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Hi, I'm Fiona
Your celebration, your way, written by an experienced, trusted civil celebrant Fiona Mac. How you met, your hopes and dreams for the future, why you chose your children’s names or celebrating a life well lived. An experienced joyful storyteller with a zest for life, I can offer you a creative, caring, thoughtful approach with opportunities to incorporate joyful ceremonies and rituals to make your day truly memorable, seamless and extra special for you and your guests. Let me create your bespoke celebration with love and the attention to detail that leaves nothing to chance on your special day. Happy to officiate in Countryside locations, an outdoor spot special to you both, Lakeside beauty spots, Country Estates, Converted Barns or a beautiful English Garden setting, your choice. From a close Scottish family background and having worked overseas for many years, I specialise in working with all couples bringing friends & families together from different cultures for your special day.
What's my ceremony style?
With over 20 years crafting stories, a background in public speaking and with working with the media, I bring a combination of a flare, caring and a creative approach, along with high-level planning and attention to detail that gives confidence to all those that engage me.
“Inciteful, joyful and caring, Fiona has a calm manner and soothing way that will help settle the guests on any occasion. We loved the handfasting ceremony, lots of laughs and so symbolic with our countries colours. Highly recommended” Mr & Mrs Rogers
Experienced, skilled and happy to incorporate ceremonies and rituals to make your celebration truly individual and like no other, filled with love and joy.
Described as a creative, full of zest, joyful and a safe pair of hands. I love what I do and it shines through all my ceremonies.
Now taking bookings for 2023 & 2024
That moment when you are just leaving the celebration and you look back and everyone is relaxed and chatting about the most amazing ceremony. The bride looks radiant and you leave, knowing that a new couple starts their life together and will always remember their special day and life affirming moment, that just couldn’t have been any better. Then I know my job as an experienced, trusted, Civil Celebrant has been well done!
If you have just got engaged…. my congratulations, what an exciting time you have ahead. Do get in touch for a complimentary Discovery Call to chat about all things ceremony! Your ceremony #yourway the sky really is the limit!
Why choose Fiona?
I love what I do and it shows! It’s your special day and with a combination of actively listening to your story, hopes and dreams and then thoroughly researching and in partnership with you, creating the right ceremony script for you and your partner. The “getting to know you” meeting is relaxed and fun, learning about how you met, what you love about each other and with many years in media and public speaking I weave your script that is unique to you both. Sharing experience and ideas that ensure your wedding is exceptional and beautiful, a true celebration of your love. A wedding ceremony that your guests will never forget as you start your new life together as a couple. I calm any jitters and ensure you can concentrate on each other, your family and guests. Your celebration, we create together, will be joyful, full of love with lots of special memories for all to take away.
What do I offer?
I love to work with couples that are open to ideas to make their celebration truly unique. We can genuinely make your wedding dreams come true. We are not hampered by legal jargon or prescribed wording and so we can be as creative as you want your ceremony to be.
With a passionate Gaelic heritage, I love to include joyful rituals that have meaning for you both, unity candles, handfasting, ring warming and sand ceremonies all add something very special and ensure that you can include special, key family members and friends to make your ceremony totally unique to you. With our initial discovery meeting we will share ideas and start our journey together to make your day your wedding day exceptional.
Your wedding day is my total focus , there are no time pressures or restrictions and as your celebrant, I only officiate at one wedding each day.
Friday, Saturday and Sundays I have a set starting fee, for other days of the week I offer a £70.00 reduction for your ceremony.
Why choose Fiona for your wedding?
Your celebration, your way, As an experienced Civil Celebrant, I actively listen to your story, hopes and dreams and then thoroughly research and create the right ceremony script with you. Sharing experience and ideas that ensure your wedding is exceptional and beautiful, a true celebration of your love. A wedding ceremony that your guests will never forget as you start your new life together as a couple. I calm any jitters and ensure you can concentrate on each other, your family and guests. Your ceremony will be like no other and will be remembered for a lifetime. Happy to officiate in countryside locations, Manor Houses, Country Estates, Converted Barns, Beside lakes, locations special to you, and Luxury Hotels across the home counties. With Celtic heritage, a close family and having worked overseas for many years, I love working with all couples and to bring family and friends from different cultures together to celebrate your wedding. #itsallaboutyou – lets chat……
There are so many possibilities, planting a tree, settling a fine wine down to be opened on their eighteenth birthday, naming wishes, so many meaningful ceremonies to make your naming celebration unique and memorable.
