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Your Love Story of Past, Present & Future
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Celebrant Ceremonies to Renew Your Wedding Vows

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you, when mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. Led Zepplin

Amanda-Louise Knight Ceremonies

Beautiful ceremonies to renew your vows

Have the ceremony you dreamed of

what i do
01. Ceremonies as individual as you

I am a qualified professional celebrant (IPC) who specialises in designing personalised celebrant led ceremonies which are sincere for you as a family or a couple.

You might be married for years and never had the ceremony true to you, or just simply want to show your love for each again. Or perhaps you recently had a registry office wedding which didn’t reflect your personalities. A renewal of vows or a blessing ceremony can be a beautiful way to cement what your marriages means to you both in a way that’s precious to you.

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02. Renew your wedding Vows

All our ceremonies start with a blank canvas, so the end results are always individual to you, heartfelt and inspiring. We do this by getting to know you, so whether you wish for a big wedding feel with all the trimmings, or an intimate ceremony we can create your perfect occasion.

I love involving children in any service as well as weaving any ritual elements into the ceremony. We will look at your past, present and hopes for future side by side, and weave those sentiments into the ceremony.

03. Celebrate your love and life

There are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate the commitment you made to each other. I specialise in helping couples find the perfect words for their special occasions to match their individuality.    

Whether celebrating an anniversary or wanting to mark a milestone occasion I will draw on your journey of love and commitment to create an occasion to suit you.

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04. Your ceremony how you want it

Whether you had your perfect ceremony first time around or not, renewing your vows can be the chance for you to choose an alternative celebration of your love.

You can choose to have a vow renewal simply because you want to reaffirm the love you have for your significant other. What’s more, turning a vow renewal into a ritual—whether you do it yearly or at milestone years—can ensure that your focus stays on each other.

Could we be the perfect fit?

As a UK wedding celebrant I offer a free no obligation 30 minute consultation.

Renew your wedding vows

our Renewal of vows celebrant options

Modern Weddings, Blessings, Elopements, Commitment Ceremonies

Beautiful one-off ceremonies about you and your love together, whether romantic, fun or formal, expertly designed just for you.

  • Initial Interview (1-3 Hours)
  • Structured plan
  • Research & my advice
  • Writing Draft Ceremony (4-5 Hours)
  • Support with vows & speeches
  • Ceremony Location Visit if required (1-2 Hours)
  • Preparing Draft Order of Ceremony (1-2 Hours)
  • Second Interview – Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (1-2 Hours)
  • Final Draft (2-3 Hours)
  • Final Interview & Practice (up to 3 Hours)
  • Unlimited communication throughout
  • Officiate Ceremony (up to 3 Hours)
  • Ceremony Certificate
  • Keepsake folder with script 
  • My bespoke label bubbly 
  • Available for Photographs 

Price from £795

All Inclusive Luxury Ceremonies for Modern Weddings or Civil Partnerships

A comprehensive solution with unlimited resources and complete attentive service.

  • Initial Interview
  • Structured plan
  • Research & my advice
  • Include unlimited rituals* & use of my rituals equipage
  • Writing Draft Ceremony
  • Support with vows & speeches
  • Venue Liaison / Visit (unlimited timeframe)
  • Preparing Draft Order of Ceremony
  • Second Interview – Agree Order of Ceremony & Adjust Draft (unlimited modifications)
  • Final Draft
  • Final Interview & Practice
  • Unlimited communication throughout
  • Officiate Ceremony
  • Wireless portable PA system for voice amplification – ideal for outdoor or large ceremonies
  • Ceremony Certificate
  • Keepsake folder with script 
  • My bespoke label bubbly 
  • Available for Photographs
  • Optional Wedding Planning Support
  • Optional Master of Ceremonies at reception
  • Optional Wedding Dog Chaperone service

Price from £925

Freestyle Spiritual, Pagan, Boho, Festival & Scared Ceremonies

Honouring your beliefs with the right words and elements weaved together, delivered in Celtic pagan way or more modern elegance.

