Sophie Colligan Ceremonies


    Relaxed, fun, creative and personal non-religious weddings for couples who love each other quirks and all!

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About Sophie Colligan Ceremonies

For me, the most important part of being chosen as your celebrant is that we’ll have had the chance to get to know each other. When there’s the possibility of feeling the pressure on the big day itself, you’ll know there will be someone right up there at the front with you who knows and loves your quirks, someone who’s got your back… and I’m not just talking about your significant other!

And a celebrant ceremony is NOTHING like a registrar wedding… so stop that comparison Right Now. There are no templates, no paragraphs that get repeated over and over from ceremony to ceremony, no strict starting times: it will be what YOU want it to be! Have a look at my Instagram if you don’t believe me 😉

I’ll guide you right through the process of putting your ceremony together, so you can go from “Sophie, we don’t even know where to start!” to “Sophie, this is SO US and we love every word of it!” (You can have a look at a Facebook live I did where I explain it all in more detail).

There’s so much choice! Symbolic acts are always popular, whether that is the common practice of exchanging rings, older traditions such as hand-fasting and candle-lighting… or even some newer ideas such as sand-blending or tree planting. (I mean, you *might* even end up saying “Yes, the umbrella with sticky tape and streamers sound just perfect!” but that’s another story….)

I *promise* to be your biggest advocate – hey, I’ll even be ‘bad cop’ if that’s what’s needed to make sure you have the ceremony that YOU want (not the ‘solemn occasion’ your Aunty Nelly or Lucinda your second-cousin-twice-removed would prefer)… you can just blame me!

Want your guests to play a big part? Let’s do it! Want your pooch involved? Of course you do! Want your wild-card uncle to stand up and deliver some off-the-cuff thoughts for over 10 minutes? (Woah… that might not make the cut!) I’m here to make sure that you and your guests will be BUZZING! So if you want to dance your way down the aisle in one big, messy wedding party group, get ring tattoos instead of rings, include a quiz mid-ceremony, give your teenage daughter her own ring as a surprise just before you exchange your own, sing ‘500 miles’ at the top of your voices at the end, or even keep the WHOLE WEDDING a surprise… I am here to make sure that *this* is what you get!

My wedding package includes all of this:

> Free 30 – 45 mins online chat to see if you’d like to book!

> Initial 1 hour online planning meeting to discuss possible ceremony structure.

> Extensive in-person meeting later on – to get to know you and your story!

> Support with writing vows if needed: I can provide many examples for inspiration.

> Offer of a collection of readings and symbolic actions.

> ‘Homework’ conversation activity all about your shared values.

> 100% bespoke script (zero copying and pasting involved!)

> Unlimited edits of your ceremony script via email.

> Rehearsal in venue (helps reduce nerves on the day).

> Use of microphone and mobile speaker system (if needed).

> Beautifully designed script as a keepsake.

> Handmade ceramic Christmas decoration for your first Christmas as a married couple.

> All travel costs from my base in Liverpool.

> Optional monthly payment plan if you need to budget carefully. 

> Liaising with your other wonderful ceremony suppliers.

> Stellar 5* ceremony on the big day itself!


Please get in touch if this sounds like the type of thing you’re looking for!

[Photo credits left to right: Friend of the couple; Nicola Thompson; Rachel Burt; Leesha Williams; Esme Whiteside; Jenny Appleton]

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