About Kate

Waiting to do a wedding and heart shaped travel bunting!

Photography from the gorgeous Pete @ http://www.photography08.com/

I’m Kate Gee (pronounced like the letter, not the Indian butter), and ‘I do’ humanist wedding and naming ceremonies across the UK.

(…Yes terrible pun, some of my ceremonies are humorous, but a considerably better brand of humour!)

My ceremonies are personal, unique, and beautiful events.  Crafted to suit you and your partner, and to celebrate your lives together.

A number of my 2012 ceremonies have been featured on well known wedding blogs: check out Matt & Annabel’s Very Vintage Do on Love My Dress for some chic inspiration, or if you are more of a contemporary tipi festival than cool retro baths, be inspired with the beautiful Chris & Amy’s festival on Rock N Roll Bride.  For a gentle, classy, handmade day, try Kate & Jame’s First Look on Love My Dress.

From South Yorkshire…to Kent

Having been based in Sheffield – City of Steel, fantastic climbing, walking, and real ale, for 12 years, I’ve worked across The Peaks, The Dales, and much of The North.  In April 2013 I will be moving to Kent, but will continue my work within South Yorkshire, whilst expanding to Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and London.

Portfolio Career

I began to work part-time as a humanist celebrant three years ago, whilst completing my PhD in social and music psychology, and I now run a portfolio career balancing psychology lecturing with my ceremonies and music. (In my spare time I play and teach trumpet).

How did I become a humanist celebrant?

Thanks to Jon @ www.s6photography.co.uk

I came to humanist work after a summer spent attending nine weddings, funerals and christenings of friends.  Many of these were beautiful and memorable services, yet were often bound  in religious traditions, or were impersonal registry office affairs.  They  didn’t always reflect the identities and values of those involved.

My ceremonies are personal and inclusive: they can be intimate, reflective, moving and special occasions, which are based on your story and your ideas about love and commitment.   There is no need to ‘be a humanist’ to have a humanist celebration.

 

Thanks to the fabulous Sam Ellis @ www.samellisphoto.com

My couples have been fantastic over the last three years, and being a celebrant is a hugely important part of my life – I get to work creatively with you to create a day that is truly about you and for you.  What’s not to love about this job?

Email: kate@hatsandchampagne.com

Add me on: Facebook (or search for ‘hats and champagne’)

Twitter: @kgceremonies

Website: www.hatsandchampagne.com

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