James Oakley

James Oakley

reviews (4)

Get in touch ...

Shortlist ...

183815-10150739393170305-7439326-n-2

Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Fun, Humanist, Handfasting, DJ, Entertainment

Affiliations

AQR,

Languages

English

Hi, I'm James

I provide a boutique service, meeting in person, creating your ceremony and sending a copy for approval, making any changes you wish and then marrying you wearing my kilt.

I want everyone to enjoy the ceremony. For me it’s really important that your guests feel they can clap and laugh and that they are a part of the ceremony and not just there observing it.

I love meeting couples and working with them to create their perfect ceremony. My wife and I were married by a humanist celebrant. We loved our ceremony. It was full of all the things we wanted, songs our guests could sing along with, funny stories, and vows that made the promises we wanted to make. Most of our guests hadn’t been to a Humanist ceremony before and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Now I want to make that happen for other people. I still remember how excited we were with the first draft of our wedding ceremony, I love giving that feeling to other couples. 

I often meet couples who are so busy planning the party, they haven’t found a chance to think through their ceremony choices yet. This is a really exciting time to offer lots of ideas and help guide couples to their perfect ceremony.

In Scotland a Humanist marriage can be a legal wedding ceremony.

Ask me for more details, to check availability and a get a free quote for your date.

What's my ceremony style?

I have married couples up hills, in hotels and everywhere in-between.

I really enjoy creating personal, memorable ceremonies that couples and their guests love.

All my ceremonies are so different. But they do have a few common themes; lots of laughter; a genuine sense of the married couple and what they are like; some surprises to keep guests engaged and lots of emotion and applause.

Please look at my excellent feedback and please feel free to ask me any questions you have.

Prices From

- ask for a free quote for your date

highlight

Free garden games with every summer wedding!

I was marrying a couple at a beautiful castle a few years ago and they were worried guests would get bored while they went off for photos. They wanted some garden games to entertain their guests.

So you can guess what happened! I organised some garden games after the ceremony and everyone had such fun playing them it’s now an offer I make to all couples.

To claim free giant jenga or quoits with your summer wedding, just ask when you book!

worth £75

Why choose James?

The role of a celebrant is tremendously rewarding, working out what it is that people want to tell their story so their guests really feel involved. A great humanist ceremony tells a great story about how the couple work together. I want to help you tell your story. 

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

I provide a boutique service, meeting in person, creating your ceremony and sending a copy for approval, making any changes you wish and then marrying you wearing my kilt.

I want everyone to enjoy the ceremony. For me it’s really important that your guests feel they can clap and laugh and that they are a part of the ceremony and not just there observing it.

I love meeting couples and working with them to create their perfect ceremony. My wife and I were married by a humanist celebrant. We loved our ceremony. It was full of all the things we wanted, songs our guests could sing along with, funny stories, and vows that made the promises we wanted to make. Most of our guests hadn’t been to a Humanist ceremony before and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Now I want to make that happen for other people. I still remember how excited we were with the first draft of our wedding ceremony, I love giving that feeling to other couples. 

I often meet couples who are so busy planning the party, they haven’t found a chance to think through their ceremony choices yet. This is a really exciting time to offer lots of ideas and help guide couples to their perfect ceremony.

In Scotland a Humanist marriage can be a legal wedding ceremony.

Ask me for more details, to check availability and a get a free quote for your date.

Prices From

- ask for a free quote for your date

Why choose James for your wedding?

The role of a celebrant is tremendously rewarding, working out what it is that people want to tell their story so their guests really feel involved. A great humanist ceremony tells a great story about how the couple work together. I want to help you tell your story. 

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

I provide a boutique service, meeting in person, creating your ceremony and sending a copy for approval, making any changes you wish and then marrying you wearing my kilt.

I want everyone to enjoy the ceremony. For me it’s really important that your guests feel they can clap and laugh and that they are a part of the ceremony and not just there observing it.

