Onie Tibbitt, Agnostic Scotland

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,

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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 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 near Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands, 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. Over the past 17 years, I’ve worked with families, 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 since 2014, 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

£550-695

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. Over a period of weeks or months, I co-collaborate with you to write a completely unique, personal ceremony for you.

For every couple I work with, I plant a tree as part of a Scottish rewilding project. 5% of my fee goes towards our community fund. I also provide vow scrolls, beautiful certificates and oathing stones, should you wish to include those rituals in your ceremony.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

Hello, I’m Onie…I am a Scottish Highlands 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 non-religious/secular ethos. An Agnostic Scotland ceremony is inclusive 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 Highlands, I love to travel in my campervan and am happy to offer ceremonies further afield especially in the Lothians, Borders, Glasgow and Perthshire areas.

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

£550 plus travel

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. Over a period of several weeks or months, I co-collaborate with you and write a unique ceremony for you, 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, provide vow scrolls, oathings stones and other ‘props’ if you wish to include them in your ceremony. 5% of my fee goes towards our community fund.

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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

£450 plus travel

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. Over a period of several weeks or months, I co-collaborate with you and I write a completely unique ceremony for you.

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

I plant a tree for every family, as well as vow scrolls, beautiful certificates and oathing stones should you wish to include them. 5% of my fee goes towards our community fund.

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Renewal of Vows

Hello, I’m Onie…I am a Scottish Highlands 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 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 near Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands, 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

£550

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, paint oathings stones and create vow scrolls, should you wish to include these rituals. 5% of my fee goes towards our community fund.

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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

£0-450

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, Agnostic Scotland

Total Reviews: 78

Average Rating: 5

reviews (78)

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Very personal and memorable wedding ceremony

5 Stars
Peter & Maria Farries

Wedding | 06/25/2022 | Mabie House Hotel, Nr Dumfries

Onie was our celebrant this summer (2022) at our beautiful wedding in June. We had been contact with Onie over the previous 18 months as she guided us through the process of building our wedding ceremony and vows she made it easy to help us express our feelings and thoughts in a way that our guests would understand our relationship and why we were choosing to get married.

Prior to the wedding Onie took the time to get to know us initially through zoom due to Covid and later a face to face meeting to help her establish our style and what our wedding ceremony should feel like. She also had some questionnaires which were easy to fill out and gave her the basic information she needed.

We reviewed our vows and both were deeply affected by reading them for the first time and this carried through to the ceremony itself for us and our guests.

On the wedding day Onie was a huge help both in the technical aspects of the paperwork and the ceremony it’s self.

The feel of the ceremony was very personal and the over riding comment from all of the guests was that the genuinely understood why we had chosen to get married and had a window to our relationship which had not before. As well as a few laughs and quite a number of happy tears.

Overall Onie helped make the day extremely special and Very memorable. And we had the feeling that she enjoyed the day too which made it all the more special.

Maria & Pete

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The One

5 Stars
Helen & Jamie

Wedding | 09/24/2022 | Crail Community Hall

From the first time we spoke with Onie we felt extremely confident that she would be the perfect celebrant for our wedding day. Onie radiates positive energy and is a very warm person. She took the time to learn about us and made the ceremony personal and relaxed. She tailored it to suit our personalities perfectly and introduced many Scottish elements even our Scottish guests had never heard of. We had so many guests comment on how lovely the ceremony was. She spoke beautifully and it was an absolute pleasure to have her there on our big day.

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The One and Onie

5 Stars
Sara and Cormac

Wedding | 11/02/2022 | Dunbar's Close, Edinburgh

We couldn’t be happier with Onie as our celebrant. From the moment we reached out to her, she was so helpful and warm. We had our zoom chat and without hesitation we booked her. It was evident from the beginning, that Onie’s priority was to learn all about us to be able to provide a ceremony completely unique to us and our story. And she provided! Our wedding day happened to be on a cold, rainy, windy day outside in Scotland. Within moments of the ceremony starting, we forgot the rain and cold and felt completely in the moment. Onie made our story feel so special.. She’s not only an incredible celebrant, but a very genuine person. We can’t put into words how much we appreciate Onie and how much she made our day.

Thanks Onie!

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