Onie Tibbitt, Edinburgh Celebrant

Onie Tibbitt

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Story-centred ceremonies that reflect the unique blend of beliefs, values and wishes, and the personalities of the couple or family involved. All kinds of symbolic elements and rituals such as Handfastings, Quaich Ceremonies, Oathing Stone, Ring Warming,

Affiliations

Agnostic Scotland

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Onie

Hello, I’m Onie…I offer personalised and individual ceremonies for Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Namings, Funerals, or any event significant to you and your family.

I believe in creating ceremonies that are centred around the wishes and values of the family involved. This enables you to create a unique ceremony with your story at the heart, one that reflects your own beliefs, whether that incorporates religious and spiritual beliefs or entirely non-religious/secular ethos.

An Agnostic Scotland ceremony is inclusive, non-judgmental and open-minded. Ceremonies can be funny-sweet, deeply meaningful, make-you-weep-while-you-laugh hilarious, heart-achingly poignant, timeless and grand, sincere and serious, gentle and thoughtful. They can be traditional, unconventional, grand, or intimate. Every element of your ceremony is your choice.

Whilst I am based in the Lothians, I love to travel and am happy to offer ceremonies further afield. Through Agnostic Scotland, I can conduct legal Wedding Ceremonies.

What's my ceremony style?

I’m pretty relaxed in most settings and get such joy from meeting new people. Clients describe me as calm, thoughtful, grounded, joyful, friendly, insightful and light-hearted.

In addition to being a celebrant, I am co-director of a therapies clinic in Edinburgh. I’ve worked with families for over 15 years, supporting individuals through major life transitions. Over the years, friends and clients invited me to be celebrant at their life events – it is through these requests that I chose to become a life celebrant. I’ve been a celebrant for 8 years now, and absolutely love it.

Wherever and whatever you choose, it is my great delight to help you lovingly craft a ceremony that has your personalities… your stories… at the heart.

Prices From

£200-450

Why choose Onie?

I love to travel and am pretty outdoorsy. I’m comfortable conducting ceremonies in all kinds of locations – beaches, mountains, grand hotels, gardens. I really invest in the couples I work with and take the time to get to know you. I pour my heart into every ceremony I create to ensure each one is exactly as you wish it to be.

For every couple I work with, I plant a tree as part of a Scottish rewilding project. 10% of my fee goes towards providing affordable ceremonies for families in need.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

Hello, I’m Onie…I am an Edinburgh and Lothians based Celebrant offering personalised and individual ceremonies for Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Namings, Funerals, or any event significant to you and your family. I believe in creating ceremonies that are centred around the wishes and values of the family involved. This enables you to create a unique ceremony with your story at the heart, one that reflects your own beliefs, whether that incorporates religious and spiritual beliefs or entirely non-religious/secular ethos.

An Agnostic Scotland ceremony is inclusive, non-judgmental and open-minded. I really invest in the families I work with and take the time to get to know you. My wish is always to create a ceremony for you that will make your heart sing. Through Agnostic Scotland, I can conduct legal Wedding Ceremonies.

Whilst I am based in the Lothians, I love to travel and am happy to offer ceremonies further afield.

Your Wedding Ceremony will celebrate you as a couple. From the telling of your story to the exchange of vows, from the inclusion of rituals to the declaration of commitment, your ceremony will joyfully reflect your own unique personalities and your journey so far.

You might wish to get married on a mountain, or in a woodland under the stars, or in an historic castle, or in your own garden.Wherever you choose, you can make your ceremony your own.

Ceremonies can be funny-sweet, deeply meaningful, make-you-weep-while-you-laugh hilarious, heart-achingly poignant, timeless and grand, sincere and serious, gentle and thoughtful. They can be traditional, unconventional, grand, or intimate. Every element is your choice.

I pour my heart into every ceremony to ensure each one is joyful, heartfelt and poignant. I hold the space on your wedding day, and if you are having a legal wedding, I declare you legally married.

Prices From

£350-450

Why choose Onie for your wedding?

