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Stephanie-Forster-Celebrant-Surrey

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Personal ceremonies that reflect your style, culturally diverse ceremonies, symbolic gestures such as handfasting, naming ceremonies

Affiliations

Humanists UK

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Stephanie

Silver Bee Ceremonies is all about creating memories for the most special events in your life. Each of my ceremonies is bespoke and personal focusing on the values and wishes of the families I work with. They’re a celebration of life and are often fun and uplifting whilst also being sincere and heartfelt. They empower people to celebrate in the way they want, whether that’s a festival style wedding or one at a stately home, a funeral in the local crematorium or a natural burial ground, or a river-side naming ceremony to welcome a new born into the world, intimate or a big celebration – together we can design your perfect ceremony.

What's my ceremony style?

Whether you’d like a ceremony that’s light hearted, traditional, themed or just special to you, I will work with you to create something truly memorable. Outdoor ceremonies, in a woodland copse or lakeside, are my favourites so if you are looking for a celebrant for your festival or boho style wedding or naming celebration, or a woodland burial I could be just the person you are looking for!

Prices From

Wedding £700; Vow Renewal £500; Naming £300; Funeral £240

Highlight

The Wedding Vow Exchange

My favourite moment in wedding ceremonies is when the bride and groom exchange their personal vows, specially if they’ve kept them a secret from each other until that moment. We often work on creating the vows together and each couple receives my ‘Writing Your Vows’ booklet which is full of tips and examples.

10% discount for winter weddings between 1 Dec - 28 Feb including Valentine's Day!

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Why choose Stephanie?

Working with my couples and families to create their ceremony just the way they choose is what I am all about! I will match your style as a couple to create a celebration that suits you and is truly personal, and by incorporating any special touches you would like included we can really make the ceremony yours. Let me bring a bit of magic to your wedding day or naming ceremony!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

You’re getting married, congratulations! Your wedding day should be all about celebrating the way that you choose with your loved ones around you, and your ceremony is no exception. I work with couples to create unique ceremonies that suit their style and personality whether that’s a fun and loving ceremony or something a little more traditional – together we can create your perfect ceremony.

I love talking through some initial ideas with each of my couples to see what sort of feel they would like for their ceremony and from there we will shape your ceremony together incorporating any elements you choose. This could be poems, songs or music, your love story, symbolic gestures such as a handfasting or a ring warming, or even a cocktail ceremony! I can help you create the perfect vows and commitments to share with each other – whether you’re writing them together or keeping them secret. And my warm and calming touch on the day will ensure you love every moment!

Prices From

£700

Why choose Stephanie for your wedding?

Working with my couples to create their ceremony just the way they choose is what I am all about! I will match your style as a couple to create a celebration that suits you and is truly personal, and by incorporating any special touches you would like included we can really make the ceremony yours. Let me bring a bit of magic to your wedding ceremony!

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Naming Ceremonies

Congratulations on the birth of your child, or a new arrival into your family, or maybe coming together to make a new family – these are all are special moments in our lives to be celebrated! Creating memories for these special moments, shared with your family and friends, is something I love to do and together we can create a personal naming ceremony that is just right for your new family. As a non-religious celebration, a naming ceremony can be made up of any words, songs, poems or symbolic gestures you choose. And it can take place anywhere you choose too.

Just as you would have ‘god parents’ at a christening, you can ask friends or family to be ‘guide parents’ or ‘supporting adults’ to your child and they can make promises that are meaningful to you all. Parents often choose to make commitments to their child as part of their naming ceremony. I can help you craft these into something special that you want to say to your child and to share with your family and friends. The options for adding a symbolic gesture to your ceremony are endless and make a unique and memorable addition to the day, and I’ve got plenty of suggestions!

Prices From

£300

Why choose Stephanie for your naming ceremony?

Working with my families to create their ceremony so it is just the way they want it warms my heart! I will match your style to create a celebration that suits you as a family and is truly personal, and by incorporating any special touches you would like included we can really make the ceremony yours. Let me bring a bit of magic to your little one’s naming ceremony!

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Renewal of Vows

Whether you’ve been married just a few months or for 10 years or more, renewing your marriage vows surrounded by your closest family and friends is a truly special moment. Taking time to reaffirm your commitment to each other helps to prepare you for the next chapter in your lives together, and it’s a great excuse for a party too!

