Beach Ceremonies

Camber Sands...

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THE GALLIVANT AT CAMBER are proud to say that

cloud9ceremonies are their preferred choice of Independent Celebrant

IMG_0265“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside”

Coastal beach weddings held in the great outdoors are an increasingly popular choice of wedding location for many couples and cloud9ceremonies can help turn your sandy dream wedding vision into a reality.

There is something very romantic about the idea of having a wedding ceremony conducted on a beach.

If you’re dreaming of a seaside wedding, it doesn’t get much better than the miles of golden sands and rolling sand dunes at Camber close to Rye in East Sussex.

Not everyone can afford the cost and glamour of a Caribbean destination but our own British Isles boasts many beautiful beaches.




With a boho feel and rustic casualness your ceremony can be created to be truly unique.

Subject to the fickleness of the English climate of course!

Remember it is just as likely to pour with rain in the Caribbean in June!


Kick off your shoes and with family and friends feel the sand between your feet, as you celebrate with the sky as your only ceiling and the horizon your only walls and the sand beneath your feet your only floor.

Perform an actual Sand Ceremony with the pouring of the sand beneath your feet.

Just as a marriage settles over time, so will the sand in your bottle.

And just as life needs a little top up of love now and then and so will your bottle.


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Explanation of ceremony
  • Love story told by friend or father of the bridegroom
  • Couples sand mixing
  • Guests sand mixing
  • Pledges of guests to honour couple
  • Congratulations
  • Moment of reflexion
  • Photo opportunity

There are many variants of this ceremony depending on; who you wish to be involved, how long you wish it to be and what personal elements you wish to include by way of pledges and vows.

Sample introduction words for your ceremony.

As we stand here under the vast sky of love’s possibilities, beside the ocean wide and deep, we give expression to our intention that our marriage will grow stronger through the seasons.

We honour earth and ask that this union be adundant and fruitful. We honour wind and ask that this couple be lifted up to soar through life, safe and calm. We honour water to cleanse and soothe this union that it may never thirst for love.

Under this wonderful canopy of nature surrounding us and the ocean sounds witness to our vows and pledges we ask that happiness will surround this couple for as long as their love shall last.

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Sample vows for couples to say

“Our hearts are like these grains of sands, merging with each other. We are together forever like the sand. We are now one.”

OR “My beloved ……… these grains of sand are joined together, so are our hearts, our bodies and our souls. I offer myself as your husband/wife forever.”