I travel Nationally and Internationally
My strengths are storytelling, creativity and theatricality. Whether you want flamboyance or subtlety, drama or intimacy, work with me and your ceremony will be inclusive, warm and very entertaining - for both you and your guests.
I'm a member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants and a trainer for Independent Celebrant Retreats
English, rusty Spanish
Are you getting anxious about your wedding speech? Would you like a one-to-one coaching session to help you tweak your wedding speech and get delivery feedback/public speaking tips? As an award-winning celebrant, a former Sony-Awarding winning BBC producer and an experienced coach/private tutor, I would love to help you. I know you can do it; we just need to make sure YOU know that too! If you, or a member of your family/bridal party is worried about their speech, I would be delighted to help and will provide a free, one-hour video call/telephone/face-to-face coaching session as well as feedback on their script. You qualify for this offer if you book your wedding/vow renewal ceremony with me, via the Celebrant Directory, quoting the offer code: FREECOACHING.
The Fairfield Social Club, Manchester | January 2020
I am only just back on my phone after the most amazing few days and the first thing I wanted to do was thank you for being SO SO amazing at our wedding. You really made the ceremony so so special and we can't thank you enough, we felt like the most important people in the world thanks to you and how you told our story. I honestly think every single guest raved about the ceremony and commented on how great you were. Thanks again! ... The book is BEAUTIFUL and the cover is exactly what we'd pick ourselves!
- From Lauren
I can't begin to tell you how many people have complimented you on how amazing you were yesterday and just how perfect your whole ceremony was! It was absolutely amazing and really set the tone for the whole day, thank you so so much for all your hard work, I can't tell you how much it means to us! You are totally brill at what you do and it really is hugely appreciated.
Thanks again and all the best, John
Ahh! John and Lauren, it was an absolute joy to work with the two of you from start to finish. From our first conversation when you told me about your first meeting, I couldn't wait to start writing it down and turning it into the fabulous love story it truly is! It was an honour to be part of your super cool, chilled and totally lovely wedding and I wish you the happiest possible future together in your marriage! Xxx
St Edward's Street Unitarian Chapel, Macclesfield | January 2020
I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Sophie, Angeli and myself for the beautiful service you created for us and Lakshmi yesterday. So many people came up to us to genuinely say how lovely it was. I’m so very grateful for all you've done to help us at this awful time. Many, many thanks.
Thank you so much, Saroj, for your kind words. It was a very special service that I will not forget. There was so much love in that chapel for your sister and it was a real honour for me to work on a memorial ceremony for such a beautiful soul. With love, Charlotte
Soughton Hall | November 2019
Charlotte truly made our wedding day magical.
From our first meeting, we knew she was the person to translate our vision of an outdoor autumn ceremony into a reality. We instantly felt comfortable with her (she is lovely), and at total ease talking to her about what we wanted, and about us as a couple - our hopes for our future lives together!
She is a true professional, and although she must've had a lot on, we always felt like us and our wedding were her priority. She not only created and presented the most amazing ceremony, but also guided us towards deciding what the right ceremony for us was (hand fasting included!). She was full of ideas and suggestions, and totally amenable to our ideas, moulding them with her own for the best outcome.
So many of our guests found the ceremony the highlight of the day. None had experienced a humanist ceremony previously, and I think it speaks volumes that 'wasn't that ceremony amazing' was the common statement through the day!
We wouldn't have altered it, or Charlotte, in any way if we did it all again. So - thank you!
Ahh! Thank you so much Harriet and Ed! I’m so, so happy that your ceremony was everything you wanted it to be - the two of you had amazing ideas and were just lovely to work with!
Kilnsey Park, Skipton | September 2019
On the 14th September 2019 Jake and I got married at Kilnsey Park Estate in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and we were lucky enough to have Charlotte as our wonderful celebrant. She wrote a ceremony script that captured our personalities, the journey of our relationship, our beliefs and values and she even created a beautifully bound booklet of the ceremony with our very own emblem. The space and ambience that Charlotte created for our spiritual and outdoor ceremony was sacred to us and everybody loved it. Thank you so much Charlotte. Love Anna and Jake xx
Thank you so much Jake and Anna. Your wedding was truly beautiful and I will never forget it. I wish you love and blessings for your married life together! Xxx
Llangollen | August 2019
Charlotte wrote a beautiful ceremony for my husband & I. As complete non-romantics with an ordinary 'back story', Charlotte had her work cut out for her. She took time to understand us & delivered a humorous yet warm ceremony that we, our friends & our family greatly enjoyed. Charlotte is professional & a great storyteller & we would not hesitate in recommending her for any ceremony.
Thank you so much, Steph and Andy - it was an absolute delight to work on your wedding and be part of such a beautiful day. Xxx
Private garden, Eardisley, Herefordshire | August 2019
I recently attended a wedding anniversary celebration for which Charlotte devised a simple but beautifully-crafted ceremony. She had carefully researched all sorts of stories and anecdotes from the happy couple's life together, to produce a wonderfully humorous and moving event. I would thoroughly recommend her.
