You’re getting married soon in the lush, picturesque surrounds of Royal Tunbridge Wells, how exciting! There is nothing quite like the feeling of marrying the one you love in the perfect setting. Sometimes though it’s not always easy to work out those little details that make the event extra special. If you want someone on board to help you plan out a ceremony, someone who has done it a million times before and knows how it goes, then a marriage celebrant is the person to call. Here are the top 30 marriage celebrants available for a ceremony in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Behind the elegant and inviting celebrancy house known as Milestone Services is a bubbly and clever celebrant known as Bridget Sapiano. Bridget is an independent celebrant who offers innovative alternatives in an industry where the traditional has been the norm for so long. She brings a refreshing flexibility to the role, emphasising your input in the creative process, making sure the ceremony and vows are exactly how you want them to be, just with her expertise helping you along in the right direction.
Lynne O’Hara is a quirky and engaging celebrant with a real flair for getting to know people and bringing out the best in them. Leading up to the day Lynne will work with you closely to help you find the right wording for your vows, and for the whole ceremony. She’ll help you pick a beautiful location, a theme and other important aspects like music or readings you want included. Then on the day itself, she becomes the Lynne the Lady Toastmaster! A confident master of ceremonies unlike any other.
Nuala is an experienced celebrant who will work hard to create the absolute best ceremony for you, a personal, tailor made ceremony that reflects you and your story perfectly. She is a trained and accredited member of the fellowship of professional celebrants and a great believer in performing ceremonies especially crafted to your wishes and aspirations.
After eight years of working as a registrar, signing off on civil partnerships and ceremonies, Katie Keen founded True Blue Ceremonies, and became an independent celebrant. The restrictions in time and style that comes with being a civil registrar means you don’t get to take your time and plan the special, once in a lifetime ceremonies that comes with independent celebrancy. With True Blue Ceremonies, Katie can take her time with you, writing the ceremony from scratch with you.
These days you don’t have to go with the classic, obvious choices when planning your ceremony. It doesn’t have to be in a church, with a priest. It doesn’t even have to be religious at all! It’s all down to you and your preferences. What words do you have in your heart? Those are the words that the ceremony should be based on. Is there a place that is special to you and your relationship? That’s where you should hold it! Celebrants like Lasting Memories help make these decisions and many more.
Daisy Chain Civil Celebrant is a special kind of person. A true professional who takes her work very seriously, but at the same time is a down to earth, approachable person to deal with. She will work with you to create the perfect bespoke ceremony from the ground up, from the vows, through poetry and readings that you have personally selected, all the way to choice of venue and how its all going to go down on the day. The only limit is your imagination, Daisy will make it a reality.
Glenda Procter is the celebrant behind Cloud 9 Ceremonies, a civil celebrancy service designed to make your special day truly feel like cloud nine! Glenda absolutely loves working with the newly engaged. Seeing people in love and newly committed to each other is a great passion of her professional work. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, life experiences or background, Glenda would love to work with you.
Peter Ryder is a veteran of organising ceremonies, and he has seen and done it all. Somehow each new couple is still like a brand new experience to him, and an experience that he loves to be a part of. You can have the ceremony literally everywhere, it doesn’t have to be a licensed venue. It doesn’t even have to have a roof! You can have it in a field, a garden, or a lovely beach. There are so many aspects of the ceremony that can be involved as well, from broom jumping, hand fasting, candle lighting, or reading of poetry and music that means something special to you.
Be it a traditional ceremony with strong religious components, or a naturalistic, humanist event in the surrounds of nature, Sarah Flynn will not only happily be involved, she will joyously take an active role in helping you plan, coordinate and articulate the whole process.Whoever you are, a ceremony with Inner Radiance is first and foremost a celebration of love. A uniquely inclusive service, Inner Radiance Ceremonies is the brainchild of Interfaith Minister and Spiritual counsellor Sarah Flynn.
Caroline is someone who understands the delicate sensibilities that go with each individual, unique event. As a humanist, she believes in the good aspects of what it means to be human – the connectedness of all us, generosity, honesty and good will. Once described as the atheist ‘Vicar of Dibley’, which for the right people is as good as testimonials get. Caroline Black is an active member of the British Humanist Association, and a perfect choice for a secular wedding occasion. She has a wide range of experience hosting a myriad of events outside of wedding celebrancy as well, including Remembrance Day services for the London Borough of Ealing, and Light Up A Life for the North London Hospice.
