Welcome to
Beautiful Day Celebrant

Whether it’s a joyful wedding, a loving renewal of vows, the happiness of a baby naming or an emotional farewell, I believe every ceremony should be beautiful.

I am Alicen Dines – an experienced wedding, funeral and naming day celebrant, based in Bridport, West Dorset. I specialise in personal, bespoke ceremonies, for all kinds of people, at every stage of life.

At the heart of every special day are the unique characters of the people involved. When a ceremony feels right and true, it brings family and friends together. It creates memories, which last beyond the short time of the ceremony. This is what a Beautiful Day Celebrant occasion is all about.

I am enthusiastic, imaginative, empathetic, calm and confident. I have broad experience and high professional standards.

I work across West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. If you are planning a ceremony further afield, please get in touch. I am usually happy to travel.

“Thank you so much for such a lovely wedding ceremony. You made our day just perfect. It was a truly wonderful day for us both.”

These are some of the ceremonies I offer

  • Weddings
  • Renewal of vows
  • Naming days
  • Welcome celebrations
  • Special birthdays
  • Retirement celebrations
  • Funerals
  • Celebrations of life and memorial services

Why do you need a celebrant?

A good celebrant helps turn your ideas into something extra special. The right ceremony, which encapsulates your thoughts and feelings, creates a great atmosphere and brings people together. You might want your event to feel fun and spontaneous. The best surprises are usually very well-organised, behind the scenes. For more formal occasions, a bespoke ceremony, professionally delivered, really stands out from the crowd.

Planning a special day can be daunting, particularly when it’s something very close to your heart. Whether you’re confident or a bit unsure about where to start, I can help. I will create and lead a beautiful ceremony from beginning to end. Finding the right words and hitting the right note is my speciality. I keep an eye on timings, making sure everyone is feeling OK and where they need to be. I think of the practicalities and possible pitfalls that you might not have considered.

On the day, I will be calm, collected and smiling, so you can relax.

I am an independent celebrant, which means I am free to use any form of words to fit with your wishes and beliefs. I can include religious or spiritual content, from all traditions, or the ceremony can be secular or humanist. It will fit with you, your style and theme, be it traditional or modern, formal or relaxed.

It’s your day and it’s entirely up to you!

How to choose a celebrant?

The answer is quite simple. The right celebrant is the person you connect with. It is  someone who listens, understands where you’re coming from and what you want. The right celebrant will have a can-do attitude and be easy to work with.

If you’d like to find out more about me and/or the ceremonies I offer,  please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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