In Harmony Ceremonies

Suzanne Grainger

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Music is a passion as a singer and choir director, I love advising on what music to have at an event, or offering to bring a small choir or solo singer

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Association of independent Celebrants

Hi, I'm Suzanne

I’m Su Grainger,
I am passionate about my work as a celebrant and helping you celebrate many of life’s milestone moments.
I love helping happy couples marry in their own unique style, new parents welcome their bundle of joy into the family by creating a ceremony filled with personal touches.
I love writing and creating unique, classy or quirky weddings and harmonious ceremonies that have your wishes, words and style at the heart of the ceremony
​The honour I feel when I lead a family in saying goodbye to their loved one is humbling and fills me with pride and a sense of having helped a family during a most difficult time.
 
Whatever event you are planning, I will meet with you, listen to your story and ideas and help you create a celebration to remember and feel proud of

What's my ceremony style?

As a singer, choir director and performer, I am used to connecting with people and audiences, I love being ‘In Harmony’. Harmony can mean blending together to create something pleasing, and balanced. that is always my goal.
I am warm, easy going, relatable and approachable. Coming from Liverpool, we say it as it is and of course, humour and being real plays a huge part in my ceremonies. Whilst I am guided by your vision I create unique, classy or quirky weddings, naming ceremonies or renewal of vows that have your wishes, words and style at the heart of your ceremony.
The funerals and celebration of life ceremonies I conduct are incredibly personal. I get to know the life of your loved one through the stories and memories you have and gain an understanding in how you want to say goodbye. My services are uplifting, memorable and a true celebration of life that will leave you feeling proud and

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Why choose Suzanne?

You want your ceremony to be a true reflection of you as a couple You have lots of ideas but still so many questions What do we say? Who goes where? What roles do people have? How do we write vows? Can my family be involved? What traditions or symbols can we use? Luckily I can help answer all of these questions and more. I am curious and creative by nature so by choosing me as your celebrant I will be flexible, approachable, as well as fun to work with,together we will create a ceremony to remember.
Losing a loved one can be an exceptionally traumatic time, you may feel at your lowest and at a loss as to what to do. The next steps of saying goodbye, surrounded by friends and family, is important. As your celebrant I will guide and be there to help you through this challenging but poignant time by writing a special eulogy and service

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

I love working with couples who have a desire to marry their partner in whatever setting that may be. your ceremony will be unique and reflect who you are as a couple.
I love couples who have an idea of what they want but are open to suggestions and ideas so the day is filled with surprises and personal touches
From lavish and luxurious, small and intimate, traditional, destination, festival, cottage core and rustic, I will take your ideas and together we will create your perfectly memorable and uniquely personal ceremony

I offer you my experience, expertise, my creativity, and my skill of being able to write and to put into words everything you want to say to each other and to your guests
I have played my part at weddings and ceremonies as a choir leader and solo singer and celebrant for many years and have experience in many varied types of ceremonies . I can offer suggestions or tweaks to your ideas and wishes without being pushy or overbearing
With my background in performing and singing I can also help you with choosing music, from live musicians to a handpicked choir to serenade you, or even appear as flash mob to wow your guests.

My packages start from simple writing of vows for you to use, to full packages of writing your ceremony from start to finish, including choosing music, readings, adding symbols and personal touches

Prices From

£600

Why choose Suzanne for your wedding?

I have been part of many events that have to be precise, well timed, but incredibly entertaining and engaging.
When you choose me as your celebrant, we will form a connection where you will feel you can ask me anything at anytime from the moment we meet.
I am warm and friendly, creative, innovative and not at all phased if you change your mind now and then
If you want to add or change anything I have written or suggested then feel you can talk to me.
I am passionate about working WITH you. You will be able to contact me regularly with any concerns or questions.
I understand that on the day itself, you may be nervous and a little anxious, I will be there to reassure you and guide you through the ceremony,. My infectious, but calm energy will help you feel secure and calm on your big day

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Naming ceremonies are a beautiful way to celebrate and formalise a new phase in life. Whether you are introducing your baby to the world and your friends and family, adopting a child or blending a family together. a formal ceremony or occasion is a unique way to mark and celebrate this milestone.
I create naming ceremonies for anyone who has transitioned and wants to celebrate and acknowledge this new phase of their life with friends and family, or just have a great big party to celebrate.
Maybe you want to celebrate changing your name after a divorce and want to make it official or party with friends in a unique
My ceremonies come from the heart with you at the centre, they are unique, quirky, full of laughs, sometimes tears and plenty of joy and happiness

Baby naming I will spend time getting to know you and your family either in person, or virtually so I can help you create a ceremony which is personal, unique and meaningful. Together we will discuss your promises to your child and your hopes and dreams for them. who you would like to be involved in your child’s life and how we can include them and play a part in your ceremony.
Adult naming ceremonies I will help you write a heartfelt message to tell your friends and family about your journey and why you have chosen your name I can also help you choose, or write readings, poems, symbols and the music you might like to include. Your role During the ceremony, you will talk about your love and commitment to your child, your new name , maybe about how you chose a name and talk about your hopes and dreams for their future.