Thank you so, so much for your kind comments, Miranda. It was a real pleasure to see you and Mark again after so many years and your music made a wonderful contribution to the event. Xx
Lester Meadows | June 2019
Charlotte is just the most amazing woman!! She conducted our wedding ceremony & right from our first contact she put us completely at ease, even my wedding-phobic husband! She was full of warmth, humour & completely understood our vibe.
Our ceremony was totally personal & everyone has commented about how brilliant she was. There were plenty of laughs & I think a few teary eyes too... Can't thank her enough for all her help before & during the ceremony. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Charlotte, she's an absolute pleasure. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jen. It was so much fun working on your wedding. I loved your whole approach to the day - it was all so chilled and personal and focussed on your guests. Your unity cocktail was awesome, as was - of course - Jan's horsebox bar. I wish you both so much love and happiness and good luck for your future together - and the wildest of adventures too! Xxx
The Wellbeing Farm, Bolton | July 2019
Charlotte! You were and are amazing! You blew us and everyone else away with how you planned and conducted the ceremony!
We can't stop talking about it and also our experience with you! You made the entire thing personal, romantic and just all over wonderful! People were commenting on how fantastic you and the ceremony were all night! A lot of the feedback was basically 'it was the most romantic, heartfelt ceremony we've seen! And just you and Shaun to a T'
I'm paraphrasing but something like that! Not far off really.
So again, thank you!!!!!
On top of being fantastic on the day, our all round experience with you was above and beyond.
You made us feel at ease and were able to cope and adapt to our personalities to help us come up with fantastic ideas for our crazy, feminist and unique ceremony. You made us feel calm in an incredibly stressful time and we cannot thank you or recommend you enough.
You are damn good at your job and other couples would be insanely lucky to have you shape their day!
And the two of you were amazing too! You gave me the loveliest stories to work with and you were so honest and open with me - credit for your beautiful ceremony goes to the two of you and your gorgeous relationship. Thank you so much for the review though - it does make me very happy to know the ceremony hit the spot for you. Sending you both so much love. Xxx
Belle Époque, Knutsford | March 2019
We booked Charlotte for our wedding ceremony and she massively exceeded expectations.
We live in Bangkok and were organising a wedding in the UK which isn’t the easiest thing to do. I’d randomly contacted a few celebrants on the web and Charlotte got immediately in touch via a text and we had a call the same night. She’s very down to earth and easy to talk to, after realising our ‘remote’ location issue she came up with a great solution and spent hours on 3 separate FaceTime sessions discussing the wedding and interviewing us. She then wrote the most incredible personal wedding story and vows and we did a couple of reviews before finalising, she also help us work out the right role for other family members throughout the day.
On top of this she personally called my mum to support her, and went to the venue together to do a reccy as we were not in the country.
Almost everyone who attended has commented about how amazing they thought Charlotte was, and my Grandmother has already decided she will be doing her funeral!
Thank you so much for your lovely review, David. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Aum from start to finish and fabulous to meet your lovely friends and family too. I wish you both so much love and happiness for your married life together! Charlotte xx
The Belle Epoque, Knutsford | March 2019
Charlotte thank you so very much for being such a kind and caring lady and a wonderful celebrant, you got the perfect balance of both serious and amusing. My son and his lovely new wife were thrilled, all our family and friends enjoyed the ceremony and thought you were brilliant. You definitely deserve to be the busiest celebrant in the area because no one would be disappointed. xx
Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. It was such a lovely day and a fabulous warm and responsive crowd of people to talk to! I'm so pleased you were all happy with the ceremony. Xx
Stockport crematorium | March 2019
Charlotte conducted the funeral for my brother and the service she provided for the family was excellent. Charlotte spent several hours with the family, patiently listening to our stories, from which she wrote an accurate and moving eulogy which exactly met our requirements and hit just the right note. It was an extremely difficult time and Charlotte eased us through the process and made the funeral more bearable. I would not hesitate to recommend Charlotte.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Fiona. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your family and to hear all about your brother's wonderful life. I'm so glad you were happy with the results. Sending you all the warmest of wishes. Charlotte x
Macclesfield Cremotorium | December 2018
Before the passing of my dad, i never imagined ever having to arrange a funeral for a family member. Charlotte was recommended by our funeral director and i'm so glad she directed the service. Her calming and extremely professional approach made our family feel at ease and she really managed to capture my dads life and personality so well. I would absolutely recommend her and i am so thankful for all her help at such a hard time.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Lauren, especially at this difficult time. You and your family did a wonderful job of communicating to me what your dad was like and it was a real honour to be able to lead a service for him. Wishing you and your family a peaceful Christmas and a happier 2019. Xx
Macclesfield Crematorium | December 2018
Charlotte was introduced to us through our funeral director. For somebody you've never met before to have to become such an important role in the funeral for a loved one must be extremely daunting, but Charlotte was so professional, kind and caring. She came to meet us instead of us having to go to her, she sat with us and asked some wonderful questions for us to answer which allowed her to build a very personal and touching tribute to my Dad on the day. She only had a week to prepare but you would have thought she'd had prepared a month in advance. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better celebrant to lead the funeral for my Dad.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Marcus. It can be daunting to step into a family's lives at such an emotional time but you and your family made my job so much easier because you were so open and communicative. Somehow you all very quickly made me understand what was so special about your dad and it was truly an honour to conduct a funeral for such a well-loved man. Wishing all of you a calm and peaceful Christmas and a happier 2019.
