Celebrating Your Story

Personally scripted ceremonies for Weddings, Vow Renewals, Baby Namings and Funerals.

This is me !

Hello, my name is Amanda Leeson and I am a wedding and family celebrant. I specialise in creating individually scripted ceremonies for weddings, vow renewals, namings and funerals. Since becoming a member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in 2015 I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people and creating beautiful memorable ceremonies for their special occasions including a surprise garden wedding, a beautiful woodland ceremony with steel band and even a pumpkin lit handfasting on Halloween!

I believe passionately that everyone should have the choice to celebrate life`s milestones in a way that reflects their personal beliefs and personalities. I love to meet people, listen to their stories and then weave them into the perfect ceremony. YOUR ceremony. Whatever your ideas I will do my best to bring them to life. It`s your day, you should do it your way. A large helping of love and laughter is guaranteed

The fabulous "Brollyfest" - Café at Spring Cottage Rivington. Photo courtesy of emma b photography.

Originally from Portsmouth, I am based in  Blackburn, Lancashire but love to travel! So if it`s a beach ceremony you are planning, be it Blackpool or The Bahamas, a garden party or picnic to celebrate the safe arrival of a new family member or a woodland burial to say a special and unique farewell to a loved one, get in touch and let`s start creating something special.

Why Choose a celebrant?

Laura & Will`s Wedding , Shireburn Arms. photo by Kerry Woods photography

Your Ceremony, Your Choice

Whatever the reason for your ceremony it`s YOUR special moment. Your celebration should tell your story and be delivered in a way that reflects your personal beliefs and wishes. 

 I will work closely with you to ensure your chosen ceremony is all about you. You will have full control over all content. I can include religious or spiritual elements if you wish or a variety of symbolic rituals to personalise the day. Romantic, humorous, traditional or a bit of everything it`s up to you. It`s YOUR day

The exciting part is that if you separate the registration of your marriage from the celebration, you can hold a celebrant led ceremony almost anywhere, it doesn`t have to be a licensed venue. However for your marriage to be legal it must be registered in front of two witnesses and the registrar. This can be done prior to your big day or after.

So if you are looking for something different to the norm, a ceremony that has YOU written all over it then get in touch. Let`s have some fun!