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Wedding Ceremonies, Vow Renewal Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Family Unity Ceremonies. I also create Ceremonies for those special occasions to mark milestones in your lives: Graduations, Retirements, Baby Showers, just ask!
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Hi, I'm Sheila
Hi, I’m Sheila Duncan, an Independent Celebrant based in Liverpool,
I was born in the vibrant city of Liverpool and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, I am a typical Liverpudlian who loves to chat: we are known for our warm personalities and great sense of humour!
I was inspired to become a Celebrant after attending the Naming Ceremony of my great nephew, visiting from New Zealand, and was also involved in the Celebrant led Wedding of a family member in 2018. Both such joyous occasions, I now had a bee in my bonnet and knew that becoming a Celebrant was for me.
I trained with Civil Ceremonies Ltd. to achieve my Level 3 NOCN Diploma – Couples and Naming Ceremonies in 2020, and created by business in 2021. I can honestly say, it is the best decision I have ever made!
Working with the most amazing couples and families, creating precious memories really is the best job in the world!
What's my ceremony style?
I would describe my style as traditional with a modern twist, and can adapt to the vibe of your wedding!
If you are looking for a Wedding Celebrant to jump out of a plane attached to a parachute, or dress up as a Harry Potter character, then there is a Celebrant out there for you, but that’s just not me!
Should you prefer a Celebrant to be relaxed, professional, can bring a touch of humour and bucket loads of love to your ceremony, then you are in the right place!
I strongly believe that we are all unique as individuals and your ceremony should be too!
Why choose Sheila?
Creating ceremonies that are unique and unforgettable, making sure that your love shines through, is my passion.
Whether you’d like your wedding to be an intimate elopement or a large-scale celebration, I can adapt my style to suit the vibe of your wedding.
I take the time to get to know you and what sort of ceremony you imagine, listen to your ideas, I can provide suggestions for poetry, music, guiding you through the process from our first meeting to the day of your celebration.
If you have fun or traditional elements you want to be included in your ceremony, we can do that too!
I’ll be there every step of the way, to support you in planning your incredibly special day!
My clients describe me as, memorable, caring, supportive and professional. A Wedding Celebrant that goes above and beyond for her couples!
You can see what my clients say about me on my website: https://puresilkceremonies.co.uk/
What do I offer?
My typical clients are couples who want to celebrate one of the most memorable occasions of their lives in a unique and personalised way.
I have experience of delivering Wedding Ceremonies in luxurious country houses, exquisite hotels, fabulous marquees, coastal castles, private homes, rustic barns.
Each of the Wedding Ceremonies I create are unique, created to ensure your love as a couple shines through and your ‘I do’ moment unfolds exactly as you envisage.
You may wish to invite family or friends to be involved, include fun elements, traditions or rituals, the options are endless, you may have ideas of your own or I can help you with suggestions based on your individuality.
I will create a ceremony which will be as special as you hope it will be and so much more!
My package is fully inclusive with no hidden extras!
Following our initial consultation, once your booking is confirmed, I am exclusively yours for that date, my focus for the day is you!
We will meet face to face, have a coffee, I will listen to your ideas and how you want your day to unfold. I will guide you through the process and we will start our journey of bringing your vision to life.
Want to write your own vows but don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry I can support you or even write them for you!
Need some inspiration for poems, readings or music?
I can help with that too!
I will be there to support you from our initial consultation through to the Big Day!
I have been described recently by one of my future brides as ‘ her calming influence’ dont you just love that!
Why choose Sheila for your wedding?
There are so many options when arranging a wedding, to say it can be overwhelming is an understatement!
Couples may take months to choose the venue, Brides can take months to choose an original dress, then there is the flowers, the cake etc. etc. looking for something different something no-one else will have, am I right?
The Ceremony is the main event of the day, it is what will be remembered by your guests for years to come, how you make your commitment to each other will stay in your hearts forever!
The fact you are reading this means you already know that you want a unique celebrant led ceremony created just for you!
I can promise you that by choosing me as your Celebrant you will not be disappointed, don’t just take my word for it: check out what previous clients have to say: https://puresilkceremonies.co.uk/
Naming ceremonies are all about new beginnings at any age! It is a wonderful way to welcome a child of any age into your circle of family and friends.
