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Photo © Hilary Wardhaugh Photography The words you speak on your wedding day will form the bedrock of your marriage for the rest of your lives.

The words of the poet, Rabindranath Tagore, are testimony to the power of words to move the human soul:

"I seem to have loved you
In numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever...
Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past,
In the end, you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time...
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell –
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever."

- Rabindranath Tagore

His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was "I do"

- Carrie's Poem, from "Sex and the City"

Whilst choosing the day, time, style, venue and all the countless other decisions a wedding day demands, is very important, the focal point of the day will undoubtedly be, the personal and meaningful words you choose to speak in ceremony.

I love being a civil celebrant, and am passionate about providing a high standard of professionalism in my work. I maintain extensive texts, beautiful collections of prose and poetry, and a wide range of traditional, contemporary and alternative styles to assist you in making your ceremony one that is deeply meaningful and inspiring - a truly memorable "Day of Choice".

If you would like to know more, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.