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Hi, I'm Angela
Are you looking for a warm, caring & creative, family focused celebrant – to help you mark your special occasion? If so – I’m the one for you!
I’m a retired primary school deputy headteacher, who is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. I’m widely known as a ‘people person’ with a kind, nurturing approach to all.
Now that I’m a fully qualified independent celebrant, I feel that I have the most wonderful and joyful role… I get to create and deliver the most spectacular and personalised ceremonies to mark the milestones of life.
Whether you’re getting married, renewing your vows, or welcoming a baby / child to the family, it is your opportunity to mark this epic moment in time – so be sure to have it your unique way and not how everyone else expects it…
Let’s get together for a chat and together we’ll create a beautiful, bespoke ceremony that is perfect for your celebration.
What's my ceremony style?
Whether you’d like your celebration to be luxuriously lavish, simple and stylish or completely original – it’s up to you. What matters to you is what matters to me… Being a very flexible and understanding soul, I will support you to shine a light on the important things that you want to share in ceremony – which is your unique story. I’d be delighted to incorporate elements of faith (e.g. readings, special prayers, hymns) or none at all into our script. I can also show you a range of ‘symbolic’ rituals; or we can plan a more ‘traditional’ feel – the choice is yours…
My ethos is ‘Live for Today’ and I believe we should all get planning experiences that will bring us immense happiness. You can be confident that I will listen carefully – to ensure that your ceremony captures the essence of your love and is a unique and amazing experience for you, your friends and your family.
Weddings £675 Vow Renewal £675 Naming Days £450
Why choose Angela?
As a mother and grandmother, I’m a fun loving person, who is very family orientated. I know first-hand that life is short so we must celebrate the milestones of life in the best way possible…
I’m a professional but very friendly and down to earth woman- who has experienced many highs and lows of life’s journey and survived to tell the tale!
Throughout my personal life and teaching career, I’ve developed a strong sense of empathy and understanding of what makes people tick. Building upon this, my celebrant training with the ‘Academy of Modern Celebrancy’ has equipped me with a sound mastery of what is needed to create wonderful ceremonies.
Thankfully, I’m often told that I have a wicked sense of humour and very easy to get along with.
I’m passionate about my role in helping you to decide on ideas for your special occasion so that your ceremony is a true reflection of your style.
What do I offer?
Hello there! Do you want a ‘Wedding Ceremony’ that is unforgettable for all of the right reasons?
Then YOU are my ideal couple!
The wonderful thing is – it can be held in your favourite place, any time of the day or evening – which will set the scene to tell your uniquely magical story of love…
Together we will create your bespoke wedding ceremony, which will be made up of all the tears, the laughter and the epic life stories that you share. Your ceremony will reflect your unique love story and will be told in an authentic way.
I will take great care to design and deliver your celebrant ceremony for you alone – it will be as original as you are; as peaceful or flamboyant as you wish.
You may choose to incorporate meaningful ancient symbolic actions – such as ‘Tying the Knot’ or ‘Jumping the Broom’ to create that unforgettable and inspiring wedding day…
1st. Contact me to arrange an initial, free, meeting – ideally face-to-face or through Facetime / WhatsApp / Zoom.
2nd. If, after our meeting, you feel that I am the right celebrant for you, I would send you a booking form to complete along with details of the initial deposit required to secure your special date.
3rd. Next, we’d arrange to discuss further details such as – what style of ceremony you’re dreaming of, where and how you met, how your love story progressed and how you arrived at the point of wanting to get married! We’d chat about who’s who in your wedding party, the content that you’d like. I have lots of ideas to inspire you – so don’t worry about this.
4th. From here, I’d start to create your bespoke ceremony ‘script’ and you’ll receive as many draft copies as it takes until you’re happy with it.
Why choose Angela for your wedding?
You know that you are in safe hands!
Whether this is your first wedding, or second time around – you have found your ‘Anam Cara’ (‘Soul Mate’) and so you deserve a ceremony that reflects the deep love that you feel for each other.
As a mature lady, I’ve gained a wealth of real life experience, I have a great sense of humour and love of life.
You can be sure that I will actively listen to you – in order to establish exactly how you would like to personalise your ceremony; as I’m really passionate about making sure that you have the most wonderful experiences on your day. I have a wide knowledge of rituals and faith elements which you could include in your ceremony.
Whatever theme or vibe you choose for your wedding, I’d be delighted to dress accordingly for your occasion. There will be lots of love and laughter and maybe a few happy tears…
What is a Naming Ceremony? / Adoption Ceremony? Your naming ceremony can be traditional, contemporary, formal, informal, serious, fun or as quirky as you like! A ‘Naming Ceremony’ is a beautiful way to celebrate the birth of a new baby – if you have decided against a religious service. It is a unique celebration of family and life. The day can include whatever is significant to you as a family. It will include officially naming your baby or children and wonderful declarations of promises and commitments from significant members of your family and friends. An ‘Adoption or Welcoming Ceremony’ gives your family the wonderful opportunity to welcome an adopted child, or step-children into your family and wider community. Many symbolic elements can be chosen to symbolise the blending o Your hopes, thoughts and beliefs for the future – that you all have as one family moving forward are expressed. Lots of celebrations and joy surround both of these ceremonies.
