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If the Magic White Island of Ibiza has a spiritual ethos it is one of freedom and respect. It inspires you to celebrate your marriage in whatever manner or style you choose, traditional contemporary or alternative. Big moments in our lives are normally marked by some form of ceremony, ritual or celebration. Marriage is the one of we are most aware, but other Rites of Passage such as a Naming Ceremony or Coming of Age are equally significant milestones, markers along our life’s wonderful passage. Religious or civil, spiritual, humanist; some totally original and personal.  Everyone enjoying the freedom to celebrate in their own significant and meaningful manner. Such occasions are clearly enhanced by a professional speaker as a host and leader; a Wedding Officiant or Wedding Celebrant to conduct the Ceremony, and to act as ‘Master of the Ceremony’.  Hedley Paul - The English Wedding Celebrant on Ibiza is without question your best solution. Hedley Paul  is a professional speaker, the leading wedding celebrant on Ibiza who can officiate your marriage and blessing in a warm, confident and proficient manner. He is in close touch with the subtle energy of Ibiza, and brings to your special day the true magic of the island. He effortlessly weaves the energy and love between you into a ceremony of style, empathy and humour, making it both sincere and fun for everyone.  He brings gentle calm, settling both you and your guests, allowing all to absorb and delight in the occasion. You will enjoy and remember always your marriage of love, of two hearts and two souls, joining with your anam cara for all eternity. You will make a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other. Hedley Paul provides you with an opportunity to enjoy a sincere and meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. There will be smiles and laughter, maybe a few tears, but.... There will great joy! Every wedding blessing ceremony he especially creates with the couple, during  personal meetings, video calls, and email discussions.  There are no ‘off the peg’ or ‘package’ ceremonies at blessings-on-ibiza.com. If you feel that a female celebrant will better empathise with your dream ceremony, Hedley Paul can introduce you to a charming lady who is an experienced and extremely competent celebrant. All you have to do is ask. Many people marry in a registry office in UK (or elsewhere).  They then hold their main celebration with family & friends on Ibiza. Working with Hedley Paul they can incorporate their own personal vows and readings in a civil wedding ceremony and Ibiza blessing.   Wedding vows and a marriage blessing on Ibiza carry so much more meaning if structured well, with beautifully crafted words led by a kind confident voice. Hedley Paul - the natural first choice for your White Island Ceremony on Ibiza. Hedley Paul happily provides the best unbiased  and free advice on many aspects of your celebration programme.  He has no aspirations to act as a wedding planner, but is happy to commend those facilities and services he regards worthy. Just step inside and meet Hedley Paul - the ‘English Blesser on Ibiza’ If you are considering an Ibiza civil wedding ceremony, blessing, or wedding vow renewal contact me easily and simply by clicking the green button.

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If the Magic White Island of Ibiza has a spiritual ethos it is one of freedom and respect. It inspires you to celebrate your marriage in whatever manner or style you choose, traditional contemporary or alternative. Big moments in our lives are normally marked by some form of ceremony, ritual or celebration. Marriage is the one of we are most aware, but other Rites of Passage such as a Naming Ceremony or Coming of Age are equally significant milestones, markers along our life’s wonderful passage. Religious or civil, spiritual, humanist; some totally original and personal.  Everyone enjoying the freedom to celebrate in their own significant and meaningful manner. Such occasions are clearly enhanced by a professional speaker as a host and leader; a Wedding Officiant or Wedding Celebrant to conduct the Ceremony, and to act as ‘Master of the Ceremony’.  Hedley Paul - The English Wedding Celebrant on Ibiza is without question your best solution. Hedley Paul  is a professional speaker, the leading wedding celebrant on Ibiza who can officiate your marriage and blessing in a warm, confident and proficient manner. He is in close touch with the subtle energy of Ibiza, and brings to your special day the true magic of the island. He effortlessly weaves the energy and love between you into a ceremony of style, empathy and humour, making it both sincere and fun for everyone.  He brings gentle calm, settling both you and your guests, allowing all to absorb and delight in the occasion. You will enjoy and remember always your marriage of love, of two hearts and two souls, joining with your eternity. You will make a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other. Hedley Paul provides you with an opportunity to enjoy a sincere and meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. There will be smiles and laughter, maybe a few tears, but.... There will great joy! Every wedding blessing ceremony he especially creates with the couple, during  personal meetings, video calls, and email discussions. There are no ‘off the peg’ or ‘package’ ceremonies at blessings-on-ibiza.com. If you feel that a female celebrant will better empathise with your dream ceremony, Hedley Paul can introduce you to a charming lady who is an experienced and extremely competent celebrant. All you have to do is ask. Many people marry in a registry office in UK (or elsewhere).  They then hold their main celebration with family & friends on Ibiza. Working with Hedley Paul they can incorporate their own personal vows and readings in a civil wedding ceremony and Ibiza blessing.   Wedding vows and a marriage blessing on Ibiza carry so much more meaning if structured well, with beautifully crafted words led by a kind confident voice. Hedley Paul - the natural first choice for your White Island Ceremony on Ibiza. Hedley Paul happily provides the best unbiased  and free advice on many aspects of your celebration programme.  He has no aspirations to act as a wedding planner, but is happy to commend those facilities and services he regards worthy. Just step inside and meet Hedley Paul - the If you are considering an Ibiza civil wedding ceremony, blessing, or wedding vow renewal contact me easily and simply by clicking the

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What do past clients think of Hedley Paul? "Hedley has recently performed a blessing for my wife and I, he has a unique talent of grabbing peoples attention right from the off and making his blessings feel so personal and interesting. I would recommend Hedley to anyone who is looking for a Blesser, he is simply one of a kind! One of the best decisions my wife and I made!!"    Oct 5, 2015   Hedley has a wonderful warm persona with great people skills . We chose Hedley to host our wedding on Ibiza. Right person, right place, right time - he most definitely was! He made our day so special. He is a dream-maker who wins a place in peoples memories and hearts. Lovely chap, very genuine and softly spoken. All good things.   Sept. 11, 2015 What type of ceremonies do you provide? Every ceremony is bespoke to the couple’s wishes and can be Spiritual, Religious (various faiths) Humanist, Buddhist, or an integrated combination of these. Who do you work for? I work directly with/for the couple who are marrying.  I do not work for wedding planners or venues, but happily with them. I am completely independent, and proudly provide a totally professional approach to weddings and blessings. My business is based in England. What about the number of guests? I am equally pleased to host ceremonies for just the couple, or for groups with over 200 guests. If more than say 40 guests, a sound system will probably be needed. How early do I need to book? As early as possible.  While there are still many days available in 2016, I am accepting bookings now for 2017, and even into 2018 so if you wish for a specific date be first to enquire/book it. Weekends and bank holidays tend to be most in demand for both me and venues. How much does a ceremony cost? Fee for a wedding and blessing ceremony:  £450 in 2016 and £475 in 2017 Fee for a renewal of vows ceremony:  £400 in 2016 and £425 in 2017 More details here. PLEASE NOTE - THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS OR TAXES. Can I pay in other currencies? Yes - no problem, at the XEtrade exchange rate on the day. Please ask for details. How do we book you for our ceremony? If you make an enquiry about a date, (just click ‘Easy Contact Form’) I will reply, giving details of how to place the deposit in my English bank account (£100) which will secure the date for you. Once the deposit reaches my account, the date is securely yours. Can I meet you before I book you? Yes - either on Ibiza, or in the UK, but probably the easiest way is by Skype video or similar. Can we see a video of you at a ceremony? YES - videographer Gary McManus made these videos: 1  2  3 If we Skype, when will we actually meet you in person? I always meet couples a day or so before the ceremony to ‘walk through’ who-does -what- when etc. Normally I arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the ceremony commences, so I then meet the groom etc. while we await the bride/bridesmaids. How can I be sure I get the date I booked? Make the deposit (£100) by cash or bank transfer, or by PayPal, then the date and time is secured. Is it a race to place the deposit? Not really. When I reply to your enquiry you have first refusal on that date/time for one month. If you have not paid the deposit within the month I presume you are not intending to proceed, and it becomes freely available to everyone. Can I change the date or time that I booked? Yes - provided the new date/time is available, you can change without additional cost. Do you perform ceremonies in other places? Yes, anywhere in Europe, given my availability to travel, and the price of travel (and accommodation) for me. Outside Europe, please ask. Can we have our wedding in a church on Ibiza? With me as celebrant, No.  The churches insist on a priest hosting the ceremony which would be a full Roman Catholic Mass. The same applies to the open church in Cala Llonga. Can we hold the ceremony on a boat? Yes - no problem. Can we get married on a beach? Yes and no…..  Beaches are public places, and permission from the local town hall/administration is required.  Some are very easy to deal with, some not. Please contact me to discuss. Please remember also that almost every beach will be VERY busy during spring and summer. Many venues have beach fronts - ask them when you book. What time does the sun set? The sun sets into the sea on the WEST of the island.  For sunset times click HERE. How long is the ceremony? The average tends to be about 30-40 mins. It really does depend upon what the couple wish to be included.  The quickest ever was 12 minutes, the longest 75 minutes - in both cases it was what the couple wanted and were very happy with. Is there a standard format? No - it is up to the couple themselves.  However, I can/do provide advice and suggestions, and there tends to be a ceremony pattern as follows: Bridal procession/entry….. Welcome….. Introduction…….. Reading….. Vows of Commitment…..  Exchange of rings….. Ritual…..  Sign Certificate…… Final Blessing and farewell…. Marriage procession. Can we choose our own vows and readings? Yes of course - choose/write your own, and I am happy to work with you to make them great for your guests too. Can guests read, or sing/play music as part of the ceremony? Again - Yes of course.  I will assist where possible. Can all the guests sing - for example a song or hymn? Again, yes of course. We are different nationalities - can we have the ceremony in more than one language? Yes - that’s not a problem - in such cases I call in colleagues who provide the other languages.  Please contact me for details/discussion. What do you wear? I normally dress in all white, however if requested I am happy to dress in accord with the couple’s attire/wishes. What should we wear? Something cool!  The weather will invariably be HOT - think 35+C, so sitting/standing in full sun can be oppressive for the couple and their guests.  Beyond that advice, the day is yours, and a dream to be lived.  An Ibiza ‘white wedding’ is popular with local people - everyone wears all white, which is smart, cool, and relaxed. Can you organise chairs/food/drinks/flowers/car/photographer/venue? While I am happy to signpost you to reliable suppliers/providers I am a celebrant, not a wedding planner/organiser. I prefer to do what I do well rather than attempt to be a ‘Jack of all trades’, so the simple answer is ‘No’. If you cannot find your particular question, please email me: hedleypaul@hedleypaul.com