I love to travel and am pretty outdoorsy. I’m comfortable conducting ceremonies in all kinds of locations – mountains, hotels, gardens, beaches.

I really invest in the couples I work with and take the time to get to know you. I write a unique ceremony for you, with your input, then create a ‘secret’ version based on ‘snippets’ you have individually shared with me. I pour my heart into every ceremony so it is exactly as you wish it to be.

I plant a tree for every couple. 10% of my fee goes towards helping to provide affordable ceremonies for families in need.

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Naming Ceremonies

Naming and Family Ceremonies are pure joy… reflecting the character of the small but mighty people involved. Planning a ceremony to honour the arrival of your baby, or to celebrate the completion of your family, is such a personal and individual process.

Together, I can work with you to create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your own unique blend of beliefs, values and wishes. One that adopts the tone you are seeking, and includes the symbolic elements or rituals that make sense to you and your family.

It is my role to help you lovingly craft a ceremony that makes your family smile and will leave you with a warm and heart-bolstering feeling inside. Agnostic Scotland has a Community Fund to help provide affordable ceremonies for all. If you feel you need support paying for your ceremony, please let me know.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to planning a Naming, Welcome-to-the-World or Family Celebration. You might be looking for a traditional Naming Ceremony with readings, a declaration of the names being given, promises from the parents, and Guide- or God-parents. You may wish to include elements of religion such as prayers or blessings, or create an entirely non-religious ceremony.

You might be seeking a ceremony that is heart-centred and holistic.

You might be wanting a light, fun ceremony that is full of child-focussed joy.

Everything is your choice. I will do my very best to create a ceremony for you that captures perfectly the essence of your family and the small, or not-so-small, people being celebrated.

Prices From

£300-450

Why choose Onie for your naming ceremony?

I love to travel and am pretty outdoorsy. I’m really comfortable conducting ceremonies in all kinds of locations. I will work with you to create a bespoke ceremony with you at the heart.

I really invest in the couples and families I work with and take the time to get to know you. I write a completely unique ceremony for you, with your input.

I create beautiful bespoke keepsake ceremony cards, vow scrolls and symbolic elements for you.

I plant a tree for every family. 10% of my fee goes towards providing affordable ceremonies for families in need.

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Renewal of Vows

Hello, I’m Onie…I am an Edinburgh and Lothians based Celebrant offering personalised and individual ceremonies for Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Namings, Funerals, or any event significant to you and your family. I believe in creating ceremonies that are centred around the wishes and values of the family involved. This enables you to create a unique ceremony with your story at the heart, one that reflects your own beliefs, whether that incorporates religious and spiritual beliefs or entirely non-religious/secular ethos.

An Agnostic Scotland ceremony is inclusive, non-judgmental and open-minded. I really invest in the families I work with and take the time to get to know you. My wish is always to create a ceremony for you that will make your heart sing.

Whilst I am based in the Lothians, I love to travel and am happy to offer ceremonies further afield.

Your Vow Renewal Ceremony will celebrate you as a couple. From the telling of your story to the exchange of vows, from the inclusion of rituals to the declaration of commitment, your ceremony will joyfully reflect your own unique personalities and your journey so far.

You might wish to affirm your commitment on a mountain, or in a woodland under the stars, or in an historic castle, or in your own garden. Wherever you choose, you can make your ceremony your own.

Ceremonies can be funny-sweet, deeply meaningful, make-you-weep-while-you-laugh hilarious, heart-achingly poignant, timeless and grand, sincere and serious, gentle and thoughtful. They can be traditional, unconventional, grand, or intimate. Every element is your choice.

I pour my heart into every ceremony. I create beautiful keepsake scripts, vow scrolls and symbolic elements. I hold the space on your ceremony day and deliver a beautiful and unique ceremony for you.

Prices From

£350-450

Why choose Onie for your renewal of vows?

I love to travel and am pretty outdoorsy. I’m comfortable conducting ceremonies in all kinds of locations – mountains, hotels, gardens, beaches.