First of all, you don’t need a licensed venue – as your bespoke ceremony can be held at any place that is special to you – be it outside in your chosen park, sporting venue, family garden, village hall, manor house, or at your favourite theatre, pub or restaurant.
The content is flexible and can include readings, poems and favourite music that means something special to you all.
It can take the form of – declarations of promises and commitments from chosen family members and friends. Symbolic unity candle or sand ceremonies are particularly wonderful, allowing the whole family to be involved.
Everyone can sing along to your preferred songs or listen to classical music – whatever you choose. Traditional or meaningful poems can be read, and your ‘new family’ stories can be told.
All of this will ensure a ceremony, which is as unique as your family deserve.
Why choose Angela for your naming ceremony?
As a grandmother to five, I’m very much a ‘Family’ person, who knows how to communicate well with others. I know that being a parent can be tricky at times but I have a calm and reassuring approach to everyone – whatever their background or age.
Whether this is your first, second or third time as a parent – together we can create a wonderful ceremony that reflects how blessed you are to have this special child.
I know that I have the essential skills to be your perfect celebrant. I am a creative person so I can come up with lots of ideas to involve members of your family and ‘Guide parents’.
I adore working with children and have lots of experience of supporting those with special educational needs. I can confidently speak in public and deliver your ceremony in a relaxed and friendly way so that everyone is at ease with what is going on..
Renewal of Vows
Whether it’s been four, five or fifty years since your original wedding- you’re still in love and deserve a ceremony that reflects how blessed you are to have each other.
Your chance to say, “I do…” Again!
A vow renewal ceremony is a lovely way to celebrate and reaffirm your love and commitment to one another in front of the important people in your life.
You are not limited by regulations or law when it comes to the content of your vow renewal ceremony and many couples like to involve family members – children, grandchildren, even pets! So, you can get creative and decide on something completely different from your wedding day, or keep it traditional… it’s up to you.
You can have input to your ceremony script or you can give me complete creative freedom to write your ceremony for you. You then have the option to make amendments to your script before the day.
Four simple steps:
1st. We chat on the phone or video call to discuss what you are looking for from your vow renewal ceremony and so that I can answer any questions you may have.
2nd. If, after our chat, you feel that I am the right celebrant for you, I would send you a booking form to complete along with details of the initial deposit required to secure your special date.
3rd. I research, develop and write your ceremony script.
This is the creative part. I take all the information you have given me and weave it into a bespoke ceremony script for you that brings your story to life and makes it sparkle!
4th. Finally, I will conduct your personalised vow renewal service.
You will fall in love all over again! This will be a day to remember, memories to cherish and guests who will be completely wowed!
Why choose Angela for your renewal of vows?
I’m a ‘Family Celebrant’ – a compassionate person, who knows what makes people tick. I have a calm and reassuring approach to people of all backgrounds and ages. However long it’s been since you first made your vows to each other and whatever life has thrown your way – you’re still in love and want to express this to those who matter. I am a strongly empathic Celebrant and therefore I’m able to actively listen to you – in order to understand exactly what you would like in your ceremony. Being a mature lady, with a wealth of real life experience, I have a great sense of fun and a love of special occasions. I am very determined to give you the most delightful of celebrations on your special day.
It would be my great honour to share the life experiences you have had and tell of your love in the past, present and future….
Unfortunately Angela Davidson Celebrant is not available for Funerals.
Reviews for Angela Davidson Celebrant
Total Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 5
A Beautiful Day
A remarkable talent.
Angela could not have been more attentive to our needs and made every effort to make our day entirely our own.
Her ceremony was noteworthy for its warmth, inclusivity and attention to detail.
A WONDERFUL PERSON
I would highly recommend Angela to anyone – for whatever type of ceremony you are planning. Although she is not trained as a funeral celebrant, she certainly has a wonderful way with words – as she kindly wrote the perfect eulogy for our father’s funeral.
Angela sat with us and listened intently to our reminiscing about Dad’s life and she captured the essence of the man he was, in the most beautiful and thoughtful way. We had lots of comments after his funeral to say that the words had struck a cord with lots of people and made them smile. It was perfect.
Angela is a real ‘people person’ – who has a warm and friendly nature with people of all ages. She works hard and has determined attitude to everything she takes on.
Without doubt, Angela has the ability to make any type of ceremony personalised and full of joy.
Who Angela is
I have known Angela for 32 years, she is a very good listener, sensitive and understanding and has supported me throughout that time.These qualities will assist her in her job as a celebrant to provide a service which reflects the wishes of any couple to make their occasions bespoke to them. She is a determined person and has great people and organisational skills to make sure your event runs as planned and her calm manner is professional but personal.