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What do past clients think of Hedley Paul? "Hedley has recently performed a blessing for my wife and I, he has a unique talent of grabbing peoples attention right from the off and making his blessings feel so personal and interesting. I would recommend Hedley to anyone who is looking for a Blesser, he is simply one of a kind! One of the best decisions my wife and I made!!"    Oct 5, 2015   Hedley has a wonderful warm persona with great people skills . We chose Hedley to host our wedding on Ibiza. Right person, right place, right time - he most definitely was! He made our day so special. He is a dream-maker who wins a place in peoples memories and hearts. Lovely chap, very genuine and softly spoken. All good things.   Sept. 11, 2015 What type of ceremonies do you provide? Every ceremony is bespoke to the couple’s wishes and can be Spiritual, Religious (various faiths) Humanist, Buddhist, or an integrated combination of these. Who do you work for? I work directly with/for the couple who are marrying.  I do not work or venues, but happily with them. I am completely independent, and proudly provide a totally professional approach to weddings and blessings. My business is based in England. What about the number of guests? I am equally pleased to host ceremonies for just the couple, or for groups with over 200 guests. If more than say 40 guests, a sound system will probably be needed. How early do I need to book? As early as possible.  While there are still many days available in 2016, I am accepting bookings now for 2017, and even into 2018 so if you wish for a specific date be first to enquire/book it. Weekends and bank holidays tend to be most in demand for both me and venues. How much does a ceremony cost? Fee for a wedding and blessing ceremony:  £450 in 2016 and £475 in 2017 Fee for a renewal of vows ceremony:  £400 in 2016 and £425 in 2017 More details here. PLEASE NOTE - THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS OR TAXES. Can I pay in other currencies? Yes - no problem, at the XEtrade exchange rate on the day. Please ask for details. How do we book you for our ceremony? If you make an enquiry about a date, (just click ‘Easy Contact Form’) I will reply, giving details of how to place the deposit in my English bank account (£100) which will secure the date for you. Once the deposit reaches my account, the date is securely yours. Can I meet you before I book you? Yes - either on Ibiza, or in the UK, but probably the easiest way is by Skype video or similar. Can we see a video of you at a ceremony? YES - videographer Gary McManus made these videos If we Skype, when will we actually meet you in person? I always meet couples a day or so before the ceremony to ‘walk through’ who-does -what- when etc. Normally I arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the ceremony commences, so I then meet the groom etc. while we await the bride/bridesmaids. How can I be sure I get the date I booked? Make the deposit (£100) by cash or bank transfer, or by PayPal, then the date and time is secured. Is it a race to place the deposit? Not really. When I reply to your enquiry you have first refusal on that date/time for one month. If you have not paid the deposit within the month I presume you are not intending to proceed, and it becomes freely available to everyone. Can I change the date or time that I booked? Yes - provided the new date/time is available, you can change without additional cost. Do you perform ceremonies in other places? Yes, anywhere in Europe, given my availability to travel, and the price of travel (and accommodation) for me. Outside Europe, please ask. Can we have our wedding in a church on Ibiza? With me as celebrant, No.  The churches insist on a priest hosting the ceremony which would be a full Roman Catholic Mass. The same applies to the open church in Cala Llonga. Can we hold the ceremony on a boat? Yes - no problem. Can we get married on a beach? Yes and no…..  Beaches are public places, and permission from the local town hall/administration is required.  Some are very easy to deal with, some not. Please contact me to discuss. Please remember also that almost every beach will be VERY busy during spring and summer. Many venues have beach fronts - ask them when you book. What time does the sun set? The sun sets into the sea on the WEST of the island.  For sunset times click How long is the ceremony? The average tends to be about 30-40 mins. It really does depend upon what the couple wish to be included.  The quickest ever was 12 minutes, the longest 75 minutes - in both cases it was what the couple wanted and were very happy with. Is there a standard format? No - it is up to the couple themselves.  However, I can/do provide advice and suggestions, and there tends to be a ceremony pattern as follows: Bridal procession/entry….. Welcome….. Introduction…….. Reading….. Vows of Commitment…..  Exchange of rings….. Ritual…..  Sign Certificate…… Final Blessing and farewell…. Marriage procession. Can we choose our own vows and readings? Yes of course - choose/write your own, and I am happy to work with you to make them great for your guests too. Can guests read, or sing/play music as part of the ceremony? Again - Yes of course.  I will assist where possible. Can all the guests sing - for example a song or hymn? Again, yes of course. We are different nationalities - can we have the ceremony in more than one language? Yes - that’s not a problem - in such cases I call in colleagues who provide the other languages.  Please contact me for details/discussion. What do you wear? I normally dress in all white, however if requested I am happy to dress in accord with the couple’s attire/wishes. What should we wear? Something cool!  The weather will invariably be HOT - think 35+C, so sitting/standing in full sun can be oppressive for the couple and their guests.  Beyond that advice, the day is yours, and a dream to be lived.  An Ibiza ‘white wedding’ is popular with local people - everyone wears all white, which is smart, cool, and relaxed. Can you organise chairs/food/drinks/flowers/car/photographer/venue? While I am happy to signpost you to reliable suppliers/providers I am a celebrant, not a wedding planner/organiser. I prefer to do what I do well rather than attempt to be a ‘Jack of all trades’, so the simple answer is ‘No’. If you cannot find your particular question, please email me: hedleypaul@hedleypaul.com
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A typical Ibiza Wedding Ceremony:- An introduction by Ibiza’s foremost Wedding Celebrant Hedley Paul to the ‘Magic White Island’, and welcome to your marriage on Ibiza - a few little know tidbits about the Magic White Island. A little about each of you and your lives so far.  Your meeting, the magic of your love, your wish to make vows and be blessed here on Ibiza; your family and friends here with you, and now - the celebration today. Reading/poem by me or a guest (optional) Vows of commitment to each other  (led/guided by H.P.) Blessing of and then exchange of rings Your personal ritual of bonding (optional) Handfasting or other ritual (optional) Reading/poem by me or guest (optional) Blessing of the union by me on behalf of those gathered, and of absent friends. Signing and witnessing of the certificate of commitment. Conclusion words and wishes for the future. To this, add your choice of introduction and conclusion music, insert any songs, hymns, poems or additional readings. Blessings An Ibiza civil wedding and blessing is very simple but incredibly powerful.  It is a focus of offered approval and well wishing from the gathered congregation, and from those called upon by the celebrant.  This may include absent friends, the population of the world, your Almighty/Creator etc. The blessing is a moment of focus for the combined energy of love and good wishes felt by everyone present, and also those present in thought and spirit.   Blessings are a gift to be cherished because they last for ever, giving us strength when we may need it. In fact anyone can offer a blessing - ‘Bless you!’ we exclaim when someone sneezes.  A blessing can be in almost any form, some short, some long, some poetic, some simple prose. The benefit of having a celebrant to offer the blessing, is that they will help you find the words and phrases that perfectly evoke and reflect your sentiments of the occasion. To suggest or provide here, various alternative blessings, while practical, can lead to off the shelf recitations.  I believe that a meeting and discussion to discover the dream you hold in your heart is vital to a sincere and memorable blessing.  That meeting may be by video link across the world, or face to face on Ibiza or in London.  After our initial meeting I will offer you a draft of a suggested blessing to consider, and then after any adjustments we can settle on a final format. Vows In practice, wedding vows precede the blessing.  We normally offer our blessing and support to a person or a couple who have just made a sincere commitment, and called upon those congregated to witness that public commitment. A vow is a statement of intention.  A solemn promise made to the world, in front of others.  The marriage promise of  “.....’til death do us part” is a very serious public proclamation, and not be undertaken lightly. We state our intentions on a daily, almost hourly basis, but undertaking a vow before witnesses lifts it for public gaze and scrutiny. blessings-on-ibiza - for life’s big occasions which are NOT a rehearsal!  
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Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility. It is therefore able to undertake all things.  St. Thomas Aquinas
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A typical Ibiza Wedding Ceremony:- An introduction by Ibiza’s foremost Wedding Celebrant Hedley Paul to the ‘Magic White Island’, and welcome to your marriage on Ibiza - a few little know tidbits about the Magic White Island. A little about each of you and your lives so far.  Your meeting, the magic of your love, your wish to make vows and be blessed here on Ibiza; your family and friends here with you, and now - the celebration today. Reading/poem by me or a guest (optional) Vows of commitment to each other  (led/guided by H.P.) Blessing of and then exchange of rings Your personal ritual of bonding (optional) Handfasting or other ritual (optional) Reading/poem by me or guest (optional) Blessing of the union by me on behalf of those gathered, and of absent friends. Signing and witnessing of the certificate of commitment. Conclusion words and wishes for the future. To this, add your choice of introduction and conclusion music, insert any songs, hymns, poems or additional readings. Blessings An Ibiza civil wedding and blessing is very simple but incredibly powerful. offered approval and well wishing from the gathered congregation, and from those called upon by the celebrant.  This may include absent friends, the population of the world, your Almighty/Creator etc. The blessing is a moment of focus for the combined energy of love and good wishes felt by everyone present, and also those present in thought and spirit.   Blessings are a gift to be cherished because they last for ever, may need it. In fact anyone can offer a blessing - ‘Bless you!’ we exclaim when someone sneezes.  A blessing can be in almost any form, some short, some long, some poetic, some simple prose. The benefit of having a celebrant to offer the blessing, is that they will help you find the words and phrases that perfectly evoke and reflect your sentiments of the occasion. To suggest or provide here, various alternative blessings, while practical, can lead to off the shelf recitations.  I believe that a meeting and discussion to discover the dream you hold in your heart is vital to a sincere and memorable blessing.  That meeting may be by video link across the world, or face to face on Ibiza or in London.  After our initial meeting I will offer you a draft of a suggested blessing to consider, and then after any adjustments we can settle on a final format. Vows In practice, wedding vows precede the blessing.  We normally offer our blessing and support to a person or a couple who have just made a sincere commitment, and called upon those congregated to witness that public commitment. A vow is a statement of intention.  A solemn promise made to the world, in front of others.  The marriage promise of  “.....’til death do us part” is a very serious public proclamation, and not be undertaken lightly. We state our intentions on a daily, almost hourly basis, but undertaking a vow before witnesses lifts it for public gaze and scrutiny. blessings-on-ibiza - for life’s big occasions which are NOT a rehearsal!  
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Love and marriage.... on a beach in Ibiza!
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility. It is therefore able to undertake all things.
...the exchange of rings....
“I’m having an Ibiza Wedding Ceremony......”              “ I want an Ibiza wedding ceremony and blessing.......”
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Renewing your wedding vows

There are many reasons why you decide to renew your wedding vows with a beautiful and romantic Ibiza Wedding Ceremony. It may be that your children have at last fled the nest, and you are once again a couple embarking a new life; or it may be that as you enter the ‘third age’ together, you wish to declare your lasting love for each other.  You may simply want to declare to the one you love, before the world....  “I love you more than ever!” There is no requirement for a ‘reason’.....  other than you both feel that you are soul mates and really, really want to.... .....there is no better place in the whole world than the magic White Island of Ibiza, or better host than Ibiza’s Master-Celebrant Hedley Paul During 2011, 2012, 2013 and again during 2014 & 2015 several couples return to Ibiza after just one year of marriage to renew their vows while on holiday.  No big event to organise, no pressure from family, no big expense.   “.....This time it’s just about us.......”  was their comment.   On two of those occasions, it came as a big surprise for the wife - but what a beautiful anniversary gift! Your ceremony can be structured either to be traditional and formal or more relaxed and informal, according to your wishes. You can include personal elements such as favourite songs and poetry of your choice. I am delighted to provide samples of a Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony if you wish. A wedding vow renewal ceremony can provide an excellent opportunity to involve your children and even grandchildren to participate, be it by way of lighting of candles, standing as witnesses, giving a reading, or whatever unique contribution they can offer.  Marriage is the creation of a family, and with children the family grows.  Some couples delight in renewing their vows and including the children in the ceremony. All hold hands and make their vows and promises to to love and cherish one another. Of course........  you may wish to simply ‘elope’ to renew your wedding vows and enjoy a very personal and very private occasion, after all it really is all about YOU! As a memento of the occasion, we give you a unique and beautiful Certificate of Commitment as a personal record of that magical moment when you renew your wedding vows.  It is for you both to sign, and we happily witness.
