Celebrant ceremonies for weddings, renewal of vows, handfasting, baby namings and funerals. Celebrant for Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

WEDDINGS, RENEWAL OF VOWS, HAND FASTING, NAMING CEREMONIES AND FUNERALS. CELEBRANT FOR DORSET, SOMERSET & WILTSHIRE

Warmth, empathy and experience you can rely on.

I understand that the day you’re planning, whatever its nature, may be filled with emotion. Perhaps you’re already feeling nervous, overwhelmed, excited, or any combination of these and more.

Bringing my many years of experience, I am able to help you plan and prepare for your ceremony, and be a calming and reassuring presence on the day.

Always professional and organised, and with attention to the finest detail, my goal is to take away any unnecessary stress and worry so that your day can bring everything you hope for.

My Story

People are often surprised to hear that my journey to becoming a celebrant began with my very first role as a dental nurse and receptionist.

I can still picture the nervous-looking eight-year-old boy who caught my eye and, sounding desperate, asked, “Will it hurt?” I thought for a moment then said, “It might hurt a bit. But I’ll be there to hold your hand, and it won’t last long.” I saw him relax, and felt the immense power that calm, honest, reassuring words can bring.

From that point on, I knew that I wanted to be of help to people when they need it most, an instinct that has given direction to my career ever since.

My first step was to train as a birth doula, becoming one of the first in the south west of England. This was a role I enjoyed for many years, giving me the privilege of supporting women, with care and commitment, as they brought their babies into the world.

I added baby massage and pregnancy yoga to my range of qualifications, and continue teaching yoga to this day.

Public speaking and storytelling have been part of my life for a long time – I’ve led workshops, courses and events in a variety of settings, on themes linked to my work.

I have a natural openness to different life choices. I’ve spent time travelling and met interesting people from all walks of life.

All this experience came together when I trained as a celebrant in 2012. I began with a focus on funerals, and gained qualifications in areas such as managing the funeral process, end-of-life care, modern funeral arranging and the grief journey.

I now also lead weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies, working as a celebrant across Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, and it is an honour to play a part in these memorable and life-affirming occasions.

Can I help you?

I believe that everyone deserves for their day to be special. If you’d like to talk to me about how we can create a ceremony that’s right for you and the occasion you’re marking, please call me on 0790 200 8055, or send me a message, to arrange a free consultation.

I’ll be pleased to hear from you.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou