WOW Ceremonies Dorset


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Last month we had the pleasure of being introduced to Heather Downie – Retired Superintendent Registrar for Dorset – who now operates her own business under the name of Wow Ceremonies which offers a unique selection of personal ceremonies for all occasions all across Dorset and the surrounding areas. Who better to conduct an important ceremony for you than the former Superintendent Registrar. Heather is extremely passionate about her new business and is very experienced in what she does.
Here at Bellissimo we think this is a brilliant idea. Perhaps you wish to have the legal element of your marriage conducted in private on a small scale and then have an outdoor ceremony to celebrate with friends and family? Perhaps you have always dreamed of “getting married” in the New Forest. Well now you can! We all know that the UK laws prevent the actual legal marriage taking place outside or in a clearing in the Forest for example but if you had the legal marriage ceremony first then you could have a private ceremony which Heather could write for you personally conducted wherever you like. Heather will happily work with you to help you write the words if you have some ideas of your own.
Somewhere else where we feel this will prove popular is with couples who go abroad to marry and then come back and want to involve their family in friends in the marriage and post marriage celebrations. Well, having a ceremony when you return to the UK followed by a wedding reception can make your family all feel part of your special day – even if they were not there for the legal marriage. A personal service will be written to make it very special and can actually be more emotional and certainly more personal that the legal marriage itself.
There is so much scope here and we firmly believe that ceremonies for baby welcoming or naming ceremonies will grow hugely in popularity as an alternative to religious christenings. You can still select “god parents” or guardians for your baby who can still make commitments to you and your baby for their future.
Heather can be contacted by email on or by telephone on 01300 321709 and she will be pleased to discuss any ceremony requirements which you may have.
Why not speak to Bellissimo to put together a celebration for you including the services of Heather Downie – call now to discuss your requirements be it for wedding, baby naming, special birthday celebration, milestone anniversary celebration, renewal of vows. Whatever you have in mind – we will be glad to speak to you and meet with you for a complimentary consultation

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