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Your Ceremony

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Your ceremony

As a qualified celebrant, I know that the value and choice a celebrant can bring to your ceremony is second to none. My aim is simple – to craft your ceremony into an enchanting experience overflowing with joy, laughter, and moments that will stay etched in your hearts forever. Your love story is one-of-a-kind and my commitment is to ensure you have a tailor-made experience that mirrors your personalities, values, and the extraordinary essence of your connection.

Whether it’s a Wedding, Blessing, Civil Partnership, Vow Renewal, Commitment, Naming, Welcoming, Transition or other non-statutory ceremony it will be highly personalised and inclusive. With an independent Celebrant, the possibilities are endless. There are no restrictions so you can hold it anywhere and at any time of day.

Wedding ceremonies can include traditional elements (vows, exchange of rings, music, readings), symbolic elements, such as handfasting (also known as hand-tying or tying the knot), maybe a rose or sand ceremony, but if you like, it can also include something more unusual. By incorporating innovative ideas and/or surprise elements you can create a ceremony that binds you together in a very meaningful way and will be remembered forever. Scroll down to find out more and learn about the legal requirements.

I’m based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I cover all the surrounding areas, such as Whitby, York, Pickering, Bridlington, Filey, Harrogate, Hull, Lincolnshire, East Riding, Northumberland, Teesside, Redcar and Cleveland, plus parts of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Lancashire. I am happy to travel further. Please just get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Diana Wilkinson

As a fully qualified* independent celebrant, I will plan and deliver your perfect ceremony. One that will be an inclusive experience tailored to your unique story and values. With the flexibility to choose any location and express your creativity, it’s an opportunity to hold a memorable and deeply meaningful ceremony that will be cherished for years to come. Scroll to discover different ceremonies, read my blog posts and explore the life of a celebrant!

What will you choose to include in your ceremony? Let’s shape it around you.  Get in touch for a free initial consultation. You’ll find a little about me here.

*National qualification Level 3 Diploma in Naming and Couples Celebrancy, accredited by National Open College Network (NOCN).

Services

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First, did you know that, in England, only the declaratory and contracting words must be spoken in a registration office or licensed venue for your marriage to be legally recognised? These legal requirements for marriage are very short and simple and cost very little (e.g. approximately £57 with 2 witnesses at a local register office – often known as 2+2). Instead of the registrar coming to you, you can go to them and have the brief legal section of your marriage carried out separately (often a day or so before your ceremony). The possibilities for your Wedding Ceremony then suddenly open up. Your ceremony will be bespoke, the venue doesn’t need to have a license and you’re not constrained by wording or framework. Alternatively, the registrar can attend your venue to carry out the legal section of the ceremony and I can follow on with your personalised elements. I am very flexible and aim to ensure your ceremony is unique.

If you are not sure which ceremony is right for you, simply get in touch. You can read more about what a celebrant does here.

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Vow
Renewal Ceremony

Vow
Renewal Ceremony

A beautiful way to celebrate and reaffirm your commitment to each other.
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Civil
Partnership
Celebration

Civil
Partnership
Celebration

A declaration of your own special love and commitment to each other.
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Wedding Celebration Ceremony

Wedding Celebration Ceremony

Imagine your perfect ceremony, built around you, the way you want it
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Vow Renewal Ceremony

Vow Renewal Ceremony

A beautiful way to celebrate and reaffirm your commitment to each other
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Commitment Ceremony

Commitment Ceremony

A celebration of your relationship, love and commitment to each other
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Themed wedding or vow renewal?

Themed wedding or vow renewal?

Themed ceremony, such as steampunk
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Civil Partnership Ceremony

Civil Partnership Ceremony

A ceremony held as a declaration of your love and commitment to each other
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Naming Day / Welcoming Ceremony

Naming Day / Welcoming Ceremony

An opportunity to name and/or welcome a baby, child, adopted child or stepchild
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Transition Ceremony

Transition Ceremony

A wonderful way to celebrate a new name, new identity and mark your transition
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Pet Memorial Service

Pet Memorial Service

A time to celebrate the life of the pet you loved so much
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