Spectacularly Alternative Ceremonies

Esther Barnes

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Weddings- Traditional, Classic and Alternative (Retro, Boho/Festival, Medieval/Pagan, Steampunk, Gatsby, Fantasy, Victorian Goth, etc. ) It can be as plain and simple as you wish or as 'Shake Your Tail Feather' s you desire.

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Humanist Member

Languages

English and Greek

Hi, I'm Esther

This is a dedicated service, committed to commissioning an outstanding bespoke personalised ceremony, unique to your lifestyle and interests, exceeding your expectations!

Specialists in Alternative Ceremonies for alternative lifestyles. As unique, as an alternative, or as ‘Oooh, La La’ as you both wish.”

Weddings, Elopements, Vow Renewal, Baby Namings and Adoption Ceremonies Special Birthday, Graduation, Award Ceremony & Anniversaries, Transgender Ceremonies Corporate Promotion/Retirement, Bon Voyage Farewell, Welcome Home, and ‘100th Birthdays’

What's my ceremony style?

CIRCLE OF LIFE CELEBRANT
*SPEECHWRITER 
*AUTHOR
*HUMANIST 
*DEMENTIA CHAMPION
*MEMORIAL TRIBUTE &  EULOGY CONDUCTOR 
*STAGE PERFORMER
*FAMILY ENTERTAINER *STORYTELLER
MONTESSORI TEACHER 
*SHORT FILM AWARD WINNER FOR ACTRESS & PRODUCER
*HOLISTIC THERAPIST  *HOSPICE NAMASTE PROGRAMME
*BURLESQUE CHOREOGRAPHER PERFORMER
*FORMER RADIO DJ ‘MELODY RADIO 103FM'(Cyprus)

As humans, we have a strong desire to define our human journey by marking special events and important occasions. 

Everlasting Memorable Experiences give us fulfilment.
Gone are the days of the institutionalized ‘one size fits all.
You can now Celebrate Your Way.
As humans, we have a strong desire to define our human journey by marking special events and important occasions.

Traditional, Casual, Elegant, Quirky, Funny, Theatrical, Elegant, Unique to YOU!

Prices From

From £650-950

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10% discount for clients exclusive to The Celebrant Directory

I am always honoured to manifest a Ceremony, there is no greater pleasure!
So I was exceptionally thrilled to be asked if I was prepared to perform the ceremony at the Sea Caves in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. This amazing couple requested ‘calling upon the Greek Gods’ with a historical fantasy twist.
I have performed medieval pagan ceremonies, rock and roll, and steampunk Victorian themes.
Alternative Ceremonies are my forte!

Whatever your theme I will adapt and bring that to life! I own a myriad of quality costumes, props that will impress.
Contact for an informal chat!

£650 including travel & expenses UK,

Why choose Esther?

From a background in Travel, beginning on 5* Cruise Ships and Entertainment, from hotels, social clubs to care homes. Researching, producing, and presenting. hosting events, and special occasions.

Conducting Weddings, Memorials, dedicating tributes,  here in the United Kingdom, and Beyond… So lots of experience in creating material tailored to the occasion.
Whatever your lifestyle and interests!
Steampunk, Pagan, Gothic, Naturist, Movie Themed, Rockabilly, Vintage/Retro, Wild Wild West, Musical, Comic Book, Superhero, Historical and much more!
You dream it, I’ll do it!

I am most grateful for having the opportunity to have met extraordinary people requiring my creativity.

 Taking my client’s stories and tales as my Muse and sprinkling ‘feel good’ magic as I take the audience on a thrilling journey.

I am privileged to dedicate wholly, to manifesting and customising a Ceremony tailored to your desire.
Your Individuality, Your incomparable, UNPARALLELED UNIQUENESS.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

This service is tailored made to suit you personally and as a couple. Every couple is different, styles, tastes, interests all vary. You may have an idea already. If not, no worries. It will be a wonderfully unique unforgettable experience for You and Your Guests! We will have a lot of fun designing your ceremony. Desire a ceremony that’s an Epic Movie Style Story to thrill! Or simple romance? Whether you want classic? Traditional sombre, fun, and giggles, simple ceremony, pagan ceremony, Viking/medieval ceremony, star wars ceremony, Disney, mythological, time traveller, fairy godmother blessings the possibilities are endless. From your inquiry, you have me at your disposal, I am delighted to send you a questionnaire and draw out your vision. We will have a friendly informal chat in person or virtually. You can relax! I’ll weave your story and do my WooWoo! It can be as serious as you like or as shake your tailfeather as you wish!