.....love is.... renewal of vows I'm still in love with you.......!
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Renewing your wedding vows

There are many reasons why you decide to renew your wedding vows with a beautiful and romantic Ibiza Wedding Ceremony. It may be that your children have at last fled the nest, and you are once again a couple embarking a new life; or it may be that as you enter the ‘third age’ together, you wish to declare your lasting love for each other.  You may simply want to declare to the one you love, before the world....  “I love you more than ever!” There is no requirement for a ‘reason’.....  other than you both feel that you are soul mates and really, really want to.... .....there is no better place in the whole world than the magic White Island of Ibiza, or better host than Ibiza’s Master-Celebrant Hedley Paul During 2011, 2012, 2013 and again during 2014 & 2015 several couples return to Ibiza after just one year of marriage to renew their vows while on holiday.  No big event to organise, no pressure from family, no big expense.   “.....This time it’s just about us.......”  was their comment.   On two of those occasions, it came as a big surprise for the wife - but what a beautiful anniversary gift! Your ceremony can be structured either to be traditional and formal or more relaxed and informal, according to your wishes. You can include personal elements such as favourite songs and poetry of your choice. I am delighted to provide samples of a Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony if you wish. A wedding vow renewal ceremony can provide an excellent opportunity to involve your children and even grandchildren to participate, be it by way of lighting of candles, standing as witnesses, giving a reading, or whatever unique contribution they can offer.  Marriage is the creation of a family, and with children the family grows.  Some couples delight in renewing their vows and including the children in the ceremony. All hold hands and make their vows and promises to to love and cherish one another. Of course........  you may wish to simply ‘elope’ to renew your wedding vows and enjoy a very personal and very private occasion, after all it really about YOU! As a memento of the occasion, we give you a unique and beautiful Certificate of Commitment as a personal record of that magical moment when you renew your wedding vows.  It is for you both to sign, and we happily witness.
.....love is.... renewal of vows
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Same Sex Weddings on Ibiza

Ibiza is the perfect relaxed wedding location for all couples. The island enjoys a global reputation for its liberal attitude, and it warmly welcomes those with alternative beliefs and lifestyles, and has consequently become an increasingly popular venue for hosting a wedding or partnership celebration..   The ‘Magic White Island’  has an incredibly vibrant and exciting gay community, which integrates seamlessly, creating a wonderful, friendly cosmopolitan society. Hedley Paul has always summarised the ethos of the island in one single word..... That word you will find in many public  gardens, normally in about five languages: Respect!  By mutual exchange it makes the island such a beautiful place. Ibiza’s wedding ceremonies range from small intimate sunset occasions - often on a quiet beach, to extrovert and extravagant wedding party celebrations at an Ibiza villa or restaurant. Blessing and commitment ceremonies are for couples who wish to make a special pledge to each other, and wish to publicly declare their vows in front of family and friends, without necessarily taking the step into legal marriage - for whatever reason.
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You enjoy a marriage of love, of two hearts and two souls, joined for all eternity. You both make a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other. Hedley Paul provides an opportunity to enjoy a sincere and meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. Every ceremony is sympathetically planned and crafted by Hedley Paul, and typically includes poems and readings, proclamations of commitment to each other, exchange of wedding rings, and a blessing. Go here for more details of structure and rituals that can be included. If you feel that a female celebrant will better empathise with your dream ceremony, Hedley Paul works with and can introduce an experienced and skilled  lady who is also totally comfortable with same-sex weddings. Please enquire. Together we create that beautiful ceremony that you will remember always, being precisely to the format and style you wish.  I would be delighted to make it very personal for you both by including your story. Your unique account of how you met and how you feel about each other. The location for the ceremony is for you to choose. It can take place in a garden, a villa,  or any venue that has special meaning or significance to the couple. As a memento of your special day, I provide a beautiful Certificate of Commitment to record the pledging of your vows. Whether you wish the ceremony to be a flamboyant ‘Pink Wedding’ occasion, creative, or simple, it should simply and truly reflect who you really are. Whatever type of ceremony you choose remember, let Hedley Paul create and host the ceremony, then - just relax and enjoy it.  That done, your day will be perfect!
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Same Sex Weddings on Ibiza

Ibiza is the perfect relaxed wedding location for all couples. The island enjoys a global reputation for its liberal attitude, and it warmly welcomes those with alternative beliefs and lifestyles, and has consequently become an increasingly popular venue for hosting a wedding or partnership celebration..   The ‘Magic White Island’  has an incredibly vibrant and exciting gay community, which integrates seamlessly, creating a wonderful, friendly cosmopolitan society. Ibiza’s wedding ceremonies range from small intimate sunset occasions - often on a quiet beach, to extrovert and extravagant wedding party celebrations at an Ibiza villa or restaurant. Blessing and commitment ceremonies are for couples who wish to make a special pledge to each other, and wish to publicly declare their vows in front of family and friends, without necessarily taking the step into legal marriage - for whatever reason.
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You enjoy a marriage of love, of two hearts and two souls, joined for all eternity. You both make a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other. Hedley Paul provides an opportunity to enjoy a sincere and meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. Every ceremony is sympathetically planned and crafted by Hedley Paul, and typically includes poems and readings, proclamations of commitment to each other, exchange of wedding rings, and a blessing. Go here for more details of structure and rituals that can be included. If you feel that a female celebrant will better empathise with your dream ceremony, Hedley Paul works with and can introduce an experienced and skilled  lady who is also totally comfortable with same-sex weddings. Please enquire. Together we create that beautiful ceremony that you will remember always, being precisely to the format and style you wish.  I would be delighted to make it very personal for you both by including your story. Your unique account of how you met and how you feel about each other. The location for the ceremony is for you to choose. It can take place in a garden, a villa,  or any venue that has special meaning or significance to the couple. As a memento of your special day, I provide a beautiful Certificate of Commitment to record the pledging of your vows. Whether you wish the ceremony to be a flamboyant ‘Pink Wedding’ occasion, creative, or simple, it should simply and truly reflect who you really are. Whatever type of ceremony you choose remember, let Hedley Paul create and host the ceremony, then - just relax and enjoy it.  That done, your day will be perfect!
Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies
A Naming ceremony is to honour and recognise the arrival of a child into the family. It allows all those gathered moments of stillness and focus to reflect upon their responsibilities to the new arrival. It creates the opportunity to celebrate their name which gives them their identity and makes them unique. Any parent can make the arrangements to hold a Naming Ceremony, and likewise can anyone who has parental responsibility or legal guardianship of the child or children. Parents do not have to be married and can come from any cultural background, with any spiritual or religious beliefs, or with none. Many parents nowadays are neither religious or church goers, and feel that a Christening or Baptism would be inappropriate. It may be that you wish your child to make their own choices about what they believe when they are old enough to make an informed decision. Welcoming or Naming Ceremonies are a delightful and memorable way to welcome a new baby or child into your family, regardless of their age. It is also a wonderful opportunity for welcoming step children when two families come together. It can be a very moving and deeply bonding experience for everyone concerned to mark the start of their new lives together, helping bond the new family. For adopted babies or children it can also be a very loving way to welcome them into your family and to publicly declare your love, commitment, and joy at the outset of your new lives together. I will work closely with you to create a ceremony which is personal to your family. The content of your ceremony is entirely up to you and the words will be precisely as you wish. Of course I also have a selection of outline ideas, readings and poems that may be helpful to you. The ceremony may also include the nomination of Supporting Adults, Guardians or Guide- Parents, (a secular equivalent to God-Parents). They may be close friends or members of your family who wish to make a vow of commitment to guide the upbringing of your child or children. You may also like to make Parent’s Promises and acknowledge the special roles taken on by grandparents, brothers and sisters, and/or other family members. At the conclusion of the ceremony I provide a beautiful naming certificate to bear witness to the occasion, and signed by all those who have made vows recognising the important role they will play in the future development of the child. A special day to ensure your child receives your promise of unconditional love, acceptance, support and protection for their future.
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Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies
A Naming ceremony is to honour and recognise the arrival of a child into the family. It allows all those gathered moments of stillness and focus to reflect upon their responsibilities to the new arrival. It creates the opportunity to celebrate their name which gives them their identity and makes them unique. Any parent can make the arrangements to hold a Naming Ceremony, and likewise can anyone who has parental responsibility or legal guardianship of the child or children. Parents do not have to be married and can come from any cultural background, with any spiritual or religious beliefs, or with none. Many parents nowadays are neither religious or church goers, and feel that a Christening or Baptism would be inappropriate. It may be that you wish your child to make their own choices about what they believe when they are old enough to make an informed decision. Welcoming or Naming Ceremonies are a delightful and memorable way to welcome a new baby or child into your family, regardless of their age. It is also a wonderful opportunity for welcoming step children when two families come together. It can be a very moving and deeply bonding experience for everyone concerned to mark the start of their new lives together, helping bond the new family. For adopted babies or children it can also be a very loving way to welcome them into your family and to publicly declare your love, commitment, and joy at the outset of your new lives together. I will work closely with you to create a ceremony which is personal to your family. The content of your ceremony is entirely up to you and the words will be precisely as you wish. Of course I also have a selection of outline ideas, readings and poems that may be helpful to you. The ceremony may also include the nomination of Supporting Adults, Guardians or Guide- Parents, (a secular equivalent to God-Parents). They may be close friends or members of your family who wish to make a vow of commitment to guide the upbringing of your child or children. You may also like to make Parent’s Promises and acknowledge the special roles taken on by grandparents, brothers and sisters, and/or other family members. At the conclusion of the ceremony I provide a beautiful naming certificate to bear witness to the occasion, and signed by all those who have made vows recognising the important role they will play in the future development of the child. A special day to ensure your child receives your promise of unconditional love, acceptance, support and protection for their future.
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Hedley-Paul Ibiza t:  971 338 244 m: 664 689 575 England t:  020 8123 0262 m: 07909 917 120 hedleypaul@hedleypaul.com I believe that a meeting and discussion to discuss and tease out the dream you hold in your heart is a vital part in creating a sincere and memorable blessing.  That meeting can be by Skype video link across the world, or face to face on Ibiza, or the South West of England. It is also important that you like my ‘style’.  Our meeting gives you that opportunity.  Please email me, or call the local number of your choice, if I am in the other country it will transfer to me.  Easiest is that ‘green button’.
