If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love,
then everything went perfectly



If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love,
then everything went perfectly



Presently for a marriage to be legally recognised in England & Wales, a registration of marriage must take place first. The legal part of a wedding consists of 3 steps....

Declaratory Words
....I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I.... may not be joined in matrimony to....

Contracting Words
....I call upon these persons here present to witness that I.... do take thee.... to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/partner

The Signing of the Marriage Register
If you are marrying in a licensed Venue this can be conducted by the Registrar before your Bespoke Ceremony, do however consider the cost implications of this. You may prefer to visit your local Registry Office with two witnesses on a different day. This service can be very short and basic and is quite inexpensive at approx £75 (ask to use the signing room). You do not have to involve the exchange of rings if you don’t want to. Once you have done the legal part you can let the fun begin!

You may have already had a Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Marriage/Civil Parnership or destination Wedding and require a separate Wedding Blessing, no problem. You may want to formalise your relationship without becoming legally married and opt for a Commitment Ceremony which will leave no-one in any doubt of your dedication to each other. Whatever your requirement the Ceremony that I write and conduct for you is your big celebration before family and friends that can be seen as your Wedding Day. We can maintain as many of the traditional elements that you wish and incorporate lots of personal elements ensuring a warm and engaging Ceremony having your special day your way. The only thing holding us back is your imagination!

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A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is the perfect way for you to re-affirm your love and commitment to one another. Maybe you are approaching a special and significant anniversary or want to celebrate coming through a tough time? Perhaps you didn’t have the dream wedding that you always wanted or you simply loved your Wedding Day so much that you want to relive it again letting everyone know that you are still madly in love! Don't limit yourself to only one Wedding Ceremony!

Whatever the reason the Ceremony will be a personal and unique celebration incorporating your story along with a little humour if at all possible witnessed by family and friends. The heart of the Ceremony is where you re-affirm your vows to one another; you can choose to rededicate your rings, give each other new rings, acknowledge the joy of children or grandchildren and affirm the strength of your vows. This is a wonderfully meaningful ceremony that will be remembered with joy by everyone.

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I like to find out all about you the parents, your family and obviously your newest addition. By asking lots of questions I will get a good idea of what you would like for the Ceremony. If you don’t know what you want please don’t panic my service includes giving you lots of ideas gained from conducting lots of beautiful naming Ceremonies. We can chat about involving family members, children, Grand parents and nominating God Parents/Guide Parents. There are lots of things we can incorporate to ensure a bespoke naming Ceremony is delivered on the day.


I will write a Ceremony about the two of you giving you guidance on what will happen and when. I can send sample readings or poems from my extensive library if required. There are no restrictions on re-writing the draft. I won't be upset me if there is something you don’t like in the draft, just let me know and I will take it out or rewrite it until we get it 100% right.


I will make contact with your venue to check timings, running order of the day etc. I always try to visit venues whenever possible if I haven’t been there before so I can familiarise myself ahead of the day. I like to know which photographers, videographers, musicians or any other suppliers involved during the Ceremony you may be using so I can introduce them at relevant points.


We will have regular email or telephone communication whilst confirming the final order and draft. The final draft must be confirmed no later than one week before your Ceremony. I will then prepare paperwork for the day to include (if required) copies of any readings, vows or poems


I will arrive in plenty of time on the day – I will let you know the exact time in the week leading up to your wedding. I will be dressed appropriately to your venue surroundings (subtle colours only!) I will come and have a quick chat to both of you when I get there either separately or together just to put your minds at rest and gently remind you of the running order. I am there to guide you so please don’t think you have to remember everything! I will ensure everything is set up and ready and have a quick chat with any guests involved in the Ceremony


During the Ceremony I will present your little one with a beautiful handmade gift. You will be presented with a keepsake presentation folder holding a copy of the Ceremony.


2018 £300
2019 £325
2020 £350

Price based on a 30 minute ceremony

These prices are inclusive of return travel of 40 mikes from my home in White Colne. Any additional mileage will be charged on a per mile basis which will be confirmed in my initial quote

“Nichola was excellent throughout our whole wedding experience. At the start, she took the time to meet us and get to know about our background and how our story began. She took away the whole mess of details we excitedly blurted out to her, and put together a very thoughtful and individual service.

She invited thoughts and feedback on her work, and gave us a number of great suggestions for the day.

On the wedding day itself, Nichola was there at the start to ease Robin's nerves and was a calm and confident guide throughout the process.

We really benefited from her experience of the venue and of the other people involved, and it all went far more smoothly than we expected!!  She delivered the ceremony itself beautifully and we can't thank her enough! It was a truly great day and we would recommend Nichola to anyone”

Robin & Jules
Hedingham Castle

“Nichola, the ceremony was perfect. Just what we wanted, personal, relaxed and funny and it was so important and lovely to us both to see a friendly face at the end of the aisle.

We've had so many nice comments from our guests all saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony.

We really and truly can't thank you enough”

Mike & Catherine
Houchins Wedding Venue

“We cannot recommend Nichola highly enough! Nichola organised the naming ceremony of our twins, Rosie and Oliver (7 years old) She combined professionalism, with a personal and caring approach to deliver a genuinely bespoke ceremony which will live in our memories for a very long time.

