Celebrants conduct personalised ceremonies, usually as an alternative to religious based events. As a fully trained celebrant, I can create and conduct highly personalised and joyous weddings, naming ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals. Dignified, respectful and fully personalised funeral and cremation services offering a fitting farewell to loved ones - it was my own experience at a celebrant led cremation that brought me to my vocation, please see below.
After 14 years as a Pastoral Support Officer at Lord Williams's School and having conducted countless teenager assemblies, public speaking at my celebrant events is a relative pleasure! As a mother of two fantastic children and wife to my supportive husband Ross (himself an accomplished public speaker), I genuinely understand and cherish family values. We should celebrate together, just as we must mourn together. Being able to support these personal moments, in a unique and personalised manner, is a genuine honour. I love my vocation and genuinely care.
People that I meet believe that I speak for a living, an easy assumption to make. I don't. I actually LISTEN for a living. I try my best to fully understand the loves, the fears, the motivation and the personalities of anyone involved in a ceremony. Only by doing so can I deliver a service that is truly personal, one that reflects the unique qualities on those involved. I'll walk with you every step of the way, ensuring that I deliver a personalised ceremony that's unique to you. I'll also suggest that you talk to other celebrants. I may not be the right one for you. But I hope that I am.
There are many people that are looking for an alternative to traditional religion based ceremonies, Be they weddings, funerals or naming ceremonies, people are increasingly looking for a beautiful venue of their own choice, somewhere that has genuine meaning to them, where they can enjoy a service that is truly unique and personalised. They're also adding vow renewals, relationship blessings and anniversary blessings to their wish lists - and I can delivers all of these and more. After listening to your ideas and getting to know you, I can design a service that is perfectly matched to you and your own ideas.
I'm based in Shropshire, on the English/Welsh border, but I do not restrict myself to working locally. I have strong connections to the Buck/Oxon area through my family and the same in Scotland through my husband's. I'd strongly suggest that you choose the celebrant that suits you and your plans best, regardless of location. The vast majority of writing, drafting and planning communication can be done online nowadays, so distance really isn't an issue. I have no 'price list', but you can see a guide on the drop down menus, a unique, personalised wedding can be written and delivered from as little as £400, plus an agreed travel allowance. But they're all different.....
Purely personal choice. There are many Celebrants working around the UK, so I'd actually recommend that you speak to a few before deciding who's best for you. Some are quite formal, some specialise in niche events. My own personal style is to listen, to get to know you and try and understand exactly what you really want. Only then can I deliver a truly personalised service that will turn an important day into an amazing event that you and your guests will remember forever. I'm a professional celebrant, fully trained and accredited by Civil Ceremonies Ltd (link at bottom of page) to deliver your perfect service. Let's talk.
This lovely lady, Margaret, was my Mother in Law - a proud Scottish lady full of elegance and style. When I met her 27 years ago, she became my 2nd Mum. When she died in 2019 a lovely celebrant, Gill, led her service. It was the warmest funeral I'd ever attended. I was truly inspired - and here I am, Celebrant Jane!
I'd love to discuss your event and share ideas in order to make it a day to remember. Please contact me using the form on the left (all fields required), by using the WhatsApp link below.....or maybe just call me for a good' old fashioned chat!!