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The Birds & The Bees, Cumbrian Celebrant

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Handfasting, Sand Blending, Oathing Stone, Ring Warming, etc.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and Institute of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Kerrie

The Birds & The Bees is my own creation based upon how similarly these two tiny creatures work on this planet.
Relationships take work and there is nothing more rewarding than looking back over the years at how you change and blossom throughout those years, just like nature itself.
I am a UK trained Celebrant with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, who decided to follow my dreams and set up The Birds & The Bees Celebrant Services. There is no getting away from the sheer indulgence of meeting people and hearing all about their love stories, experiences and their own unique take on life.
Meeting couples from all cultures and beliefs who come together under that beautiful umbrella called Love, inspired me to follow my dream and help people create unique ceremonies.

What's my ceremony style?

I would struggle to say I deliver a certain type of Ceremony as the couples and families I meet are all unique. Their Ceremonies are created with that in mind. For wedding ceremonies, I do love to include a Handfasting element as these can be created in so many different ways and leave a very special memory with the couple and family ( and me actually). However, we can discuss all sorts of ideas that might be relative to your nationality and culture or your passions and see if we can bring those into your Ceremony or Service. Often, it can be very nice to involve friends or family members during the Ceremony and again we can discuss all sorts of ideas to include this if required.

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Why choose Kerrie?

I hope future couples / families would choose me for my relaxed yet capable character. I like to meet the couples / families in person preferably ( although not always possible ), for a no obligation chat to see if I am the right fit for them. I appreciate we are all very different around the world and humble enough to believe Love is really all we need to get through the good and the not so good times.
I will really listen to your requirements and help bring them to fruition through the chaos of organizing a Celebration / Service, with a huge element of heart and soul included.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I am an Independant Wedding Celebrant with a passion for learning and creating something unique for every Ceremony.
No two couples are ever the same because their Love is theirs and their journey belongs to them.
That is the most interesting and exciting part of this business and it is an honor to ‘Bee’ part of someone’s special day.

From a couple who have literally eloped from their home Country to run away to the peaks of the Lake District to weddings on lavish lawns, beaches, barns or some of the worlds finest hotels, you will all receive the same love, respect and service from me as your Celebrant.

We will work closely together to inspire elements you may not have even thought about. My goal is to ensure you feel confident and stress free when your big day arrives, so that you can both enjoy and revel in the Ceremony itself before moving onto your Celebrations.
I work well with venues and wedding planners however, I am available to book directly should you wish to consider a more intimate, sustainable Ceremony , for example in your own garden perhaps. You can contact me through this directory or review my website at www.birdsandbeescelebrant.com – Could I ‘Bee’ right for you? @birdsandbees_celebrant_uk_uae

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Price from £700.00 (plus travel/mileage over 20 miles outside of Carlisle, Cumbria)

Why choose Kerrie for your wedding?

I hope future couples would choose me for my relaxed yet capable character and my years of international, award winning experience.
Where possible, I like to meet my couples either in person or over zoom before their Ceremony to ensure we are all on the same page and run through their Ceremony content and choreography. This helps take away any stresses they may have about that part of the day especially if we are working internationally or from another County for example. I will really listen to my couples requirements and guide them with a huge element of heart and soul guaranteed.

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Naming Ceremonies

I wonder what my name will ‘Bee’?

Ceremony really matters for any rite of passage and giving your baby their name is just the start of their journey.
Perhaps you are welcoming an adopted child into your family and you would like a ceremony to welcome them into their new family.
Siblings, other family members and friends can all be involved in so many ways to show their love, delight and support for the future of this child.

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Why choose Kerrie for your naming ceremony?

When our Son was born, I had his name carved in my heart way before he arrived. When he arrived, his name just seemed to suit him.
We had spent hours talking about this name and what it would mean to us and often couples choose a name which has deep rooted meaning to them and the whole family. Others just cant decide until the baby arrives. There is no right or wrong and its great fun along the way. Either way, when you officially introduce your child to their name surrounded by those important to you – there is no better reason to celebrate.

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Renewal of Vows

Working with a couple on their renewal is a privilege and can be extremely deep and emotional. You can bet I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at your reasons for wanting to do this. That’s what makes life interesting and renews my faith in Love and humanity.
I will work with you both to get the best out of both of you. Elements of surprise and symbolic elements can make a Vow Renewal so unique and will have you feeling all excited and ‘in love’ all over again.

