Tanya at Tarastone Ceremonies

Tanya Dalley

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Countries Covered

I travel Internationally & Nationally

Specialisms

Top Drawer Traditional, Multi-Faith, International, Buddhist, Spiritual, Handfastings, Any Quirky Ideas You Have

Affiliations

Institute of Professional Celebrants, Spiritual Director of Tarastone Retreat Centre, Prison Chaplain, Tibetan Buddhist happy in any spiritual system or none.

Languages

English, Portuguese

Hi, I'm Tanya

“We are so grateful to you for your love, generosity and serenity. Thank you for being our hero. Our dream came true.” – P Tuhey, Sebastopol, California

OPEN-HEARTED CEREMONIES FOR ALL LIFE’S RITES OF PASSAGE

Picture the scene… Your loved ones gather, anticipation and excitement rippling through the assembled guests. Your heart skips a beat as you set eyes on your beloved. You are dazzled! All that you have hoped and dreamt of coming together in this fabulous, sparkling, timeless moment.

Consider all the twists of life that brought you together. Consider too, all the planning, work, fittings, decisions and discussions that go into creating the day you’ve dreamt of forever… Your ceremony is the most important part of the day and deserves the same meticulous attention. It takes thought, heart and carefully-crafted words, tailored precisely to fit around you both. Your dress or suit may have been skilfully sewn to fit you perfectly and these ceremonial words weave magically around you and hold you as a couple in much the same way. They spell out the recipe for your union from this moment on. You are, after all, making history!

As we get to know each other in our preliminary meetings, you’ll find me supportive, present and a good listener. I’m a pro at drawing out your story even if you don’t know where to begin. You will feel seen and heard, and I will be on hand throughout with words of encouragement.

You will feel like your ceremony is being conducted by your biggest fan and friend. I speak the Queen’s English as well as Portuguese and a smattering of other languages, having lived in a number of countries and travelled all over the world. I will bring added warmth, class and fun in all the right places.

Please message me now for an informal chat about how you would like your ceremony, be it wedding, vow renewal, gender shifts, naming, blessing of house, boat or camper, or for the utmost in caring and personalised transitions.

What's my ceremony style?

Whether you want your ceremony to be succinctly poetic or splashy prose that paints a complete picture of your world, I can set the mood and hold the space for you. I can stir hearts and find the right balance of emotion, seriousness and light. I’m equally at home with spiritual, religious or secular content and have a good understanding of different spiritual traditions.

Having grown-up in different cultures, I relate to all sorts of people and beliefs. The joy of booking an Independent Celebrant (rather than a Humanist or Religious Minister) means you can choose any content you like for your ceremony. You won’t be constrained by the limits of religion or Humanism. Independent Celebrants are the middle way. If you are broadly atheist but want to sing Jerusalem, with an Independent Celebrant, you can. If being a little spiritual represents you better, we can do that. If you want a ceremony soaked in Buddhist philosophy, verses from the Bible or the Vedas, let’s do that. Many people consider themselves non-religious these days and Independent Celebrants work well in those circumstances too.

Drawing on a variety of cultural and international experience, I am broad-minded and warm-hearted. I had a classical education, worked in the City, qualified as a chef and studied Fine Art and writing. After years of self-development and meditation, I founded a Buddhist centre (Tarastone, also a ceremony venue) that holds the sacred feminine at its core. I’m also a prison chaplain and I started a peace movement called PeaceMeal that fosters understanding between diverse people by inviting them to lunch. Well… what better way?

Whether you want a traditional service with Catholic prayers, quirky steampunk, Celtic handfasting, family sand-blending, multi-cultural, multi-faith, Buddhist or atheistic, I’ve been creating ritual and ceremony for 20 years and love delivering a service that is true to your wishes and exceeds your expectations for the best day of your life.

Please message me now to set up a no-obligation chat. I hope I can help but if I’m not the right celebrant for you, I may be able to help you find the one who is. That’s the most important thing.

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas, you are an inspiration.” – B. Harding, Artist, Hampshire.

“I love the peace and tranquillity, the compassion and wisdom shown by you.”

– J. Randall, CEO, London.

(More testimonials further down)

Prices From

Namings (baby, transition etc) from £300, Weddings

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Why choose Tanya?

TESTIMONIALS:

“Your innate love, service and kindness are palpable.” Dr L.S., OBE

“I feel so blessed to know you. I think the work you are doing is truly special and will help so, so many people. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.” – M.W., Head Teacher, Hampshire.

“You do have an extraordinary gift of shining light into people’s souls – it is a beautiful thing to watch.”

E. L., Retailer, Hampshire

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

“We are so grateful to you for your love, generosity and serenity. Thank you for being our hero. Our dream came true.” – P Tuhey, Sebastopol, California

OPEN-HEARTED CEREMONIES FOR ALL LIFE’S RITES OF PASSAGE

Picture the scene… Your loved ones gather, anticipation and excitement rippling through the assembled guests. Your heart skips a beat as you set eyes on your beloved. You are dazzled! All that you have hoped and dreamt of coming together in this fabulous, sparkling, timeless moment.