Let’s chat……. the cost very much depends on the type of celebration you would like and I am happy to quote specifically for your naming ceremony.
Why choose Fiona for your naming ceremony?
Our name is such an important part of who we are, let me create a beautiful, meaningful ceremony for your baby or child as they are welcomed into the wider family and friend’s circle. A truly special service that can include maybe a tree planting ceremony or future wishes ritual, something that will stay with you, your child and the family for years to come.
Renewal of Vows
Why choose Fiona for your renewal of vows?
Would you love the opportunity to re-new your vows in a truly bespoke celebration which captures the essence of you both as an experienced couple? Let me create a celebration that you and your family and friends will never forget. There is no better way to celebrate your life together and renew your vows to each other. How about including a candle ritual that will bring an ancient way of celebrating the light in your marriage.
Supporting a family to take the time and have space to celebrate a life of a loved one is truly an honour. A recent natural burial celebration I led said ” I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough. She was exceptionally kind, patient and professional and, from the word go, I knew that my mother’s funeral was in safe hands. Fiona must have put in hours and hours of work to making sure that everything was perfect. It was clear that she wanted the Eulogy to be just right and she had clearly thought about every detail. Once it was written, she was entirely willing to change whatever we wanted whether it was to add details or take them out; her sole aim was that we should be happy with the result, and we certainly were. With Fiona’s involvement we had a service that was personal and beautiful. Thank you Fiona for your kindness, attention to detail and professionalism. “
Meeting the family face to face and hearing all the stories of their loved one enables me to write a beautiful tribute, eulogy and service, I really do feel I know them so well at the end of our meeting and can ensure that the family receive the space and support to say farewell on the day of the funeral.
Always encouraging of family or friend involvement in the service, it can make the funeral all the more special if family members or friends want to contribute and do readings and whilst I understand that this can be difficult and emotional I am always there to support.
Happy to have your service recorded or live streamed to overseas guests and to incorporate a photo montage showing your loved one’s special life moments.
We are not hampered by legal wording or process so you can ensure the music you choose totally reflects your loved ones wishes.
Why choose Fiona for your funeral?
Having specifically worked with older people and their families the last 4 years, I care passionately that a funeral should be created with care and thought to ensure that where possible, your loved one’s lives are celebrated and the family left behind, are given time and space to say their farewells.
Described as sincere, empathetic and supremely kind, I will ensure your loved one is given the respect, honour and voice to allow you and the wider family to grieve and say goodbye in a way that gives both closure and joy.
Reviews for Fiona Mac Celebrant
Total Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 5
2 years ago, I lost my wife and soul mate of 20 years but because of Covid restrictions our family were unable to scatter her ashes until now. I found the whole process so overwhelming until Fiona picked up the pieces and created the perfect Ashes Ceremony. Fiona was wonderful, supportive, compassionate, patient, and professional. As a family we are so grateful. Thank you. Wendy
Our family cannot thank Fiona enough for a truly wonderful service, it was very moving and so well managed by Fiona. From our very first meeting, Fiona put my family at ease and understood the kind of service we wanted and took the time to understand the very essence of my dad. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was and how it was conducted with such feeling and warmth. It was a prefect tribute to a wonderful man and the legacy that he has left.The commemorative script is a lovely keepsake that will be cherished by mum, brother and myself. I would absolutely recommend Fiona without hesitation and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and are so glad that you were there throughout as we said our final goodbye – you did dad proud!
Funeral and Natural Burial
I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough. She was exceptionally kind, patient and professional and, from the word go, I knew that my mother’s funeral was in safe hands. Fiona must have put in hours and hours of work to making sure that everything was perfect. It was clear that she wanted the eulogy to be just right and she had clearly thought about every detail. Once it was written, she was entirely willing to change whatever we wanted, whether it was to add details or take them out; her sole aim was that we should be happy with the result, and we certainly were.
For years I had dreaded having to get through my mother’s funeral, but with Fiona’s involvement we had a service that was personal and beautiful. I look back on the day with a feeling of warmth and fondness – not something that I would ever have expected to feel about such an occasion – and also gratitude to Fiona for her kindness, attention to detail and professionalism. Thank you Fiona.