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Celebrant Services

Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened – Thomas Hardy.

I have a lifelong love affair with words (don’t knock it, they couldn’t care less whether you’ve shaved your legs or if you’ve left crumbs in the bed from the packet of chocolate Hobnob you scoffed last night while binge-watching the latest Scandi-Noir).

It’s an all-encompassing love that is as inclusive as I am; from naughty words when only a bawdy expletive that would make your Nan blush will satisfy, to prose so beautiful that it’s virtually a work of art (I’m thinking of you Mr Shakespeare) to the witticisms of Oscar Wilde. I truly believe that the English language in all its glorious forms is one of life’s greatest blessings.

For this reason and my background in performance, I decided to expand my skillset and am now a fully trained celebrant. A perfect complement to the wedding planning.

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What is a celebrant?

A celebrant is someone who conducts a ceremony of any kind – weddings, funerals, commitment, vow renewal, naming, really anything that someone wishes to commemorate with some form of ceremony – in a completely unique and personal way. As an independent celebrant I will work with you to create something that is as individual as you are. I am not a humanist, nor am I affiliated to any religion, I simply believe in diversity and equality for all. I do respect that some people would like to incorporate religious elements into their ceremony, and I am happy to work with you to do just that.

What do you get?

As per my wedding planning services, there is no one size fits all, however each client will have:

  • An initial meeting so that you can try me on for size.
  • Unlimited telephone and email correspondence.
  • A completely unique ceremony – each one will be written from scratch.
  • Amendments until it’s “just right”.
  • As little or as much help as you require including choosing music and readings.
  • 100% engagement and emotional investment. I can’t promise that I won’t get tearful, but I can promise that I will care.
  • A keepsake copy of the ceremony/speech
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Working with Eva for our wedding was an absolute joy. Her sense of humour, attention to detail and communication are second to none and she ensured everything went totally smoothly on our big day. Eva went above and beyond to work with us to find options that worked well for our desires and our budget (which was far from the biggest). On the day itself we both felt really supported and looked after and though we had our best people set up to troubleshoot any issues, Eva already had everything in hand, so they were free to enjoy the day as much as we did. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eva to anyone looking to plan a very special event. Thanks again Eva!

Amy and Hannah
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Weddings seem built to make couples nervous. What do I wear? What shoes to buy? What cake should we have? How many bottles of wine should we order? How long until some drunk uncle collapses in a heap on the floor? It is no surprise that some couples end up having a meltdown or worse before the actual wedding. But if you have Eva as your wedding planner, not only will you have a great day, you’ll wonder why other couples appear so stressed.

Eva is a magician. Not only will she deliver exactly what you want and how you want it, she’ll throw in suggestions to make your day even better. A chameleon that’s both there and not there on the day. She melds seamlessly into the background, then magically appears when needed. My wife and I would have been a lot more stressed if it weren’t for Eva. She makes even the most complex logistics appear simple, fun, and joyous probably because she’s a natural people person and can get on with any team of professionals. Planning was a doddle thanks to her, and the execution was unbelievably brilliant. Eva has a great sense of humour and breathes a calm atmosphere on proceedings. You’ll never feel lost or stressed if you hire her to plan your wedding.

John and Jess

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