About Me  

 
I was first inspired to become a celebrant after being a guest at the wedding of good friends of mine. 
 
This is the story of how and why I went on to become a Humanist wedding celebrant... 
 
I was totally wowed. 
 
It was the first Humanist wedding ceremony I’d ever been to and I was struck by how it completely focussed on the couple’s story and reflected their personalities. I’d become accustomed to the standard ‘cut and paste’ impersonal style that I’d seen countless times at registry offices and churches. 
There were no hymns or sermons which held no meaning to me. 
This was something very different and I absolutely loved it. 
 
It was moving, really meaningful and at times had the whole room in tears of joy and laughter. 
Family and friends made readings and it was lovely that the people who meant most to them were involved in sharing their special day. 
I also wondered to myself ‘so what is this thing they call Humanism’? 
 
I looked into it and was surprised that I’d probably been a Humanist all my life but just not realised it. 
 
I learned that it stands for living your life as a good person, making the most of the one life we’ve got. 
Demonstrating values of decency, tolerance and kindness to others as well as promoting equality. 
 
I quickly decided that I wanted to help other couples to experience the same wonderful wedding I was part of on that day, and after considering all the options decided that training for accreditation by Humanists UK was the best route for me. In an unregulated sector, I found that they work to the very highest standards which is incredibly important to me. 
 
Of course you don’t need to be a Humanist yourself to have a Humanist wedding ceremony. In fact, the complete opposite applies with inclusivity for all regardless of faith, creed, race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else. Everyone is welcome! 
 
I’ve also done lots of different things in life that help me to be a really good Celebrant. 
I spent more than 30 of my work life in business and senior leadership roles which meant I learnt and became very accomplished with creative writing and presentation skills to engage all sorts of audiences, at home and internationally. 
 
On a personal note, things that make me 'me' include a love for nature and the outdoors - when I'm not working you can usually find me rambling on a walk or cycling somewhere. I'm also a mad keen football fan, a proud dad and family man, completely obsessed about music, and my happy place is playing the guitar. 
 
Now I’m a celebrant I absolutely love connecting with my couples, getting to know them and what makes them tick to give them a wedding ceremony that hits all the right notes on the day, and becomes a magical memory for years to come. 
I was totally wowed. 
 
It was the first Humanist wedding ceremony I’d ever been to and I was struck by how it completely focussed on the couple’s story and reflected their personalities. I’d become accustomed to the standard ‘cut and paste’ impersonal style that I’d seen countless times at registry offices and churches. 
There were no hymns or sermons which held no meaning to me. 
This was something very different and I absolutely loved it. 
 
It was moving, really meaningful and at times had the whole room in tears of joy and laughter. 
Family and friends made readings and it was lovely that the people who meant most to them were involved in sharing their special day. 
I also wondered to myself ‘so what is this thing they call Humanism’? 
 
I looked into it and was surprised that I’d probably been a Humanist all my life but just not realised it. 
 
I learned that it stands for living your life as a good person, making the most of the one life we’ve got. 
Demonstrating values of decency, tolerance and kindness to others as well as promoting equality. 
 
I quickly decided that I wanted to help other couples to experience the same wonderful wedding I was part of on that day, and after considering all the options decided that training for accreditation by Humanists UK was the best route for me. In an unregulated sector, I found that they work to the very highest standards which is incredibly important to me. 
 
Of course you don’t need to be a Humanist yourself to have a Humanist wedding ceremony. In fact, the complete opposite applies with inclusivity for all regardless of faith, creed, race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else. Everyone is welcome! 
 
I’ve also done lots of different things in life that help me to be a really good Celebrant. 
I spent more than 30 of my work life in business and senior leadership roles which meant I learnt and became very accomplished with creative writing and presentation skills to engage all sorts of audiences, at home and internationally. 
 
On a personal note, things that make me 'me' include a love for nature and the outdoors - when I'm not working you can usually find me rambling on a walk or cycling somewhere. I'm also a mad keen football fan, a proud dad and family man, completely obsessed about music, and my happy place is playing the guitar. 
 
Now I’m a celebrant I absolutely love connecting with my couples, getting to know them and what makes them tick to give them a wedding ceremony that hits all the right notes on the day, and becomes a magical memory for years to come. 
Ready to find out more? 
 
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