I actually prefer to refer to it as ‘Reviewing your Nows’ because we really only have the now!

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Prices from £550.00 plus mileage

Why choose Kerrie for your renewal of vows?

Marriage is not an endless bed of roses. There are times that can really put your marriage to the test.
Life happens and at some point, you may feel like you both have completely different things you would like to promise each other for your future years ( especially after surviving a pandemic together right ).

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Funerals

With life there is death and sadly there is so much to think about during this difficult and emotional time.
Trained through the Institute of Professional Celebrants for funeral celebrancy & The Funeral Academy for funeral arranging/care of the body & mortuary management, I will work closely with you to create and deliver the final farewell aligned to your personal values.
Saying goodbye to a loved one is no easy task. Utilising the skills of a Professional Funeral Celebrant can help immensely.
As an Independent Celebrant, I will work closely with you and your chosen Funeral Director to ensure respect, dignity and understanding, at all times.

Through my own personal experiences and transition through this life, I have come to realise that creating an end of life Ceremony is just the start of an emotional journey. I will take time to listen, to capture what is really important to you at this sad time in order to create a truly personalised tribute, I will write the service from the heart, accurately depicting the deceased to celebrate their life.

As a Celebrant, my role is to ensure that you and your family feel safe and confident in my ability to deliver a Ceremony that will support you and your family.
A Secular Ceremony allows freedom of wording and symbolic elements in a way that is appropriate to your values. We are able to offer acknowledgement to a particular belief system should that be important too without making it the main focus of the service.

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Why choose Kerrie for your funeral?

I hope families would choose me for my relaxed yet genuine and capable character. Meeting families in person where possible, really helps them to understand the process of what will happen on the day and give them someone to lean on at a time most needed. Everyone will be treated with respect, care and humility and can be assured of a heartfelt service.

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Reviews for The Birds & The Bees, Cumbrian Celebrant

Total Reviews: 81

Average Rating: 5

reviews (81)

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Wonderful, witty and warm. The most perfect wedding ceremony!

5 Stars
hannah negus

Wedding | 04/04/2024 | Coach and Horses, Ribble Valley

From the minute we met Kerrie I knew she was the celebrant for us. She instantly got our vibe and knew we are a family who love to laugh and enjoy the small things.

The ceremony Kerrie wrote for us was so unique and personal. It was simple beautiful with lots of our little quirks and fun whilst still being so heartfelt and touching.

My little boy had a mini meltdown at the start of the ceremony and Kerrie totally held the whole thing together giving me time to settle my son and a second entrance to really make it magical! She worked with my children and never made it feel like an imposition.

Kerrie brings so much kindness and joy and I wholeheartedly recommend her. A wonderful person who has so much knowledge and expertise.

Thank you for making our day so very special, you really are the best!

Hannah, Carl, Polly and Freddie

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Still the most talked about part of our wedding!

5 Stars
Joanne Milner

Wedding | 07/15/2023 | Private Location, Coniston

The ceremony is still the most talked about part of our Wedding Day, and this is thanks to the fabulous Kerrie!

Within a short period of time Kerrie had perfectly judged our characters and understood exactly the style of Wedding Ceremony we were looking for.

Her attention to detail and diligence in preparation for our big day was so professional while her delivery on the day felt so personal.

She is a natural and her style was the perfect mix of humour and sentimentality.  This, combined with the beautiful, bespoke Ceremony that she had created for us, meant quite a few guests thought Kerrie must be a close friend!

Thank you Kerrie, for making the Ceremony so special, we will remember it forever, and we cannot recommend you highly enough.

 

Joanne Milner

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Lovely Funeral Service For Mam

5 Stars
Alison Foley

Funeral | 08/04/2024 | Carlisle

Kerrie has just been our celebrant at our mams funeral. Gosh what can I say about Kerrie.
She has definitely found her calling. A genuine, funny, kind and caring lady who got my mam to a t (tea🤣) her genuine care for us at such a difficult time will never be forgotten and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you want a celebrant to truly care about your loved one’s funeral look no further. Couldn’t recommend her enough. Thanks again Kerrie xxx

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