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I travel Nationally & Internationally
Funerals, Celebration of Life Memorial Services. Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Life Milestone Celebrations
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
Hi, I'm Elaine
In my professional life, I have gained 24 years of Event Management having worked with high profile events, civic events & royal visits with the Isle of Wight Council, & for three years at Osborne House the former home of Queen Victoria, as Hospitality and Event Manager co-ordinating weddings & corporate events. I also worked for five years as a Sessional Registrar officiating at over 350 wedding ceremonies, having the honour & privilege of taking the ceremony for my daughter Emma & her husband Ashley.
I currently working as an Independent Celebrant. I am an a fully qualified member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, holding certificates as a Marriage and Family Celebrant, and also Funeral Celebrant since 2015.
I am calm, reliable & have a great passion for people, & will be with you every step of the way, and together create a perfect celebration which reflects your story.
What's my ceremony style?
My style is to work with you to create a perfect ceremony for your very own special occasion. Creating a wedding ceremony, or renewal of vows, we will together piece together the journey of love story, to share with family and friends,, filled with love and meaningful loving memories, making it a memorable service.
For a funeral service or celebration of life memorial ceremony, once again it will celebrate the life of your loved one, and their life’s journey with love, tenderness and where appropriate we can add a touch of humour.. It can be such an emotional time, but between us, we will put together a service to remember.
Why choose Elaine?
Working together we will tell the story of your unique journey of love & devotion for one another. A wedding ceremony filled with love, humour, fun, laughter & passion. We will ensure the perfect day to remember. I love telling stories, and will choreograph a wonderful ceremony for you, writing the perfect script, together choosing, music, poems, readings, involving family members.
For funerals, we will work together and celebrate the life of your loved one, with a personalised uplifting service filled with love, compassion, and humour.
With a kind, gentle, reliable manner, I will be with you all the way.
What do I offer?
Everyone wants to have a “Romantic Wedding of their own to remember & treasure forever”. Let me help you to fulfil your dreams & create your own perfect wedding, to suit your personalities, as you start on your magical journey into a lifetime of love and happiness. Together we will create a unique bespoke service, which will be so memorable for you, your family and friends, they will be talking about it for years to come.
Having previously worked as a Sessional Registrar, I have attended & officiated at over 350 weddings, & the most special ceremony I took, was that of my Daughter Emma and husband Ashley.
With 24 years’ experience in delivery events, this is the biggest event of your life, so let me choreograph the ceremony for you, and you can choose your own romantic location, write personal vows, and make it just the most perfect day.
The ceremony will tell your romantic story, with love humour, fun, laughter passion and excitement. We can include religious and spiritual elements, or even rituals such as rose, sand, wine or candle ceremonies, handfasting or jumping the broom. We can include family and friends, and the ceremony can be held a location of your choice, where it holds special memories for you. Together we can make this ceremony one to remember for a lifetime. Let’s do it xxx
From £500.00 and a non refundable deposit will need to be paid on booking.
Why choose Elaine for your wedding?
We will work together and tell the story of your unique journey of love & devotion for one another. The ceremony will be filled with love, humour, fun, laughter and passion. It can be however you choose it to be. Tell me what you want, and we will ensure the perfect day to remember. I love telling stories, and I will help choreograph a wonderful ceremony for you, and write the perfect script, and we can choose the music, poems, readings, and involve as many members of the family. With a kind, gentle fun reliable manner, I will be with you all the way.
Welcome to the world little ones! There is nothing more precious or short of a miracle than a new born baby, it is truly the best gift ever. The birth of a new baby is such a joyous time.
Traditional Church christenings are wonderful ceremonies, but today, many people do not hold religious beliefs, and a baby naming ceremony is the perfect alternative
way to celebrate your baby’s arrival with your family and friends. I will help create a personal individual ceremony for you. The Ceremony can contain religious / semi religious or spiritual elements. You may have some ideas of your own which can be incorporated.
We can choose, music, readings, poems, prayers, and of course involve any siblings in the ceremony itself. You can your favourite location for the ceremony. Together, let’s make it a day to remember.
I will write the service for you, and you will get a copy along with a certificate. Together we will choreograph the ceremony, and choose, poems, readings, music, and prayers if you wish. We can any other
From £250.00 and a non refundable deposit will need to be paid on booking.
Why choose Elaine for your naming ceremony?
Together we will choreograph a perfect Baby Naming Ceremony, which you will all remember for ever. We can include siblings to make them feel included, and the ceremony can be performed at home, or any preferred location to suit your requirements. I love family celebrations, bringing everyone together to celebrate, is just perfect.
Renewal of Vows
Often, couples choose to marry abroad, family & friends are not always able to attend the Wedding, or you may want to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. The Renewal of Vows ceremony is a beautiful way to share a Wedding Ceremony and mark this very special occasion with loved ones.
