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  • A Blog dedicated to the Bride and Groom!

    Welcome to The Blessings Blog, which is written by us for YOU, our valued couples. We hope that the articles featured will be informative, entertain and guide you. In order to access some of the posts you will need to apply for a password, sadly due to the increase of plagiarism and website hackers.

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    Words are trains.. Read more..

    If you value the actual ceremony and hope it will live on in the hearts and minds of others too, then pay close attention to the information you provide us with. The most pleasurable and creative aspect of our service is in the transformation of your words into beautifully flowing prose, which will accurately and touchingly reflect your feelings for one another.

    We have become adept at ascertaining the style and manner in which we should formulate ceremonies to reflect your wishes. We are never sugary and over romantic but represent genuine sentiments, expressed as you would wish them to be…. and judging by recent feedback, most couples feel that this makes all the difference to the experience of being joined together symbolically forever. After all your intention to marry will affect the rest of your lives and with this in mind, we will leave you with an inspirational thought, simply but powerfully expressed by one of the wisest men ever to have lived…Mahatma Gandhi.

    Keep your thoughts positive,
    because your thoughts become your words.
    Keep your words positive,
    because your words become your behaviours.
    Keep your behaviours positive,
    because your behaviours become your habits.
    Keep your habits positive,
    because your habits become your values.
    Keep your values positive,
    because your values become your destiny.

    Diane
    International Civil Celebrants

A Tuscan Celebration Inspired by John and Yoko

    Camilla and Luke’s public acknowledgement of their very ‘Real Love’ was made at the splendid Tuscan Villa Il Poggiale, in the presence of 150 enthusiastic guests. Luke’s parents had emigrated from Italy to Australia many years ago where he was born. Many had therefore travelled far to attend the bi lingual outdoor Wedding […]

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Life Is A Gift

  When I asked Charlotte and Johnny from Sweden what their ceremony meant to them, they immediately replied, ‘The opportunity to express our gratitude for the gift of life… and to celebrate it with those who mean the most!’ Charlotte had recently been given the all clear after bravely facing cancer whilst Johnny was dealing […]

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With All My Heart and Soul

  In August 2015 two beautiful and vibrant young women from New York contacted me feeling stressed. They were under immense pressure to find a Celebrant at the eleventh hour… September is one of the busiest months for destination weddings and miraculously the date they requested was available. We held a Skype later that evening […]

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A Green Heart for Valentine’s Day in Italy

  Love is in the air.. in every sight and every sound. Soon it will be everywhere you look around too because San Valentino is almost here! Apart from Christmas and New Year’s Eve this is one of the most popular dates for couples to enjoy a touching Betrothal. Getting engaged abroad on Valentine’s Day […]

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The Wedding Celebrant/Officiant – A Best Kept Secret

  The role of The Celebrant or Officiant is sadly undervalued and greatly misunderstood. When researching any service it is of course important to find out initially about costs and services but at the same time it is equally vital to ascertain if the Celebrant/Officiant is worth the investment. To make an appropriate comparison, when […]

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