Your wedding, your way

So many couples (and guests!) start out thinking of the wedding ceremony as the slightly awkward, stuffy bit they need to get through before they can relax and enjoy themselves.

But here’s the thing…

Your ceremony can be as joyful, heart-warming and completely individual as all the other details you’ve painstakingly planned for your big day.

It can be low key and simple, or grand and full of gravitas. And it can take place anywhere – a field, a forest, a castle…What’s key is that you have the freedom to decide exactly how you want to do things.

...your own little love story

Your ceremony is written from scratch to reflect you and your relationship – no templates, no gold, silver or bronze package options, just your own little love story. Every wedding I write and conduct is a collaboration, so we’ll work together to create a ceremony which feels honest and authentic to you. That’s not to say you need all the answers – my job is to offer suggestions and advice, to unpick your story and tease out a plan which feels like the perfect fit!

If you want a beautifully bespoke and utterly joyful ceremony, here’s what happens next…

Chat with Laura Gimson icon

chat

Before you book, let’s chat! We can talk over the phone, by Skype or we can meet in person– you decide! Just head over to my contact page to get in touch

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If you decide to go ahead I’ll send you a contract so we have an agreement in writing and take a deposit to secure your booking. I only ever do one wedding per day so from that point onwards, that date is all yours!

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I’ll provide helpful hints and tips to kick-start your ceremony conversations – from reading suggestions and ring exchange wordings, to advice on tackling those all-important vows! I’m on hand to offer any support you need.

Three months before your wedding, we get together to plan your ceremony in detail. I send a questionnaire beforehand to collect all the easy bits – key people involved, how you’d like to be announced at the end of the ceremony etc. But the majority of our time together will focus on the two of you – on your story, your view of marriage and the reason you decided to say ‘I do’!

Write your ceremony with Laura Gimson

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With every wedding I write, I’m aiming to nail it first time! But I’m not precious. So if there are things you want to add, change or re-work, that’s fine. We’ll tweak it until it’s perfect.

Rehearse your ceremony with Laura Gimson

rehearse

Having a rehearsal is optional. Not every venue can accommodate it and not every couple wants one. But I think it’s a great opportunity to run through the technical parts of the ceremony, freeing you up on the day to focus on each other and on enjoying the moment.

The big day with Laura Gimson icon

marry!

On the big day, I’ll arrive early to make sure your ceremony all runs smoothly. I’ll coordinate with the venue, the photographer, the wedding planner and any readers or musicians. I’ll be on hand to offer pep talks to bridesmaids, groomsmen and of course to reassure you both! And finally, I’ll conduct your personalised ceremony which will perfectly set the tone for the rest of your happy day…and the many happy years beyond!

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Happy Couples

“Laura was amazing – professional but warm, calm yet charismatic. So many people said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. This included young people and old; atheists, Jews, Christians and Muslims! We are delighted to have found her.”

Catherine and Jem

“From the moment we met, we felt incredibly welcomed and supported. Laura went out of her way to make sure that the ceremony was perfect for us, reflecting our relationship, values and story. It was perfect in every possible way…Every detail was better than we could have imagined. The ceremony Laura constructed portrayed us perfectly as a couple, with moments of light heartedness and then deep emotion.”

Marc and Jakub

“Anyone looking for a personalised, funny, joyful way of expressing their love for one another, Laura is well recommended! She’s fantastic with words, makes you feel so comfortable about expressing yourself and can chop and change scripts to make them 110% perfect for your big day!”

Nicola and Ed

Say hello!

Ready to chat about your ceremony? Get in touch – I’d love to find out more about your plans for the day.  

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