|Posted by Claire Oxenham on November 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM||comments (1)|
The last blog entry was a while ago I know!! I’ve been a busy bee, but I was writing about how wedding season is now over…. Well I’m sorry to say that I miss informed you!! I’ve had several “late” booking for wedding ceremonies and I now have them up until the week before Christmas! Never let it be said that my job is boring!
Just when I was about to start concentrating on my new office job I have weddings coming in not to mention the one for next yea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on October 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Well as I have said in the last blog, wedding season is over for me here in Tenerife, but my calendar is already filling up fast for next year I’m very pleased to say.
So whilst I’m putting the finishing touches on the couple of ceremonies I have for the end of the year, I would like to tell you a little bit about what I do when I’m not clacking away on my laptop.
I’m a mother of two fabulous children so I’m running around with them a lot!!! When the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on September 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
You would think that being a celebrant on the beautiful island of Tenerife I would have ceremonies booked in all year round, but believe it or not for the “winter” seasons I only have a few… so I’m back blogging!!
I just want to say that yet again I have a fantastic season and have met some really nice couples and families, just putting faces to the email addresses I have, meeting the children I read about in the questionnaires, the friends and family all wanting...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on July 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
So behind on this now!! But I will continue to write for you every spare moment I have.
As you all know wedding season in Tenerife is in full swing now and will run to quite late on in the year as we have the weather for it, the perfectly sunny days and warm evenings makes a great back drop for the sunset ceremony or the early afternoon romantic ceremony.
More and more of my clients are turning to me to recommend locations for them and whilst I can as I have lived on the island fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on July 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM||comments (1)|
With wedding season on full swing on this fantastically hot island of Tenerife it’s hard not to feel it when performing my ceremonies.
As a wedding celebrant there is no formal dress code that we have to adhere to we can choose what to wear, I choose to wear a suit as I feel it looks smart and professional and exactly what my clients are looking for when looking for a celebrant here.
Now with it being summer most of my clients are having the sunset ceremonies and it is very ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on July 8, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
This week I’m dipping into the symbolic ceremony again, as it’s such an open subject that really the sky is the limit!!
There are no rules to the symbolic ceremony you can even create your own, so any ideas that you have then don’t be shy!
But I’m going to look at the traditions in Burma, and the two bouquet ceremony.
Both the bride and groom hold flowers bouquets during the recitation of their vows.
The symbolism here is that the i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on July 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
This week I want to talk about the choreography of the ceremony, being a celebrant in Tenerife I feel its important to run through every last detail of your ceremony.so during the rehearsal or pre ceremony meet we will talk about the choreography, gone are the days when a bride and groom stood with the backs to their guests!! it´s all about facing the people you love whilst listening to the celebrant, I like to call the choreographed ceremonies my three way tango, again we work tog...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on June 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
This week I want to take a look at the symbolism in ceremonies again, we´ve looked at hand fasting, but this week I want to look at the Unity candle ceremony.
Although traditionally used in Christian wedding ceremonies, it’s now being used a lot in non-religious ceremonies.
There are three candles in total, to taper candles and one larger one.
The two small ones are lit this represents their single lives the bride and groom then light the larger one ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on June 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Well hopefully I can answer that question,
Baby naming ceremonies are becoming more popular, it's an alternative to the traditional Christening or Baptism.
Naming ceremonies offer a lot more of a personal content then what you would expect from the traditional ceremonies, what you want in life for your baby, the hope, dreams and wishes, also they now tend to include the older siblings as well, as a formal welcome to this brand new addition, these hope dreams and wishes don’...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Claire Oxenham on June 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
This week I’m going to take a closer look at the commitment ceremony.
I have only ever performed one in Tenerife, but hopefully after this I’ll have a lot more in the pipeline.
The commitment ceremony used to be very popular between same sex couples when unfortunately they couldn’t have a legally binding ceremony.
Now however it’s just as popular with heterosexual couples.
Couples are now deciding that yes they have found the one, but for whatev...Read Full Post »