Maxine Ward – Celebrant

Maxine Ward

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Hi, I'm Maxine

Hello, My name is Maxine and I’m a Wiltshire-based Celebrant providing bespoke ceremonies in London, the Cotswolds, the West Country and overseas.

Whether you’ve just got engaged, wish to renew your vows, are celebrating a birth or honouring the life of a loved one, you are most welcome.

In choosing a celebrant, the possibilities are endless. And in choosing me, you have someone who will translate your ideas, dreams and desires into a beautiful and unique ceremony that will live on long after the day has ended.

What's my ceremony style?

I love love stories. Everyone is different and I delight in meeting new people and getting to the heart of their happiness.

I am also a professional Life Coach, listening and asking questions to get the best from people gives me a great deal of pleasure. Getting the best from you to create a ceremony that resonates with you is at the absolute heart of my decision to be a celebrant. In fact, I get so much pleasure from being a celebrant that I also train them!

I celebrate uniqueness. After all we are all unique , aren’t we?

Prices From

Weddings and Vows £650, Naming's £450, Funerals and Memorial Services from £295. Other Celebrations will vary and I would be delighted to give you a quote

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Why choose Maxine?

Your love story is amazing, brilliant, and unique and your ceremony should reflect that, be it in remembrance of a life passed, a celebration of meeting the love of your life, or welcoming a new person into the world.

Listening to your story, ideas and dreams is at the very heart of what I do. Its exciting to hear them and translate them into a ceremony, using elements and words that will delight and that you will treasure forever.

I love to write and take great care to ensure that the words we use reflect the style, sentiment, and atmosphere you desire.

I am a professional and safe pair of hands, paying attention to every detail.

I am listener, a storyteller and a great organiser and together we will create a little magic.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU.

My ideal couple is really one that is excited at the idea of making a ceremony their very own. That might mean that you might want to base your ceremony on traditional elements of you heritage and culture or throw the rule book out of the window. It’s up to you.

You might have ideas of your own and also be open to new ones. You might not know where to start, but wherever we begin, you are exited about creating a ceremony that you will always remember with love, joy, and maybe a little pride ,knowing that you created it together.

YOUR JOURNEY TO A PERFECT CEREMONY.

Your first consultation – We will talk about your thoughts and how we will work together.

Let’s get started – We begin to create your ceremony. I will send out a questionnaire to help get you thinking and talking about what would make a perfect day.

The creative process and planning – How exciting! We will meet and go through your questionnaire and practical planning. I will then begin to write.

Delivering the ceremony – I will write and deliver the ceremony, together with the plan.

On the Day – I will be at your chosen venue well ahead of time, to meet you and everyone who has a special part in your ceremony before I stand with you in that unforgettable moment.

Prices From

£695

Why choose Maxine for your wedding?

WARM AND PROFESSIONAL.

Imagine the ceremony of your dreams; beautiful, elegant and romantic with gorgeous words that show the world how much you mean to one another. That’s what I will help you create. Your love story is unique and your ceremony should reflect that uniqueness. That’s why the ceremony I write for you is truly bespoke and unlike anything you’ve heard before. We can tell the story of how you met. We can even weave in family traditions, cultural elements, vows or rituals for you to share with each other, or that include your families and friends.

Remember, photographs will capture the day, but the words I write for you will capture your hearts and stay with you forever. They will utter a declaration of love, pledge lasting devotion and whisper the promise of a lifetime together. They will speak from the heart, share your vision and reflect you as a couple.

Let’s imagine, create and remember something magical.

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Naming Ceremonies

UNIQUE AND MEMORABLE.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate new life. Be it welcoming a baby into the world, honouring a new identity or embracing diversity. It’s also the perfect way to show your love and pledge your commitment to cherishing, nurturing and supporting that new life or identity.

The commitments you make will last a lifetime and are unique to you and to each member of your family. That’s why every Naming Ceremony is different and offers the perfect opportunity to create something truly magical – a shared experience that will be remembered long after the ceremony has ended.

I love to work with people who want to create a personal and unforgettable celebration of a new beginning.

Whatever you choose to do, it will be unique and memorable to you and those you hold dear.

CREATING AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY.

Everyone is unique and so is your ceremony. I offer a free consultation so that you can create one that is perfect for you.
Your first consultation – We will talk about you thoughts and how we will work together.

Let’s get started – We begin to create your ceremony. I will send out a questionnaire to help get you thinking and talking about what would make a perfect day.

The creative process and planning – How exciting! We will meet and go through your questionnaire and practical planning. I will then begin to write.

Delivering the ceremony – I will write and deliver the ceremony, together with the plan.

On the Day – I will be at your chosen venue well ahead of time, to meet you and everyone who has a special part in your ceremony before I stand with you in that unforgettable moment.

Prices From

£595

Why choose Maxine for your naming ceremony?

THE EXCITEMENT OF NEW BEGINNINGS

Becoming a celebrant was a new beginning for me and I have never looked back. It was the start of a journey that I have never regretted and has only been made possible with the love and support of those around me.

