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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. (Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning)

Love, patience and kindness are some of the ingredients that make marriage magical, meaningful and eternal. In a time where values & traditions seem to be lost, you can rely on Gareth to release them into your ceremony.

Born & raised in Africa, Gareth believes, "community, connection & spirituality run deep through our veins – I think that is why I love to celebrate the journey of two people becoming one."

  "When I meet with a couple for the first time, it's important for me to hear their story of how their love collided. I also like to share and give an understanding of the importance of making a sacred covenant," he says.

However formal or informal you choose to make your momentous occasion, Gareth will guide you all the way. He creates the style & structure of the ceremony and the vows that best reflect you and your partner’s feelings & tastes.

Gareth is an Author and an experienced Pastor,  who will provide you with a heartfelt ceremony, that you, your family and friends will cherish forever and beyond.

Gareth is available for:
Celebration of marriage
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Sav mosse Ibwanga 05/01/2019

We are so grateful to God for our wedding ceremony conducted by Pastor Gareth. My wife and I were so touched by all the small details he included in making our wedding day so memorable. From the candle ceremony to taking communion – His special sermon on how true love is patient and kind was really encouraging and uplifting. My wife and I were especially touched by the ring ceremony where Pastor Gareth explained the importance and meaning of the wedding rings. "A ring represents the beginning and the end which is the symbol of eternity and also symbolizes unity. It is placed on the left hand to indicate a portion of the heart. Whenever you see It – it is there to remind you about your everlasting love for God and for each other,” explained Pastor Gareth. Thank you so much Pastor Gareth for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable for all who attended!

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Finding the right words to write your vows is a tough task. It’s a time when many husbands-to-be find out that writers block is real. Over the years, I've had many grooms reach out and ask me – Where do I start? Some men have turned to writing experts, while others have chosen the more traditional route and have chosen to go by the book. Either way, many couples today are choosing to craft their vows from the heart. Here are a few tips on how to get started:

 

1. Make time

When writing your wedding vows, sit in a quiet place, and imagine your partner standing in front of you. Take some time to reflect on your partner. Think about how you felt when you first met and what made you fall in love.

 

2. Decide on the tone of your vows

Do you want to be funny, or do you want to make each other cry? Whatever you decide, make sure your sweetheart is ok with it as this is not the time to take chances. Adding a little humor in your vows keeps guests interested in what you want to say. It also lets your guests share a laugh with you, and brings life to your wedding!

 

3. Make a list

Write down a list of things that are uniquely important to you about your partner. Some examples can include her kind heart, gentle nature, her femininity or how you have helped each other in your careers or even things like having a sense of humor. Use these points to help shape your vows.

 

4. Focus on the bride

Be careful not to think about the need to convince guests. Convincing the bride is enough!

 

5. Focus on the future, not the past!

Your vows should not focus on things in the past but preferably on your future together. Some examples include: "With you by my side, I promise to be the best version of myself, so that you can be the happiest woman in the world" and "I promise to shield you from the wind, cover you from the rain, and make a home for us inside my heart."

 

6. Record your vows with a voice recorder

Try recording your vows before writing them down. Use your phone or a recorder, and close your eyes to help convey your feelings better. Once you have some voice notes, write them down and start editing.

 

7. Write them down and then edit again

Once you've finished the initial writing, reread it, and edit them again. Remove anything repetitive, cliché, things that are not important and don't make sense. Then make sure to correct the grammar and spelling errors.

 

8. Your delivery on the day  

Be aware of your voice and its capabilities. Make sure when you practice reading your vows beforehand, you don't sound boring and monotone. Make sure you use your musical tone when reading them out. Be expressive and remember: When you're at the altar, stand up straight, make eye contact and use your hands expressively so you don’t look like a robot.

 

9. Time

Stay under two minutes when reading your vows out aloud. It's essential to take the time to practice reading them out loud before your big day.

 

10. Keep it real

Great vows are full of emotions and romantic, so don't forget to speak from the heart and express your true feelings and thoughts. Some great examples include lines like; "I am yours for eternity," "It was always you" and "Even though I'm unsure about most things in life, I am certain that I love you and will continue to love you forever."

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