Jumping the Broom symbolically represents sweeping away your single lives and jumping into your married future. The wooden handle represents the strength of your commitment, the straw represents family, and the ribbons hold you together. The act itself represent love, togetherness, loyalty and respect – all key ingredients for the recipe of a successful marriage!
I’m delighted to partner and collaborate with the Hogarths Hotel Group – Hogarths Hotel Solihull and their sister hotel Hogarths Stone Manor (nr Kidderminster) in their Naming Day promotion. Hogarths are offering a package to include the ceremony, finger buffet, cordial for children, bellini for adults, cake stand & knife, linen, an event planner – everything you need – including your celebrant to ensure your Naming Day is planned and delivered to perfection.
This whole article was prompted by listening to Justine Greene on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire this morning talking about weddings and funerals. There is a fair bit of media coverage recently prompted by the Sky News Presenter Colin Brazier’s request for those who attend his wife’s funeral not to wear bright colours. I totally respect his request and his feelings – a funeral is a time to say goodbye in a way that is right for each family, and the person that has died. The thing is, in my opinion, there is no right or wrong. There is only what is right for each family.
Gosh. What a year. How can I possibly top 2017? I’ve just been flicking, no, in this technology driven world I’ve been browsing through my 2017 calendar and I can’t believe how much has gone on – on both a professional and a personal level. There have been awards, radio, weddings, a surprise renewal of vows, a combined naming & wedding ceremony, blogs, funerals, personal growth and new friends for life. Here’s a snapshot review of my 2017:
I am delighted to announce that I am the winner of the Regional (West Midlands) Celebrant category at The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) 2018