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Nick Laurie PC Repairs (my other business) at the above address and numbers.

I WAS ONCE EVEN ASKED TO DO AN EXORCISM!

 

A recent example an unusual celebration was someone who phoned asking for an ‘exorcism’ ... it turned out that he simply wanted a way to say ‘Goodbye’ to the departed ‘Neighbours-From-Hell’ and ‘Welcome’ to the new people moving in!

 

Needless to say, a ceremony was created, the garden fence came down, there was dancing, smudging (cleansing) with burning sage, children bringing flowers and furniture into the house ... and not a hint of ‘Hollywood’ but, instead, a meaningful and satisfying ‘out with the old and in with the new’.

Yes, you name it and I’ll find a way to mark the occasion with you!

Cost

These are only a guide since items such as travel and additional materials and visits may need to be taken into account: weddings and partnerships are usually £600–700 with higher figures for overseas and more complicated events. (I recently turned down a wedding where they were payinhg more for the flowers than they wanted to pay me!)

 

Renewals of vows will be a little less than a wedding simply because there tends to be less time spent on interviews and preparation, baby-namings are typically around £400. A funeral in the Central Somerset area is a fixed £200. All fees will be discussed in detail at the first meeting and the figures shown here should not be taken as definitive.

For weddings a deposit is required fairly early on in the process in order to reserve the date, with the balance payable in full at least a month before the date of the event.

PHOTOGRAPHS 

Many of the photographs on this website were provided by Bill Bradshaw who says he doesn’t want to ‘do’ weddings, but he still does them remarkably well: www.billbradshaw.co.uk.

...AND NOW FOR SOME LINKS THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTING AND/OR USEFUL...

VENUES

Venues can be many and varied: licensed for weddings or unlicensed, a clearing in the woods or a stately home.  

One of my favourites is The Yurt Retreat near Crewkerne in Somerset and a quick hop over to The Yurt Retreat

will show you exactly why!

Another venue catering for a deliciously rustic wedding without actually needing wellies is Old Oak Farm on the

edge of Curry Rivel at www.rebeccajaneweddings.info.

 

One that I’m particularly fond of (and very local to me) is Midelney Manor. Ideal for people who want a touch of old-fashioned class with all mod cons! Take a look at www.midelneymanor.co.uk

 

Good, reliable marquee hire is essential if you're creating your own venue and one I can highly recommend is Adams Marquees. Owned by James Morris-Adams, based in Shepton Mallet but able to travel widely, you can reach his website at www.adamsmarquees.co.uk.

HANDFASTING TIES, tiaras, bobby pins, fascinators and decorative cordwork

As well as fully-formed handfasting ties, Claire Ritchie makes D.I.Y. kits, cords and accessories (even garters!) all produced with huge care and attention to detail. Do take a look at: Binding Ties.

LOCAL TO LANGPORT: CATERING and B&B

Kitchen in Langport is not only a seriously good high-street patisserie but their highly-qualified staff can feed three, thirty or three hundred to the highest possible standards Kitchen – Langport.

Chris and Karen Dyer of Bere Farm, near Langport, offer quality catering of all kinds including large spit-roasts as well as big pan party meals. They also have two delightful luxury holiday cottages suitable for your guests − and Karen tells me she could even make one of them into a beautiful Honeymoon Suite! www.bere-farm.co.uk.

UK MARRIAGE AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIP LAW

Full details of the UK law relating to weddings and civil  partnerships can be found by clicking here:

gov.uk: marriages & civil-partnerships.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

If you’re struggling with the grief (or any other aspects) of a recent bereavement, then a visit to  Counselling Directory might be worth considering: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html.