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Hi, I'm Andrea
I am a creative and empathetic celebrant who can deliver a bespoke ceremony. For your wedding, it can be in a setting of your choice,. with words that you want to include. With music, without music, this is your wedding so have the wedding of your dreams.. Based in the South of England, I can help create the dream day for a couple whether it be on the beach, on a cliff, in a forest, in an old barn in the middle of nowhere (literally!) or in a yurt! For funerals and memorials, I will work with you to tell the story of your loved one, weaving a beautiful tapestry of their life in a ceremony to honour them. Andrea believes that the reason you use a celebrant is to have the service that you want, so I will work tirelessly to provide just that. Your ceremony, your choice.
What's my ceremony style?
For weddings, I specialise in outdoor events. It is wonderful to embrace the elements and to be part of nature and with her background in performing arts, I can choreograph the event, having viewed the venue, and be able to speak up against the elements! I have also conducted ceremonies in a yurt and in someone’s kitchen, but no matter where it is you choose, I will create a ceremony for you – it can have a nod to religion or tradition, or include hand-fasting, a sand or wine ceremony or even Morris dancing! Funerals, whether they include the burial, or whether they are at the local crematorium or a natural woodland burial ground, will be written for your loved one with tenderness and care, turning a distressing time in to a beautiful memory. Whatever you decide, I will make it happen – you are in safe hands.
Why choose Andrea?
I will always meet with you , in person, on skype or email – or all three -so that I understand who you are as a couple or family and what you really want from your day. Part of my background in performing arts and hospitality means that I understand the event from every angle and I am a great organiser, as well as a consummate professional with a keen eye for detail in everything I do. Having a ceremony with me means you are in safe hands as I create the ceremony of your choice.
What do I offer?
Wedding Ceremonies can be in a setting of your choice, with words that you want to include. Once the simple legalities have been done, I can create a ceremony with music, readings, poems, rituals, with a congregation of 100 or a simple ceremony just for the two of you.; this is your wedding so have the wedding that you want! I will create the dream day whether it be on the beach, on a cliff, in a forest, in an old barn in the middle of nowhere (literally!) or in a yurt! I believe that it is YOUR day so it should be your ceremony- your choice.
I can write and deliver the ceremony of your choice in the setting of your choice. It can include music or readings from friends and family, it can be totally traditional or with just a nod to tradition. The ceremony can be just the two of you, in an idyllic spot, with just nature’s wondrous canopy to look on. It really can be the ceremony of your choice – it is YOUR day after all!
Why choose Andrea for your wedding?
I will always meet with you , in person, on skype or email – or all three -so that I understand who you are as a couple and what you really want from your day. I can help and advise with readings/poems and will choreograph the ceremony so that everyone knows where they should be and when. I will always visit the venue in order to be able to choreograph the event to ensure everyone has the best experience. Having a ceremony with me means you can enjoy your day because you are in safe hands.
The birth of a child is such a special time and what better way to celebrate the arrival with family and friends than with a naming ceremony? You may wish to use the ceremony to nominate ‘godparents’ or responsible adults who will play an active part in your child’s life as they grow up.
I will write and deliver truly bespoke, non-legal, naming ceremonies. This can include as much or as little religious content as you feel appropriate, and even a mix of content from different religions, faiths, races or backgrounds, to ensure it is perfectly tailored to you.
Naming ceremonies can follow after your child has been legally named with your local registrar or as they reach a milestone birthday. You may choose to name other older children at the same time if you wish or just involve them in the ceremony. A sand ceremony is perfect for this!
A naming ceremony is perfect for those wanting a non-religious ceremony because they still want to shout out to the world about the new arrival! You can also have a naming ceremony if there has been an adoption and you wish to acknowledge and rejoice in the name change. I will create a ceremony just for you and if you wish to still have adults in the role of God parents, but don’t wish to have the religious elements, then we can still do that – we can call them guardians, or guiding stars! The ceremony can be as intimate as you like, even in your own garden. The possibilities are endless and I will steer you through.
Why choose Andrea for your naming ceremony?
Having met with you and finding out what tone of ceremony you would like, I will create a ceremony to involve as many, or as few, family and friends as you like ensuring that it is a day to be celebrated! I will help you create a joyous occasion as you welcome the new life to the world.
Renewal of Vows
A vow renewal is an opportunity for a couple to renew the vows that they made to each other when they first got married. It is a way to commemorate a love that has deepened or matured between a couple.
Why a renewal?
You eloped when you were younger because you didn’t have the money or the time to throw a complete wedding. Now that you’re older, you want to fully commemorate your union together.
A vow renewal can also be a great way to commemorate a milestone wedding anniversary such as 20, 30, or 50-year anniversary.
Overcoming a major obstacle together is a perfect time to renew vows. Whether it’s a serious illness that you or your spouse has endured, or you’ve spent a significant amount of time apart due to military leave, or even the birth of a new child, these are major events that deserve a celebration.
During a vow renewal ceremony, vows are exchanged and it is an opportunity for the couple to reflect on their relationship and be grateful for everything they’ve accomplished together up to this point. The couple can choose to exchange the same vows, or they can prepare new vows. During the ceremony, rings are also exchanged between the couple. I will create this intimate ceremony with you, involving family or friends if desired, or simply the two of you in a romantic setting of your choosing.
Why choose Andrea for your renewal of vows?
Whatever your reason for wishing to renew your vows, I can help create the perfect ceremony. As with a wedding, I will send you each a short questionnaire enabling me to conjure up the perfect picture of you both and why the renewal is so important to you. I will be with you every step of the way up to the day and you can relax knowing that you are in safe hands.
I provide a personal and professional service, creating a bespoke ceremony – your ceremony, your choice. Passionate and totally committed to providing quality bereavement and funeral celebrant services, my ceremonies are as unique as those involved – highly personalised, carefully written to reflect individual life stories. Providing a memorable experience for everyone present, incorporating any ideas you may have, however unusual. Sometimes for a Funeral a fully religious service isn’t required but just an acknowledgement to the faith, and sometimes a completely non-religious service is required. If a religious service with readings and hymns is wanted, I will do that – whatever your beliefs or faith, I can create a beautiful ceremony, just for you.
I will meet with you so that you can tell the story of your loved one and I will write a perfectly fitting tribute that can turn a distressing event in to a beautiful memory. I will ensure that I works along side the Funeral Director and Crematorium so that the day is seamless. I will be there every step of the way for you and your loved-one’s ceremony will be totally unique and written only for them to reflect their life and their beliefs.
Why choose Andrea for your funeral?
I can work with you to make your loved one’s funeral, interment or scattering of ashes a fitting tribute to their life.
We will meet together and you can take the time you need to tell me all about them – their story, the things that they were passionate about, what you and others loved about them – and even their annoying little foibles! Together, with tissues and tea at the ready, we can tailor an occasion they would be proud of. Give me a call and we can talk through your needs.
Reviews for Life Body and Soul
Total Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 5
Thanks so much for your brilliant work on our ceremony Andrea – absolutely perfect! Everyone said how brilliant it was and a few people said it was the nicest wedding ceremony they’d ever been to! I would 100% recommend you! Thanks again, Kerry