Celebrating Marriage Equality

Mitch and James Wedding 2

Two of my favourite quotes about love are :

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —Maya Angelou

“Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” —Leo Buscaglia

Becoming a Celebrant was for me an easy decision, – I wanted to help all couples express their feelings about their relationship and their hopes and wishes for their future in a totally personalised, celebratory ceremony of marriage, incorporating their ideas and style and their hopes for the future;   without restrictions in terms of  time, format,  content or location.

Love is love, and it finds you, sometimes when you least expect it.  We are not all the same, and love is unique to each of us.  Why, who and how we love is our own story and is part of the journey we take.  If we can meet a person with whom we can share our hopes and dreams, who is to tell us whether our choice is right or wrong?  My heart is full of optimism and joy, but I also know that the journey to self affirmation, self discovery, acceptance and feeling strong and valued, can be a very difficult, even dangerous, one.  Where I help all my couples is that I listen with an open heart and a closed mouth!  I am not here to judge, but to help them bear witness to one of life’s major emotional milestones, connections and meaning.  A commitment to share the life we have with another – how humbled we are when we are loved, and how fulfilled we are too.   When I meet couples who are in love and prepare their ceremony, listening to their unique stories, I am in awe at Love’s strength and its ability to overcome obstacles and bring happiness and a sense of true fulfilment.

It was my great pleasure to create a ceremony for Mitch and James at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond,  and to share their wonderful day.  Their wonderful romantic love story was featured in GWedding Directory’s Real Life Weddings,  and looking back I still remember the feelings of utter joy, fun, love and laughter and the excitement we all shared on that special day.  You can read about it here:

James and Mitch Richmond May 2015
James and Mitch Richmond

Mitch and James Get Married!! Richmond





Since their Ceremony in 2015 I have been fortunate to create beautiful loving and fun ceremonies for couples and it has been an honour and a privilege to be a part of their wonderful day.


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Let’s celebrate Love, in all the ways it comes to us,  and works through us!

If you are looking for a Celebrant to create a wonderful ceremony, contact me by calling 07800 543 426 or email ivvey@hotmail.com and it will be my pleasure to work with you to create a unique exclusive celebratory ceremony.



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