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Hi, I'm Hazel
Please note: I am fully booked for 2022 and I’m currently booking 2023/24.
Rituals are incredibly powerful. A ceremony can welcome a new life to this world, or bind two souls together. Ceremony can let go of a life beautifully lived, or aid in the grief of a life gone too soon. This time we carve out, directing our collective energy into love and celebration, is truly sacred.
A writer by trade and a storyteller by nature, I am a seeker of the magic in the everyday. If you are planning a ceremony, I would be honoured to join you.
What's my ceremony style?
I am interested in combining celebrancy with elements of nature and symbolism including tarot, guided meditation and candle rituals. I take everything into account: the geographic location, the moon cycles, the seasons, your ancestry and the history of the lands. I like to cleanse the space before your arrival, and invite your guests to land in the moment with us.
I specialise in nature-led ceremonies, and enjoy working in alternative locations in Scotland and beyond.
Why choose Hazel?
Ceremonies should be an expression of your unique story. I’m not here to read out an old script that says nothing of your heart and your unique lifetime. I’m here to craft something with you that brings you joy, peace, hope and connects you with the most abundant energy on earth – love.
I stumbled across the idea of celebrancy quite unexpectedly. Having experienced the power of a deeply personal, authentic ceremony after my uncle passed away, I realised my passion for writing and communication could be used for something fulfilling and nourishing. In 2018, I trusted the calling and trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in July 2021.
What do I offer?
My ideal couple wants a deeply personal ceremony. Many of the couples I work with don’t identify as religious but believe in something more – in a bit of magic, in the power of love, in fate or in Mother Nature or in the webs of the universe holding us all.
Your unique beliefs are so very welcome here, and I can include anything you like in a legally binding wedding ceremony in Scotland. I can also honour the beliefs in your lineage and ancestry. I love to work with couples who want their ceremony to be meaningful, and want to take the time to put together ritual elements like handfastings, ring blessings, quaich ceremonies or jumping the broom.
To the lovers, First of all, congratulations – I am so glad that you and your partner have found each other. A wedding, elopement or vow renewal is an opportunity to share your own beautiful version of love with each other and those who mean the very most to you. Whether your words are heard by a thousand guests, a close few, or just you two and the elements, this is a place where magic happens.
For a long time, the wedding ceremony has been an overlooked and often rushed part of the day, because it has followed old structures and scripts. It doesn’t have to be that way. Your ceremony can be a manifestation of all that you are together.
Why choose Hazel for your wedding?
My dream is this: to work with you to create something sacred. Something that you will remember forever with fondness and truth. The truth of your story as individuals as a couple, and the truth of your faith. Whether you consider yourself to be agnostic, spiritual or belonging to religion, I am here for all of it. Likewise, I love to work with all sexual orientations and gender identities.
This is a safe space for you. Together, we can create a wonderful experience. You are welcome to include sound, song, readings, ritual, poetry, movement, meditation, blessings. In my process, as a celebrant, I love to work with everything you bring.
How incredible it is to bring new life into this world.
Bodies change, hearts expand and families are transformed. There are variety of times when you might want to bring your closest friends and family together to set intention for the future and welcome a new addition.
One of the first gifts we give to our children is their name, and they will own it forever. It forms the very start of their identity. And absolutely, it is something to celebrate.
I create unique naming ceremonies. I have found that the most special part of a naming ceremony is bringing together the village, metaphorically, that will help raise your child. This is a time for your family and friends to set intentions, to truly welcome your child into their lives.
Music, poetry, dance, writing, painting – anything goes at a baby naming. I can’t wait to hear your ideas.
Why choose Hazel for your naming ceremony?
I love life. All of it. I love your children and who they might become with all the love you’re giving them.
People describe me as a gentle soul, and I feel honoured to be known that way. It would be a pleasure to walk by your side as you and your family take part in such a moving rite of passage.
Renewal of Vows
I love couples who are fearlessly in love.
A vow renewal is so special because it is a recognition of how far you’ve come, the things that have changed, the things that haven’t, the places you’ve been, the places you’d still like to go together, and so much more.
A vow renewal could be small and intimate, or a large celebration with your friends and family. Whatever you’re thinking, I’d love to help.
As a vow renewal celebrant, my costings include all meetings, writing up your ceremony, helping choose readings and music, and of course being there on the day to bring it all to life with you.
Together we’ll map out a ritual that honours you as a couple.
Why choose Hazel for your renewal of vows?
My ceremonies will always be bespoke to you and your love story. All stories are sacred. The good, the bad, the best moments, the hardest days. Your humanity is perfect as it is, and that is what my ceremonies offer.
My writing style is is intuitive and welcoming, and I arrive with plenty of ideas to support you on your day.
Death is an inescapable part of life. While we can’t avoid it, we can honour it, respect it, and create a celebration that truly reflects the individual who has departed from their Earthly self.
Death is delicate and fragile, and yet so heavy and overwhelming. As a funeral celebrant, my role is to witness you, hear your wishes and then deliver a ceremony that offers real space for you and for the person who has passed on.
I can include as many or as few religious or spiritual elements as you like. These days, many people do not feel they belong to a particular religion, but don’t fit inside of the atheist or traditionally humanist belief systems, either. Anything that brings you comfort is beautiful in my eyes – your truth is what matters in these moments that bring us all the way back to the core of ourselves.
I offer full funeral services for families, mainly in Glasgow. But I can travel across the country for anniversary memorials and tributes.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, there are many who didn’t get closure, or the chance to say goodbye, including my own family. A memorial is a place to come back to that unprocessed grief.
Why choose Hazel for your funeral?
As an independent celebrant and Interfaith Minister, I can truly include ANYTHING that your family wishes for the funeral. Whatever faith looks like for you, I can embrace that and weave it through the writing of the ceremony script.
I have a huge variety of resources on end of life care, death and dying as well as poetry, readings, communities and events.
Total Reviews: 10
Average Rating: 5
I can’t express how grateful we are to Hazel for the wonderful service she gave us as our celebrant. We clicked with her straight away and knew she was the person we wanted to conduct our special ceremony.
Hazel engaged with us throughout the whole process and really took time to get to know us and understand us as individuals as well as a couple.
We originally wanted someone we knew to marry us as we wanted it to be as authentic as possible but Hazel managed to capture everything we wanted to convey and gave us a very genuine, warm and personable ceremony as well as some laughs along the way!
Our guests all commented on how great she was and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything went on the day.
Thank you so much, Leigh & Kenny xxx
Our romantic day
Hazel Jane was a wonderful celebrant and we’re delighted with the ceremony she officiated for us. She kept things easy and flexible, which was good as we also had a very relaxed attitude to our wedding! Based on the information we gave her, she put together a beautiful, funny and very personal ceremony that was praised by everyone in attendance. Our ceremony included a hand-fasting, which really made it feel especially romantic.
Warmth, love and positivity
Having our first meeting over zoom I knew even then that Hazel was the perfect celebrant for our wedding.
She just oozes warmth and love.
We couldn’t wait to meet her in person. She listened to our stories of how we met and our family relationships. She included the smallest of details into our service and made it so sincere and personal. She brought such warmth, love and positive energy to our day. She kept us on track with all the admin involved and made it simple for us. What a beautiful soul she is 💕💕 she felt like family to us. Couldn’t rate her highly enough. Thank you so much Hazel Jane