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I travel Nationally & Internationally
Multicultural Weddings, Rituals and Symbolic Ceremonies and Live Music.
The Celebrant Directory, The Association of independant Celebrants, Equity, Spotlight and Member of The English Toastmasters Association,
English & Gujarati with some basic Hindi
Hi, I'm Sonal
AWARD WINNING MULTICULTURAL CEREMONIES CELEBRANT
One of few Asian Female Celebrants who can include symbolic asian rituals, sing some mantras and give explanations to ensure understanding. I specialise in Multicultural, Multifaith, Interfaith, Fusion Life Events.
I am really looking forward to working with you to create unique ceremonies for you, in beautiful locations, ensuring your special day is celebrated in style. I speak English, Gujarati and Basic Hindi. As your Celebrant I will give you the freedom to celebrate & remember without restriction. Whether you require a celebrant for a wedding, renewal of vows ceremony, naming ceremony or funeral service, we can work together to create the perfect celebration or memorial.
To find out more about me and the ceremonies I conduct, please do have a look at:
I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to conduct your ceremony or service.
What's my ceremony style?
My style in engaging and inclusive.
I am one of few asian female ceremonies celebrant with knowledge and experience of ceremonies including the asian cultures and symbolic ceremonies. I can include these as part of your ceremony including appropriate live music and I speak in English, Gujarati and basic Hindi.
please do check my website - prices are in sterling - https://www.sonaldave.com/celebrant-toastmaster-prices/
If you are planning a wedding, renewal of vows or naming ceremony during the winter months then the price will be reduced by £50 (months are December – February
Why choose Sonal?
I love putting together unique personalised events.
People sometimes think that because they are of one faith or not religious they cannot include symbolic ceremonies but this is not true. As your celebrant I am able to include what you would like to include.
I myself am in a multi-faith marriage. I understand what this brings to the thinking process as well as some of the mediation that may be required. My husband is a guitarist playing music of all genres and when I get to include him in the ceremony it enhances the whole event.
What do I offer?
I am an experienced Celebrant and Toastmaster, working with the Academy of Modern Celebrants. I am a member of The Association of Independent Celebrants, The Celebrant Directory and I am a member of The English Toastmaster’s Association. I am fully insured and professionalism is at the heart of all that I do.
A celebrant-led ceremony allows you the freedom to celebrate in exactly the way you want, in the location you want and with all the special details that make you unique. I have built a global reputation for officiating luxury, multicultural and bespoke weddings. So whether you long for a small intimate gathering or a large and lavish affair, your ceremony will be exceptional, memorable and most important of all, reflect who you are as a couple.
As one of few Asian Female Celebrants my offering to couples is very unique. I am experienced in multi-faith ceremonies and can include Asian rituals, sing some mantras and give explanations to you and your guests . I speak English, Gujarati and Basic Hindi and my husband provides the PA equipment and Live Music. As your Celebrant I will give you the freedom to celebrate and include family, friends and pets. We will work together to create your personalised ceremony. There are so many things that we can include in your ceremony but here are a few that are very popular: Rings, Personalised Vows – written by you Readings / Poems, Milni – a meeting of families, Garlands, Mangalsutra – necklace,Sindoor – red powder – placed on the hair parting, Phera (4 rounds) around the fire or a bowl of water with petals and floating candles Jaan – both partners having an entrance and I love to include Live music.
£1100 upwards - please do check my website as well
Why choose Sonal for your wedding?
I am a peoples person and love putting together unique personalised events. I understand the complexity of creating ceremonies, the emotional roller coaster, the expectations, pressures and the numerous tasks that never seem to end. I can help you with all of that and much more. Let me take away the stress from you and support you at each step as we create your ceremony.
If you have a vision of what you would like to have included in your ceremony then just ask me and we will find a way to make it happen.
Babies represent togetherness; they represent a new beginning and a fresh perspective on life. They bring together family, friends and join a community. A Naming Ceremony is the perfect way to introduce this child into their new, exciting world and celebrate belonging.
A Naming Ceremony is the ideal alternative to a religious ceremony, expressing the love and wishes of the parents. It gives opportunity for readings, poems, symbolism and promises. Naming ceremonies are also a fantastic way to introduce an adopted child into the family unit, or the coming together of two families.
I create ceremonies with heart, and ceremonies that stand out from a typical service. I write ceremonies that are full of meaning and care, ceremonies that reflect your values and beliefs and most importantly, wishes for your child’s future.