  • Initial Interview (up to 3 Hours)
  • Structured plan
  • Research & my advice
  • Include hand-tying ritual
  • Writing Draft Ceremony (approx. 4-5 Hours)
  • Support with vows & speeches
  • Location Liaison / Visit (approx. 1-2 Hours)
  • Preparing Draft Order of Ceremony (approx. 1-2 Hours)
  • Second Interview – Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (up to 2 Hours)
  • Final Draft (approx. 2-3 Hours)
  • Final Interview & Practice (up to 3 Hours)
  • Unlimited communication throughout
  • Officiate Ceremony (up to 3 Hours)
  • Ceremony Certificate
  • Keepsake folder with script 
  • My bespoke label bubbly 
  • Available for Photographs 

Price from £795

Vows & Speech Writing Service

Ideal for those who have orchestrated their wedding and want someone to help with writing their vows or speeches.

  • Virtual meeting (up to 1 hour)
  • Research & prepare vows or speech
  • Advice & support
  • Rehearsal (carried out virtually) up to 1 hour practice (additional £75 cost)
  • Rehearsal (in person) up to 1 hour practice (additionally £150 cost)
Price from £250

Renewal Of Vows Celebrant Ceremony

Specialising in helping couples find the perfect words for their perfect occasion, and matching their individuality, celebrating what their marriage has given them in the past, present, and future dreams, this is a perfect ceremony to remind yourselves of your love for each other. An ideal opportunity for those who have faced challenges and want to relight their commitment to each other. This can take place as its own special occasion, or during one such as anniversary celebration. Suitable for intimate or large get-togethers.

Reaffirm your love is great way to celebrate ‘we still do’. 

  • Initial Interview (up to 3 Hours)
  • Structured plan
  • Research & my advice
  • Access to wide range of rituals & use of my equipment
  • Writing Draft Ceremony (up to 3 Hours)
  • Second Interview – Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (1-2 Hours)
  • Final Draft (2-3 Hours)
  • Final Interview & Practice if required (up to 3 Hours)
  • Unlimited communication throughout
  • Officiate Ceremony (up to 3 Hours)
  • Ceremony Certificate
  • Keepsake folder with script 
  • My bespoke label bubbly 
  • Available for Photographs 

Price from £595

Selection of Rituals Available

Selection of Rituals Available (can be their own ceremony or incorporated into any ceremony)*

Ancient or modern all can be delivered in a style of your choosing, all are beautiful, great for photographs, interfaith or international heritage; I can deliver these with fabulous sentiment.

  • Hand-tying / Handfasting
  • First Kiss – Last Kiss
  • Broom Jumping
  • Wine or Gin
  • Rings Warming
  • Unity Sand
  • Unity Candle
  • Unity Rose
  • Exchanging of Rings
  • Signing Certificate
  • Honey & Walnut
  • Cocktails Blending of Drinks
  • Blessing of the Hands
  • Chinese Tea
  • Quaich or Loving Cup
  • Breaking the Glass
  • Oath Stone
  • Bread, Salt & Wine
  • Wish Tree
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Time capsule or Wine Box
  • Wedding golden crowns ‘stegona’  

What would you like to know?

Help and
Faqs

Are you insured?

Yes we are fully insured with public liability insurance.

What is the difference between Celebrant, Wedding Planner and Master of Ceremonies?

As a Celebrant, we write and conduct any ceremony personalised to clients’ needs.   As a Wedding Planner we plan, design, obtain suppliers etc and co-ordinate your wedding or event.   As a Master of Ceremonies, we provide compere duties at a wedding, or reception or other event ensuring everything goes to plan and timing, whilst enquiring everyone has a good time.     Clients are free to book 1 of our services or more.

Is a Celebrant-led ceremony legal?

Not at the moment, but there is consultation currently undergoing to review the marriage law given it is out of date ie discrepancies.

Is a Celebrant wedding ceremony less real?

Certainly not! Signing the register is simply signing the legal paperwork. In my opinion, the most meaningful part of your wedding day is the words and rituals you pledge to each other, declaring your love and commitment in front of your family and friends. We cross our fingers the Government will agree to update the Marriage Law to open it up to choice.

Do you have to legalise your marriage?

No. A celebrant-led wedding ceremony celebrates your love and relationship, there is no need to legalise it if you do not wish to.

What do we need to do if we wish to have “legal” marriage?

Naturally, a wedding with a Minister or Registrar will be lovely, but neither can offer a 100% bespoke and personalised ceremony that couples will get with a Celebrant-led ceremony. They will not be able to offer rituals, nor outdoor services. Couples tend to sort their legalities (ie obtain marriage certificate within basic meeting beforehand with a Registrar, then have a personalised ceremony with Celebrant.

