PETER RYDER Independent Celebrant
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I can conduct the following ceremonies:


Photograph of a bride and groom

The ceremony can be conducted anywhere:

The location does not need to have a roof, or be licensed.

It can be outdoors in a wood, or field, or by the beach/sea, or in your garden.

I can conduct your ceremony anywhere in the world.

Gay weddings, Interfaith weddings and Same sex wedding ceremonies

The style of the ceremony will be unique & personal to you and you can have a traditional or ‘wacky alternative’ service, as you wish.

You can include the following:

  • A Symbolic element to the ceremony. This can be a sand, or Unity candle ceremony, Dual Hearts Goblet, or a Rose ceremony
  • Hymns
  • Poems
  • Music - live or recorded
  • Readings
  • Ring Warming ceremony
  • Ring delivery by an owl
  • Jumping the broom.
Active participation by family members is encouraged during the ceremony.

The Hand Fasting ceremony is becoming very popular.

I am happy to assist you in the choreography of the ceremony, in conjunction with any videographer/photographer, or wedding planner.

Click below to view a video of one of my weddings

Photograph of a wedding celebration

I would normally meet with you, depending upon location, to discuss your plans for the wedding ceremony and any follow up telephone calls and emails and attend the rehearsal, prior to the ceremony, so that I can make your day as smooth and stress free as possible.

At the end of the service, I will present to you, a certificate to mark the day.

Please note that to be married legally in the UK, it is necessary to attend a registry office, or approved licensed venue, for a short ceremony.

Photo reproduced by kind permission of Sasha Weddings


The Renewal of Vows ceremony and the Divorce healing ceremony can be undertaken in any location.

The ceremony will be tailored to your wishes and desires and can include a symbolic element to the ceremony.

Poems and Readings can be incorporated into the ceremony.

I can assist you in this regard, as necessary.

Photograph of hands, bearing wedding rings

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For further information please contact me: M: 07973 255440 E:

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