For Love and Life

with Celebrant
Trisha Pringle

'Our wedding would not have been
the day it was had we not found

The most amazing experience, you
won't find anyone better to take
care of your ceremony.'

L & J - June 2021

Welcome to Creating Memories. My name is Trish Pringle and I am a Professsional Celebrant specialising in creating totally unique and personal ceremonies for you. Ceremonies where you get to decide on the vows you say, rather than the same words that are spoken by every couple.
Perhaps you don't want to be restricted to only approved venues and would like to have your ceremony by a lake, in a field, in your garden or even under the stars. Whether your style is Grand, Intimate, Elegant, Rustic, Boho, Chic - It's your special day so have the ceremony that you want in a way that is meaningful and true to you as a couple. It can be as traditional as you wish or you can be dressed as a Disney character!            
I also conduct ceremonies for 'Renewal of vows, 'Baby Naming' and  'Celebration of Life'.

I am a young, fun and funky Nana to two boisterous but gorgeous grandsons and mum to my beautiful cockapoo babies, Hettie and Lottie. I adore spending time with my boys, playing games, walking and generally helping them to explore the wonderful world around them.
It was my love of writing and the pleasure that I get from meeting and working with people that inspired me to become an Independent Marriage and Family Celebrant. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and I am based in Derbyshire on the edge of the glorious Peak District where we have some of the most beautiful locations for you to hold your ceremony.

Need some inspiration? Let's get together and I will create for you your perfect wedding ceremony.

 About About

The proposal was made and accepted. Now the fun begins with the planning of your special day. The days, weeks, months leading up to the actual ceremony should be fun! These are the moments that you will look back on, in years to come, and cherish. 

You deserve the best and most wonderful day of your life . A day full of love, laughter and precious memories that you can share with those that mean the most to you. So when planning your day think about what is most important to you both. I'm sure for each couple it means different things. For some it's all about the party, but for others it's about declaring your love for one another and sharing these intimate moments with family and friends. Whatever you want for your wedding day it is all about you and your dreams for your future together.

Remember it's your special day so have the day that you want 

Many couples choose to follow a traditional wedding script but where the vows are more personal to them.

Some couples also include a form of symbolism to add to the celebration of the coming together of two people. This can be a lovely and memorable part of the ceremony and can be performed either as a couple or also involve children, family or friends.  

Here are some popular examples:

     Handfasting Ceremony

This is an old Pagan custom that dates back to the time of the ancient Celts. It symbolises the binding together of two people and the origin of the phrase, 'Tying the knot'

 Rose Ceremony

Roses are a symbol of love

For this reason it is fitting that the first gift a couple should exchange, once married, is a single rose. 

Sand Ceremony

The delightful blending of the 'Sand Ceremony' is popular and contemporary.
The sand is used to symbolise the merging of two lives and, or their combined 'families' with children


   Renewal of Vows
We still do - And always will
Whether you have been married for 5, 10, 25 or 50 years, this ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage and to reaffirm your commitment to each other. It can be as special as the first time that you said 'I do' and it's a precious time to be able to share with loved ones old and new. Life is a journey and you may have experienced many things during your marriage that you would like to share or celebrate with family and friends. I have lots of ideas of how you can celebrate together using either classic style vows or by creating new and unique vows that are personal to you both. 

Naming Ceremony

What is a Naming Ceremony?

It's the celebration of the birth of a child as well as an opportunity to welcome them formally into the family and to also give them their name. 

A Naming Ceremony is an alternative to a traditional christening. Every precious new baby brings their own special joy.  Sometimes, as parents, we wait to see the baby before giving them a name. How often I have heard, 'We think she looks like an Olivia.' We choose their names for a variety of reasons:  family tradition, uniqueness, or just because we like the sound of it.

Whatever your reasons, a naming ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your baby and it's an opportunity for Parents and Godparents to declare their love and their promise to support and care for the child. 

Naming ceremonies do not have to be solely for babies. Many families wait until they have more than one child and then have a joint ceremony. Sometimes it's an ideal time for older children to be involved with their younger siblings or a way of celebrating the bringing together of two families. And of course, you can make the celebrations unique and personal to the child and you as a family by having the ceremony at any location, whether it's at home, in your back garden or in a field. You can have any readings, poems, songs, music that you want and I can help you to make the day a truly memorable one for you all. 

As an Independent Celebrant I conduct 'Funeral services, ' which can follow a traditional funeral style theme and are very personal and unique to celebrate the life of your loved one. I'm more than happy to discuss more 'think outside the box' style funerals too. 

I can also conduct, 'Celebration of Life ceremonies,' which can take place after the funeral or interment. Although funerals held at a Crematorium or Church do celebrate the life of your loved one, for those who are grieving it can be a very emotionally draining time. Once the service is over you may want to think about where to scatter their ashes or, in fact, decide that having a separate ceremony at a beautiful venue, or outside in a woodland garden would be a fitting tribute to your loved one's life. It can be full of fun and laughter, where family and friends gather to share stories and to raise a glass to honour the life of someone so special. It might have been the wish of the deceased for a party to be thrown to celebrate their life. You will always mourn the loss of your loved one but you will also have such happy memories of the send off you gave them. I have my own personal experience of this. When my parents passed away, five months apart, we had the traditional style crematorium funeral but then the following summer we had a get together at my sister's house in Cornwall, where my parents had lived for the last few years of their lives. We had a celebrant conduct a simple service in the garden, which included a poignant reading and then we placed their ashes, together, into a wishing well planter. We then had a big party and laughed and cried as we shared their life stories. I know that they would have been so pleased with their send off and the memories of that special day I will cherish always.

