Interested in having a ceremony that is unique, personalised and inclusive? Accredited with Humanists UK, I write and conduct non-religious ceremonies, in Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, London, The Channel Islands and I'd happily fly almost anywhere you choose for your bespoke ceremony.
Humanist ceremonies are carefully written to convey the personalities and wishes of the people involved and they are a way of celebrating the most important events in people’s lives, including: weddings, namings, commitment ceremonies, as well as rites of passage.
With a love of writing, meeting people and listening to their stories, it is really rewarding, and a true privilege, to work with people to help them realise their dreams and celebrate such an important day in their lives.
As well as being able to write creatively, I’m also skilled at working well with many different personalities, which can be helpful when there may be relatives or friends who are religious or would prefer you to make traditional choices. You can read some of the testimonials of the happy couples with whom I’ve worked here.
Our initial meeting can be held by Skype to save you time. If you choose me as a celebrant (hopefully), we can plan the creative ceremony consultation, which we can hold that at your home, or a quiet place that is conveniently located.
At our consultation, we can talk about your wishes for your wedding ceremony, and any readings, rituals, songs, vows and promises, or people that you wish to include. After the consultation, having met you, I will research and send you ideas and a draft of your ceremony. A humanist ceremony can be as traditional or as contemporary and original as you wish it to be. It can incorporate traditions, customs and cultural references from around the world. It can include a quiet time for prayer, if you wish to provide that for religious relatives.
Humanist ceremonies can be held absolutely anywhere and I’ve been lucky to have been chosen to conduct ceremonies in a variety of places, including a castle, on an island, in a field, in a concert hall, a restaurant and even a high school! You can be married in a humanist ceremony in a garden, a wood, on a boat, or a beach, in a famous place or park, or wherever you want. Many couples choose to have a humanist ceremony in an outdoor location, or a restaurant or a the place of their reception.
I conduct most ceremonies in London and the South East of England, where I live. Also, I like to visit Guernsey, the Channel Islands, every year, where I lived for a long time and where I’m happy to say that they have recently legalised same sex marriage. With a love of travelling, and a decent grasp of both French and Spanish, I’m happy to travel abroad too.
Open-minded, creative and extremely approachable, with heaps of empathy and an ability to write a unique ceremony script that will resonate with your family and friends, and reflect your personalities and individuality, it is always a true privilege when I'm chosen to write and conduct a ceremony.