“Renewing your vows for whatever reason is a beautiful and romantic event, and I will create an elegant ceremony full of warmth and love befitting this magical occasion and something to cherish for the rest of your lives”
A vow renewal ceremony, is a beautiful, romantic and magical event.
Maybe you are looking to recapture your wedding day (having married abroad and away from family and friends), or you wish to celebrate a special anniversary, or simply desire a ceremony to signify a fresh start after a difficult period…whatever the reason, renewing your vows is a gesture of love and commitment and your ceremony should reflect the same amount of love and consideration as your initial wedding ceremony.
Many, couples who have had a destination wedding (or eloped) may also want to celebrate with family and friends who were unable to be with them during their wedding day.
Sometimes, couples did not have the dream wedding they always wanted; others simply loved their wedding day so much that they want to relive it again and again. No matter what the reason is, no one has to have only one wedding day.
Creating Your Customised Vow Renewal Ceremony
What is involved in creating a unique vow renewal ceremony?
I will provide guidance on how to incorporate the elements that are typical or that you may wish to include in your ideal ceremony, from readings to music. I can help you plan and write vows that are original, personal, and meaningful.
As a professional writer and storyteller/actor with a trained voice, I can also guide you in how to make great speeches. Whatever your needs may be for your ideal ceremony, I am happy to provide support as you plan this important life event.
As well as working with you during planning, I am pleased to include family members or consultants/wedding planners in the process.
Your ceremony will be carefully crafted and polished with the personal vows, and selected elements such as special readings, that will reflect you and tell your story.
Thanks again for taking the time to meet with us at such a late hour! We both felt that you were a perfect fit for us, even after a quick 30 minute chat. We loved your energy, your knowledge, and your beliefs/attitudes towards the wedding day. You have the perfect blend of formality and lightheartedness that we were looking for (and your love of cats sealed the deal!).
Your German was flawless and my family was highly impressed!
Hiring you to perform the ceremony is the best decision we’ve ever made!
After our wedding, so many people commented on how wonderful you were. You kept it interesting and fun and you were everything we could have possibly hoped for in an officiant.
People really enjoyed the way you told our story and your French was bang on!
Catherine was so wonderful that we’ve already had people ask for her contact information so she can do weddings for their relatives.
You are not only such a professional, but so warm, a lovely speaker, and did such an amazing job of customizing everything to our unique needs. I can’t tell you how many people remarked on just how wonderful a job you did.
We cannot thank you enough for your wonderful officiating of our marriage. We continue to receive praise for our ceremony. It was all we could have imagined, hoped and dreamed.
It was a pleasure working with you to create an interfaith ceremony that was intimate, personal, and most importantly, meaningful to us. We are so happy as we reminisce about our special day.
We were so thrilled with how it all turned out and felt that the ceremony you scripted for us was perfect. Your command of the audience was excellent and your suggestions really made for the perfect wedding.
At very short notice Catherine Kentridge agreed to come to our home and marry us in front of a couple dozen close friends. She was well-prepared, kind, and professional. I could not recommend her more highly.
You were like part of the family.
It was a joy to listen to you. Your voice is like music.
What a beautiful, elegant wedding. We are so glad we found you. You were just perfect for our ceremony.
What a lovely ceremony. You are a natural for this. You have such presence and radiate such a sense of joy. And your accent is to die for!
We have received so many compliments on the beautiful way the ceremony was set up.
You are a lovely speaker and a true professional—your guidance and advice on creating a custom ceremony was greatly appreciated! You were a delight to work with!
Thank you for giving us the wedding we had dreamed of for eight years. It was perfect!
Complex or Simple Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Some couples require a high level of involvement with family or the inclusion of multiple languages. You may need complex arrangements or more behind-the-scenes consultations—we will discuss what is involved beforehand so that time is scheduled for this.
The Celebrant Service
My unique custom-designed ceremonies include my presence at your ceremony rehearsal if requested. I will be happy to discuss with you the option that works best with your ideas and budget for your vow renewal ceremony.
I will provide three written drafts of the ceremony, and your changes and feedback are then taken into account and the ceremony is polished to meet the most exacting requirements.
My services include
- A personal consultation with you
- A unique, custom-crafted ceremony, created in close collaboration with you
- A rehearsal if requested
- Conducting the ceremony
Booking the Time and Date of Your Ceremony
Please book as soon as you have the venue and the date to be sure of the time of your choice—a year is not too far in advance in some popular seasons or months for weddings. However, I am also happy to step in with short notice, if I can, so please ask.
P.S. It helps if you have some flexibility about the actual time of the ceremony, especially if you are getting married in peak wedding season between May and October or on any long weekend.
Customised Vow Renewal Ceremony Fees
My fees for ceremonies depend on the scope and personalization that you require. It is important to note that all wedding ceremonies, whether simple or elaborate, take considerable time and effort during preparation. Once I know what your wedding wishes and plans are, this will help pinpoint the ceremony that will best match your needs and budget. My fees are determined by the complexity or amount of liaison needed to meet your arrangements, including the elements you’d like to incorporate.
A contract and a 50 percent deposit are needed to reserve your date and time.