Penny Thompson

Hibiscus Ceremonies

About Me

Based in Shropshire, Penny will travel to work with you for your special occasion, whether it be your wedding, handfasting, baby naming, special anniversary celebration, or the funeral of your loved one. Penny has worked as a Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages for some 10 years, conducting many weddings in a variety of venues.  As well as helping you to develop a bespoke wedding ceremony for your special day,  she can also advise and help with the legal requirements of your marriage. She has a wide experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds. A theme throughout her career has been to recognise the diverse nature of our communities and to ensure that each individual person's need is met. 

My Approach 

Penny understands just how important it is that your wedding ceremony is the experience you have always dreamed it would be. She will listen to your ideas and help you to work them into a smoothly flowing ceremony that truly reflects the couple that you are. Offering help and guidance where needed.  Your ceremony can include contributions from your friends and family as well as words that you have written yourselves for each other. Penny has a fun little exercise that she uses to ensure she writes the ceremony in a way that suits you and will include any new or traditional ideas, religious beliefs, music or readings that you choose. She will write a ceremony that is completely new, creative, unique and totally for you. You can choose the venue of your dreams too, be it a garden, orchard, farm, woodland or beach - wherever is special to you.

Ceremonies Offered

  • Weddings

  • Handfasting / Unity candle / Themed weddings

  • Renewal of vows

  • Commitment or Recommitment ceremonies

  • Naming ceremonies

  • Funerals


Penny was brilliant in guiding us through the renewal of our vows. She took the time to get to know us, listen and really understand our story – and this was reflected in a beautiful ceremony. Her words struck just the note we wanted for our celebration. Penny made everything so easy. She worked with our family members to incorporate readings and other contributions – and it was all woven seamlessly into a moving occasion. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!
Thank you so much!

 -Stephen and Steven, Sept 2018


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Penny Thompson

Hibiscus Ceremonies

Tel: 07855 964 267


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