Theresa Barr Independent Celebrant.
Theresa Barr Independent Celebrant.
Everyone deserves a beautiful ceremony that reflects and celebrates who they are. I have years of experience creating fabulous ceremonies for a diverse group of people. Let me help you to make your special day truly wonderful!
`` I can’t recommend Love Celebrant highly enough. Together we created personal and meaningful wedding vows which made our ceremony so special. Theresa ensured that this part of the day was relaxed, fun and reflected us as a couple, having taken the time to get to know us in the run up to the wedding. We loved working with you and wish we could do it all over again! ``
``Love Celebrant conducted our daughters Naming Day ceremony and it was absolutely perfect.
The ceremony captured the emotions and feelings we wanted for the day and we were really touched by their words. So many of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Love Celebrant and will definitely ask them to conduct any future ceremonies we may have.``
``Theresa was wonderful in helping us organise our ceremony from when they came to visit us initially, to guiding us through the options for our vows and readings to attending on the day. She made sure everyone knew what they were doing, calmed nerves and spoke beautifully. Everyone commented on how lovely the ceremony was, really personal and included lots of our guests. Thank you for your support and guidance Love Celebrant, we couldn't have done it without you!``
I love different and the unusual! Let me help you to make your dream become a reality.
A Celebrant is an individual who officiates at a ceremony or rite, be that a wedding, vow renewal or child naming. As an Independent Celebrant I am not affiliated with a particular religion or organisation so we work entirely for, and with you to create your perfect ceremony.
I write a ceremony script that is unique to you reflecting you and your personal beliefs. Ceremonies are wonderful occasions; they bring all the people we love together. With Love Celebrant the process of creating your celebration will be as uplifting and enjoyable as the day itself.
You are free to have the celebration that you would like, exactly as you want it to be. You won’t be constrained by rules, locations or times. Your ceremony will be uniquely personal, exciting and fun. You don’t need approval on music or readings and you build a relationship with the person who will perform your ceremony.
Anything you like! You can take inspiration from anywhere you choose. Religious, humanist, non-religious, whacky, themed, traditional, understated.
The most important thing is that your ceremony reflects you and your beliefs and ideas. Your ceremony can be anything you want it to be. How exciting is that!
At this point, no. No matter where or how you plan to marry, you must also register your wedding with your local council. This involves a very brief ceremony costing from as little as £50. Many couples do this prior to their Celebrant wedding ceremony. It has never been necessary to have your wedding ceremony and the registration of your marriage at the same time.
It is commonplace in many parts of the world to have the family ceremony and the registration on different days. In the UK we are relative latecomers to this idea. Let me reassure you that a ceremony revolution is underway allowing you to truly personalise your life affirming moments.
It is not necessary to register child naming and vow renewal ceremonies with the local council. These are non-legal ceremonies in the same way as a church Christening.
Yes, I trained as a celebrant with Leeds City Council and have years of experience performing ceremonies in a busy registrars office.
I am happy to travel wherever is required to officiate at your ceremony.
Of course this varies depending on the ceremony option you choose.
My fees include meeting in person or via Face-Time or Skype.
Officiating on the day of your ceremony. This includes liaising with venues and other professionals involved in the ceremony on the day. I will never have to rush off to perform another ceremony; I only perform your ceremony on your chosen date.
A ceremony rehearsal; this can take place at the location before the ceremony or at a location or venue of your choosing prior to the ceremony by arrangement.
A copy of the ceremony script for you to keep.
Public liability insurance.
NB if you wish to make minor additions or amendments to the Classic Ceremony Script this may may be possible for an additional £50 fee. Please contact me for details.
Travel expenses outside of West Yorkshire.
An additional 20% charge for Bank Holiday Bookings.
Accommodation costs if an overnight stay is required due to distance.