Do you officiate same-sex weddings?
Of course! Love is love.
Equality and inclusion – What are you doing about it?
My intention is that every person feels confident and safe when approaching me about working together, and when booking me as their celebrant. Instead of making a long policy which only I would read, here is a summary of my approach regarding equality and inclusion.
My ceremonies are for people of any sex or gender identity, and of any sexual orientation
My clients are from diverse backgrounds and include black, brown and mixed heritage people
I’m working on being more accessible to clients and ceremony guests who are disabled, have impairments, and/or are neurodiverse. Please do request whatever format is most accessible to you, and will help you and your guests be most comfortable
As a mental health first aider, I want my clients to feel able to be themselves when planning their ceremony with me. I encourage honest discussion about mental wellbeing
I’m committed to acting on feedback, and I ask for this from all my clients so that I can make improvements
I actively seek out training opportunities on equality and inclusion, and will continue to do this at least every six months. I will implement what I learn promptly and not treat training as a “job done” or tick-box exercise
Currently my marketing imagery is lacking in representation. I will continuously look to source photos which are more welcoming to people who do not look like me – a white, cis, able-bodied woman
How far would you travel to marry us?
I would be happy to lead your wedding in any country you like, and of course I travel to all corners of the UK regularly too. There are details about mileage and accommodation costs on my prices page.
What’s your approach to sustainability?
Being humanist doesn’t have a strict definition, but to me it means living an ethical life and looking after people and the planet. My approach to sustainability is to minimise my impact wherever I can. I prioritise taking public transport, when I have to drive I have a hybrid car, and am very waste conscious (ask me about my previous job working for a waste management charity).
Are humanist ceremonies legally recognised?
It depends where your wedding will be held. In Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey the answer is yes. Sadly right now humanist ceremonies are not yet legally recognised in England or Wales. This means at the moment you need to have a separate civil service in addition to your humanist ceremony.
Will the wedding feel real?
Absolutely! You’ll be declaring your love and commitment in front of the people who are most important to you. It will feel authentic because it will be personal, memorable and genuinely about celebrating your love and marriage.