Hello, my name is Amanda Leeson and as a celebrant specialise in creating individually scripted ceremonies for weddings, vow renewals, namings and funerals. Since gaining my Certificate of Marriage and Family Celebrancy with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in 2015 I have had an amazing time 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, a singalong ceremony in a tepee and 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. A large helping of love and laughter is guaranteed, from our initial meeting, to the writing and eventually the day of the ceremony. Whatever the celebration it should be full of energy and passion
Originally from Portsmouth, I have lived in Lancashire for over thirty years with my husband and two, now grown and flown, children. I have a background in sales and retail management, dabbled in amateur dramatics and have been writing poetry since my schooldays.
I cover Lancashire, the west Pennine area, the Fylde coast and the Ribble Valley. However, I am still very much in touch with my southern roots and love to travel!
So if it`s a beach ceremony you are planning, be it Blackpool or The Bahamas, a garden party to celebrate the 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 a ceremony that celebrates your story!
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 and start creating some amazing memories!