Your fantastic ceremony in the sunshine!

Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding on a beach? The sea breeze blowing your hair and the soft sand at your feet? Well you are in luck…


Meet Carla! With many years experience in the wedding industry, having worked for Lancashire Registration Services for over 20 years she is the perfect celebrant for your wedding abroad. She lives in Sao Bras De Alportel, living the good life, swapping Lancashire for the warmer climate with her husband Micheal. Carla has a wealth of knowledge and like myself she loves weddings! She cannot wait to create your fantastic ceremony in the sunshine! Carla is one of my greatest friends and has championed my business venture from registrar to an award winning independent celebrant, I’m so truly thrilled to now have her as a recommended celebrant in Portugal!

So if you have any ideas, no matter how big or how small, about your dream wedding abroad then please do get in touch today! I cannot wait to hear about all your amazing ideas and find out how I can help you with your wedding day.
As always, please help spread the word, why not email this to a friend who is recently engaged and planning their Wedding in the sun? or maybe share it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? Thank you!
with love,
Louise, The Ceremony Company

Wedding trends for 2019 every newly engaged couple should know!

Our lead celebrant Louise gives her lowdown on what every couple should note planning for their 2019 wedding….


Conscious ceremonies

The royals have lead the way for eco conscious weddings, avoiding plastic where possible, recycling the flowers and turning them into little bouquets for gifts to thank guests, using eco conscious fabrics. With it officially being cool to be healthy there will also be a shift towards whole food buffets and vegan feasts! Move over hog roast…


3 piece suits

With the increase of more vintage styles for men, we will also see the return of the 3 piece suit. Very dapper indeed!

Colour pop!

Bored of the classic white decor, we’ll be seeing more and more couples embrace bright colours and a bold aesthetic. From coloured bridal dresses and suits to gorgeous floral arrangements and themes. Rather than sticking to 1 colour we will also see a mixture of beautiful vibrant colours.

Focus on the ceremony

Couples are choosing more and more to have the freedom to create a bespoke ceremony rather than opting for the standard choice that you get from a register office or church. By choosing this route it means couples can relax by having the chance to rehearse beforehand, include any readings and stories and hold their ceremony anywhere without limitation, offering more than what the traditional wedding scene has to offer. In 2019 I expect more couples want to create a more personal ceremony.


Bridesmen & Groomswomen

More couples are having “hag” (Hen + Stag do combined) dos to celebrate before the wedding so in 2019 we are also going to see more couples choosing their support on the day regardless of gender.

Illustrated invites

In the race to ensure weddings are better than the last couples are looking at the finer details too. Invites are now even commissioned to artists for a bespoke illustration and handwritten fonts.

Experimental & Alternative Touches

Each couple wants to make their wedding stand out, so with each and every wedding it is becoming more abstract with the finishing touches and entertainment. Even down to the wedding favours; Tarot readers, temporary tattoo artists, a festival line up of music, lamas, doughnuts…


Couples are stripping their ceremony back to basics and avoiding the stress (and costs!) of planning a big party wedding and opting for a personal and intimate elopement ceremony. I expect more and more couples will be choosing this route to save money on inviting hundreds of people and spend it elsewhere such as on their homes or for an extravagant honeymoon.

Romain & Yohann’s English Elopement The Ceremony Company 7

Please get in touch with our award winning celebrants, we LOVE talking about weddings and with over 16 years experience in the industry we have expertise to guide you through every aspect of your special day.

An Update

Hello there,

Welcome to the new and improved Ceremony Company website! The last time the site was updated was over 3 years and to celebrate our 5 years of business we have decided to shake things up a bit…

This year has already been amazing for us. If you haven’t been following our Facebook feed we have recently won a Wedding Industry Award for best Celebrant. Check out this picture of that magic moment!

Thank you so much for all of your ongoing support and we are all so thankful and proud.

Back to the blog…! On this beautiful blog we will be sharing regular posts and just to give you a little idea of some of the exciting upcoming content here is what we will be posting;

  • Top tips, Honest advice, How to’s!
  • Amazing in-depth stories and photographs of our ceremonies.
  • News, changes and updates in the ceremony world.
  • Updates surrounding our company and our awesome achievements.
  • and much much more!!!

We hope that you’re ready!  We can’t wait to start sharing more about what we get up too… make sure you keep checking back here and following us on social media to avoid missing out!

If you enjoyed this post and are as excited as we are about what is to come then help us by spreading the word, email it to a friend or share it on Facebook. Thank you!

with love,

The Ceremony Company