About Ceremonies


If you are looking for a Humanist Wedding or Naming Celebrant, you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Melissa. I am 51 years old and I have discovered that becoming a Humanist Celebrant has enabled me to use all of the skills I have acquired over the years to help people celebrate important events in their lives. I am from the North East and although I have lived in other areas, I returned here in 2001 and intend to remain here.

I am based in North Yorkshire and Teesside and will cover a large area as you will see on the Celebrant Map.

The personal touch is what I love about Humanist Ceremonies. We are all unique individuals and have  qualities that deserve to be recognised and celebrated. A Humanist Ceremony is bespoke, a quality occasion in a world of mass media and celebrity culture.


“Melissa couldn’t have ensured our ceremony went smoother if she tried! From ensuring the script was absolutely perfect and so personal, capturing the special moments of our family life to on the day delivering it in such a lovely manner. So many of my family members commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and that was down to the hard work of Melissa in ensuring it was tailored specifically to us. It exceeded any expectation I had of what the day would be like and I am aware that the same was felt by all who attended. Thank you Melissa for making our day so perfect.” Ellie Brand