“My son and his fiancé wanted to marry in a civil ceremony in a non religious setting. I had known Penny for some years professionally in a business setting and was aware that recently she had achieved her ambition to become a celebrant.
My son and future daughter in law discussed the ceremony they wanted with Penny and all arrangements were put in place. Penny conducted the ceremony in a most professional, sensitive and personal way – the occasion still recalled by many of the guests after 5 years”
         Barry Armstrong

At Hibiscus Ceremonies we understand just how important it is that your wedding ceremony is the experience you have always dreamed it would be.

Creating your wedding ceremony;

  • We will listen to your ideas and help you to work them into a smoothly flowing ceremony that truly reflects the couple that you are
  • We can help with ideas and offer guidance as needed
  • We can include contributions from your friends and family as well as words that you have written yourselves for each other
  • We can include traditional ideas, any religious beliefs, music or readings, or we
    can develop something completely new, creative, unique and totally you

You can choose the venue of your dreams too. Where you choose to marry doesn’t have to have a license for marriages. This really opens up your options. You could choose your favorite hotel or guest house, a garden or your family home. It could be an orchard, a farm, in woodland, a barn or perhaps on a fabulous beach. Wherever is special to you.

Hand Fasting

Hand fasting is a traditional custom dating back to the ancient Celts. Originally an important part of the wedding ceremony it continues to be included by couples today.

At Hibiscus Ceremonies we are happy to include a Hand-fasting in your wedding ceremony, as with all of our ceremonies your Hand-fasting will be written specifically for you. We can also include your family members in the Hand-fasting too. This is particularly enjoyed by those who have blended families, uniting them all as part of your Wedding Day.

And of course, you don’t have to be an ancient Celt to include a hand-fasting as part of your special day.

For more information, including price bands please contact us here

“Penny helped create a ceremony very personal to us. We had a meeting prior to the day to help tailor it to our requirements. Penny gave us lots of ideas for readings, poems and options for different wording.
She personally chose a beautiful reading that she read to compliment our ceremony. Having our toddler in tow made me even more nervous on the day but Penny was great with the kids and included them all during the ceremony.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hibiscus for wedding ceremonies, it was delivered with personality and warmth. We had so many lovely comments that it was the best wedding ceremony that our guests had been to! 

A Little Space to Plan your Big Day

When you choose Hibiscus Ceremonies to conduct your wedding ceremony you have the opportunity to book a Little Space to plan your big day.
An exclusive offer for Hibiscus couples includes;

  • A 2 night stay at Little Bothy holiday Cottage in South Shropshire.
  • Supper platter on arrival
  • Breakfast basket for your first morning
  • 2 relaxing beauty treatments of your choice with Jade
  • 2 sessions of up to 2hours each to plan your Ceremony with your Independent Celebrant Penny Thompson
  • Space and time to talk through your plans, hopes and dreams together.

Little Bothy is a perfectly formed Gite’ style holiday cottage for two that sits in the gardens of Penny’s home: Lyme Cottage, Burford.

Your Little Space package provides you with a unique opportunity to relax and gather inspiration as you enjoy exploring the gardens, the surrounding area of Teme Valley and The Marches whilst dreaming your wedding into reality.