Your vow renewal or rewedding (if you got married during lock down without your friends and family cheering you on) can be made up of any elements you choose and I’ll work with you to create a celebration to remember. I love involving your guests too with stories and anecdotes about the two of you, or maybe we could ask your guests to join in a ‘well wishing’ for you both? And if you have children they will, hopefully, love being part of your ceremony and there are plenty of options from a family unity circle, to sand blending and poetry reading. Together we can create the perfect ceremony.

Prices From

£500

Why choose Stephanie for your renewal of vows?

Working with my couples and families to create their ceremony so it is just the way they want it warms my heart! I will match your style as a couple to create a celebration that suits you and is truly personal, and by incorporating any special touches you would like included we can really make the ceremony yours. Let me bring a bit of magic to your vow renewal ceremony!

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Funerals

Humanist funerals are a celebration of life, and I create personal non-religious funeral services to remember the special moments in the life of your loved one just the way that you want it. We can celebrate the fun times you shared, their relationships with family and friends, their personality with all their unique likes and dislikes, and all those other important things that made your loved who they were. Whether you choose a service that is filled with songs, fun anecdotes and readings, or quiet reflection and poems, or a combination of these, I will work with you to create a special memory for your farewell.

As a non-religious celebration of life, your loved one’s funeral or memorial service can be made up of any words, songs, tributes and poems or readings you choose. And it can take place in a crematorium, a natural burial ground, your local cemeteries, or anywhere else you choose. If you have an idea of what you would like included in the service, I will design the ceremony around this or, I am happy to make suggestions to suit your family and your loved one.

Prices From

Funeral £240; Memorials £250

Why choose Stephanie for your funeral?

Getting to know families and hearing them talk about their loved one is such a privilege. I never cease to be inspired and amazed at the lives people have led, and I love telling their stories in a way that brings their character to life, warts and all! I will work with you to create a ceremony that is just as you want it, and if you’d like help to find some words to say on the day yourself just leave it to me.

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Reviews for Silver Bee Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 36

Average Rating: 5

reviews (36)

Charlotte-Tony-Wedding-Sunbury

Magical ceremony

5 Stars
Stephanie Forster

Wedding | 09/22/2023 | Sunbury Golf Club

What a service – I couldn’t have asked for anything more from our wedding. Stephanie made our ceremony personal, meaningful and worked with us so that it was everything we wanted. Every guest commented on how unique, moving and memorable the service was – a few people have even asked if they can pre-book Stephanie for their funeral!! It was magical and everything I’d hoped for – thank you!

Cornelia-James-Langshott

Calm, kind, professional, effective and perfect

5 Stars
Stephanie Forster

Wedding | 07/08/2023 | Langshott Manor Horley

Stephanie was the best. She gets you thinking about all the right things prior to your big day. If you have firm ideas about all of it or certain aspects she actions them to ensure they happen, smoothly and calmly, on the day. If you have half ideas or are a bit lost about aspects of your big day she is great at talking it though and getting from you what she needs to formulate your ideas into a coherent and thoughtful plan. She is a communications professional and while there is nothing corporate about what she does, (our experience was always personal and bespoke) this back ground makes Stephanie extremely effective and reassuring. I was a little unsure about our actual ceremony prior to meeting Stephanie and after discussing it with her, it all fell into place. In addition there were nice touches and flourishes that made the day special. We were congratulated by all our friends and family on the loveliness of our ceremony and what’s more, with Stephanie on board we didn’t have to worry about or instigate any of it. If we had to do it all again Stephanie would be top of our list.

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Sensational!

5 Stars
Stephanie Forster

Wedding | 08/09/2023 | Hadsham Farm Banbury

Stephanie was absolutely sensational from the first day.

There’s something so lovely about being able to tell your Love Story during your ceremony, and Stephanie did such an amazing job!

She made our day so special.

She listened to our own little stories, and anecdotes from our friends and family and turned them into something beautiful.

I highly recommend choose Silver Bee Ceremonies. It’ll be the best decision you make while planning your special day! 💕

Thank you so much Stephanie, for making it so special

Lucy & George

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