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Interfaith ceremonies, multicultural ceremonies, LGBT+ ceremonies, including children in ceremonies
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, The Good Funeral Guild
Forest Hill, London. | May 2020
This was held in my garden with eight friends and family who could not attend the actual
funeral in W.London due to limiting of numbers in this present situation. It was timed to take place at exactly the same time. Rosalie helped us so much with her suggestions, warmth and kindness. Nothing was too much trouble. A special person indeed.
Islington Chapel, St Pancras Cemetary, North London | April 2020
Despite these extremely difficult times, Rosalie conducted my Dad’s funeral service in a lovely and fitting way. She took time beforehand to find out about his life, his character and how these things related to the family members present. At my request, she sourced music and recorded an audio file of the service for us to share with the friends and relatives who could not attend. Rosalie has both a compassionate and professional approach to her work; nothing is too much trouble and she made the day easier to bear. I am very grateful for the recommendation of her by the funeral director.
Enfield Crematorium | March 2020
Rosalie was the celebrant at my mother's funeral which took place just as the coronavirus pandemic was starting to ramp up. Organising a parent's funeral is difficult at any time, let alone in the current crisis. Rosalie was a total godsend! She was very easy to work with and helped me create a wonderful ceremony that really felt like a "good fit" for my mother. She really went above and beyond to help, and assisted far more than necessary; helping me create a lovely order of service, ordering the music, arranging a video link for those who couldn't be there in person and even picking up some of the flowers. I've no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking fora celebrant, she will really make this to make this difficult thing that little bit easier for you
Putney Vale Crematorium | March 2020
Working with Rosalie on my mother's funeral service was a truly meaningful experience. As an only child, I needed quite a lot of hand-holding through the process. Rosalie was a wonderful listener, patient, gentle, fully present and professional throughout. She worked with me closely to learn about my mother's life and character, and created a fitting and beautiful non-religious ceremony during this stressful time of coronavirus. She has my very highest recommendation.
Mortlake Crematorium | March 2020
Rosalie had a very progressive and professional approach. Ensured a personal approach so friends & family could say farewell in their desired manner.
She juggled a selection of last minute requests and quirks with great speed and good humour. Flexible to ensure a dignified ceremony in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak.
It was of course an emotional day, but I think Rosalie helped say farewell in the understated and beautiful way everyone desired. Recommended.
Southgate Crematorium | March 2020
Rosalie was amazing in every way. There was nothing too much (or little) that Rosalie wasn’t happy to arrange and was so caring and thoughtful about ensuring even the smallest detail was perfect. Rosalie presented my Mother’s final farewell so beautifully and helped us enormously at such a difficult time. We feel truly blessed to have been sent Rosalie and no words can express our thanks for the outstanding contribution to my mother’s final farewell. Could not recommend Rosalie strongly enough for such an important occasion.
Golders Green Crematorium | March 2020
Rosalie conducted a heartfelt and professional service. She spent time meeting us, the friends and family of the deceased, to build up an accurate picture of what he was like as a person. She was also considerate to check ahead of the service that her speech matched with our expectations. I would recommend Rosalie to anyone.
Kendal green crematorium | March 2020
Rosalie officiated at our funeral on Friday and was so warm, well prepared and it was all well thought out
Thank you so much
Battersea Art Centre | August 2019
We cannot recommend Rosalie enough. The venue forwarded her details to us, and we are so grateful they did. Rosalie was fantastic throughout the whole process and made everything so easy and stress free. She created a unique ceremony that perfectly captured us and we couldn't have asked for more. Not only did we love it, but many of guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was, and how much they enjoyed all the personal touches and references to different moments in our lives. It truly was a wonderful experience and we can't thank her enough.
Enfield Crematorium | July 2019
Rosalie in one afternoon captured everything about my beautiful wife and presented it the following day into something very emotional so that everyone understood my wifes personality and kindness like I and the others did. The service was beautifully conducted by Rosalie and we were so grateful that she was available at short notice. Not all celebrants are the same and I’ve already told my son that for my “big day” that I want the best to be my celebrant and that’s Rosalie.