We wish to be “legally” married, what do I need to do?

Step One
Speak to me around the type of ceremony you dream of and look at dates. It's important to find the right Celebrant, to ensure the Celebrant is in tune with you.

Step Two
Find the Registry office that you wish to be “married” – in other words where you wish to be legally married. This can be any county I understand. Telephone the district council office, go to births, deaths & marriages, and telephone that department. Explain that you wish to book a BASIC STATUTORY LEGAL WEDDING CEREMONY (you do not need ceremony where you exchange vows etc; just the simple marriage ceremony). Majority of Council Registrars do not offer this service outside of their registry office, but some do ie in a hotel that has a wedding licence. You need to find out when they have availability and time, and book it. At the time of booking, you will need to pay the fees. Likely this booking is done over the telephone, as well as your payment.
The Registrar fees you are likely to pay for the basic statutory legal wedding ceremony is Registrar’s booking fee, their statutory basic ceremony fee and marriage certificate.

Step Three
Now you have your date of wedding ceremony, you need to GIVE NOTICE OF INTENT at the Registry office in the district where you live. Currently, the earliest you can do this is 3 months before the date of your marriage ceremony, but it MUST be done before 29 days. You will need to complete forms, and state where and when you are going to have your marriage ceremony ie legally married (not your celebrant wedding ceremony). The Registrar will charge fees for the notice of intent to the Registrar is £35 per person
(to note – you will have up to 12 months to then hold your legal marriage ceremony with registrar from date of intent)

Step Four
When you attend your basic statutory marriage ceremony you will need to bring with you:
Evidence to show nationality, address, and if married previously that you are divorced and able to marry again. Documents for example valid passports, driving licence with home address, and divorce certificate (if appropriate).You will also need to take two witnesses with you.

What happens if I need to cancel or postpone my wedding ceremony with you as Celebrant?

If it is because of lockdown, then likely to be no charge and you will be able to rebook another date.  

If you cancel outside of “lockdown” you are likely to lose some monies

Do Registrars create bespoke wedding ceremonies?

Not in the sense of what a Celebrant can.  Many Registrars offer either their traditional wedding ceremony or their “bespoke” one.   Their bespoke package offers 30 minutes of  

  • Vows (from chosen resource)
  • Up to 4 pieces of music – 2 of those will be used for signing of the register.
  • Exchange of rings

How is a Celebrant’s wedding ceremony different?
  • Can be conducted anywhere ie inside and outdoors (registrars can only conduct in registry office or licensed indoor venue)
  • Any time day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Can include any religion(s), spirituality, other beliefs, or none at all
  • Any music (and amount)
  • Any style ie traditional, celtic/spiritual/pagan, humour etc, wording, content (its all about you two, and your love story)
  • Include any poems, references, blessings, stories.
  • Any rituals*
  • Vows (written from scratch by Celebrant, or couple)
  • Signing of bespoke wedding ceremony certificate
  • Include any guests or children or pets within the ceremony itself (if desired)
  • Anything goes!

What rituals do you perform (example of Rituals by Amanda-Louise)*

These all point to forever love and harmony together, some celtic, some modern and can all be personalised to the couple and ceremony style.

  • Handfasting
  • Unity Sand
  • Rose
  • Signing of certificate
  • Exchanging rings
  • Exchange of Vows
  • Cutting Ribbon
  • Jumping the broom
  • Honey & Walnut
  • Blending of Drinks
  • Last Kiss, First Kiss
  • Chinese Tea
  • Unity Candle
  • Ring Warming
  • Quaich or Loving Cup
  • Breaking the Glass
  • Wine Box
  • Oath Stone
  • Bread, Salt & Wine
  • Wish Tree
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Wedding/golden crowns ‘stegona’

Can I have my Celebrant-led Ceremony at home?

Yes, if you want to. We can do this anywhere, so whether its up a mountain, on water, by lake/beach, or even in your garden – we are only restricted by your imagination!

Do you have a contract?

Yes, all my services have terms and conditions and agreement, which gives you security of booking, and data protection.  

Each element will have its own agreement/contract. Its shows Im a sole trader, registered with Inland Revenue.  

At present I am not VAT registered.

What is a Commitment Ceremony?

It’s very much like a wedding ceremony but it has no legal standing.  

