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'YOUR DAY,
YOUR CEREMONY,
YOUR WAY'

Personalised Ceremonies

WEDDING CEREMONY

Promises and Declaration

of Love

Wedding Day
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CIVIL PARTNERSHIP CEREMONY

Perfect Partner

ELOPEMENT CELEBRATION CEREMONY

Bringing your Ceremony Home

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VOW RENEWAL

Special Anniversary and Renewal

NAMING CEREMONY

Celebration of Life, Adoption and a New Family Member

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BLENDED FAMILIES CEREMONY

Perfectly United and Entwined

 ABOUT ME

      Donna Marie Graves

 

My Philosophy

A mantra of "love and people matter" is at the heart of my personal and business

nat​ure, approach and philosophy.

It is a total honour to be a part of your life affirming moments, witnessing your memories in the making, creating lasting smiles to cherish, for all involved.

Location 

I live near Llantrisant, South Wales but I also have links with many other areas of the U.K.  Having traveled over the 'bridge' from Cambridgeshire, over twenty years ago.  I regularly travel to the rest of Wales, the south west of England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Northumbria.  I am willing to officiate locally, nationally or internationally, for elopements too!

Approach

My clients report that I am people focused, caring, compassionate, empathetic, approachable, calm, supportive, organised, creative, reliable and professional. 

Credentials

My professional background includes training for the NOCN Level 3 qualification in family celebrancy. I am an official member of 'The Celebrant Directory' and the 'Association of Independent Celebrants'. So I have the required training , experiences and those all important insurances!

 

Professional History

In addition to celebrancy, I have  taught in a secondary school,  conducted public speaking, trained many student teachers, written and produced creative resources and scripts along with a plethora of the performing arts. 

Having taught religion, ethics, philosophy, diversity and equality, it is important to me that  all views, values, relationships and lifestyles are embraced.  With this grounding in diversity, I am able to offer non-religious, religious, humanist, spiritualist or any other approaches to your ceremony. 

Interests

My significant other 'loves' include my precious family: husband, son and pet golden lab. 

Along with an eclectic group of friends, socialising, coffee drinking and cake eating. As 'middle age' has hit I have begun to explore mindfulness, the great outdoors, travelling and photography. You will become aware of my passion and slight obsession for the 'beautiful game', i.e. football (avidly supporting not playing). 

The Inspiration for my Celebrancy Journey

I had a 'light bulb' moment when I discovered what a 'celebrant' does and what they can offer. the freedom to involve any of your own personalised 'loves' in your own ceremony.

I had wanted to involved our pet samoyed dog 'JJ' in our wedding ceremony 16 years ago. He did manage a photographic presence, but had a celebrant led ceremony been available then, he would have walked down the aisle as our ring bearer and been more heavily involved as our precious 'fur-baby'. 

 

In addition, I would have preferred a 'naming' ceremony for the welcoming of our precious son and the thanksgiving for his life, rather than the traditional 'Christening' ceremony we had 15 years ago. I  felt 'hypocritical'  having 'godparents' and making promises in Church.  

 

Exciting...

With so many world views, rituals, symbolism and meanings now followed in the U.K. it is exciting to offer the total freedom for all family celebrations and ceremonies. 

 I look forward to hearing from you and collaborating to produce your hand-crafted, meaningful  and  personalised ceremony.

SYMBOLS OF LOVE

Rituals and Symbols of your Love

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    ''YOUR DAY,

 YOUR CEREMONY,

    YOUR WAY''

Celebrant Led Ceremonies

 by Donna Marie Graves

 

Where your dream ceremonies become a reality!

CONTACT 
DMG CEREMONIES

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