Since legislation changed it has become more difficult for overseas couples to spend the necessary 28 days in the UK in order to qualify to be married in this country (please see gov.uk/marriages and civil partnerships for foreign nationals for more information on current legislation), and so more and more couples are choosing to undertake the brief, rubber-stamped legal formalities in their own country, before travelling to the UK for a celebration with friends and family.
At least half of Diana's bookings over the years have been for Destination Weddings, and clients have travelled from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Qatar, France, South Africa and Hong Kong, all choosing to have a bespoke Wedding Blessing ceremony written and conducted by Diana.
"Many thanks indeed for helping us make our wedding celebration so special, personal and meaningful. Arranging a wedding from afar can be challenging, and it gave us great comfort to be working with someone so professional, experienced and committed to their work as you. Many of our guests commented on the moving ceremony, and for Tony and I, it was really, genuinely, the best part of the day. Thank you for being part of that."
Vivian and Enson's Destination Wedding Blessing at Cliveden House, Berkshire - 21st August 2017.
Ceremony designed and conducted by Diana. Film kindly supplied by John Stokes of www.xin-studio.com
Lisa and George - www.oliverjones.co.uk | Freda - www.depict-photography.com | Adeena & Mitch - www.weddingsbysam.co.uk | Katie & Shaun - Aquapetra Italy www.robertafacchini.com
"Some people are very lucky to be both great at what they do, and happy doing it. You very much gave us the impression of both, and we hope you continue to help other couples stop, pause and realise the importance and beauty of their commitment. With thanks and kind regards