Diamond Ceremonies

Francilla Mangal-Smart

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Weddings, Hand fastings, Vow Renewal, Gender Reveal, Elopement, Funerals, and Naming Ceremonies

Affiliations

Association of Independent Celebrants UK Society of Celebrants Hitched.com

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Francilla

Hello, I am a trained family and funeral celebrant. I am one of the few Black female celebrants based between Cornwall and Devon. I continue to have lots of family links with London, consequently I am happy to travel.

I am passionate about providing professional, bespoke ceremonies for all occasions.
I have the benefit of many years’ experience of teaching children and adults, public speaking and helping people through some of the most significant events in their lives.

Whatever the reason behind the ceremony, they are incredibly important milestones. These ceremonies only happen the once, so they have to be the very best. The ‘very best’ is the ceremony that you picture in your mind’s eye. I am here to help you to realise exactly what you dreamt and hoped for, whilst making the process as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Together, we can create wonderful memories that are authentic and beautiful, that will last a lifetime.

What's my ceremony style?

My uniquely bespoke ceremonies are delivered with empathy and respect and a sense of humour.
Central to my work is communication ensuring you have the ceremony that’s in your mind’s eye.

The core principles that underpin all of my work are sensitivity, inclusivity and creativity ensuring that your ceremony is uniquely personal and crafted to you, your loved one and your family as individuals

I particularly love an outdoor ceremony; a beach, woodland or a stone circle; Elopements, LGBTQ+, multicultural, multiracial and micro ceremonies. We can include a range of cultural rituals from hand fasting, broom/besom jumping, calling the cardinal quarters, a medieval celebration to the releasing of Doves.

So whether you desire a memorable, fantastic Vow renewal, an exciting Elopement, a relaxed, creative and beautiful Wedding, an authentic, intimate Hand-fasting, a gorgeous Naming Ceremony, or a fabulous Gender Reveal, then I’m your wo

Prices From

Weddings for £575 Funerals from £300

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Why choose Francilla?

As an independent celebrant I design and create bespoke ceremonies which can be traditional, humanist, non-religious, spiritual, religious or anywhere on the scale in between. My bespoke ceremonies are tailored with the words, vows and promises that are important to you. Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your values, personality and individuality.
It is always a huge privilege to be involved in these occasions, a responsibility I thoroughly enjoy and thrive upon.

I offer carefully tailored, bespoke ceremonies delivered with humour, empathy and respect. Communication is key, so whether you desire a memorable, fantastic Vow renewals, an exciting Elopement, a creative and beautiful Wedding, an authentic, intimate Hand-Fasting or a gorgeous Naming Ceremony, I’m the person for you.

The core principles that underpin all of my work are sensitivity, inclusivity and creativity, ensuring that your ceremony is unique, crafted to you, your loved one and your family as individuals.

It’s your day! Celebrate it your way.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

As an Independent Celebrant I will work with you, to design and create your bespoke ceremony which can be religious, humanist, non-religious, spiritual, or anywhere on the scale between, as each ceremony I write is unique.

My bespoke ceremonies are tailored with the words, vows and promises that are important to you and together we can create a beautiful, magical ceremony that reflects your values, personality and individuality.
Whatever the reason behind the ceremony, they are incredibly important milestones and these ceremonies and the words, only happen the once, so they have to be the very best. The ‘very best’ is the ceremony that you picture in your mind. I am here to help realise exactly what you hoped for, whilst making the process as relaxed, enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Offering weddings nationally and internationally, I begin with an initial free discovery consultation where I can begin to get to know you, your values and what’s important to you. I can then follow-up with more detailed consultations.

I particularly love an outdoor ceremony; a favourite Beach or Woodland, a stone circle or alternatively a Castle or Stately home. Equally, you might prefer the intimacy of your home and garden, the informality of a barn or local restaurant. Formal or informal, the location is entirely up to you, the skies are the limits!

I enjoy working with couples from all walks of life and communities to include, LGBTQ+, multicultural and multiracial. We can also include a range of cultural or family rituals from hand fasting, broom/besom jumping, Sand or Candle ceremony or just simply have fun with a Medieval/Viking celebration to the releasing of Doves or a Vintage style ceremony.

Prices From

£575 Black Friday Deal! Book in November 2022 to receive a 10% discount.

Why choose Francilla for your wedding?

As an independent celebrant I design and create bespoke ceremonies which can be traditional, humanist, non-religious, spiritual, religious or anywhere on the scale in between. My bespoke ceremonies are tailored with the words, vows and promises that are important to you.
Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your values, personality and individuality.

