Well, what a roller coaster of a year this has been for us. From a very tentative leap into our launch of ‘Just Ceremonies’ in December last year to now having the absolute privilege of over fifty bookings in our diaries.
We have been overwhelmed by the encouragement and support of so many people and would like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us and makes the work we do so worthwhile.
We have been really privileged to work with many couples and families as we have designed ceremonies for them which have made a huge difference to so many life occasions.
The work of a Celebrant isn’t just about standing at the front and reading a set of pre-written words, it is much more. It is the learning of a story, capturing the essence of people and what matters to them and bringing that story to life. Whether it is composing a tribute to someone who has died, writing about their adventures to celebrate their life or, indeed, creating a wedding ceremony that reflects the love of a new couple every ceremony is important and is as unique as the family that we serve.
And we are keen not to ‘sit on our laurels’. By becoming members of the Taunton Chamber of Commerce we recently were able to attend an event that helped us to learn more about the technical side of business. This helped us to better understand the background workings of a website and how we may use Instagram in a more refined way.
It is these professional connections that can only help to enhance our knowledge of the local economy so that we may adapt and improve and, therefore, continue to provide the highest quality ceremonies for everyone with whom we work.
How often do we write? Every day and every day is a new couple, a new family and occasion and a new story. It is a blank page waiting for us to write the words and we love what we do. Here’s to the next six months, we can’t wait.
Deb Stodgell and Jackie Aldrich
Dips. N&CC & F.C
Tel: Deb 07971 646717
Tel: Jackie 07831 486075