Charlotte Simpson Ceremonies

Charlotte Simpson

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

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.

Affiliations

I'm a member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants and a trainer for Independent Celebrant Retreats

Languages

English, rusty Spanish

Hi, I'm Charlotte

Hello! I’m Charlotte. I’m so glad you’ve found my page and I would love to work with you to create a really lovely and personal ceremony. 99% of my work as a celebrant is helping people show each other how much a particular person means to them. Whether I’m working on a wedding, a baby naming ceremony, a vow-renewal or a funeral, it’s my job to help you to say what needs saying; to show what this moment means to you; to tell – one way or another – a love story. Your love story.

Whether you want your spine tingled and your tears jerked (that sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it…? I didn’t mean it to.) or something quirky and irreverent that doesn’t take itself too seriously, your ceremony will be the perfect fit – just for you.

Now, although what I write for you will be all about your tastes and your ideas, of course you want to know a bit about me to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you.

Here’s my bio in a nutshell: I studied English at Cambridge – loved the course, spent loads of time writing and directing plays, sometimes slept when I shouldn’t have, often felt like a fish out of water.

Afterwards I taught street children in Ecuador and young offenders in Holloway Prison before settling down for a career as a BBC Radio Four producer.

I’ve always written – from plays and stories to poems and picture books – but the BBC gave me colleagues, fantastic experiences and a steady income!

After a career break to have my daughters, I somehow knew I’d be selling myself short if I went back to the BBC – just to do more of the same. I’d made some very interesting programmes but, as a celebrant, I make things that are beautiful.

I live in the cute little town of Bollington, in Cheshire, with my soulmate, David, our two daughters, Allegra and Stella, three cats, two gerbils, two rescued rabbits and countless unfortunate invertebrates that my children imprison in glass jars until we discover and release them…

What's my ceremony style?

A ceremony I create for you will be in your style, not mine. I’ll spend time getting to know you so I can be sure you’ll love what I write for you. The more you can tell me about how you spend your time, what makes you smile and what drives you up the wall, the easier you make my job.

There’s no limit to the type of ceremony we can create together. As a former journalist, I’ll immerse myself in a subject until I’m (temporarily) an expert. I may never have seen Star Wars, but if you want a Star Wars baby naming ceremony, I’ll watch the lot and then give it to you with bells on. I’ll even dress as an Ewok if you want me to…

You’ll get a bit of a sense of my own style from my Instagram page. I love romance and soppiness but I also enjoy dry humour and a touch of high drama. I particularly love nature and animals so I’d be delighted to bless your llama sanctuary or ceremonially name your kittens. I’m also a sucker for a wild bohemian outdoor wedding in a forest or halfway up a mountain…

But, deep down, this is all about the people, the emotions and the words that are spoken so, whatever style of ceremony you’re after, if you like the look of me, the chances are I’ll really like you and that’s pretty much all we need to make the magic happen!

I can bring a light touch of spirituality or religious traditions to your ceremony but there is such beauty in the human love that almost all celebrant-led ceremonies are about, one way or another, that we can create something sublime from the here-and-now.

Prices From

£230 (funerals), £350 (namings), £675 (weddings)

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Free speech writing support to you or a member of your bridal party

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.

Coaching package worth £150

Why choose Charlotte?

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.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

Hello! I’m Charlotte. I’m so glad you’ve found my page and I would love to work with you to create a really lovely and personal ceremony. 99% of my work as a celebrant is helping people show each other how much a particular person means to them. Whether I’m working on a wedding, a baby naming ceremony, a vow-renewal or a funeral, it’s my job to help you to say what needs saying; to show what this moment means to you; to tell – one way or another – a love story. Your love story.

Whether you want your spine tingled and your tears jerked (that sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it…? I didn’t mean it to.) or something quirky and irreverent that doesn’t take itself too seriously, your ceremony will be the perfect fit – just for you.

Now, although what I write for you will be all about your tastes and your ideas, of course you want to know a bit about me to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you.

Here’s my bio in a nutshell: I studied English at Cambridge – loved the course, spent loads of time writing and directing plays, sometimes slept when I shouldn’t have, often felt like a fish out of water.

Afterwards I taught street children in Ecuador and young offenders in Holloway Prison before settling down for a career as a BBC Radio Four producer.

I’ve always written – from plays and stories to poems and picture books – but the BBC gave me colleagues, fantastic experiences and a steady income!

After a career break to have my daughters, I somehow knew I’d be selling myself short if I went back to the BBC – just to do more of the same. I’d made some very interesting programmes but, as a celebrant, I make things that are beautiful.

I live in the cute little town of Bollington, in Cheshire, with my soulmate, David, our two daughters, Allegra and Stella, three cats, two gerbils, two rescued rabbits and countless unfortunate invertebrates that my children imprison in glass jars until we discover and release them…

Prices From

£230 (funerals), £350 (namings), £600 (weddings)

Why choose Charlotte for your wedding?

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.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Hello! I’m Charlotte. I’m so glad you’ve found my page and I would love to work with you to create a really lovely and personal ceremony. 99% of my work as a celebrant is helping people show each other how much a particular person means to them. Whether I’m working on a wedding, a baby naming ceremony, a vow-renewal or a funeral, it’s my job to help you to say what needs saying; to show what this moment means to you; to tell – one way or another – a love story. Your love story.

