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    Thank you so much for everything you did. It can’t be easy for you to present and host a service like that with so much expectation on you. We were very pleased with how the service went and thought your delivery was excellent – Andy and Alison

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What Makes Us Unique

In a nutshell

My aim is to help couples create ceremonies that are bespoke and individual to them, encompassing their values and beliefs and are full of memories for them and their families and friends for many years to come.

As a celebrant, I have no restrictions in terms of the content, presentation or style of a ceremony, and can therefore be completely personalised. Working with couples, my ceremonies can contain many of the elements that they and their guests would expect to see but also can include many ideas or suggestions that make their ceremony unique and as individual as they are.

Why do you want to work with LGBTQ+ couples?

Being the celebrant for any wedding is a privilege. But conducting a wedding ceremony for the LGBTIQ+ community can be extra special as many have been in long standing relationships for many years and not previously had the opportunity to celebrate their union. 






What is your creative approach to weddings?

Being a wedding celebrant is a wonderful privilege and should you choose me I will ensure we share a journey to create a personal, unique and meaningful ceremony. Your location can be almost anywhere with or without a venue marriage licence (on a beach or clifftop, in a field or woodland), there are no boundaries with religious vows, music, readings so working together we can create a completely bespoke ceremony with love, laughter and whatever else you would like to include, maybe a symbolic element too (Hand Fasting, Unity Candles, Sand Ceremony, Crystals, Ring Warming), it’s your day and your way.

What do you love about what you do?

Married to Claire for over 35 years, with two grown up sons and now twin Grandson’s, it’s enabled me to appreciate and understand the importance of having those wonderful memories to look back on and to treasure the moments that make up those memories. So, whether the milestone is a Wedding, a Civil marriage, Vow renewal, Naming ceremony, Commitment ceremony or a Celebration of Life, I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to be part of other couples memory making by sharing their dreams, ideas and suggestions as we work to create a perfect and memorable ceremony, recognising at all times that it’s their day and therefore it’s their way.

What is included in the wedding package?

  • An initial no obligation chat and if you’re excited from there, we will arrange a further ‘getting to know you’ chat and learn about your hopes and dreams for your perfect celebration
  • Preparation of your professional bespoke ceremony script based on your story with opportunities for you to view the draft and make any necessary tweaks
  • Unlimited calls and emails throughout the process to answer questions and give advice
  • Access to a large selection of vows/readings/wording ideas with any content – religious, non-religious or perhaps you’d like a mixture of two religions
  • You can include any symbolic ceremony such as ‘lighting a unity candle’ or a ‘sand ceremony’
  • Able to attend a venue that best suits you, your garden, a woodland, a wedding venue, the place you first met, by the beach. Essentially, anywhere of your choosing – no licence required
  • Arriving an hour prior to the ceremony and working with your wedding planners or your ceremony organisers on your special day, if required attending a rehearsal*
  • A relaxed but professional and heartfelt delivery of the ceremony on the day
  • Your Celebrant is certified by the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC)
  • An official Wedding Certificate to commemorate your special day
  • A printed souvenir of your ceremony script for you to keep and treasure
Areas covered by The Wessex Region – Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. But able to travel Nationally or Internationally (additional costs applicable)

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No, each ceremony is individual to each couple and the time required should be devoted to that couple on the day.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event.

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

The couple can choose how they want their ceremony to be which may include some enhancements that require materials.

What forms of payment do you take?

Payment can be made by bank transfer / Paypal.

A deposit of £100 secures the date with the full balance payable 28 days prior to the ceremony

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