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Hi, I'm Jackie
Hello, I’m Jackie, an insured, experienced Independent Celebrant. A former Registrar, I hold a Diploma in Celebrancy. Based in North Yorkshire, I cover all the north of England.
I offer a highly personalised approach to all types of ceremony, listening to clients’ ideas and hopes, co-designing a bespoke ceremony held at any location (with permission) at any time of day, with any size of gathering. I’m an engaging public speaker who calmly, smilingly adapting to intimate or large events. I love the crafting of a ceremony script which truly reflects the personalities of the clients, with as many redrafts as required until it’s perfect.
For weddings, commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows, I include the option of a dressed-down rehearsal beforehand (travel expenses apply). Couples unanimously tell me this helps them approach their ceremony calmly and truly enjoy the most important and meaningful moments of the whole occasion!
What's my ceremony style?
I have performed scores of Civil ceremonies as a Registrar, so I particularly appeal to those clients who want a traditional format for their wedding, commitment ceremony or renewal of vows, with the familiar elements of giving away of the bride or groom, bridesmaids, ringbearer, flowers, confetti, readings, vows and exchange of rings etc but with the added advantage of freedom to personalise the location, time, and ceremony wording to make it truly their own. Some couples told me they wanted their family and friends to still recognise the occasion as a wedding, but they loved adding new or traditional enhancements so it’s different from all the other weddings they’ve been to, for instance, the fun, old custom of ‘jumping the broom’ or having a theme that suits their personalities and style. Traditional, formal, contemporary, relaxed or quirky – all approaches are welcomed and whatever is right the couple, is totally right by me!
£400 for Naming, from £550 for UK based wedding
Why choose Jackie?
I’m a confident, warm, enthusiastic and mature lady who has gained lots of empathy and life experience along the way! As an Independent Celebrant I have no restrictions on the content and am comfortable to include words of religious blessing or any content that’s meaningful for you.
I pride myself in being an active listener, being highly inclusive and quickly able to put people at ease. Better than me ‘blowing my own trumpet’ please take a look at the ‘Kind Words from Clients’ section of my website as I believe it’s their opinion and experience that truly matters! www.IDoYourCeremony.com
What do I offer?
My ideal couple are those who have their own vision for what they want their guests to remember about their ceremony and are open to helping me make it true to them. I have lots of ideas to inspire but it’s the relationship we’re able to create that gives couples the security to share their love story and feelings about each other with me, entrusting me to put those reflections expertly into words with their guidance and input.
My favourite ceremony type is when we get to know each other so well that we all share the buzz as the couple eagerly anticipate their ceremony, investing in the wording of it as the most important and meaningful moments of the whole occasion. Oh, and I love it when a ceremony has lots of laughter and needs many tissues for happy tears!
My packages are flexible to reflect individual couples’ personalities and vision for their perfect ceremony. This could be an elopement ceremony with just the couple and a photographer, or a micro wedding with very closest family and fans. Some couples who’ve had to limit their numbers have a micro wedding then plan a renewal of vows on their first wedding anniversary for a much larger gathering of family and friends. Perfect!
I’m comfortable with larger gatherings, inside or outdoors, with any content you wish to include. I include unlimited drafts of your ceremony until it’s perfect; unlimited symbolic rituals like handfasting at no extra charge, a dressed down rehearsal, certificate to sign during the ceremony (for that classic wedding photo opportunity!) a presentation copy of your ceremony script and readings. I only take one booking a day, so we can start at any time!
’I Do’ Your Ceremony, your way!
£550 for UK based wedding
Why choose Jackie for your wedding?
I’m a confident, enthusiastic, mature character who has gained lots of empathy and life experience along the way! I pride myself in being an active listener, being highly inclusive and quickly putting people at ease. Better than me ‘blowing my own trumpet’ please take a look at the ‘Kind Words from Clients’ section of my website as it is their opinion that truly matters! Thank you. www.IDoYourCeremony.com
£350 for Naming, from £500 for UK based wedding
Why choose Jackie for your naming ceremony?
Renewal of Vows
£350 for Naming, from £500 for UK based wedding
Why choose Jackie for your renewal of vows?
Why choose Jackie for your funeral?
Reviews for ‘I Do’ Your Ceremony
Total Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 5
Kevin and Carole had the pleasure of meeting Jackie at the stunning Calthwaite Hall in Penrith. We were all part of a team brought together for a styled photo shoot. We would highly recommend to any couple Jackie!! Her warmth and fabulous personality would enhance their special day. Her smile immediately puts you at ease, you couldn’t go wrong with Jackie 🥰