Hi, I’m Gill and I was trained as a Celebrant by the Federation of Independent Celebrants.
Combine this with my background in drama; love of writing and collaborating with highly individual couples, what you get are ceremonies that are truly one of a kind. I will be supporting you every step of the way.
Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with an irresistible mix of history, magic and romance everywhere you look so whether you are seeking an intimate elopement on a hillside or by a loch; wanting the romance of a Castle shrouded in history or standing on the eighteenth green of a golf course, it will always be Your Day: Your Way.
We can explore traditions such as hand fasting, sharing the quaich or any other rituals that have special resonance for you. The ceremony has at it’s heart your vision and it will be my privilege to help you not only realise your dreams, but exceed them, making your day one of love, laughter and a lifetime of memories
How many of you have been to weddings and just thought ‘heard it all before’. T But no couple is the same so why should their ceremony be? You are so wonderfully special with your quirks and your laugh and the way you wrinkle your nose when you laugh and you’ve found someone who loves all that, so let’s talk about it, let’s tell your story. let’s write vows that are yours and yours alone, that noone else will ever say, let’s have all the old love cynics walking away believing in love again, let’s create magic. Let’s tell your story. A Celebrant led wedding is all about you, and when you book me, you get not only someone who will get nearly as excited about every element of your wedding as you, but you get someone who will walk you through every stressful moment as well. I’ve helped couples decide on whether to have Posh and Becks thrones (err yes) and made tough rugby players cry (happy tears obvs). So if you want a celebrant who really believes in you, then get in touch!
With the excitement of a wedding to plan, it’s so easy to get caught up in organising the venue, flowers and colour schemes, letting the significance of the vows you will be making to each other on the day slip into the background. Let us help you to create an authentic and unique ceremony which will ensure that your commitment to each other takes centre stage. Our ethos is to build a trusting relationship by collaborating fully with you, we love to chat over a cup of tea and a traditional Cornish scone –with jam and cream – either in person or “virtually”. We take your vision and ideas and craft them into a personalised and bespoke ceremony which can include ‘your story’ – how you met and your life together. The traditional elements can all be included but we also love to put a bit of twist on them. Hand fasting, “tie the knot” or other rituals; we just love creating something joyful and meaningful that speaks directly to your hearts on this most special of days.
It is a joy for us to work with you to ensure that it is … Your Ceremony Your Way.
In creating your ceremony I use your stories, dreams and desires mixing them with my knowledge of systemic principles – a balancing, healing flow that supports wellbeing in any family system. What emerges in the end is a completely unique ceremony that not only is fun and heart-opening but also a strong foundation for everything that will come next in life. It brings together two of your family systems (whether or not they will actually be there during the ceremony) and harmonises the ‘space between them’ to create an opening for you to start a new chapter in your life, with all possible blessings and gifts from previous generations. I use all my life experience as a systemic and workshop facilitator and shamanic and ritual practitioner to take you on a fun and enriching journey of designing and living your ceremony till the end (or a beginning:) I am based in London and traveling all over the world with my systemic and celebrant’s work. It is such a gift to participate in unfolding of another’s life path and see them empowered for next steps. I do this work in English and sometimes in Russian if needed.