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I travel Nationally
I can incorporate meaningful rituals into all ceremonies.
scottish independent celebrant association, the open sanctuary where my legal status will come from.
Hi, I'm jean
I am blessed to be a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a Celebrant. I have been round the block a few times so have known heartache, true love, lots of fun and laughter. People say I am a good listener, friendly, warm, approachable and make them feel at ease.
From 27th September 2023 I will become Rev Jean when I am Ordained by the Open Sanctuary as an Interfaith Minister and I will be authorised to carry out full wedding ceremonies in Scotland.
As a fully qualified celebrant I offer truly personal, unique first welcomes, betrothals, wedding celebrations, vow renewals and final farewells throughout Scotland. It truly is a privilege to support families and couples to create and conduct bespoke, meaningful, heartfelt ceremonies that are authentic and lovingly you. The most precious gift you can give anyone is your time and I will give you my time in abundance to ensure the ceremony is everything you had wished for.
What's my ceremony style?
My aim is always to create beautiful, personal memorable ceremonies filled with love. It is a privilege to get to know families and work with them at both the saddest and happiest moments in their lives. I am warm, kind and compassionate, with a good sense of fun. This has been invaluable when helping families at the lowest point in their lives, those who are coming to terms with a death that was chosen, delivering a service that allowed them to laugh through their tears. My style is to walk with you every step of the way guiding and supporting you from our first meeting ’til the end of the ceremony, and beyond. I’m a really good listener and will take the time to really get to know you and weave that into the script to create your perfect day. I will offer ideas but the over riding principle is that it is your ceremony – your way,
Why choose jean?
If you are looking for a ceremony that is relaxed, respectful, inclusive and original, you are in the right place. My role is to create a ceremony that is authentic and lovingly You. I’m ready and willing to start planning your perfect ceremony incorporating things that are meaningful to you and your significant other. Your wedding ceremony can be held anywhere you want it to be and with me as your celebrant, my promise to you is that it will be everything you only dreamt it could be. Whether it be held at home, the local pub,, hotel, castle, on the beach or on a boat, it will be a day to be remembered as your ceremony -your way, You can find out a bit more about me further down the page. If I am the type of celebrant you are looking for then please get in touch. Your introductory meeting/zoom is free, so what are you waiting for?
What do I offer?
No two couples are the same therefore no two weddings are the same. Every wedding is individually crafted to make your celebration unique. Every single aspect of your wedding ceremony will be as unique as you.
We can include many aspects within your ceremony which can include Unity Candle, Celtic Handfasting, Oathing Stone, Quaich, Ring Blessing, Rose Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Jumping the Broom, Candle Unity, Wine Box Ceremony, Love lock ceremony, spice ceremony, Dove release or create your own ritual/start a new trend.
If you’re not sure what these rituals entail, no worries I will provide you with a Makeavow.info leaflet ‘Ritual Run down’ which outlines what is involved and we can talk them through when we meet. I will be with you every step of the way and together we will come up with a plan that will be totally right for you.
Why choose jean for your wedding?
I hear you asking why you should choose me. Plain and simple, I love my job. My number one goal is to assist couples in designing an extraordinary bespoke wedding ceremony that will meet and exceed expectations. I am relaxed and capable and making your wedding ceremony amazingly wonderful and perfect for both you and your guests, is at the heart of all I do. Whether your ceremony is in a stately castle, within the garden of your own home, a hotel, on an Island, on a beach or on a boat, it will be uniquely you and a realisation of your dream wedding. Your wedding will be fun without sacrificing the sacredness, warmth and wonder that such a life-changing moment inspires. I will go that extra mile for you to make your day perfect, arriving an hour before the wedding to ensure everything goes without a hitch when you’re getting hitched. I will provide you with a ribbon bound copy of the wedding script following the ceremony and should you wish, at no extra cost, prepare and provide scrolls tied in ribbon of your colour choice for your guests containing a photo of the happy couple, bit of Bio and a reading or poem as a keepsake.
Naming Ceremonies are a wonderful way to introduce your new addition to your family and friends and to communicate your commitment to the child, to their welfare and their future happiness.