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Hedley-Paul Ibiza t:  971 338 244 m: 664 689 575 England t:  020 8123 0262 m: 07909 917 120 hedleypaul@hedleypaul.com I believe that a meeting and discussion to discuss and tease out the dream you hold in your heart is a vital part in creating a sincere and memorable blessing.  That meeting can be by Skype video link across the world, or face to face on Ibiza, or the South West of England. It is also important that you like my ‘style’.  Our meeting gives you that opportunity.  Please email me, or call the local number of your choice, if I am in the other country it will transfer to me.  Easiest is that ‘green button’.
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Hedley Paul – is Ibiza’s independent wedding celebrant. Every year couples busily research the best wedding providers to find their special Ibiza Celebrant. Some use wedding planners, while many diligently search the internet themselves, which can be a daunting task.   It’s always uncertain territory, not always knowing who is genuinely trying to help, or simply trying to earn a commission for ‘signposting’. Hedley Paul is the preferred ceremony provider for several premier wedding planners and venues, and is very happy to deal directly with you, meticulously working with other specialists to deliver your perfect wedding ceremony on Ibiza.  As the foremost English wedding celebrant on Ibiza he is totally independent – working with the couple, rather than for wedding planners or designers on the most personal aspect of your wedding day. Every ceremony is individually crafted in discussion with you. Professional, confident and competent, Hedley Paul delivers beautiful weddings of the heart for loving couples. His wedding ceremonies and renewal blessings on the island of Ibiza focus on the wonder and magic of the energy and love between soul-mates. You can judge him by a few of the complimentary comments and pictures of past weddings. A father and grand-father, Hedley Paul holds dearly the ethos of providing for his clients precisely what he would expect for his children or grand- children….. The very best, in an open and honest manner! Each ceremony is carefully prepared in accord with the wishes of the couple to ensure that it is a lifetime memory.  He emphasises that it is their  ceremony and must reflect their personal wishes, values and beliefs. He believes in being fair and open.  His fees are clearly shown on the ‘Prices page on his web site, and reflect the time and effort and skills he puts into crafting and delivering a ceremony.    More about Hedley Paul Hedley Paul’s lovely wife Eileen also works with Ibiza wedding couples, designing and creating the very finest international standard wedding cakes.  Her work is published in several wedding cake magazines featuring both traditional and contemporary designs of her exquisite sugar-craft artistry. Working separately or together, they can provide the two most important components to make your special day exceptional – a beautiful and memorable ceremony and a delicious and breath-taking ibizacakes work of art. They both have extensive knowledge of venues and wedding facility providers.  Eileen has lived on Ibiza for over 30 years and ran a highly successful restaurant for many years, and consequently can offer expert advice on how to get the best for your special day, and the pitfalls to avoid.  
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Ibiza’s independent celebrant
Beautiful Ibiza weddings, blessings and other ceremonies
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Hedley Paul – is Ibiza’s independent Every year couples busily research the best wedding providers to find their special Ibiza Celebrant. Some use wedding planners, while many diligently search the internet themselves, which can be a daunting task.   It’s always uncertain territory, not always knowing who is genuinely simply trying to earn a commission for ‘signposting’. Hedley Paul is the preferred ceremony provider for several premier wedding planners and venues, and is very happy to deal directly with you, meticulously working with other specialists to deliver your perfect wedding ceremony on Ibiza.  As the foremost English wedding celebrant on Ibiza he is totally independent – working with the couple, rather than for wedding planners or designers on the most personal aspect of your wedding day. Every ceremony is individually crafted in discussion with you. Professional, confident and competent, Hedley Paul delivers beautiful weddings of the heart for loving couples. His wedding ceremonies and renewal blessings on the island of Ibiza focus on the wonder and magic of the energy and love between soul-mates. You can judge him by a few of the complimentary comments and pictures of past weddings. A father and grand-father, Hedley Paul holds dearly the ethos of providing for his clients precisely what he would expect for children….. The very best, in an open and honest manner! Each ceremony is carefully prepared in accord with the wishes of the couple to ensure that it is a lifetime memory.  He emphasises that it is ceremony and must reflect their personal wishes, values and beliefs. He believes in being fair and open.  His fees are clearly shown on the ‘ page on his web site, and reflect the time and effort and skills he puts into crafting and delivering a ceremony.    More about Hedley Paul Hedley Paul’s lovely wife Eileen also works with Ibiza wedding couples, designing and creating the very finest international standard wedding cakes.  Her work is published in several wedding cake magazines featuring both traditional and contemporary designs of her exquisite sugar-craft artistry. Working separately or together, they can provide the two most important components to make your special day exceptional – a beautiful and memorable ceremony and a delicious and breath-taking art. They both have extensive knowledge of venues and wedding facility providers.  Eileen has lived on Ibiza for over 30 years and ran a highly successful restaurant for many years, and consequently can offer expert advice on how to get the best for your special day, and the pitfalls to avoid.  
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Humanist and Spiritual Weddings
Spiritual Weddings on Ibiza                     Humanist Weddings on Ibiza If you do not have a strongly held religious belief and wish to be legally married in England and Wales, you are currently obliged to marry or undertake a civil partnership ceremony in an official Registry Office, or other officially  approved venue. Some alternative ideas for your Ibiza wedding ceremony: Like many couples however, you may still want a ceremony which means something more; something personal, an alternative wedding and blessing ceremony that reflects just who you and your soul mate really are! You'll certainly not want to feel rushed. You may wish to express your vows to each other in words of your own choice. It may be formal, or thoroughly informal, and quite likely include a special part of the ceremony to be shared by more friends and family than a register office can accommodate, both in terms of space and time. You'd probably prefer also not to be limited to a licensed venue, but to hold your Spiritual Ibiza Wedding Ceremony in a place which is special to you - on a boat, in a garden, on a beach, or in your own home.  In all likelihood you’ll want to choose readings and music which mean something to you, as a couple. Choosing a Humanist blessing, or a Spiritual blessing as the alternative wedding ceremony and as a celebration of your commitment to each other may well provide the solution.  Hedley Paul’s ceremony will allow you to not only enjoy exactly where, when, and with who you celebrate, but precisely how you would like it to be. Many couples who choose to have a non-religious wedding or partnership ceremony and first complete the legal formalities to obtain a civil marriage certificate at a Register Office. However, they regard their Humanist or their Spiritual wedding or partnership ceremony as the one which truly marks their life-long commitment to each other. This is the ceremony which is special to them and their guests, at which they make their vows and during which they choose to exchange rings.  It is the marriage of the hearts of two soul mates. Commitment ceremonies are available to couples who wish to make a special testimony to each other, to publicly declare their promise in front of family and friends, without taking the step into legal marriage - for whatever reason. It is a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other, providing them with an opportunity to have a meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. A commitment ceremony needs to be carefully planned and written, and delivered,  It should include readings, a statement or vows of commitment, the exchange of rings, and music.  It can take place in a garden, a home or any venue that is special to the couple. The ceremony should be delivered without bias of gender or religion. While not legal binding marriages, they are unquestionably a very real demonstration of commitment by the two people involved. Nothing in a Humanist or Spiritual ceremony will be offensive to those who hold a  religious faith.  It will focus sincerely and affectionately on the couple themselves.  As a memento of the occasion, we create for you a unique and beautiful Certificate of Commitment to record the renewal of your vows, which we happily witness. Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that you will never forget, and is precisely to the agenda and style you wish.  I would be delighted to make it very personal for you both, and include your story. Your unique account of how you met and how you feel about each other.   Whether you wish the ceremony to be flamboyant, creative, or simple, it should truly reflect who you are. Whatever type of ceremony you choose remember, just relax and enjoy it That done, your day will be perfect.
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Spiritual Weddings on Ibiza                     Humanist Weddings on Ibiza If you do not have a strongly held religious belief and married in England and Wales, you are currently obliged to marry or undertake a civil partnership ceremony in an official Registry Office, or other officially  approved venue. Some alternative ideas for your Ibiza wedding ceremony: Like many couples however, you may still want a ceremony which means something more; something personal, an alternative wedding and blessing ceremony that reflects just who you and your soul mate really are! You'll certainly not want to feel rushed. You may wish to express your vows to each other in words of your own choice. It may be formal, or thoroughly informal, and quite likely include a special part of the ceremony to be shared by more friends and family than a register office can accommodate, both in terms of space and time. You'd probably prefer also not to be limited to a licensed venue, but to hold your Spiritual Ibiza Wedding Ceremony in a place which is special to you - on a boat, in a garden, on a beach, or in your own home.  In all likelihood you’ll want to choose readings and music which mean something to you, as a couple. Choosing a Humanist blessing, or a Spiritual blessing as the alternative wedding ceremony and as a celebration of your commitment to each other may well provide the solution.  Paul’s ceremony will allow you to not only enjoy exactly where, when, and with who you celebrate, but precisely how you would like it to be. Many couples who choose to have a non-religious wedding or partnership ceremony and first complete the legal formalities to obtain a civil marriage certificate at a Register Office. However, they regard their Humanist or their Spiritual wedding or partnership ceremony as the one which truly marks their life-long commitment to each other. This is the ceremony which is special to them and their guests, at which they make their vows and during which they choose to exchange rings.  It is the marriage of the hearts of two soul mates. Commitment ceremonies are available to couples who wish to make a special testimony to each other, to publicly declare their promise in front of family and friends, without taking the step into legal marriage - for whatever reason. It is a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other, providing them with an opportunity to have a meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. A commitment ceremony needs to be carefully planned and written, and delivered,  It should include readings, a statement or vows of commitment, the exchange of rings, and music.  It can take place in a garden, a home or any venue that is special to the couple. The ceremony should be delivered without bias of gender or religion. While not legal binding marriages, they are unquestionably a very real demonstration of commitment by the two people involved. Nothing in a Humanist or Spiritual ceremony will be offensive to those who hold a  religious faith.  It will focus sincerely and affectionately on the couple themselves.  As a memento of the occasion, we create for you a unique and beautiful Certificate of Commitment to record the renewal of your vows, which we happily witness. Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that you will never forget, and is precisely to the agenda and style you wish.  I would be delighted to make it very personal for you both, and include your story. Your unique account of how you met and how you feel about each other.   Whether you wish the ceremony to be flamboyant, creative, or simple, it should truly reflect who you are. Whatever type of ceremony you choose remember, just relax and enjoy it That done, your day will be perfect.
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Humanist philosophy
There often exists some confusion between  Humanist beliefs and ceremonies, compared to Spiritualist beliefs and ceremonies.  I will endeavour to explain the differences by providing an outline of their beliefs, which naturally form the platform upon which their ceremonies and celebrations are founded. Humanism: - I have copied the following from the web site of the British Humanist Association, and I believe this provides the most accurate and unbiased presentation of the philosophy. Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Humanists seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves. We choose to take responsibility for our actions and work with others for the common good. Humanists do not believe in a God or gods, or any other supernatural or divine entities. Humanists do not think that the universe needs a divine power outside of itself in order to have value. We, inside the universe, determine its value. We think that other people, for example, are moral concerns, not because they are made in the image of Something Else, but because of who they are in themselves. What humanists believe Humanism is an approach to life based on humanity and reason – humanists recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone and that the aims of morality should be human welfare, happiness and fulfilment. Our decisions are based on the available evidence and our assessment of the outcomes of our actions, not on any dogma or sacred text. Humanism is a naturalistic view, encompassing atheism and agnosticism as responses to theistic claims, but   is an active and ethical philosophy greater than these reactions to religion. Humanists believe in individual rights and freedoms, but believe that individual responsibility, social   cooperation and mutual respect are just as important. Humanists believe that people can and will continue to find solutions to the world's problems, so that quality    of life can be improved for everyone. Humanists are positive, gaining inspiration from our lives, art and culture, and a rich natural world. Humanists believe that we have only one life, it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it flourishingly. And Spiritualism......  I have created a summary from various sources on the internet.  I hope it portrays Spiritualism in a fair and just manner.  That was my intention and endeavour.
