I live in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and conduct humanist, non-religious (secular) wedding and partnership ceremonies all over the Cotswolds, the Southwest and, if requested, further afield (including aboard).
Whether you are considering a wedding or partnership ceremony or, perhaps, a renewal of vows, it will be a most significant occasion for you and those you wish to share it with. By choosing a humanist ceremony, it can be assured that it will be a unique celebration of you as a couple that wholly reflects your wishes.
Perhaps you already know how you would like your ceremony or, maybe you’re unsure what you would like, how to go about planning it or what to include. I can work with you and support you to design and choreograph a distinctive ceremony that reflects who you are and what you care about most: a joyful event that reflects your personal values, uniqueness and individuality and mirrors meaning in your lives.
We have, throughout history, from every culture, celebrated the most important occasions in our lives by use of a combination of expressive rituals, music and poetry; a happy opportunity to share a rite of passage with those people who are most important to us. I can help you design every aspect of your ceremony; supporting you to choose your own words, your own vows and your own special music and readings; to craft a celebration that is individual to you, until you are entirely satisfied.
I have spent many years working in the charity and public sectors in a range of roles including counselling, health promotion, training and management, with my primary fields including disabilities, sexual health, equality and diversity. Now I spend my time writing (and publishing) novels, public speaking and providing support for, and training to, people who care for family and friends who have a life-limiting illness or a disability.
Whatever sort of wedding or partnership celebration you are considering, feel free to get in touch, and I will be more than happy to discuss how I can help.
In the meantime, I have answered a number of common queries in my ‘FAQs’ page.
A marriage…..makes of two fractional lives a whole,
it gives to two purposeless lives a work,
and doubles the strength of each to perform it,
it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living and something to live for,
it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth and a new mystery to life.