Congratulations on reaching a milestone in your relationship!
Whether you are celebrating 1 year, 5 years, 10 years or 50 years together, re-affirming your feelings for one another is a wonderful way to acknowldege all that you have achieved.
Celebrating an anniversary
Having a ceremony to mark a special anniversary means you can reaffirm your feelings for one another in front of all of your nearest and dearest. You can retain elements of your original wedding day, and even embrace new ideas that reflect who you are now and indeed your current lifestyles.
We can write about your journey together, and tell your unique story. It is wonderful to be able to map out all of the things that you have achieved, all of the things you have seen and experienced together, and to really set the scene for your guests. Whether they have known you for years, or are newer acquaintances (like in-laws perhaps), it is nice for everyone to enjoy the tales from life's greatest adventure!
We can help you to incorporate elements of your theme into the ceremony (wood, silver, pearl, gold etc), and we have lots of ideas of ways to involve family and friends so that they feel a part of your special celebrations too.
Celebrating an important phase of your lives
You may not have a big milestone anniversary looming, in fact, you may just want to say to the world "we still love each other!" and gather all of your loved ones around you for a celebration.
You may also be, or have been, battling an illness, or be in a situation where you have overcome a bump in the road along your journey together. Celebrating in this way is a wonderful way to confirm your dedication and commitment to one another, and to allow everyone in your lives to join in wishing you well for the future.
What format should it take?
Lots of our couples like this to mimic the format of a wedding with a ceremony followed by a meal and a party later, but it really can run just as you would like it to. For example, you may prefer to have a celebration followed by an afternoon tea with lawn games, or what about an early evening ceremony followed by a drinks reception.
However and whenever you choose to hold it, we can guide you through the format and together we can create a celebration completely unique to you.
During the ceremony, you can re-exchange vows or share new ones, guests could come up to do readings and you can include the re-dedication of rings. It can be as formal or informal as you like and we will make sure you are relaxed and ready to enjoy all of the special moments on the day.
I always think it is nice to involve family or friends where you can, especially if they were involved in your original wedding day. You can even involve your offspring and new friends, or in-laws and recent acquaintances as well. We will work with you to ensure everyone feels a part of your special ceremony.
How do we start to plan this kind of celebration?
Once you have chosen your venue or setting, just drop us a line and we can hold your date and start chatting about your plans and ideas.
We begin with a consultation and then once you have reviewed all of the details that we send you afterwards, a deposit secures your date and the writing of your personal script begins!
We then work together to create your very own ceremony that is completely unique to you.