Trevor Thwaites – A Celebrant for All Seasons

 

ABOUT ME

I am an accredited celebrant based in East Hampshire. As an experienced photographer and videographer, I have been involved with weddings for many years. It was a natural step to become a celebrant and perform ceremonies myself. Weddings are such joyful occasions and it’s a huge pleasure to help make them memorable.

In my spare time, I am passionate about music, playing in local bands. I also organise and compère music events, especially where I can support new performers in gaining confidence. I spend a lot of time interacting with a diverse range of people, building rapport and trust.

Having also worked in technology, education and the creative arts, my attention to detail and planning skills are well established.

I love walking, travelling, photography, reading, cooking (often with my allotment grown vegetables), and art, if I can find time!

My style has been described as warm and engaging. I am a confident speaker, able to perform ceremonies ranging from formal to the more unconventional, but always with a human touch.

YOUR WEDDING

You must be planning your wedding, so first of all – Congratulations!

I perform unique and bespoke wedding ceremonies that are tailored exactly to you. This is your special day, and the ceremony should reflect that. Whether a ‘classic’ style wedding or something more unusual, indoors or outside, in a forest or on a pier, the possibilities are endless and my role is to create a ceremony that is perfect for you.

The wonderful thing about Humanist wedding ceremonies is that they can be whatever you want them to be!

How does it all work?

We have an initial meeting to discuss your wedding plans, without obligation. This is also your chance to decide if I am the right celebrant for you. It is important that you feel comfortable with the people you choose for your big day, on a personal level, as well as their professionalism.

The next stage is to have a more detailed planning meeting, which can be at a later date if preferred. This is when I learn about your ‘story’, we develop the ceremony together and work towards your vision for your wedding. I can help with every aspect from readings, music, vows / promises, symbolic gestures and more. You will find it an enjoyable and creative process, that will provide me with the information I need to write your script.

Photo – www.stuartdudleston.com

The draft script is sent to you for approval. You are welcome to make revisions if need be.

I will attend the rehearsal and, finally, have the pleasure of delivering the ceremony on the day itself.

I look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. My contact details are on the right-hand side of this page.

 

FUNERALS

My ceremonies are bespoke, honouring and celebrating the life to be remembered.

How does it all work?

We have an initial meeting, without obligation. This is also your chance to decide if I am the right celebrant for you. It is important that you feel comfortable with the celebrant you chose for such a sensitive ceremony, on a personal, as well as a professional level.

The next stage is to have a more detailed planning meeting, which can be at a later date if preferred. This is when I learn about the person to be remembered, enabling me to script a ceremony that reflects their life with respect and sincerity. I can help with every aspect from readings, music, and more, that will provide me with the information I need to write the script.

The draft script is sent to you for approval. You are welcome to make, or ask for, revisions if need be.

I will perform the ceremony on the day itself.

I look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. My contact details are on the right-hand side of this page.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you so much for your incredible work on Friday (and of course the preparation beforehand), we truly felt you were the perfect person to lead the ceremony. ”

“Thank you so much for your services on our Wedding day and the lead up too! The ceremony was PERFECT! We couldn’t have asked for more and we have had so much lovely feedback about it from our family and friends!”

“Thank you very much for your services on Tuesday. It was much appreciated by those of us who were there. The funeral has been watched by family and friends in Australia, Canada, USA, and places closer to home.”

“Thank you for talking us through the (ceremony) today, you made the process much easier for us all. Mum was very much at ease during a potentially very upsetting time.”

“Many thanks Trevor, for help and empathy during my wife’s burial recently. You made us all feel that Donna would have been happy to enjoy the ceremony with (us).”

“Warm, kind and sincere”

“The eulogy was exactly how I remember Roy, very sensitively written and bringing in Edna vividly and aptly.”

“He is naturally empathetic. Respectful and caring. I would feel happy to recommend him.”

“Yesterday was just perfect,  even more than I imagined. I genuinely felt you were cheering myself and Rhys on and felt happy for our union. I love that poem you read, especially the part about the heaped up heart.

My family also thought it was so lovely and magical.

Thanks again”

“Thank you again for the ceremony. It was lovely and very emotional. We’re both very happy you are our celebrant.”