Sussex Celebrants

Gillian Covey

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Countries Covered

Specialisms

High End Weddings, Inclusivity and Diversity, Bespoke Wedding Ceremonies, Funerals and Memorial Services, Baby Naming, Vow Renewals, Handfasting, Candle and Sand Ceremonies

Affiliations

Academy of Modern Celebrancy

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Gillian

I am fully qualified in all areas of family celebrancy. I am passionate about honouring life’s milestones across all celebrations of life, most commonly in Weddings, Funerals and Naming ceremonies. I work across the whole of East and West Sussex.

I am a passionate storyteller, creative writer and highly qualified nurse and lecturer by background. I have spent nearly 30 years in Nursing; working in palliative care areas, in NHS management, HM Government and in various universities, running and teaching general Nurse training across London and Sussex. I am a born organiser and people person and celebrancy is the natural progression for me from nursing and public speaking. I care deeply about people and I go the extra mile to ensure that they feel looked after.

Above all, I put my heart and soul into ensuring that your day is bespoke, heartfelt and written to reflect your wishes.

What's my ceremony style?

I am a modern celebrant; I bring passion, elegance and professionalism in combination and I am ridiculously well organised and flexible. One of the benefits of being a qualified lecturer is that it’s a kind of public speaking on steroids. Having given speeches to audiences of 3000 people, and to Royalty, I am respectful, warm, positive and love ensuring everyone feels involved and engaged.

You may have plans for your ceremony or wish for some help weaving in your beliefs, values and traditions. The beauty of celebrants is we can incorporate religion or cultural components if this is important or include readings and ceremonial aspects.

It is important that you know that I am here for you, to listen, to create a beautiful service for your family. It is the ultimate responsibility and I take this very seriously.

Prices From

£210

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Why choose Gillian?

My experience makes me a great person to have in your team, because I bring empathy, professionalism and creativity to your day; I always go the extra mile to ensure my clients are happy. Whether it is a love story or a life story, from our first conversation to delivering the ceremony, I work to ensure that you feel safe in my hands and that your ceremony is full of love and celebration.

I really hope that you will get in touch to see how I can help make your ceremony just the way you want it to be.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

This is to be the best day of your life, so let’s make it incredible.
There really are no limits when using a celebrant, so we can make it exactly the way you want it to be. The days of boring weddings are over. Style and panache can include fun and laughter.

Maybe you would like a traditional celtic hand-fasting and as a Scot I love nothing more than adding this in with perhaps some other celtic traditions.
Candle ceremonies and the inclusion of personal vows can also add some great visual photo moments.

There are so many options to make your day unique and unforgettable.

A free no obligation chat via zoom to see if I feel like a good fit for you
A face to face consultation to learn about your love story and hear about your big plans
A bespoke script with multiple revisions until you are happy
Help with vow writing, readings, poem choices
Ongoing support and unlimited contact
Rehearsal ceremony
Officiation on the day
A certificate and copy of your script to keep

Prices From

From £450

Why choose Gillian for your wedding?

As a university lecturer by background with years of experience public speaking, I am highly skilled at holding space and engaging audiences and I get excited by every wedding and love story that I am fortunate to become part of.

I like to think that I bring a real sense of energy, professionalism and gravitas, to what is to be, a day that you will cherish for the rest of your lives. Allow me to write your personality, style and story into your ceremony in order that you and your family and friends have an an amazing, memorable and enjoyable ceremony.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Baby Naming, Adoption Ceremonies, New Families, Identity Ceremonies.

Baby Naming and Adoption Ceremonies are a beautiful and memorable way to celebrate the arrival of a child or welcome a new addition to the family through adoption, or in the blending or step families together.

Every ceremony is unique and tailored to your needs, created exactly as you would like it to be.

Identity Ceremonies are a great opportunity to formally announce to the world your new name and we are proudly LGBTQ inclusive.

A free zoom meeting to see if we are the right fit for you.
A planning meeting to hear about your ideas for your day
A professionally and individually crafted ceremony written for the day
Regular reviews and revisions
Suggestions of poems/readings/music
Ideas for ceremonial rituals you might like to add
Officiation on the Day
A printed Keepsake certificate

Prices From

From £250

Why choose Gillian for your naming ceremony?

Naming ceremonies are usually all about the fun and the family. Bringing together friends and important loved ones to celebrate life’s great occasions.
As a mum of three, not only do I love to honour these big moments, I also love to help arrange them.

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Wedding renewal of vows

Renewal of Vows

Many married couples wish to renew their vows to refresh and honour their ongoing commitment to each other. It can be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a special anniversary or a new beginning after difficulties.
Looking forward to the next chapter of your relationship with renewed hope, passion and enthusiasm, it can be a wonderful time to celebrate all that you have achieved together and make plans for the next stage of your lives.

A free no obligation chat via zoom to see if I feel like a good fit for you
A face to face consultation to learn about your love story and hear about your big plans
A bespoke script with multiple revisions until you are happy
Help with vow writing, readings, poem choices
Ongoing support and unlimited contact
Rehearsal ceremony
Officiation on the day
A certificate and copy of your script to keep

Prices From

From £350

Why choose Gillian for your renewal of vows?

As a university lecturer by background with years of experience public speaking, I am highly skilled at holding space and engaging audiences and I get excited by every wedding and love story that I am fortunate to become part of.

I like to think that I bring a real sense of energy, professionalism and gravitas, to what is to be, a day that you will cherish for the rest of your lives. Allow me to write your personality, style and story into your ceremony in order that you and your family and friends have an an amazing, memorable and enjoyable ceremony.

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Funerals

You may be looking for a funeral celebrant because you have recently lost a loved one or are planning for a funeral for yourself. You may be looking for a living funeral or to make it easier for your family.

I put my heart and soul into supporting my clients through what is a difficult and emotional time. There are many options open to you and I am available for cremations, burials, celebrations of life, memorials, scattering of ashes and living funerals.

Whatever ideas you may have, I will work with you to to create an emotional and personal fitting tribute. Each ceremony is personally crafted to celebrate your loved one in exactly the way you wish them to be remembered.

As your funeral celebrant from the moment you get in touch I am here to make your life easier. I will give you my time and energy to create a truly bespoke service. Whether you wish to hold a memorial after the cremation or burial, to have more time to say farewell with family and friends, a burial at sea, an ashes internment, there are many options which I can help you with.
After we meet I will go away and create a draft script for your approval and we can work together until you are happy. I can help you with ideas for readings, poems, and music if you wish.
As an Independent Celebrant the service can be non-religious or can incorporate elements of faith, spiritual belief or culture.

Prices From

£210

Why choose Gillian for your funeral?

Having worked as a nurse for nearly 30 years I am keenly attuned to the needs of people dealing with bereavement. I am a very caring and empathetic person.
Allow me to guide and support you with my passion, knowledge and experience and help you create a truly fitting funeral service.

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Reviews for Sussex Celebrants

Total Reviews: 1

Average Rating: 5

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Thank you for our perfect day!

5 Stars
Marta & Ash

Wedding | 01/08/2021 | Private Estate - West Sussex

We cannot say thank you enough for the most perfect wedding day! From start to finish the whole process was just so much fun. You genuinely gave the most beautiful ceremony and so many of my family remarked on how special it was. The ceremony was filled with so much love and joy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to my friends. The consummate professional. xx

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