Sometimes a couple will choose to have a commitment ceremony if one (or both) are still legally married and going through a lengthy divorce, but they want to make a spiritual commitment to their new partner.

Do you conduct same-sex ceremonies?

Absolutely Yes!

How far do you travel?

I am mainly booked in Somerset & the West Country as my main residence is on Exmoor but subject to availability I can travel further if required.

Where can I hold my ceremony?

Absolutely anywhere!

Do you conduct themed weddings?

Absolutely Yes but without the ‘cheese’.

What other types of ceremonies do you offer?

I can create any ceremony appropriate as you journey through life, for example baby naming, birthdays, weddings, blessings, pagan rituals, wedding vow renewals, anniversaries, moving home, coming of age, gender, change of name, divorce, funerals, memorials, pet funerals and officiating opening of new buildings/businesses to name but a few!

How do I book?

Please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute consultation.  

Call – 07879-220046  OR email  

hello@alkcelebrant.co.uk

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How our clients feel about us

At a time when as a family we were in the depths of sorrow at our loss Amanda - Louise arrived. It was as if the weight of trying to make sure that my husbands life was remembered and honoured was completely understood by Amanda and we all relaxed. Our memories were brought to life in the service and I found it such a comfort. We all felt totally safe opening our hearts to her and were so impressed in the skills she has and empathy she has to understand how we all felt.

Claire Woodland

At a time when as a family we were in the depths of sorrow at our loss Amanda - Louise arrived. It was as if the weight of trying to make sure that my husbands life was remembered and honoured was completely understood by Amanda and we all relaxed. Our memories were brought to life in the service and I found it such a comfort. We all felt totally safe opening our hearts to her and were so impressed in the skills she has and empathy she has to understand how we all felt.

Claire Woodland

Amanda is a loyal, empathetic and conscientious person. She gives 100% to any task assigned to her, and will execute each task with professionalism and dedication.

Lesley Scott

An enthusiastic and vibrant person who will bring laughter to any celebration

Staff Sgt Lisa Leighton

I have had the great pleasure of working with Amanda-Louise on several occasions and she is such a fun, charismatic Celebrant that would enhance any celebration, be it happy or sad. She’s a delight to work with and beautifully creative. Using her great life skills and experience, she relishes in crafting a fabulous ceremony that will be so personal to you, whether you’re looking for serious or fun, you won’t be disappointed.

Tracey Schoales

A friend recommended Amanda-Louise to be the celebrant at my mother’s funeral. Like most people in my position I found the prospect of organising not only a funeral but my own mother’s funeral during Covid19 times. But Amanda-Louise was absolutely amazing. She was so caring, compassionate, understanding and most of all friendly. She listened intently to the type of funeral service we required (I didn’t know there were so many options), made notes, asked questions to get to know not only us but my mother too – consequently offered suggestions. The result was amazing if you could say a funeral was perfect – this was genuinely it. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to Amanda – Louise’s professional and compassionate approach to a very emotional event. Whatever the event if I could employ Amanda-Louise again I would have no hesitation whatsoever.

Julie Parker

I have now directed three funeral ceremonies with Amanda-Louise, who has a gift for personalising a ceremony with such enthusiasm, compassion and grace, always with fine attention to detail

Mark Kingston-James

I cannot praise Amanda enough. Clearly professional in her role she brought direction and comfort in equal measure, and yes, some humour to a very special Celebration of Life. A separate session with the young children attending gave them a role in the proceedings and an understanding of the meaning of the meeting. I recommend her services for any celebration, happy or sad.

Dudley Price

Beautiful service for my late husband John. Amanda did him proud, she took the service with feeling and respect. Thank you Amanda.‍

Pippa Buckner

Amanda had the difficult job of creating a beautiful ceremony that brought together many different parts of our lost loved ones life. She rung up and spoke to each sibling to get stories and details needed for the ceremony. I never felt more at ease knowing she was the celebrant for the funeral. What she came up with was beautiful and she treated my dad with the upmost respect and honour. She made a bad day manageable and it was simply beautiful.


Hollie Coles

Amanda-Louise was from the outset very friendly, caring and thoughtful. Such a good service provided to us in our time of grief and the service was more than we than we could have expected. I feel like I have know her for years and that if I ever need to talk she will be there for me.

Lesley Willsher

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