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Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Handfastings

George Harrison was right. "It's gonna take money, a whole lot of spending money, to do it right." Weddings now seem to be planned out like a military operation. But you do want to do it right.

There's one thing though that often gets overlooked: that's the ceremony itself. Isn't that a bit strange?

In the middle of all the drama, the costumes, the colour, at the still point in the rush of adrenalin, stand two people, very much in love, for whom the world stands still. This moment will shine in their minds for the rest of their lives together. This is what it is all about. Don't leave it to chance. Do it right.​

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Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Handfastings

George Harrison was right. "It's gonna take money, a whole lot of spending money, to do it right." Weddings now seem to be planned out like a military operation. But you do want to do it right.

There's one thing though that often gets overlooked: that's the ceremony itself. Isn't that a bit strange?

In the middle of all the drama, the costumes, the colour, at the still point in the rush of adrenalin, stand two people, very much in love, for whom the world stands still. This moment will shine in their minds for the rest of their lives together. This is what it is all about. Don't leave it to chance. Do it right.​

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If you don't want a church wedding there are now many places where you can get married. Country houses and parks, hotels, woodland settings, and many other places are now licensed for weddings. Alternatively you may complete the formalities at a local register office, and follow with a wedding ceremony anywhere you want (within reason!). Kit Handford can create and lead a magnificent marriage, while the register office completes the legal work.

The great thing about arranging a bespoke ceremony is that you can let your imagination run wild. You could for example have a gypsy themed wedding round a bonfire in a woodland clearing, or a nautical wedding on board ship, a fancy dress wedding, you name it, Kit will work with that idea.

You may prefer a hand-fasting to a marriage. This is where you announce that you are a couple, but without the legal framework of marriage. This carries advantages and disadvantages. If you would like to discuss any of this please get in touch.

Love is all around
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Isn't it great how in this country, in my own lifetime, being gay has gone from being illegal to being valued and celebrated. Certainly there's a long way to go yet, but with the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act of 2013, couples of any sexuality can now have their marriage officially recognized.

Love knows no boundaries, and Kit welcomes LGBT men and women to celebrate their commitment to each other in a ceremony of their own choosing. Christians who want to use the Anglican order of service may be reassured that Kit, who is a former ordination candidate, is sympathetic to their wishes.


Kit Handford is the professional name of
Clifford Smith, 12 Alma Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 7EX