Treasured Ceremonies
5 (5)

Occitanie
From €800

Your Celebrant in France

So, you're engaged! You've set the date, have even found your whimsical chateau, Dordogne vineyard or maybe a beachfront venue in Provence ...Whats the next step? the food? flowers? photographer? Nope. The celebrant! Get in touch and we'll have a chat about why your ceremony should be at the heart of your day.

Description

I've been creating ceremonies for couples in Wales for the past eight years, but the love of a good man has brought me to France! I'm excited to offer my services to you if you're looking for ceremonies in France in one the amazing venues the Occitanie region has to offer. We are a team of celebrants who create wedding ceremonies for beautiful people in France.

My Welsh wedding venues have ranged from ancient castles to fabulous hotels to beaches with pebbles for decor. What did all of the ceremonies have in common? The friends and families of my couples completely bought into the ceremonies and were blown away by the emotion and personalisation within them.

Life’s too short for dull ceremonies! Life is great, let’s celebrate it whether you’re at the beginning, the middle or nearer the end of yours!

What does it mean to have a personalised wedding ceremony, or renewal of vows? Well, we can reflect on your romance, your life together so far and so on. But, let’s go further! I want to dig deep, find out who you are, what makes you tick; more to the point, what makes you tick together!

Do you want to have something pre-formatted, such as in a church or civil ceremony? Or would you like to have your wedding ceremony written just for you, introducing you as a couple with the history of your romance, your fads and foibles, enthusiasms and eccentricities woven into the script as much as (or as little) as you like.

You see, employing a professional celebrant (that’ll be us), will really lift your wedding into something extraordinary in a way that no set design or dress can do. Your ceremony is the star of the show, it’s what everybody is there to witness. If you’re thinking, “well, not really, they’re there for a party”, that’s because until now every ceremony has been the same.

We’re going to change all that.

There are many reasons that you may decide to have a celebrant–led ceremony.
❖ You want a personalised wedding ceremony. One which is unique to you and which everyone will remember as the highlight of your day.
❖ If you got married or formed your partnership in an exotic location abroad, you may want a ceremony back home.
❖ There is somewhere special where you want to get married but it doesn’t have a licence for a registrar.
❖ You want the same hymn in your wedding ceremony that your parents sung. In a registrar-led ceremony you are not allowed any religious content – including hymns.
❖ You’ve always dreamed that your wedding ceremony will be outside in the setting Summer Sun.
❖ You’re an alternative couple with specialist requirements for your day.

Together we can make your celebration a ceremony with words and deeds fit for the occasion.

As for my couples please read some of the comments below in the testimonials. I hope you get in touch and look forward to speaking with you.

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Regions

Grand-Est(Alsace, Champagne-Ardenneand Lorraine) Nouvelle-Aquitaine(Aquitaine, Limousin andPoitou-Charentes) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Occitanie(Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées) Hauts-de-France(Nord-Pas-de-Calaisand Picardie) Normandy(Basse-Normandy andHaute-Normandy) Brittany Centre(Val de Loire) Île-de-France Pays de la Loire Provence-Alpes-Côted’Azur Corsica

FAQs

Do you have a LGBTQ policy?

I’m happy to join any two people in their wedding vows. I believe that love is love, whatever your belief, orientation or ability.

How does the process of having a “Treasured Ceremony” work?

Once you’ve decided to employ me on your day, you reserve the date through paying your deposit. I’ll send you a questionnaire to get you thinking about what you’d like for your ceremony. We can stay in touch by email (or any other means) after this, for instance if you want to discuss any aspects of the ceremony. About three months before your big day, I’ll contact you to arrange to meet in person or online if we live far apart. Then, we’ll dig much deeper into you as a couple and as individuals. We often land on some appropriate symbolism as a result of this discussion and go into the details of how this will be done. After our meeting, I write your script then send you a copy for approval. You can make as many changes as you like as often as you like. If you’d like a rehearsal, this can be arranged, though I’ve yet to have a couple who felt the need to have one. On the day, I’ll create a presentation script for you to keep, and ensure that any props we may need for symbolic gestures are in place.

How much notice do I need to give you?

I created the surprise wedding mentioned above in a week. However, I suggest a little more notice than that for all our sanity, and to reserve the date. I tend to only attend one ceremony a day, so if anyone (not me, I hope.) is late, there’s no problem.

Do I have to/can I write my own vows?

Yes, you can, no you don’t have to. Everyone is different, some love the idea and dive in. Others are keen but terrified at the thought of it. I can guide you in this, or simply write them for/with you. However, I will want your input as to what’s important to you. If you want simple vows which are traditional in nature, that’s OK as well.

Will you help us renew our vows?

Yes, please, I’d love to. It would be a very similar process to a wedding ceremony, but with more to talk about compared to most. By the way, we can have a “vow renewal” without actually “re-inventing” your vows if that’s what you’d prefer. Years spent together as a couple can be celebrated beautifully through reflection and/or through symbolic gestures.

Do we have to have the legal ceremony?

No, but understand you won’t then be legally married. However, what you will have done is commit yourself to another in the presence of those who are dear to you; you will have had a very meaningful “wedding ceremony”, or if you prefer, “commitment ceremony”. Equally moving is a simple commitment ceremony within which two people commit themselves to each other with no witness present but me.

Do I have to have lots of symbolism?

No, your wedding will be absolutely beautiful without. Much of the beauty of a great ceremony derives from the words spoken. Most people have some sort of symbolic gesture, for example, an exchange of wedding rings. However, there’s an enormous range of extra touches we can put in your ceremony from very simple, like wedding band blessings or candle lighting, to elaborate hand-fasting ceremonies, shared loving cup/cocktail. Some bring all of your friends and family into the ceremony, some just a few family members or friends. I can help you decide exactly what’s right for you.

Reviews
5 (5)

  • What can I say! Helen was amazing! At first we were slightly apprehensive about having a celebrant as we hadn’t heard of a celebrant ceremony before but we were not disappointed. Helen made our ceremony so personal to us it was truly special.

    We had so many compliments on how beautiful and different our ceremony was. Helen was so friendly, very professional and so easy to converse with. We are so happy we decided to use Helen and when we renew our vows in the future we would love Helen to be our celebrant at that also.

    If you want a unique, personal, different ceremony, Helen is your woman!
    Aimee & Ryan, June 2021
  • Thank you so much again for making our wedding day as special as it was.

    Every single person complemented how personal the ceremony was and how it was so different to anything they had ever been to before.
    Georgia & Jordan, August 2019
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Contact Us

For further information please contact Helen Williams.

You can speak to us in: English & French (some)
07986526732
https://treasuredceremonies.co.uk/
Member since 2022




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