Hi, I'm Sophie...
... and I'm a qualified, award-winning celebrant with a passion for creating beautiful celebratory ceremonies.
I gained my Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy through Civil Ceremonies Ltd, which is recognised as the best training for this sector in Britain and gave me a fantastic grounding in the profession. Since then I have created and officiated many weddings and other celebratory ceremonies, and I love my job more and more every day!
Becoming a celebrant felt like a natural calling for me. I love working with people and it brings me so much joy to discover and celebrate the uniqueness of each couple and family. Having worked as an editor for over ten years I have a natural creative flair and am attentive to detail, so you can be sure that your ceremony script will be thoughtful and well written. I am also an excellent listener and a confident communicator – this ensures that your ceremony is totally unique to you and is well delivered on your special day.
I live in the lovely village of Cheam, Surrey with my husband of eight years and our two lively boys! In addition to my celebrant work I am the founder and Director of outdoorceremonies.co.uk – a website dedicated to outdoor ceremonies for which I was honoured to win the 'Influencing the Celebrancy Profession' award at the 2019 National Celebrant Awards.
First of all it's important to say that my style is your style! I will strive to deliver your vision and values in your ceremony and make the occasion truly unique to you. But it’s important that you find a celebrant who is the right fit for you, so here’s a little more about what I offer.
I specialise in ceremonies that blend the traditional with the modern; the serious with the fun. Of course the commitment you’re making in your ceremony is an important one and should be treated with the highest respect, but I also love to create occasions full of laughter, romance, storytelling and symbolism.
I can create beautiful secular ceremonies with a more ‘humanist’ angle, and I’ve also worked with couples from many different backgrounds and therefore have experience of blending cultural, religious and spiritual aspects into ceremonies, often with a modern twist.
I'm passionate about creating unique and inclusive ceremonies, not only ensuring that you have the perfect day but also that every one of your guests feels welcomed and a real part of the occasion. No ceremony should ever be boring!
If this sounds like the right fit for you then I would be delighted to hear from you!
Proud to Work With...
I am pleased to be recommended as a celebrant by the following fantastic venues and suppliers: