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Hi, I'm Sharon
I love celebrations! What I love most though, are the quirky celebrations. I have always been drawn to the unconventional.
I enjoy meeting couples and families and learning all about them. I write beautiful and memorable ceremonies that have you or your love one right at the centre. They are written from scratch and totally unique, just like you. No one ceremony is like another because there is no other one like you or your loved one.
There are no restrictions, you can do what is right for you and I I’ll help you in the decision making. The script is written and tweaked until you are happy
On the day of your ceremony, I will arrive early to ensure everything is set up and everyone knows what will be happening. I will conduct your ceremony, exactly as. planned and it will be amazing.
Let’s create a beautiful ceremony together
What's my ceremony style?
I love quirky, fun and unconventional. Life is about creating memories and having fun whilst doing it. I adore outdoor weddings and I even believe that funerals can be fun too. If our loved one was a funny person or they loved a good old dance and sing along, incorporate that into the ceremony. Ceremonies don’t need to be stuffy and boring.
The ceremonies I offer are:
Weddings and Vow Renewals, including symbolic ceremonies such as handfasting, ring warming and unity candle. I am also going to be including a crystal and a manifestation ritual in the very near future.
Yes I love the more non traditional, but I can adapt my style to you, it is your day after all, so lets get together and chat about your day!
Why choose Sharon?
I am a genuine, fun, quirky, approachable, hardworking person and I love my job. I say job, but to be honest I love it so much it doesn’t feel like a job. I am a people person and love to see people happy, it means I’m doing a great job. For the longest time, I have believed that every person should embrace their own personality and shout it from the rooftops, whether you are calm, and loving, weird and wonderful or nerdy and a geek. Celebrate being you!
What do I offer?
Hi, I’m Sharon, owner of Velvet Rose ceremonies. I am a fun, colourful, quirky and approachable Celebrant who loves a fabulous celebration. I live in Stoke on Trent with my husband and teenage Son, oh and not forgetting my fur baby dogs Alfie and Bruno. I travel throughout the UK delivering ceremonies for couples who want their wedding day to be all about them and the love they share.
I DO NOT do boring and with that in mind, I can guarantee that once we get chatting about your wedding plans, you will have made a new friend and found the right celebrant for your big day.
I love to offer an individual feel to each couples’ ceremony.
There is an initial consultation and I give you some questionnaires to complete about your love story.
I then start to write your script, from scratch. It will be all about you, your family, friends and your love story. It is tweaked as many times as necessary to get it perfect.
On the day, I arrive early to ensure that everyone know exactly where they should be, including any other suppliers. I will make sure that you are ready too. Your ceremony will be just as planned, and I will always make sure that it’s all about you.
I also offer Symbolic Ceremonies.
I am there from the first enquiry to guide you and to help you have the best wedding ceremony
Why choose Sharon for your wedding?
My love for life and quirky nature means that I adore weddings, however, we have all been at those wedding where we start to get little bored. By choosing me as your Wedding Celebrant, your guests will not be getting bored. Your ceremony will be engaging, exciting and all about you!
I like to create a couples Ceremony completely from scratch and with 100% of their involvement. I like all of your personality to show in your ceremony., it is a day for celebration and that is always at the heart of what I do.
Hi, I’m Sharon, owner of Velvet Rose ceremonies. I am a fun, colourful, quirky and approachable Celebrant who loves a fabulous celebration. I live in Stoke on Trent with my husband and teenage Son, oh and not forgetting my fur baby dogs Alfie and Bruno. I travel throughout Staffordshire and surrounding areas, delivering ceremonies for families who want their naming celebration to be all about them, their family and the unity it represents.
I DO NOT do boring and with that in mind, I can guarantee that once we get chatting about your plans, you will have made a new friend and found the right celebrant for your day
I can provide the following services:
Baby Naming Ceremonies, Family blending Ceremonies, Name changing Ceremonies, Transgender Ceremonies, Coming Out Ceremonies and any Rites of passage ceremonies you wish to celebrate.
It is so wonderful to celebrate a new member of the family and accept them into the family throng. There are no right or wrong ways to have this ceremony. It is entirely up to you as parents. We would talk through what you would like and I may offer some suggestions. The script is written from scratch and tweaked as necessary to ensure a wonderful ceremony day is enjoyed by everyone
Increasingly there is more requests for a ceremony to welcome a child into a family Unit, for example when a parent and step parent marry they may wish for the children to be ceremoniously accepted into the new family and bring some unity to the future.
