About Hilary Leighter

Hilary Leighter at her own wedding

Hilary Leighter at her own wedding

Hello! Thank you for considering using me to help you hold a personal ceremony which will be full of happy memories, whether it is your wedding, vow renewal, baby naming, or funeral or memorial ceremony for a loved one. I am an accredited celebrant with Humanists UK. I am based in Ruislip and cover all of London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey.  I specialise in helping you to create your own personal, non-religious humanist wedding ceremony, making full use of your reception venue, to save you money and enable you to be as creative as you like.

I love to help you have a wonderful wedding or vow renewal ceremony in perhaps a family home or garden, in a farm field or a country park,  at historic houses or hotels, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, and even the Wallace Collection in London! I also include cultural suggestions if you would like them, eg breaking a glass underfoot, handfasting, walking round a fire etc.

My husband & I had a humanist ceremony for our own wedding a few years ago, writing our script and personal wedding vows ourselves – as I can help you to do too, identifying what is important to you – and everyone came up to us afterwards to say how much they enjoyed our wedding, and how it truly and uniquely reflected us.

I can also help you welcome your new baby with your family and friends through a personal baby naming ceremony, which again may include symbolic actions such as planting a tree or blowing out baby’s first birthday candle on their cake.

If you unfortunately need to plan a personal non-religious funeral, scattering or burying of ashes ceremony, or a memorial service, I help families to create the best celebration you can have for the person you love, full of good and happy memories. Memorial ceremonies can take place at any date and location of your choosing, involving any number of speakers, music, perhaps a video slide show of your loved one’s life, and food and drink that they would have liked!

I have been trained in drama at the City Lit, and worked as a trainer, personal coach, and management consultant, as well as standing for Parliament. The skills I have learned enable me to make sure that your ceremony is inclusive, warm and full of love.

If you would like me to help you hold a wonderful non-religious Wedding, Baby Naming, Renewal of Vows, Funeral or Memorial ceremony, please call me on 01895 632096, email on hfleighter@freeuk.com, suggest a date to Zoom with me, or click here and we can discuss what we need to do next. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


PS: I love to help you to create a beautiful and memorable ceremony in any of our local areas, including: Ruislip, Harrow, Uxbridge, Eastcote, Hillingdon, Greenford, Slough, Windsor, Hayes, Pinner, Northwood, Kenton, Wembley, Rickmansworth, Watford, Bushey, Stanmore, Edgware, Radlett, Borehamwood, Barnet, Finchley, Hampstead, Camden, Kensington, Westminster, City, Holborn, Covent Garden, Islington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Acton, Ealing, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Chiswick, Isleworth, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Chorleywood, Chesham, Amersham, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Ascot, Egham, Staines, Sunbury, Hampton, Willesden, Sarratt, Golders Green, W1, SW1, W2, WC2, W3, W4, W5, WC1, SE1, EC1, EC2, NW1, NW3, NW6, NW4, NW10, Hounslow, Hendon, West London, North London, Kings Langley, Gerrards Cross, Middx, Berks, Bucks, Herts, and Surrey.