My Commitment to you - How it Works

Whether you are arranging a wedding celebration, partnership celebration, renewal of vows or commitment ceremony, I am committed to working tirelessly to ensure that you have everything your hearts’ desire for your dream ceremony here in Cyprus.

 

I am also committed to making sure that it is memorable for all the right reasons!  In addition to being memorable, meaningful and romantic, I will make sure your day is calm, relaxed and stress free - but above all I hope it will be enjoyable and FUN!

 

For you and your guests, a day to remember.

 

Every couple is unique.  To ensure that you have an exclusive, bespoke ceremony,  it is important that I learn as much as I can about you both as a couple, and as individuals to make certain that your ceremony reflects your unique personalities as well as your hopes, dreams and aspirations as a couple. Whether you are seeking a traditional, religious, non-religious or want something a little out of the ordinary,  I will listen to your thoughts and ideas, ask questions, encourage anecdotes and weave all of this together to make your dream come to life.

 

It is ideal if we can meet up for a chat – but if this is not possible,  we can e-mail, Messenger and of course

Skype – whichever you feel most comfortable with.

 

Please contact me to talk about how I can make a difference to your special day.  You have your ideas, your

dream – let’s make it happen.

 

 

Booking a Ceremony

Just three simple steps!

 

After our initial chat, if you would like to book the ceremony, there are three simple steps to follow.

 

1)  Check the date and time are available.

 

2)  Complete the booking form and return via e-mail.

 

3)  A non-refundable deposit of €100 is payable via BACS to confirm the booking.  The balance, if any, is to be paid at least four weeks prior to the Ceremony.     If there is less than four weeks to the ceremony,  a non refundable deposit of €100 is payable, and the balance within seven days.

 

NB.  The date is not officially booked or reserved until the booking form is completed and deposit paid.  

 

 

Ceremonies

Weddings In Cyprus and Wedding Celebration Ceremonies in Cyprus

A marriage ceremony celebrates the legal union of two people who are in love and wish to make a public declaration of their love and life-long commitment to one another in the company of family and friends

 

Renewal of Vows in Cyprus

This ceremony is for a married couple who wish to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other in a personal and unique ceremony.   It may be to celebrate a special anniversary, or perhaps, following a challenging time in your lives, or simply because you couldn’t have the celebration you wanted for your marriage..

 

Commitment Ceremonies in Cyprus

A commitment ceremony provides the opportunity for  couples of any gender who are unable to, or do not wish to formally marry, yet do want to celebrate and acknowledge their partnership. This has no legal status and is similar to a vow renewal.

 

Partnership Celebration Ceremonies in Cyprus / Civil Union Ceremonies in Cyprus

Whilst same sex Civil Unions (marriages) are now legal in Cyrus, the legal ceremony must be conducted by the District Officer at a prescribed venue and ‘must not take any excessively celebratory character’.  For same-sex couples wishing to celebrate their love and commitment to each other in a romantic and beautiful setting, we can create a very personal, meaningful and memorable ceremony

 

Renewal Of Partnership Ceremonies in Cyprus

This ceremony is for a same sex couples who wish to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other in a personal and unique ceremony.   It may be to celebrate a special anniversary or following a challenging time in your lives, or simply because you couldn’t have the celebration of your dreams.

 

 

 

Ceremony Enhancements and Symbolic Actions

Weddings are powerful rituals no matter what form is used. Choosing the right one for you can make the difference between a meaningful event and one that's not quite what you had in mind. Whatever you choose, I hope your ceremony will be the beginning of a life filled with love, good health, and laughter.

 

Here are a few suggestions

 

Joining of Hands

For many years, couples have been holding each other’s hands as they join in marriage, symbolising not only their love but also their connection and joining. The simple act of holding hands whilst exchanging vows never fails to touch couples, families and friends.

 

Giving or Exchanging of Rings

Since time immemorial, this traditional ceremony represents the vows and promises that the couple have exchanged.  The circle shape of the ring is a symbol of eternity and never ending and immortal love.  

 

Hand Fasting

An old traditional Pagan style wedding ceremony – a joining of hands and joining of lives in communion with nature, friends and family using a combination of four elements of air, fire, water and earth. The couple’s hands are bound together with ceremonial cords, representing the binding as one of two separate lives.

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Jumping The Broom

A fancy broom decorated with flowers, herbs and tokens is a symbol of fertility held parallel to the ground while the bride and groom leap over the broom to make their marriage fruitful.

 

Candle Ceremonies

Candles are particularly effective at evening and indoor ceremonies.  The candles can be lit in various ways to represent the coming together of two people to live as one, or to reflect that the light from just one candle can be used to light many – reflecting and sharing that love with family and friends.

 

Sand Ceremony

This is a lovely way of involving the children in the celebration. The couple and their children hold their own coloured sand, and each person takes a turn pouring sand into a special glass vase, forming a multi-coloured layer, symbolising two families coming together as one new family in love and harmony.

 

Gemstones

Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals which can be used as part of the ceremony..

 

A Diamond is forever - the most traditional of gemstones.

 

Emerald for fertility

 

Garnet is regarded as the stone of passionate devotion; toward family, friends, the self, and purpose in life.

 

Opal is recognised as a stone strongly associated with the emotions, including love and passion.

 

Rose Quartz is known as  the stone of "gentle love", bringing peace and calm to relationships.

 

Releasing..

Balloons, butterflies and doves are all often released after open-air ceremonies.

 

Signing Of A Certificate

A ceremonial certificate signed by both partners and two witnesses..

 

Themed Ceremonies

These may be chosen to reflect a couples shared interests and pursuits  from Pirates to Harry Potter, from Fiesta to Fancy Dress, from Rapunzel to New Romantic – the list is endless..

 

Personal Ceremony

Your imagination – if you have an idea of your own – let’s do it!  As we said at the beginning, the only limit is your imagination!  

 

Family Traditions

There may be certain rituals which have been used in family weddings through the generations which can be woven into your ceremony.

 

Multi-Cultural or Multi Religious Rituals.

For couples from different cultures or religions, elements from each can be blended to give a truly personal ceremony involving both families.

 

It’s Only Words..

Many people choose to write their own words  and vows, if you find this daunting, I am here to help, creating a ceremony which is personal to you using words you feel comfortable with.  There are a huge number of readings and poems available and I will be happy to guide you to make your selection easier..

 

Music Matters

Music plays and important part in the life of most people. It has, after all, been quoted as ‘the food of love’!  Music can evoke strong emotional connections on your special day – perhaps reminding you of your first date, or first dance.

 

You may want live music,with singers or musicians or we can arrange recorded music for you

 

 

 

 

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Say Hello

For more information or a no-obligation, friendly

informal chat, please contact

 

Telephone: 00357 99587226

 

E-mail: lynntomlincypruscelebrant@hotmail.com

 

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Lynn Tomlin  - Wedding Celebrant

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