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I travel Nationally & Internationally
I love to include both symbolic acts and/or surprise elements within my ceremonies making each one unique and memorable. I also work with families to arrange Living or DIY funerals in beautiful venues and can supply flat-packed coffins for decorating.
Association of Independent Celebrants; Coffin Club UK; Civil Ceremonies Ltd
Hi, I'm Jenny
“I’m an Essex based Celebrant conducting Wedding (Celebration) and Funeral (Celebration of Life) services as well as Naming and Renewal of Vows ceremonies.
I offer services in Colchester and the Tendring Peninsula including Clacton, Weeley, Frinton, Walton and Harwich, Essex, Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, York, London and NYC!
I can include Handfasting (hence ‘tying the knot’), Sand ceremony, unity candle etc into your ceremony in addition to your ring exchange :)
I’m a qualified Civil Celebrant not a Humanist Celebrant and as such, I’m not led by any belief system such as humanism only by the wants and wishes of my clients. I conduct ‘Ceremonies for all of Life’s Milestones’ as well as writing (in advance of need) funeral scripts as there’s more than one choice for your final farewell!”
What's my ceremony style?
I love to create deeply personal, unique and memorable ceremonies enhanced with symbolic acts and/or surprise elements involving guests that often get overlooked.
I can’t think of anything better than working with families to create their dream event. I’ll happily entertain the idea of a themed wedding in an unusual location at an unearthly hour because your ceremony should be driven by your vision – Your day, your way, what could be better!
£450 Wedding Celebration; £220 Funeral (Celebration of Life) Naming/Renewal of Vows on request
Discount for HM Forces, NHS and Social Care Workers, Skills Swap, Payment Plan
I offer a 10% discount for HM Forces, NHS and Social Care Workers …. always!
I am open to the idea of a Skills Swap, so if you’re a painter & decorator, plasterer, seamstress etc why not have a chat!
I am happy to arrange a payment plan as long as the full balance is paid up to six weeks before the ceremony.
Why choose Jenny?
I like to say I’m a verbal portrait artist, I paint a picture with words….
Nobody lives just an ordinary life and the people, places and pursuits that make you unique are always worth celebrating!
So if you want to shout I Love You from the rooftops, present your newest member of the family to the world, bid a fond and final farewell or simply say ‘I do’ then why not give me a call and together we can plan a true celebration of life, love or longevity; I can’t wait to meet you!
What do I offer?
My ideal couple know what they want for their perfect day, – whether its a woodland setting or a barn, a surprise festival wedding or an intimate ‘elopement’ ceremony at dusk on Halloween, I’ve done them all and loved every minute.
From beaches to boho, barns to ballrooms you can have a Wedding Celebration ceremony anywhere with the owners permission, so the sky’s the limit!
1 x symbolic act eg. Handfasting (hence ‘tying the knot’), sand ceremony, unity candle
A beautiful commemorative certificate to sign with witnesses during the ceremony
A presentation copy of the ceremony in a keepsake folder
No hidden extras!
I offer my undivided attention to detail and have an open mind to anything you think will add value to your special day. I will be attentive and listen to your love story and hopes for the future and weave them into a beautiful ceremony, one that will be remembered.
Why choose Jenny for your wedding?
I’m easy to get on with and have experience of conducting ceremonies in a variety of venues.
I’m a great listener and am very good with words. I can capture emotions and project them into a ceremony with your love and affinity at the heart.
I happily work alongside other wedding professionals, friends and family to ensure the photographer/videographer get the shots they need, creating memories for the future :)
Many congratulations, you have a new addition to your family! How hard was it to agree on a name? A huge amount of thought goes into choosing a name, researching its meaning, paying homage to family members and finally bestowing the name on your new bundle of joy. So why wouldn’t you want to celebrate with friends and family and welcome your little one into the world!
1 x symbolic act eg. sand ceremony, unity candle etc
A Guide Parents keepsake certificate for them to sign during the ceremony
A presentation copy of the ceremony in a keepsake folder
No hidden fees!
I will write a deeply personal, fun, engaging and memorable ceremony involving as many or as few friends or family as you wish :)
(Naming colouring books also available, price on application)
Why choose Jenny for your naming ceremony?
