The Celebrant Lady

Carol-Anne Waters

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I travel Nationally

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Personal and Bespoke Ceremonies

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I trained with Civil Ceremonies I am a member of the Association of Independent Ceremonies

Hi, I'm Carol-Anne

I’m The Celebrant Lady. A qualified and professional celebrant.
Initially, I officiated funerals, memorials, celebration of life ceremonies and pre-need services. I now officiate couples and naming ceremonies too…wedding celebration, commitment, civil partnership and renewal of vows as well as naming ceremonies.
Based in Southampton, Hampshire, I conduct ceremonies throughout Hampshire and surrounding counties…nationally when required.
I’m confident, compassionate and a creative storyteller…a great listener. I’d be delighted to craft a bespoke, meaningful and highly personalised ceremony for you. Unique and right for you and totally led by your vision.
My ceremonies are inclusive, diverse and collaboratively shaped with sensitivity, compassion and care. They can take place any time or anywhere…can be traditional or non-traditional…lavish or understated. I create priceless memories…reflected on for years to come.
Together…we can plan and craft your perfect vision…a stress-free ceremony enjoyed by all who attend and one that runs seamlessly from beginning to end.

What's my ceremony style?

I’m an easy going, flexible and personable lady. I love helping and supporting couples, families and individuals to realise their perfect vision. I invest time getting to know you and find out what makes you tick, laugh or cry.
I enjoy officiating ceremonies that are full of personality, romance and humour. Ceremonies that are heartfelt, unforgettable and inspirational.
You are unique and amazing…your ceremony needs to reflect your story and style…not mine!
I’ve a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life and enjoy creating ceremonies that reflect individuals and represent what they are about. I document love stories, life stories and every facet of your journey with the greatest of care…
Attention to detail is key!
I’m always striving to provide the best possible service…personal, high in standard and professional. All driven by you…your values, beliefs and desires for your perfect day.
Excited…well let’s get start

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Why choose Carol-Anne?

Whether celebrating your love for each other, naming or welcoming a new family member, or remembering a life lived…I will take the time to listen to your story, discuss your ideas, support you to discover what’s possible and share your very unique journey.
I’ll enjoy getting to know you and working collaboratively with you. I’m always available, I’m calm, compassionate, knowledgeable and have excellent presentation skills.
I offer you options, choices and the flexibility to opt in or out of ritual or traditional elements whilst incorporating all that is important to you.
I absolutely love my job…the possibilities are endless.

What do I offer?

Carol Waters Wedding-min

Weddings

I love working with a diverse range of couples who wish to create a highly personal and unique ceremony that reflects them as individuals, as a couple or as a family.

I like couples who like to ask questions as well as answer them! Giving me a much better idea of what they want. There are no rights or wrongs with ceremonies, just guidance as to which direction to go in.

My ideal couple will want their ceremony based around love, affection, romance and a little humour. Above all, I love working with couples who want their ceremony to be memorable, inclusive, engaging and embraces all that is important to them…what ever that might be!

Give me a call…I’d love the opportunity to share your journey with you…it costs nothing to talk!

I write, coordinate and officiate the ceremony. I can help you to change tradition and create an occasion that is very special, personal and tailor-made that runs seamlessly from beginning to end.

However, large, small, simple, complex, stylish or off the wall…the only limitations to your special day are those of your own imagination!

There’s no charge for our initial contact via phone, internet or in person to establish if I am the right celebrant for you.

My fee includes almost everything you need for your perfect ceremony…help, support, meetings, phone or internet calls, script creation, rehearsal, commemorative certificate and a presentation script.

The total ceremony cost may vary from ceremony to ceremony. If there are any additional costs, they will be fully explained from the start. Additional items which may be added costs are some of the symbolic actions or mileage where applicable.

Prices From

£500.00

Why choose Carol-Anne for your wedding?

I can help you achieve your dream as I am not governed by the constraints of religion or local authority.

Separating the legalities from the actual celebration means that your celebration can be as intimate or traditional as you wish. It can be large, small, inside, outside or themed. It can incorporate faiths, cultures, rituals or just be a very simple affair.

I’ll take time to get to know and understand you and your partner as individuals, as a couple or as a family.

I offer you a relaxed approach and the flexibility to contact me when you need to.

Carol Waters Naming-min

Naming Ceremonies

A Naming ceremony celebrates the unique union between a child or children and their family. When children are involved the whole world seems a little brighter. Emotions of pure joy, amazement, pride and love are matched by the reactions of smiles, tears and laughter.

A Naming ceremony is a truly wonderful way for a family, whatever shape or size, to announce the arrival of or to introduce a new member to the world.

A child of any age, whether your own, adopted or a step child or children, can have a Naming or Welcoming ceremony. Unlike a baptism or christening where the focus is on the relationship between the child or children and the church. A Naming or Welcoming ceremony focuses fully on the relationship between the child or children and the parent(s). Can be held anywhere, any day or any time.

Let’s celebrate your addition(s)

As a mother and grandmother, myself, I know and understand what a special gift a child can be… I would be thrilled to help you create an individually crafted Naming, Welcoming or Adoption ceremony for your child or children. Your ceremony will be completely personalised to you and your child or children. It will totally reflect your family’s unique story and can include various elements that add additional meaning like: –

• Significance of the chosen name(s)
• Readings or Poetry
• Music
• Family customs or rituals
• Symbolic actions

The only limitations are those of your own imagination…everything is possible!

There are no rights or wrongs…just what is right for you, your family and your child or children.

Prices From

£350.00

Why choose Carol-Anne for your naming ceremony?

I can help you achieve your dream celebration. I am not governed by the constraints of religion or local authority and I offer you a relaxed approach and the flexibility to contact me when you need to.

I listen to your story and however you choose to celebrate you child, children or family. It’s important to remember that I will be there every step of the way with; explanation, advice and all the support you need. Together we will craft your perfect ceremony.

It would be a privilege to work with you and your family to create something really special!

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Carol Waters Renewal-min

Renewal of Vows

Renewal of vows or commitment ceremonies are a wonderful way to celebrate your union. Most couples choose a significant or special anniversary to celebrate their eternal love in front of friends and family. It might be you don’t want to legally marry or your initial wedding was at a registry office, a Civil Partnership or you got married abroad. When those you love most, were unable to be attend.

Whatever the reason…I can help you to make your celebration very, unique, personal and special. I will help and support you throughout and ensure your day is relaxed and enjoyed by all.

You may wish to have a traditional format or you may wish to mix it up a bit. You might like a large celebration or a small intimate affair…whatever your wishes may be?

I am here to help you to achieve them and more…

I write, coordinate and officiate the ceremony. I can help you to change tradition and create an occasion that is very special, personal and tailor-made that runs seamlessly from beginning to end.

However, large, small, simple, complex, stylish or off the wall…the only limitations to your special day are those of your own imagination!

I don’t charge for our initial contact via phone, internet or in person to establish if I am the right celebrant for you.

My fee includes almost everything you need for your perfect ceremony…help, support, meetings, phone or internet calls, script creation, commemorative certificate and a presentation script.

The total ceremony cost may vary from ceremony to ceremony. Any additional costs will depend on what you wish to include within it. The exception would be additional items which may be needed for symbolic actions or mileage at 45p per mile where applicable.

Prices From

£400.00

Why choose Carol-Anne for your renewal of vows?

I can help you achieve your dream as I am not governed by the constraints of religion or local authority.

Separating the legalities from the actual celebration means that your celebration can be as intimate or traditional as you wish. It can be large, small, inside, outside or themed. It can incorporate faiths, cultures, rituals or just be a very simple affair.

I’ll take time to get to know and understand you and your partner as individuals, as a couple or as a family.

I offer you a relaxed approach and the flexibility to contact me when you need to.

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Carol Waters Funeral-min

Funerals

I help and support individuals and families to create dignified funeral, memorial or end of life ceremonies. I craft highly personalised ceremonies and offer a pre-need service for those wishing to plan their own ceremony.

I work very closely with you, funeral directors when using and anyone else involved with the planning of your ceremony. I maintain a high degree of personal involvement from the initial contact right through to creating and then officiating the ceremony.

A funeral ceremony is fitting for either a cremation, a burial or a memorial and can be held in traditional or non-traditional venues. As a celebrant I offer you more flexibility, more options and choice. There are no rights or wrongs…just how you would like to say goodbye.

I can create unique and meaningful ceremonies that reflect not only your wishes, values and beliefs but also those of the person who has died.

Every life is unique and therefore, so is every death

As a caring professional I will listen to your needs, support you and guide you, every step of the way. Through what is for most…a very difficult and overwhelming time.

Together, we’ll create a respectful and meaningful ceremony that not only says goodbye how you want but also balances loss with thanks and celebration for a life lived.

Following our initial contact via phone I will visit you in the comforts of your home to discuss the ceremony in detail. I take the time to ensure everything is explained and understood…most families report although anxious about the meeting, they’re pleasantly surprised at what a positive experience it is.

Once a structure is decided, together we create the ceremony; the ceremony words are crafted and finally the life story is told. Drafts are exchanged between until you are 100% happy.

Prices From

£190.00

Why choose Carol-Anne for your funeral?

Creating a memorable funeral or memorial requires sensitivity, thoughtfulness and careful planning.

You can be as involved as you would like in choosing, music, poems or readings, rituals and even a venue. The occasion can be black and shiny, contemporary or creative, elaborate or simple.

What a funeral ultimately looks like and represents, is entirely up to you…I can be there to facilitate, officiate, offer support or speak your words for you.

It would be a privilege and an honour to work with you and your family or friends to create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

Carol Waters Wedding-min

Reviews for The Celebrant Lady

Total Reviews: 13

Average Rating: 5

reviews (13)

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Most wonderful, special day!

5 Stars
Carol-Anne Waters - The Celebrant Lady

Wedding | 06/04/2022 | Hampshire

Let me set the scene. We are extremely busy 50 year olds with demanding jobs and a house full of teenagers (3 + girlfriends and boyfriends), trying to organise a wedding at home with 55 sit down guests and another 50 for the evening and Carol-Anne trying to co-ordinate everything to do with the ceremony…no mean feat! Our opinion – there’s no one better than Ms Waters. She is calm, thorough, persistent without being pushy, forgiving…and kind. Efficient, considerate and the ultimate professional who goes over and above to ensure your day runs smoothly. Thank you Carol-Anne, I know we were a logistical challenge but we had the most wonderful, special day thanks to your care and patience.

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Massive thank you

5 Stars
Carol-Anne Waters - The Celebrant Lady

Funeral | 06/12/2022 | Hampshire

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for working with us on our Dad’s celebration of life event. We really appreciated your patience, understanding and genuine interest in our Dad’s life. This shone through in both the script and your presentation on the day.

Thank you once again, we were so pleased that you helped us and won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family.

Best wishes

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Reflects Mum so well!

5 Stars
Carol-Anne Waters

Funeral | 07/05/2022 | Hampshire

Dear Carol

We’ve read through the script several times and we all agreed that we wouldn’t change any of it as you have captured our Mum with your lovely words. You’ve done a wonderful job and it touched our hearts reading it. It evoked lots of lovely memories and reflects Mum so well!

Thank you so much as we get a lot of solace from knowing that Mum’s send off is all that we could have wished it to be.

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