Your Special Ceremony

Jacqui Tillyard

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Life Celebrations, Funerals, Vow Renewals, Baby Naming

Affiliations

Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC)

Languages

English and a spot of German and French

Hi, I'm Jacqui

Being a celebrant means it’s a privilege to help you create your wonderful special events celebrating life starting from birth right up to the end of life. I just love my work.

I enjoy meeting and working with new people getting to know you well. For me the key to a successful ceremony is creating the right relationship with you from the start. My clients say I’m really easy to deal with too!

Clients often make the following comments about me. I am:

Approachable, adaptable , confident, classy, intuitive, professional, practical, vibrant and wise.

They compliment me as a good listener, as well as being a confident orator.

It also comes in very handy in this line of work if you also have a great sense of humour too. If you are stuck for ideas for your ceremony we can explore some great ones to get you thinking and creative.

My ideal clients want a truly unique, heartfelt and upbeat ceremony. They want a memorable day, that capture their essence, expresses their love and unites everyone there. They are happy to speak and express themselves and want others to participate in their special day.

Together we will create a totally customised, personal ceremony to reflect who you truly are.

My clients tend to be discerning, decisive, professional, open to ideas, upbeat and outgoing. They want someone they can totally trust to deliver their perfect ceremony. Often this wedding is your ‘second time around’ and you want and intimate occasion where you include your families as part of the celebration.

No matter what ceremony you require, I will help you. Whether exclusive and intimate or all inclusive and buzzing.

I offer ceremonies from Baby Naming, to Weddings, Vow Renewals to End of Life Celebrations ( I can even do them for your beloved pet too). I am also fascinated with energy so offer personal development ceremonies to align to earth and moon energy. There is always a point in life to create a celebration ceremony!

We can include readings, poetry, spiritual ritual elements and music, other participants into your ceremony. You no longer need to have a formal religious or structured legal event, now you can now totally personalise your ceremony.

If you wish to bring in spiritual elements into your ceremony I am happy to include them.

Career

My earlier working background was in key account management, training and latterly in hoIistic energy and mindset mentoring so I am well versed in talking and listening to exactly what you would like. With a highly qualified skill set in communication and people skills you are in safe and understanding hands. I’m comfortable speaking with people whether one to one or a large audience. I promise to get your key messages across once we have established all the important bits that are personal to you.

I hold a Certificate in both Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy and am a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, a recognised accredited training organisation.

Location

Based in a lovely village in South Leicestershire. but born and bred originally in Birmingham. I’ve lived in Leicestershire for over 20 years. I’m available to conduct ceremonies across the Midlands and further afield with prior notice and agreement provided we are a good match to work together!

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an informal no obligation chat to see how we can best work together to help you arrange your perfect ceremony. I offer consultations in person or via video conferencing if you are further away.

By the way, please only contact me if you are really serious about hiring me for your ceremony, I’m a busy lady and prefer not to have to respond to time wasters thank you.

What's my ceremony style?

Funerals/ Life Celebrations

Vow Renewals

Commitment Ceremonies

Engagements

Baby Naming

Pet Ceremonies

Coming of Age (Big Birthdays!)

Prices From

Funerals £190 Weddings from £500 Baby Naming £350

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All 2020 Vow Renewal and Wedding Ceremonies, Save £50- Just £500. I will also include handfasting ritual during your wedding if you require, there is no extra cost for me to perform this. You just need to provide your chosen colour scheme ribbons and ties and I will sort out the test

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Why choose Jacqui?

A professional, qualified and certified Celebrant who is stylish, charismatic, friendly and approachable. My focus is always you, I am here to carry out your wishes to make your day perfect whatever the occasion.

If you require someone you can totally trust to create and lead your special ceremony and deliver it with dignity personality yet still include fun elements and create an inclusive celebration, then I’m your woman.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

Being a celebrant means it’s a privilege to help you create your wonderful special events celebrating life starting from birth right up to the end of life. I just love my work.I enjoy meeting and working with new people getting to know you well. For me th

Prices From

Funerals £190 Weddings from £550 Baby Naming £300

Why choose Jacqui for your wedding?

A professional, qualified and certified Celebrant who is stylish, charismatic, friendly and approachable. My focus is always you, I am here to carry out your wishes to make your day perfect whatever the occasion.If you require someone you can totally trust to create and lead your special ceremony and deliver it with dignity personality yet still include fun elements and create an inclusive celebration, then I’m your woman.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

It’s a real honour being a celebrant, it means helping you create your personalised unique events celebrating life starting from birth right up to the end of life. I just love my work.

I enjoy meeting and working with new people getting to know you well. For me, the key to a successful ceremony is creating the right relationship with you from the start. My clients say I’m really easy to deal with too!

Clients often make the following comments about me. I am:

Approachable, adaptable , confident, classy, charismatic, intuitive, professional, practical, vibrant and wise.

They compliment me as a good listener, as well as being a confident orator.

It also comes in very handy in this line of work to have a great sense of humour too. If you are stuck for ideas for your ceremony we can explore some great ones to get you thinking and creative.

My ideal clients want a truly unique, heartfelt and upbeat ceremony. They want a memorable day, that capture their essence, expresses their love and unites everyone there. They are happy to speak and express themselves and want others to participate in their special day.

Together we will create a totally customised, personal ceremony to reflect who you or your loved ones truly are.

My clients tend to be discerning, decisive, professional, open to ideas, upbeat and outgoing. They want someone they can totally trust to deliver their perfect ceremony. Often you want an intimate occasion where you include your families as part of the celebration.

No matter what ceremony you require, I will help you. Whether exclusive and intimate or all inclusive and buzzing.

I offer ceremonies from Baby Naming, short notice Weddings, Vow Renewals to End of Life Celebrations (funerals) – I can even do them for your beloved pet too. There is always a point in life to create a celebration ceremony!

We can include readings, poetry, spiritual ritual elements and music, other participants into your ceremony. You no longer need to have a formal religious or structured legal event, now you can now totally personalise your ceremony.

If you wish to bring in spiritual elements into your ceremony I am happy to include them.

Career

My earlier working background was in key account management, training and latterly in hoIistic energy and mindset mentoring so I am well versed in talking and listening to exactly what you would like. With a highly qualified skill set in communication and people skills you are in safe and understanding hands. I’m comfortable speaking with people whether one to one or a large audience. I promise to get your key messages across once we have established all the important bits that are personal to you.

I hold a Certificate in both Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy and am a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, a recognised accredited training organisation.

Location

Based in a lovely village in South Leicestershire. but born and bred originally in Birmingham. I’ve lived in Leicestershire for over 25 years. I’m available to conduct ceremonies across the Midlands provided we are a good match to work together!

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an informal no-obligation chat to see how we can best work together to help you arrange your perfect ceremony. I offer consultations via video conferencing.

By the way, please only contact me if you are really serious about hiring me for your ceremony, I’m a busy lady and prefer not to have to respond to time wasters thank you.

Prices From

Funerals £190 Weddings from £550 Baby Naming £300

Why choose Jacqui for your naming ceremony?

A professional, qualified and certified Celebrant who is stylish, charismatic, friendly and approachable. My focus is always you, I am here to carry out your wishes to make your day perfect whatever the occasion.

If you require someone you can totally trust to create and lead your special ceremony and deliver it with dignity personality yet still include fun elements and create an inclusive celebration, then I’m your woman.

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Renewal of Vows

It’s a real honour being a celebrant, it means helping you create your personalised unique events celebrating life starting from birth right up to the end of life. I just love my work.

I enjoy meeting and working with new people getting to know you well. For me, the key to a successful ceremony is creating the right relationship with you from the start. My clients say I’m really easy to deal with too!

Clients often make the following comments about me. I am:

Approachable, adaptable , confident, classy, charismatic, intuitive, professional, practical, vibrant and wise.

They compliment me as a good listener, as well as being a confident orator.

