"On the most important day of your life, please count on me to celebrate the precious moments of you two making the lifelong commitment to each other. It will be my honour to officiate your vows of love, and here's my vow to you: I'll make the fond memories of your big day all the more memorable."
Jen Chan, Vows & Bows
Vows & Bows
We believe that your wedding ceremony should be as unique as your love story. At Vows & Bows, we strive to tailor the celebration process to suit your preference and match your vision. Our civil celebrant Jen Chan will be there for you to ensure that the blissful moments will turn out as you wish.
HK Civil Celebrant of Marriages
Jen is a HK qualified solicitor with over 10 years of experience in practising law. In 2020, she was appointed as a Civil Celebrant of Marriages and founded Vows & Bows with the aspiration to provide personalised wedding officiating service to couples for their big days. She finds immense joy in combining her profession with her love for love and all things romantic. Needless to say, she loves bows too, not only because they are delightful and graceful, but also how they are the epitome of the essence of marriage: unity and eternity.
Jen speaks fluent Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
Yuki & Jason
1 January 2022
Miu & Leo
"Jen took special care to shape our service so that it was representative of us, guiding us on key points and offering advice on tweaks and additions that could be made to personalise the day. She was very supportive and responsive when we had questions on any part of the process, making the actual ceremony very straightforward. On the day itself she ensured everyone was well prepared for their respective responsibilities of witnesses, which meant that we could both relax and enjoy the moment that celebrates the commencement of our matrimony. Heartfelt thanks to Jen indeed!"
Stephanie & Chris
Xenia & Timothy
"幸運請到 Jen 來為我們證婚，謝謝她細心地了解我們的需要，當天也用了溫柔的聲調去道出我們二人的故事，而故事更是簡單直接，同時又很溫馨浪漫。"
Evelyn & Kai
" 謝謝Jen為我們作婚姻監禮人，她細心了解我們的愛情故事，編寫專屬我倆的浪漫台詞，於證婚儀式上以柔和聲線讀出我們的故事，令證婚過程簡單、隆重而且感人，謝謝妳! "
Yuki & Jason
"With Jen being our civil celebrant, professional services are merely basic. Her approach with a personal touch makes our wedding experience exceptional. For example, Jen walked us through the wedding procedures in great detail to assure us everything would be perfectly arranged. She also understood our love story to tailor our wedding ceremony and shared our love story with the guests on the wedding day. We are sincerely grateful to have Jen as our civil celebrant."
Joyce & Jason
"Pure luck brought us together with Jen. Apart from offering professional civil celebrants service, she dedicated to create and tailor an unforgettable ceremony by understanding our love story as she knows our wedding was a unique and historic moment in our lives. Huge heartfelt thanks to Jen for giving us a memorable and fabulous wedding day."
Heidi & Parry
Wedding Certificate Folder
Submission of Documents to the Marriage Registry
Marriage Registration Timeline
~2-3 months before your wedding
❦ Arrange for meeting and signing of Notice of Intended Marriage
❦ The Notice of Intended Marriage would be exhibited for 15 clear days in the Marriage Registry
~1 month before your wedding
❦ The Certificate of Registrar of Marriage would be issued by the Marriage Registry allowing the marriage to proceed (valid for 3 months only)
❦ The Certificate is usually issued after the lapse of 15 clear days of exhibiting the Notice of Intended Marriage
On the wedding day
❦ Sign a declaration before the ceremony begins
❦ Exchange vows and make the statement of willingness to marry
❦ Sign the Marriage Certificate with two witnesses
"我請在座各位見證，我(新郎姓名)願意以妳 (新娘姓名) 為我合法妻子。" 及
"我請在座各位見證，我(新娘姓名)願意以你 (新郎姓名) 為我合法丈夫。"