A celebration of your Wedding is a wonderful way to start married life. Once you have completed the 'legal bit' at a registry office, the way is clear to have the Wedding ceremony you really want! Make it totally yours with the music, the poetry, any spiritual, non religious or semi religious content that's really you. I'll work with you to find the vows your heart wants to say.
The Civil Partnership option is a beautiful reason to celebrate. Like marriage, the Civil Partnership 'legal bit' is separate to the ceremony. I can help you create the occasion of your dreams, with your choice of music, poetry, exchange of rings, vows, and whatever is meaningful to you.
A Commitment ceremony is a beautiful way to show your love for each other. If it is your choice not to make any legal change to your status through Marriage or Civil Partnership, you can create a beautiful and meaningful celebration of your love and togetherness.
Welcoming a new baby into your life and your family is a joyous occasion, and well worth marking. Naming ceremonies are also a beautiful welcome for adopted children, or for older siblings in a family get together. Making promises of love and support to children is the most beautiful and meaningful heart of any family.
What a great and inclusive celebration a Family Blending occasion can be! When new partners, new parents, new children or grandparents come together to create a new family, a Family Blending ceremony can help everyone to feel truly included and valued.
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirements, Renewal of Vows, Bon Voyage & Welcomes.
Some occasions in life are just too important to let pass without the acknowledgement of a ceremony! Create memories and get to the heart of life with a celebration.
An initial phone call is the best way to set up our first meeting either in person or by Zoom. If you feel I am a good fit for your ceremony we will book the date then and your deposit of 50% is paid. Then we get down to business and I ask you all the things I need to know to write your ceremony - your stories and memories, your hopes and wishes, your choices and intentions. I can make suggestions for readings, poetry, music and actions to make the ceremony uniquely yours.
I'll then give you a timeframe for my writing, and send you a draft script, where you can be sure I've got your details right.
On the day I'll lead your ceremony with warmth and empathy so that you can be sure it's full of meaning and heart.
If you have a Wedding Planner or a Party Planner, I am of course happy to work along with them to realise your wishes for the event.
For Wedding, Civil Partnership & Commitment Ceremonies:
A Meaningful Celebration £650
A Premium Celebration £1,000
Any additional requirements and costs for a completely bespoke Ceremony can be discussed.
Naming, Family Blending, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement, Renewal of Vows and other Ceremonies
I am happy to write and deliver a more straightforward Ceremony from £250. Simply contact me if you wish to discuss this.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
All ceremonies include:
All my travel to meetings and bookings in the London area is included within my fee. Additional travel and personalisation of items may cost extra, and will be by arrangement: there will be no surprises.
BOOKINGS & DEPOSIT
A non-refundable deposit of 50% (subject to the 14-days statutory cooling off period) is due to secure the date.
The balance is due 28 days before the date of your Ceremony. Once this is paid, I will send you the first draft of the Ceremony.
If circumstances change and you need to cancel or postpone your Ceremony, my full terms & conditions, provided before booking, give more information. Similarly, should I be unable to conduct the Ceremony, I will endeavour to find a suitable substitute, subject to your agreement.
All my travel is by public transport; one of the ways I am eco-conscious. If I can get there, your guests can get there! I live in North London, and any travel and/or accommodation expenses will only apply for Ceremonies outside the M25 or outside the UK, and will be agreed with you when booking.
One-to-one from £50 an hour, groups and couples by arrangement
SCRIPT & SPEECH WRITING
Perhaps a family member or friend has tasked you with writing and delivering a speech or reciting a poem, or you have ideas about room layout, or the flow of the day. I can help you negotiate what works and what doesn't, so that you can approach your challenge with calm confidence.
As someone with a naturally soft voice, I can share my public speaking and delivery skills so that everyone in the room can hear what you say clearly.
Perhaps it's time to update your handwriting or signature before you sign your certificate. I've worked with people from all walks of life including professionals and artists, in developing a clear, distinctive and legible handwriting style. (I've never yet coached Handwriting on Zoom, but there could be a first!)