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Welcome to Wild Blessing Ceremonies
Are you an adventurous, nature-loving, free-spirited couple? Would you love to get-away and enjoy your Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro-wedding created just for you, by a Wild Wedding Celebrant in Cornwall? Do you want to explore, embrace and experience an authentic wedding ceremony which captures and celebrates the mystery and magic of your love? Are you hoping for a ceremony that’s all about U.. Unique, Intimate, Unusual and Unconventional? Are you nodding your head right now, thinking…“that’s us”? Welcome to Wild Blessing Ceremonies - Wedding Celebrant Cornwall. You’re definitely in the right place!
Hi we are Jacki & Mike - your Wedding Celebrants in Cornwall
We are happy, creative Wild Wedding Celebrants who have travelled all the way from the Wildness of South Africa to the Wildness of Cornwall (with a few detours along the way). We left our Homeland to follow our yearnings for adventure and to explore foreign shores and interesting cultures. We love creating fusion Weddings, Handfastings and Elopements where we can combine our love of all these different elements to bring you a ceremony that is all about U - UNIQUE, UNCONVENTIONAL AND INTIMATE!! You have the option to choose us individually or together - so essentially 2 for the price of 1. For our Celtic/Pagan Handfastings, we recommend that you choose us both as there are at least 6 different Rituals to include and it works well to keep the dynamic of this type of ceremony flowing. What's great about choosing us is that there will always be a Celebrant for you, no matter what the weather is doing, or if one of us is ill or your choice of wild location is off the beaten track - WE HAVE YOU COVERED!
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Why we offer Outdoor Adventure Elopements only with our Family Business
Thinking of having a unique Cornish Elopement experience? Why not book our exclusive Wild Outdoor eco-friendly Elopement Package from Cornwall Elopements. This includes all the local knowledge from Cornwall Elopements and valuable wedding experience, help with your elopement planning, ‘secret’ location options, the option to change flexible dates for the best weather, advice on weather/tides, safety requirements, travel and accommodation tips, and recommended local suppliers such as a photographer, caterer and more. Still not convinced? The elopement package also includes a celebratory drink, picnic and a beautiful highlight film! Cornwall Elopements are the leading specialists in providing a quality service to their adventurous couples who want a unique, intimate and bespoke wedding day. Every Image, Film on this Website is taken from Cornwall Elopements. Please note this adventure outdoor elopements are only available with Cornwall Elopements as a package.
Which Ceremony is perfect for me?
Historically an Elopement was when a couple escaped from having a formal, traditional wedding, perhaps to someone they did not love, by running away to get married in secret without telling their family. For the modern couple it has a completely different meaning.
Our couples choose to travel somewhere special and scenic (like Cornwall) usually on their own, with or without telling anyone so they can enjoy the freedom of celebrating their wedding day how they want to. And I love helping them!
Celtic Handfasting Ceremony
A Handfasting is probably my favourite Ceremony. The Ancient Celtic Ritual where the hands/wrists are tied together with ribbons, cords or fabric, symbolises the binding of two lives and two hearts together. A Handfasting is used in Wiccan or Pagan Commitment Ceremonies to publicly declare your intent to marry and it would last for a ‘year and a day’ you could then decide to continue your union for longer. For your Wedding Ceremony it would be for ‘as long as love lasts’. A true Pagan/Celtic Handfasting has Nature-based Spirituality and Symbolism at its heart. This ritual, however, has been incorporated into mainstream religious and secular wedding ceremonies around the world and has become popular as a ‘Hand-tying Ritual’ within its own right. Any number of guests can attend your Handfasting Ceremony.
Micro Weddings in Cornwall
A micro wedding is a wedding with less than 20 guests. Because it’s smaller in size, it’s more budget friendly, more relaxed, and shorter in length than a traditional wedding day. It may be Celebrant-led (no witness needed as your wedding is not legally binding) or even a quick and simple registry office ceremony but your Micro-Wedding is not done in secret. The guest list is just much smaller. Micro weddings are also different from intimate weddings. Small Micro weddings can still include wedding traditions if using a Celebrant and couples can get creative in ways that might be more difficult with larger affairs.
Jenny & Luke
Jacki is the most amazing celebrant ever! She took so much time getting to know us and our story as a couple before creating our perfect ceremony and this meant it was beautifully personalised and meaningful for us! She made sure that we felt so comfortable on the day and she is just a bundle of fun, even getting up at 3am to make sure we had the day of our dreams - such dedication! We had a hand fasting and sand collecting ceremony which was so much fun and the perfect way to seal our vows. Thank you Jacki for making our wedding the most perfect day of our lives we can’t thank you enough! Xx
Winnie & Simon
We don't know where to begin with our experience with Jacki! We felt so special with her blessing and the ceremony was filled with laughter, love and tears. We really believe that this was a unique and personalised way to wed! Her words couldn't of been more perfect - thank you so much Jacki!
Becci & Debs
Before we even met Jacki we knew that she was exactly the type of person we were looking for to conduct our intimate ceremony. During our online chats her lovely nature and cracking sense of humour really shone through. She also showed kindness and empathy prior to our wedding on the sad loss of Deb’s mum. As soon as we arrived at our sunrise ceremony (a little later than planned due to sat nav issues!!) Jacki put us at ease. The ceremony was written beautifully and delivered with such kindness, love and expression. She added extra touches such as a candle to light for those loved ones who were no longer with us and a jar to collect sand from the beach below where we had photographs taken. Jacki is a beautiful genuine soul and we highly recommend her!!
