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Hi, I'm Deb
I’m Deb a passionate wedding celebrant situated in Colchester, Essex.
Together we can create a bespoke ceremony with you and your family at the very heart. There are no rules or restrictions, the options really are limitless!
I can help you select readings, music and symbolic elements to reflect your personality and tell your story, resulting in a ceremony that is uniquely yours and one you and your guests will never forget!
I have a love of life, romance, and all things creative! My friends describe me as compassionate, fun, ambitious, a bit of a perfectionist and above all else super organised!
As a mum of 3 teenage children – I love to travel and have adventures with them and push myself beyond my comfort zone!
If you’re planning a special celebration, you’re in the right place and I very much look forward to hearing from you!
What's my ceremony style?
The ceremonies I write are filled with love, warmth and humour and delivered with confidence and enthusiasm.
I love to find out what makes you unique and especially like a theme to incorporate into my script.
I love to find creative ways to include your loved ones into your ceremony, be it your children, parents or friends.
Why choose Deb?
If you are looking for someone who will listen to your wishes, always be willing go above and beyond, pay close attention to detail and add those all important extra special touches, then I am the celebrant for you!
I love working with people, finding out about thier unique stories and creating wonderful memories for them and their family.
I am fun and enthusiastic and full of ideas and just cannot wait to be part of your special day!
What do I offer?
I love to work with couples who like to think outside the box, and want a relaxed ceremony filled with love, warmth and humour.
I love to include love ones in creative ways and strive to create a ceremony that will leave lasting memories for you and your wedding party!
My package includes meeting either via zoom or in person. I can discuss ideas and give you suggestions for your big day to and support with readings, music and vows. I will then design a beautiful unique ceremony tailored to you as a couple. I can share the script with you and re-write until you feel it’s perfect or it can remain a surprise for you both on the day if you prefer!
On the day I’ll welcome guests and inform the wedding party of their responsibilities.
Then for the exciting part…when I get to deliver your bespoke ceremony! I’ll guide you through exactly what to do and when and you and your loved ones will be left with the most amazing memories of your special day.
Why choose Deb for your wedding?
I am really passionate about listening to you and ensuring I deliver a unique ceremony with you and your family at the heart.
I am enthusiastic, passionate and committed to going above and beyond to create lasting memories for you and your guests.
Naming ceremonies are a fantastic way to welcome a new baby, an adopted child or step children into your family. They are also a perfect way to celebrate a new identity. Traditional religious ceremonies may not reflect your beliefs and values and so a naming ceremony allows us to create a bespoke celebration that expresses truly your family’s identity and culture. You will be able to involve friends or other family members in a ceremony that is truly unique to you and your family. Whatever your reason for wanting a naming ceremony, I’ll ensure it is a day filled with joy and love.
We will meet and I will get to know you and your family to find out exactly what you want your special naming day to include. I will provide guidance on choosing readings, poems, songs, and promises and can advise you on special symbolic elements you may want to include such a tree planting or sand ceremonies.
On the day I’ll give your guests instructions on what to do and what their responsibilities are. I will also speak to any “guide parents” or mentors you have designated for your child before the ceremony so they will know exactly what to do!
I will deliver your naming day ceremony with all of the special elements we have discussed. You’ll also receive a naming day certificate as a keepsake of your day.
Why choose Deb for your naming ceremony?
With over 20 years of experience as a Primary school teacher, I have a wealth of experience of working with families and children. I can include creative elements to include your family members, making your naming ceremony fun and memorable for all involved.
Whatever your reason for wanting a naming ceremony, I’ll ensure it is a day filled with joy and love.
Renewal of Vows
Are you celebrating a landmark birthday or anniversary? Perhaps you just want to remind each other of all the reasons you fell in love and reaffirm that love for each other. You may have family you want to include in your ceremony that weren’t there when you originally got married.
We will meet either via zoom or in person to chat and get to know each other. You can tell me about your hopes for your renewal ceremony. I can discuss ideas and give you suggestions of things to include support you with writing vows and selecting readings and symbolic elements if you wish.I will send you a couple’s questionnaire that will give me all the information I need to enable me to create your bespoke ceremony script. I will then design a beautifully unique ceremony tailored to you as a couple. I can share the script with you and re-write until you feel it’s perfect or it can remain a surprise for you both on the day if you prefer!
Why choose Deb for your renewal of vows?
Whatever your reason for a vow renewal I will work with you to write a unique ceremony tailor made just for you, reflecting your love, your journey and your hopes for the future.
On the day I will deliver your bespoke ceremony! I’ll guide you through exactly what to do and when and you and your loved ones will be left with the most amazing memories of your special day.
You will be presented with a personalised Renewal of Vows Ceremony Certificate to celebrate this special occasion.
Saying goodbye to a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience. Grief can be overwhelming, but as an independent celebrant I will be there for you and your family to offer support and guidance during this time. I am passionate about listening to you with compassion and empathy to create a meaningful and personal ceremony that captures the essence of your loved one and reflects their unique personality, values, and beliefs. I am skilled at creating services which are inclusive, respectful, and centred around the stories and memories that make an individual’s life so special. My aim as a celebrant is to provide comfort and solace, bring together family and friends, share memories and celebrate a life well lived.
I take great pride in crafting unique ceremonies that celebrate life and provide a sense of closure. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service, a non-religious ceremony, or something more alternative, I am here to accommodate your wishes.
During the planning process, I’ll meet with you as many times as required and take the time to learn about the life of your loved one – their passions, accomplishments, and the relationships they cherished. This knowledge allows me to weave together a heartfelt tribute that truly reflects the individual they were.
I will support you with choosing readings, music, poetry and any other creative elements.
I can write the eulogy or support you or family members with eulogy writing.
I will work with your funeral director and other suppliers.
Why choose Deb for your funeral?
I believe that love lives on through the memories we cherish, I am warm and approachable, someone you will feel safe with and listened too.
Reviews for Deb Reed Celebrant
Total Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 5
We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else
Deb was celebrant for my mums funeral. She was very compassionate & professional. She came to our house making notes while we talked about mums life through emotions, but Deb didn’t rush us. She sat & listened & compiled a beautiful reading within days & let us read through it & adjust anything right up to a day before the service. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else leading mums funeral service.
What an amazing lady!
Well how lucky were we! What an amazing lady!
Excited about planning our wedding we were given Deb’s number by a friend.
One phone call then a visit & chat we found ourselves well on our way with our planning.
Deb makes you feel so comfortable like you have known her for years.
How Deb works with all the different bits of information some very sensitive as our service was not straightforward & timing of things was amazing.
Deb turned our two tricky life stories into the most incredible poem.
Yet another treasure for us presented in a lovely keep sake folder of our special day.
We could not give Deb enough praise for the amazing job she did!
The best decisions we could have made
Having Deb as part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we could have made. From our first conversation to after our special day we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Deb was kind, warm and professional. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant.