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Hi, I'm TAMARA
Helping you create a memorable ceremony, whatever the occasion.
It’s my pleasure to offer the full range of civil celebrant services – weddings, civil partnerships, baby naming, family blending ceremonies, divorce ceremonies, vow renewals and funerals.
Whether you’re wanting to celebrate your love, a life that is just beginning, or a life already lived, I’ll work with you to create a loving, individual and memorable occasion.
What's my ceremony style?
“Everyone commented on how lovely, upbeat, poignant, and fitting the service was for Mum and how glad we were that we had such a lovely celebrant for the day.”
“For family and friends that day was full of pain and loss, but we shouted clapped and danced, and Tamara was a very big part of getting us smiling.”
Scroll down and you will see them on my pages
At a wedding I conducted last year in a lovely sunken garden – the bride and groom had requested that no-one use mobile phones. I asked the guests to put them away, and we had a lovely service – the Groomsmen holding the orders of service over the Groom and myself as it gently rained! As the bridesmaids made their entrance through the garden, the rain stopped, thankfully. All was perfect until we arrived at the time for the exchange of vows – and as I asked them to take each other’s hands, a beautiful large butterfly landed on the brides hair and veil – no-one had their phone out to capture the moment, and the photographer couldn’t see it from his position! As they kissed, the butterfly flew away over the guests! All of the guests were charmed, and we three didn’t know anything about it! Stilll trying to work out the moral of the story!!
Why choose TAMARA?
Hello – I’m guessing that you are here because you have a problem you need to solve! You are looking for someone to conduct a really important ceremony for you, and you are wondering if I am the right person.
Friendly face –✔
Approachable looking – ✔
Not too young – not enough life experience – ✔
Not too old – might be a fuddy duddy – ✔
A bit of a glint in the eye, so might have a sense of humour – ✔
Does she look like I might be able to connect with her? Well, call me and find out!
I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
What do I offer?
THE PERFECT WEDDING
The beauty of a celebrant-led ceremony is that we’re not bound by the restrictions of a religious or registrar-led occasion. You’ll need to have a service with a Registrar in order to fulfil the legalities, but then together we can create a beautiful and memorable script in a location of your choosing. You have the freedom to create words and promises that are unique to you as a couple.
Let’s start a conversation about what will work for you.
I don’t believe in wedding packages – you will get a “5 Star” job from me at all times. It is your dream day, and together we will work to make it perfect.
£750.00 for the best wedding vows you can imagine. (prices for 2022)
Why choose TAMARA for your wedding?
You will find that I am approachable, warm and funny (so I am told!) and very good at putting people at their ease. Oh, and I can also write a good story!
I don’t believe in packages – you will always get a “5 Star” commitment from me.
£450 + travel if outside Zone 2 in London
Why choose TAMARA for your naming ceremony?
Renewal of Vows
“My husband and I recently renewed our wedding vows to celebrate 25 years of marriage. We can’t thank Tamara enough for her help in pulling together a brilliant ceremony that will live long in the memories of all our family and friends. We took our ideas to Tamara and she worked with us to shape them into a format that would be right for us. She also gave us some great suggestions, which we incorporated. She was really good at connecting with us to understand our personalities and the “feel” we were trying to achieve for our event. we found that her style as a celebrant was warm, engaging and supportive, while remaining completely professional. This helped us to relax and focus on ourselves, knowing that we and the guests were in good hands. Tamara is a lovely person and a wonderful celebrant.”
£400 + travel if outside Zone 2 in London
Why choose TAMARA for your renewal of vows?
“Tamara delivered a beautiful service for both my mother and my father’s funerals. She managed to listen well and capture their essence in a delightfully sensitive and insightful way. She is considerate when managing the dynamics that can be at play, at such a difficult time in one’s life, and met the challenge of ‘herding cats’ with humour, empathy, heart and soul to deliver a wonderful service. Thank you, forever, from the bottom of our hearts. You have truly been a star! I am forever grateful for holding us all with such sensitivity, at this difficult time.”
This is the last and most important gift we can give, and it should be thoughtful, beautiful and unique – to reflect your loved one’s life and be a gift to those attending that starts the process of grieving and letting go.
The idea of arranging a funeral is hard, so I’ll take the burden of arranging the service from you.
• Together we’ll choose the best and right way to say goodbye.
• We’ll create a fitting service that everything is exactly as you want it to be.
• I will create the farewell that you want, we’re not bound by religious rules. So, if you want a rousing sing song – let’s do it!
• If you want to keep your loved one at home – we can do the service there if you choose. I’ll make the arrangements with the Funeral Director to enable you to say goodbye in your own way.
£260.00 + travel if outside Zone 2 in London
Why choose TAMARA for your funeral?
“A huge thank you for the beautiful service that you delivered for Andrew. It was very special and everyone around the world and in the chapel loved it. I personally appreciate the quality of your communication with us, your patience and understanding in such difficult times, and for guiding us in what was very painful and uncharted territory. We couldn’t have hoped for better guidance and you made the process smooth and manageable for which we will be forever grateful. You facilitated a lot of the arrangements in a seamless way and that was exactly what we needed.”
Reviews for TAMARA BURGESS CELEBRANT
Total Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 5
Tamara created the perfect ceremony!
As soon as we spoke to Tamara, we knew she was the right celebrant for us. She was incredibly friendly, warm and fun and it felt like she understood us immediately. She listened carefully to our stories which enabled her to make the perfect ceremony with a mixture of emotion but also humor which is exactly what we wanted. She was very helpful and patient with us in the planning of our bespoke ceremony, and delivered it beautifully on the day. Tamara was supportive with the emotions on the day, and was quick-thinking when things didn’t go quite to plan, making it appear seamless to all the guests. All our friends and family loved the ceremony, especially the way you told our story. It was great to re live those memories again and helped to bring the day together. Thank you very much Tamara for helping make our day special and memorable. Your cool, calm and collected way made us feel very relaxed on the day! We would highly recommend Tamara to anyone looking for this type of ceremony.
Perfect Wedding Celebrant
We were so lucky to have Tamara act as the celebrant for our wedding, after another celebrant fell through. Tamara is kind, thoughtful, funny, and was so eager to make everything perfect for our ceremony. She visited us on multiple occasions and really got to know us as a couple. Even though we both fear attention and public displays, Tamara put us at ease throughout the whole process and especially on the day of the wedding!
She helped us find beautiful and original readings and spent time getting to know our family and friends prior to the ceremony. Tamara has a great attention to detail and helped us to create the perfect start to our day, with raving reviews from our wedding guests! We cannot thank you enough.