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There often exists some confusion between  Humanist beliefs and ceremonies, compared to Spiritualist beliefs and ceremonies.  I will endeavour to explain the differences by providing an outline of their beliefs, which naturally form the platform upon which their ceremonies and celebrations are founded. Humanism: - I have copied the following from the web site of the Association, and I believe this provides the most accurate and unbiased presentation of the philosophy. Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Humanists seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves. We choose to take responsibility for our actions and work with others for the common good. Humanists do not believe in a God or gods, or any other supernatural or divine entities. Humanists do not think that the universe needs a divine power outside of itself in order to have value. We, inside the universe, determine its value. We think that other people, for example, are moral concerns, not because they are made in the image of Something Else, but because of who they are in themselves. What humanists believe Humanism is an approach to life based on humanity and reason – humanists recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone and that the aims of morality should be human welfare, happiness and fulfilment. Our decisions are based on the available evidence and our assessment of the outcomes of our actions, not on any dogma or sacred text. Humanism is a naturalistic view, encompassing atheism to theistic claims, but   is an active and ethical philosophy greater than these reactions to religion. Humanists believe in individual rights and freedoms, but believe that individual responsibility, social   cooperation and mutual respect are just as important. Humanists believe that people can and will continue to find solutions to the world's problems, so that quality    of life can be improved for everyone. Humanists are positive, gaining inspiration from our lives, art and culture, and a rich natural world. Humanists believe that we have only one life, it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it flourishingly. And Spiritualism  I have created a summary from various sources on the internet.  I hope it portrays Spiritualism in a fair and just manner.  That was my intention and endeavour.
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Spiritualism - Characteristic Beliefs The central tenet of Spiritualism is the belief in and practice of mediumship which is considered to provide evidence of the continued existence of an individual's spirit or soul after death. A secondary belief is that spirits are in some way closer to God (Gods) than living humans, and that spirits themselves are capable of growth and perfection. The afterlife is therefore not a static place, but one in which spirits continue to evolve. The two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans, leads to a third belief: that spirits enjoy timeless wisdom, and are consequently capable of providing profound enlightenment about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God (Gods) and the afterlife. Thus many Spiritualists will speak of their spirit guides - specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance. Spiritualism, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into the Christian environment and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system, a perceived belief in the concept of God, mystical pantheism, and liturgical practices such as prayer and singing.  Nevertheless, on significant points the two faiths are quite different. Spiritualists do not believe that the acts of this life lead to the assignment of each soul into an eternity of either Heaven or Hell — rather, they view the afterlife as containing many hierarchically arrayed "spheres," through which each spirit can successfully progress. Spiritualists also differ from Christians in that the Judeo-Christian Bible is not the primary source from which they derive knowledge of God and the afterlife — their own personal contacts with spheres of experience beyond what is generally understood as "material" and their own contacts with "spirits" provides that source. Many Christians and Spiritualists alike appear to hold a duality of belief, considering both ‘camps’ to have much, but not total credibility.  This appears to be a foundation for the contemporary practice of exchanging  alternative wedding vows, and receiving alternative wedding blessings. Spiritualists generally speak only of the spirits of dead humans, and do not espouse a belief in spirits of trees, springs, or other natural features. Buddhism and Hinduism share a belief with Spiritualism in the separation of the soul from the body at death, and its continued existence. Unlike traditional Spiritualism, these faiths often believe in reincarnation. Spiritualism also differs from occult movements, such as contemporary Wiccan covens, in that spirits are not contacted in order to obtain magical powers (with the single exception of obtaining power for healing). Many individual Spiritualists draw heavily from the spiritual sects of Islam (Sufi), Judaism (Kabbalah) and Buddhism. Some Spiritualists follow one distinct religion's practices while others pull elements from any or all of the three religions to formulate their beliefs. Some Spiritualists believe in the idea of the universe as the creator, and don't necessarily follow any specific religion.  Spiritualism is not readily distinguishable from the New Age movement, and like the New Age movement draws heavily from shamanism and embraces the idea of reincarnation.
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Spiritualism - Characteristic Beliefs The central tenet of Spiritualism is the belief in and practice of mediumship which is considered to provide evidence of the continued existence of an individual's spirit or soul after death. A secondary belief is that spirits are in some way closer to God (Gods) than living humans, and that spirits themselves are capable of growth and perfection. a static place, but one in which spirits continue to evolve. The two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans, leads to a third belief: that spirits enjoy timeless wisdom, and are consequently capable of providing profound enlightenment about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God (Gods) and the afterlife. Thus many Spiritualists will speak of their spirit guides - specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance. Spiritualism, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into the Christian environment and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system, a perceived belief in the concept of God, mystical pantheism, and liturgical practices such as prayer and singing.  Nevertheless, on significant points the two faiths are quite different. Spiritualists do not believe that the acts of this life lead to the assignment of each soul into an eternity of either Heaven or Hell — rather, they view the afterlife as containing many hierarchically arrayed "spheres," through which each spirit can successfully progress. Spiritualists also differ from Christians in that the Judeo-Christian Bible is not the primary source from which they derive knowledge of God and the afterlife — their own personal contacts with spheres of experience beyond what is generally understood as "material" and their own contacts with "spirits" provides that source. Many Christians and Spiritualists alike appear to hold a duality of belief, considering both ‘camps’ to have much, but not total credibility.  This appears to be a foundation for the contemporary practice of exchanging  alternative wedding vows, and receiving alternative wedding blessings. Spiritualists generally speak only of the spirits of dead humans, and do not espouse a belief in spirits of trees, springs, or other natural features. Buddhism and Hinduism share a belief with Spiritualism in the separation of the soul from the body at death, and its continued existence. Unlike traditional Spiritualism, these faiths often believe in reincarnation. Spiritualism also differs from occult movements, such as contemporary Wiccan covens, in that spirits are not contacted in order to obtain magical powers (with the single exception of obtaining power for healing). Many individual Spiritualists draw heavily from the spiritual sects of Islam (Sufi), Judaism (Kabbalah) and Buddhism. Some Spiritualists follow one distinct religion's practices while others pull elements from any or all of the three religions to formulate their beliefs. Some Spiritualists believe in the idea of the universe as the creator, and don't necessarily follow any specific religion.  Spiritualism is not readily distinguishable from the New Age movement, and like the New Age movement draws heavily from shamanism and embraces the idea of reincarnation.
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Spiritual Ceremonies for Loving Hearts Spiritual marriage is based on unconditional love. I choose to love you no matter what. I choose to recognize and use the uncomfortable things that arise in us both to fuel the growth of our souls and reunite with the Beloved on a higher level. Spiritual marriage is a commitment to grow through the trials of relationship for the goal of awakening and development of each person’s true spiritual self. Physical marriage is meant to be the training wheels for the real spiritual marriage of the soul to the BelovedThe central tenet of Spiritualism is the belief in and practice of mediumship which is considered to provide evidence of the continued existence of an individual's spirit or soul after death. A secondary belief is that spirits are in some way closer to God (Gods) than living humans, and that spirits themselves are capable of growth and perfection. The afterlife is therefore not a static place, but one in which spirits continue to evolve. The two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans, leads to a third belief: that spirits enjoy timeless wisdom, and are consequently capable of providing profound enlightenment about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God (Gods) and the afterlife. Thus many Spiritualists will speak of their spirit guides - specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance. Spiritualism, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into the Christian environment and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system, a perceived belief in the concept of God, mystical pantheism, and liturgical practices such as prayer and singing.  Nevertheless, on significant points the two faiths are quite different. Spiritualists do not believe that the acts of this life lead to the assignment of each soul into an eternity of either Heaven or Hell — rather, they view the afterlife as containing many hierarchically arrayed "spheres," through which each spirit can successfully progress. Spiritualists also differ from Christians in that the Judeo-Christian Bible is not the primary source from which they derive knowledge of God and the afterlife — their own personal contacts with spheres of experience beyond what is generally understood as "material" and their own contacts with "spirits" provides that source. Many Christians and Spiritualists alike appear to hold a duality of belief, considering both ‘camps’ to have much, but not total credibility.  This appears to be a foundation for the contemporary practice of exchanging  alternative wedding vows, and receiving alternative wedding blessings. Spiritualists generally speak only of the spirits of dead humans, and do not espouse a belief in spirits of trees, springs, or other natural features. Buddhism and Hinduism share a belief with Spiritualism in the separation of the soul from the body at death, and its continued existence. Unlike traditional Spiritualism, these faiths often believe in reincarnation. Spiritualism also differs from occult movements, such as contemporary Wiccan covens, in that spirits are not contacted in order to obtain magical powers (with the single exception of obtaining power for healing). Many individual Spiritualists draw heavily from the spiritual sects of Islam (Sufi), Judaism (Kabbalah) and Buddhism. Some Spiritualists follow one distinct religion's practices while others pull elements from any or all of the three religions to formulate their beliefs. Some Spiritualists believe in the idea of the universe as the creator, and don't necessarily follow any specific religion.  Spiritualism is not readily distinguishable from the New Age movement, and like the New Age movement draws heavily from shamanism and embraces the idea of reincarnation.
