Weddings & Handfastings

Mark offers a variety of services that help couples express their love and commitment. These include traditional wedding blessings, renewal of marriage vows, handfasting ceremonies and blessings for civil partnerships. Mark’s ceremonies are not confined to a church and can be in any setting mutually agreed upon by Mark and the couple.

Since 21st December 2005 same-sex couples in the UK have been able to have their relationships legally recognised in the same way as mixed-sex couples. Mark has been privileged to conduct ceremonies for same-sex couples and mixed-sex couples following a Register Office ceremony. Mark’s ceremonies offer unconditional love and openness for all who wish to celebrate their relationship whether gay, straight, divorced, Humanist, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Druid or any other spiritual path. He draws on many traditions as he designs his ceremonies. Mark also loves to help couples create their own ceremonies by offering various templates and suggestions..

Here’s what people are saying about Mark’s eclectic approach:

“Mark was the perfect man to guide us through the beautiful ceremony of marriage. His warm caring nature meant that our service was perfectly adapted for us and our family. So many of our friends expressed how it was the most wonderful service they had ever been to and how true it felt. He is a unique Rev in every way!” Jade Jagger and Adrian Fillary

“Mark helped us to create a wedding day I thought existed in only in dreams. He was so flexible, warm, inspiring and professional. Nothing was a problem, when stuck he offered support and had ideas that we loved. He is unique in his approach and has touches that no one else could offer. No one else could ever compare!” Linda and Toby

Further useful information on weddings, renewal of vows and other ceremonies of love can be found here: www.independentcelebrants.com/weddings.html