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Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Vow renewals, Baby-namings, Funerals, Corporate ceremonies
By carefully listening to your personal story, your ideas for the day and your views on life, love and death, I create and deliver unique and memorable ceremonies for any life-event.
When I work with a couple on their wedding ceremony I take them on a journey, identifying what makes their relationship meaningful, what makes their love unique, and what it means for them to get married. This typically results in a warm, moving and heartfelt event, with room for both laughter and tears. I work closely with wedding planners, photographers, venue managers and other suppliers on the day to ensure a smooth an relaxed ceremony.
I believe that a good funeral provides a space for the living to acknowledge a death, to pay tribute to a life lived, to release emotions that come with a loss, and to find continuity in the relationship with the deceased. A funeral does not have to be sombre. There are many ways to make it an uplifting, comforting and meaningful experience. I meet families in person and will take the time that's needed to get a sound understanding of their ideas, and of whom the deceased was. I provide guidance and support, liaise with funeral directors, crematoria staff and other suppliers to ensure that the funeral service honours the family's wishes.
In addition to wedding ceremonies and funerals I do baby-namings, renewal-of-vows and any other tailor-made rituals for everyone who wishes to mark a transition in their life.
In 2018 i won the National Celebrant Award for Outstanding Funeral Celebrancy. I was Runner Up Celebrant of the Year for the Good Funeral Awards 2016. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of the Good Funeral Guild and supplier member for the National Association of Funeral Directors.
I have professional backgrounds in theology, consultancy and learning & development. I play the piano, write, and love taking photos of the things that make me smile or cry. In 2015 I wrote and self-published a children's book. Born and bred in the Netherlands I now live in London with my husband and two children.
Photo credits: Ebourne Images (profile picture); Sophia Waterhouse (Me at work 1); Amy Fanton (Me at work 2)