vanessaA few years ago I attended my daughter’s wedding ceremony, and had the honour of reading a poem I had created to mark the occasion.  I was struck by the charming atmosphere of the ceremony, which was held outside, beside a lake under a flower trimmed gazebo.  Preferring a non-religious ceremony, the bride and groom had complete freedom to choose their own words and make their own promises to each other, which made a very personal and beautiful ceremony.  I decided that this was something I would love to do – to help people to have the kind of unique, personal and individual ceremony that our families experienced on that memorable day.

After a career in teaching I trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.  As a certified Marriage and Family Celebrant I am delighted to offer my skills and services to help you celebrate and remember life’s most significant moments, in exactly the way you want. You can choose to have a ceremony that is religious, semi-religious, Humanist, (totally non-religious), in fact whatever suits your views and beliefs. I specialise in wedding ceremonies, welcome and naming ceremonies, life achievements like significant wedding anniversaries in which couples often choose to renew their vows, and of course final ceremonies.  In fact I can design a ceremony for any life event which you would like to value and mark in a special way.

My job as a Celebrant means that I am responsible for turning your dreams and ideas for your own ceremony into a reality.  This will involve an informal meeting (or two), and the chance to answer some questions to help me highlight your story.  An individual script and plan of the ceremony will be written for your approval.  A practise rehearsal if needed, and my services on the day to lead the ceremony from beginning to end.  A personalised folder containing the words of your ceremony will be presented to you, as a keepsake and memoir of your very special day. My aim is to provide my clients with a personal and bespoke service at a sensible price. I am delighted to be performing wedding ceremonies at Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley. What a wonderful venue for wedding celebrations! Barn Wedding Venue in Southampton, Hampshire | Golf & Country Club