We all have stories, and stories within stories, that frame our relationships, rites of passage, environments and events. These can
be explored and shared in a ceremony that expresses your own
sensibility, experience and hopes.
A civil ceremony has the freedom to take place anywhere that best reflects your intent. The formality or informality, size and details of
your ceremony are determined by the type of event desired.
Rituals can be grand gestures or intimate moments.
I relish collaborating with people to ensure moments of significance are marked in authentic ways. Spontaneity in the planning can enliven the process and bring genuine individuality to the ceremony.
I devise and deliver Weddings, Birth & Namings. More details on my ceremony making are here.
What I offer
I provide an initial meeting to design your ceremony. This can be in person, over the phone or Skype. We discuss your aspirations: the why, where, what and how of the occasion. My skill is in helping you find exactly what it is you want, from the overarching theme to small, significant details: the glaze on the cherry on the icing on the cake.
As a writer I can write the wording, give drafts over to you for discussion and amendment, or not. I also have a huge knowledge of possible poems and other writings that may suit your needs.
A rehearsal is also included for Weddings and Civil Partnership
As facilitator of the ceremony I can be as present as you wish, as your occasion requires. I will ensure everyone knows what is going to happen and act as a guide to the event, holding the space so it’s as sure and safe as possible for everyone there.
Types of ceremonies I offer are Namings, Funerals and Weddings .
I make limited edition art books and pamphlets and can design, or advise on the design of, any printed materials you may want to
accompany your ceremony.
I also have approximately 100m of bright material bunting in 5m strips I can supply for any occasion – as part of the service.
If you would prefer a family member or friend to deliver your ceremony but would like help with the content, I can offer a script-only service.
What it costs
Piece-of-string territory here.
My basic fee for planning and delivering an event is £100.
If you’d like me to write an address, then the cost rises accordingly.
Let’s have a chat and see what you want and what I can offer
I do enjoy the low tech side of ceremony and value pre-loved
resources, so happily work to smaller budgets.
I can also point you towards a great photographer, dressmaker and cake-maker based in the north west of England. And probably know other people who can help make your ceremony just as you want.