Ceremonial roles

ring bearer

What’s a page boy and should I have one?

Let’s talk about page boys. One of the lovely things about getting married, is that although your wedding day is primarily about the two of you and your commitment to each other, it is also a fab opportunity to involve your nearest and dearest and make them a part of your celebrations. And one way […] Read more…

How to have a friend or relative conduct your wedding ceremony

A few weeks ago, Bride Magazine (which I love) re-posted on Twitter an article about bad wedding ideas. Basically, wedding ideas that although may seem like good ideas, in their opinion, they most certainly are not! Along with getting married in a remote, off-the-beaten-track location, one of their other ‘bad’ ideas was asking a friend […] Read more…

Wedding in Malaga

A day in the life of a best man

My goodness, best men really do have a tough deal, don’t they? And I say that without an ounce of sarcasm in my voice. A role not to be dished out lightly and not to be accepted lightly, either, it really is a full-on-job for the chosen one. Read more…

children at wedding ceremonies

Children and wedding ceremonies

Wonderful ways to include children in wedding ceremonies We live in a world where many children have the pleasure of being at their parent’s wedding ceremony and get to see their mum or dad marrying someone who makes them happy. It is now very normal and very much encouraged to involve a child or children of the […] Read more…

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More than a best man

I was recently planning a ceremony for a lovely couple who right from the outset bought with them some wonderful ideas to the ceremony table. In their very first email to me, they explained how they wanted their best man to not only present their wedding rings but to have an active role in marrying […] Read more…