Again, it’s all possible! We will cover everything, from beginning to end so You do not have to worry about anything except each other! Don’t Fret! I will also give you some illustrated information regards creating Themed a Ceremony.
There will be a list of boring to crazy ideas and YOU cross out what’s not your thing.
I encourage YOU ALL to live the dream because it is YOUR Special Occasion.

There are beautiful symbolic rituals that can add magic to starting Your Story together and creating an awesome atmosphere. Best Part? You decide at any time of the day You Like.
Perhaps your dream is to Elope at the Beach at Sunrise? Or Sunset by a river in the forest or Moonlight on a rooftop.?

You can be confident on the day, I am there to warmly welcome your guests on your behalf and give them a summary of the celebration events, so it runs smoothly for you.

Prices From

Weddings, Vow Renewals, Commitment & Engagement from £450 includes Consultation, Briefing, Rehearsal, and a Bespoke Love Book with a printed copy of your Ceremony and Vows! Some couples have this signed by Guests. A great keepsake!

Why choose Esther for your wedding?

I have spent many years producing and presenting entertainment up and down the UK and Cyprus.
Wedding Ceremonies are my passion as each and every one unique as the next.
I’m thrilled to take any challenge you give me!
I am usually the first on location.
You can be assured that I will liaise with your photographer/wedding planner to ensure your day is smooth.
I have my microphone and equipment if necessary.
I have outfits and costumes for any theme required and will adapt the script as you desire.
If there is a delay, I do not charge extra.

Most importantly I deliver an unforgettable meaningful ceremony that has you both as stars of your own love story.
*SPEECHWRITER
*HUMANIST
*DEMENTIA CHAMPION
*MEMORIAL TRIBUTE & EULOGY CONDUCTOR
*STAGE PERFORMER
*FAMILY ENTERTAINER *STORYTELLER
MONTESSORI TEACHER
*SHORT FILM AWARD WINNER FOR ACTRESS & PRODUCER
*HOLISTIC THERAPIST *HOSPICE NAMASTE PROGRAMME
*BURLESQUE CHOREOGRAPHER PERFORMER
*FORMER RADIO DJ ‘MELODY RADIO 103FM'(Cyprus)

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Naming Ceremonies

This is a true Joy!

Welcoming another miracle of human life.
 Definitely, Celebrating the beginning of The Circle Of Life!

This is not a religious Christening, a Naming Ceremony which is our Birthright.

This Ceremony again can involve some beautiful elements to give this New Life a Symbolic Welcome: 

Time Capsule

Seed Tree Planting

Book of Blessings for your Guests to write a message for the Youngling.

Video Blessings is another option.

Wish Tree (Invite your guests to write promises, words of wisdom or good wishes on individual tags and then hang on a tree)

And Lots More Customs & Pagan Rituals.

In an informal Consultation, where you can be relaxed we will explore your vision.

I will give you a Questionnaire that will also give you food for thought and then I can go to work weaving my magic and creating unique blessings like a Fairy Godmother!

Baby Naming’s, Adoption Naming & Blessing, Boat Naming.

Everlasting Memorable Experiences give us fulfillment.
Gone are the days of the institutionalized ‘one size fits all’.

Prices From

Naming's from £300. Includes Consultations, Briefing, Rehearsal and a Bespoke Naming Ceremony Book as a keepsake. Some families have them signed by Guests and loved ones.

Why choose Esther for your naming ceremony?

As a mother myself, there is no greater gift than my Son, My Reason for Living.
It is why I am Alive and breathe and have gratitude for the opportunity of cherishing Life.
Whether you want something fancy or as natural as possible, there is no greater pleasure than blessing the Miracle of Life!

Get In touch to find out more!
I look forward to getting to know you x

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Renewal of Vows

What makes humans Unique?
As humans, we have a strong desire to define our human journey by marking special events and important occasions. 

Everlasting Memorable Experiences give us fulfillment.
Gone are the days of the institutionalized ‘one size fits all’.

You can now Celebrate Love and Life Your Way!

You may already have a dream of your perfect Ceremony and decided on vows or poetry and music and want it realized.
Of course, I would be honored.
Or perhaps you would like some inspiration?
 Whatever shakes your tailfeather, traditional, classic, cultural, fun, or something completely off the wall!

