Why Choose A Civil Wedding?

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However you want your big day…

A full religious wedding may not be your cup of tea; nor may a Register Office wedding, which is strictly non-religious. Both have their fans, but each must follow a formula and barely differ from one ceremony to the next. You may well want religious elements, but may be marrying someone of a different religion to you – or your own church won’t accept your marriage for whatever reason.


Hurrah! There is a ‘middle ground’, which is where I come in. I can help you create a tailor-made ceremony, offering you ideas and guidance, as you choose the elements that you feel will meet your needs, personalities and personal beliefs. Then I conduct your service in an appropriate, professional way.

The one restriction to bear in mind is that no wedding is legal without the involvement of registrars. Why not go (with two witnesses) and get legally married (hours or days) before our ceremony, leaving you free to really relax and enjoy the occasion? Or you can even combine the two ceremonies, with the registrars marrying you in front of your guests and the civil ceremony following straight on!


Your Civil Wedding can take place at virtually any time, and, subject to the legalities already mentioned (and permission, where relevant!), you can marry anywhere you like – from gardens to hotel to hot-air balloon to wherever your imagination takes you. The size of the event is down to you, as are its style and the ceremony wording and choreography, the type and use of ritual, and even the celebrant address.

I specialise in mixed-faith ceremonies.

As a linguist, I may be able to help you, if you want part of the ceremony in a foreign language.

You really can have your big day just the way you want it!



Find out about my personalised service!


Same-Sex Weddings

Freedom to choose
In essence, there is very little difference between a civil wedding described above and a same-sex one.
You can still have the freedom of choice to celebrate exactly as you choose. That includes venue, time, ceremony content and style.Your unique love story can be part of the celebrant address, if you so desire. Michael will be delighted to tailor-make a superb personalised ceremony for you.




Wonderful to play my part in this fabulous same-sex wedding!

Wedding Fairs



Well, I’m taking a break from these until the wonderful Royal Windsor Fair on 23rd September. But don’t worry, I’ll find a way to fill my time!

My Latest Wedding

Have recently conducted a wedding at the Savoy Hotel, London. Nice!!