Whether you want your spine tingled and your tears jerked (that sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it…? I didn’t mean it to.) or something quirky and irreverent that doesn’t take itself too seriously, your ceremony will be the perfect fit – just for you.

Now, although what I write for you will be all about your tastes and your ideas, of course you want to know a bit about me to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you.

Here’s my bio in a nutshell: I studied English at Cambridge – loved the course, spent loads of time writing and directing plays, sometimes slept when I shouldn’t have, often felt like a fish out of water.

Afterwards I taught street children in Ecuador and young offenders in Holloway Prison before settling down for a career as a BBC Radio Four producer.

I’ve always written – from plays and stories to poems and picture books – but the BBC gave me colleagues, fantastic experiences and a steady income!

After a career break to have my daughters, I somehow knew I’d be selling myself short if I went back to the BBC – just to do more of the same. I’d made some very interesting programmes but, as a celebrant, I make things that are beautiful.

I live in the cute little town of Bollington, in Cheshire, with my soulmate, David, our two daughters, Allegra and Stella, three cats, two gerbils, two rescued rabbits and countless unfortunate invertebrates that my children imprison in glass jars until we discover and release them…

Prices From

£230 (funerals), £350 (namings), £600 (weddings)

Why choose Charlotte for your naming ceremony?

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.

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Renewal of Vows

Hello! I’m Charlotte. I’m so glad you’ve found my page and I would love to work with you to create a really lovely and personal ceremony. 99% of my work as a celebrant is helping people show each other how much a particular person means to them. Whether I’m working on a wedding, a baby naming ceremony, a vow-renewal or a funeral, it’s my job to help you to say what needs saying; to show what this moment means to you; to tell – one way or another – a love story. Your love story.

Whether you want your spine tingled and your tears jerked (that sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it…? I didn’t mean it to.) or something quirky and irreverent that doesn’t take itself too seriously, your ceremony will be the perfect fit – just for you.

Now, although what I write for you will be all about your tastes and your ideas, of course you want to know a bit about me to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you.

Here’s my bio in a nutshell: I studied English at Cambridge – loved the course, spent loads of time writing and directing plays, sometimes slept when I shouldn’t have, often felt like a fish out of water.

Afterwards I taught street children in Ecuador and young offenders in Holloway Prison before settling down for a career as a BBC Radio Four producer.

I’ve always written – from plays and stories to poems and picture books – but the BBC gave me colleagues, fantastic experiences and a steady income!

After a career break to have my daughters, I somehow knew I’d be selling myself short if I went back to the BBC – just to do more of the same. I’d made some very interesting programmes but, as a celebrant, I make things that are beautiful.

I live in the cute little town of Bollington, in Cheshire, with my soulmate, David, our two daughters, Allegra and Stella, three cats, two gerbils, two rescued rabbits and countless unfortunate invertebrates that my children imprison in glass jars until we discover and release them…

Prices From

£230 (funerals), £350 (namings), £600 (weddings)

Why choose Charlotte for your renewal of vows?

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.

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Funerals

Hello! I’m Charlotte. I’m so glad you’ve found my page and I would love to work with you to create a really lovely and personal ceremony. 99% of my work as a celebrant is helping people show each other how much a particular person means to them. Whether I’m working on a wedding, a baby naming ceremony, a vow-renewal or a funeral, it’s my job to help you to say what needs saying; to show what this moment means to you; to tell – one way or another – a love story. Your love story.

Whether you want your spine tingled and your tears jerked (that sounds a bit rude, doesn’t it…? I didn’t mean it to.) or something quirky and irreverent that doesn’t take itself too seriously, your ceremony will be the perfect fit – just for you.

Now, although what I write for you will be all about your tastes and your ideas, of course you want to know a bit about me to find out if I’m the right celebrant for you.

Here’s my bio in a nutshell: I studied English at Cambridge – loved the course, spent loads of time writing and directing plays, sometimes slept when I shouldn’t have, often felt like a fish out of water.

Afterwards I taught street children in Ecuador and young offenders in Holloway Prison before settling down for a career as a BBC Radio Four producer.

I’ve always written – from plays and stories to poems and picture books – but the BBC gave me colleagues, fantastic experiences and a steady income!

After a career break to have my daughters, I somehow knew I’d be selling myself short if I went back to the BBC – just to do more of the same. I’d made some very interesting programmes but, as a celebrant, I make things that are beautiful.

I live in the cute little town of Bollington, in Cheshire, with my soulmate, David, our two daughters, Allegra and Stella, three cats, two gerbils, two rescued rabbits and countless unfortunate invertebrates that my children imprison in glass jars until we discover and release them…

Prices From

£230 (funerals), £350 (namings), £600 (weddings)

Why choose Charlotte for your funeral?

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.

Reviews for Charlotte Simpson Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 17

Average Rating: 5

reviews (17)

Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!

5 Stars
Lauren and John

| 01/30/2020 | The Fairfield Social Club, Manchester

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 LaurenI 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

Thank you

Thank you

5 Stars
Saroj Dharwar

Funeral | 01/27/2020 | St Edward's Street Unitarian Chapel, Macclesfield

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.

The most amazing ceremony

The most amazing ceremony

5 Stars
Harriet and Ed

Wedding | 11/06/2019 | Soughton Hall

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!

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