Hi, I am very excited that you are visiting my website!
I was born in London and I grew up in Sudbury, Suffolk, where I live with my husband. I have two beautiful daughters and three delightful grandsons. I enjoy reading, walking, cycling, open canoeing and entertaining friends and family. I love planning holidays and celebration events. In one year alone, which was exceptionally busy, I started with an amazing 'once in a lifetime' adventure to Peru, including a visit to Machu Picchu. I then found myself organising a family trip to Disneyland Paris, a surprise 50th birthday party and a Hen Weekend. Finally, there was a quick break to Crete to incorporate our friends’ wedding vow renewal ceremony with the scattering of my parents’ ashes in their favourite place. That’s not to mention the usual birthday, anniversary and Christmas get-togethers. Needless to say, this year has been quieter!
Having been made redundant after over 20 years of working in Human Resources, primarily in Training and Employee Development, I had the opportunity to try something new. The role of a Celebrant was something I had been thinking about for some time. Whilst experiencing the loss of several close family members, I very much appreciated the support and understanding provided by the Celebrants. I wrote and delivered tributes for my parents’ funerals and received lots of positive comments. Then witnessing the beautiful and romantic wedding vow renewal ceremony in Crete clinched it. After concluding that the aspects of my previous job I loved the most were meeting and helping people and organising things, I decided this was the role for me.
As a fully-trained member of the International College of Professional Celebrants, I can confidently create and deliver beautiful, bespoke and heartfelt ceremonies of your choice to mark life’s key milestones. From weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies to unity rituals and funerals. I am calm, kind, inclusive and caring. I will go out of my way to help make sure your special day runs smoothly and is everything you could wish it to be. I can help you write your personalised wedding vows, your commitments to your child or your own eulogy. I am happy to work indoors or outdoors, large and lavish or small and intimate, fun and quirky or romantic and traditional, religious or non-religious.
I am passionate about making sure my couples and families feel looked after and in safe hands. I am very organised and love a list or three! I enjoy meeting people to find out about themselves and their loved ones in order to create a unique service that they will remember and treasure forever. I love to hear your ideas, combine old and new traditions and mix things up a little. Almost anything goes and the only limit is your imagination! If you’re planning a celebration event or service and are seeking a truly personalised experience that reflects your wishes, your values and your choices, let's have a chat.
I look forward to hearing from you.
My role as an Independent Professional Celebrant