Nichola started the process by asking us for background information about the children and our family history and quickly put together a first draft of the ceremony. This was then edited and enhanced over the next few weeks, with Nichola showing great patience and attention to detail.

Nichola took the time on the day to build a rapport with our children, our family and friends and was unflappable despite the added pressure of most of our guests being delayed by traffic problems on the M25.

Nichola is one of the most warm and genuine people we have ever met, and she truly loves what she does - whatever the occasion she will be able to combine your own ideas, with her own touches of creativity and inspiration to come up with the perfect ceremony”

James & Toni Chalmers Smith
Down Hotel & Spa

"We couldn't have been luckier finding Nichola to be our Celebrant. As we live in Australia Nichola sent us a questions to answer. As we answered the questions we got an image of how we wanted the service to go and Nichola did exactly that! Nichola was very accommodating. We were lucky enough to meet her in person just after Christmas and New Year and only a few days before the wedding. Nichola was very friendly and talked us through the order of service and did a great job on the day! It was a really nice, relaxed and happy service, we couldn't have asked for anymore. Thank you!"

Nathan & Sam
Leez Priory

"Nichola made me and my husband feel completely at ease from the moment we began emailing. It was even nicer when she met with us.

She was friendly, welcoming and easy to get on with. She knew exactly what to ask us and had plenty of recommendations of what we might want to include in our ceremony, which was great, as we had no idea what we were doing!

She was very clear and reassuring of the process we had to go through including helping us on the day of the wedding. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!"

Mike & Emily
Leez Priory

“It was everything and beyond, we were so pleased with everything and couldn’t have wished for anything more. Thank you so much for making it so perfect for us, you made us both feel at ease from our very first meeting and we knew we were in safe hands. Everything you did was highly professional throughout but also intimate to us and our families making it so special for our day.

We will of course highly recommend you to anyone we hear of that needs a service of any type.  Thank you for everything.”

Adam & Kelly
Chalkney Water Meadows

“Nichola made our special day start off with nothing but memories, laughter and happiness to celebrate our love for each other. Over the two meetings we had with her, she got to know us as a couple and incorporated what she saw into the Ceremony. It was an intimate event and it felt as though we had known her for ages. We wouldn't of had it any other way! She dressed the part and spoke confidently throughout the ceremony. A big thank you for making our day start off with a bang (and a few tears of joy!). Nichola orchestrated the Ceremony to perfection, going down to the fine details of table settings for the candle lighting Ceremony which was beautifully laid out.”

Morgan & Fahmina
Down Hall Hotel & Spa

“Nichola did a wonderful job as our celebrant and we couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. Everything was done perfectly! Nichola made us feel at ease from the off set, and she created a beautifully personal and unique ceremony for us. My Husband and I would highly recommend Nichola as a celebrant, and would like to sincerely thank her for making our wedding so perfect”

Brendan & Charlotte
Hedingham Castle

By making a booking, you enter into a contract with Nichola Collinson (trading as Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies).

ENQUIRY STAGE: When you make your enquiry, the date will be provisionally held for 14 days pending receipt of your deposit

DEPOSIT: A non-refundable £100 deposit is required to secure the date and time for your ceremony

PAYMENT OF BALANCE: Payment of the outstanding balance is to be paid 4 weeks before the event date.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Changes to booking dates and times must be notified in writing and will be accommodated wherever possible but cannot be guaranteed. Change of venue location will be permitted if logistically possible and any additional mileage fee will be charged if relevant. Any cancellations must be received in writing. Once the initial meeting and draft script has been issued you are liable to pay a total of £300 even upon cancellation. If cancellation occurs within 3 months of your event the full amount is due.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES: Any special expenses paid by me, such as additional travel and accommodation expenses. These will be discussed and outlined in full before accepting the booking. Delay to ceremony start and finish, for every hour or part thereof past the agreed starting time £75 will invoiced.

REFUND POLICY: It is extremely unlikely that Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies would ever cancel a Ceremony. However, I will use my best endeavours to find a substitute Celebrant to provide the service in my place. Only if no substitute celebrant can be found will you be entitled to a refund.

LEGALITY OF CEREMONIES: You acknowledge the Wedding Ceremony will not be legally recognised in England and Wales. To formalise the legal requirements you must attend a Registry office (if you desire legal recognition) as outlined on the Ceremonies page. You will have the option of signing a commemorative certificate during your ceremony.  The certificate is intended to be a memento of the occasion and has no legal status.

CONFIDENTIALITY: All Ceremony scripts and correspondence are owned by Nichola Collinson trading as Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies. Copying, distribution or circulation of scripts by clients is not permitted and all wording remains our property. Scripts cannot be copied or forwarded to wedding planners, friends or family members without our express written consent. Your personal information will always be respected and never shared with third parties.

USE OF IMAGERY/TESTIMONIALS: Please advise if you would prefer not to have any of your ceremony photographs used in print, or electronically.  Images will only be used to illustrate and promote the services provided by Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies

Image courtesy of Simply Photographic

Image courtesy of Simply Photographic