There are many different elements that you can introduce into your ceremony to make it unique, personal, meaningful and symbolic of the love and dedication that goes into raising your child. The parental questionairre I will give you to prepare for our first meeting contains a list of options for rituals which could be included within the ceremony if you so wish.
Why choose jean for your naming ceremony?
Family is everything to me. Being a mum, a Nana, and a great Grandmother I just love Naming Ceremonies. I love researching the origins and meaning of the chosen name and so enjoy involving the parents, guide parents, grandparents and siblings in the ceremony. I’m comfortable around children as are children comfortable around me. In fact I pride myself in being viewed as a bit of a Nanny McPhee.
Renewal of Vows
Anniversaries and milestones are often the time to reflect on your life together and a vow renewal is a wonderful ceremonial way to affirm your choice was a good one and you are sticking with it.
Perhaps first time around you were only able to have a small wedding and now this is your chance to have more guests present or you are still so crazy in love that you simply want to re-commit to each other.
For romantics, planning a surprise vow renewal for your spouse can be a way to re-ignite the flame of passion.
The Ceremony broadly echoes the marriage ceremony in structure. You can reaffirm those vows or exchange new vows that reflect the maturity of your relationship. You can renew your vows anywhere. Attendants are unnecessary for a vow renewal, but you might choose to invite your original bridesmaids and groomsmen to stand up for you informally for sentimental reasons.
Why choose jean for your renewal of vows?
Ive been round the block a few times so I know what goes into a marriage to make it work. It doesn’t matter whether you have been married one year or thirty years, I am testament to confirm making a marriage work takes commitment on both sides and a vow renewal ceremony is a beautiful way to honour that commitment.
Whether it is a small and intimate vow renewal or a big commitment marriage celebration, I will be more than happy to make your dream vow renewal a reality to say ‘I still do’ with depth and meaning.
Before retraining as a wedding and naming celebrant I first trained and found my true vocation as a Funeral Celebrant. I feel privileged to be able to be part of end of Life Rites of Passages. It truly is an honour to support a bereaved family and help create and conduct a funeral service to reflect the wishes of the family and the life of their loved one.
Since training as a Funeral Celebrant I have had the great privilege of leading on a great number of funeral services. I pride myself in working closely with families to get to know the life of their loved one, supporting and guiding them on choices and ultimately tailoring the service which reflects and celebrates their loved ones life and meets the wishes of the family.
Why choose jean for your funeral?
The draft script is issued to the Next of Kin as quickly as practical and tweaked as/if necessary until the full script of the service is approved. Following the service I will present you with a bound copy of the script in a ceremony folder with forget me not seeds inside. I will offer to provide, at no extra charge, scrolls tied in ribbon of your choice, for those in attendance at the service.
Reviews for spiritintheskyceremonies and makeavow.info
Total Reviews: 11
Average Rating: 5
A joyful event
We asked Jean to host a naming ceremony for our youngest daughter and we were delighted with the experience. We met to discuss our thoughts and agree the key parts of the ceremony and then we received a thoughtful and personalised script which was just perfect. On the day, everything went smoothly and it was such a joyful event. Jean was absolutely the right person to do this and we would highly recommend her.
Jean very kindly agreed to conduct our service for my late mum. From the very first call she was caring, thoughtful and patient at a very difficult time for the family. We were made to feel special, as if we were the only thing that mattered to her. She took the time to sit with the family gathering memory’s and quietly making notes whilst we talked. Jean provided us with the full service script before the day and happily tweaked it as requested. During the service Jean captured mums life perfectly and did so with charm and compassion as well as the humour we asked for. The personal touches were second to none, with a scroll for all that attended and a full script for myself, including a CD with the songs played as well as a packet of seeds which was very apt for my green fingered mum. Myself and my wife cannot recommend Jean enough, if you are in the very sad position the Jean will help you through. Thank you Jean
A very lovely lady
Jean provided a very caring and professional service to myself and family when she very kindly agreed to provide the service for my late brothers funeral. The added touch of the scroll you receive and copy of the service are a very kind hearted touch and was very much appreciated.thank you jean your a very lovely lady.