I was inspired to train as a celebrant after attending a humanist ceremony myself. What impressed me most was the humour, the relevance, and that the couples’ personality managed to come through with every word spoken and each gesture performed.
The couple had chosen to mark their commitment in the most honest way they could – by being themselves. We all felt we were witnessing something magical and unique.
They didn’t choose to read lines from a standard template, or felt the need to declare it to a God they personally didn’t believe in. By making that extra effort to speak from their hearts, we laughed and cried along with their love story.
Not a dry eye in the house and who wouldn’t have been swept away by that warm fuzzy feeling?
Your own love story is as unique as you are; no other couple will have gone through your journey, no other couple will have your plans ahead of them. For that reason I feel that weddings don’t need to be the same either.
I come from a background in film production, a career spanning 18 years and a community that I am still very much a part of. Working in film has trained me in the art of meeting new people, being thrown in at the deep end, and always delivering on the day.
To be accepted by the British Humanist Association and be accredited by them as a celebrant has been an enormous privilege for me.
Not only do I get to talk with the most loved up and happy people every day, working together to document a love story, but also get to talk about some of the really big issues that are a part of the human condition, and to understand a couples thoughts about them.
Together we can find the poetry, readings and music to best express all you want to say about your life.
Once you are happy with the ceremony, we get to share it with your family and friends.
I have an enormous passion for life, people, science and philosophy. Outside of work I am normally to be found on a mountain or in the sea, cooking for friends, playing cards, or soaking up a sunset.
I am very happy to travel for weddings, and spend part of each year doing just that.
If you would like to get in touch to talk about an upcoming ceremony, please don’t hesitate to get in contact here
In the meantime, I wish you all the best with your planning, and my most heart felt congratulations! You wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t found someone special and were looking to make a commitment to them; and them to you. Enjoy your love! Water it, nurture it, protect it, and may it forever bloom.