Maxine Ward – Celebrant

Maxine Ward

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Hi, I'm Maxine

Your love story is amazing, brilliant and unique. 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, being celebrant is my vocation and my dad helped me to realise that.

I am listener, a storyteller and a great organiser and together we will create a unique, highly personalised and bespoke ceremony without losing the beauty of your traditions.

When you look back at your photographs would you remember the precious words that were said, the vows you made and the part your loved ones played in your ceremony. With a celebrant led ceremony your beautiful words can be treasured for ever.

I offer a free consultation, where we can talk about how your unforgettable ceremony will come to life and I can’t wait to hear your dream.

What's my ceremony style?

I am Down to Earth. Relationships are important to me. I love to support people and bring out the best in them. My family and friends tell me that I am their rock.

I’m a Curious Listener. I am really interested in people and my background as a life coach enables me ask the right questions to get to the heart of who you are and how to make the ceremony your own. As an experienced Life Coach , I can even help you with pre-wedding nerves.

I’m a Wordsmith. I love writing and after asking those important questions will work with you to create ceremony or service that is highly personalised, taking great care in choosing the right words, with the right tone and atmosphere.

I am Well Organised. I have strong project management skills and meticulous attention to detail. I have to know the when, where, how, who and why. The practical management of your ceremony is key

Prices From

Weddings and Vows from £595 , Naming's and Memorial Services from £295. from Other Celebrations will vary and I would be delighted to give you a quote

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Why choose Maxine?

I have always loved a traditional wedding ceremony and think that you can have this without being constricted with the surroundings, order and words that are dictated by it.

I specialise in taking the foundations of your traditions, those parts of it that you want to embrace, and explore how you can make it your own. There are no rules. Traditional words, hymns and prayers can combine with ritual. You can choose to throw the rule book out of the window, have a small nod to your traditions or go fully traditional.

Most of all your ceremony should declare your love to one another just the way you want

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I have always loved a traditional wedding ceremony and think that you can have this without being constricted with the surroundings, order and words that are dictated by it.

I specialise in taking the foundations of your traditions, those parts of it that you want to embrace, and explore how you can make it your own. There are no rules. Traditional words, hymns and prayers can be combined with ritual. You can choose to throw the rule book out of the window, have a small nod to your traditions or go fully traditional.

Who says you can’t have a Japanese tea ceremony after a making traditional vows, a hand tying ceremony followed by a traditional reading, or the bride and groom wearing something different whilst using the same words that were spoken at their parents ceremony? In one of my most memorable weddings the bride and groom were wed in their hunting jackets and the guests in wellies.

Your journey to your 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

£595

Why choose Maxine for your wedding?

During my training to be a celebrant, following some great feedback, I became completely overwhelmed. I realised that this was exactly what I was meant to do and I have never looked back.

Before I lost my dad, he and I talked often about all sorts of things including the fact that I had not really realised my vocation or purpose. and took some time to think about what mattered to me.

I realised that it is to understand people, help them shine and to celebrate their brilliance and uniqueness.

Love is amazing, brilliant and unique. Let’s celebrate it. All of it. All together.

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Naming Ceremonies

Oh the joy of a new addition to your family or a transition celebrating a transtion to who you are and have always been.

There is nothing quite like it. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and create an occasion that will give a welcome like no other.

An occasion to tell a story, make promised to cherish, support and nurture a new love. Promises that will last for a lifetime and are unique to each member of your family.

There are many ways to create a Naming Ceremony, perhaps adding in some special touches by creating a new family tree, perhaps planting a tree, creating a time capsule or laying down a bottle of something special for later years?

Perhaps you want to throw a big party or make the moment more intimate?

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

£395

Why choose Maxine for your naming ceremony?

I am a collaborator. I love to share stories and ideas. I am a wordsmith and a creator.

In a Naming Ceremony we are celebrating someone who is like no other and will make their own journey in life with the love an support of those who love them.

This will be true of your story and I will take great care to put into words what is in your heart.

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Renewal of Vows

If you are renewing your vows you are declaring to each other and the world the joy of your enduring love. Renewal of vows can take place at different times in a partnership and under many different circumstances. Your story is unlike any other and for that reason you are my ideal couple

Your journey to your 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

£595

Why choose Maxine for your renewal of vows?

In a world where love can be fleeting, what a joy to celebrate an enduring love. As a life coach I am skilled at getting to what really makes your love special to you and as a storyteller I will work with you to write beautiful words to express to each other and the world the unique and unbreakable bond between you.

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Funerals

I will work with every family that needs my support..

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.

How do you put together the words that will represent their loss, be they your own, or those written by another in the form of a reading, poem or song?

I can help you with empathy, understanding and practical support to create a service that will align with the wishes of the person who has passed and those attending the service. You and your family may be comfortable writing and reading your own words of remembrance, perhaps to write but asking me to read your words. You may choose that I write and read the entire service.

Each choice is the right one.

Prices From

On Request

Why choose Maxine for your funeral?

My experience as a life coach means that I am a good listener and take the time and care to get to know you as a family and understand the service that will best serve you and the person that you will be remembering.
I will share the words with you in advance so that you can ensure that, not only are the facts correct, but also that the service has the right tone and sentiment that best paints your memories.

I will work very closely with your Funeral Director to ensure that your service is delivered with care, compassion and support.

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Reviews for Maxine Ward – Celebrant

Total Reviews: 3

Average Rating: 5

reviews (3)

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Short notice wedding

5 Stars
Grant Bajere

Wedding | 12/11/2021 | Bath

Really great service. We booked Maxine very close to our ceremony date, and she managed to get everything up together in 4 weeks! Our guests loved the stories and the manner of the ceremony, as it was fully custom. We felt part of the process from start to finish, perfect.

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Thanks and Gratitude

5 Stars
Val

Funeral | 09/28/2021 | Wiltshire

Maxine was recommended as a celebrant for my husband, Keith Brockie’s funeral by our funeral directors and we were so grateful that they did. She was lovely, caring and compassionate and when she visited us to talk about Keith, to get to know about him and to discuss our wishes, she immediately made us feel completely at ease and we knew we would be in good hands. She guided us through every step of the way; whatever little thing we wanted or wanted to change, up until the last minute, nothing was too much trouble and the service went without a hitch.

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Thanks Maxine

5 Stars
Barry

Funeral | 10/18/2021 | Wiltshshire

Maxine was the celebrant we chose for the funeral of our Mum. She met with us well ahead of the service and helped us come up with a fitting celebration of Mum’s life. We are very grateful to Maxine for everything she did to help the service go so smoothly including ensuring the timing of the various elements fitted within the time slot we had. We were very pleased with everything and appreciated her help with getting the music exactly as we had hoped for (accommodating our very particular requirements), and for her spoken contributions during the service. She made some very good suggestions including telecasting the service for relatives & friends located around the world or unable to attend on the day.
Maxine showed compassion and care and provided us with excellent guidance during a difficult time for us. Highly recommended.

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