“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." I am a HUGE advocator of personalised weddings, especially with the use of poetry and words, so image my delight to discover One Life Ceremonies, a family business run by mother and daughter Maria and Laurra Nalty, based in Yorkshire. Bespoken Dreams invited Maria and Laurra to guest blog and share with you their wonderful world of weddings and words!
"We do something that most people have never heard of... we write and conduct personal wedding (http://onelifeceremonies.co.uk/wedding-ceremony) , gay commitment (http://onelifeceremonies.co.uk/gay-commitment) and wedding vow renewal (http://onelifeceremonies.co.uk/wedding-vow-renewal) ceremonies.
Quite often when a couple get married or renew their wedding vows they use a standard script as set by the vicar or registrar, these tend to be fairly impersonal as they don’t have much room to make it your own. We offer a service which allows you to have the ceremony of your dreams by designing it around you as a couple and what you want. That means that your ceremony can include the words, vows, readings and music that you want – not that you have to have or that everybody else has!
We essentially start with a blank canvas and will work with you to find out exactly what you want as well as offering you ideas and inspiration along the way. Holding a One Life Wedding Ceremony is a perfect alternative to a civil wedding led by a registrar or a church wedding because it means that you can choose exactly what you want it to include and it can be as traditional or unconventional as you want.
One thing that truly sets us apart is that you can hold your wedding outside or in an unusual venue, it doesn’t have to be licensed for marriage, (the marriage legalities must held separately by a Registrar).
We offer two different wedding packages and have just launched a wedding vow writing service (http://onelifeceremonies.co.uk/wedding-vow-writing-service) as well, a great option if you’ve decided to include your own vows in your wedding but can’t put what you want to say into writing! This service is perfect for any couple even if you’re having a church service or one led by a Registrar; it’s a great way to make your ceremony that little bit more personal!"
For more information about our personal wedding ceremonies or wedding vow writing service please visit our website or contact us for more details:
(0113) 868 0072
Photography by Olivia Brabbs http://www.oliviabrabbs.co.uk/