Carole Pluckrose

Carole Pluckrose

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I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Alternative and creative ceremonies, from formal to informal and quirky venues.

Affiliations

Civil Ceremonies Ltd, Good Funeral Guild. Association of Independent Celebrants.

Languages

English and French

Hi, I'm Carole

I am a qualified Civil Celebrant offering couple, family and celebration of life ceremonies.The beauty of having a celebrant led ceremony is that you can decide exactly where and when you would like to hold your ceremony. For weddings and civil partnerships, once you have the legal registration in place you have tremendous scope to realise your vision for your ceremony. You can book the venue of your dreams. As your celebrant, I will work closely with you to create something unique for your special day. My background in the theatre as a writer and director are skills that I will bring to you in writing a script and creating your ceremony with you. I enjoy collaborating with you to come up with some great ideas for your ceremony. I am always pleased to meet you for a no-obligation chat and this will give you an idea of how I work.

What's my ceremony style?

My ceremonies are developed and designed to reflect you and those special people you want to involve. With a background in theatre, I love a good story and I am experienced in creating ceremonies with clear structure and with plenty of scope to capture the essence of you and your story. My approach is well suited to creative and free spirits and I am happy to conduct ceremonies in formal or informal settings. I am as comfortable in a Manor House as I am in a field!

Prices From

£350

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Why choose Carole?

I love working with couples and families and like to make the process of creating a ceremony a team effort and a lot of fun, whist always keeping a sharp focus on the accuracy and detail. Authenticity is at the heart of how I like to work. I am an experienced and safe pair of hands with a creative approach to ceremony making. I love recreating old rituals weaving in elements from traditional, religious and cultural influences that you might wish to include. Most of all I will make you feel secure in the knowledge that this important part of your special day is in my safe keeping.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I am a qualified Civil Celebrant, specialising in couples and families celebration ceremonies.(Diploma in Naming and Couples). The beauty of having a celebrant led ceremony is that you can decide exactly where and when you would like to hold your ceremony. For weddings and civil partnerships, once you have the legal registration in place you have tremendous scope to realise your vision for your ceremony. You can book the venue of your dreams!

As your celebrant, I will work closely with you to create something unique for your special day. My background in the theatre as a writer and director are skills that I will bring to you in writing a script and creating your ceremony with you. I enjoy collaborating with you to come up with some great ideas for your ceremony. I am always pleased to meet you for a no-obligation chat and this will give you an idea of how I work. Choosing the right celebrant is so important and you need to feel fully comfortable with who you choose.

When it comes to ceremony design and content the world’s your oyster! Once you have decided you would like to go ahead with me, we will become a team for the duration of our time working together. I will get to know you and your story and the people and things that are most important to you. This is a very special occasion that you want to mark with those people around you who you love.

If you are struggling to work your way through the vast array of music, readings, symbolic actions or rituals, I will be there to help guide you through it. I will suggest ideas to you, based on what you tell me about you would like. If you want to write your own vows, promises I will be there to support you.

Once I have gathered all the elements and people that you would like to include in your ceremony I will write you a draft script well in advance of your ceremony so we get it just right for you!.

NB COVID-19 Ceremonies: I am very happy to be your celebrant for hybrid and Zoom based celebrations – just send me a message!

Why choose Carole for your wedding?

I love working with couples and families and like to make the process of creating a ceremony a team effort and a lot of fun, whist always keeping a sharp focus on the accuracy and detail. Authenticity is at the heart of how I like to work. I am an experienced and safe pair of hands with a creative approach to ceremony making. I love recreating old rituals weaving in elements from traditional, religious and cultural influences that you might wish to include. Most of all I will make you feel secure in the knowledge that this important part of your special day is in my safe keeping.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

I am a qualified Civil Celebrant, specialising in couples and families celebration ceremonies.(Diploma in Naming and Couples). The beauty of having a celebrant led ceremony is that you can decide exactly where and when you would like to hold your ceremony. For weddings and civil partnerships, once you have the legal registration in place you have tremendous scope to realise your vision for your ceremony. You can book the venue of your dreams!

As your celebrant, I will work closely with you to create something unique for your special day. My background in the theatre as a writer and director are skills that I will bring to you in writing a script and creating your ceremony with you. I enjoy collaborating with you to come up with some great ideas for your ceremony. I am always pleased to meet you for a no-obligation chat and this will give you an idea of how I work. Choosing the right celebrant is so important and you need to feel fully comfortable with who you choose.

When it comes to ceremony design and content the world’s your oyster! Once you have decided you would like to go ahead with me, we will become a team for the duration of our time working together. I will get to know you and your story and the people and things that are most important to you. This is a very special occasion that you want to mark with those people around you who you love.

If you are struggling to work your way through the vast array of music, readings, symbolic actions or rituals, I will be there to help guide you through it. I will suggest ideas to you, based on what you tell me about you would like. If you want to write your own vows, promises I will be there to support you.

Once I have gathered all the elements and people that you would like to include in your ceremony I will write you a draft script well in advance of your ceremony so we get it just right for you!.

NB COVID-19 Ceremonies: I am very happy to be your celebrant for hybrid and Zoom based celebrations – just send me a message!

Why choose Carole for your naming ceremony?

I love working with couples and families and like to make the process of creating a ceremony a team effort and a lot of fun, whist always keeping a sharp focus on the accuracy and detail. Authenticity is at the heart of how I like to work. I am an experienced and safe pair of hands with a creative approach to ceremony making. I love recreating old rituals weaving in elements from traditional, religious and cultural influences that you might wish to include. Most of all I will make you feel secure in the knowledge that this important part of your special day is in my safe keeping.