Your Ceremony experience may be as Solemn
or as  ‘Ooh La La’ as you wish it!

I have met some incredible couples who have faced extraordinary situations. Sometimes, it means spending time apart and falling in Love allover again.
This ceremony is intimate to the couple and a symbol of their commitment to persevere through all hardships.
Relationships change and this ceremony is renewing vows that have grown and the Love with it.

Get In touch to find out more!
I look forward to getting to know you both x

Prices From

Vow Renewals, Commitment & Engagement from £300-450 includes Consultation, Briefing, Rehearsal, and a Bespoke Certificate

Why choose Esther for your renewal of vows?

You would like a Ceremony somewhere Meaningful to You on a Meaningful day?
On a Boat? In Your Garden? On a hilltop?

Get in touch for a chat, it’s Free, you have nothing to lose!

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Funerals

Most of my experience has been Funeral Ceremonies, Memorials & Tributes.
I do Love Life and I am naturally empathetic and there is a lot to be said about how fragile life is, we are also privileged to have wondrous memories and give a personal farewell, grieving together and celebrating together by regaling stories that touched us.

Trust me to take care of your event in the appropriate manner you would like to see Your Loved One have the send-off they deserve.

This service is customized to the exact detail as You visualize it, so you don’t have to worry about a thing on the day.

You decide if you would like a photo presentation or perhaps share a family video, poetry, music, we will work together to take the pressure off you.

We will Celebrate Life as solemn and seriously or as uplifting and humorous as you wish it, Celebrating Love and Life Your Way.

I am encouraging eco-friendly funerals as much as possible, it reduces the cost which can be huge pressure on families.
Again, there is a lot of information out there and I can help you and guide you through the process.

Prices From

Funerals, Memorials & Tributes £295 Inclusive of travel & expenses.

Why choose Esther for your funeral?

We establish on consultation your requirements regards music and poetry so that You can be present in the moment.
Memorials & Tributes may be held anywhere.  There are no rules.
Whether at the beach, in a park, woodland, hilltop, historical viewpoint or in your garden or home.

Get In touch for a friendly no pressure chat x

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Reviews for Spectacularly Alternative Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 6

Average Rating: 5

reviews (6)

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Elvis Ceromony

5 Stars
Greg Traynor

Wedding | 05/10/2023 | Ireland

Esther is fantastic. She wrote me an Elvis script for a special wedding. Very talented lady.

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For an extraordinary ceremony

5 Stars
Oliver Radwell

Wedding | 05/28/2022 | Paphos, Cyprus

Esther was brilliant at learning about us and using the details to make the ceremony truly ours. We were lucky to have her as the celebrant for our wedding.

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Outstanding

5 Stars
Tony Johnson

Wedding | 05/14/2021 | Cyprus

I’m thinking … Gay wedding 28th September 2022
(mishimu)
At the Sea Caves Cape Greco, Asia Napa, Cyprus 🇨🇾
Review:
We know we are never going to be conventional couple! Finding Esther was like finding a diamond in the sand. We dreamt of a mythological/enchanted theme at the Sea Caves. To have our ceremony on the Island of Love by someone presented as a Goddess to call upon the God’s Blessings would be a dream come true for me and my love.
Esther saw our vision and excited us with her passion for manifesting our intimate ceremony. We had the option of consultation through video chat r meeting up for brunch in Little Venice London. We went for brunch! We already knew over the phone that Esther was ‘the One’. She was enthusiastic to hear what we wanted personally, gave us options and ideas, she was flexible, a good listener and creative storyteller.
We felt like we had met her years ago! I cant reccomend Esther enough, she’s genuine, warm, authentic and professional with heart full of love! A true Master at what she does.
Review:
We know we are never going to be conventional couple! Finding Esther was like finding a diamond in the sand. We dreamt of a mythological/enchanted theme at the Sea Caves. To have our ceremony on the Island of Love by someone presented as a Goddess to call upon the God’s Blessings would be a dream come true for me and my love.
Esther saw our vision and excited us with her passion for manifesting our intimate ceremony. We had the option of consultation through video chat r meeting up for brunch in Little Venice London. We went for brunch! We already knew over the phone that Esther was ‘the One’. She was enthusiastic to hear what we wanted personally, gave us options and ideas, she was flexible, a good listener and creative storyteller.
We felt like we had met her years ago! I cant reccomend Esther enough, she’s genuine, warm, authentic and professional with heart full of love! A true Master at what she does.

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