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Make a vow: I would love to marry you, renew your vows or welcome your new arrival 

If you dream of a ceremony that is respectful, inclusive and unique, you are in the right place.

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Let’s Plan Your Special Day

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Your wedding - your way

There are no rules other than the legal aspect

Vow Renewals

Celebrate your love and reafirm the promises

you made to each other on your wedding day 

Baby Naming

A beautiful way to celebrate the arrival of your baby or welcoming stepchildren or an adoptive child into the family. 

"Complementary no obligation consultation"

Weaving authentic love stories into every ceremony


My name is Jean Thomson

If you want to know if I can legally marry you. The answer is YES.... but not until after September 2023 when under the auspices of the Open Sanctuary I will be authorised by the Registrar General for Scotland to carry out legal weddings.   Want to know more.......Read on

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With Makeavow your ceremony is sure to be the talk of the town. I will use my creativity, dedication to detail and sheer determination to make your special day turn out exactly how you want it. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a vow renewal or a baby naming ceremony I'll make sure its the best ceremony ever. Don't just take my word for it though. Read what others are saying. 

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Whether you want a romantic, fun filled marriage ceremony, one with rituals, a surprise wedding, or a simple no fuss marriage ceremony, you have came to the right place. Not sure yet which type of ceremony to choose? No worries, we will explore all the possibilities and come up with a plan that will be totally right for you. I hear you asking why should you choose me. Plain and simple, I love my job, I am relaxed and capable, and making your wedding ceremony amazingly wonderful and perfect for both of you, and your guests, is at the heart of all I do.

I prefer to see my couples in person for a no obligation chat to see if I am the right fit for them. Following that we can arrange to meet to plan your ceremony in detail. I will prepare a draft ceremony to see if we are on the right page and work closely with you to create your perfect ceremony.

Music special to you both, personalised vows with modern or ancient rituals or a simple no fuss ceremony. 

Whatever you choose, it will be right for you. Your ceremony - Your way    

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Vow Renewals

What type of vow renewal ceremony are you looking to plan?  Whether it is a Small and intimate vow renewal or a big celebration of marriage or commitment renewal  give me a call to schedule an appointment and see what I can do for you.

The ceremony broadly echoes the marriage or commitment ceremony in structure. You can reaffirm those vows or exchange new vows that reflect the maturity of your relationship. If you have children you may wish to involve them in the ceremony.  Whatever your thoughts are I will be more than happy to make your dream vow renewal a reality to say 'I still do'. and affirm your choice was a good one and you are sticking with it. Let me help make it extra special.

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Baby Naming

Being a mum, a nana and a great grandmother I Just love baby naming ceremonies. Baby naming ceremonies are a wonderful way to introduce your new addition to your family and friends and to communicate your commitment to the child, to their welfare and their future happiness. There are many different elements that you can introduce into your ceremony to make it unique, personal, meaningful and symbolic of the love and dedication that goes into raising your child. Children of any age can have a ceremony and you can include whoever you choose to take part in the ceremony. It can include a ritual or rituals within it if you so wish, such as a rose petal shower, remembrance candles, unity candles, sand ceremony, jar full of wishes, blessing stones or time capsules, the list is endless.


Shanniece McNeil 2nd August 2022

“Jean carried out my wee boys baby naming and it was amazing and well complimented by everyone there! She took the time to meet with us and find out information about us as a family to make the ceremony more personal. Would 100% recommend to anyone, thank you again for an amazing ceremony "

May Slaven Malcolm, 10th May 2022

"I had the privilege of attending my friends grandsons naming ceremony and I found I was very welcome from the start. The celebrant Jean Thomson was so welcoming, she explained what each part of the ceremony was and why. It was beautiful and so emotional as she involved not only the parents but the guide parents and the invited family and friends. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jean if anyone is thinking of having a naming ceremony for their baby"

Sarah Holt, 10th May 2022

“Such a beautiful and personal service for my sons naming ceremony, the sand ceremony was extra special with a keepsake for my son forever..”

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