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Hi, I'm Mel
Originally from the USA, I’m a mum of two girls, a cold-water enthusiast, kitchen dancer and firm believer that every moment is worth celebrating to the fullest. My journey began as a social worker and after gaining my therapy license, I embarked on a love-filled adventure that led me to the UK, where I’ve lived for 20 years.
So, why did I choose to become a celebrant? It was during my own wedding ceremony a few years ago, led by a celebrant, which gave me the inspiration. My partner and I waited 13 years and two kids later to get married. We never pictured a traditional wedding and didn’t think that marriage was for us, until we realised that we didn’t have to fit the “mould”. We worked with our wonderful celebrant to craft a wedding ceremony that was perfect for us. This was my inspiration to gain my qualification from the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
What's my ceremony style?
I‘m a big fan of tearing up the rulebook. This is why I adore what I do! With me, you’ll get buckets of authenticity, creativity, and a passion for crafting or re-living unforgettable memories. Your ceremony will be a true reflection of you, your loved ones and the incredible people who’ve been part of your journey. I just love getting to know couples and families to uncover love stories, adventures and beautiful memories to craft a truly unique ceremony.
Please inquire or see my website www.lovemattersceremonies.co.uk
Why choose Mel?
Love, in all its forms, is quite an adventure, and I’m here to help you tell you or your loved one’s extraordinary story. Whether it’s a tale of love at first sight or a journey of a thousand miles, I’m here to discover those precious stories, moments, and people that make your heart sing. I will meet you, and get to know you and your loved ones to create and perform a beautifully unforgettable ceremony.
I’d be truly honoured to be a part of your story.
What do I offer?
Do you want your guests saying it was the most amazing wedding they’ve ever been to? Picture a wedding that’s as unique as your love story, as funky as your style, and as modern as your vision. My ceremonies are a breath of fresh air in the world of ‘I do’s,’ where traditions become your own. I’ll craft a ceremony that’s a true reflection of your love and your style. Remember, there are no rules, just endless possibilities.
I will meet you, and get to know you to create and perform a beautifully unforgettable ceremony that is authentically, wonderfully, and unapologetically you.
Why choose Mel for your wedding?
In the overwhelming world of wedding planning, I’m a bubby and calming presence and I will ensure sure you totally nail your ceremony. I’ll bring buckets of ideas about how a contemporary ceremony can still have beautiful rituals and traditions that you can make your own. Together we will uncover the many adventures that led you down the path to love. I will tell your love story in the most beautifully unforgettable way. Your ceremony will perfectly represent your love, values and personality. There will be loads of laughter and maybe even some happy tears along the way as we share the journey together.
A child naming ceremony offers a beautiful way to celebrate your precious bundle of joy. This celebration knows no bounds in terms of timing or location, making it suitable for children of all ages.
For the littlest ones, it’s a heartwarming embrace of new life. And for those a bit older, it’s an opportunity to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality. We could introduce meaningful cultural traditions, or we can craft personalised rituals for that extra special touch.
Naming ceremonies can include a variety of beautiful rituals such as sand ceremonies with guide parents, poems and stories to celebrate your little one(s).
Why choose Mel for your naming ceremony?
One of the many things that inspired me to become a celebrant, was the beautiful celebrant-led naming ceremony we had for our two girls. Typically naming ceremonies are often for babies, however we had a joint naming ceremony for our two girls when they were 6 and 8 years old. It was a beautiful way to not only honour the names we had chosen for them and appoint special guide parents in their lives, but also a way to celebrate the unique personalities they have both become.
Renewal of Vows
Love has an incredible way of evolving and growing regardless of age. Whether you’ve been together for five, ten, or fifty years, a vow renewal is your chance to rewrite your love story in the most epic way possible. And it’s a great excuse to bring your nearest and dearest together for a party. Picture renewing your vows in a beautiful barn, under the stars, or in your own backyard surrounded by your loved ones. It’s all about reliving your love story showcasing the beautiful chapters you’ve written together. I’m here to help you celebrate your love in a way that’s authentically ‘you’.
Why choose Mel for your renewal of vows?
Love, in all its forms, is quite an adventure, and I’m here to tell your extraordinary love story. There is something so special about toasting love’s journey and hearing the tales of how love grows throughout the years. I’m here to discover those precious stories, moments, and people that make your heart sing. I will meet you, and get to know you to create and perform a beautifully unforgettable vow renewal ceremony.
Let’s toast to your incredible journey.
Funerals and celebrations of life hold a special place in my heart. While funerals are a time to grieve, they can also be a time to celebrate the life of your loved one. There’s nothing more empowering than connecting with a family and helping them honour a loved one. I would be absolutely delighted to meet you and share stories and anecdotes that highlight your love one’s life story, unique personality, values, accomplishments and relationships to craft a beautiful tribute.
Rather than opting for a traditional funeral, are you seeking a unique ceremony to honour your loved one? I’m here to craft a one-of-a-kind tribute that mirrors the vivid colours of their life story and fond memories.
It’s a time to gather, reflect, and honour the legacy they’ve left behind.
Let’s come together and celebrate their incredible journey.
Why choose Mel for your funeral?
As an independent funeral celebrant, I specialise in contemporary non-religious or semi-religious ceremonies that are both moving and uplifting. My background working intensively with families as social worker and licensed therapist in America has greatly helped me work with grieving families in a warm and caring way. Together we will share stories and memories of your loved one and I will craft a beautiful tribute to celebrate their life and the many people they have touched. I will create a truly personalised ceremony that will honour the life of your loved one and celebrate their unique spirit.
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