Michelle Buck – Phuket Celebrant

Your ceremony is the pinnacle of your day so as a celebrant it’s my job to create and deliver a ceremony you feel comfortable with and one you are going to remember for the rest of your lives.

I love getting to know my couples and listening to their love stories, I always try to have correspondence with you before you come to Thailand so I get a feel for what you want from your ceremony, I then make a draft so when I meet with you prior to your big day we can just add some finishing touches to perfect what you want.

I have an array of special elements which we can add to your ceremony to make it unique to you and leave you with keepsakes of your special day. If you are unsure of anything I am always just an email or skype call away to discuss your ideas and plans.

Weddings are not the only ceremonies I perform; Vow Renewals are a really romantic way to reiterate your love for one another, Baby Naming ceremonies, for welcoming a newborn into the world or to make adopted children feel welcome and part of a family. A unity ceremony will also unite a family in this way by bringing children and parents together. Commitment ceremonies are great for any couple wishing to make a commitment to each other.

I am happy to discuss and advise you on any ceremony I can create for you.

Here are some of the special elements which can be incorporated into any of your ceremonies which will leave you with something to remember you day for ever.

Unity Sand Ceremony Option
The Unity Sand Ceremony is ideal for any wedding. This ceremony option symbolises the joining of the couple.  It can also be used in Baby Naming Ceremonies to unite the mentors and guardians with the child. You will have the beautiful sand to keep as a memory of your day.

Wine Box  / Love Letter
The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope.  They will choose their favourite bottle of wine or drink of choice and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If clients choose this ceremony option during the wedding ceremony, they will seal the box and vow not to open the box until an anniversary of their choice. The only other time that the box can be unsealed is when they are having thoughts of separating at which time they will drink the wine and read the letters which will hopefully remind them why they fell in love and chose to be together in the first place.

Breaking of the Glass Ceremony
The Breaking of the Glass Ceremony is traditionally used at Jewish weddings; this ceremony option signifies the end of the ceremony and the time of celebration.

Broom Jumping Ceremony
The Broom Jumping Ceremony is based upon tradition which symbolises the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together.

Rose Ceremony
In the Rose ceremony the couple can choose to present roses to the mothers / grandmothers as a way of showing appreciation for their support.  The roses can also be presented as the first gifts that the couple will give to each other.

Dove Release Ceremony
In the Dove Release Ceremony, doves choose one partner for life and make this commitment until death.  It is said that if doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured.  It is the folklore belief that releasing doves is a ceremony option that signifies new beginnings.

Hand Wrapping Ceremony / Hand Fasting
The original meaning of “tying the knot”. A Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons / cloth in the shape of the infinity symbol to symbolise the bringing together of the two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity forever.

Unity Candle
This ritual has long been used in Catholic weddings, but as a traditional ceremony option it also holds a universal meaning.  It symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage as well as the joining of their two original families.  The couple’s mothers can light their individual candles for them as a symbol to show that they are moving on from their family to create a new family together.

First Kiss Last Kiss
This is a ceremony option that involves the mother of both the Bride and the Groom. They are called upon to join the Bride and Groom near the end of the ceremony. The mothers gave their children there first kiss when they came into the world and they will give their last kiss as single individuals before sending them on their new journey as husband / wife / life partner.