Consider all the twists of life that brought you together. Consider too, all the planning, work, fittings, decisions and discussions that go into creating the day you’ve dreamt of forever… Your ceremony is the most important part of the day and deserves the same meticulous attention. It takes thought, heart and carefully-crafted words, tailored precisely to fit around you both. Your dress or suit may have been skilfully sewn to fit you perfectly and these ceremonial words weave magically around you and hold you as a couple in much the same way. They spell out the recipe for your union from this moment on. You are, after all, making history!

As we get to know each other in our preliminary meetings, you’ll find me supportive, present and a good listener. I’m a pro at drawing out your story even if you don’t know where to begin. You will feel seen and heard, and I will be on hand throughout with words of encouragement.

You will feel like your ceremony is being conducted by your biggest fan and friend. I speak the Queen’s English as well as Portuguese and a smattering of other languages, having lived in a number of countries and travelled all over the world. I will bring added warmth, class and fun in all the right places.

Please message me now for an informal chat about how you would like your ceremony, be it wedding, vow renewal, gender shifts, naming, blessing of house, boat or camper, or for the utmost in caring and personalised transitions.

Prices From

Namings (baby, transition etc) from £300, Weddings

Why choose Tanya for your wedding?

TESTIMONIALS:

“Your innate love, service and kindness are palpable.” Dr L.S., OBE

“I feel so blessed to know you. I think the work you are doing is truly special and will help so, so many people. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.” – M.W., Head Teacher, Hampshire.

“You do have an extraordinary gift of shining light into people’s souls – it is a beautiful thing to watch.”

E. L., Retailer, Hampshire

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

“We are so grateful to you for your love, generosity and serenity. Thank you for being our hero. Our dream came true.” – P Tuhey, Sebastopol, California

OPEN-HEARTED CEREMONIES FOR ALL LIFE’S RITES OF PASSAGE

Picture the scene… Your loved ones gather, anticipation and excitement rippling through the assembled guests. Your heart skips a beat as you set eyes on your beloved. You are dazzled! All that you have hoped and dreamt of coming together in this fabulous, sparkling, timeless moment.

Consider all the twists of life that brought you together. Consider too, all the planning, work, fittings, decisions and discussions that go into creating the day you’ve dreamt of forever… Your ceremony is the most important part of the day and deserves the same meticulous attention. It takes thought, heart and carefully-crafted words, tailored precisely to fit around you both. Your dress or suit may have been skilfully sewn to fit you perfectly and these ceremonial words weave magically around you and hold you as a couple in much the same way. They spell out the recipe for your union from this moment on. You are, after all, making history!

As we get to know each other in our preliminary meetings, you’ll find me supportive, present and a good listener. I’m a pro at drawing out your story even if you don’t know where to begin. You will feel seen and heard, and I will be on hand throughout with words of encouragement.

You will feel like your ceremony is being conducted by your biggest fan and friend. I speak the Queen’s English as well as Portuguese and a smattering of other languages, having lived in a number of countries and travelled all over the world. I will bring added warmth, class and fun in all the right places.

Please message me now for an informal chat about how you would like your ceremony, be it wedding, vow renewal, gender shifts, naming, blessing of house, boat or camper, or for the utmost in caring and personalised transitions.

Prices From

Namings (baby, transition etc) from £300, Weddings

Why choose Tanya for your naming ceremony?

TESTIMONIALS:

“Your innate love, service and kindness are palpable.” Dr L.S., OBE

“I feel so blessed to know you. I think the work you are doing is truly special and will help so, so many people. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.” – M.W., Head Teacher, Hampshire.

“You do have an extraordinary gift of shining light into people’s souls – it is a beautiful thing to watch.”

E. L., Retailer, Hampshire

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Renewal of Vows

“We are so grateful to you for your love, generosity and serenity. Thank you for being our hero. Our dream came true.” – P Tuhey, Sebastopol, California

OPEN-HEARTED CEREMONIES FOR ALL LIFE’S RITES OF PASSAGE

Picture the scene… Your loved ones gather, anticipation and excitement rippling through the assembled guests. Your heart skips a beat as you set eyes on your beloved. You are dazzled! All that you have hoped and dreamt of coming together in this fabulous, sparkling, timeless moment.

Consider all the twists of life that brought you together. Consider too, all the planning, work, fittings, decisions and discussions that go into creating the day you’ve dreamt of forever… Your ceremony is the most important part of the day and deserves the same meticulous attention. It takes thought, heart and carefully-crafted words, tailored precisely to fit around you both. Your dress or suit may have been skilfully sewn to fit you perfectly and these ceremonial words weave magically around you and hold you as a couple in much the same way. They spell out the recipe for your union from this moment on. You are, after all, making history!

