It became legal for same sex couples to have their relationships recognised in the same way as mixed-sex couples, with a legal and binding contract known as a Civil Partnership, on 21st December 2005.
A Civil Partnership contract has to be signed and witnessed in front of a registrar who can also offer to conduct the whole ceremony for you. However, this type of ceremony is very restrictive and is usually quite short. If you want to make your ceremony more special and meaningful to you, this is where I can help. You have two choices;
1. Do the legal bit at the register office and have the ceremony (the most important part of the day) at any other location. This can be just about anywhere and at any time! It doesn’t have to be in a venue that is licensed for marriages and this can be a great way to cut costs. As an Independent Celebrant, I would be delighted to lead your bespoke ceremony that we will have designed and written together.
2. Or you can invite the registrar to a licensed venue to sign the register and then continue the ceremony with me. This will result in you having a ceremony that is so much more personal and special, written around you as a couple.