About your ceremony

The celebrant was exceptional and really helped make our day special. Full of ideas and very professional and willing to get stuck in.” Max and Judy, The Holt Café, Sheffield

“You are so sensitive and a great presenter. We felt you were there supporting us and took part with us in such a caring and creative way.” Marion and Mike, Chain Lane Community Hub, Knaresborough



Hello, my name is Cate Quinn and I look forward to working with you to help you have the best experience on your special day. A Humanist wedding ceremony or renewal of vows is ideal for any couple looking for a personal ceremony, which is real and authentic.

The  ceremony I write for you will be unique, because it will be tailored around your choices, your history and the people who are most important to you. You will have total control over the venue, readings, music, vows and any other symbolic acts you may wish to include. It can be as formal or informal as you like.


I will work with any non-religious content you would like to incorporate, or alternatively, I can suggest suitable material for you to consider. This can include different cultural references. Whichever the case, I will work in partnership with you to make sure the final ceremony is exactly what you want.

To give you an idea, a typical ceremony may include:

  • Music
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Brief explanation of humanism and the reasons for choosing a humanist ceremony
  • Your story, hopes and ideals
  • Readings – poetry or prose, including contributions by friends and family
  • Live or recorded music
  • Exchange of vows
  • Symbolic gestures, such as the exchange of rings, sand blending, candle lighting etc.
  • Certificate signing
  • A toast

All of the above are optional and I will be happy to discuss any ideas you may have to make your ceremony entirely personal to you.


To find out more:

Phone me on Tel: 01423 861673                  Mobile: 07708 381303

Email: Cate.Quinn@humanistceremonies.org.uk