My name is Sarah-Jane and I have lived and worked in the Cotswolds for most of my life (with a few years in Surrey & Cheshire). I am a country girl at heart and have been so blessed to live here with my husband and daughter along with our various animals including dogs and horses.
I became a certified member of the Institute of Professional Celebrants after a professional career spanning 20 years in the Private Banking sector and I have always loved working with people and am a natural communicator. I am a very warm, open person and genuinely want to make your ceremony as special and memorable as you deserve. By getting to know you, I will ensure your ceremony is unique to you, helping you choose the right words, music and readings to give you a truly personal elegant event whether it's a wedding , civil ceremony, vow renewal or baby naming.
Without the traditional restrictions regarding location and times, I can conduct beautifully warm ceremonies almost anywhere and at any time of day.
Whether you choose a luxury hotel, a private garden or home, a woodland setting or even a venue abroad; I will design your ceremony to include beautiful touches that will make your day everything you have dreamed of. From traditional elements and dignified ceremonies to delightfully informal events, I will help make your day wonderful.
My passion is to craft a ceremony that captures the essence of who you are as a couple, honouring your background and beliefs, while highlighting your unique love story. I can include exquisite elements to make your day special such as hand-fasting, candle ceremonies, or ring blessings. I can also include traditional ceremonial aspects such as spiritual or scriptural readings. Or you can simply say “I do” too...
Each ceremony is individually written, designed and conducted personally by me.
Whether a picturesque barn, a wonderful hotel or a tranquil garden setting, I will work with you to make your day breathtakingly fantastic.
Civil Partnerships and Commitment Ceremonies
Civil Partnerships and same-sex wedding ceremonies can also include as many or as few traditional elements as you wish, beautifully worded to incorporate family and friends in your special day.
Alternatively, you may wish to make a commitment to each other without the traditional formality of a registered marriage. I will ensure your ceremony is spoken from the heart, meaningful and exactly how you wish to declare your life long union to each other.
Taking into consideration your year(s) together, and perhaps celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary, these ceremonies are a wonderful way to re-affirm your commitment and love to one another in front of family and friends.
You can retain elements of your original wedding day and even embrace new ideas that reflect who you are now; I will weave your journey together into your vows making your day unique and personal to you.
These ceremonies are warm and relaxed and can be as romantic and sentimental as you wish.
These are a lovely alternative to a more formal and religious christening and they can be held anywhere and at any time of day. They are a perfect way to welcome a child, of any age, into a family.
These ceremonies are without restrictions on content, format or indeed style, and they are completely unique to you. You may wish to incorporate family traditions or indeed create a new one that can be handed down through future generations. You could have a sand ceremony, plant a tree or even create a time capsule with items from the year they were born.
Naming Ceremonies can be held for any child, so whether it's a new born, adopted children or even to acknowledge new siblings coming together as part of a blended family, I will create a ceremony that is bespoke to you.
A funeral ceremony where the eulogy captures the essence of the deceased and truly tells the story of the life being celebrated.
My uniquely personal ceremonies are designed with input from the nearest and dearest to provide the ultimate in farewells to those who are mourned.
Written sensitively and warmly, delivered respectfully and with care.
If you wish to celebrate your loved one by holding the funeral, memorial service or life celebration in a place outside of a Church or Crematorium, I am more than happy to do so.
Interment of Ashes
Beautifully simple Ceremonies held at the Crematorium or at a Cemetery or even a woodland burial ground.
Funeral Planning - Making Your Own Arrangements
More and more of us are pre-arranging our own funeral services, which not only takes the stress and emotional burden from out families but also gives us the opportunity to say exactly what we want. A service written confidentially, respectfully and with the assurance that your funeral service will be as you would wish,
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