Mark Your Occasion

Mark Gregory

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Bilingual Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Destination Weddings, Weddings with Live Music, Green Funerals

Affiliations

UK Society of Celebrants

Languages

English, German, Russian, French, Dutch

Hi, I'm Mark

Bringing charisma, charm (and choons!) to any occasion.

(I’m really, really sorry I said ‘choons’.)

I am a charismatic, young, male celebrant and entertainer providing hand-written ceremonies for all aspects of life. My ultimate goal is to help you commemorate the most important moments in your life the way you want to – by ensuring that the ceremony is tailored specifically to you, and delivered with charm, wit, and aplomb – and perhaps a dash of music!

Let me Mark Your Occasion!

What's my ceremony style?

In short, I’ll provide anything you want or need for the ceremony in question. It’s not about me, it’s about you.

For funerals, I look to provide unique, earnest, and uplifting celebrations of life. My ceremonies are generally light-hearted and uplifting; while I can cater to a more sombre mood, many people nowadays want a ceremony which reflects the joyful way their loved one lived their life. My charismatic and positive nature works perfectly to that end.

On the family side, I look to not only incorporate various traditional elements, but also elements from different cultures around the world. As someone who is well-travelled, other cultures fascinate me, so I’m always looking for and researching new elements from all over the world that I can offer to my couples and families.

And, as mentioned above, I can add live entertainment to any part of your day. Just ask. :)

Prices From

Funerals from £200, Weddings from £600

Why choose Mark?

To be a really good celebrant you need to be three things:

A good listener: I volunteer on a peer support helpline, which requires attentive listening to identify and solve problems.

A good writer: I work freelance as a copywriter and editor for various online publications, as well as editing and creating pages on Wikipedia. I’m a bit of nerd really.

A good performer: I worked for a year on Thomson Cruises and for two years in Cyprus as an entertainer. I know how to please a crowd!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I love couples who are down to have a great time in their ceremony. I combine romance with laughter, and ensure that both the bride and groom, and all the guests, feel at ease and have a great time during the ceremony.

As part of an international family, I often get on well with international couples. I offer bilingual ceremonies in German, Russian, French, and Dutch, and love blending different cultures together, as well as hearing new ideas of things I can offer couples in the future.

I’m also a live singer, so love to include music into my ceremonies – whether it’s singing you down the aisle, while you’re signing the register, or getting involved in the reception and the rest of your day, there are so many options of incorporating my (according to reviews) angelic voice into your big day.

My Bronze Package starts at £600 and includes all the basics: a unique, personalised ceremony written by me, unlimited number of edits and contact throughout, rehearsals if necessary, a symbolic certificate of marriage that is totally not a legal document, and a family copy delivered after the big day.

You can then add ‘extras’ to that package, either individually, or as part of the Silver Package (£750) which includes four extras. These include, but are not limited to, different rituals like a hand-fasting or a unity sand ceremony, bilingual or multi-lingual elements within the ceremony, and live music within the ceremony itself.

You can go the whole hog with the Gold Package (£1300), which includes everything already mentioned, three hours of live music, and and entire evening of me being around as your Master of Ceremonies. This can also include stuff like quizzes and gameshows – the Mr and Mrs Paddle Game is particularly popular!

Prices From

£600

Why choose Mark for your wedding?

I am a charismatic, young, male wedding celebrant providing hand-written ceremonies for awesome couples.

My ultimate goal is to help you commemorate your wedding the way you want to.

To do this, I ensure that the ceremony is tailored specifically to you, and delivered with charm, wit, and aplomb.

Together, let’s Mark Your Occasion in style.

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Naming Ceremonies

As a young father myself, I know how important it is to document the different stages of a little person’s life. Naming ceremonies are gorgeous events which really help to bring some magic into the earliest moments of a child’s life, and with a celebrant, you can really bring life and personality to a Naming Ceremony.

Couples usually come to me if they want to get their family involved in the ceremony itself – traditional religious baptisms do include roles for the godparents, but usually it’s just saying a few words and agreeing to what the vicar says. With naming ceremonies, you can tailor their involvement much more to their liking: get all the family together for a gorgeous Unity Sand ritual; get your cousin to sing during the ceremony; get your grandparents to say a short blessing from the bottom of their heart – there truly are no limits.

Namings start at £400 and follow a similar system to my wedding packages: the Bronze Package includes all the basics: a unique, personalised ceremony written by me, unlimited number of edits and contact throughout, rehearsals if necessary, a symbolic certificate of naming, and a family copy delivered after the big day.

You can then add ‘extras’ to that package, either individually, or as part of the Silver Package (£750) which includes four extras. These include, but are not limited to, different rituals like a hand-fasting or a unity sand ceremony, bilingual or multi-lingual elements within the ceremony, and live music within the ceremony itself.