It is always a huge privilege to be involved in these occasions, a responsibility I thoroughly enjoy and thrive upon.

I offer carefully tailored, bespoke ceremonies delivered with humour, empathy and respect. Communication is key, so whether you desire a memorable, fantastic Vow renewals, an exciting Elopement, a creative and beautiful Wedding, an authentic, intimate Hand-Fasting or a gorgeous Naming Ceremony, I’m the person for you.

It’s your day! Celebrate it your way.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

A naming ceremony is the wonderful, non-religious way to announce and celebrate the arrival of your baby, the newest member of your family or welcoming an adopted child or celebrating the joining of families.

It offers the perfect opportunity to acknowledge your child’s Life Mentors, who make their promises to care for and love your new family addition.

I will work with you to get to know you and your family story to create a memorable personal ceremony. These ceremonies can take place anywhere and there are no limits to your ceremony. Elements can be added to include your loved ones in the celebration.

Prices From

£500

Why choose Francilla for your naming ceremony?

As an independent celebrant I design and create bespoke ceremonies which can be traditional, humanist, non-religious, spiritual, religious or anywhere on the scale in between. My bespoke ceremonies are tailored with the words and promises that are important to you and your family .
Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your values, personality and individuality. It is always a huge privilege to be involved in these occasions, a responsibility I thoroughly enjoy and thrive upon.
I offer carefully tailored, bespoke ceremonies delivered with humour, empathy and respect. Communication is key!

The core principles that underpin all of my work are sensitivity, inclusivity and creativity, ensuring that your ceremony is unique, crafted to you, your loved one and your family as individuals.

For a a gorgeous and meaningful Naming Ceremony, I’m the person for you.

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Renewal of Vows

Renewing your vows is a fantastic way to celebrate a special wedding anniversary.
A beautiful and romantic way of declaring your love and commitment to your partner.
You can include your family and friends to share the celebration that is your journey as a married couple.

Prices From

£575

Why choose Francilla for your renewal of vows?

As an independent celebrant I design and create bespoke ceremonies which can be traditional, humanist, non-religious, spiritual, religious or anywhere on the scale in between. My bespoke ceremonies are tailored with the words, vows and promises that are important to you.

Together we can create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your values, personality and individuality.
It is always a huge privilege to be involved in these occasions, a responsibility I thoroughly enjoy and thrive upon.

I offer carefully tailored, bespoke ceremonies delivered with humour, empathy and respect. Communication is key, so whether you desire a memorable, fantastic Vow renewals, an exciting Elopement, a creative and beautiful Wedding, an authentic, intimate Hand-Fasting or a gorgeous Naming Ceremony, I’m the person for you.

The core principles that underpin all of my work are sensitivity, inclusivity and creativity, ensuring that your ceremony is unique, crafted to you, your loved one and your family as individuals.

It’s your day! Celebrate it your way.

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Funerals

As a trained Funeral Celebrant, I am here to help support and guide you through the process. I write and conduct bespoke ceremonies ensuring that your loved one is honoured and celebrated with the upmost dignity and respect.
Funerals are an important part of my role as a celebrant. It is an honour and a privilege to help families and friends remember and celebrate the life of their loved one and to say final farewells.
I work closely with the Funeral Director and the funeral venue to ensure that all goes smoothly. The core principles that underpin all of my work are sensitivity, inclusivity and creativity ensuring that your service is uniquely personal and tailored to you, your loved one and your family as individuals.

Funeral Ceremonies Packages From £350
Initial Interview
Liaise with Funeral Directors, Crematorium or Woodland Burial site
Draft Ceremony
Final Draft
Officiate Ceremony
Family Keepsake copy of Ceremony

Why choose Francilla for your funeral?

I am happy to provide a traditional service with religious input or solely a celebration of life with a more humanist focus or non-religious focus.

Whether you would like your ceremony to be joyful, energising and motivating, or simply relaxed and thoughtful, your wishes are at the center of what I will create.

I provide funeral services at crematoriums, burials, woodland/natural interments and memorials. The services/ceremonies that I write often include poetry, readings, music and songs at the request of the family. I am happy to take a lead role and officiate or to support friends and family who prefer to lead a service with support.

I am happy to help clients plan and write a funeral service before their passing, or to support the chief mourner or family after the loss of a loved one.

I always provide the family with a printed copy of the service as a keepsake.

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