Join Us For Our 

3-day Creative Celebrant workshop 2022


March 14-16th


9.30-5.00 UK TIME


Wherever you've got internet!


You missed out!

Three days of celebrant creativity, inspiration and awesomeness brought to you by the Celebrants Collective

Did you know that when it comes to being a celebrant, your creativity is at the heart of EVERYTHING you do?

Creativity feeds EVERYTHING. Tapping into your celebrant creativity means:

  • Writing better scripts.
  • Crafting better social media posts.
  • Communicating more effectively with your clients.
  • Marketing yourself more authentically.
  • Delivering better ceremonies.
  • Expanding your writing skills.
  • Deepening your understanding of ceremony creation.
  • Getting creative with the ceremonies that you offer.

If this list has you nodding your head and feeling a real need to boost your basic celebrant skills, to improve the way that you write, vocalize, perform and create ceremony, AND help to improve your communication and marketing style, then read on. 

Come and join us for our AMAZING three-day online event, full of fabulous session leaders and jam-packed with celebrant creativity, education and inspiration.

We've got you covered.

Three packed days of value, education and fun!

This will be the best investment in your business you could make this year. You will come away energised and raring to put everything into practice. So different from those courses you take part in that leave you feeling inadequate, with a long list of "should be doings."

Lynn Tierney

2021 workshop attendee

Because creativity is at the heart of what we do as celebrants

The more creative you are as a celebrant, the more confident you are with your practices. The more confident you are with your practices, the more you put yourself out there creatively.

Creativity creates the mother of all knock-on effects.

When you and your creativity are in full alignment, there's literally no stopping you. 

You'll think differently. Write differently. Communicate differently. Market yourself differently. Talk about yourself differently. Express yourself differently.

Tapping into your creativity will open up so many areas of your celebrant business, practice and processes, helping you to be aligned and in harmony with your business.

Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?

Claire Bradford Celebrants Collective - Celebrant Trainer

What You'll Learn and who you'll learn from over the three days

We've hand-picked our session leaders to bring you the best of their knowledge right to your fingertips.


Claire Bradford


Natasha Johnson

HOst & workshop leader

Lucy Brown

voice over artist, celebrant & session LEADER

Veronika Robinson

Author, celebrant & session LEADER

Lonan Jenkins

Celebrant, Storyteller & SESSION LEADER

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven


River Jones


And here's what we'll be teaching and sharing

With these sessions and more, your creative juices are really going to flow.

The Celebrant as a Creative Non-fiction Writer 
Veronika Robinson

Making every word count is the cornerstone of the professional, creative writer’s craft. In this workshop you’ll learn how to employ several literary elements to present your facts in a creative, brilliant, inspiring, interesting and honest way.  

Lonan jenkins

We've been sharing stories for as long as we've been human.
Stories have both the power to unite, entertain and educate, and to divide and spread hate.

Inside everyone is a storyteller longing to engage, empower and entertain, and a listener longing to be engaged, empowered and entertained.
In this very brief introduction, Lonan will talk through storytelling as an art form, share techniques and tips used in storytelling and look at how to apply these storytelling techniques to the role of being a celebrant.

thinking on your feet 
Claire & Natasha 

In this session Natasha and Claire are going to take you through a series of fun, creative tasks and challenges to do just what it says on the tin - think on your feet! Thinking on your feet is such an important part of being a celebrant and really does rely on your creative, quick-thinking skills which we know these exercises will really help with.

connecting with the audience with
Claire & Natasha 

Getting your couples/families onboard with the ceremony you create for them is one thing. But how do you make sure to include the audience too? Reading the room and understanding how to better connect with the audience can be a gamechanger for how your ceremony is received. An engaged and lovingly-present audience, who feel included from the outset, can make all the difference. In this session, Natasha and Claire will take you through a series of activities and writing exercises to get you thinking about how you can make the audience feel the love too, by adding impact, intention and the right energy into your ceremonies.

Reinventing traditions: 
Creative use of traditional elements in funeral and wedding ceremonies with
Rosalie kuyvenhoven

One of the amazing things about being a celebrant is that we constantly learn about new traditions and cultures. The people we work with may ask us to include elements of their heritage in the ceremony. And what’s even better: as celebrants, we have the freedom to tweak these traditional elements and make them special and meaningful to our clients. 

This workshop is all about creative use of traditional elements in funeral and wedding ceremonies. 