I love meeting couples and working with them to create their perfect ceremony. My wife and I were married by a humanist celebrant. We loved our ceremony. It was full of all the things we wanted, songs our guests could sing along with, funny stories, and vows that made the promises we wanted to make. Most of our guests hadn’t been to a Humanist ceremony before and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Now I want to make that happen for other people. I still remember how excited we were with the first draft of our wedding ceremony, I love giving that feeling to other couples. 

I often meet couples who are so busy planning the party, they haven’t found a chance to think through their ceremony choices yet. This is a really exciting time to offer lots of ideas and help guide couples to their perfect ceremony.

In Scotland a Humanist marriage can be a legal wedding ceremony.

Ask me for more details, to check availability and a get a free quote for your date.

Prices From

- ask for a free quote for your date

Why choose James for your naming ceremony?

The role of a celebrant is tremendously rewarding, working out what it is that people want to tell their story so their guests really feel involved. A great humanist ceremony tells a great story about how the couple work together. I want to help you tell your story. 

68254019_2913649338650986_2521363888306388992_o

Renewal of Vows

I provide a boutique service, meeting in person, creating your ceremony and sending a copy for approval, making any changes you wish and then marrying you wearing my kilt.

I want everyone to enjoy the ceremony. For me it’s really important that your guests feel they can clap and laugh and that they are a part of the ceremony and not just there observing it.

I love meeting couples and working with them to create their perfect ceremony. My wife and I were married by a humanist celebrant. We loved our ceremony. It was full of all the things we wanted, songs our guests could sing along with, funny stories, and vows that made the promises we wanted to make. Most of our guests hadn’t been to a Humanist ceremony before and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Now I want to make that happen for other people. I still remember how excited we were with the first draft of our wedding ceremony, I love giving that feeling to other couples. 

I often meet couples who are so busy planning the party, they haven’t found a chance to think through their ceremony choices yet. This is a really exciting time to offer lots of ideas and help guide couples to their perfect ceremony.

In Scotland a Humanist marriage can be a legal wedding ceremony.

Ask me for more details, to check availability and a get a free quote for your date.

Prices From

- ask for a free quote for your date

Why choose James for your renewal of vows?

The role of a celebrant is tremendously rewarding, working out what it is that people want to tell their story so their guests really feel involved. A great humanist ceremony tells a great story about how the couple work together. I want to help you tell your story. 

Unfortunately James Oakley is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for James Oakley

Total Reviews: 4

Average Rating: 5

reviews (4)

An amazing celebrant

An amazing celebrant

5 Stars
Vicki Black

Wedding | 05/27/2018 | One Devonshire Gardens

James was an amazing celebrant. He made great, informed suggestions and listened to what we wanted. He achieved the perfect tone for our day… perfectly pitched romance and humour. Highly recommended.

Personal and engaging

Personal and engaging

5 Stars
Paul Daly

Wedding | 08/02/2014 | Comrie Croft

​James met with us several times before the ceremony to listen to our ideas and wishes, and to share his expertise and advice. He built the ceremony around what we discussed, which made it very personal, upbeat and engaging for our guests. Throughout the day, James put us and those involved in the ceremony at ease, and led the ceremony with his unique presence and style. He was so good, that some of our guests subsequently booked him for their wedding.Paul

A huge thank you

A huge thank you

5 Stars
Laura and Peter

| 04/09/2016 | Lodge on Loch Lomond

Hi JamesWe just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for conducting our wedding ceremony.It was the perfect balance of funny, personal and sweet.Everyone has commented on how great you were and everyone loved how you added the quiz element.Thank you also for your help and guidance in preparing for the ceremony and allowing us to have the perfect start to our wedding day, we couldn’t have asked for more.Best WishesLaura and Peter

Enquire With James

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you like James, how about...

lindyirving
Aye Do Ceremonies.
107-Victoria-Euan-highres-me3
Ceremony Central
Catherine-Tyler-84
Hazel Jane
20191215-233749
Loch Lomond Celebrants.