Kirstie Atherton Celebrant

Kirstie Atherton

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Welcoming (adoption) Ceremonies. Literary Weddings. Home and Garden Weddings. Alternative Funerals and Memorials.


Association of Independent Celebrants. LGBTQ+ Equality Weddings. NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Naming & Couples Ceremonies (RQF)


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Hi, I'm Kirstie

Feel like spreading some love?
I’m Kirstie, I’m a warm and encouraging Cheshire-based celebrant, and I’m in love with love.
I am passionate about celebrating the milestones of our lives. About sharing our stories with others. About shouting out about love.
Becoming a celebrant was an obvious choice for me. I love people. I love hearing people’s stories. And I love writing.
When you choose a celebrant led ceremony, you, your loved ones and your love are all that matters.

What's my ceremony style?

I am kind, encouraging and calming.
I am enthusiastic about the work I am so fortunate to do, and I give it all my heart.
I focus on your story. On communicating who you are, how you live and how you love.
I bring a joyous energy to my work.

How about you?
After all you’re what it’s all about …….

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Why choose Kirstie?

I bring warmth and an encouraging energy to my work.
I will listen from a place of connection and truth to truly reflect you, your wishes and your love in your ceremony.
I am super creative and balance this with my devotion to crafting exactly what you want and what you are most comfortable with.
I am a natural storyteller, a true people person and value honesty, communication and love above all else.
I am trained to the highest UK standard.
I’m a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants, meaning I’m fully insured and entirely committed to professional development.
I was proud to receive a Distinction in my Master’s Degree in Creative Writing – it’s all about the words.

What do I offer?

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Is there anything better than finding love and wanting to tell the whole wide world?
The ways in which you’ll want to shout out about your love will be as unique as you are. Traditional or quirky. The only limit is our imagination.
I will listen to you, the story of your love and the hopes and dreams you have for your ceremony and for your future. Your totally unique ceremony will reflect you and your love. It will be delivered with passion, warmth, humour and joy.
It will be memorable. Always.

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Why choose Kirstie for your wedding?

Because ……. Love
A joyous love is at the heart of everything I do. But it’s not about me ……. it’s all about you and your love. I’d be honoured to weave your story through a beautifully written ceremony and support you all the way as you journey towards shouting out about your love.

I’d love for you to get in touch. If you use the contact enquiry form here please include a mobile number. I’ll never call you out of the blue but I will send you a message to let you know when I’ve responded by email, just in case I’ve landed in your junk box. Thanks.

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Naming Ceremonies

What an enormous privilege to help to welcome a new life into the world. To gather your family together to embrace the joy that your little one has brought. To strengthen bonds, honour traditions and create brand new ones just for you and yours.
I will listen to the story of your family, the hopes and dreams you have for your ceremony and for your little one’s future. Crafting a ceremony truly unique to your family and your journey.
You might like to make promises to your child, involve other children in your ceremony or ask loved ones to commit to support your little one as they embark upon their adventure of life.
Delivered with warmth, caring and joy, and always, always memorable.

Also offered: Family Welcomings, Family Blendings and Blessing the Bump Ceremonies.

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Why choose Kirstie for your naming ceremony?

As a person who was raised in a diverse adoptive family I specialise in Welcoming Ceremonies which mark the creation of a new family when adoption has taken place.

Adoption is such a special gift and the children who grow in a family’s heart deserve a really unique ceremony. These ceremonies are written with great love and with, above all, a sensitivity and a gentleness which honours the journey your child has been on and looks ahead to your shared life and love together. You can read more about this on my website

I’d love for you to get in touch to chat about any type of naming ceremony. If you make contact via the enquiry form here, please include a mobile number. I won’t ever call you out of the blue, but I will message you to let you know I’ve sent an email response, just in case I’ve landed in your junk mail. Thanks.

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Renewal of Vows

What better way to celebrate one another and all you’ve created together?
Vow renewals can mark a significant anniversary or birthday. They can reaffirm your vows after a time of ill health or turbulence. They can simply be a way of showing that, after 1 year or 60 years, you both still definitely do.
I will listen to the story of your love and craft a ceremony which is as unique as the life journey you’ve shared together.
Delivered with passion, warmth and joy. Your vow renewal will be an occasion to cherish, as you continue to cherish one another.

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Why choose Kirstie for your renewal of vows?

Choosing me for your Vow Renewal means that you get the best of both worlds …. I’m supportive, warm and encouraging – easy to talk to and understanding AND I’m also a highly accomplished writer who crafts your words and story into a compelling, entertaining, engaging, thought-provoking ceremony which you and your guests will remember and treasure.

I’d love for you to get in touch to chat all things renewal. If you use the enquiry form here please include a mobile number. I will never call you out of the blue, but I will message you to let you know I’ve sent an email response, just in case I’ve landed in your junk folder. Thanks.

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Why choose Kirstie for your funeral?
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Reviews for Kirstie Atherton Celebrant

Total Reviews: 3

Average Rating: 5

reviews (3)


The best wedding celebrant we could have asked for

5 Stars
Rachael Marsh Pryce

Wedding | 05/14/2022 | Liverpool

Everything about Kirstie and the way she’s goes about things, is just great.

We found Kirstie after spending a little bit of time wondering around instagram, feeling like we needed something different for our wedding ceremony, but not quite knowing what it was. (At this point, we had no idea how to even plan a wedding so working out what we wanted, in what location and in what way, took some real head scratching!)

From the moment we first met, we knew Kirstie had to be part of our day, over time she guided us to refine the day/weekend and really work out what we wanted to do. We met up a couple of times, each time Kirstie was there for us when we needed to let off some wedding steam and also be the logical, but fun ear we needed.

We’re honestly so grateful that the universe sent Kirstie our way, she was literally the perfect celebrant for us and our wedding really wouldn’t have been the same without her.
We wanted chilled but considered, and that’s exactly what we got.
Kirstie did a great job of understanding us as people and this was evident throughout the ceremony, lots of people commented on this afterwards. The ceremony was written so beautifully: subtle, funny and seamless. 

Kirstie suggested so many options during the planning, every detail was considered and passed by us, and we really felt like we had such autonomy throughout the whole process and the day.

We 1000% trusted Kirstie in how she would deliver the ceremony and it was never a worry, she is truly empathetic and genuine, professional and super stylish. 

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding and we wish you all the luck with your future work

Rachael, Ed and Bert xxx


Thank you so much for helping us tie the knot!

5 Stars
April and Ross Jones

Wedding | 04/17/2022 | The Hayloft - Cheshire

We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect and personal ceremony. From start to finish you have been amazing and thought of every little detail. We are so grateful! Love April and Ross (finally Mr and Mrs Jones)


What an amazing service

5 Stars
Joanne Hughes

Funeral | 12/30/2021 | Widnes, Cheshire

Kirstie, what an amazing service you did for my mum, you captured her perfectly, and triggered soo many memories for people who attended. I wouldn’t have changed a single word. You gave dad soo much comfort in the way you spoke of mum. it was light, cheerful but overall utterly respectful. we as a family can’t thank you enough for your wonderful presentation of mum’s life. thank you from.the bottom of my heart…. Jo

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