I really invest in the couples I work with and take the time to get to know you. I write a unique ceremony for you, with your input, then create a ‘secret’ version based on ‘snippets’ you have individually shared with me. I pour my heart into every ceremony so it is exactly as you wish it to be.

I plant a tree for every couple. 10% of my fee goes towards helping to provide affordable ceremonies for families in need.

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Funerals

A lovingly crafted ceremony to help you recall and celebrate memories of time spent with your loved one. Finding the right words to honour a friend or relative who has recently died can be so hard. At a time when you have suddenly lost an important person in your life, there is nothing anyone can do or say to take the pain away.

For families experiencing such loss, planning the funeral can feel like a momentous challenge, and just one more trial to get through. If you would like me to help you to plan, write and deliver a life celebration ceremony for your loved one, then it would be my honour and privilege to work with you, and to help ease that process for you.

I do not charge for my time for funerals of individuals under 16 years of age.

The ceremony for your loved one would be exactly as you wish it to be. An Agnostic Scotland ceremony is one that is inclusive, open-minded and non-judgemental.

It is possible to entirely reflect in your loved ones ceremony their own unique blend of beliefs and values. All words, music, symbolic elements and rituals are entirely your choice.

I do my very best to ensure that the ceremony we create gives you the opportunity to say everything you wish to say and do everything you wish to do in order to truly pay tribute to and honour your loved one.

At Agnostic Scotland, we have a Community Fund in order to ensure that all families have access to affordable ceremonies. If you feel you need support in paying for your loved one’s ceremony, please let me know.

Prices From

£0-250

Why choose Onie for your funeral?

I will take the time to get to know you, to find out everything that I can about the loved one you are grieving for, and to help you create a ceremony that you feel proud of and that truly does your loved one justice.

I can help you create a ceremony that entirely reflects their personality, the life they lead, the choices they made and the challenges they faced, the joys they experienced and that celebrates all the important elements that made them who they were.

Reviews for Onie Tibbitt, Edinburgh Celebrant

Total Reviews: 27

Average Rating: 5

reviews (27)

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What an incredible service provided by Onie!

5 Stars
Charlotte Craigie

Wedding | 10/31/2020 | Colstoun House, Haddington

Onie is one of a kind, and if you’re looking at this review and considering Onie, do it!!
We are one of lucky couples who were able to get married during COVID and the support Onie offered us was amazing from start to finish.
I first found Onie when looking for something a little out of the norm for our wedding service. From our first call I knew we found a match. Every call we had with Onie was so personal, and made us feel even more connected remembering lovely stories of our history as a couple. We wanted a completely unique service, and Onie helped us create that with ease. Onie is perfectly calm and really helped keep our stressed minds at ease while we juggled all new restrictions. The service on the day was beautiful and all our guests (both present and on Zoom) commented on how personal and our style our service was. Thank you so much Onie for such a wonderful day!

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Happily Ever After – Ashley & Tom Wedding

5 Stars
Ashley Gillow

Wedding | 09/10/2020 | Prestonfield House

Onie wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us, the words spoken will be cherished forever, a highlight of our wedding day. She is a born storyteller with a calm and nurturing voice. Planning (and rescheduling) our wedding during CV-19 brought about a rollercoaster of emotions, and Onie was a huge support. She kept us well informed of the Scottish guidelines and was so flexible and supportive. We loved the beautiful scrolls Onie made for our wedding vows and our gorgeous ceremony keep sake. Thank you Onie for making our day so very special, for being kind and professional, we hope to see you again real soon. Ashley & Tom

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My Sons wedding

5 Stars
Helen Buchanan-Smith

Wedding | 09/26/2020 | BROADWOODSIDE, Gifford East Lothian

I could not recommend Onie more highly. She is such a warm person and made the wedding ceremony very personal. Onie was very professional but relaxed and calm and this made for a particularly magical wedding. Onie has a kind, honest and sincere manner and I will definitely be asking her to officiate at future ceremonies.

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