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Spiritual ceremonies explained
Spiritual Ceremonies for Loving Hearts Spiritual marriage is based on unconditional love. I choose to love you no matter what. I choose to recognize and use the uncomfortable things that arise in us both to fuel the growth of our souls and reunite with the Beloved on a higher level. Spiritual marriage is a commitment to grow through the trials of relationship for the goal of awakening and development of each person’s true spiritual self. Physical marriage is meant to be the training wheels for the real spiritual marriage of the soul to the BelovedThe central tenet of Spiritualism is the belief in and practice of mediumship which is considered to provide evidence of the continued existence of an individual's spirit or soul after death A secondary belief is that spirits are in some way closer to God (Gods) than living humans, and that spirits themselves are capable of growth and perfection. The afterlife is therefore not a static place, but one in which spirits continue to evolve. The two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans, leads to a third belief: that spirits enjoy timeless wisdom, and are consequently capable of providing profound enlightenment about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God (Gods) and the afterlife. Thus many Spiritualists will speak of their spirit guides - specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance. Spiritualism, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into the Christian environment and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system, a perceived belief in the concept of God, mystical pantheism, and liturgical practices such as prayer and singing.  Nevertheless, on significant points the two faiths are quite different. Spiritualists do not believe that the acts of this life lead to the assignment of each soul into an eternity of either Heaven or Hell — rather, they view the afterlife as containing many hierarchically arrayed "spheres," through which each spirit can successfully progress. Spiritualists also differ from Christians in that the Judeo-Christian Bible is not the primary source from which they derive knowledge of God and the afterlife — their own personal contacts with spheres of experience beyond what is generally understood as "material" and their own contacts with "spirits" provides that source. Many Christians and Spiritualists alike appear to hold a duality of belief, considering both ‘camps’ to have much, but not total credibility.  This appears to be a foundation for the contemporary practice of exchanging  alternative wedding vows, and receiving alternative Spiritualists generally speak only of the spirits of dead humans, and do not espouse a belief in spirits of trees, springs, or other natural features. Buddhism and Hinduism share a belief with Spiritualism in the separation of the soul from the body at death, and its continued existence. Unlike traditional Spiritualism, these faiths often believe in reincarnation. Spiritualism also differs from occult movements, such as contemporary Wiccan covens, in that spirits are not contacted in order to obtain magical powers (with the single exception of obtaining power for healing). Many individual Spiritualists draw heavily from the spiritual sects of Islam (Sufi), Judaism (Kabbalah) and Buddhism. Some Spiritualists follow one distinct religion's practices while others pull elements from any or all of the three religions to formulate their beliefs. Some Spiritualists believe in the idea of the universe as the creator, and don't necessarily follow any specific religion.  Spiritualism is not readily distinguishable from the New Age movement, and like the New Age movement draws heavily from shamanism and embraces the idea of reincarnation.
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Christian blessing ceremonies

Christian ceremonies by Hedley Paul for loving hearts and souls.... Marriage is based on unconditional love. Christian marriage is a commitment to grow through the trials of relationship, for the goal of awakening and development of each person’s true Christian spiritual self. Spiritual marriage, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into first the Judao, and then the Christian environments and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system. While many couples seek an ‘alternative’ ceremony and blessing for their marriage, many wish to retain the ethos and tradition of a Christian ceremony albeit outside the confines of a church building. Ibiza enjoys an incredibly beautiful and relaxed envirnment for a marriage, and where better place to revere the Creator by declaring your vows in the most magnificent venue of all - Nature’s own cathedral. This is the marriage of two hearts and two souls.  The ‘legal bit’ still needs to be held in an official Registry in the UK, but your Ibiza ceremony with Hedley Paul will remain in your memory as the ‘real wedding’ - it reflects the marriage of two hearts and two souls. Hedley Paul was baptised a Christian, and followed that faith for many many years, incorporating Old Testament beliefs and philosophies. Gradually, other faiths and philosophies became incorporated into what is his pan-culture model of belief and faith. With this background, Hedley Paul can easily enhance a standard Christian ceremony with warm and pertinent readings and verses. Hedley Paul remembers always that the ceremony is YOUR’S  and it must reflect precisely what you believe in.     
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Christian blessing ceremonies

Christian ceremonies by Hedley Paul for loving hearts and souls.... Marriage is based on unconditional love. Christian marriage is a commitment to grow through the trials of relationship, for the goal of awakening and development of each person’s true Christian spiritual self. Spiritual marriage, although pre-dating it by several millenniums was adopted into first the Judao, and then the Christian environments and therefore Christianity retains many features in common: an essentially Spiritual moral system. While many couples seek an ‘alternative’ ceremony and blessing for their marriage, many wish to retain the ethos and tradition of a Christian ceremony albeit outside the confines of a church building. Ibiza enjoys an incredibly beautiful and relaxed envirnment for a marriage, and where better place to revere the Creator by declaring your vows in the most magnificent venue of all - Nature’s own cathedral. This is the marriage of two hearts and two souls.  The ‘legal bit’ still needs to be held in an official Registry in the UK, but your Ibiza ceremony with Hedley Paul will remain in your memory as the ‘real wedding’ - it reflects the marriage of two hearts and two souls. Hedley Paul was baptised a Christian, and followed that faith for many many years, incorporating Old Testament beliefs and philosophies. Gradually, other faiths and philosophies became incorporated into what is his pan-culture model of belief and faith. With this background, Hedley Paul can easily enhance a standard Christian ceremony with warm and pertinent readings and verses. Hedley Paul remembers always that the ceremony is YOUR’S  and it must reflect precisely what you believe in.     
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Theists, Atheists, and Agnostics
Human nature, being what it is, attempts to categorise most things including what we believe.  Even simply ‘believing’ places you in one box, while ‘non-believing’ places you in another.  Philosophers attempt to define more clearly what we actually believe, and have established numerous ‘boxes’ into which they would place us.  It can be confusing, - it was to me, so I thought it may be helpful to explain what some of the labels on the boxes actually meant in layman terms.  The following is not intended to be a defining work of knowledge, just an attempt to simplify.  I am sure however there will be those who will say that I have over-simplified. Almost all the content is taken from, or is a précis of Wikipedia articles. Theists in the broadest sense believe in at least one deity, or supreme power or intelligence.  The term theism derives from the Greek ‘theos’ meaning god.  ‘God’ is simply a label which people apply to ‘their’ deity. Monotheism is the belief in theology that only one deity exists. The concept of "monotheism" tends to be dominated by the concept of God in the Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Druze, also the Platonic concept of God, as well as the Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita philosophies of Hinduism, although the latter philosophies admit the existence of a plethora of divine beings including less-powerful deities such as devas. Sikhism on the other hand, is a monotheistic Indian religion, in contrast to many schools of Hinduism and the other Indian religions.  The concept of monotheism in Islam and Judaism however, is far more direct, their god's oneness (’God’) being understood as absolutely unquestionable. Polytheism is the belief that there is more than one deity. In practice, polytheism is not just the belief that there are multiple gods; it usually includes belief in the existence of a specific pantheon of distinct deities.  Within polytheism there are hard and soft varieties:   Hard polytheism views the gods as being distinct and separate beings; an example of this would be the Egyptian and Greek Religions; along with certain schools of Hinduism.  Soft polytheism views the gods as being subsumed into a greater whole. Some forms of Hinduism such as Smartism/Advaita Vedanta serve as examples of soft polytheism. Pantheism: The belief that the physical universe is equivalent to a god or gods, and that there is no division between a Creator and the substance of its creation.  God does not exist, God is. Atheists, in a broad sense, reject any belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. The term atheism originated from the Greek ‘atheos’, meaning "without gods"   For most people, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.  However, atheism also figures in certain religious and spiritual belief systems, such as some forms of Buddhism that do not advocate belief in gods.  A chart showing the relationship between the definitions of weak/strong and implicit/explicit atheism. Explicit strong/positive/hard atheists (in purple on the right) assert that "at least one deity exists" is a false statement. Explicit weak/negative/soft atheists (in blue on the right) reject or eschew belief that any deities exist without actually asserting that "at least one deity exists" is a false statement. Implicit weak atheists (in blue on the left) would include people (such as young children and some agnostics) who do not believe in a deity, but have not explicitly rejected such belief. Agnostics are absent of belief, where theism and atheism require faith that there is or is not a deity or deities. An Agnostic would say, "I neither have a belief in a deity nor do I have a belief in the absence of such a deity." In his 1953 essay, What Is An Agnostic? Bertrand Russell states:  An agnostic thinks it impossible to know the truth in matters such as God and the future life with which Christianity and other religions are concerned. Or, if not impossible, at least impossible at the present time. What may seem like dissonance is the position of Agnostic theism, this is the view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.
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Theists, Atheists, and Agnostics
Human nature, being what it is, attempts to categorise most things including what we believe.  Even simply ‘believing’ places you in one box, while ‘non-believing’ places you in another.  Philosophers attempt to define more clearly what we actually believe, and have established numerous ‘boxes’ into which they would place us.  It can be confusing, - it was to me, so I thought it may be helpful to explain what some of the labels on the boxes actually meant in layman terms.  The following is not intended to be a defining work of knowledge, just an attempt to simplify.  I am sure however there will be those who will say that I have over-simplified. Almost all the content is taken from, or is a précis of Wikipedia articles. Theists in the broadest sense believe in at least one deity, or supreme power or intelligence.  The term theism derives from the Greek ‘theos’ meaning god.  ‘God’ is simply a label which people apply to ‘their’ deity. Monotheism is the belief in theology that only one deity exists. The concept of "monotheism" tends to be dominated by the concept of God in the Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Druze, also the Platonic concept of God, as well as the Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita philosophies of Hinduism, although the latter philosophies admit the existence of a plethora of divine beings including less-powerful deities such as devas. Sikhism on the other hand, is a monotheistic Indian religion, in contrast to many schools of Hinduism and the other Indian religions.  The concept of monotheism in Islam and Judaism however, is far more direct, their god's oneness (’God’) being understood as absolutely unquestionable. Polytheism is the belief that there is more than one deity. In practice, polytheism is not just the belief that there are multiple gods; it usually includes belief in the existence of a specific pantheon of distinct deities.  Within polytheism there are hard and soft varieties:   Hard polytheism views the gods as being distinct and separate beings; an example of this would be the Egyptian and Greek Religions; along with certain schools of Hinduism.  polytheism views the gods as being subsumed into a greater whole. Some forms of Hinduism such as Smartism/Advaita Vedanta serve as examples of soft polytheism. Pantheism: The belief that the physical universe is equivalent to a god or gods, and that there is no division between a Creator and the substance of its creation.  God does not exist, God is. Atheists, in a broad sense, reject any belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities originated from the Greek ‘atheos’, meaning "without gods"   For most people, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.  However, atheism also figures in certain religious and spiritual belief systems, such as some forms of Buddhism that do not advocate belief in gods.  A chart showing the relationship between the definitions of weak/strong and implicit/explicit atheism. Explicit strong/positive/hard atheists (in purple on the right) assert that "at least one deity exists" is a false statement. Explicit weak/negative/soft atheists (in blue on the right) reject or eschew belief that any deities exist without actually asserting that "at least one deity exists" is a false statement. Implicit weak atheists (in blue on the left) would include people (such as young children and some agnostics) who do not believe in a deity, but have not explicitly rejected such belief. Agnostics are absent of belief, where theism and atheism require faith that there not a deity or deities. An Agnostic would say, "I neither have a belief have a belief in the absence of such a deity." In his 1953 essay, What Is An Agnostic? Bertrand Russell states:  An agnostic thinks it impossible to know the truth in matters such as God and the future life with which Christianity and other religions are concerned. Or, if not impossible, at least impossible at the present time. What may seem like dissonance is the position of Agnostic theism, this is the view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still existence.
