Wedding and Funeral Celebrant in Surrey
Hi, I’m Nancy, an independent family and funeral celebrant and creator of ceremonies who is lucky enough to be living in the beautiful Surrey Hills with my husband, two children and rescue dog Shadow.
I have always enjoyed working with people and hearing their stories. Having been a therapist for a number of years helping people to work through their challenges and joys of life, I found myself being drawn to a change of career and became a celebrant.
I trained and qualified as a celebrant with the UKSOC (United Kingdom Society of Celebrants) which enables me to offer you the full range of services to cover all your life’s events. Whether that be the naming of a child or your much-anticipated wedding, the renewing of vows or perhaps a life ceremony or memorial to celebrate a person’s life passed. Each ceremony is tailored to your needs and wants – there is no set script, all celebrations are bespoke based on personal consultation with you and/or your family. The opportunity to design bespoke ceremonies for each person and occasion appeals to my creative mind and makes each encounter during the planning of your event both stimulating and interesting.
"As human beings we are all individual. Every one of us has led a unique life with stories to tell. As your celebrant, it is my job to listen carefully to what you say, to bring to fruition the ideas you have in mind and turn them into your individual ceremony, reflecting everything you want to express, whatever the occasion'.
In many ways the jobs are very similar – I get to spend time with lots of different people and to sit and listen to their life stories. This can be families recounting the life of a loved one or two people about to embark on wedded bliss!
I definitely consider myself to be a people person. To develop peoples’ narratives into meaningful ceremonies is an honour and one that I take great pride in creating. Although based in Surrey I am happy to travel to the surrounding counties to meet, discuss and deliver your specific life event.
A celebration to remember
The content of your ceremony is completely up to you – poems, songs, music, candles, ribbons, wine, dialogue from a play, book or film – your imagination is the only limitation. You decide the elements you feel would be fitting and appropriate for your ceremony and from your inspiration I will create a celebration to remember for years to come. One with meaning, symbolism and sincerity.
Life is full of moments of ups and downs, tears of both joy and sadness. I would be privileged to meet with you to discuss your ideas about how you would like to create your ceremony, whatever the occasion. It’s your life event so have it your way!