Golders Green Crematorium | January 2019
Rosalie was recommended by the Funeral Director to direct the cremation service for my late wife, attended by family and a few close friends. Her warm caring personality, attention to detail and willingness to embrace what the family hoped to achieve that day was appreciated by literally everyone attending. So much so, that Rosalie was invited to direct a Memorial celebration in Holland Park two months later that would then allow all overseas relatives and friends from abroad to take part too. Rosalie was actively involved in all aspects of planning and came up with some brilliant suggestions to make the occasion so special. It was this and her sympathetic approach as well as her ability to engage with everyone so comfortably that made her contribution so important and valuable in what was a very positive, uplifting yet logistically complicated day!
West London Crematorium | April 2019
I was dreading the thought of organising the order of service for my wife's funeral. But then we were introduced to Rosalie and she took over. Everything ran absolutely smoothly. She did her homework on my wife's life, she was respectful but not in an artificial way. The timing was perfect. Several people commented afterwards on how well she conducted the event.
St Marylebone Crematorium | March 2019
Rosalie was introduced to us by our funeral director and I'm very glad they recommend her.. From the beginning she was extremely sensitive to the situation, being caring and respectful with my 93 year old mother who had just lost her husband of 70 years. Rosalie took time to get to know us and did well to capture our father as best possible without having met him. She made the process easy, taking care of many practicalities and I felt reassured by her comments. Her presentation at the service was very warm and encompassed all faiths. I would not hesitate to recommend her for other ceremonies.
West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium | March 2019
Rosalie recently conducted a funeral on our behalf and I can highly recommend her services. At such a difficult time, it was incredibly important for us to find the right celebrant. From the very start, Rosalie was empathetic and genuine. She took the time to sit down with us, listen to our story, and develop a personalised service tailored to our needs. Our friends and family all remarked on what a warm and heartfelt service Rosalie delivered, and how it honoured the memory of our son beautifully
Golder’s Green Crematorium | March 2019
Rosalie performed a very warm, considered and thoughtful service for us. She took time to speak to us and really listened to what we had to say, which she incorporated into her words during the service. She also made a number of very helpful suggestions about how best to manage the service which we were very happy to incorporate. We were very impressed with her professionalism and kindness at a very difficult time.
Islington Crematorium | March 2019
I put in touch with Rosalie by the funeral director who facilitated my mother's funeral and cremation. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she was both sensitive to any concerns I might have had and went out of her way to assist me in ensuring that my mother's long and largely happy life was properly commemorated and this went well beyond simply conducting the service at the crematorium.
The Lanesborough, London | November 2018
Rosalie helped craft the perfect wedding ceremony. She had a structured process and was in regular contact before the wedding, ensuring that she got to know us well before the big day. The ceremony itself was spectacular, in no small part to Rosalie’s warm and glowing delivery. It was a very relaxed affair and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Hertfordshire | May 2018
Rosalie was loved by everyone in the audience and helped us tell our story beautifully.
She took the time to meet us several times prior to the wedding and was a great help during the actual day. We loved having a more bespoke ceremony and appreciated her advice. We recommend her to any couples looking to personalise their ceremony. She is extremely diligent, a wonderful listener and a fabulous speaker.
Thank you so much Rosalie xx
London | May 2018
Rosalie went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony so meaningful and personal. Rosalie living in the UK, my fiancé (now husband) living in Abu Dhabi, and I living in Tokyo, we had to discuss everything through Skype and emails. She took time to get to know us and our story, created a beautiful script, and because I couldn’t go to the wedding venue in London, she went ahead to make sure all the logistics at the venue were well prepared. Rosalie, thank you so much for an amazing wedding. It definitely wouldn’t have been the same without you. My family all loved the wedding ceremony and I will treasure this day forever.