Whether your child is relatively new-born, you are celebrating their first birthday, or you are welcoming an adopted child, or celebrating a blended family: a naming ceremony gives you as parents the opportunity to make promises and declare your commitment and love and cherish your children in the presence of family and friends.
Most parents choose to have ‘guide parents’ or ‘supporting adults’ to take part in the ceremony, someone you want to always be there for your child to support them as they grow into independent adults.
There may be other reasons for celebrating a name change, such gender transition, changing a name due to divorce, what a lovely way to mark this milestone of a new beginning and a cause to celebrate!
I will support you all the way from our first meeting to your celebration, finding poetry, music, inspiration for elements to include,
Included in my package is a symbolic element and there are many to choose from: a Tree Planting, a Sand Ceremony, the chooses are endless, and this is what makes a naming ceremony such a joyous occasion!
Ceremony Certificates presented to you, grandparents, guide parents, whilst they are for commemorative purposes only, they are a lovely souvenir of the day.
I will be led by you to include all of the special moments that you will cherish forever, helping you to celebrate your new beginning your way!
Why choose Sheila for your naming ceremony?
Your naming ceremony will be created with you or your chid/children at the heart of it.
The beauty of a naming ceremony is that it can be held anytime, anywhere. and can be as formal, informal, as relaxed as you want it to be.
I will create a ceremony which will be as special as you hope it will be and so much more!
Renewal of Vows
Vow Renewals Ceremonies are popular for couples celebrating a milestone anniversary, couples who have been through a difficult period in their lives, maybe just to celebrate their continued love for each other!
When it comes to Vow Renewals , I feel incredibly privileged when asked to create a Renewal of Marriage Vows.
Whatever the reason to say ‘I do’ again, I find there is something incredibly romantic for couple to reaffirm their promises of love and commitment for each other and celebrate their marriage once again.
I do love a good love story, hearing all about your life together, the highlights and maybe the challenges.
Whether it is an intimate affair, or a larger celebration, I will help you to create your perfect ceremony.
There may be a few tears, always some laughs, but most importantly I will create for you a day to remember for all the right reasons!
Your Vow Renewal Ceremony can be held, anytime, anywhere, there are no legalities to worry about!
Whether you prefer an intimate affair or a larger scale celebration, you decide the place; your garden, on the beach, favourite restaurant, a hotel, country manor, the place where you met (now how romantic is that!)
Together we can create the how!
I have a host of materials to choose from, readings, poems, and I will help you along the way in choosing something to reflect your journey so far!
Perhaps you want the family or friends to be involved, include a symbolic and fun elements, we can do that too!
Find it hard to put pen to paper and share what your partner really means to you when writing vows? Don’t worry, that’s ok we can do it together or I can write them for you!
As your celebrant I will create a ceremony that is totally unique to you!
Why choose Sheila for your renewal of vows?
Having created many Vow Renewal Ceremonies for couples who are celebrating their live and devotion to each other for many reasons, including milestone anniversaries: 10th, 25th, 40th even 60th (this one was a complete surprise organised by their family)! I can honestly say each of them has been totally unique, each wanting to celebrate in different ways ranging from a family barbeque to a high end country manor.
I spend time really getting to know the couples I work with, listening to what they want, exploring reasons they want to renew their Marriage Vows. sort of like painting a tapestry of their lives together.
Each one of my couples and their families have used words like: memorable, amazing, heart warming, some guests have even asked am I a family friend, as I seem to know the couple and their journey so well!
You may be able to tell that Vow Renewals melt my heart!
I hope your does too!!
Unfortunately Pure Silk Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.
Reviews for Pure Silk Ceremonies
Total Reviews: 11
Average Rating: 5
Vow Renewal Ceremony
Sheila did an excellent job with our ceremony.
She was very helpful, going out of her way to personalise the content and make our day exactly what we wanted. She put us at ease throughout the process and we would definitely recommend Pure Silk Ceremonies for your special occasion
What an amazing lady!
From my initial enquiry to my wedding day Sheila’s attention to detail was fantastic and I couldn’t have asked for anymore on our wedding day! Thank you 😊
Hi Sheila, thank you so much for Saturday!
It was absolutely beautiful and everyone thought you were fantastic.. as did we but we already knew you were brilliant!
You made our day so so special and we will treasure it forever xxx