About me

 Hi everyone. I’m Lynn, independent celebrant, not a job – a passion. I’ve often been asked what’s the best bit about being a celebrant. My answer has to be that very first meeting with each and every couple, the exciting prospect of being able to work with you at the best time in your lives, starting to get to know you, the time when I can show you how special your ceremony can be made by adding elements that will mean so much to you, reflecting so well your personalities, interests and beliefs. Yes, I’m a people person. The excitement from this meeting carries us all through the next few days, weeks and months as more and more ideas come to mind, some will be included, others discarded. Yes, I can get quite carried away at this stage! But then I reign myself in to write a beautiful ceremony that reflects you so perfectly, a ceremony that your family and friends will remember as standing out from the standard. 

When I’m not working on creating unique ceremonies, I am never happier than sitting with a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles in my hand or with my foot on a sewing machine pedal. A practical outlet for my creativity, just as ceremony writing is my cerebral outlet. I guess that’s why I get such a thrill out of finding those little handmade elements at weddings (and snapping a quick photo of them) and am always amazed at what people produce to make their whole day really personal and unique. And I guess that’s why they’ve chosen me in the first place, for the personal, unique and creative touch I can bring to their day.

Three family weddings, including those of my own daughter and son, and the impending birth of a grandchild motivated me into taking the first steps towards becoming a celebrant and so I completed my training and am now a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.