You can go the whole hog with the Gold Package (£1300), which includes everything already mentioned, three hours of live music, and and entire evening of me being around as your Master of Ceremonies.

Prices From

£400

Why choose Mark for your naming ceremony?

I am a playful, young, male family celebrant providing hand-written ceremonies for bubbly newborns.

My ultimate goal is to help you commemorate a new life the way you want to.

To do this, I ensure that the ceremony is tailored specifically to you and your child, and delivered with playfulness and fun.

Together, let’s Mark Your Occasion with joy.

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Renewal of Vows

I love couples who are down to have a great time in their ceremony. I combine romance with laughter, and ensure that both the bride and groom, and all the guests, feel at ease and have a great time during the ceremony.

As part of an international family, I often get on well with international couples. I offer bilingual ceremonies in German, Russian, French, and Dutch, and love blending different cultures together, as well as hearing new ideas of things I can offer couples in the future.

I’m also a live singer, so love to include music into my ceremonies – whether it’s singing you down the aisle, while you’re signing the register, or getting involved in the reception and the rest of your day, there are so many options of incorporating my (according to reviews) angelic voice into your big day.

My packages for Vow Renewals start at £500 and include all the basics: a unique, personalised ceremony written by me, unlimited number of edits and contact throughout, rehearsals if necessary, a symbolic certificate of your renewal, and a family copy delivered after the big day.

You can then add ‘extras’ to that package, either individually, or as part of the Silver Package (£650) which includes four extras. These include, but are not limited to, different rituals like a hand-fasting or a unity sand ceremony, bilingual or multi-lingual elements within the ceremony, and live music within the ceremony itself.

You can go the whole hog with the Gold Package (£1200), which includes everything already mentioned, three hours of live music, and and entire evening of me being around as your Master of Ceremonies.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Mark for your renewal of vows?

I am a charismatic, young, male family celebrant providing hand-written renewal of vows ceremonies for happy couples

My ultimate goal is to help you commemorate your marriage the way you want to.

To do this, I ensure that the ceremony is tailored specifically to you, and delivered with charm, wit, and aplomb.

Together, let’s Mark Your Occasion with devotion.

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Funerals

For funerals, I much prefer to work with families who are open to having a positive, uplifting ceremony celebrating the life of their loved one. While I’m not averse to sombre-toned funerals, I truly believe everyone has lived a life worth celebrating.

We should look to emphasise those positive moments and say goodbye in a comforting and meaningful way, allowing us to move on from our grief more easily. This can involve telling funny stories about the deceased’s life, enjoying a slideshow of pictures during the reflection, or more outside-the-box ideas such as conducting the entire ceremony in the broad Yorkshire accent!

However you want to remember your loved one’s life, it can be done. Just ask.

The basic price of £200 does NOT include a eulogy written and delivered on the day. Families are welcome to write the eulogy themselves and have me deliver it at no additional cost, but ceremonies with a celebrant-written eulogy cost £300. This allows for the time taken to gather all the necessary details of the deceased and to put it together in a flowing, logical and entertaining manner.

My eulogies are widely praised following many of my ceremonies, and they are well worth investing in to ensure that your loved one is given the send-off they really deserve. If you already have someone to deliver the eulogy but they don’t feel comfortable writing it, my eulogy-writing services are also available separate from the ceremony itself at the cost of £100.

Prices From

£200

Why choose Mark for your funeral?

I am a detail-oriented, conscientious funeral celebrant providing hand-written ceremonies for people who have had incredible lives.

My ultimate goal is to provide a lasting memory to the family of the deceased.

I do this with a ceremony that reflects that person’s life like a mirror, ensuring just the right amount of humour, variety, and dignity.

Together, let’s Mark Your Occasion with dignity.

Reviews for Mark Your Occasion

Total Reviews: 35

Average Rating: 5

reviews (35)

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Made Me Laugh, Made Me Cry

5 Stars
Brian

Funeral | 07/23/2021 | Rawdon, Leeds

Mark did the service for me dad, his eulogy made me laugh and made me cry, thanks for your hard work pal

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Great Last-Minute Recruit!

5 Stars
Richard + Anchael

Wedding | 07/10/2021 | York

Mark stepped in last minute after our registrar became unavailable for the date we wanted. The rain held off and we had a beautiful service outside with Mark delivering a romantic ceremony with complete personalisation throughout. We were so impressed at such a quick turnaround!

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Beautiful Bilingual Wedding Ceremony

5 Stars
Ajit & Eileen

Wedding | 07/09/2021 | Essex

Mark was the bilingual (English-German) celebrant for our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony. It could have not been more perfect!! He provided a true fairytale wedding, and we have already spoken about booking him again for our 10 year vow refreshment!

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