What is a CELEBRANT?
Trisha Lewis (formerly known as Patricia Webster)
A celebrant is an 'officiant' or perhaps in some cases 'master of ceremony' or 'facilitator'. A celebrant is not a minister and not a humanist - but in some ways carries out the same function.
The difference? A celebrant will willingly embrace all or no faiths. A celebrant is only concerned with helping deliver a life event that suits the individuals involved - and that applies to all life events. Your choice - your voice.
I help with structure, timings, writing and then delivery on the day.
At the very heart of what a celebrant does is well- celebration! When planning an event such as a wedding, anniversary, baby naming, renewal of vows then celebration is an obvious ingredient. However a celebrant could help prepare and deliver an end of life event or funeral too. Does celebrate seem an odd word to use when planning a funeral? In a way it does. However when you think about the idea of celebrating life lived - well then it doesn't seem so odd. A professional celebrant places a lot of emphasis on LISTENING to couples, family, friends.. always recognising that each and every one of us is UNIQUE! A celebrant will not bring their own belief system into things - it isn't relevant. A celebrant is only interested in capturing the wishes and personalities of the individuals they are listening to or hearing about. So if religious content feels right it will be included - or if spiritual or secular readings or poems feel right - then a celebrant will help with those choices.... pastoral music to heavy metal or silence....your choice.
Wedding vows are never from a template any more than the words in a eulogy are.. each and every
event IS UNIQUE!
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I work regularly with a number of Funeral Directors in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford as well as having a good working relationship with Bournemouth and Poole Crematoriums and the Woodland Burial Sites in Colehill and Hinton. I have also worked with Yeovil, Salisbury and Basingstoke Crematoriums.
I have conducted weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies in private homes and gardens as well as Hotels and Pubs across Dorset.
Explore this website for more information on how I can help you with a life event. A funeral, a memorial, a scattering, a wedding, a renewal of vows - commitment celebration.... or something I might not even have thought of yet... I listen - you talk.... we create a celebration that FEELS right
Happy to work with you directly or work with the funeral director or wedding planner of your choice.