Ceremony Designer, Katie Deverell
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I specialise in designing beautiful, personalised and meaningful ceremonies. Each one is unique-perfectly tailored to suit your personality, feelings and beliefs.
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I personally design each ceremony so it is unique to you. I spend time discussing the dreams and desires you have for your future together and how you wish to convey your love and commitment. Working together we can design a beautiful ceremony incorporating rituals and words that are significant and meaningful to you both. I can help you write vows that express your feelings for each other, suggest ways to include your friends and family and provide inspiration to make the occasion truly meaningful and memorable. Although most people still choose to exchange rings you can include other symbolic elements such as handfasting, ringwarming or sand pouring. One of the benefits of a tailor made ceremony is being able to include traditional or religious elements; this can be really helpful if you need to incorporate different cultures and beliefs. As you don’t need a licensed venue there is greater scope to find somewhere special and meaningful to you. I have conducted weddings in woods, stately homes, gardens, village halls, marquees and even on an island! Why not start your new life together in a place, and a style, that truly reflects who you are and celebrates your uniqueness as a couple.
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Name of Wedding Contact: Katie Deverell
To find out more please get in touch. I would love to help you create a special ceremony that expresses your feelings and leaves memories to cherish forever.
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What is your most memorable wedding?
They are all memorable in different ways!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, memorable, personal, warm and professional
What about your business are you most proud of?
Creating ceremonies that people love
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
All the weddings I do have these as it is somehing I encourage
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always enjoy making each wedding personal and unique so I like to spend some time getting to know you to ensure the ceremony reflects your personalities, interests and beliefs As I write each ceremony from scratch it means we can tailor it exactly as you wish. I think it is really important that the ceremony fits the atmosphere you want to create and is engaging and meaningful for everyone there. My usual approach is to find out a bit about you, your ideas, relationship, personalities, feelings about marriage etc. and discuss various possibilities. I then produce an initial draft script. This usually prompts a few more thoughts and suggestions and we can work together to shape it into a final form. Once you are happy with everything I prepare a final script to use on the day. I have a large collection of vows and readings I can share with you and I can give you lots of examples regarding what you can do as well as tips regarding the layout and structure. Whatever you choose you to do you will have complete control over the content of the ceremony and it will be tailored to suit you. I have worked with many couples based abroad and successfully used email/skype/Pinterest to build up ideas. Often people send me a few photos too!
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
Not sure! Conducting a wedding on an island only accessible at certain times of the day, beginning a ceremony with a Nabuchadnezzar of champagne being opened with a sabre, orchestrating the closing of a ceremony with a surprise brass band, a festival style wedding in a bluebell wood, a cowboy/pirate themed wedding, bride and groom leaving the ceremony on a motorbike rather than walking up the aisle. Each wedding is unusual and wonderful in its own way.
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Planning, attention to detail, reacting to the moment and building good relationships.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people express their feelings and involving everyone to create a moving and unforgettable experience
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
Seeing everything come together beautifully