Sunday, 25 June 2017

Moments To...Reflect

As I wait for my next celebrant job, I'm enjoying the sunshine and feeling very positive about my career change.

As a funeral celebrant, it is amazing to be allowed into a family, to be given a glimpse into their history, and to see how the power of recollection can bring joy and laughter to a time that can often feel very dark.

I think this is one of the reasons I am glad I have made the change.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

First Few Funerals


A couple of weeks ago, I conducted my first funeral ceremony. It was for a man who had not always had the easiest of lives, but had maintained a positive outlook. There were many kind, generous and even funny memories shared with those who were able to attend the ceremony. He seemed to be a very loved gentleman.

I know it seems strange to say I enjoyed writing and delivering a funeral ceremony, but I did. 

I was honoured to be allowed to perform such a ceremony, to be entrusted with fleeting memories, and help his family and friends with a key part of their mourning process.

I have two more ceremonies soon. Each have their quirks and idiosyncrasies, but the shared elements are that both parties will be dearly missed by their loved ones, and I will do my best to give them a thoughtful final ceremony.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Am still here - Celebrant Your Ceremony!


I am currently experiencing some large upheavals in my non-Celebrant life and also working on a new and shiny website look. Hence, the quietness on here.

Yesterday, was the photo-shoot for some pictures I want to use on my new page. It is a strange way to spend an afternoon trying to get sand to pour artistically and feet to stylishly (and in a synchronised fashion) jump a broom. 

Let the future be shiny bright,

Be back soon.


Monday, 24 October 2016

Wedding Fayre Preparations| Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

The preparations for my table at The Hallmark Wedding Fayre run by Roses and Hearts Boutique Events are under way. I have made examples of scripts (naming, funeral and of course: wedding) and certificates. What do you think?


I am now sourcing miniature examples of some of the extras I offer for the wedding and naming ceremonies. Wish me luck :-)

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Wedding Fair to Meet New People Like YOU

I am really excited to announce that I am going to my first wedding fair as a celebrant!
It is in Carlisle in November. Here is the Facebook page for you to get more information:

It is being run by a local company called Roses and Hearts Boutique Events and you can find out more about them, here:

I am now planning my table display with examples of scripts for weddings and naming ceremonies, as well as miniatures of some of the extras I offer. Do return to the page so you can see my creativity in action. Photos will be coming soon.

And of course, it would be lovely to meet you in person so if you are free Sunday November 20th - get tickets now. There are free tickets; £5 tickets that come with nibbles and fizz, and £15 tickets that have a meal and extra fizz! What a bargain for a cold and wintry November afternoon.

It will also be fascinating to meet with so many businesses that want you to have the most memorable and beautiful day.

Think about this: you go to a wedding fair for ideas and inspiration so that your wedding day will be dream-like. With you putting so much effort into making sure that your clothes, make-up, hair, food and venue are perfect and personal, why would you accept the same old ceremony as everyone else? Look out for me, as I want to make your ceremony about you.

I will listen to your story: how you met; what your hopes are; what is it that makes your partner stand out? And I design and write a bespoke ceremony that is ALL ABOUT YOU.

Take this opportunity to make your wedding ceremony and celebrations, most definitely, your Moments To...