About me

Come and find out all about your #FunkyCelebrant®?

Let’s start with a Funky Poem!
Let’s start with an idea; Shall we say… your wedding… your way?
Let’s nurture that thought… you know… your ball…your court.
It’s starting to get exciting now, as we build in your readings and vows,
The music, the story of where you met & how.
The laughter, the tears, shared hopes and all those dreams,
Turned into a reality, as everyone around you beams.
Let’s build it to a crescendo of pure unadulterated love…
All made possible when you find the right celebrant that fits you like a glove.
#FunkyCelebrant® is my moniker, weddings and celebrations my game,
Creating a dream ceremony with you and for you… my passion and aim!
Drop me an email, let’s have a quick chat & give all those with a penchant for them, a reason to buy a new hat!

About Your Funky Celebrant® in the East …

I am a multi award winning certified independent celebrant, celebrant trainer and mentor.  I am registered with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC) and have been weaving my own personal brand of magic since 2011.

Let me answer a F.A.Q. straight away for you…

Are you a Humanist Celebrant?

No, I am not a Humanist, in fact, the majority of celebrants are actually independent, (although you will come across Humanists, Pagan, Spiritualists as well as Celebrants attached to a church or other religious organisation).

Being an independent means that we… (that’s you and me!) won’t have any restrictions placed on us in relation to who or what we can or can’t include in your ceremony! We’ll have complete free reign, (well ok, maybe not totally free reign when it comes to how we design your ceremony, I’m not getting naked for anyone or jumping out of a plane for that matter, but, anything else will probably go!)

Ultimately, I want you and your guests to have fun, and still be talking about your ceremony, weeks and months later! So, hopefully I’ll be be the perfect fit for you!

Where are you based?

I live in beautiful Constable Country on the Essex / Suffolk border with my husband, and our pup, Luna, aka ‘The Landshark’, a gorgeous choccie lab who is the naughtiest pup and into all kinds mischief!!
I do love to travel though, so  I  extensively cover the East Anglian region and beyond where I conduct ceremonies of all sorts. I’ve even been known to  go on forays north of the Watford Gap as often as possible into my home region of the Midlands, and ‘oop’ North if I can!

My passport is up to date, so I am happy to travel internationally too. (A new phrase book is purchased for every country visited… I like to try my hand at a few words of welcome, everywhere I go, but, I just can’t guarantee my accent or pronunciation will be spot on…but, hey, we can have a giggle as we practice together!)

love is love

Love is LOVE!

As a family we have celebrated all the rites of passage, from birth to death. As a result I have first-hand knowledge of just how important it is to be able to hold the ceremony that truly encompasses and reflects all of our emotions.

I simply love and adore celebrating L.O.V.E. in all of its multicoloured and multifaceted glory. I love having fun; and I especially LOVE the fact that you and your guests are having fun too!

It’s just so infectious, fabulous and magical…I’ll let you into a secret… I’m a self-confessed Potter-head, a very proud Hufflepuff  living in a Muggle world and I’m having the best fun because you are too!

With a sprinkle of magic, I inject a little bit of my personality into the writing of your script and then ultimately into the delivery of your ceremony on your special day. You’ll never have anything ‘beige’… your ceremony will be full of colour and light (and maybe, if you’re up for it,  an odd wand or three too)

Whatever the type of ceremony you choose it should be perfectly magical for you, for all the right reasons!
You are guaranteed a fun filled celebration, delivered in a relaxed and inclusive manner, that truly reflects you as a couple or as a family!

 

We are all unique

We are all unique and I am always working to ensure my approach to my ceremony writing and delivery is reflective of the couples and families that I work with. To that end I am constantly updating my knowledge and skill bases… I have learnt about the changing approaches to autism, completed a short BSL sign language course, a voice workshop and have become a Dementia Friend. In 2020 to keep myself busy during lockdown I undertook even more training and achieved a Level 2 qualification in Diversity and Equality, a Level 3 Teacher Training qualification  and obtained my own personal licence ( that involves the sale of alcohol…watch this space for more information coming soon). I’ll never stop learning, its an inherent part of my job and my nature and helps me better serve all the families and couples I work with!

What I can offer you…

I provide bespoke ceremonies to mark every rite of passage. From pregnancy, birth, naming, adoption or step-family celebrations to engagements, wedding, civil partnerships, commitment and vow renewal celebrations.

A name once give…

There are no age restrictions when it comes to a naming ceremony, in fact, did you know that we all have the freedom to change our names as well as  how we identify ourselves at any stage of life; so why shouldn’t we celebrate these personal transitions too?

Healing the pain…

Sometimes our relationships can falter and fail, I truly believe this something that is very important to acknowledge… but only when the time feels right for you. As you let go of the past and move forward into a new phase in life, hopefully renewed and reinvigorated and looking towards the future, full hopes and new possibilities. A healing ceremony can help you achieve that closure, either as a solo ceremony or surrounded by family and friends.

I have also added memorial and scattering of ashes ceremonies to my portfolio, so you can now honour your loved ones in a relaxed and celebratory way .

Something else perhaps?

Want to mark a milestone at work? How about booking a corporate ceremony?  Whether you are saying goodbye to a cherished colleague or celebrating a big team ‘win’ I can create something perfect for you, we don’t celebrate these milestones enough!

So how does it all work?

We’ll get together with some face-to-face consultations, or Zoom calls, as we design a unique ceremony just for you. For weddings & commitment ceremonies, a rehearsal is included in the price; and for every ceremony, you will receive a keepsake script in a presentation box with a certificate. Don’t forget to check out my ‘We Do’ page for an exciting update on what to expect from me in 2022 and beyond!

No restrictions… anyone and anything can be incorporated. From vows & readings, to symbolic and traditional or faith-based rituals. You can even involve your family pets! And…I’ve even been known to dress for the occasion (I don’t need much of an excuse!)

If you have a theme that you’d like me to join in with just let me know. (Especially if it’s Wizarding World related!) You now have choices like never before, so we can make your special day as individual as you are as a couple, or as a family.

Let’s have a chat to see how I can be of assistance.

I’m multi award winning …

I am so proud to be flying the flag very high for all celebrants throughout the country. As you can see, I am passionate and excitable about the industry in which I work; and I believe we should be having fun as we celebrate life and love! Come on that journey with me as we create the ceremony that reflects you perfectly!

Watch my winner’s videos here…