I’ve been leading humanist weddings since 2013, and they are always a highlight in my calendar.
I became a celebrant becauseI feel passionately about celebration and ritual. I want to help couples create their own ceremony so that it resonates for them and the people they love. We live in a world where we are at risk of losing symbolic rites of passage. I want to help reclaim these rites of passage which are so important in marking our lives and denoting meaning.
I feel a huge sense of privilege when I work with couples to create a meaningful wedding ceremony. I want to create a script which truly reflects who you are. I want to demystify the process and give couples choice and control to claim a ceremony for themselves.
I’ve worked as a writer and comms professional all my working life. This includes working within the NHS, promoting the NHS Organ Donor Register; and freelancing in the charity sector, writing about community growing, city farms and safe routes to school. I’ve worked in Bangladesh and Eritrea, for VSO and other development charities on health education campaigns. I now work as a celebrant, alongside working for a local charity supporting family carers.
When I’m not working, I’m up at my allotment, sailing at Chew Valley Lake or on the River Dart, walking my dog, swimming in Henleaze Lake, singing in a community choir and practicing yoga. My partner and I have two grown-up kids.
What people say
- That I’m calm, in control and create a relaxed atmoshpere
- That I write wedding scripts that reflect honestly, are personal and beautiful
- That I have humour, warmth and sincerity.