Social distancing restrictions and travel embargoes from the Covid-19 pandemic threatening to derail your wedding plans? How about an online ceremony where you can have as many guests as you want, from anywhere in the world, using the ever-increasing number of online meeting platforms. You can even have it on your original date. Please get in touch to discuss your options for saving the day and saving the date!
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Hello, I'm Catherine Kentridge, an independent professional celebrant. I create and conduct beautiful, elegant and fully customised wedding, vow renewal and civil partnership ceremonies, together with baby naming & family ceremonies, and memorial or celebration of life ceremonies, across the UK.
You can have your ceremony with me any time, any place, any where. Your ceremony can be based on a religious, non-religious, interfaith, spiritual or civil basis, containing the traditions, rituals, and customs you choose.
I speak French and Italian, besides English, and can create completely bilingual ceremonies in those languages. You can have any language you wish included in your ceremony (as long as they are transliterated and I get some help with pronunciation, if needed!). Some other languages that I've been asked to say a few words in are Spanish, German, Czech, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Portuguese, and Afrikaans, and I'm expanding my languages all the time..
Whether you choose a simple or elaborate ceremony, to celebrate happy new beginnings or the life of a loved one who has passed, I'll work with you to create a beautiful, elegant ceremony that is full of feeling and warmth, something extremely personal to you and a memory to treasure for always.
For weddings, I've become one of the go-to celebrants for ceremonies that combine different personal beliefs, cultures, and traditions. I love to weave these different elements together into a harmonious and profoundly meaningful ceremony.
For funerals and memorial services, I spend time with you, your family and close friends, talking with them, and listening to stories about the deceased and learning about your loved one.
These conversations and the insights they give, provide much of the material for creating a meaningful, personal and respectful service which will be centred on their life. The funeral or celebration of life service, will honour the memory, give thanks for, and most importantly, give a true reflection of, your loved one’s life.
The ceremony can be traditional or contemporary, formal or relaxed, semi-religious or non-religious, to reflect your wishes and the wishes of the deceased.
For Baby Namings, on request, you can have special rituals, and a story about how the baby came to have his or her particular names.
Why Choose Catherine
I have a deep respect for and openness to different personal beliefs, cultures, and traditions and love to find creative ways to weave these different elements together into a harmonious and profoundly meaningful ceremony.
As a trained soprano, a professional storyteller and writer, and an experienced actor, I'm able to use these skills to help put people at their ease (so I’m told…) and lead a unique ceremony that will be a lifetime memory for you.
Your wedding ceremony will be in the words and language(s) of your choice.
You'll get advise and support all the way, drawing on my extensive knowledge of these special ceremonies to make your wedding ceremony amazing.