A love of meeting people and a passion for language, stories and writing, as well as a deep interest in humanism and its history of free thinking, and a strong affinity with its principles of kindness, equality and good ethical values, led me to become a humanist wedding and namings celebrant.
If you are reading this, then I am very happy that you are considering me to write and conduct your special ceremony. As well as doing wedding, partnership and commitment ceremonies, I also do namings, which are a non-religious alternative to a christening.
Having successfully been selected and trained with Humanists UK in 2014 (then known as the British Humanist Association), I passed just in time to write and conduct my first wedding ceremony, for my brother and his beautiful bride. I never get bored of quipping that I “married my brother”. I am lucky to have the loveliest sister-in-law in the world, who kindly gave me her trust to create their winter wedding ceremony. From the film below, you can see how novice I was; I now always have the scripts firmly held in a proper presentation folder!
Since their ceremony in 2014, I have had the honour and privilege of working with many different couples to create their dream wedding ceremonies.
It is lovely to be involved in the creative process and to write and conduct meaningful, personalised and utterly unique ceremonies. From the first meeting, I try to find out ways in which we can make your ceremony reflect who you are, and resonate with your friends and family. With a great interest in different cultural traditions, history and rituals, as well as literature, I really enjoy doing extensive research to find relevant ideas for you.
Meaningful ceremonies elicit feelings that are memorable, and your wedding ceremony is the part of your wedding day that will definitely be remembered forever. So, a personalised wedding ceremony will set a precedent for the rest of your day.
So a big thank you to each and every one of you (or two of you!) who have chosen me as your wedding celebrant.
love and happiness,
The first wedding: my brother and sister-in-law, December 2014.
I live about halfway between London and Brighton, just inside the M25, not far from Gatwick Airport, but I love travelling and I’m happy to travel almost anywhere!
Initial meetings can be held by Skype/Facetime to make it easier. Or simply give me a call!