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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

Irish Charm in A Stunning Senese Villa

There is a strong marriage between the culture and traditions of Ireland and Italy, which is reflected in the large numbers of Irish couples opting to celebrate their nuptuals in arguably the most romantic country in the world. Paul proposed to Evelyn on a hill top in Fiesole, which commanded a stunning panoramic view over […]

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Evelyn and Paul - July 10, 2011 - 6:56 pm

We were absolutely delighted with the ceremony and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. It was great to have two people so attentive and reassuring for us on the day. It is obvious how well you both work together and every step was carried out with the highest level of professionalism.
Thanks again for everything, you really did make the day a very special one for us.

‘Man Talk’ before ‘I Do’

  One of the most stressful moments for a Groom is of course, waiting for The Bride to arrive! Brides are traditionally a little late but sometimes last minute touches to hair and make-up can make the waiting time for a Groom seem endless.. We men are not always patient at the best of times […]

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The Naked Celebrant

We decided it was time to express ourselves the way nature intended and bare our souls. This blog is entitled ‘The Naked Celebrant’ because we are revealing a side of ourselves usually kept under wraps… This is the first in a series of personal reflections and we begin with a fundamental question… ‘to blog or […]

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On The Wings of A Dove

Experiencing a Dove Release Ceremony is a powerful experience.. Now we know where the phrase ‘lovey-lovey’ must emanate from! For many centuries, the White Dove has been an emblem of Peace, Love and New Beginnings. As a symbolic gesture, Joyce and Ted chose to include a Dove Release as the grand finale to their profoundly […]

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Joyce and Ted - August 4, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Thank you for your kind and sweet words Diane and Giuseppe! The dove release was definitely one of the highlights of the day! Un abbraccio!

When Love Took Flight in Tuscany…

Joyce and Ted, a pair of ‘love birds’ from Connecticut, pledged their troth last Autumn in the majestic grounds of a fairytale Tuscan Castle close to Florence. Honouring the Bride’s Filipino heritage was of central importance and core rituals were respectfully observed but also blended together with others to reflect this, making the ceremony unique […]

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