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As a child, one of my greatest delights was to be enthralled  by the stories read aloud by my parents, and by my teachers. As a parent, one of the greatest pleasures was to enthral and delight my children with stories read aloud. I still have unbounded fascination for the fresh face given to a poem or story, when read by another.   A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.     Chinese Proverb Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot
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As a child, one of my greatest delights was to be enthralled  by the stories read aloud by my parents, and by my teachers. As a parent, one of the greatest pleasures was to enthral and delight my children with stories read aloud. I still have unbounded fascination for the fresh face given to a poem or story, when read by another.   A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.     Chinese Proverb Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot
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Master of Ceremony & event hosting
The role of a Master of Ceremonies on Ibiza is to work closely with an event organizer, venue management  and catering staff, and to act as facilitator for the event to ensure that everything is in place, and  runs smoothly, efficiently and on time. During the event itself, in addition to making all announcements, presiding over the receiving line,  announcing speeches and toasts, the Master of Ceremonies is a calming influence, remaining  unobtrusive, inspiring confidence, and keeping always a watchful eye for the little things that need  attention for the event to run flawlessly. I can work closely with you on the planning of your event, and will add just the right amount of  gravitas, pomp, humour and theatre. Each event is of course unique, requiring structure with adaptability. Below are examples of events which I may be able to help you make a success: Wedding Celebrations of all faiths,  Civil Partnerships, Corporate Dinners, Awards Nights, Sales  Conferences, Charity Balls, Charity Lunches, Charity Dinners, Graduation Ceremonies, Dinner  Dances, Event Openings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Exhibitions, Product Launches
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Master of Ceremony & event hosting
The role of a Master of Ceremonies on Ibiza is to work closely with an event organizer, venue management  and catering staff, and to act as facilitator for the event to ensure that everything is in place, and  runs smoothly, efficiently and on time. During the event itself, in addition to making all announcements, presiding over the receiving line,  announcing speeches and toasts, the Master of Ceremonies is a calming influence, remaining  unobtrusive, inspiring confidence, and keeping always a watchful eye for the little things that need  attention for the event to run flawlessly. I can work closely with you on the planning of your event, and will add just the right amount of  gravitas, pomp, humour and theatre. Each event is of course unique, requiring structure with adaptability. Below are examples of events which I may be able to help you make a success: Wedding Celebrations of all faiths,  Civil Partnerships, Corporate Dinners, Awards Nights, Sales  Conferences, Charity Balls, Charity Lunches, Charity Dinners, Graduation Ceremonies, Dinner  Dances, Event Openings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Exhibitions, Product Launches
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Luxury chuppah rental on Ibiza
A chuppah/chuppa is a canopy under which a wedding ceremony, a naming ceremony, or a blessing takes place. Our luxury chuppas are high quality constructions, not simply a cheap garden gazebo or few bits of wood.  The chuppa is commonly used for weddings and blessings of all beliefs.  It also serves well for welcoming and naming ceremonies.  Of course, a chuppa in Ibiza acts as a very welcome shade for the couple and the celebrant, or or for the baby and parents, while hopefully the gathered guests have been similarly shaded. Our luxury chuppas feature ‘tented’ interiors, fully draped legs, draped pelmet and a weatherproof canopy (yes it does rain in Ibiza sometimes) together with windowed weatherproof sides if required. Ribbon decoration can easily be added, matching the bridal dress, or wedding theme.  We work closely with excellent and reliable florists, who can not only provide all your formal flowers, but will decorate the chuppa to complement your wedding theme.  Whatever style, colour or decoration you desire, we can provide the chuppah of your dreams! Should you also require chairs for your guests, we can arrange their provision, or help you find (without charge)  other providers. Chuppas on Ibiza are available independently of blessings, however if rented together with a blessing from us a significant discount is offered. History of the chuppa:- I felt it fitting to give a little background information on the chuppah, so the following is taken from Wikipedia, and may be interesting to those whose backgrounds and experiences have not acquainted them with its origins. The chuppah represents a Jewish home, as symbolized by the cloth canopy and the four poles. Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so the tent of Abraham was open for hospitality. Symbolically, the chuppah represents hospitality to one's guests. This "home" initially lacks furniture as a reminder that the basis of home is the people within it, not the possessions. In a spiritual sense, the covering of the chuppah represents the presence of the Creator over the covenant of marriage. The groom enters the chuppah first to represent his ownership of the home on behalf of the couple. When the bride then enters the chuppah it symbolises the groom providing her with shelter or clothing, and he thereby publicly demonstrates his new responsibilities toward her.  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) The Ibiza chuppa remains strongly symbolic as that ‘special place’ where vows are given and blessings received. So how much will it cost?
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Luxury chuppah rental on Ibiza
A chuppah/chuppa is a canopy under which a wedding ceremony, a naming ceremony, or a blessing takes place. Our luxury chuppas are high quality constructions, not simply a cheap garden gazebo or few bits of wood.  The chuppa is commonly used for blessings of all beliefs welcoming and naming ceremonies chuppa in Ibiza acts as a very welcome shade for the couple and the celebrant, or or for the baby and parents, while hopefully the gathered guests have been similarly shaded. Our luxury chuppas feature ‘tented’ interiors, fully draped legs, draped pelmet and a weatherproof canopy (yes it does rain in Ibiza sometimes) together with windowed weatherproof sides if required. Ribbon decoration can easily be added, matching the bridal dress, or wedding theme.  We work closely with excellent and reliable florists, who can not only provide all your formal flowers, but will decorate the chuppa to complement your wedding theme.  Whatever style, colour or decoration you desire, we can provide the chuppah of your dreams! Should you also require chairs for your guests, we can arrange their provision, or help you find (without charge)  other providers. Chuppas on Ibiza are available independently of blessings, however if rented together with a blessing from us a significant discount is offered. History of the chuppa:- I felt it fitting to give a little background information on the chuppah, so the following is taken from Wikipedia, and may be interesting to those whose backgrounds and experiences have not acquainted them with its origins. The chuppah represents a Jewish home, as symbolized by the cloth canopy and the four poles. Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so the tent of Abraham was open for hospitality. Symbolically, the chuppah represents hospitality to one's guests. This "home" initially lacks furniture as a reminder that the basis of home is the people within it, not the possessions. In a spiritual sense, the covering of the chuppah represents the presence of the Creator over the covenant of marriage. The groom enters the chuppah first to represent his ownership of the home on behalf of the couple. When the bride then enters the chuppah it symbolises the groom providing her with shelter or clothing, and he thereby publicly demonstrates his new responsibilities toward her.  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) The Ibiza chuppa remains strongly symbolic as that ‘special place’ where vows are given and blessings received. So how much will it cost?
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Marrying on Ibiza.....
You can get legally married in Spain if neither of you are Spanish.  It’s complicated, tedious, but it can be done.  Depending upon your circumstances, nationality/status/faith and not forgetting financial circumstances, it may be prudent to engage a specialist and English speaking ‘Abogado’ (Spanish lawyer) to assist you. Alternatively there is a growing trend towards having a civil (Registry Office) wedding in a couple's home country, then followed by a more personal, intimate civil wedding ceremony and blessing (which has all the elements of a wedding service i.e. exchange of vows and rings) and has the great advantage that you decide the vows, music, readings etc.  As blessings can be held in a very wide variety of venues, you can choose your dream location for your special ceremony.(See ‘Marriage Blessings’ below) Civil and religious (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim) marriages can be celebrated in Spain for people over 18, making you legally married. While Spanish law appears to permit foreigners to marry in Spain, in practice it will usually be necessary for one of the couple to have been legally resident in Spain for at least two years. An application for marriage in Spain will usually involve lengthy and time-consuming paperwork, and applicants should therefore allow plenty of time. Officials will undoubtedly insist on speaking in Spanish, so be prepared with an interpreter. (also, ensure you have ALL your documents , ALL copied in triplicate) Civil and religious marriages between foreigners or a foreigner and a Spanish national are possible in Spain. Agreements between the State and the major non-Catholic faiths governing the acceptance of religious marriage ceremonies are being finalised and should be possible in the near future. Subject to the agreement of individual priests, it may be possible to have a civil marriage blessed in a non-catholic church. Roman Catholic Marriages Catholics of any country can be married legally in Spain. If one of the parties is Catholic and the other not, then marriage is still possible with a Dispensation, which must be requested from their Bishopric. Neither party can be divorced. These are matters for the local Archbishop in the area of the forthcoming marriage and, in general, a baptism certificate and a statutory declaration by the parents of the English party to the effect that their son/daughter is single, is required. Formalities do, however, vary significantly from parish to parish and the requirements should be checked well in advance with the local priest. Please note the demand for Catholic churches is extremely high, so booking must be made well in advance. Civil Marriages  Documentation:     * A birth certificate (accompanied by a sworn translation)     * Passport, Consular registration Certificate.     * Certificate of Residence. If not a permanent resident in Spain, you can sign an affidavit before a Consular Officer indicating your place of residence for the last 6 years, as well as your temporary residence in Spain.     * Consular Certificate of No-Impediment to the marriage are required.     * Divorce/Annulment Certificate of any previous marriages.     * If applicable an original death certificate Formalities may vary so applicants should check which precise documents are needed, and in what languages. A notice of intention to marry is displayed on a Consular notice board for 21 days. The notice itself is sworn by the applicant and can only be accepted if he/she has been residing for a 21 day period in the area where the notice is displayed. Where one of the parties to the forthcoming marriage is resident in the UK and will be coming to Spain for the marriage ceremony they should approach the nearest Spanish Consulate in the UK for full information. If proof of UK residence is needed, a letter can be obtained from the local Electoral Registration Office. All documents that are in English have to have the Hague Apostille on them. This is available from the following address: Legislation Office Foreign and Commonwealth Office Admiralty Office London SW1A 2LG Tel 0207 008 1111     Website The current fee for the Apostille is £19 for each document. If you go there in person this process takes about 2 days. If you send the documents by post it takes about 2 weeks and you need to send an extra £2 for postage and packing. All documents must then be translated into Spanish and presented at the relevant town hall at least 3 months before the planned wedding. It is important to bear in mind that the Spanish delight in their administrative procedures, so paperwork will invariably be lengthy and time consuming, making forward planning imperative; especially if you’re getting married in the summer. Same Gender Weddings in Spain A wedding is a celebration of the love between two people, whether it is two men, two women or a man and a woman. Spain has become the 3rd country to legalise same gender weddings and partnerships. For couples that live in Spain, or who own property and can therefore obtain their Certificate of Empadramiento it is now possible to have a civil wedding in Spain.  For more information on the paperwork required for same sex weddings please click here to see the legal requirements. For more information on gay wedding ceremonies and blessings: Whilst all effort is made to make sure that this information is up to date, we accept no responsibility whatsoever for any errors or omissions that may occur.  We advise consultation with an Abogado (Spanish lawyer).
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Marrying on Ibiza.....