It also comes in very handy in this line of work to have a great sense of humour too. If you are stuck for ideas for your ceremony we can explore some great ones to get you thinking and creative.

My ideal clients want a truly unique, heartfelt and upbeat ceremony. They want a memorable day, that capture their essence, expresses their love and unites everyone there. They are happy to speak and express themselves and want others to participate in their special day.

Together we will create a totally customised, personal ceremony to reflect who you or your loved ones truly are.

My clients tend to be discerning, decisive, professional, open to ideas, upbeat and outgoing. They want someone they can totally trust to deliver their perfect ceremony. Often you want an intimate occasion where you include your families as part of the celebration.

No matter what ceremony you require, I will help you. Whether exclusive and intimate or all inclusive and buzzing.

I offer ceremonies from Baby Naming, short notice Weddings, Vow Renewals to End of Life Celebrations (funerals) – I can even do them for your beloved pet too. There is always a point in life to create a celebration ceremony!

We can include readings, poetry, spiritual ritual elements and music, other participants into your ceremony. You no longer need to have a formal religious or structured legal event, now you can now totally personalise your ceremony.

If you wish to bring in spiritual elements into your ceremony I am happy to include them.

Career

My earlier working background was in key account management, training and latterly in hoIistic energy and mindset mentoring so I am well versed in talking and listening to exactly what you would like. With a highly qualified skill set in communication and people skills you are in safe and understanding hands. I’m comfortable speaking with people whether one to one or a large audience. I promise to get your key messages across once we have established all the important bits that are personal to you.

I hold a Certificate in both Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy and am a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, a recognised accredited training organisation.

Location

Based in a lovely village in South Leicestershire. but born and bred originally in Birmingham. I’ve lived in Leicestershire for over 25 years. I’m available to conduct ceremonies across the Midlands provided we are a good match to work together!

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an informal no-obligation chat to see how we can best work together to help you arrange your perfect ceremony. I offer consultations via video conferencing.

By the way, please only contact me if you are really serious about hiring me for your ceremony, I’m a busy lady and prefer not to have to respond to time wasters thank you.

Prices From

Funerals £190 Weddings from £550 Baby Naming £300

Why choose Jacqui for your renewal of vows?

A professional, qualified and certified Celebrant who is stylish, charismatic, friendly and approachable. My focus is always you, I am here to carry out your wishes to make your day perfect whatever the occasion.

If you require someone you can totally trust to create and lead your special ceremony and deliver it with dignity personality yet still include fun elements and create an inclusive celebration, then I’m your woman.

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Funerals

It’s a real honour being a celebrant, it means helping you create your personalised unique events celebrating life starting from birth right up to the end of life. I just love my work.

I enjoy meeting and working with new people getting to know you well. For me, the key to a successful ceremony is creating the right relationship with you from the start. My clients say I’m really easy to deal with too!

Clients often make the following comments about me. I am:

Approachable, adaptable , confident, classy, charismatic, intuitive, professional, practical, vibrant and wise.

They compliment me as a good listener, as well as being a confident orator.

It also comes in very handy in this line of work to have a great sense of humour too. If you are stuck for ideas for your ceremony we can explore some great ones to get you thinking and creative.

My ideal clients want a truly unique, heartfelt and upbeat ceremony. They want a memorable day, that capture their essence, expresses their love and unites everyone there. They are happy to speak and express themselves and want others to participate in their special day.

Together we will create a totally customised, personal ceremony to reflect who you or your loved ones truly are.

My clients tend to be discerning, decisive, professional, open to ideas, upbeat and outgoing. They want someone they can totally trust to deliver their perfect ceremony. Often you want an intimate occasion where you include your families as part of the celebration.

No matter what ceremony you require, I will help you. Whether exclusive and intimate or all inclusive and buzzing.

I offer ceremonies from Baby Naming, short notice Weddings, Vow Renewals to End of Life Celebrations (funerals) – I can even do them for your beloved pet too. There is always a point in life to create a celebration ceremony!

We can include readings, poetry, spiritual ritual elements and music, other participants into your ceremony. You no longer need to have a formal religious or structured legal event, now you can now totally personalise your ceremony.

