UK-SOCIETY OF CELEBRANTS
FOR MY WEDDING IN PORTUGAL
UK SOCIETY OF CELEBRANTS
Our celebrants are trained and certified by the UK Society of Celebrants (www.uksoc.com). UKSOC equips the celebrants with practical experiences during the whole course preparing them for all types of symbolic ceremonies.
The celebrant can also work together with your wedding planner to organize an unforgettable day. As a celebrant, both you and the wedding planner work closely together to create a professional, meaningful, and personal ceremony for those attending. The objective is to make your day as stress-free as possible and ensure that this special occasion will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Our celebrants will work closely with you and will write the script tailor-made to your wishes. We are all different so why should our ceremonies be the same? That’s precisely the point: together with your celebrant you will work out every detail of this very special day to make your ceremony unique. You will decide together on the general structure of the ceremony: music, readings and any symbolic element you may want to include.
You may also count on your celebrant to advise you regarding other details of your day, counting on their experience.
Types of Ceremonies
To celebrate the coming together of two lives with an additional symbolism, the bride and groom may choose to add one of these elements to the ceremony that will be performed by the celebrant.
In the Rose ceremony the couple present roses to their mothers/grandmothers as a way of showing appreciation for their support. They will each give the roses to the respectives mothers.
The Wine ceremony is a mixture of red and white wine into a carafe and then serve the “rosé” back into the glasses or into a bigger glass where the both can drink from. Another idea could be to serve rosé as a drink during the cocktail.
This is actually the original meaning of “tying the knot”. This is actually a Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons or any other type of material that joins the bride and groom’s hands to symbolise the bringing together of two people that are united by marriage.
First Kiss Last Kiss
This ceremony involves the mother of both the Bride and the Groom. They are called to the alter after the exchange of the rings to kiss their children good-bye as they start this new journey into married life. The symbolism here is that the mothers gave their children there first kiss when they came into the world and now they have given their last kiss as single individuals.
This element also involves the two sides of the family. The mothers or parents can light their individual candle and take it to the front where there is a large candle that will be lit. This ritual is very common in Catholic weddings, but can also be used in a symbolic ceremony.