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March 31, 2020

The Bad News: You've had to cancel or postpone your longed for wedding ceremony

I just wanted to give a big shout out to any of you out there right now facing a cancelled or postponed wedding. I feel your frustration and your worry. Whilst we can all understand intelligently the necessity of these life saving measures, it is still entire...

February 17, 2019

So, a genuine question, not a rhetorical one.......

I don't know about you, but my Facebook and Intsatgram feeds have been full of beautiful stories of romantic wedding proposals and love has certainly been in the air. As a wedding celebrant who is never happier than when talking about all things wedding ceremony, then this is a wonderfu...

January 5, 2019


Wedding trends are all over in January. You can't pick up a bridal magazine, follow a wedding industry business Instagram account or a wedding twitter account without seeing them. The big movers and shakers in the industry are all over them. ​Wedding dresses, wedding venues, wedding decor, and on it goes. For instance, let’s...

November 28, 2018

A mini 'blogette'

Hello all. I often get asked "what is the difference between a celebrant wedding and a registrar led wedding?". In a nut shell it’s the personal service. As a celebrant I am committed to getting to know you as individuals long before your wedding day. If I am conducting your wedding ceremony, then I want to hear your st...

November 23, 2018



Scenery as a

backdrop to

your wedding day

As my quest to bring you the very best wedding ceremony venues in Yorkshire continues, I found another true gem. The Kilnsey Park Estate. Now I always start my appraisal of a venue with ‘the feel’. This is important on so many levels, especially if you are planning to hold one...

October 18, 2018

Nestled on the edge of the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National park you will find this beautiful, family owned Estate. 

I had the pleasure to exhibit at The Chapelgarth Estate open day on Saturday. From the moment I pulled up in the drizzle in my laden car, I was stuck by the person-centred approach and genuine wish to help. I was of...

October 11, 2018

Surely a celebrant is only for happy occasions?

Yes and no. I am a mental health nurse of 25/6 years give or take (stopped counting when completing the new starter paper work for my nurses and realising they were born the year I qualified). I am trained in systemic family therapy and speak a lot as a celebrant about the life cycle and it...

August 31, 2018

All wedding venues are on a register somewhere right?

No! Wedding myth busting 101(UK only). I'm going to let you into one of the biggest secrets around. You can be married pretty much where ever you want! Now, I'm sure that HRH Queen Elizabeth would not be happy for most of us to marry at Windsor Castle, but aside from the obvious restr...

August 22, 2018

My personal favourite “I promise to stand side by side with your parents unless they are being unreasonable. In such circumstances, it is my promise to you that we will stand firm together and wear them down”

August 22, 2018

Welcome new readers and welcome back to True to You's existing followers. 

Today I wanted to share something that runs thematically throughout my work as professional celebrant and as a nurse - the 'life cycle'. In 2016 I completed my post graduate certificate in Systemic Family Therapy at the University of Leeds. Of the many schools of...

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