Gaynor Stickels Celebrant


Pagan and Alternative Celebrant

covering Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire,

Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, U.K.

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©2019 by Gaynor Stickels Celebrant.

Wedding & Civil Partnership
Celebration Ceremonies

I love that you love each other, and want to have the most exciting, romantic and inspired Wedding or Civil Partnership Celebration Ceremony!

I cannot wait to work with you, creating and telling the story of your relationship.

I'm here to help you to share your happiness, hopes and dreams, in front of all the people you care about!

The Legal Stuff!

For clarity, before you read on, let me explain how this wonderful process works.

I cannot legally marry you. For that, you will need to legally married, either by a recognised representative of your faith, or your local Register Office.

If you choose the latter, you can choose to just have the simple statutory ceremony which costs around £50. They do provide many other options at varying rates, dependant upon your requirements.

I welcome working alongside either, to ensure you have exactly the day you’ve dreamed of.

So why choose a celebrant then?

In a word, FREEDOM!

You will notice I use the term "wedding" and not "marriage" in my descriptions.

Marriage is the legal contract that a couple enters into, in front of appointed witnesses and legal notaries.

A wedding is the ceremony that is performed to celebrate the joining together of a couple in front of their family and friends.

By having a celebrant led ceremony you have the freedom to celebrate your union in any location. Your venue does not have to have any special license and you really can have your ceremony ANYWHERE you want and on any day of the week and at any time of day or night!

There is also no restriction on the type of content, the type of music you want, or any theme, people, children, pets or symbolism you would like to have included

You can have traditional ceremony or just plain bonkers alternative wedding celebration!

Whatever you can imagine, I will create the ceremony that reflects your vision perfectly.

How do you book and what's included?

Firstly, contact me to see if I'm available for your date and your chosen venue. Once we've had an informal chat about your day and your ideas, you can then confirm if you want to go ahead and book me as your Celebrant.

To book your date, you will need to read my terms and conditions, sign and return my booking form, along with the agreed 50% non-refundable date reservation fee. The balance must be paid in full, one month before the date of the wedding.

I work both locally and nationally, so if you choose to whisk me across to the other side of the country, there will be additional travel and potentially accommodation costs, which will be explained in advance, and the most cost effective quotation will be given in writing, and agreed on before any definite bookings are taken.

Now the exciting bit! Once a definite booking is confirmed, we get together for the planning meeting, ideally at the venue, or if distance is an issue, via Skype/Zoom/Email/Telephone.

This is where you will tell me your love story as a couple, your ceremony ideas, any vows you wish to read or need help with, the venue setting, any other people (or pets) you wish to involve. We will also discuss possible readings, religious content if required, symbolic gestures, poems, music and entertainment.

After the meeting, I will create a draft ceremony and collate all the pieces from other contributors. You can alter and change this as much as you wish until two weeks before the wedding day.

On the day, I will be there with time to spare, so I will be on hand to help if needed and most importantly, checking that everything will be perfect for you both, in readiness for your ceremony.

After your special day, I will send you a presentation ceremony script that will be a beautiful keepsake of your very special day.

For more information on fees and booking conditions, please click on the button below!