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Renewal of Vows

I am a qualified Civil Celebrant, specialising in couples and families celebration ceremonies.(Diploma in Naming and Couples). The beauty of having a celebrant led ceremony is that you can decide exactly where and when you would like to hold your ceremony. For weddings and civil partnerships, once you have the legal registration in place you have tremendous scope to realise your vision for your ceremony. You can book the venue of your dreams!

As your celebrant, I will work closely with you to create something unique for your special day. My background in the theatre as a writer and director are skills that I will bring to you in writing a script and creating your ceremony with you. I enjoy collaborating with you to come up with some great ideas for your ceremony. I am always pleased to meet you for a no-obligation chat and this will give you an idea of how I work. Choosing the right celebrant is so important and you need to feel fully comfortable with who you choose.

When it comes to ceremony design and content the world’s your oyster! Once you have decided you would like to go ahead with me, we will become a team for the duration of our time working together. I will get to know you and your story and the people and things that are most important to you. This is a very special occasion that you want to mark with those people around you who you love.

If you are struggling to work your way through the vast array of music, readings, symbolic actions or rituals, I will be there to help guide you through it. I will suggest ideas to you, based on what you tell me about you would like. If you want to write your own vows, promises I will be there to support you.

Once I have gathered all the elements and people that you would like to include in your ceremony I will write you a draft script well in advance of your ceremony so we get it just right for you!.

NB COVID-19 Ceremonies: I am very happy to be your celebrant for hybrid and Zoom based celebrations – just send me a message!

Why choose Carole for your renewal of vows?

I love working with couples and families and like to make the process of creating a ceremony a team effort and a lot of fun, whist always keeping a sharp focus on the accuracy and detail. Authenticity is at the heart of how I like to work. I am an experienced and safe pair of hands with a creative approach to ceremony making. I love recreating old rituals weaving in elements from traditional, religious and cultural influences that you might wish to include. Most of all I will make you feel secure in the knowledge that this important part of your special day is in my safe keeping.

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Funerals

As a funeral celebrant my job is to work closely with a grieving family to understand as much as possible about the life of your loved person. I craft a ceremony that is a celebration of life, reflects their unique qualities, and tells their story with authenticity and respect. I talk through what you as a family can expect and am available throughout the process to answer questions and liaise with your Funeral Director.

Every funeral is different. Some people have a very clear idea of the type of celebration of life they would like, sometimes informed by the wishes of their loved one. I support the family and friends in choosing readings. I find that most families have a good idea of the music they would like.

On the day of the funeral, I will be there to conduct your ceremony with care and love and to hold the space for you.

I meet with the family and friends either in person when permitted during the pandemic or via Zoom. I listen attentively to the wishes of the family and write a draft script that reflects these. I am available and in touch throughout the lead up to the funeral.

I offer memorial ceremonies to take place at a later date following the funeral.

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Why choose Carole for your funeral?

Every funeral is a unique and special reflection and celebration of life for the loved person. This is a precious and sacred ceremony and family and friends should be comforted and feel that it is a respectful and fitting farewell.

Accuracy is very important and I ensure that I write a ceremony which captures the idiosyncrasies of the person and recalls favourite sayings and stories. I support the members of the family and friends who wish to take an active part. As a professional writer I craft the tribute that is full of love, and includes the elements that have real meaning for you.

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Reviews for Carole Pluckrose

Total Reviews: 5

Average Rating: 5

reviews (5)

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Marriage Unity Ceremony

5 Stars
Juliette Sharpe

Wedding | 07/09/2021 | Milling Barn, Throcking

My husband and I officially got married in October 2020, during a church ceremony, with only 15 of our nearest and dearest in attendance due to the COVID restrictions in place at the time. However, we never lost hope of being able to celebrate our marriage with all of our loved ones present, once circumstances allowed.
Carole officiated the ceremony which kick-started our “Wedding Day – Part Two” and it could not have been more perfect. In the months leading up to the big day, Carole spent time with both of us, getting to know our story which allowed her to deliver a truly personal and considered introduction, that perfectly set the tone for the day. The ceremony also included a renewal of our promises to each other but at the heart of it all was our Unity Ceremony which we chose to symbolise with the planting of a tree and to have been able to include our respective parents at this stage of the proceedings made it all the more special.
All our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was and how they had never experienced anything quite like it. We cannot thank Carole enough for guiding us, supporting us and helping us create such a wonderful memory that we will cherish always. Merci Carole!

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Unity ceremony

5 Stars
SABINE CRASTON

Wedding | 09/07/2021 | The Milling Barn, Hertfordshire

Carole had an unusual brief: invent a ceremony for a young couple who were formally married 9 months previously. She suggested a unity ceremony which captured to perfection our desire to give this belated wedding reception a spiritual dimension. Carole took great care to interview the bride and groom at length before producing an extremely personalised, heartfelt opening speech, followed by a joyful, moving ceremony. Our guests were delighted with this new experience which kick started a wonderful occasion. THANK YOU Carole!

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Our ceremony

5 Stars
Jane Makerron

Wedding | 03/13/2020 | Althorpe

Carole is someone who radiates joy and happiness! Her ceremonies all have a unique warmth.  If you are lucky enough to book her for your special day, she will guide you, advise you and ensure you and your guests have a day to remember forever. Jane Mackerron

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