About Me

It’s funny how life takes many twists and turns – but you usually end up right where you should be. Whether you believe that to be fate, chance or completely of your own making, it is important to embrace new challenges and do something that makes you happy.

On a personal level I love consuming large quantities of cheese, gin and angel cake (those three pretty layers get me every time!). I am a mama of one awesome little boy who is teaching me to look at life in new ways. Travelling, music and festivals have all influenced my life in so many ways. Oh, and I’m a massive fan of The Big Bang Theory!

I have been extraordinarily lucky to have enjoyed a full and varied life so far. Working as a journalist for ten years afforded me the honour and privilege of interviewing hundreds of people, many who had experienced tragedy and those who were elated following heroic achievements. Realising my strengths, and indeed passion, lay in building relationships, listening and helping others, I swapped journalism for a career in teaching and pastoral care in Further and Higher Education.

What led me to become a celebrant?

I came to this exciting decision after choosing to have a celebrant conduct the ceremony for my own wedding to my now-husband Ian. Working with her, we constructed the most beautiful, funny and memorable service we could have wished for. The wonderful comments we received from our friends and family, won over by the personal nature of our ceremony, resonated with me and I couldn’t stop thinking about helping others to celebrate their lives or relationships.

My ceremonies are personal and inclusive: they can be intimate, reflective, hilarious, moving and special occasions, which are based on your story and your ideas about love and commitment. It can be completely non-religious, have elements of faith or rituals such as handfasting or broom jumping.

Being a celebrant is a hugely important part of my life – I get to work creatively with you to create a day that is truly about you and for you.  I can adapt to your needs and wishes whilst making suggestions if required.

Email: hjceremonies@gmail.com

Phone: 07795 276171

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