Cali & Matt
There is no one else we could have imagined to perform our elopement other than Jacki! Jacki is the absolute best and sweetest person. We felt right at home with her the second we met her over zoom, and knew that we were in safe hands. She performed our ceremony exactly how we wanted it and was just as excited to be there as we were! She made the whole process so seamless and magical. The best is that she provides a box filled with the elopement certificate, and the entire ceremony printed up (plus some goodies) that you get to take home and cherish. We could not have had the best day of our lives without Jacki, and are forever grateful.
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Wedding Celebrant Cornwall – Wild Blessing Ceremonies
Welcome to Wild Blessing Ceremonies – Your Wedding Celebrant Cornwall specialized in Wild Blessing Ceremonies, Celtic Ceremonies & Pagan Handfastings. Wedding Celebrant Cornwall.
Are you an, adventurous nature-loving, free-spirited couple?Would you love to get-away and enjoy your Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro-wedding created just for you, by a Wild Celebrant in Cornwall? Do you want to explore, embrace and experience an authentic wedding ceremony which captures and celebrates the mystery and magic of your love? Are you hoping for a ceremony that’s all about U.. Unique, Unboring, Unusual and Unconventional?Are you nodding your head right now, thinking…“that’s us”? WELCOME TO WILD BLESSING CEREMONIES from Cornwall. You’re definitely in the right place!
So thankful you are here!
Your Wild Wedding Celebrant in Cornwall
I left South Africa just over 22 years ago to discover and explore distant shores, embrace different cultures, ancient traditions and diverse Spiritual paths . My personal journey has included: living in a Buddhist Community (where I got married),a surfing town, (full of stories I could write a book about), a beautiful village on the Emerald Isle, (full of shenanigans, leprechauns and music), an organic farm in the Cotswolds, (peaceful and beautiful) and finally Penzance, (the coastal harbour town of infamous smugglers, pirates and operas!)
My life experiences have shaped me, enriched me and continue to keep me curious and make me who I am today. I’m open-minded and comfortable with couples who come from many varied backgrounds, heritages, cultures, beliefs or orientation. I trained with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as I love that they have respect for Nature, our Planet and all that are on it!I also have extra training with the UnboringOfficiant! from Canada
You may be wondering what an Intimate Elopement, a Pagan/Celtic Handfasting and a Micro-wedding in Cornwall is and are not sure which one is right for you. I will give you a brief outline of the differences below. To learn more about these Ceremonies, please check out my Outdoor Ceremonies Page or my informative blogs where I go into more detail about them, what I offer and how we can work together.
CAN I GET MARRIED OUTSIDE IN THE UK?
CAN I GET MARRIED ON A BEACH IN THE UK
Yes definitely. Send us a message for your personal Beach Wedding.
PAGAN HANDFASTING CEREMONIES
A Handfasting is an Ancient Celtic Ritual where the hands/wrists are tied together with ribbons, cords or fabric to symbolise the binding of two lives together. This ritual is often used in Wiccan or Pagan Wedding Ceremonies to publicly declare your intent to marry (Betrothal) and would usually last for a ‘year and a day’. For your wedding ceremony it would be for ‘as long as love lasts’ or ‘for eternity’.
A Hand-tying has become popular in mainstream religious and secular wedding ceremonies around the world. There are many ways to include and personalize these rituals into your ceremony. Your ribbons, ropes, cords or fabric can be different widths, textures and thickness and be woven together in groups of 3, 4, 6 or even 9.
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can i get married outside in the uk?
What is a Celebrant Led Ceremony?
It’s Freedom.. It’s a totally personalised, unique, unboring and bespoke Wedding Ceremony, created and led by a Celebrant (me) for awesome, free-thinking, nature-loving, wild-spirited couples (like you), so that you can celebrate your love story anywhere you want, however you want and with who you want. Freedom to focus on your LOVE, not the legalities!
NO! Not outdoors ‘in the wild’ If you want to have a legally binding marriage ‘outdoors’, you will need to find a licensed venue that has a permanent outdoor structure (like a Gazebo) that has a solid floor and a fixed roof structure (not a tent or marquee) and you will need a Registrar to sign the register. As your legal ‘marriage’ only requires a 10 minute signing appointment and the reciting of your contractual words and your name, this can be done anytime, before or after your Celebrant-led wedding ceremony, at your local Registry Office, just email them to find out more or to make an appointment. I know which one our freedom-loving couples would choose!
Pagan Handfasting Ceremonies
can i get married on a beach in the uk?
A Handfasting is an Ancient Celtic Ritual where the hands/wrists are tied together with ribbons, cords or fabric to symbolise the binding of two lives together. This ritual is often used in Wiccan or Pagan Wedding Ceremonies to publicly declare your intent to marry (Betrothal) and would usually last for a ‘year and a day’. For your wedding ceremony it would be for ‘as long as love lasts’ or ‘for eternity’. A Hand-tying has become popular in mainstream religious and secular wedding ceremonies around the world. There are many ways to include and personalize these rituals into your ceremony. Your ribbons, ropes, cords or fabric can be different widths, textures and thickness and be woven together in groups of 3, 4, 6 or even 9.
Yes, most definitely! If you have a Celebrant-led Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro-wedding Ceremony in Cornwall, with a bespoke script that includes all the rituals, poems, readings, music and words you want, you will be able to have your wedding ceremony anywhere, anyplace and anyhow you like. You can choose from the beach, a sea-cave, forests, woodlands, mines, sacred stone circles or any other location of your choice! If you have a special spot, outdoors, perhaps where you first met, had your first kiss or somewhere that holds precious memories for you, you have the freedom to celebrate your Wedding Ceremony there.