Hi, I am Dee, a jolly, friendly and compassionate person. I have two gorgeous grown up married children and three amazing grandchildren. I also have three super stepchildren who have given me another five awesome grandchildren! I have a total passion for animals and currently I lshare my life with a cat, five leopard tortoises, two rescued pigeons and two hedgehogs. I also volunteer at the local hedgehog rescue centre. I have a passion for nature, the sea and our planet and all creatures that live on this wonderful earth.
I like nice things, pretty things and sparkly things (am still a little girl at heart) which is why I love a good wedding!
As a professionally trained celebrant, I will help to create a truly personal and meaningful ceremony that is exactly as you wish it to be.
You will be able to check the ceremony content beforehand and I will present you with a souvenir script of the ceremony to keep as a lasting memento of your special day.
I have successfully completed and passed the National Qualification - NOCN Level 3 in both Funeral Celebrancy and Couples/Baby Naming Ceremonies. In addition, I have a BA (Hons) in Humanities and have had 12 years experience working with weddings and funerals at Gloucester Cathedral. I am also a member of the Institute of Civil Funerals.
I have no particular religion and am happy to include religious elements such as prayers and hymns in your ceremony if required. I studied world religions as part of my degree and can totally work with you to include your own religious beliefs and cultural traditions; I also speak Italian.
I have over 40 years experience in customer service based professions, including events management, retail sales and confidential secretarial work. I am fun loving and always happy to dress up for your themed celebration (including arriving by motorcycle!) If quirky is your thing, then I am your celebrant! Spiritual and Pagan themed ceremonies are very close to my heart and I enjoy offering symbolic elements such as hand-fasting and jumping the brookstick. If traditional is your preference, I can do that too, with grace and respect.
For your peace of mind, I am first aid trained and am DBS cleared.
You can have every confidence in me to create and deliver the ceremony of your dreams.