If you wish to bring in spiritual elements into your ceremony I am happy to include them.

Career

My earlier working background was in key account management, training and latterly in hoIistic energy and mindset mentoring so I am well versed in talking and listening to exactly what you would like. With a highly qualified skill set in communication and people skills you are in safe and understanding hands. I’m comfortable speaking with people whether one to one or a large audience. I promise to get your key messages across once we have established all the important bits that are personal to you.

I hold a Certificate in both Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy and am a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, a recognised accredited training organisation.

Location

Based in a lovely village in South Leicestershire. but born and bred originally in Birmingham. I’ve lived in Leicestershire for over 25 years. I’m available to conduct ceremonies across the Midlands provided we are a good match to work together!

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an informal no-obligation chat to see how we can best work together to help you arrange your perfect ceremony. I offer consultations via video conferencing.

By the way, please only contact me if you are really serious about hiring me for your ceremony, I’m a busy lady and prefer not to have to respond to time wasters thank you.

Prices From

Funerals £190 Weddings from £550 Baby Naming £300

Why choose Jacqui for your funeral?

A professional, qualified and certified Celebrant who is stylish, charismatic, friendly and approachable. My focus is always you, I am here to carry out your wishes to make your day perfect whatever the occasion.

If you require someone you can totally trust to create and lead your special ceremony and deliver it with dignity personality yet still include fun elements and create an inclusive celebration, then I’m your woman.

Reviews for Your Special Ceremony

Total Reviews: 4

Average Rating: 5

reviews (4)

Extra touches made difference

Extra touches made difference

5 Stars
Kath Birch

Funeral | 06/07/2019 | kettering

Hi JacquiI would like to thank you for giving Mum such a lovely tribute on Wednesday. It was very moving, your ideas and wording were perfect and went down really well, I am so happy you conducted Mum’s Ceremony. I would like to pick out the time that you turned to speak to Mum and spoke in German, it was lovely.At least 3 people asked me who had written the poem about Mum and I said that you had and they were very impressed, you got a great feel for her as a person. I loved the gesture at the end with the Quality Street, and again I was asked whether I knew about it and I said that was a total and lovely surprise to me. Thank you. I will cherish the memory.Also, there were only family at the Wake and your words prompted stories and events that we had probably never discussed before, and I think that was because the words you spoke were accurate, yet kind, so this too, was a first and a lovely occasion and we had some laughs together.Thank you very much, Jacqui and thank you for the card and folder.Kath x

Caribbean Celebration Rispek!

Caribbean Celebration Rispek!

5 Stars
Annette Fagon

Funeral | 11/15/2019 | Leicester

Jacqui Tillyard is the best celebrant of life that I’ve ever seen. Sadly within six months I lost both my mother and my sister and Jacqui was our Celebrant for both of their funerals.Our celebrations were out of the norm as my family are party people and Jacqui was able to accommodate that and have a true understanding of their nature.Jackie had the further challenge of having to learn certain words phonetically, as my family originates from Jamaica, so not only did she have to master a West Indian accent, she also had to familiarise herself to certain dance moves that werenecessary throughout the ceremonies – which she did to great avail.I would recommend Jacqui Tillyard for any celebration but especially if you are of West Indian decent as she’s got most of the moves and language locked down

A Very Fitting Funeral

A Very Fitting Funeral

5 Stars
J Perry

Funeral | 07/25/2019 | kettering

I just wanted to thank you so much for yesterday and the way you conducted the ceremony. It felt for me that you captured my dad so well and it felt upbeat despite the sadness of the day. So many people said the same thing to me afterwards. Im sorry as I had a bit of a last minute panic about my words and changed it around slightly as I was worried I hadn’t covered a couple of things properly and I forgot to tell you. The last few days building up to the funeral were really hard for me but when it came to the day I did manage to get through it ok, it was a lovely group of people who were there to celebrate dads life with us and from different times. Thank you again for doing it all so well, it made a hard day a brighter one Kind regards Jane Perry

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