Circle Of Life Ceremonies UK

Wedding Ceremonies

Dare to be different?

Maybe you have decided you do not wish for your ceremony to be short and uniformed in a registry office. You are possibly visiting Circle Of Life Ceremonies UK because you are aware that even if the registrar is going to conduct your ceremony at your chosen venue, they are still very restricted as to what they can say and the short time that they have in which they can conduct the service.

You may not be aware that any element of religion i.e hymns or prayers can not be given in a licensed venue.

Why should we chose an independent celebrant?

You have been planning this special day for such a long time so why cut short the most intimate part of your union?  Marie a trained wedding Celebrant ( not a registrar) and relationship coach can conduct your ceremony exactly how, when and where you want it. Marie offers you a personal service as she is the one who meets with you and conducts the ceremony, ensuring continuity, flexibility and communication at all times.

Marie will help and assist you as a couple to write your wedding ceremony script or she will write it for you taking into consideration your relationship and feelings for each other. This will only be done once she has met with you both face to face and after listening to your story.

The Meeting

After your initial free consultation she will arrange to meet you again and listen to how you met, where you met and both your family backgrounds. Together you and Marie can create a bespoke ceremony giving you a special day ‘limited only by your imagination’.  She will help you create and weave a tapestry of vows to each other and maybe a promise of intent regarding your future life together. These can be heartfelt words you wish to express for your future life together, your dreams and aspirations.

You will receive a draft copy of your ceremony within fourteen days of the full consultation. This can then have unlimited editing at any stage leading up to fourteen days before the ceremony.
 Marie will arrange for a rehearsal of your ceremony, at a mutual convenient time, before your special day, preferably on location.

The Legalities

Once you have visited the registrar and completed the legal documents, which can be on the same day or a few days prior to your Circle Of Life Ceremony, Marie can then conduct The Circle Of Life Ceremony in front of your friends and family at your chosen venue. (Many couples do this) As you are free to hold a wedding Ceremony indoors or outdoors or hold it in a venue not licensed for civil weddings, this gives you complete flexibility on the day or night (under the stars if you wish). Please remember you still need to sign your legal papers at the registrars office) before or after a circle of life ceremony. This is important to complete the legalities.)

The partnership of marriage is the most intimate relationship

You may have decided to come together in  Marriage, because you wish to celebrate your relationship and love for each other. Marie will create and conduct a personal wedding ceremony which reflects your life history as a couple.

Note from Marie: “I will preside over your ceremony with total presence. I will be the spoke person for your love. I will convey the unique values of your union and I will give you the peace of mind that your ceremony will run smoothly and professionally”. I will ensure that together we achieve Circle Of Life Ceremonies mission statement.

‘Eternal footprints create lasting memories that stay in our hearts’.

How long is the ceremony?
The length of the ceremony will be dependent upon the choices that the couple have made, your vows to each other, any readings and the inclusion or involvement of family members and friends.


  • Initial FREE no obligation consultation.
  • Contract to protect both client and celebrant.
  • Deposit paid at time of booking, balance due three weeks prior to your ceremony.

If any outside sources are used such as Musicians, Piper, Dove Release, Balloons etc, the client, at the point of instruction, must meet these costs. In some cases special arrangements can be made with a sufficient deposit.

Circle Of Life Ceremonies UK complimentary gifts for you.

• Bespoke Service.
Ceremony certificate
Complimentary silver finish photograph frame, to display your memorable day.
Complimentary bottle of wine.
Signature chocolate for the couple
Circle Of Life Ceremonies personal congratulation card.
Presentation copy of the ceremony script.
Personalized Guest book. (optional)

Wedding Ceremonies

Personal poetry and script ceremonies prepared by Marie.
Marie writes poetry about the couple and their life history. (Optional)
Indoor or outdoor venues.
List of wedding songs.
White dove release.
Signature balloon release on dance floor or outdoors at venue.
Beach Ceremony UK and abroad.
Jumping The Broom.
Chimney Sweep.
Hand Fasting (Celtic Tradition).
Rose Ceremony.
Sand Ceremony.

Deposit paid, balance due three weeks prior to your ceremony.

All ceremonies limited only by your imagination.

The world is your oyster regarding choice of venues.

Hotel, Town or Country.
Stately Home.
Hot Air Balloon over your favourite location from the Vale of York, to Egypt.
London Eye decorated in ribbons.
Eiffel Tower.
Loch Lomond.
(Secret location) Beach UK
Beach ceremony abroad.

Locations abroad can be arranged with travel expenses covered.

Secret venues to be discussed.

Alternatively; The couple can have the ceremony in the UK in front of family and friends, then fly to a Circle Of Life recommended location. Special price subsidies have been arranged. Limited dates are available, so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Arranging the ceremony.

Talk to Marie for up to date information to register your intent to marry prior to a Circle Of Life Ceremony.

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Marie will travel to conduct your ceremony within 40 miles which is included in the price.Travel expenses will be accrued after this. Please discuss with Marie at the onset of your booking.

Marie Macintyre-Thomson A.O.I.C.
Circle Of Life Ceremonies UK
Independent Celebrant
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Circle Of Life Wedding Ceremonies can be conducted by Marie in Leeds, Wakefield, Holmfirth, Harrogate, York, Hull, Bridlington and East coast, Derby, Lancs, Lincs, Scarborough, Whitby, Sheffield, Bradford, Barnsley, Ripon, Huddersfield, York and all surrounding areas within Yorkshire with travel included in the fee. Marie is happy to travel outside of these areas on request. Scottish locations are very welcome as Marie was born a Glaswegian and she often frequents the Scottish Borders. Conducting ceremonies abroad can be arranged by request.Travel expenses will apply.