Yvonne is a part of the Sutton Humanists group, and she understands that no two wedding ceremonies are the same, and everyone has a different idea of what they want their day to be like. For those looking for something non-traditional, but still special and with loads of family and friends watching on with smiles on their faces, a humanist wedding can really make the day even more memorable than it was already bound to be. As with all humanist weddings, it should be mentioned that the legal issuing of a marriage certificate also needs to be completed at the Register office. Another brilliant option for those interested in a humanist wedding, is Yvonne Bracken-Kemish.
A bonus to working with Sue Dowell is the flexibility on venue and style – you can have your wedding literally anywhere, and it can be as traditional or distinctly non-traditional as you please. On your wedding day, it’s all about you! Sue is the professional celebrant behind Sue Dowell Celebrancy, a bespoke celebrancy service with options tailored just for you. Leading up to your special day, Sue Dowell will consult with you one on one and get to know you as people, working with you to create a ceremony that is word for word your own, unique, personalised service. On the day she will take the reins and officiate, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience, knowing you have had everything covered.
The best thing about Gwen is her versatility and her independence from affiliations. She is not professionally linked to any church, religious or humanist organisations, meaning that she can perform literally any ceremony you like, be it secular, religious or something really non-traditional. Gwen is the celebrant behind Unique Ceremony, a bespoke celebrancy service all about making your wedding day exactly what the title says – a unique ceremony. Gwen is a versatile and independent celebrant, ready and willing to perform any manner of ceremony as well as weddings, such as a baby naming, an adoption ceremony, vow renewals, among others, but she really shines when it comes to weddings.
A real creative, Rachel has an extensive professional background in acting, meaning she will be bringing a level of competence, confidence and flair to the role that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. She also has a background in writing, which helps immensely in nailing down the perfect way to articulate what you want to say or be said on your special day. Rachel Dale is an independent celebrant with a charming twist and a unique background. She trained in celebrancy with the desire of offering a more personal touch, feeling disillusioned with how impersonal some ceremonies can be when done by someone who doesn’t engage or believe in the service.
Claire Hawksbridge doesn’t specialise in a particular kind of ceremony, and prefers to tailor the experience she provides to you, your preferences and your beliefs. A ceremony with WeddingsBlessingsFunerals can be performed anywhere, from a church to inside a hot air balloon, and anywhere on the spectrum in between. Claire is the celebrant behind WeddingsBlessingsFunerals, an independent and interfaith celebrancy service, specialising in unique, tailored services and spiritual counselling.
For many people in today’s society, a religious ceremony doesn’t truly reflect who they are as people, and that’s exactly what a wedding ceremony should do. Some people also like to plan their whole day out to the letter, which is often not an option with traditional ceremonies. With Martin, all of this is possible, and more. Martin Shaw is one of those civil celebrants who instead of just staying in that part of the industry signing papers and getting people through the door, wanted to make a real difference and help people’s wedding days be something more, something truly special.
Being a regular master of ceremonies at the Toastmasters Club, Sue Pellow is no stranger to leading ceremonies, in fact she is a pro. Couple this with her kind and generous nature working in charity, and you’ve got yourself the perfect celebrant. If you want someone highly professional but warm and inviting, look no further than Sue Pellow. Sue is a superstar independent celebrant from the Sussex area, an avid charter member of the Eastbourne Toastmasters Club, and a veteran of charitable work with over 17 years in the sector.
Most people have their own ideas of spirituality, and Joe Davis is here to help them discover what that means to them and craft the perfect ceremony around that. Joe is another one of those friendly pastors who recognise that the bounds of love and matrimony exist outside the traditional setting, and that all kinds of people need loving and tasteful ceremonies that reflect their own personalities and experiences. Some people like having aspects of religion included, while others want none of it.
Nuala Geary doesn’t just work with couples closely, she’ll also support them along the way, helping them craft their perfect ceremony, and inspiring them to create exactly what they want to create. An independent member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Nuala is a great combination of professional and friendly. For Nuala, it’s all about bespoke, tailor made experience. Every couple is unique, so every ceremony should be a unique adventure that truly reflects the commitment of the newly engaged couple.
