Anne Schwarz Fine Art Wedding Photography

I believe every ceremony can and should be beautiful – whether it’s a joyful wedding or an emotional farewell. I offer personal, authentic and meaningful ceremonies for all life’s milestones.

Photography by Louisa Jane

Hello! I’m Alicen and I’m based in Bridport, Dorset. 

When a ceremony is personal and genuine, it feels just right. The words, tone and style are all meaningful to us. Nothing jars. It has an inspiring, uplifting energy and we feel so connected to our family and friends. Together we create a memory for the future – one we can treasure.

This is what a Beautiful Day Celebrant ceremony is all about.

As an independent celebrant, I have broad experience of all kinds of ceremonies in a huge variety of venues. I’ve led ceremonies in fields, gardens, hotels, castles, caves, beaches, theatres, country houses – and on a boat. Whatever your theme or style and if you’re looking for a religious, spiritual, humanist or secular ceremony – I can help you. 

I’m a creative, empathetic celebrant with very high professional standards. 

If you’re planning a ceremony, or are simply interested in my work, I hope you find everything here.  Please contact me for more information, or to find out my availability.

My ceremonies and services

Why do you need a celebrant?

Big events take a lot of thought, planning and sometimes emotion.  You want to have confidence that the ceremony element is in safe hands and will be just right for you.

Maybe you have strong ideas, or perhaps you’re not sure where to start. I’m a full-time celebrant with broad experience. I’ll make your wishes will become a reality, in a ceremony that flows beautifully and works practically. 

Maybe you’re looking for an alternative to a religious or registration service ceremony. Perhaps you’d like more decisions over the content with words and music that are important to you. Maybe the venue is at your home, or in a location that needs a flexible celebrant.

I work with you to create an original, authentic ceremony, free of restrictions.  Your ceremony can be religious, spiritual, humanist or secular. I offer as much advice as you need. On the day, I’ll take care of the ceremony, so you can relax and be fully present.

Ceremonies are changing and becoming more bespoke. I encourage you to do what’s right for you. It’s your ceremony – your choice. 

How to choose a celebrant?

The right celebrant listens to you – really listens to what you want from a ceremony. It’s someone you can trust, who feels like a safe pair of hands and a confidante. I understand what you want your ceremony to achieve and how to make it a reality. I have a broad experience of a wide variety of ceremonies. I am responsive, flexible and easy to work with.

If you’d like to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you, or to find out my availability, please contact me. 

I look forward to hearing from you.