especially memorable by involving children, grandchildren and friends, or guests who were at your wedding.

Personalising your ceremony…

You can personalise your wedding ceremony by including poems, readings and music. Other ideas include: signing a certificate or special picture, lighting a unity candle, making a wish tree or fingerprint tree.

As part of my service I will share with you a resource file, which includes a huge collection of poems and readings, ideas for personalising your ceremony, sample scripts and commitments, and notes for writing your own vows.

A ceremony with a difference…

If your dream is to hold a ceremony outdoors surrounded by beautiful countryside then I can make your wish come true. As well as being a qualified celebrant I hold a Summer Mountain Leadership Award and have experience of leading groups on the local fells.

I have conducted ceremonies in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings which have included many local hotels as well as family homes and gardens.

My fees…

The fee that that I charge for a ceremony is between £250 and £450 with any mileage charged on top. I will provide you with an accurate quote once I have further details of your ceremony and ask you to pay a deposit of £100 to secure your date. The balance is then due a month before your ceremony.  My fee reflects my experience and the time I will put into creating and delivering a personal ceremony which enables you to celebrate your marriage in the way that you wish.

What couples have said…

“… Debra – Thank you very much for your time, care and attention in the preparation and delivery of our wonderful Vow Renewal Ceremony. We shall treasure the memories of the day forever. ” Paul & Emma

“… The whole service, and not just on the day, was done with genuine warmth and sincerity. You were an inspirational person to meet, and everything about you, the day and the whole experience was wonderful.” Mike & Heather

I look forward to working with you