I was born and brought up on a farm on the outskirts of Edinburgh and have lived in the city itself for the last 34 years. I have two beautiful grown-up daughters who also live in Edinburgh. In 2011 I attended my first humanist funeral, and it was this that inspired me to train as a Celebrant.
Being a celebrant is so rewarding. It’s a huge privilege to be invited into the lives of families at such a difficult time, and an honour to create a meaningful ceremony that reflects the life of the person they loved. I was married in a humanist ceremony in December 2014 and it was the happiest day of my life. The party was great, but it was the ceremony that everyone still remembers.
I want every couple I marry to have the same experience. It’s your wedding, and the ceremony is all about you, and the reasons you want to marry. I’ll help you create a unique ceremony that will be more than you could ever hope for!
"Thank you so much for everything, the ceremony was so special (despite the rainy interval!) and so many people commented to us about how it was their favourite part of the day, so different, so personal and so thoughtful!"
- Rosalind and Simon
"You were so wonderful on our wedding day! Your ceremony was beautifully written and delivered. It was just perfect and everything I dreamed of. Many thanks!!"
- Dana and Pat
"...thanks for not only pulling together a fitting and moving tribute to my beloved Jacqueline but also for the sympathetic and tender way that you delivered both the celebration and the ceremony at the graveside.
A number of friends and colleagues afterwards commented not only on the beauty of the ceremonies but also on how sensitively they were delivered - just as if you had known Jacqueline yourself. The biggest compliment that I can pay you is that Jacqueline would have found the day both beautiful and appropriate.
You made a difficult day much more manageable for both myself and the boys, and you are a shining exemplar for not only your organisation but for all humanist celebrants."