Prices From

From £150 to 350 depending on ceremony

Why choose Suzanne for your naming ceremony?

I am passionate about people and their stories, plus I love planning a good party! I have a curious nature and want to encourage you to share the reasons why you want a naming ceremony.
We need to seize every moment and create memories and experiences with our family and friends whenever we can, so these occasions are a great way to celebrate
My naming celebrations are filled with stories, unique or traditional elements and symbols, personal touches and surprises that we have created together through our chats, meetings and from my creative way with words and storytelling

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Steve and Dot Renewal

Renewal of Vows

I love renewal of vow ceremonies as they are a reflection of how you, as a couple, have come through many of life’s ups and downs together and now you want to reaffirm your love and dedication to each other.
I also love them because there are no legal requirement or restrictions, so we can create something unique, individual and completely driven by what YOU want. From outdoor locations, the woods, the beach, the garden, we can get creative . or if you want a simple intimate ceremony, I can help you with that too.

Renewal of vows services
At the beach
On a boat
In the woods
In your Garden
At a hotel
Anywhere special, the options are unlimited
Your ceremony can be as lavish or as intimate as you wish and include children, grandchildren, and even your favourite pet !

I can help you rewrite your vows, include or suggest elements such as sand ceremony, hand tying, rededicating your rings or you can keep it simple, roamantic and intimate with the exchange of lovely words from the heart

Prices From

From £275

Why choose Suzanne for your renewal of vows?

I am a hopeless romantic and would be delighted to help you renew your vows and help you share that joy with your friends and family. I will listen to your ideas, help you write vows or make suggestions of what you may like to include in your service. from the smallest, shortest, most simple ceremony to the most lavish, luxurious celebration, I’ll be there for you

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Funerals

Losing a loved one can be an exceptionally traumatic time, you may feel at your lowest and at a loss as to what to do. The next steps of saying goodbye, surrounded by friends and family, is important. I will be there, along with the funeral director to help you through this time
My aim is to help you celebrate the life of your loved one in a compassionate and dignified way, that truly reflects their life and personality.
Whether you want me as your celebrant for a funeral, memorial service, celebration of life, scattering of ashes or burial service, I will spend time with you and your family to create a service to remember.

Hearing stories and memories of loved ones is fascinating, The ups and downs, the laughs, the cries and achievements to show just how great a person they were. I will write and create a eulogy that will be compassionate, uplifting, sometimes maybe even humorous and reflective of how you want your loved one to be remembered.​ I will share a draft eulogy with you so you can make changes or add anything before the day. With a background in performing, I am able to manage the timings and content of a ceremony, I can help and support you, your family and friends, to write and deliver your own eulogy and service if you wish., or help if you wanted to do a reading or poem.
Whilst the ceremonies I conduct are not religious , religious elements may be included, such as prayers, hymns and readings

Prices From

£175 to £250 depending on service

Why choose Suzanne for your funeral?

I have a warm and calming presence and an understanding of what you are experiencing. I am prepared to go above and beyond to design a ceremony that helps you with the start of your healing process.
Having helped many families through this process over the past few years, I understand how this time can feel unreal and confusing. My aim is to help you say the words you want to say, and take moments during the service to pay your respects. The eulogy and service will be created from the meetings and chats we will have together. I always make sure that any suggestions I make, you agree to before I include them.
You will have my full focus and support during this time

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Reviews for In Harmony Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 3

Average Rating: 5

reviews (3)

Steve-and-Dot-Renewal

Our lovely day

5 Stars
Steve and Dot

Renewal Of Vows | 08/08/2021 | Bourton on the water

Perfect day for myself and my wife, Su wrote lovely words for our renewal ceremony and organised a small choir to serenade us, we were very moved. The day was better than our original ceremony

if you want to get married or renew your vows contact Su

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Thank you

5 Stars
John

Funeral | 12/22/2021 | Thornton

Thank you for the service for my sister Pauline, sad day but everything was perfect

John

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Thank you for a beautiful service

5 Stars
Lisa

Funeral | 07/23/2021 | Wirral

Hi Su, Thank you so much.
Everyone keeps saying what a beautiful service and send off Gary had. Thank you

Gary’s Mum wanted to say
“Thank you, you captured my son and his story perfectly”

(Lisa Fiancee)

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