Less common are name changing ceremonies, transgender ceremonies, coming out ceremonies and other rites of passage, however they are always treated in the same way and give the time and devotion required t ensure a perfect ceremony for all involved.
Why choose Sharon for your naming ceremony?
I have always believed that as an individual, you should belong to something, whether it be a family, a community or something else that suits you. As humans we need to belong, its in our DNA. By holding a ceremony for your child or anyone else, this gives the individual and those around them a feeling of fulfilment and belonging, knowing that they have love, support and care from those they love the most.
Renewal of Vows
Hi, I’m Sharon, owner of Velvet Rose ceremonies. I am a fun, colourful, quirky and approachable Celebrant who loves a fabulous celebration. I live in Stoke on Trent with my husband and teenage Son, oh and not forgetting my fur baby dogs Alfie and Bruno. I travel throughout the UK delivering ceremonies for couples who want their vow renewal day to be all about them and the love they share and the relationship they have already enjoyed together
I DO NOT do boring and with that in mind, I can guarantee that once we get chatting about your plans, you will have made a new friend and found the right celebrant for your important day.
Ok, so, you’ve been there, done that and got the ring to prove it!
People decide to renew their vows for different reasons. Some because they just think it would be an awesome way to celebrate their love (and they would be correct). Others may have a more serious reason such as having faced difficult challenges in their marriage or even an illness. I can be sensitive and also write a ceremony that shows what you have been though as a couple and how you may have overcome things throughout your marriage. Its about celebrate life love and the future of you both in your marriage and i would do that with respect dignity and fun too
Why choose Sharon for your renewal of vows?
I’ve been married for few years and whilst I claim don’t know everything, there have been moments where it’s been difficult. I understand what it means when a loved one gets really sick. I understand about forgiveness, honesty and truth to make a marriage work. It’s such an honour being part of a couples’ history, their honesty and commitment to each other and also, their families.
Choosing me and your celebrant for your vow renewal means that you will get an approachable, fun and honest celebrant who will make sure you and your family have the best day ever.
Hi, I’m Sharon, owner of Velvet Rose ceremonies. I am a fun, colourful, quirky and approachable Celebrant who loves a fabulous celebration. I live in Stoke on Trent with my husband and teenage Son, oh and not forgetting my fur baby dogs Alfie and Bruno. I travel throughout Staffordshire delivering bespoke funerals. I have a 21 year history as a nurse and i have found that this experience means that I am able to communicate and listen well with my clients.
Not only do I provide a sensitive service for you as a bereaved relative, I can also offer unconventional ceremonies should that be something your loved one would have wanted.
I can provide crematorium services, burial services, interments and memorial services.
Losing a loved one is probably the worst time in a persons life. As a funeral celebrant I can take away some of the stresses and strains that you have when planning a funeral. I can help with song choices, poem choices and can even read out your tributes should you feel unable to do so on the day. I will spent as much time as is needed to ensure that the funeral ceremony is exactly what you and your loved one would have wanted.. This may be a traditional funeral, a celebration of life, a non religious ceremony or any mixture of the them.
Why choose Sharon for your funeral?
I am a genuine, fun, and approachable person and I love my job. I say job, but to be honest I love it so much it doesn’t feel like a job. I am a people person and love to see my clients happy. When I write funerals I do so with your loved one at the centre of my words. They are heartfelt and as individual as the person you have sadly lost.
I am also happy to provide unconventional celebrations for anyone who wishes to arrange this for their loved one.
Reviews for Velvet Rose Ceremonies
Total Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 5
Sharon has done a few services for me on a personal level and on a business level. I was really pleased with how she conducted the services. She is very professional and has such a caring nature. Nothing was too much for Sharon and she made us as a family feel so at ease. Will certainly recommend her
Sharon did a wonderful job for my uncle’s funeral who died during the COVID 19 lockdown. Funerals are difficult at the best of time’s and Sharon was very professional and supportive on the day of the funeral and also the days leading up to it. She gave us a beautiful service and my uncle had the best possible send-off under unusually difficult circumstancesThank you Sharon
Sharon conducted the funeral service for my brother who passed away in March. Due to the covid19 epidemic restrictions to all funerals at this time were put in place which made our mourning even more upsetting. Sharon was so understanding and compassionate and helped us so much with her kindness and sympathy. The service she conducted was so lovely it so comforting.Thank you so much, Sharon Angela Pankhurst and family X