I look forward to 'getting to know you' but in the meantime, here is a bit about 'me' !
I absolutely LOVE being a Celebrant.
I feel very lucky to have found a job that I am so passionate about and one that feels like 'the thing I was always meant to do'.
I always think of 'the Ceremony' as the 'Heartbeat' of any wedding and I pride myself on creating ceremonies which evolve naturally and organically around you and everything that is important to you and I always feel so honoured and privileged, to be part of your Special Day.
I have been married to my husband Cameron, for 32 years. We live in the West Country, just outside the beautiful and historic City of Bath, but we spend as much time as we can at our holiday home in West Somerset, which overlooks St Audries Bay, with its stunning natural waterfall, which is actually on the beach, where I have a couple of static caravans that I rent out for dog friendly holidays (@TheBoltHoleandTheRetreat)
Our son Elliot, who is 29, went travelling around Asia in January 2020 (just before Covid hit) and what was initially supposed to be a 4 month trip, ended up being 2 1/2 years ! He has now made a life for himself there, and so spends 6 months of the year in the UK and the other 6 months in Cambodia - which is definitely his 'spiritual' home.
I am extremely down to earth and love anything to do with 'nature' - hence my name ! I appreciate the 'simple things' in life and I'm never happier than out with my dogs, enjoying the British countryside, listening to the birds singing or watching the sun setting over St Audries Bay (where we get the most amazing sunsets virtually every night).
I have a bubbly sense of humour, and I do like a hug ! I am very creative - I love to paint using watercolours or acrylics - and during the first lockdown, I painted every day and sold some of my work on-line, to raise money for the Covid 19 Charity - although I didn't raise 'quite' as much as Captain Tom !
I'm very into interior design and ‘making things’ for our home - whether that's sewing, up-cycling furniture or cutting up bits of wood to make something useful and I have been known to suddenly decorate an entire room on a whim ! I'm always up for learning new crafts - and I have tried most things - from felting to willow sculptures. I'm currently enjoying pottery classes and love being 'on the wheel' - which is much harder than it looks on The Pottery Throwdown !
Having come from a Project Management background, I'm extremely organised and there’s nothing I can’t turn into a spreadsheet !
I trained to be a Celebrant with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC), I am full Member of FPC, and also a member of the International College of Professional Celebrants (ICPC).
Dogs are a massive part of our lives - we have two gorgeous rescue dogs - Betty & Ted, who are our world. Cameron is a fully qualified Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, and up until recently, I ran the Doggy Day Care side of our business from our home - which I did for over 12 years (full time pre-Covid, then part-time post-Covid). However, I have recently given this up, as I'm so busy as a Celebrant now !
Dogs are still included though - as we also offer a very unique Dog Chaperone & Sleepover Service, which - if you have a dog you would like to attend your Wedding - you might find useful.
I look forward to learning all about what's important to you, but in the meantime, here are some of mine ......
I was recently invited up to the ITV studios in London, to have a makeover with GOK WAN - as a special treat - to celebrate the fact that my Celebrant business has taken off beyond my wildest dreams. I am so thrilled to be so busy and in demand and this was a wonderful treat, an amazing experience (to be on 'live' tv) !! and a truly magical day. The last time I felt so special was on 'my' Wedding Day - 32 years ago !!!!
I don't usually wear such bright colours - so this was 'way' out of my comfort zone, but I felt fabulous and enjoyed every minute. I even wore this dress to officiate one of my ceremonies !
Feel free to contact me to find out more on either 0784 119 5725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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