I will be attentive and listen to your journey to parenthood and hopes for the future and weave them into a beautiful ceremony, one that will be remembered.
I believe my package offers those little extras as standard and as an accredited trained and qualified Celebrant, your ceremony will be just what you dreamed of.
Renewal of Vows
My ideal couple are those that are happy in their own skin and with each other!
Having found the ‘one’ many years ago, are you very proud of reaching this special Wedding Anniversary – you should be, well done you!
Would you like to revisit that happy day when you both said ‘I do’? Then a Renewal of Vows ceremony would be a great opportunity for a family and friend’s get together.
You could write new vows to each other or simply reaffirm the vows you made on that momentous day when you pledged your love and commitment to each other.
I am a great listener and am very good with words, I have a passion to tell people’s stories!
I help and enable individuals, couples and families to organise the ceremony they want for their life milestone – Renewal of Vows or Commitment ceremonies.
I am great at putting together thoughts and ideas and organising engaging, emotive and deeply personal ceremonies, turning the dream into reality.
I’m easy to get on with, am an excellent narrator and can deliver! Because I care, I listen intently to what my clients are saying and deliver what they want.
If I’m to be part of somebody’s special day and create a lifelong memory then it may be useful to know that as a Civil Celebrant conducting Naming’s, Wedding Celebration, Couples Commitments and Celebration of Life ceremonies, I’ve helped over 40 families to achieve the ceremony they wanted in the knowledge that between us it couldn’t have gone any better 😊
Why choose Jenny for your renewal of vows?
I can capture emotions and project them into a ceremony with your love and affinity at the heart. I’m easy to get on with and have helped over thirty families to create beautiful and uplifting ceremonies.
I have linked up with other event suppliers and industry experts and negotiated substantial discounts on amazing extras to enhance your guests experience including the use of light up letters or numbers*
*just ask if you need a quote
I conduct Celebration of Life services at both Weeley and Colchester Crematoriums. I also conduct services at alternative venues like the Willow Room at the Beth Chatto Gardens, which are wonderful and not constrained by time. Funeral services can be held anywhere (with the owners permission) even in your own home!
Some families have supported their loved ones wishes and had a ‘direct’ cremation, no attendees and held a Memorial, Thanksgiving or Celebration of Life service at a beautiful venue either the evening before or some time after.
I offer a free ‘Committal’* when I have conducted the ‘Celebration of Life’, Thanksgiving or Memorial service in a venue other than a crematorium *(not applicable if a ‘direct’ cremation – no attendance).
I am a great listener and am very good with words. I conduct extensive research to enhance your loved one’s story, painting a verbal portrait of their life, loves and legacy. I have helped over thirty families to create deep and meaningful ceremonies.
I am easy to get on with and can deliver beautiful scripts telling your loved ones story, recite specially chosen poetry and help families to say farewell as they see fit.
I offer a free ‘Scattering of Ashes’ service for anyone for whom I’ve conducted a ceremony.
I DO NOT charge for anyone under the age of eighteen.
Why choose Jenny for your funeral?
Working with ‘likeminded’ funeral directors I can enable families to undertake elements of both the care of their loved one and the funeral service itself. If you would like to be ‘involved’ in the end of life care of your loved one or just want to procure certain elements of a funeral and do the rest yourself then why not get in touch.
I can also supply a low carbon footprint, eco-friendly (flat-packed) coffin for decoration if required!
Reviews for Jenny the Celebrant
Total Reviews: 30
Average Rating: 5
A dignified and highly personal funeral ceremony
Having Jenny carry out my late dear friends funeral 4 years ago I did not hesitate to contact her again when my friends husband passed away. As before Jenny was very kind and understanding and made the ceremony very personal to Tony. We cried and we laughed and everyone said afterwards that it just how Tony would have wanted it. Thank you Jenny you made a difficult time much less painful for us all.
Fantastic Service from Jenny
Thank you Jenny for helping officiate our wedding day! Your support in the preparation ahead of the big day was instrumental, from creating a first draft to suggesting poems and examples of vows, we truly appreciated you being there for us every step of the day. Your punctuality of excellent communication during the ceremony was much appreciated and we will definitely…
Jenny was brilliant. We loved her. She made the ceremony very personal and got our children involved which was brilliant. Top class. Thank you Jenny.