Civil Partnerships

CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

This page is to assist couples wanting a same sex (gay/lesbian) civil partnership marriage

Abbey Weddings  provide wedding photography, wedding videos, wedding car hire and wedding packages for civil partnerships / gay & lesbian wedding ceremonies, to suit all budgets.
We have also provided you with information on how to book your civil partnership and links to the relevant agencies.

The wedding photography show reel of the Civil Partnership of Tracey & Tessie, Civil Partnership ceremony held at Langtons House Registry Office Hornchurch Essex.

Our Wedding Photography

Your photographs with be online for you and your Friends & Family to select and buy

Abbey Weddings will take as many photographs as you wish, providing full photographic wedding coverage of your Civil Partnership, starting from the family home or hotel, then on to the church/registry office and onto the main photographic shoot, and finally to the reception for the cake cutting and toasting each other happiness.

THE HAMPSHIRE COLLECTION (Registry Office only, One Location) £195

15 8x6 photographs of your choice to be selected from an unlimited amount taken and presented to the couple to enter in their own album, (album not included) coverage starts with the arrival of the couple and guests, then the signing of the register and photo-shoot, concludes with couple departing for the reception, a great budget deal, cheap wedding photography doesn’t get better than this

THE WINDSOR COLLECTION £625

40 8x6 photographs of your choice, to be selected from an unlimited amount taken, and presented to you in an handmade leather album.

THE BALMORAL COLLECTION (Registry Office only, Two Locations) £295

Starting with the arrival of the couple, signing of the Register and photo-shoot, concludes with the mock cutting of the cake at the reception. We will take as many photos as you like time permitting and you will receive 20 8x6 photos of your choice in an album (additional photos can be purchased)

THE CD COLLECTION £595

Starting from home or hotel onto the Civil Partnership wedding service, main photo shoot, speeches, cake cutting and finishing after the 1st dance, great value wedding photography, all images will be edited and are high resolution copyright free.

THE KENSINGTON COLLECTION £525

25 8x6 photographs of your choice, to be selected from an unlimited amount taken and presented to you in an handmade leather  album. This service can start at the house/hotel and conclude at the cake cutting at the wedding reception.

THE CD COLLECTION £595

This service provides the happy couple with unlimited photos taken starting from final wedding prep to just after the 1st dance, all photos are edited and are high resolution copyright free

Storybook Collections

THE SILVER STORYBOOK COLLECTION  £695

A beautiful A4 (12x8)  handmade wedding storybook album containing 30 pages, each page can contain large photographs or multiple smaller images in colour or black & white,  selected from an unlimited amount of photos taken, photography starting at the Family Home, continuing through the service (if permitted), The photo-shoot and back to reception for mock cake cutting and toasting shots.

THE PLATINUM+ STORYBOOK COLLECTION  £1550

Two photographers will be in attendance for the ultimate coverage of your special day. You will be presented with a fantastic top of the range (16x12)  handmade wedding storybook album containing 50 pages, each page can contain either one photograph or multiple images in colour or black & white,  Selected from an unlimited amount of photos taken, photography starting at the family home, continuing through the service (if permitted), the photo-shoot and back to reception for cake cutting and toasting shots wedding breakfast and speeches, first dance and evening celebrations, coverage continues until approx 10pm

THE GOLD STORYBOOK COLLECTION £795

A beautiful A4 (12x8)  handmade wedding storybook album containing 30 pages, each page can contain either a large photograph or several smaller images in colour or black & white, selected from an unlimited amount of photos taken, photography starting at the family home / hotel, continuing through the service (if permitted), the photo-shoot and back to reception for cake cutting and toasting shots wedding breakfast and speeches, coverage continues to the first dance or until approx 8.30pm, add a CD off all the edited images for only £99 extra.

