Thistle Ceremonies

Phyl Wright

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Writing a unique poem for Cermeonies


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Hi, I'm Phyl

I work as a Celebrant for a fabulous company called Thistle Ceremonies which is a not for profit company, all profits go to the sister company Thistle Humanists which then distributes them between our funeral fund for those in need and Calum’s Cabin, which provides holiday homes for children with cancer and their families. Because we are a small bespoke company, we can keep our prices affordable while delivering amazing ceremonies.

What's my ceremony style?

Weddings – through Thistle Ceremonies I have some of the most comprehensive blessings and symbolic gestures from all around the world. In addition I’m happy to write a beautiful bespoke poem for all ceremonies on special parchment paper as a keepsake and/or part of the script. I was also runner up in the 2019 Funeral Awards for best funeral celebrant in Scotland. I will always endeavour to produce the most amazing and magical ceremonies for all my clients and I offer Transitioning Ceremonies too. I produce bespoke ceremonies at an affordable price.

Prices From

£180 (funerals-fixed price) £395 (weddings-fixed price)


Marrying Friends

Special offer is a keepsake poem written if desired for all ceremonies. My special moment was marrying friends, which was a great joy and a lovely celebration of our friendship too.

£395 Weddings (fixed price)


Why choose Phyl?

I am an author of several books and have taught creative writing so I love writing beautiful magical ceremonies for people. . I have done many weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies and I treat each one as some thing very precious, that people will look back on, and remember with love and affection. I make sure that my clients are happy at every stage and are given a wide range of choices. From simple to elaborate, from down to earth to romantic, from the everyday to the extraordinary.

What do I offer?



I don’t have an ideal couple, as i find all couples fascinating in their own way. I love the challenge of writing something special and pertinent to them that will resonate with them and give them a beautiful memory of the ceremony.

Price – £395 inc. This covers travelling, meeting the couples, writing a script and sharing it with them, taking the Ceremony.

Prices From

£395 inc

Why choose Phyl for your wedding?

I would like to think my couples choose me because they realise I am passionate about their wedding.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Your child will carry their name throughout their life, so I offer a ceremony that will reflect this lifelong commitment. As part of the service, you can choose from a wide range of naming rituals, such as: unity candles, wish jars, roles for the Guide Parents or a unique naming ritual specially written for your child.

Included in the package are:
Ceremony written and taken by me
Naming Certificate
Guide parent’s Certificates
A keepsake copy of the script
A keepsake of a personal poem written specially for your child.

Prices From

£250 inc (fixed price)

Why choose Phyl for your naming ceremony?

I believe that I offer a comprehensive, fun and beautiful unique ceremony,


Renewal of Vows

I don’t have an ideal couple, I just love when people who have been married years before, choose me to renew their vows. I try to make it as special as possible, working with them every step of the way to produce a lovely ceremony and one they will remember forever. I believe that however many years married, you can still have a romantic and special Renewal of Vows, surrounded by family and friends.

We have one price that is fixed – £350
For this you will get an amazing service and a keepsake unique poem on parchment paper to celebrate your day. There are no hidden costs.

Prices From

£350 fixed price

Why choose Phyl for your renewal of vows?

As someone who has personally gone through a Renewal of Vows Ceremony, I remember it as an amazing experience and I endeavour to recreate that type of experience for others.



Thistle Ceremonies is the company I work with and I provide beautiful services for funerals. In 2019, I was runner up in the best Scottish Funeral celebrant awards.

We have one fixed price – £180 (fixed price) which applies to all cremations or burials.

Prices From

£180 (fixed price

Why choose Phyl for your funeral?

As an former counsellor, I think I can support families at this most desperate time of their lives when they are arranging a service for their loved ones. It is of particular importance to me to deliver the very best ceremony possible for the families. I also write if wanted, a keepsake poem about the deceased. I think the families like knowing that I work for a not for profit company, with any profits going to our sister company, Thistle Humanists which gives these profits to our funteral fund for those in need and Calum’s Cabin, a charity that provides holiday homes for children with cancer and their families.


Reviews for Thistle Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 3

Average Rating: 5

reviews (3)


Renewal of Vows

5 Stars
Debbie Callaghan

Renewal Of Vows | 09/22/2017 | Craigshill Rugby Club, Livingston.

What a lovely kind person Phyl is. She provided a beautiful Ceremony for a surprise wedding vow renewal for a family member of mine. She really listed to what I wanted and done a fanatic job at including everything I had told her into the ceremony. couldn’t have asked for a better person to do it for us x



5 Stars
Graeme Anderson

Wedding | 07/08/2017 | Oran Mor

Phyl was the celebrant for our recent wedding celebration and my wife and I couldn’t have been happier with the ceremony. She showed a great understanding of our personalities and the reasons why we love each other and crafted a ceremony that reflected our relationship perfectly. She also had some excellent ideas to add a traditional Scottish element to our ceremony in incorporating handfasting and drinking from a quaich, which our guests from further afield especially enjoyed. A large number of our guests commented on how personal and touching our ceremony was, a great testament to the care, empathy and attention Phyl put into our script. We were delighted she was part of a very special day for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others. Thank you Phyl!



5 Stars
Nick Lawrie

Funeral | 08/10/2017 | Greenock Crematorium

Phyl was the celebrant for my Mother’s funeral in August ’17. She was extremely sensitive and professional and captured elements of my Mum’s life and character in a way I was very grateful for. I appreciated that despite my Mum’s atheism Phyl was predisposed to including an acknowledgement of my Mum’s religious background. Phyl was also very flexible and responsive to my changing requirements and in the midst of my terrible grief was a gentle, kindly and reassuring presence. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

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