My wife and I (now with 2 grown up children) still look back on our wedding day as special and memorable. I understand how important the day is and even after over 500 ceremonies (weddings, namings, funerals) I feel honoured to be asked to help create such a day for others.
I have received many heartfelt letters of thanks (see below.)
During early conversations I try to establish exactly what kind of ceremony is required, considering the people involved and the venue. I have conducted weddings in many different venues e.g. hotel, restaurant, pub, garden, hill top, farmer’s field.
With so much experience I am able to offer lots of suggestions and ideas; for readings, music etc. After, we work together, through email and further meetings, to refine and perfect the script.
With many years experience as a teacher and actor I am able to project my voice, and establish rapport with an audience.
I have a working knowledge of French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and have conducted weddings in France, Spain, Poland and Portugal.
Some extracts from letters:
It was a very special day and we feel very lucky to have created our own unique wedding.
Thank you for such a beautiful, personal, memorable ceremony. So many people have commented on the magical atmosphere you created.
Thank you for the masterly way you conducted the ceremony. We have received many compliments on how real and heartfelt it was.
People are still talking about it a month after.
Thank you for all the hard work both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. You were a pillar of calm for us and delivered the most wonderful ceremony. An absolute success, enjoyable and memorable.
Congratulations on your engagement and welcome! It really is an honour and a privilege to guide and support you as together we turn vision into reality.
I am currently taking bookings for the following dates only as I am planning a new life in the French Pyrenees!
17th June 2017 to 14th August 2017
For an all inclusive fee of £500
Please get in touch to check my availability
Whether you’re busy pinning, meticulously updating your master wedding spreadsheet, or indulging in beauty treatments and bubbly, the run up to your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life.
I never tire of wedding talk or reliving the joy of my own wedding as I get swept up in the exhilarating anticipation of the couples who have chosen me as their Celebrant.
Being a lifelong humanist and an old-fashioned romantic, becoming a Wedding Celebrant was a dream come true for me. Get to know me better at my brand new blog.
As an extremely creative and open-minded Celebrant I will help you to think outside the box to achieve a unique, heartfelt, and deeply personal celebration of marriage through a truly meaningful and memorable ceremony.
I am here to facilitate and coordinate every aspect of your ceremony and to help you to confidently express yourselves through your ceremony choices within a coherent and beautifully formed script.
I believe in having fun with each and every detail of your ceremony by redefining the conventional ceremony in order to suit your own passions and personalities. Find out how I work with my lovely couples here.
I conduct ceremonies which celebrate and mark significant events and occasions.
You may wish to remember a life, have a highly personal wedding ceremony, or welcome a child to the family. Humanist ceremonies enable you to do this.
Humanist weddings are marriage or partnership ceremonies conducted in the way you would like, in any venue or outdoor location of your choice.
Humanist funerals are non-religious ceremonies that celebrate a person’s life in a way that is deeply meaningful and relevant.
Humanist baby namings are a beautiful way of celebrating a new addition to the family, at any age.
Testimonials, Facebook reviews and photos of some of the ceremonies I have led.
A long-standing member of the British Humanist Association I’m accredited and insured, an experienced script writer and will deliver your ceremony in an engaging and moving way.
I am currently Head Trainer in wedding celebrant training for the BHA.
I welcome informal enquiries so do please get in touch.