Abi & Chris D -July 2023

We just wanted to say a huge, big, fat THANK YOU for creating an absolutely stunning ceremony for us. You truly captured the essence of what we wanted for our special day and you really made it a day to remember for not only us, but for our friends and family too. Honestly, thank you so so so so so so much!!!


Chloe & James - August 2022

'Thank you so much to Trish for being the best celebrant we could have had! From being part of us rearranging our day due to Covid to the beautiful vows she wrote for us (including the surprise parts!), we couldn't have asked for better. Trish was always contactable and approachable; we are so grateful for her help. Trish provided us with copies of our personal vows and the ceremony which we will keep with our wedding memories. We will definitely recommend her services to our friends! Thank you again, it was the perfect day for us. Thanks Chloe x'


Louise and Jeff - August 2022

Trish was perfect. She kept in touch, made sure that we were happy with everything. The most important thing for us was that she totally got us and what we are about and it shone through the ceremony. So many of our guests commented positively about it. She is brilliant, you will not be disappointed.

R & M - September 2021 - Van Dyk Hotel, Chesterfield

We were so lucky to have found Trish Pringle from a Google search which led to an amazing experience for us. The initial phone call lasted an hour as we ended up chatting about all sorts which really helped to establish the relationship. Trish was personable and professional and asked all the right questions to learn about us and what we were looking for in a celebrant. Her communication was brilliant and I had asked her to nudge me if I was slow to respond, which she did but always with kindness and love. Meeting Trish face to face was lovely and we mused over every aspect of how we wanted the day to go. We were so excited to see the draft and when it arrived we were both blown away as she had captured our thoughts and relationship perfectly; the right amount of humour and taking time to ensure everyone was involved in our ceremony. The day was absolutely perfect and everyone loved her delivery and enjoyed hearing our stories and honouring those that couldn't be there. We implore anyone to really consider a celebrant for a wedding ( and getting the legal bit done quietly elsewhere) as it truly creates a bespoke, memorable and personal wedding. We are sure that we gained a friend through this process . Thank you so much for being a part of our day. Rebecca and Mark 19.09.2021


H & S _ August 2021_ Haarlem Mill, Wirksworth

From start to finish we couldn’t of asked for anything else from our special day & it was so US! Your ceremony was absolutely amazing with all our guests commenting how lovely and personal it was which reflected everything about Saxon & I, so THANK YOU. All your special touches we will treasure for many many years to come, I cried when I looked through the ceremony booklet you put together for us. We will definitely stay in touch & fingers crossed have your again for more special ceremonies. H & S August 2021


L & J _ June 2021_The Black Swan, Idridgehay

Our wedding would not have been the day it was had we not found Trish at Creating Memories. From helping us navigate Covid cancellations to finding us a new venue with weeks to go, Trish went above and beyond so many times, we can't thank her enough. The ceremony was beautiful, the effort to get to know us and the personal keepsakes as a reminder of our day made everything extra special. We found Trish to be our celebrant but have started married life with a new friend. The most amazing experience, you won't find anyone better to take care of your ceremony. Lindsey & Jake x


Lord & Lady B _ July 2021_ Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield

Thank you so so much for helping make our special day perfect. We employed Lady Trish Pringle to conduct our vows renewal and believe we found a person who really cares that our day was special. In a short time we felt like we had known Trish for ever and truly consider Trish a friend. Thank you so much for making our day so special. Best Regards, Lord & Lady Bond. C & C _ July 2021


E & R - August 2021 - Hoar Cross Hall - Staffordshire

We used Trish for our wedding in August 2021, and I can't imagine having anyone else conduct the ceremony. She was absolutely fantastic and went above and beyond with helping us prior to the ceremony with planning as well as on the day. We definitely felt like we were in safe hands with Trish. Lovely lady and could not recommend enough!


D & A - September 2021 - Ilkeston

Trish our celebrant was so kind and helped us plan our amazing handfasting ceremony. She was always just a phone call away and made sure to stay in touch from our first initial meeting till the wedding day. Every little detail was perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more perfect ceremony!


Mr & Mrs D. F - Burton On Tent, Staffordhire

Dear Trish "This day I married my best friend," is such a beautiful poem and we were so fortunate to have you read it for us during our wedding ceremony. It was so beautifully read and even though there were many people there, it felt so personal and just for us. We are so grateful to you for helping to make our day perfect. Thank you so much Trish! xx


Mr & Mrs J. L - Longdon, Staffordshire

Thank you so much Trish for being an integral part of our Wedding Ceremony. It was such a special occasion, one that we will never forget and made all the more special by your beautiful reading. It was so personal and heart felt. There wasn't a dry eye in the church! We have had such compliments from friends and family. Thank you so much again. xx


Mr & Mrs J. M H - Plymouth, Devon

The reading Trish gave at our wedding was beautiful and because of her the meaning of the words spoken truly shone through. Thank you for making our day all the more special by helping to create memorable memories. XX


Mr & Mrs A. D - Lichfield

We'd like to say thank you Trish for making our special day even more memorable with your reading at our wedding. Your warm and genuine personality shone through your words, making them thoughtful and sincere. We'd have no hesitation in recommending your services and will call on you for them if we ever have need. Thanks again.

  • Idridgehay, Belper, United Kingdom
  • Derbyshire DE56 2SE
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