Let’s create a memorable ceremony celebrating your lifetime of loving memories, reflecting your personalities and life you have created.
You can make new vows to each other reflecting your past, and looking to the future, or renew original vows. We can choose music, readings and poems, confirming your on-going commitment and love. A great opportunity also to involve family members.
This is your “Renewal of Vows”, let’s make the perfect personal celebration for you both, and for your family, and together create another perfect memory for you both to share and cherish, for the rest of your lives.
Let me help you to create a memorable ceremony which will celebrate your lifetime of loving memories, and reflect your personalities and life you have created together. You can make new vows to each other reflecting your past, and looking to the future, or just renew your original vows. We can choose music, readings and poems, which will confirm your on-going commitment and love for each other.
The ceremony will tell your romantic story, with love humour, fun, laughter passion and excitement. We can include religious and spiritual elements, or even rituals (see my website). We can include family and friends, and the ceremony can be held a location of your choice, where it holds special memories for you. Together we can make this ceremony one to remember for a lifetime.
Let’s do it xxx
From £350.00 and a non-refundable deposit will need to be paid on booking
Why choose Elaine for your renewal of vows?
Together we will tell the story of your unique journey of love & devotion for one another, remembering the fun times shared; and how you reached this point of renewing vows to each other. The ceremony will be filled with love, humour, fun, laughter and passion. Tell me what you want, and we will ensure the perfect day to remember.
I will help choreograph a wonderful ceremony for you, write the perfect script, we can choose the music, poems, readings, and involve members of the family. With a kind, gentle fun reliable manner, I am with you all the way.
Mourning a death, and saying goodbye to a person who has played an important part in your life, is probably one of the most difficult heart-breaking moments we will face in a lifetime. A funeral service does not have to be a sad occasion, it is a “Celebration of Life”.
As a celebrant, let me help you through these hard times, sharing memories of your loved one, and I can with your help, create and conduct a personalised ceremony.
The ceremonies I create contain uplifting elements, capturing the spirit of the person you have lost with dignity and gratitude, reflecting their personality and details about their life, the things they enjoyed, the stories which need to be told and shared amongst family and friends. It is about focussing and celebrating the life of your loved one, sharing tears and laughter, not focussing on death, but life once lived.
I meet with the family (currently with COVID there are limited restrictions). and we will discuss the life and personality of your loved one. We will discuss the format of the Order of Service, an I can assist with the poems, readings and music. I will put together a loving service for you, write the eulogy should you wish, and also we can discuss family involvement with any personal tributes. I will be with you all the way, and always at the end of the phone to chat with you.
If you are having a Church Service, and you need help to write a Eulogy for your loved one, please contact me for a chat, and together, we will create a beautiful Eulogy which reflects the life of your loved one. It will be written, with love, passion and dignity, and of course humour is allowed should you wish.
This will be paid by the Funeral Director for a Cremation. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service from £250.00
Why choose Elaine for your funeral?
I am compassionate, caring, warm hearted and above all a good listener. I will gather as much information about your loved one, and together, we will create a wonderful, warm, loving uplifting service, to celebrate the life of your loved one. Humour can be incorporated, but ultimately this service will be written and delivered in a a very loving way, to say good bye.
Reviews for Elaine Cesar Celebrant – One Moment in Time
Total Reviews: 20
Average Rating: 5
A kind and supportive celebrant
Elaine was wonderfully warm, supportive and helpful throughout the process of putting together the funeral service for my father. Elaine supported us through all the details and helped to make a painful process uplifting and beautiful, with great attention to detail and to the curation of something highly personal and poignant. Myself and my family would highly recommend Elaine and her work in helping to make a service special.
Goodbye with a personal touch
I cannot recommend Elaine enough. She will ensure she finds out all the little snippets and stories of your family and works this into the service as if she has known the family for years. Whilst the event is sad and emotional, with Elaine at the helm you are supported throughout the process and it makes the day run smooth and allows you to grieve.
Sarrah’s Funeral – Celebration of Life
It is not easy when you loose a 32 year old daughter to breast cancer when they should be entering the prime of their Life.
Elaine dealt with our grief in a very empathetic and personal way. She listened and supported.
She was professional and thorough….giving me many pointers on things that I had not thought of.
On the Day where we celebrated Sarrahs life, Elaine was perfect. She was measured, poised and gracious. She bought happy memories of SARRAH to life which enabled friends and family to grieve, say good bye and feel able to celebrate the light that SARRAH bought to us all in her life.
Elaine, words fail me. Thank you for everything around Sarrah’s Celebration of Life. It was such a fabulous way of saying goodbye. Never forgotten Xx