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  • Writer's pictureLaura Bell

Dorset Celebrant in Regional Final of National Wedding Industry Awards

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

Dorset Wedding Celebrant Laura Bell also known as “Ceremonies by Laura Bell” is delighted to have reached the regional final of The Wedding Industry Awards, national client based awards.

Having written and conducted over 26 ceremonies this year alone, including the first wedding ceremony on Weymouth Beach, it’s a huge accolade for the 31 year old who also works full time in marketing and is parent to her 5 year old son.

What does this mean?

Laura said: “My ceremonies are my passion project. I have worked with some amazing couples and families this year to create magical ceremonies that reflect them personally through a bespoke script and symbolic rituals.

This year I made the decision to rebrand from Fox & Star Ceremonies to just Ceremonies by Laura Bell as it’s easier for clients to find me and refer me.

I’ve had an amazing year working across many venues across Dorset and beyond and I’m over the moon to be recognised in this capacity by my clients.”

About Dorset Celebrant Laura Bell

Laura is an independent Celebrant and lives in Weymouth. Having worked in the wedding industry prior to becoming a Celebrant, she wanted to explore something more personal and flexible for couples tying the knot.

Celebrants in England and Wales are currently not legally able to officiate marriages so the couple do need to do this with their local registry office. However, it does provide them with more options for venues with many opting for gardens, woodlands and beaches that are unlicensed.

Laura continued: “People always ask me about the legal part and I always say, when do you celebrate your birthday? Is it on the day you were born or the day your birth was legally registered by your parents? By separating your legal marriage day and wedding day, you have the ultimate choice and can design your ceremony with me, however you choose.

About TWIA

The South West Region covers from Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Bristol and the Cotswolds and excitingly East Devon Celebrant Juliette Williams is also in the running.

To find out more visit:


Laura and Juliette have teamed up recently to work together, offering elopement packages for couples wanting a quieter exchange of vows with only the waves as their witnesses.

To find out more, enquire now:


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