“The ceremony was really warm and meaningful and personal, and yet totally unpretentious.”
I live in Cheltenham and conduct naming and wedding ceremonies in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties, with occasional excursions further afield (including weddings overseas).
I first found out about humanist ceremonies when I joined the British Humanist Association in 2005. I loved the idea straightaway and thought that becoming a celebrant was something I could find both rewarding and enjoyable. I was absolutely right and couldn’t be any happier in my work.
My writing style is typically quite straight-forward; you’re unlikely to get flowery prose from me unless you specifically request it. And unless I’m asked otherwise, I will seek to create a reasonably informal atmosphere on the day itself so everyone can get into the spirit of the occasion.
I very much appreciate the value of laughter and so am a big believer in sprinkling some well-placed humour throughout the script. This helps people to relax and also makes the ceremony more intimate.
And after 5.5 years of conducting namings and weddings, I still find that since every couple or family is truly unique, so too is every ceremony.
Hannah was just wonderful – she carried out a beautiful and funny service… perfect balance. Everyone commented on how lovely and smiley she was!
I’m always happy to have a no-obligation chat about a ceremony you are considering so please feel free to contact me by email or phone. You’ll often find me working from home so do try the landline first: mobile reception in my house is very poor.