THE PLATINUM STORYBOOK COLLECTION  £1250

A fantastic (14x10)  handmade wedding storybook album containing 50 pages, each page can contain either 1large  Photograph or multiple images in colour or black & white, selected from an unlimited amount of photos taken, Photography starting at the family home /  hotel, continuing through the service (if permitted), The photo-shoot and back to reception for cake cutting and toasting shots, wedding breakfast and speeches, first dance and evening celebrations, coverage continues until approx 10pm

Additional 8x6 Prints  £8.50 each

Additional 10x8 Prints  £12.00 each

DEMONSTRATION ALBUMS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

For further information regarding the personalisation of your Essex Civil Partnership/Gay or Lesbian wedding package or to arrange a no obligation consultation

Professional Wedding Video (DVD/Blu-Ray)

Wedding Video Prices

Unlike most other video companies we don’t have any hidden charges, our wedding video prices cover filming, editing and Packaging.

THE WEDDING SERVICE: £495

Service begins with filming the arrival of the guests and the wedding party at the church, continues to cover entire wedding ceremony including signing of the register, video concludes with happy couple leaving the church.

THE DELUXE WEDDING VIDEO: £795

This service provides 3 copies of your wedding video. Begins with attendance at the Family Home to capture preparation and photoshoot of the Wedding party, then on to full church/civil ceremony,  with informal filming during the Photographs being taken after, on to the reception to film guest receiving line, speeches, the cutting of the wedding cake, and the first dance, filming of the evening celebrations, and its atmosphere until 10:30 pm (Additional hours £50 per hour) you will receive 1 copy for the happy couple plus 2 FREE COPIES for their families.

THE CLASSIC WEDDING VIDEO: £695

Service begins with attendance at the hotel/home to capture preparation and photo shoot of wedding party, then on to civil ceremony,  with informal filming during the photographs being taken after, on to the reception to film guest receiving line, speeches, the cutting of the wedding cake, and concluding after the first dance.

THE PREMIER WEDDING VIDEO: £1095

Includes all the great features of the DELUXE VIDEO, 2 FREE COPIES etc. Filming until 10:30 pm. But for your special day Two Cameramen will be in attendance until 10:30 pm capturing all those magic moments, providing the ultimate coverage of your wedding day.

Additional Copies of your HD Blu-RayDisc are priced at £45 each.

Additional Copies of your Wedding DVD are priced at £15 each.

Being a full time professional Video Film/Editors. Our services are used by many other companies for their editing needs, and also various other wedding companies for their filming and editing , when you book directly with Abbey Weddings you will have hired  professionals, many part time/amateur companies farm most, if not all of the work out to others and then charge you the extra cost.

If you have any special requirements do not hesitate to ask us we will be pleased to accommodate you.

Remember our all inclusive prices contain these features

Filming

1: Video filming from  home/hotel ( wedding preparation)

2: Filming Civil Ceremony.

3: Filming of post ceremony photo call & confetti.

4: At Reception Filming of Guest Receiving Line, Speeches and Cake Cutting

5: Filming First Dance and evening celebrations until 10:30pm.

Editing & Post Production

6: Full Editing on commercial standard (multiple Apple Mac computers) edit suite.

7: Music of your choice.

8: Concludes with a romantic highlights sequence.

9: Full colour personalized DVD cases & discs

The Legal Stuff

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Civil partnership

Same-sex couples can have their relationships legally recognised as ‘civil partnerships’.

Civil partners must be treated the same as married couples on a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • tax, including Inheritance Tax
  • employment benefits
  • most state and occupational pension benefits
  • income-related benefits, tax credits and child support
  • their duty to provide reasonable maintenance for their civil partner and any children of the family
  • ability to apply for parental responsibility for their civil partner’s child
  • inheritance of tenancy agreements
  • protection from domestic violence
  • immigration and nationality purposes

How to register a civil partnership

In order to form a civil partnership you must first give notice of your plans. This involves letting a registration office know about your intention to register a civil partnership.

Once you’ve done that, notices are publicised by the registration authority for a period of 15 days, similar to marriage notices. A civil partnership can be formed in England and Wales at register offices or other approved locations. You can get a list of approved places from your local council.

The General Register Office has detailed information on how to go about forming a civil partnership.

Book a civil partnership

The following link will let you enter details of where you live and then take you to your local authority website where you can find out more about how to book a civil partnership ceremony in your area.

Whether you are looking for a wedding photographer or maybe a nice car to arrive at your wedding in we will have. We offer a range of wedding services to make your big day the best it could possibly be.

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