Guest Blog Post - One Life Ceremonies, Yorkshire

Posted on 6th December 2010 by Mark Tierney

Wouldn’t it be great to have your wedding in a beautiful forest, or on your favourite beach, or even at night! In the U.K. there are lots of restrictions to where and when you can get married. One Life Ceremonies specialise in wedding ceremonies that let you break free from the traditional Wedding day! I would love to photograph a wedding in an unusual place just like they do in the United States of America. Over to Laurra & Maria!

One Life Ceremonies is a family business run by mother and daughter Maria and Laurra Nalty; we are based in Yorkshire and do something that most people have never heard of... we write and conduct personal wedding (, gay commitment ( and wedding vow renewal ( ceremonies.

Quite often when a couple get married or renew their wedding vows they use a standard script as set by the vicar or registrar, these tend to be fairly impersonal as they don’t have much room to make it your own. We offer a service which allows you to have the ceremony of your dreams by designing it around you as a couple and what you want. That means that your ceremony can include the words, vows, readings and music that you want – not that you have to have or that everybody else has!

We essentially start with a blank canvas and will work with you to find out exactly what you want as well as offering you ideas and inspiration along the way. Holding a One Life Wedding Ceremony is a perfect alternative to a civil wedding led by a registrar or a church wedding because it means that you can choose exactly what you want it to include and it can be as traditional or unconventional as you want.
One thing that truly sets us apart is that you can hold your wedding outside or in an unusual venue, it doesn’t have to be licensed for marriage, (the marriage legalities must held separately by a Registrar).

We offer two different wedding packages and have just launched a wedding vow writing service ( as well, a great option if you’ve decided to include your own vows in your wedding but can’t put what you want to say into writing! This service is perfect for any couple even if you’re having a church service or one led by a Registrar; it’s a great way to make your ceremony that little bit more personal!

For more information about our personal wedding ceremonies or wedding vow writing service please visit our website or contact us for more details:


Tel: (0113) 868 0072

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About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.