We’ll discuss typical traditional elements of Buddhist and Jewish funerals, Persian and Asian wedding traditions (and more!) and apply these in creative exercises.  

You don’t need to have any knowledge of funeral and wedding rituals from across the world - Rosalie will give you anything you need to get your creative imagination flowing. You’ll be working in breakout-groups so there will be lots if opportunity to learn with and from each other. 

Working Creatively with the Elements of Ceremony with river jones

As archaeological records show, ceremony has been a part of every culture throughout history. In all times, and all places, we humans have celebrated the most important moments of our lives in very special ways, usually in the context of shared belief systems. As twenty-first century celebrants serving our varied and often very secular communities, how can we work creatively with the special languages of ritual - prayer, blessings, invocations and symbolic actions - and make inventive use of these time-honoured forms in ways that feel authentic and meaningful for ourselves and our clients?  Drawing on the inspiration of the four elements - earth, air, fire and water - River will lead you through a series of creative exercises designed to help you bring more depth and magic to your ceremonies, whatever your own beliefs and those of the people you serve. 

 On the day: Your voice, your performance & you with 
lucy brown

In this session, Lucy is going to transport you to the hour before your ceremony. Using proven vocal and mindset techniques,  she will help you to get grounded and prepare and warm up your voice, mind and body ready for ceremony. Once warmed up, you will deliver a key part of your ceremony to your celebrant colleagues and get feedback from Lucy, Claire, Natasha and your peers. This will be a fabulous session for stepping out of your comfort zone and getting constructive feedback on your ceremony delivery. We will try to include as many participants as we possibly can and you can of course attend the session without participating in the script delivery (but we hope you do!). 

Crafting Bespoke Rituals with veronika robinson

This workshop will teach you how to create bespoke rituals, and choreograph and narrate with confidence, clarity and creativity.  

daily Q&As with 
Claire & Natasha 

Inspired by what you've learned and want to discuss it? Or maybe you have a burning question you'd like to ask? This is the place to be. We'll open the floor to you at the end of each day.

Filling your creative cup with 
Claire & Natasha 

By nature we are creative beings. Every single one of us. As children we are most connected with our creativity but somehow for many of us, by the time we get to adulthood that creativity has been diminished. This session will help you to tap into your creativity. To dig into the creative well inside of you, through playful, fun, challenges and improvisational exercises, which will have you filling your creative cup in no time, in ways you've never imagined!

What our awesome attendees said about our 2021 Creative Celebrant Workshop

Check out our event schedule

Excited by all of the sessions on offer? Check out our timetable below for how they'll be featuring over the three days. Awesome? Or Awesome?

MOnday 14th March

9.30-11.00 Workshop welcome & session One: Thinking on your feet (Claire and Natasha)

11.00-1130 Coffee/Tea/ Screen Break

11.30-13.00 Session Two: Veronika Robinson - The Celebrant as a Creative Non-fiction Writer 

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-1530 Session Three: Reinventing traditions: Creative use of traditional elements in wedding and funeral ceremonies with Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

15.30-1600 Coffee/Tea /Screen Break

16.00-17.00 Day wrap-up and questions

Times are set to UK time. Times may vary slightly on the day.

day 2
tuesday 15th march

9.30-11.00 Day welcome & session One: Filling your creative cup (Claire and Natasha)

11.00-1130 Coffee/Tea/ Screen Break

11.30-13.00 Session Two:  Veronika Robinson - Crafting Bespoke Rituals  

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

1400-1530 Session Three: Working Creatively with the Elements of Ceremony with River Jones

15.30-1600 Coffee/Tea /Screen Break

16.00-17.00 Day wrap-up and questions

Times are set to UK time. Times may vary slightly on the day.

day 3

9.30-11.00 Day welcome and session One: Connecting with The Audience (Claire and Natasha)

11.00-1130 Coffee/Tea/ Screen Break

11.30-13.00 Session Two:  On The Day: Your Voice, Your Performance & You with Lucy Brown

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.30 Session Three: Storytelling for Celebrants with Lonan Jenkins

15.30-1600 Coffee/Tea /Screen Break

16.00-17.00- Day wrap-up and questions

Times are set to UK time. Times may vary slightly on the day.

I would definitely recommend the Creative Celebrant Workshop to both new and existing celebrants. The workshop was fascinating, enriching and inspirational and I came away armed with so much knowledge and new ideas for my celebrancy career. It was worth its weight in gold in terms of stretching my imagination, developing a positive mindset and connecting with other celebrants. It was also a lot of fun!