Heaton House Farm | November 2018
Charlotte was invaluable in pulling together the service for my late partner's Celebration of Life. She listened to our memories about her, asked questions to draw out personal anecdotes which made the service so much more than an overview of her life. My partner’s personality shone through, from the love we had shared, the care my partner gave to her family & friends and the lighter elements in her life. The overall sense of loss we all felt during the service was countered with the laughter and fun we had shared.
Numerous people have spoken to me in the days following the celebration service, praising Charlotte for the compassion in the words she had written, which hit the right tone for the delivery of what was a beautiful eulogy. Charlotte ensured the whole event went seamlessly, checking every detail with me to make sure it was correct and what I wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for her. I will be eternally grateful to Charlotte for her support during a very sad and heart-wrenching time. It made the whole process easier to bear.
Wendy, it was a pleasure and an honour to be a part of the beautiful celebration ceremony we created for your beloved Maria. I came away genuinely overwhelmed by the impact she'd had on so many lives; on the tangible love that filled the room. I loved working on this celebration of life, because you were so open-minded and creative in how you wanted to do it. You brought together a big group of people to create something incredibly special - at such a difficult time - and I thank you most sincerely for your kind words about my part in it. Xx
Macclesfield | October 2018
Charlotte acted as celebrant at my Mother’s funeral last week. The care, time and attention that she devoted to crafting the eulogy and her sincere, caring and empathetic delivery really helped us through this sad time. Charlotte struck a perfect balance between a sad farewell and a genuine and loving celebration of a life well lived.
Thank you so much Charlotte for all your help and support at this difficult time.
Macclesfield Crematorium | October 2018
Thank you, Charlotte, for all of the genuine care and attention that you put into the recent memorial service for our mother. It was lovely to talk with you, and to share many of our most precious memories. We felt that you listened both attentively and sympathetically, and went on to create a touching as well as accurate tribute, that you read out so beautifully on the day – with expert input and a light touch. Truly, you helped make it much more of than a mournful occasion; instead, a celebration of life.
Macclesfield Crematorium | September 2018
Charlotte was the celebrant at my dads funeral she did a wonderful job of making the whole service special and everything we wanted to say was included in the eulogy in the way we wanted she did a fantastic job xxx
Thank you so much, Lorna, for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to find out all about your lovely dad and to work with the three of you to create a really special send off for him. Xxx
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The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. It's the promises you make - whether they're in front of a hundred witnesses or just the one person they're meant for - that make a wedding more than just a party.
If you work with a skilled and creative celebrant, you can plan a ceremony that sets the tone for your whole wedding day. Bring your guests with you on a personal journey - whether it’s giggly and lighthearted or emotional and spellbinding - and all of those wedding planning tensions and stresses will just melt away.
You’ll feel more comfortable and relaxed than you could have imagined was possible and your guests (even the ones who you’re starting to wish you’d never invited) will be so caught up in it all that they’ll spend the rest of the day supercharged by the power of love!
If you give me the privilege of telling your story, I’ll put everything I’ve got into getting it just right. For all my ceremonies, my fee includes as many re-writes as it takes - I won’t stop working on your ceremony script until I know that you really love it.
If you’re on this page because you have a funeral or a memorial service to plan, I’m so sorry for the pain you must be in. I’d love to help you if I possibly can. Please contact me and we can talk. I’m always happy to try to help bereaved families find truly personal funeral ideas - with no obligation to book my services. I can also help you to plan your own funeral or to arrange ‘living funeral’ ceremonies, natural funerals or anything you’ve been thinking of that’s a bit different.
I’m truly passionate about the art of ceremony - of finding new, meaningful and heartfelt ways to celebrate the moments in our lives that matter the most. Even if there isn’t a name for the ceremony you have in mind, get in touch and we’ll find one!
My business values are a really important to me; from working hard to reduce my carbon footprint to ensuring my ceremonies are welcoming and accessible to all, to being a founder-member of LGBTQ Equality Weddings - an organisation that helps wedding suppliers to work together to make the wedding industry more inclusive, representative and diverse. Above all, my work is about people - using my creativity to bring pleasure to other people and help them express the biggest and most powerful feelings in their lives. If you'd like me to work with you on your ceremony, it really would be a joy and an honour for me.