London | September 2018
Steve and I can't thank Rosalie enough for everything she did to deliver a wonderful wedding ceremony. As we live in America, Rosalie was always open to Skype and did a really good job at keeping us on track. Rosalie thoroughly listened to our story and was genuinely interested in our relationship. From there, Rosalie crafted a personal and meaningful script for our ceremony. For me personally, Rosalie put me at ease and it was one less thing to worry about. On our wedding day, everything went exactly how Rosalie said it would. Rosalie then delivered a perfect ceremony that allowed all of our guests to see what our relationship means to us. We can't thank her enough and would recommend Rosalie to anyone.
Horniman Conservatory | August 2018
We would highly recommend Rosalie for any wedding ceremony! Rosalie has been fantastic in helping us to make our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. Right from the first meeting, Rosalie has shown great expertise, knowledge and creativity. She was incredibly helpful in shaping our ceremony and went above and beyond to ensure we were aligned at all times. An extra bonus was the fact that Rosalie is Dutch, allowing us to have a Dutch ceremony in London, while also providing our international guests with English summaries. The ceremony was beautiful, personal and was perfect for my husband and me. All our guests were impressed and we received countless positive reactions regarding the ceremony as well as Rosalie’s performance. Rosalie, thank you for everything! You were fantastic.
London | February 2017
“We wish to thank you so much for making this affirmation of life and very personal family service possible. You held it all together with your gentle support, giving us the quiet but assured confidence to open up our hearts and speak honestly. We will never forget this momentous celebration of life, truly honouring L.”
London | August 2016
“Rosalie worked with us to create a wonderfully personal ceremony, renewing our wedding vows. She was able to very quickly develop deep empathy with us, and we felt a lot of trust that she would be able to capture the tone and nuance that was so important to us. She helped us to develop our own ideas for the ceremony, asking insightful questions and suggesting in such a way as to leave us free to take what we wanted and leave the rest. The process of working with Rosalie was extremely smooth. She kept all her commitments around timelines, worked around our busy schedule, and generally made us feel as though we were her only clients. She even rescheduled a flight in order to accommodate our ceremony! The actual event turned out fabulously; Rosalie worked with the venue to keep everything smooth, and was unruffled by our young children’s unscripted contributions to the ceremony. We would wholeheartedly recommend Rosalie as a celebrant. She did a fantastic job for us, and we are so glad to have found her.”
France | September 2015
“We are so happy we decided to use Rosalie as our celebrant at our wedding. After a couple of meetings with us, she listened to our ideas and created a perfect service, which incorporated all of the things that were important to us. She is warm, personable and incredibly professional; often thinking one step ahead, asking the right questions to guide us along the way. Our vows were framed in such a beautiful, perfect way. When we look back for years to come, we can’t imagine anyone else performing the integral role that Rosalie played…”
London | April 2017
“Once we had chosen a funeral director and gone through the various options, it was a great relief to be introduced to you at their recommendation. We wanted to follow my brother’s wishes to have a non religious funeral but had no idea how to arrange one. As soon as I spoke to you and you explained the ways in which a Celebrant can help organise this important occasion, I felt completely reassured and supported. During our first, arranged phone call to talk about his life, achievements, character, family and friends, I was able to relax and include all sorts of memories. After several emails and phone calls, together we built a picture of my brother that all who attended the funeral agreed was a good reflection of his character. Although our choice of music was pretty diverse, you were able to download and organise it into seamlessly into our chosen ‘service’. It was so good to finally meet you on the day. It felt as if you were a family friend and I will never forget your kindness and understanding. Thank you once again. You helped make a potentially difficult occasion one that we will all remember as a celebration of life, led by a kind, professional lady.”
London | November 2016
“I cannot praise Rosalie and her services high enough. She is an exceptionally warm, caring and sensitive lady. From our first phone conversation to our first meeting I knew Rosalie was the right person to work with in order to make my brothers humanist funeral a special and memorable occasion. And she did not disappoint. Rosalie devoted a lot of time and thought into helping us customise a ceremony that was right in every way. Everyone one was so complementary. This was my first experience of a funeral ceremony officiated by a celebrant. Rosalie was so good, I will be booking her for mine.”
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