Meet Debi

Welcome to Serenity Gardens! If you are looking for someone who is friendly, open-minded and professional, someone who will support you, give you inspiration and help to shape your ceremony then you are in the right place.

As a Celebrant, I bring a culmination of my knowledge, skills and experience. I have respect for all cultures and traditions, a warmth and sincerity to your personal needs and a love and appreciation for words, music, art and nature.

I believe in people and connecting with them.  I believe that having tailored ceremonies are an important way of bringing happiness and fulfilment to individuals and should be a total reflection and an extension of the person or people at the centre of the ceremony. Celebrants are trained to work within a collaborative process to focus on the values and priorities of the client.  As such, I will not impose anything on you, but will guide you in choosing rituals, readings, symbols and music to fulfil your ideals. I have a broad understanding of traditions from various faith and religious traditions, as well as customs from cultures around the world.

My professional career has always been closely linked to supporting individuals to develop their potential, believe more is possible and to reach their goals.  I come to you with 20 years professional experience in education, nonprofit management, and event planning.  I see my role as a Celebrant as an extension of my professional career, capturing aspirations for your love, your life and your journey.

I am an independent Celebrant who trained at the UK College of Celebrancy and  a certified member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC).  By being registered with the FPC, my work is regulated by a professional body that sets and promotes high standards of performance, competency, conduct and behaviour.  I am also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which sets the benchmark for professional standards and excellence for working with people to ensure best practice.

Why do I do what I do?

It’s simple really. I do what I do because I love doing it. I thrive on building meaningful relationships whilst producing quality ceremonies just the way they are wanted. Whilst I’m happy to share ideas, suggestions and give you creative inspiration, you will have the last say on every aspect, right down to the last detail. It is my desire to help you to create what you want and gain fulfilment from your planned event.

Have a look through my website and if you are interested in any of the services I offer, please do not hesitate to make contact. I am happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to hearing from you.