When it comes to ceremonies non is more sacred then the words that pass between two people as they promise themselves for life. It is an act of pure love hope and optimism that is always an amazing leap of faith. So when you are reaching towards your partner, your lover, and your friend, promising yourself the last thing you want is to know that it’s routine, a script, a contract (although the marriage contract is one of the oldest forms of contract still in practice), thats been repeated exactly like this time and time again. So how do you personalise it? well let me introduce you to Maria and Laurra Nalty of One Life Ceremonies who like me believe in creating individual experiences, that nothing is really bespoke unless it’s created with you in mind. Laurra will be working on a fabulous project with me in the new year, in the meantime over to Laurra for an introduction to this truly amazing service.
I’m delighted that Orly’s asked me to write a guest post for hernew blog; she’s a fantastic lady and it’s been really refreshing to find someone with asimilar focus to us, of creating a high quality, personal andnot ‘off the shelf’ experiences.
One Life Ceremonies is a family business run by my mother, Maria and myself, Laurra Nalty. We are based in Yorkshire and do something that many people have never heard of, but may certainly need at some point in their lives!
One Life Ceremonies write and conduct personal ceremonies for the most important events in life: baby naming or non-religious ‘Christenings’, weddings, gay commitment ceremonies, wedding vow renewals and funeral services. Each ceremony is completely individual and can be as traditional or unconventional as the couple or family want. We work closely with our clients and take the time to find out their ideas whilst guiding them through the possibilities and providing inspiration for making their ceremony truly personal to them.
When we tell people what we do what we hear most often is ‘I wish I had known about you when… ‘ along with stories about bad funerals, impersonal weddings and other celebrations of important life events simply not being ‘right’, because the time hadn’t been taken to find out what the family or couple wanted and just a standardised script used instead.
Our ceremonies are different because we essentially start with a blank canvas and work with the couple or family to create personal ceremony which is individual to them and that includes the words, readings and music that they have chosen. We offer complete choice and flexibility and place no restrictions on any aspect of our ceremonies, they can be completely non-religious or contain elements of religion and they can be held anywhere, at anytime and on any day of the week!
Our ethos is that whatever you believe, this is out ‘One Life’ and the events which happen within it are ‘once in a lifetime,’ so they should be recognised and celebrated in a way which is right for the people involved.
Like Orly, we want to provide the absolute best service possible and strive to create ceremonies which are incredibly personal and ‘just right’.
To find out more about us please visit
our website www.onelifeceremonies.co.uk
find us on Twitter
There is also a question and answers session about One Life Ceremonies on Boho Weddings and Events