Rituals Today

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Multicultural ceremonies, dementia-friendly ceremonies, baby funerals, including children in ceremonies

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, The Good Funeral Guild

Languages

English, Dutch

Hi, I'm Rosalie

I create warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.

When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.

I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the person who has died. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that’s needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family’s wishes.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life. In June 2018 I even conducted a ceremony for a building!

In 2018 I won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 and a finalist in 2017. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors. I have had spotlight interviews with wedding blogs Engaged & Ready and Girl Gets Wed and regularly write blogs or articles on ceremonies and rituals.

I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children’s book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.

What's my ceremony style?

Being Dutch and fascinated by rituals from around the world, many of the couples I work with have an international or multicultural background. We work together to find a fun, relaxed and fitting way on how to incorporate multiple traditions within the wedding or baby-naming ceremony. I have conducted weddings in Morocco, France, and the Netherlands and have spoken Dutch, French, German and even Rumanian and Korean at ceremonies.

I have designed tailor-made rituals for couples to reflect what their relationship meant to them. Examples are a modern interpretation of the Jewish Seven Blessings for a multi-faith couple, a food ritual for a couple of whom the bride was a nutritional therapist and a symbolic ring cleansing ritual for a couple that renewed their vows.

The funerals I conduct are about the person who has died and provide a space for the living to say their farewells in a way that feels right for them. Funeral services I conduct may contain religious or multifaith elements, or none. I encourage families and, if they wish, children, to actively participate in the service and inspire them with creative and meaningful ideas to say their farewells.

Prices From

From £675 (Weddings), £300 (Funerals)

Why choose Rosalie?

Warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

I create warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.

When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.

I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the person who has died. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that’s needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family’s wishes.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life. In June 2018 I even conducted a ceremony for a building!

In 2018 I won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 and a finalist in 2017. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors. I have had spotlight interviews with wedding blogs Engaged & Ready and Girl Gets Wed and regularly write blogs or articles on ceremonies and rituals.

I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children’s book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.

Prices From

From £675 (Weddings), £300 (Funerals)

Why choose Rosalie for your wedding?

Warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

I create warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.

When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.

I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the person who has died. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that’s needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family’s wishes.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life. In June 2018 I even conducted a ceremony for a building!

In 2018 I won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 and a finalist in 2017. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors. I have had spotlight interviews with wedding blogs Engaged & Ready and Girl Gets Wed and regularly write blogs or articles on ceremonies and rituals.

I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children’s book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.

Prices From

From £675 (Weddings), £300 (Funerals)

Why choose Rosalie for your naming ceremony?

Warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch.

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Renewal of Vows

I create warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.

When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.

I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the person who has died. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that’s needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family’s wishes.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life. In June 2018 I even conducted a ceremony for a building!

In 2018 I won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 and a finalist in 2017. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors. I have had spotlight interviews with wedding blogs Engaged & Ready and Girl Gets Wed and regularly write blogs or articles on ceremonies and rituals.

I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children’s book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.

Prices From

From £675 (Weddings), £300 (Funerals)

Why choose Rosalie for your renewal of vows?

Warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch.

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Funerals

I create warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.

When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.

I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the person who has died. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that’s needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family’s wishes.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life. In June 2018 I even conducted a ceremony for a building!

In 2018 I won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 and a finalist in 2017. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors. I have had spotlight interviews with wedding blogs Engaged & Ready and Girl Gets Wed and regularly write blogs or articles on ceremonies and rituals.

I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children’s book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.

Prices From

From £675 (Weddings), £300 (Funerals)

Why choose Rosalie for your funeral?

Warm, truthful and sensitive ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch.

Reviews for Rituals Today

Total Reviews: 33

Average Rating: 5

reviews (33)

The ideal celebrant

The ideal celebrant

5 Stars
Julia Cort

Funeral | 11/04/2020 | Honor Oak Crematorium

If you are looking for a funeral celebrant, you have just found the ideal one. Rosalie at Rituals Today is truly expert in her craft. Rosalie holds the perfect balance of compassion and organisational skills. She is also a wonderful presence at the funeral itself. My partner died suddenly and too young. Rosalie managed to turn the unthinkable process of organising her funeral into a therapeutic journey. She took over my stresses without excluding me and brought us all closer together through our tributes. She heard all our requests about the service and took time to understand the reasons behind them. This enabled her to pre-empt aspects we hadn’t thought of to create a fitting funeral. I hated the idea of my partner being talked about by someone who didn’t know her. Rosalie listened so carefully, imagined, checked and amended her words so that we all felt they had known each other. Rosalie was recommended to me by Poetic Endings. They couldn’t have chosen better. Thank you Rosalie.

Rosalie was amazing!

Rosalie was amazing!

5 Stars
Christopher D'Souza

Funeral | 11/06/2020 | Lambeth Crematorium

Rosalie was recommended to my sister (Stephanie) and me and we couldn’t have been happier that we chose her. We decided to hold mum’s funeral in a short space of time. Rosalie was always there for us. She was skilled at helping us plan the celebration of our mum, through insightful questions about mum’s life and what she meant to us. She made really helpful suggestions but was always willing to make changes to ensure the celebration included tributes from family and friends overseas. At the celebration, Rosalie struck just the right note, to ensure that all who attended and those watching on-line felt included and part of the celebration. My sister and I did not want a religious service but also wanted to ensure that mum’s (Catholic) faith was reflected – Rosalie managed this brilliantly. Both my sister and I could not recommend her highly enough!

My Father’s Funeral

My Father’s Funeral

5 Stars
Anthony Summerbell

Funeral | 11/05/2020 | Finchley

Rosalie was recommended by Levertons funeral directors and carried out the service for my father’s cremation.
The one thing that really stood out for me was that she greeted my close family when she arrived and during the service while talking about my father’s life she would look directly at the person she was talking about.
This showed to me how involved she was in the service and I could not recommend her any higher than I can.
Thanks again Rosalie.

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