You can get legally married in Spain if neither of you are Spanish.  It’s complicated, tedious, but it can be done.  Depending upon your circumstances, nationality/status/faith and not forgetting financial circumstances, it may be prudent to engage a specialist and English speaking ‘Abogado’ (Spanish lawyer) to assist you. Alternatively there is a growing trend towards having a civil (Registry Office) wedding in a couple's home country, then followed by a more personal, intimate civil wedding ceremony and blessing (which has all the elements of a wedding service i.e. exchange of vows and rings) and has the great advantage that you decide the vows, music, readings etc.  As blessings can be held in a very wide variety of venues, you can choose your dream location for your special ceremony.(See ‘Marriage Blessings’ below) Civil and religious (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim) marriages can be celebrated in Spain for people over 18, making you legally married. While Spanish law appears to permit foreigners to marry in Spain, in practice it will usually be necessary for one of the couple to have been legally resident in Spain for at least two years. An application for marriage in Spain will usually involve lengthy and time-consuming paperwork, and applicants should therefore allow plenty of time. Officials will undoubtedly insist on speaking in Spanish, so be prepared with an interpreter. (also, ensure you have ALL your documents , ALL copied in triplicate) Civil and religious marriages between foreigners or a foreigner and a Spanish national are possible in Spain. Agreements between the State and the major non-Catholic faiths governing the acceptance of religious marriage ceremonies are being finalised and should be possible in the near future. Subject to the agreement of individual priests, it may be possible to have a civil marriage blessed in a non-catholic church. Roman Catholic Marriages Catholics of any country can be married legally in Spain. If one of the parties is Catholic and the other not, then marriage is still possible with a Dispensation, which must be requested from their Bishopric. Neither party can be divorced. These are matters for the local Archbishop in the area of the forthcoming marriage and, in general, a baptism certificate and a statutory declaration by the parents of the English party to the effect that their son/daughter is single, is required. Formalities do, however, vary significantly from parish to parish and the requirements should be checked well in advance with the local priest. Please note the demand for Catholic churches is extremely high, so booking must be made well in advance. Civil Marriages  Documentation:     * A birth certificate (accompanied by a sworn translation)     * Passport, Consular registration Certificate.     * Certificate of Residence. If not a permanent resident in Spain, you can sign an affidavit before a Consular Officer indicating your place of residence for the last 6 years, as well as your temporary residence in Spain.     * Consular Certificate of No-Impediment to the marriage are required.     * Divorce/Annulment Certificate of any previous marriages.     * If applicable an original death certificate Formalities may vary so applicants should check which precise documents are needed, and in what languages. A notice of intention to marry is displayed on a Consular notice board for 21 days. The notice itself is sworn by the applicant and can only be accepted if he/she has been residing for a 21 day period in the area where the notice is displayed. Where one of the parties to the forthcoming marriage is resident in the UK and will be coming to Spain for the marriage ceremony they should approach the nearest Spanish Consulate in the UK for full information. If proof of UK residence is needed, a letter can be obtained from the local Electoral Registration Office. All documents that are in English have to have the Hague Apostille on them. This is available from the following address: Legislation Office Foreign and Commonwealth Office Admiralty Office London SW1A 2LG Tel 0207 008 1111     Website The current fee for the Apostille is £19 for each document. If you go there in person this process takes about 2 days. If you send the documents by post it takes about 2 weeks and you need to send an extra £2 for postage and packing. All documents must then be translated into Spanish and presented at the relevant town hall at least 3 months before the planned wedding. It is important to bear in mind that the Spanish delight in their administrative procedures, so paperwork will invariably be lengthy and time consuming, making forward planning imperative; especially if you’re getting married in the summer. Same Gender Weddings in Spain A wedding is a celebration of the love between two people, whether it is two men, two women or a man and a woman. Spain has become the 3rd country to legalise same gender weddings and partnerships. For couples that live in Spain, or who own property and can therefore obtain their Certificate of Empadramiento it is now possible to have a civil wedding in Spain.  For more information on the paperwork required for same sex weddings please click here to see the legal requirements. For more information on gay wedding ceremonies and blessings: Whilst all effort is made to make sure that this information is up to date, we accept no responsibility whatsoever for any errors or omissions that may occur.  We advise consultation with an Abogado (Spanish lawyer).
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Life celebrations and Obituaries
A funeral or life celebration ceremony is a personal and memorable occasion.  It should be delivered with dignity and sincerity.  It is a celebration of a person’s life, and the love that lives on within their family and dear ones.  It is important for me to highlight and genuinely celebrate the person when delivering a eulogy or tribute. It is a paramount honour to be chosen.   Some people wish for a specifically religious service, while others may feel that a traditional religious ceremony is inappropriate to the subject. They may feel that something more spiritual, or spiritualist, or indeed humanist (i.e. no religion or spirituality) is appropriate. Everyone is different; I happily respect your beliefs when preparing a eulogy, or obituary that is special to you, or your loved one. I do appreciate that not everyone shares my view about the soul and its continuation after physical death, nor that a funeral although at a time of sadness is the place for joy and celebration. However, just as I respect and incorporate the differing views present at a funeral, I hope that people will do the same for me.   What I offer:-   I endeavour to prepare a ceremony which takes into account the wishes and beliefs of the deceased, as far as can be established, and any other significant people in their lives. Given our increasingly global society, I encounter families who incorporate different religious denominations, as well as people who are professed atheists and agnostics. Naturally, there are different beliefs and perspectives within families - some very traditional, others more contemporary; some wish to honour and celebrate a life that was lived to the full, others feel that a quiet and reflective approach is more appropriate. My challenge is to strike the right note.  Each ceremony  is unique, but there are some common key elements to them all. The differences lie in the extent to which the ceremony has a religious flavour (and if so which faith), is more spiritual, spiritualist, or is more humanist. Sometimes a ceremony will include elements of all of those approaches.   Here is a basic for you to consider.  I can provide as much or as little as you wish.  I can adapt to your beliefs, wishes and circumstances,  with your own thoughts and ideas incorporated.     Welcome     Outlining the purpose and nature of ceremony     A prayer (if religious) or a moment of silent dedication     A reading and / or song / hymn     The address by myself     Tribute or eulogy to the deceased - by family or friend     Other tributes (if appropriate) - by family or friend     Honouring any religious or spiritual practices where relevant.     A moment of silence     Final prayer (if religious) Bereavement counselling   Bereavement and the grieving process is very complex and stressful. The loss of a loved one can totally devastate those of us they leave behind. There is nothing odd, nor weak, about grieving. It is something that almost all of us will experience at one point in our lives. We all grieve in our own way, everyone is different and people recover at different rates.   You may be able to do it on your own, or with the invaluable help of close friends and family. What you don't need is someone telling you to ‘pull yourself together’. Some of us will need some extra help, perhaps in the form of bereavement counselling or a support group. If you do need help, then reach out for it.  You're not the first person to need external help and you will certainly not be the last. I undertook a bereavement counselling course in the attempt to gain some understanding after my father’s death.  Subsequently I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Tadworth Court Children’s Hospital.  I believe I have been able to help others.  I am not a professional counsellor, but I may be able to offer some empathy, insights and comfort.    
Some words of comfort.... Some words of comfort....
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Life celebrations and Obituaries
A funeral or life celebration ceremony is a personal and memorable occasion.  It should be delivered with dignity and sincerity.  It is a celebration of a person’s life, and the love that lives on within their family and dear ones.  It is important for me to highlight and genuinely celebrate the person when delivering a eulogy or tribute. It is a paramount honour to be chosen.   Some people wish for a specifically religious service, while others may feel that a traditional religious ceremony is inappropriate to the subject. They may feel that something more spiritual, or spiritualist, or indeed religion or spirituality) is appropriate. Everyone is different; I happily respect your beliefs when preparing a eulogy, or obituary that is special to you, or your loved one. I do appreciate that not everyone shares my view about the soul and its continuation after physical death, nor that a funeral although at a time of sadness is the place for joy and celebration. However, just as I respect and incorporate the differing views present at a funeral, I hope that people will do the same for me.   What I offer:-   I endeavour to prepare a ceremony which takes into account the wishes and beliefs of the deceased, as far as can be established, and any other significant people in their lives. Given our increasingly global society, I encounter families who incorporate different religious denominations, as well as people who are professed atheists and agnostics. Naturally, there are different beliefs and perspectives within families - some very traditional, others more contemporary; some wish to honour and celebrate a life that was lived to the full, others feel that a quiet and reflective approach is more appropriate. My challenge is to strike the right note.  Each ceremony  is unique, but there are some common key elements to them all. The differences lie in the extent to which the ceremony has a religious flavour (and if so which faith), is more spiritual, spiritualist, or is more humanist. Sometimes a ceremony will include elements of all of those approaches.   Here is a basic for you to consider.  I can provide as much or as little as you wish.  I can adapt to your beliefs, wishes and circumstances,  with your own thoughts and ideas incorporated.     Welcome     Outlining the purpose and nature of ceremony     A prayer (if religious) or a moment of silent dedication     A reading and / or song / hymn     The address by myself     Tribute or eulogy to the deceased - by family or friend     Other tributes (if appropriate) - by family or friend     Honouring any religious or spiritual practices where relevant.     A moment of silence     Final prayer (if religious) Bereavement counselling   Bereavement and the grieving process is very complex and stressful. The loss of a loved one can totally devastate those of us they leave behind. There is nothing odd, nor weak, about grieving. It is something that almost all of us will experience at one point in our lives. We all grieve in our own way, everyone is different and people recover at different rates.   You may be able to do it on your own, or with the invaluable help of close friends and family. What you don't need is someone telling you to ‘pull yourself together’. Some of us will need some extra help, perhaps in the form of bereavement counselling or a support group. If you do need help, then reach out for it.  You're not the first person to need external help and you will certainly not be the last. I undertook a bereavement counselling course in the attempt to gain some understanding after my father’s death.  Subsequently I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Tadworth Court Children’s Hospital.  I believe I have been able to help others.  I am not a professional counsellor, but I may be able to offer some empathy, insights and comfort.    
Some words of comfort.... Some words of comfort....
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All is well..... Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still; Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
The reason why.... I have included this page, and this poem by Canon Henry Scott-Holland is that it gave me great comfort after the death of my father, who I loved very much. Memories are wonderful.  You do not ever forget loved ones, you simply find a place in your heart where they reside. If you are recently bereaved, please accept my loving wishes for comfort from the pain, and its easing, which comes with acceptance.
Words of comfort.....
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All is well..... Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still; Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
The reason why.... I have included this page, and this poem by Canon Henry Scott-Holland is that it gave me great comfort after the death of my father, who I loved very much. Memories are wonderful.  You do not ever forget loved ones, you simply find a place in your heart where they reside. If you are recently bereaved, please accept my loving wishes for comfort from the pain, and its easing, which comes with acceptance.
Words of comfort.....
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How? That’s the question, but what is the answer? The term ‘Dream Wedding’ can be interpreted in various ways.  Hedley Paul sums it up as “The person who delivers the most memorable ceremony you have ever experienced or witnessed”.      As mentioned elsewhere on this site, your wedding ceremony on Ibiza should be one of the most beautiful, memorable and magical moments in your whole life. It is therefore vital that you find ‘the best’ celebrant, and Hedley Paul certainly fulfils your quest. Creating and delivering the ceremony is a specialist task if it is to be the life time memory you and your family deserve.  Hedley Paul takes great pride in his very personal approach to making your day special.  He firmly believes that you deserve better than an off-the-shelf ‘This is what we do’ ceremony as part of an all-inclusive wedding package. Some couples use wedding planners while many diligently search the internet themselves, which can be a daunting task.   It’s always uncertain territory, not always knowing who is genuinely trying to help, and who is simply after a commission. Hedley Paul is the preferred ceremony provider for several premier wedding planners and venues, and is very happy to deal directly with you, meticulously working with other specialists to deliver your perfect wedding ceremony on Ibiza.  As the foremost English wedding celebrant on Ibiza he is totally independent – working with the couple, rather than for wedding planners or designers on what is the most personal aspect of your wedding day. Every ceremony is individually