ABOUT ME

heidi-ramskillI partner with bridal couples to design the wedding ceremony they’ve always dreamed of.

No templates, but creative ceremonies that are unique and customised, vibrant and meaningful from start to finish.

My clients love working with me because I am with you in every step of the creation, design, planning and realisation process.

I am your X factor celebrant, I have the passion and a natural style, ceremonial skills, a sense of humour, a sense of the dramatic pause, a gift in creative writing ripe for speaking, and an extensive knowledge of what to suggest to couples about readings, poetry, music, choreography, ritual and symbolism.

The key to VividCelebrancy’s success is personal relationships through professional celebration of the rites of passage for life and love.

I would be more than happy to provide to you and your fiancé with the personal service that you are after when organizing your special day, no matter when or where (dependant on availability).

Below are some brief introductory notes about my service offering which I hope that you will find helpful and should provide you with some answers to your initial questions.

THE CONSULTATION

Or maybe we can chat via Skype to find out what your initial thoughts and ideas are.

During our initial meeting…

I will:

  • Discover from you both how your special love story came to be, so be prepared to think about of all the moments you want to share with me!
  • Find out what type of ceremony you have in mind i.e. what your personal style is e.g. Traditional, Contemporary, Religious, Non-denominational, Secular/Spiritual, Interfaith, Cultural or Pop culture elements .
  • Look at a typical Ceremony Outline, explain all the legal (and fun) elements that are required and that can be included and see how your theme(s) if you have them can be woven into your ceremony.
  • Discuss and provide initial advice on incorporating Ceremony Enhancements/rituals, and
  • Assist with suggestions as to the music, readings, poetry selection(s) etc for the ceremony because these are essential ingredients in creating the atmosphere you envision for your special day.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the process for applying through The Department of Internal Affairs  – Birth, Deaths and Marriages for the Notice of Intention to Marry FORM BDM60.

WORKING TOGETHER

  • It will take a lot of inspiration, creativity, planning and coordination from all those involved.
  • I will provide you with some talking points (questions) for you to complete so that you can use your answers to create your own vows or I can provide examples for you to work from, or for me to create your vows for you both.
  • When you are ready, send me your actual photos or ideas of flowers, dresses, suits, invitations, anything and everything that has to do with your day!    This is how I maintain my relationship with you throughout the process and a way for me to ensure that everything I provide works with your vision.  Have you considered creating your own wedding website to share with family and friends and your Celebrant?

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Regular contact and collaboration – I will email you often (my preferred method), keeping us in the loop, sharing ideas, etc.!)  This is how I get to really create something very special just for you!
  • An ORIGINAL ceremony script and vows with UNLIMITED rewrites and provide you drafts until you are 100% satisfied.
  • If required and I encourage you to have, a coordinated FORMAL REHEARSAL for the ceremony, where we go through the essential parts of the ceremony thoroughly and spend additional time on whichever areas you’d like until you and your bridal party are comfortable.
  • Coordination with the Vendors you hire e.g. I provide instructions/a run sheet for the DJ, Musicians, MC etc.
  • Travel and attendance on the day of the ceremony, I get there way before you and you are the ONLY wedding I book that day, arriving at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If any last minute emergencies or conditions arise, I am NOT afraid to help out and will take on troubleshooting responsibilities – whatever it takes.
  • A copy of the Particulars of Marriage for your records and the knowledge that the marriage has been is solemnised and mailing of your legal paperwork, using Fast post or Courier, with tracking. Your legal document requires care and will be sent to the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages within the required timeframe (within 10 days).

CEREMONY RITUALS / ENHANCEMENTS

Be sure to ask me for more details on any of the special ceremony enhancements and rituals possible below, because they can all be adapted to suit your preferences – the list is endless and we are only limited by our collective creative imaginations. If you are stuck for ideas please explore VividCelebrancy Boards on Pinterest – a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas.

Some examples are: Love Letters/Time Capsule/Hand Fasting/Family Mementos/Beer, Wine, Spirits Sharing or Blending/Communal Blessing of the Rings/Unity Candle/Sand, Stone, Salt, Water Ceremony/The Arras or Coin Ceremony/Rose or Flower Ceremony/Unity Bowl/ Warming of the Rings/Tree Planting etc.

 

KEEP CALM AND BOOK ME NOW!

When you choose me to be your Celebrant, I will spend considerable time helping you plan and ultimately create this significant ceremony, a truly special, unique and a one-of-a-kind, memorable ceremony.

If you have an idea, or a date and location in mind now, I would love to chat with you about it.

Call, email or use the contact form to get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you to arrange a meeting in the not to distance future!

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