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Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Rose ceremonies. Ribbons. Sand ceremonies. Hand Fastings. Circus tricks. Bubbles - small to HUGE.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

Languages

English, French, Spanish, Urdu ( a little)

Hi, I'm Joe

“Our guests believed you are a personal friend of ours, testimony to the personal and individual beauty of the ceremony.” Tim and Libby.

I listen carefully to your story. Together we create your perfect ceremony.

An independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A consummate performer, with 34 years professional experience.

I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful.

Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing. A lake, a clifftop, a castle, a marquee, in front of a VW Camper… Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different. Every ceremony should be too. This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe gives as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you. Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalizing the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400.

Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

Contact Joe@passion4laughter.com and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place. Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalized ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you. It is wondrous to do this.

What's my ceremony style?

I am a very open minded person. I am happy to devise any ceremony you wish. I listen carefully to my clients. It can be formal and drawing on traditions; or it can be brand new out of the box thinking . With so many years in the world of performance I am used to listening well and taking direction.

That said, I do love weddings in unusual places… outdoors, on a cliff top, in front of your VW camper, in a garden, by a river, in an orchard….. Anywhere! The world is your oyster.

Prices From

£400

Highlight

Free Circus tricks thrown in....

To start the proceedings I am happy to throw in a trick like climbing through a tennis racket, or balancing an umbrella on my chin. Images with meaning…. flexibility is needed to squeeze through a racket… just as flexibility is needed in marriage. Balance? Obviously a necessary ingredient for a successful marriage.

A free addition to enrich your day.

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Why choose Joe?

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400. Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

Our guests believed you are a personal friend of ours, testimony to the personal and individual beauty of the ceremony. Tim and Libby.

I listen carefully to your story. Together we create your perfect ceremony.

An independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A consummate performer, with 34 years professional experience.

I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful.

Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing. A lake, a clifftop, a castle, a marquee, in front of a VW Camper… Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different. Every ceremony should be too. This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe gives as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you. Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalizing the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400.

Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

Contact Joe@passion4laughter.com and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place. Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalized ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you. It is wondrous to do this.

Prices From

£400

Why choose Joe for your wedding?

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400. Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Our guests believed you are a personal friend of ours, testimony to the personal and individual beauty of the ceremony. Tim and Libby.

I listen carefully to your story. Together we create your perfect ceremony.

An independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A consummate performer, with 34 years professional experience.

I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful.

Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing. A lake, a clifftop, a castle, a marquee, in front of a VW Camper… Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different. Every ceremony should be too. This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe gives as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you. Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalizing the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400.

Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

Contact Joe@passion4laughter.com and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place. Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalized ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you. It is wondrous to do this.

Prices From

£400

Why choose Joe for your naming ceremony?

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400. Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

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Renewal of Vows

Our guests believed you are a personal friend of ours, testimony to the personal and individual beauty of the ceremony. Tim and Libby.

I listen carefully to your story. Together we create your perfect ceremony.

An independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A consummate performer, with 34 years professional experience.

I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful.

Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing. A lake, a clifftop, a castle, a marquee, in front of a VW Camper… Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different. Every ceremony should be too. This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe gives as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you. Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalizing the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400.

Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

Contact Joe@passion4laughter.com and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place. Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalized ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you. It is wondrous to do this.

Prices From

£400

Why choose Joe for your renewal of vows?

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400. Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

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Funerals

Our guests believed you are a personal friend of ours, testimony to the personal and individual beauty of the ceremony. Tim and Libby.

I listen carefully to your story. Together we create your perfect ceremony.

An independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A consummate performer, with 34 years professional experience.

I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful.

Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing. A lake, a clifftop, a castle, a marquee, in front of a VW Camper… Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different. Every ceremony should be too. This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe gives as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you. Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalizing the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400.

Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

Contact Joe@passion4laughter.com and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place. Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalized ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you. It is wondrous to do this.

Prices From

£400

Why choose Joe for your funeral?

Why choose me as a celebrant instead of your local registrar?

A registrar is a bureaucrat. Very often they are not a public speaker. With me you are hiring a consummate performer, with 33 years professional experience. I will ensure your wedding is filled with the attention and depth of emotion it should be.

A good example of this is the technique I have for ‘warming up’ the assembled guests before either of the happy couple arrive. I introduce myself and give a little speech about why we are here… to celebrate love, love between you two. I explain that they are not there as spectators but rather as important people to the happy couple; As such they will have an important role throughout the rest of your lives… to help and support you in your marriage when needed, to celebrate with you at important mile stones, and so on. I inform them that at one point that I will be turning to them and asking them to commit to helping you, to being with you, by saying “Yes we do!” loud and clear in response to my question “Will you stick by these two and help them and celebrate with them?”. Where this comes in the ceremony is up to you.

The other point you get with me rather than with a registrar. I will help you make your ceremony personal for you. I will meet with you before and discuss wordings, what you really want to say, possible ritual options, crowd positioning, music, etc. You can choose to have one meeting, two, or three, before the actual ceremony. Up to you.

Although I am not a wedding organiser I will help you make it a very particular and special day in any way and anywhere!

How much?

For the ceremony, one meeting, my preparation time and availability on the phone and email – £400. Other meetings add £100 per meeting. Skype meetings add £50. This is for an hour more or less. Travel: I only charge for the fuel used. Unless it is miles and miles and takes a day to get to you! Then we will have to agree a price between us.

If you want me but truly cannot pay my worth, please still contact me and let’s talk.

Spreading the love is the most important!

I look forward to hearing from you, and working to design a superb meaningful wedding with you.

All the very best of luck in everything you do.

Joe.

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Reviews for Joe May / Passion 4 Laughter

Total Reviews: 14

Average Rating: 5

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5 Stars
Nicholas Romer

Wedding | 08/05/2023 | The Bear Inn, Rodborough.

Thank you so much Joe. The ceremony was very special.
You dealt with the barking dog smoothly at the beginning. You gave time for translations into polish. Everyone felt involved. That was so important to us.
We loved the images of the umbrella and the bottles. And many of our guests commented on this after the ceremony.
We will recommend you to everyone!

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Totally surpassed our expectations! Thank you.

5 Stars
Ruth Atine

Wedding | 06/17/2023 | Matarra Centre, Gloucestershire.

Hi Joe,

We were absolutely blown away by our ceremony on Saturday and we are still on cloud nine! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your warmth, humour and talent with our family and friends. We have lost count of the number of guests who have told us it was the best wedding ever and how funny and brilliant you were.
I have made a payment of £500 for your services. We wanted to show our appreciation for our unforgettable ceremony! So many guests commented on your contribution and told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to!

On another note, do you perform naming ceremonies as we need to organise one for Valentina?

Best Wishes,
Ruth and Joe

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What a character and what a ball we had

5 Stars
Angie Petkovic

Wedding | 06/05/2023 | Cheltenham

We would recommend Joe really highly. Not only is he a lovely guy, he is talented and great fun. Nothing was too much trouble for Joe and he made our special day even more special than we could have imagined. We are two old codgers who have lived together for over 45 years and were advised to protect our kids inheritance, being married was not really on our agenda but having another cracking party was and Joe helped to make it one hell of a party, Thanks Joe you are special and you really helped make our day.

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