What is a Celebrant & why use one?

A Celebrant is someone who is trained to provide bespoke ceremonies for occasions that mark meaningful milestones in your life.  They work with their clients to create and perform personalised ceremonies that reflect the clients’ beliefs, philosophy of life and personalities; not the Celebrant’s. These ceremonies may include and be as varied as weddings, civil partnerships, anniversaries, vow renewals, baby naming’s, adoptions, and blended family unions or moving into a new home.  Celebrants can also mark the end of chapters in your life with ceremonies for divorce, surviving illness, graduation and funerals.

Because everyone is unique, individual and different.  Each person has walked their own path and has many colourful strands that make up their jigsaw. By using a Celebrant, you will be working with someone who will help you to celebrate your occasion or say farewell with just the right level of input you want.  Despite the internet and the variance in individual beliefs, many people are unaware that you do not have to have a religious ceremony to bury your loved ones, to make a public commitment or to introduce a child to the world. If a member of the clergy or other religious leader is your chosen path for your ceremony, then that’s great – there will always be one to conduct your ceremony. But what if you want to observe some religion, whilst tailoring the rest of the service to cultural traditions? What if you are not religious at all or you want to blend two different religions into a ceremony? Then the services of an Independent Celebrant may be just right for you.

With an Independent Celebrant, the emphasis is on you and your requirements. Our job is to design and create the best service for the occasion. Your Celebrant will work with you to arrange each step of your ceremony and guide your journey to blend your beliefs, rituals and your customs with your favourite music, meaningful poems and personal tributes. Whether you are secular, religious, spiritual, non-denominational, part of an interfaith or multicultural couple, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of your own choosing, a professional Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that respects all that is meaningful to you.

If it is a funeral, you will want to know that you said goodbye in a way that they would have appreciated, and in a way that reflected their character and personality. You will want to feel that everybody felt that the service represented who they knew and felt that it was a fitting way to say goodbye.  A Celebrant will also help you to design those joyous occasions that will bring an instant smile to your face. Weddings and Civil Partnerships, for instance, can take place anytime and anywhere once the legalities have been completed.  Along with Baby Namings, these can be planned to include the smallest details.

It is our professional duty to create lasting memories that remain with you forever.