Celine Gucher

2021 workshop attendee

How does it work?


Book your space and receive instructions for how to attend the event.


Enjoy three full days of live sessions, interaction and Q&A time.


Access all recordings for up to 9 months after the event, so you can replay and review.

Our creative sessions are...

  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Inspirational
  • Motivational
  • Enlightening
  • Engaging

What you’ll get when you sign up:

  • Live Access to over 10 educational activities: interactive, writing and performance sessions and Q&As over 3 days.
  • Access to all recordings of all workshops and panels for 9 months.
  • A copy of our Creative Celebrant guide and event workbook.
  • Expert knowledge and wisdom from industry leaders.
  • Entry into free prize draw to win a 1 hour mentoring session with Claire or Natasha. (2 sessions to giveaway)

The celebrant event you won't want to miss!

If you're planning on attending this workshop, block your agenda, make sure you will not be disturbed, and plan a day off afterwards to let all the info and inspiration settle down.

Iris van Noorden

2021 workshop attendee

This event was certainly value for money. The selection of speakers was varied with something for everyone. Even topics that I thought were not going to be of interest to me, turned out to be!

Glenda Procter

2021 workshop attendee

If you're thinking about signing up, go for it! You'll learn a lot about yourself, your style and how to make creative changes to your work.

Lynda Gibson

2021 workshop attendee

I signed up for the Creative Celebrant Workshop to learn new ways to improve our ceremonies and to innovate as celebrants. I can only rave about the Celebrants Collective and its leaders Natasha and Claire, and I had no doubt that the Creative Celebrant Workshop would be inspirational, useful and fun. I wasn't able to attend in person; I went through the video playbacks and really regretted missing them live. The sessions stoke the imagination and creativeness even of a vintage officiant like me. Guest speakers were absolutely fabulous, each an expert in their creative field whether writing, acting, performing imagery… all giving attendees new information, and alternative views for improving our craft. I personally came away with new thoughts on who I am as a celebrant, thanks to Natasha's session on Creating Impact, and I'm implementing new writing techniques that I learned from an extraordinary storytelling session held by Veronica Robinson. If you're a celebrant of any kind, this is a must attend workshop.

Bonnie Marie

2021 workshop attendee

Workshop Event Ticket Pricing

CC MEMBERS & Early BIRDs only*



Full event access for Celebrants Collective members and trainees.  Price is in Euros. Check the price in your own currency here.

REGULAR non-members  ticket



Full event access for non-members of the Celebrants Collective from 3 March 2022. Price is in Euros. Check the price in your own currency here.

* Celebrants Collective Members are paying members of the Celebrants Collective membership community. This also includes current Celebrants Collective trainees and graduates. You must be a member of the Celebrants Collective at the time of purchase and during the event itself to qualify for the discounted ticket price. Please be sure to purchase your ticket at the correct price according to your membership/non-membership status.

Prices are in EUROS.

More awesome feedback from last year's workshop

Who is this event for?

This event is for all celebrants and officiants (funeral, wedding and other) worldwide who pride themselves on being able to give their couples' and families their absolute creative best.

Celebrants who want to create deeply personal experiences for their clients. Who want to amplify their creativity, expand their performance skills and take their ceremony practices to new levels. And those who also want to channel their creativity into other areas of their celebrant business.

Is this you?

This event is for you if you're a new celebrant

Maybe you've not had a chance to write many scripts yet or lead your first ceremonies. This event will help boost your celebrant creativity and improve your vocal, writing and performance confidence. As well as give you confidence to sell and market yourself more confidently too.

This event is for you if you could use a confidence boost

Maybe it's been a while since you properly led a ceremony. Maybe you've never felt 100% confident about how you hold a ceremony space and deliver a ceremony with energy. Well, our workshops will inspire you to take action and boost your ceremony confidence.

This event is for you if you want to improve your creativity

Do your scripts and your writing processes feel a bit samey-samey? Are you often stuck for hours procrastinating over what to say and how to say it? Our workshops have been designed to load you up with inspiration and motivation to help you shake up your ceremony writing and creation process.

Join us for our 3-day 

creativity workshop

Three days of EVERYTHING you need to boost your celebrant creativity. From how you think about writing, to how you actually write, and communicate. An amazing boost for your performance, energy and vocal ability too. We've got you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

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