Karlina Shorter knows how to help you decide what to include, and where to hold the event. She will meet with you and get to know you as people before using her well established expertise to help you make your dream wedding a reality. These days, the alternatives to a traditional ceremony are numerous. There are so many special types of ceremonies outside of the traditional religious content. Handfasting, the Loves Knot, rose giving ceremonies, candle lighting, these are just some of the more popular ones. The point is, the ceremony can be anything, and it can be anywhere.
John offers his services to anyone with open arms and a friendly, professional attitude. He is the founder of a service called Celebrate Life, that strikes the perfect balance between traditional religious ceremonies and humanist services. Though spiritually devout in his personal life, Father John recognises that many people in today’s society don’t have a formal link to the church, but still have a love and commitment to one another that deserves to be celebrated and acknowledged.
Looking for that elegant, dignified wedding ceremony of your dreams? But maybe you don’t want to go with the rigid conventions of an absolutely traditional wedding? It’s hard sometimes to strike a balance. No one strikes that balance like Rosemary Taylorson. A trained and professional humanist celebrant, Rosemary is all about creating intimacy through deeply personalised ceremonies crafted alongside you and with your advice and friendship.
After a special event in her life Ros Curtis did some research, and discovered that celebrants can also celebrate moments of great joy, conducting weddings and name givings as well as more solemn occasions, and has since gone on to develop a great passion for helping couples in love celebrate their special day. An honest and friendly humanist celebrant, with 13 years conducting ceremonies, Ros came to the industry through a solemn and tragic occasion – her own parents’ passing. What she noticed however, was the great comfort something as simple as a personalised, careful service delivered with love provided, and how it made everyone feel about celebrating the life of a lost loved one on the day.
Jennie is a professional celebrant from the fellowship of professional celebrants, and she will work with you closely and personally to create and design the ceremony not that you feel you should have, but the one you want in your heart. After her own wedding ceremony, in which the celebrant hosting it made her day that much more special and memorable, Jennie Shotton decided that she wanted to do for others what they did for her, so she became a celebrant to spread the love and positivity that often comes when working with one as professional as Jennie.
Vivienne has been conducting humanist ceremonies for over two decades, and in that time her passion for celebrating life and love through crafting bespoke ceremonies has never gone away. In her ceremonies, Vivienne likes to focus on the common values held among us all, focusing on humanity, family, warmth and love. A truly great celebrant for anyone looking to celebrate their love and commitment who aren’t looking for a religion based ceremony. Vivienne Donnithorne is a celebrant who really loves her work, and it shows.
While Kate is a humanist herself, she acknowledges that you don’t have to be humanist as well simply to have a humanist ceremony. Humanism is relevant to everyone, even the deeply and devoutly religious, because it is simply about celebrating life, love, and the interconnectedness between us all. Kate Gee uses her passion for working with people, mixed with her humanist beliefs, to create ceremonies that are bespoke, interesting and entertaining.
Roxy writes and delivers ceremonies that are full of humour, life, unique aspects pertaining to each couple and their experience, but most of all, they’re full of love. A truly passionate individual who brings a streak of fresh fun to every ceremony, Roxy is the perfect celebrant for any young couple looking for someone who understands them and is listening. An honest, refreshing and charmingly bubbly celebrant is Roxy Hotten.
Mark finds conducting ceremonies, particularly weddings, moving and uplifting. Over a decade’s experience, and for Mark it never gets old. Mark is another celebrant who came to the job from a solemn occasion, but it was a positive connection with the celebrant who inspired him that brought him over, and that celebrant is now a colleague and a friend.
Peter Headington from A Civil Ceremony offers a huge choice of options for the ceremony on your most special of days. Every ceremony is designed from the ground up by Peter in consultation with you, and performed by him personally. A true professional who loves his work, Peter is a great choice for your wedding ceremony.
Alis Parker is a humanist celebrant based out of Neath, with a real eye for ceremony design. For people that have decided that they want to celebrate their special day in style but without the input of a minister and without the traditional, religious aspect, Alis is an amazing choice. She uses her humanist beliefs to great effect in creating a ceremony that celebrates love, commitment and the connection between us all.