Whatever new journey you or one that you love is taking, I would love to help you to create a celebration that will include your hopes and dreams for the future, involving the people who will support , help and celebrate every step.

I am excited at new beginnings and can’t wait to hear about yours.

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Renewal of Vows

As my ideal couple you can imagine the ceremony of your dreams; beautiful, elegant and romantic with gorgeous words that show the world how much you continue to mean to one another and your hopes for the future. That’s what I will help you create.

Your love story is unique. That’s why the ceremony I write for you is truly bespoke and unlike anything you’ve heard before. We can tell the story of how you met. your journey as a couple and the joy of your enduring love.

Remember, photographs will capture the day, but the words I write for you will capture your hearts and stay with you forever. They will utter a declaration of love, pledge lasting devotion and whisper the promise of your hope and dreams as you life continues ​together. They will speak from the heart, share your memories and hopes for the future, reflecting your uniqueness as a couple.

Let’s imagine, create and remember.

CREATING YOUR PERFECT CELEBRATION.

Your first consultation – We will talk about your thoughts and how we will work together.

Let’s get started – We begin to create your ceremony. I will send out a questionnaire to help get you thinking and talking about what would make a perfect day.

The creative process and planning – How exciting! We will meet and go through your questionnaire and practical planning. I will then begin to write.

Delivering the ceremony – I will write and deliver the ceremony, together with the plan.

On the Day – I will be at your chosen venue well ahead of time, to meet you and everyone who has a special part in your ceremony before I stand with you in that unforgettable moment.

Prices From

£695

Why choose Maxine for your renewal of vows?

TRUE LOVE IS…

Becoming a celebrant was a new beginning for me and I have never looked back. It was the start of a journey that I have never regretted and has only been made possible with the love and support of those around me.

True love endures. True love gets you through tough times. True love celebrates differences and togetherness.

I have experienced all of this and celebrate every day, telling the one I love what he means to me , the gratitude I have for him, loving me for who I am, and making plans together for the future.

I can’t wait to hear you love story and your hopes and dreams for the future.

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Funerals

SAYING GOODBYE TO A LOVED ONE

This is never easy. But I will be with you every step of the way. I will take the time to understand your loved one and how you and your family felt about them. That way, each special memory can be shared with dignity, warmth, respect and even humour (if appropriate).

Every service that I deliver is uniquely and respectfully created according to your wishes. If you and/or your family are more comfortable writing and reading your own words of remembrance, I can also do that on your behalf should you wish.

Worried about what to do or say? I can help you with empathy, understanding and practical support and, together, we will create a service that not only remembers and celebrates a life, but also provides beautiful lasting memories for those who attend.

IT IS MY ROLE TO HELP.

At a time when emotions are heightened due to the loss of a loved one it can be hard to even begin to think about how you might want to say goodbye.

There are a lot of things to think about at a time like this and it can be quite overwhelming. That’s why I will liaise with your Funeral Director, and your crematorium or burial site, on your behalf to ensure the ceremony runs smoothly and you have one less thing to worry about.

It’s my role to help you in any way that I can so please do get in touch with any questions you may have. Please be kind to yourself at this time and remember, the choices you make will be the right choices for you and your loved one.

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Why choose Maxine for your funeral?

YOU ARE SAFE IN MY HANDS

I have been where you are now. I organised, wrote and spoke at my dad’s funeral so I understand how important it is to create a service that celebrates and honours life with poems, readings, prayers and songs that truly resonate. You are in a safe and deeply caring pair of hands with me. Understanding enables me to create and conduct a ceremony that is warm, respectful and unique to you. A true celebration of life.

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Reviews for Maxine Ward – Celebrant

Total Reviews: 12

Average Rating: 5

reviews (12)

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We are extremely grateful and cannot recommend her highly enough.

5 Stars
Rowan and Amy

Wedding | 10/02/2022 | Elmhay Park

We hired Maxine as a celebrant for our Wedding in October and really appreciated everything she did to create a lovely, thoughtful and personalised service for us. We met with her over teams several times before the wedding and she was extremely flexible and offered plenty of useful suggestions that we might not have thought of. She asked us a lot of questions about our relationship and really found out what was important to us and what we wanted in a service.
She guided us through the process brilliantly and on the day delivered a service that was perfect for us. She was very professional, helpful and exuded a warm and relaxed presence. We are extremely grateful and cannot recommend her highly enough. Thankyou Maxine!

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Maxine Made the Day Really Special

5 Stars
Misra Evans

Wedding | 08/06/2022 | Cleveden Hall

Maxine was our celebrant during our wedding and she was extremely likeable, professional and made the day so special. She spent time to get to know us individually and as a couple and created a special speech.

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A fantastic celebrant and wonderful person

5 Stars
Alistair

Wedding | 09/11/2022 | Minerva Temple, Bath

Maxine made our wedding so special, individual and where appropriate funny. Alison and I thoroughly recommend her to you. A fantastic celebrant and wonderful person

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