Celebrating YOUR story!
If you are looking for a ceremony that is both meaningful & memorable, one that puts YOUR unique story at the heart of the celebration, then I can help!
Hello! I`m Amanda, an experienced independent celebrant based in Lancashire & I create beautiful bespoke ceremonies that celebrate YOU!
Ceremonies that fill your lungs with laughter & your hearts with joy! Special moments that will have everyone talking. (for all the right reasons!)
Whatever the celebration, large gathering or more intimate, indoor or open air, I believe it should be a ceremony created with LOVE & written just for you.
I specialise in writing relaxed, informal ceremonies that include plenty of romance & lots of laughter!
I absolutely love what I do & since training with The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in 2015 I have met some amazing people, celebrating love, loss & life in some fabulous locations around the country.
I love a rustic barn filled with flowers and fairylights. ( you can never have too many fairylights!) or an open field with gorgeous views.
Originally from Portsmouth, I have lived in the Blackburn/Darwen area for over thirty years.
(and have an accent that no longer belongs in either!)
I am so lucky to cover Lancashire & the Ribble Valley, home to some of the UK`s most gorgeous wedding venues as well as conducting ceremonies in private gardens!
I caught the writing bug after winning a competition when I was nine. As an adult I brought stories to life on the stage.
Then read to my children (Harry Potter in a tent in France, magical!)
& more recently my grandchildren.
Now the stories I love to write & tell are YOURS.
I love to hear how you met & all about your first date. The proposal, romantic or disasterous? What sets your heart racing & your blood boiling!
Why you chose that name for your baby or your happiest memories of a loved one?
The answers to these questions & more, are what makes your story unique and any celebration deserves carefully chosen, meaningful words, not the exact same words spoken at thousands of ceremonies!
Quite simply, CHOICE. A celebrant ceremony gives you the CHOICE & freedom to celebrate wherever, whenever & however you wish!
It is my job to ensure your ceremony remains personal & true to you, your style & your personalities. You can be confident that come the big day it will be a friend waiting at end of the aisle, not a stranger you met minutes before!
There are no restrictions on content or timing, I won`t vet your music or censor your readings! There will be no copied scripts or multiple choice vows. (I will help you with personal vows if you need me to)
As an independent celebrant I am not tied by any faith or belief system but I'm happy to include any spiritual or symbolic elements that are important to you.
It's not about me! As McFly famously sang, "it`s all about YOU"
I only ever book one ceremony per day so I won't be delayed at another venue or be rushing off somewhere else!
Your venue does not have to be licensed, so if you have a special place, go for it!
(NB - FOR YOUR MARRIAGE TO BE LEGAL A SEPARATE APPOINTMENT
WITH A REGISTRAR IS REQUIRED)
Once booked I'm there for you right up to the day of the ceremony. We can have as many meetings as you like (I love catching up with you) & amend the script until you are 100% happy.
On the big day I aim to arrive around an hour before to check everything is OK & to greet your guests.
So, laid back & relaxed, fun & energetic, modern or traditional or a bit of everything the
CHOICE is YOURS.
If this sounds like your kind of celebration then I'd love to hear from you.
Let's grab a coffee & start planning a ceremony you`ll never forget.