After a successful and rewarding career as a Primary Teacher I was keen to use to start a small business upon retirement. I decided to list the elements of my job, as a Head teacher, which had given me the most joy and fulfilment.
Top of my list was working with pupils, families and the local community. I particularly enjoyed sharing successes and celebrating key milestones and achievements.
Although there is no requirement to hold this qualification I felt that by doing so I would be able to offer a better quality of service to my future clients. I studied with a leading training provider and was impressed with the quality of the training and gained my NVQ3 in 2016.
I wished to build a business based upon providing a quality, personalised service. My aim was to make each of the ceremonies I created and conducted individual, memorable and reflective of the people involved.
This year marks my fifth year trading. During this time I have been privileged to be part of numerous family’s special events. The magic never fades nor the feeling of being very fortunate to be part of these special ceremonies.
Using a symbolic action within a ceremony can add something special to your ceremony.
Examples of symbolic actions include
Please make contact if you would like any more ideas or further information about any of the above.
Many parents wish to welcome their new baby and announce their name. It is an opportunity to invite friends and family to gather and witness the promises that are being made and for others to pledge support to the child to.
Lockdown has meant that this has not been possible for many children but now is the time to gather friends and family and welcome the newest member of the wider family.
A Naming ceremony offers an alternative to a Baptism, where the child is welcomed into the church, as it the ceremony is designed to welcome the child into the family.
1. Telling your unique story
Every couple has their own story and what better time to tell this story than during your wedding day during their wedding ceremony.
2. Making personal promises
Promises are a very personal thing. They tell of your hopes, aspirations and of your commitment to your future together.
3. Creating a lasting memento of the day.
During your ceremony you can create a lasting memento of your day. You might include an exchange of love letters, give the gift of a rose and promise to do this on each anniversary, mix sand, or undertake a handfasting the options are yours to choose.
1. Why have a Celebrant led ceremony ?
Quite simply you have more choice, less restraints on time and content and you get a bespoke ceremony tailored to reflect you as a couple.
2. If I want some religious content would that be okay ?
Yes, unlike Humanist ceremonies Independent Celebrant ceremonies can include religious content if requested.
3. Will I be legally married if I have a Celebrant led ceremony ?
No, all Celebrant led Wedding ceremonies are non-statutory but you can complete your legal declarations using the two + two service at the Registry Office before hand. If you choose not to legally marry or form a Civil partnership then you could have a Commitment ceremony.
4. Where can I have my wedding ceremony ?
You can have your wedding ceremony anywhere you wish.
5. I have read about handfasting and jumping the broom can these be include in a Celebrant led ceremony ?
Handfasting, jumping the broom and many other symbolic actions can be included in a Wedding ceremony. Perhaps you would like to light candles, mix sand, share a cup of wine, give gifts, or exchange love letters - all things are possible.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.