Jilly Adamson

Purbeck Celebrants and Reflections Counselling

Reviews (5)

 Adamson
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Dorset

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Natural funerals

Affiliations

Institute of Professional Celebrants;: Pagan Federation and LGBT Foundation

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

Special Offers

15% discount for 2020 Summer ceremonies

15% discount for any 2020 spring ceremonies June- August

15% Off

Prices from £450
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Jilly Adamson

Purbeck Celebrants and Reflections Counselling

Reviews (5) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings - How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure - Weddings
After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:
I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable
I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.
I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.
I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.
I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!


Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

CEREMONY STYLE

I am happy to offer the following ceremonies:
Wedding,
Vow renewal
Engagement
Blessing
Naming Ceremony
Both Animal and Human memorials.

It is my pleasure to make the ceremony 100% unique to you. There are several extra ceremonies we can add to the day if that’s what you would like, examples are ‘handfasting’ and ‘sand ceremonies’, these additional mini ceremonies are often an ideal way to get others involved in the day, but equally you may prefer to keep it just for you.

It would be a privilege to be able to get to know you both and share your love story with your guests. Between us, we can make the ceremony happen however and wherever you wish.

Baby naming ceremonies are a fantastic way to welcome babies and children into your family and social circle. Traditionally there were Christening ceremonies for babies but now people are choosing non-religious ceremonies and not just for babies, but also for joining two families that each have their own children.

I am also privileged to help you through times of loss by writing and reading a Eulogy for your loved one. This truly is an honour, to be trusted with someone's final story. I have a warm understanding approach, making me easy to share your memories with. I am also a great animal lover and as such am very happy to perform ceremonies for pets as well.

Eulogies are usually written with the aid of family members after death but I am also happy to write the eulogy with you if you would prefer to take control and leave a full plan of your ceremony wishes.

Some people are attending their own funerals - OK, I know that sounds odd but there are advantages.
1. A last chance to gather all relatives from near and far before its too late.

2. You get to hear the lovely things they are going to say about you.

3. It may help both relatives and yourselves to come to terms with your impending departure.

4. It offers a chance to say goodbye and an opportunity for relatives to ask any questions. I often hear, 'Oh I wish I had told them.....or asked......'

5. You can choose the music, dress code, readings etc that you would like.
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Reviews

Thank you for a lovely service

Jane Watson

Funeral at

Bridport | March 2020

Thank you for the moving ceremony, it was a difficult time and with the added complication of the Corona Virus, things were even harder but you ... Read review.

Screaming babies

Hadley Middleton

Naming Ceremony at

St Marks, Wallisdown | June 2019

You did an amazing job to be heard over Hadley! We really appreciated the lovely ceremony. Although it was Hadleys' day you made his brother Ja... Read review.

Thank you

MArk Todd

Funeral at

Higher Ground Meadow | August 2019

You captured my dads' personality perfectly, he would have enjoyed the Eulogy immensely. He did not want a sombre service, although obviously we... Read review.

Our wedding

Hannah and Mallory

Wedding at

Bournemouth Beach | May 2019

Thank you so much for being our Celebrant. You were a really calming influence. When I looked up and saw you smiling and nodding as I said my v... Read review.

Wonderful wedding

Abi

Wedding at

Kingston Maurward | July 2019

Super day, couldn't be more pleased. Read review.

Thank you for a lovely service

Jane Watson

Bridport | March 2020

Thank you for the moving ceremony, it was a difficult time and with the added complication of the Corona Virus, things were even harder but you made things work, going out of your way to meet us in a safe way. You made dad come alive again, one last time, by taking us through his life and bringing back long-forgotten memories. He would have been pleased with the ceremony.


What Jilly says...

Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of learning about your dad and writing the ceremony.

Screaming babies

Hadley Middleton

St Marks, Wallisdown | June 2019

You did an amazing job to be heard over Hadley! We really appreciated the lovely ceremony. Although it was Hadleys' day you made his brother Jacob feel included. He loved being asked to help and being made to feel important as a 'big' brother.


What Jilly says...

Jacob was a star helper. I have sent you the script just in case Hadley dominated the recording!! He soon settled and hopefully enjoyed the soothing lights and music.

Thank you

MArk Todd

Higher Ground Meadow | August 2019

You captured my dads' personality perfectly, he would have enjoyed the Eulogy immensely. He did not want a sombre service, although obviously we were all heartbroken. You added just the right amount of humour to keep things dignified but lift us when we became too sad.


What Jilly says...

Thank you. I really felt almost as if I knew your dad from our chats. Please thank your family for their grand job in filling in the details of his life, so I could tell his story.

Our wedding

Hannah and Mallory

Bournemouth Beach | May 2019

Thank you so much for being our Celebrant. You were a really calming influence. When I looked up and saw you smiling and nodding as I said my vow, you gave me the confidence to control my shaky voice!


What Jilly says...

No help needed your vows were perfect because they came from your heart.

Wonderful wedding

Abi

Kingston Maurward | July 2019

Super day, couldn't be more pleased.


What Jilly says...

Thank you so much, it was a super day.

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