Author: Alicen

Everyone wants their wedding ceremony to be memorable right?! No one ever actually plans for anyone to forget it, yet the ceremony sometimes gets short-shrift. Couples tell me they're worried about their guests being bored during their ceremony. They're in the right place: I can't...

Thirty is still the magic, somewhat random number for people allowed to attend weddings and funerals. We all know what’s not so great about 30. It can be a difficult, almost impossible task to reduce a large list of family and friends to that. Large...

Outdoor ceremonies, including weddings, namings and celebrations of life have a lot going for them. They're usually intimate and relaxed, and if you love the sights and sounds of nature, you're right in it. Of course, where there's nature, there's also weather, and even relaxed...

Many people have never heard of a wedding celebrant, or if they do know, they are a bit unsure about the scope of what I do. Some people are confused about the difference between a celebrant wedding, a registry office wedding, a civil ceremony or...

Handfasting is a beautiful, ancient marriage ritual, which has found a new fresh expression in modern weddings and commitment ceremonies. It involves tying a couple’s hands together, binding them as one in love and in their new life. Handfasting is a meaningful and incredibly versatile...

If you've heard of natural burial grounds but aren't exactly sure what they are or how they work, this blog is for you. I've led several funerals at a natural burial ground and each one has felt uplifting and  peaceful. I wonder whether being close...