As we get to know each other in our preliminary meetings, you’ll find me supportive, present and a good listener. I’m a pro at drawing out your story even if you don’t know where to begin. You will feel seen and heard, and I will be on hand throughout with words of encouragement.

You will feel like your ceremony is being conducted by your biggest fan and friend. I speak the Queen’s English as well as Portuguese and a smattering of other languages, having lived in a number of countries and travelled all over the world. I will bring added warmth, class and fun in all the right places.

Please message me now for an informal chat about how you would like your ceremony, be it wedding, vow renewal, gender shifts, naming, blessing of house, boat or camper, or for the utmost in caring and personalised transitions.

Prices From

Namings (baby, transition etc) from £300, Weddings

Why choose Tanya for your renewal of vows?

TESTIMONIALS:

“Your innate love, service and kindness are palpable.” Dr L.S., OBE

“I feel so blessed to know you. I think the work you are doing is truly special and will help so, so many people. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.” – M.W., Head Teacher, Hampshire.

“You do have an extraordinary gift of shining light into people’s souls – it is a beautiful thing to watch.”

E. L., Retailer, Hampshire

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Funerals

“We are so grateful to you for your love, generosity and serenity. Thank you for being our hero. Our dream came true.” – P Tuhey, Sebastopol, California

OPEN-HEARTED CEREMONIES FOR ALL LIFE’S RITES OF PASSAGE

Picture the scene… Your loved ones gather, anticipation and excitement rippling through the assembled guests. Your heart skips a beat as you set eyes on your beloved. You are dazzled! All that you have hoped and dreamt of coming together in this fabulous, sparkling, timeless moment.

Consider all the twists of life that brought you together. Consider too, all the planning, work, fittings, decisions and discussions that go into creating the day you’ve dreamt of forever… Your ceremony is the most important part of the day and deserves the same meticulous attention. It takes thought, heart and carefully-crafted words, tailored precisely to fit around you both. Your dress or suit may have been skilfully sewn to fit you perfectly and these ceremonial words weave magically around you and hold you as a couple in much the same way. They spell out the recipe for your union from this moment on. You are, after all, making history!

As we get to know each other in our preliminary meetings, you’ll find me supportive, present and a good listener. I’m a pro at drawing out your story even if you don’t know where to begin. You will feel seen and heard, and I will be on hand throughout with words of encouragement.

You will feel like your ceremony is being conducted by your biggest fan and friend. I speak the Queen’s English as well as Portuguese and a smattering of other languages, having lived in a number of countries and travelled all over the world. I will bring added warmth, class and fun in all the right places.

Please message me now for an informal chat about how you would like your ceremony, be it wedding, vow renewal, gender shifts, naming, blessing of house, boat or camper, or for the utmost in caring and personalised transitions.

Prices From

Namings (baby, transition etc) from £300, Weddings

Why choose Tanya for your funeral?

TESTIMONIALS:

“Your innate love, service and kindness are palpable.” Dr L.S., OBE

“I feel so blessed to know you. I think the work you are doing is truly special and will help so, so many people. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.” – M.W., Head Teacher, Hampshire.

“You do have an extraordinary gift of shining light into people’s souls – it is a beautiful thing to watch.”

E. L., Retailer, Hampshire

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Reviews for Tanya at Tarastone Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 8

Average Rating: 5

reviews (8)

mandm

Such a Perfect Day

5 Stars
Amanda and Martin

Wedding | 07/20/2021 | The New Forest

We wanted our wedding in the New Forest to break from tradition and be more about us, family and friends, nature, and the things we treasure the most. After making contact with Tanya through thecelebrantdirectory we knew straight away that she was the right person to meet our needs and help us achieve the special day we desired. Easy to talk to she quickly came to understand our unique requirements and engaged in offering suggestions whilst also embracing our own ideas. We don’t believe we would have achieved our dream and such a perfect day without Tanya’s dedication and approach. We can’t thank you enough.

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What a Ceremony!

5 Stars
Gareth Foulston

Wedding | 08/14/2021 | Abbey Hall

A massive, massive thank you to Tanya for really helping us make our marriage ceremony so special. It was personalised, nicely presented and oozed love & happiness. We could not have chosen a better celebrant if we had tried.

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A wonderful celebrant we would recommend to everyone!

5 Stars
Julie Taylor

Wedding | 06/12/2021 | West Green House & Gardens

From beginning to end, Tanya was a wonderful addition to our wedding. She guided us through the process, step by step and really got to know us as a couple. She was fun to work with, eloquent and full of fantastic ideas to really make the day reflect us, and the things we love.
Having Tanya deliver the ceremony was like having a friend marrying us, and we loved the blend of wiccan and traditional that reflected our garden wedding. We can’t thank her enough x

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