You want a “Wedding of Your Dreams”. You want your wedding to be MEMORABLE, UNIQUE and JOYFUL! Don't settle for a standardised service - you can have a Wedding Ceremony tailored EXACTLY to your requirements. I will help you do this! Chris Foote-Wood
Weddings and Civil Partnerships * You want a PLACE OF BEAUTY for your Wedding Ceremony. You don’t have to be restricted only to approved venues! * You want SOMETHING DIFFERENT from the traditional, mass-produced wedding, where the same words for every couple are simply read from a book! * You want a MEMORABLE CEREMONY that expresses your love and commitment to each other in a totally unique, personalised and meaningful way!
In 1994 UK law was changed to allow licensed venues other than registry offices to be used for civil marriage ceremonies. However, this type of Marriage or Civil Partnership Service can often be uninspiring and lack the pomp and flair that many couple rightly feel their relationship deserves. What is not so commonly known or understood is that ONLY the *Declaratory Words and the **Contracting words have to be said in a Registry Office or licensed venue, in order for your marriage to be recognised in law and for a marriage certificate to be issued. *Declaratory Words "I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (your name) may not be joined in matrimony to (partner’s name)". **Contracting Words "I call up these persons here present to witness that I (your name) do take thee (partner’s name) to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)". These words are the only legal requirements for marriage, as well as formally identifying yourselves to the registrar and signing the marriage/civil partnership register in front of two independent witnesses and a registrar.
THE ANSWER: use a professional, INDEPENDENT WEDDING CELEBRANT like me to plan and officiate at your Wedding Ceremony which can take place anywhere you wish. Only the “legal bit” (as above) MUST be done by a registrar on authorised premises, but that can be done at any time and even on a different day to your Wedding Ceremony which can also be held at a different location if that is what you wish.