An idea is to create a baby box or message book and this can be a lifetime memory for the child who will no doubt not remember what happened.
£600 upwards - please do check my website as well
Why choose Sonal for your naming ceremony?
The birth of a baby or adoption of a child is a huge momentous occasion. As your Celebrant, I will meet with you to discuss and agree how best to conduct the ceremony including any speeches, readings, music and any symbolic moments or promises. On the special day I will ensure that the day runs just the way you want it to; making it special, unique and memorable for you, your family and friends.
Renewal of Vows
There is only one type of love and that is yours. No one else compares to the love that you two have and what better way of expressing your love for each other than by reconfirming it in front of your friends and family, the special people in your life that supported you through the years. You also have the option of doing this in an intimate way with the two of you and your children. A moment to treasure for you.
You may be celebrating a special anniversary or perhaps you’ve been through some significant changes in your life. Well these are the perfect reasons to renew those vows you took with each other during your marriage.
As part of your renewal of vows, we can include rings, readings, poems, personalised vows, your story, live music and so much more. If you would like to include any rituals just tell me and we will find a way to include them.
Your renewal of vows ceremony can take place at a venue of your choice. Your home, the place you were proposed to, your first date, a special place., just about anywhere. We can also include children, family, friends and pets in the celebration.
£1100 upwards including me as your Celebrant and the PA equipment - please do check my website as well
Why choose Sonal for your renewal of vows?
I will work with you to create your perfect celebration ceremony, one that respects your culture, ethnicity, heritage, identity, style and most importantly, one that reflects your journey together as a married couple.
I am a Funeral Celebrant with knowledge and experience of funerals from childhood. I was born into a Hindu brahmin family, where we were taught about life and death plus everything in between. I have an understanding of the religious aspects of death as well as the spiritual.
We will work together utilising the knowledge you have of your loved one and my experience to create a bespoke service.
As your Funeral Celebrant, I will create a funeral that you’d like to have based on your beliefs, not mine. The funerals I put together are created especially for you. They can include elements of religion such as prayers and hymns if that’s what you want.
I can arrange to have live music to create an authentic atmosphere and include family and friends as part of the ceremony if you so wish. The Eulogy can be created together as you have all the knowledge or you can write this and I will include it in the ceremony.
I can also be there with you to deliver a ceremony when scattering the ashes, either on a boat, when planting a tree or as per your wishes.
£400 upwards - please do check my website as well
Why choose Sonal for your funeral?
I create ceremonies that commemorate life and celebrate the life of your loved one. I write from the heart, listening to your stories and reliving your memories with you. There are many ways to personalise funeral ceremonies and I will talk you through the options available.
I speak English, Gujarati and basic Hindi and have knowledge of some mantras, prayers and hymns that can be part of an asian funeral.
Reviews for Sonal Dave
Total Reviews: 14
Average Rating: 5
Multicultural Wedding Ceremony
Thank you so much for everything you did for us, the time you spent talking through every element with us, putting together a ceremony that was dedicated to us and being such a huge support in the run up to the day and, on the day. The ceremony was so much more than we could have ever dreamt and all the little touches, the games it just made it oh so special. I know it’s probably something people say often but honestly so many of our guests told us how special they thought the ceremony was, some even said it was the best they had ever been to. They loved the way you interacted with them and really invited them in to make them feel a part of the celebrations. A lot of our guests hadn’t been to an Indian Wedding before and they were enthralled. Needless to say you also won over all of my Indian family which is no mean feat. It really truly was so so wonderful and you filled our hearts with so much joy; we can’t thank you enough.
Also, we have received the booklet and the little touches are so special Sonal, thank you so much we loved re-reading our vows, we will absolutely treasure it.
We made a new friend
We brought Sonal onboard to be our Celebrant and be able to conduct our multicultural wedding in a beautiful and tasteful way. She certainly delivered. From the first moment, we got in touch, to then checking in leading up to the big day. Sonal was friendly, approachable and made sure we kept organised and relaxed. We made a new friend in the process and couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be part of what was the most important part of the day. Thank you Sonal, and we would thoroughly recommend her to anyone.
Sonal is an exceptional and highly-experienced celebrant.
Sonal is an exceptional and highly-experienced celebrant. I had the joy of working with her to put together a very special funeral earlier this year. She worked with the family to put together a highly bespoke ceremony and was able to accommodate all of their needs. Highly recommended.