I am a Humanist celebrant specialising in weddings in the counties of Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and in London and abroad . For funerals, I work in the counties of Dorset and Hampshire and abroad .
I’m in my mid forties and I’m based in Weymouth, Dorset but am also frequently in London.
Although a lifelong agnostic, I joined the British Humanist Assocation in 2008 after attending the Humanist funeral of my uncle – I was so impressed by the dignity and personal feel the celebrant gave to the whole ceremony that this led me to explore the idea of celebrant training and I’ve never looked back : I love learning how people have met, helping couples achieve the right wording for their perfect ceremony and creating just the right atmosphere for each couple and their guests on the day.
For weddings, my writing style is quite formal but I do like to encourage couples to tell me amusing stories to mention or refer to particular guests to ensure a really personal ceremony . I have a BA (Hons) degree in French & Spanish so I’m also able to include texts in French, Spanish and German within the ceremony and will have a go at any language, if requested ! So far, I have learnt key phrases in Portuguese, Flemish and Russian .
My style is quite similar for funerals, but of course, each ceremony is individually tailored to the family’s wishes . Please take a look at the Weddings and Funerals pages which will explain more about each ceremony .
I’m always very happy to have an informal chat via email or phone or meet over a coffee at a time that suits you best.