CEREMONIES

Independent Celebrant Warwickshire

WHAT I DO BEST

I am an experienced celebrant who truly looks after her families and couples, I officiate only one ceremony per day, so I can fully focus on the moment. I do like to meet the family and friends earlier in the day as well and never rush off after the ceremony.

NAMING CEREMONIES

Traditionally, a Christening or Baptism would be performed to welcome a baby into a community.

If you are not religious a naming ceremony provides a personalised alternative for people who do want to do something special to celebrate the arrival of their baby in a more meaningful touching way. Instead of having ‘Godparents’, you can have ‘Guide-parents’ to make pledges of support during the ceremony.

It can also be a great way of celebrating the addition of an older child into a family, for example after an adoption.

We can perform a beautiful ceremony in your own home, or another venue to suit you.

Naming Ceremonies are a perfect way to have a completely personalised celebration for your new or growing family. We will work together to write a beautiful welcome for your baby, including readings, blessings, and promises for the future together.

Transgender Ceremonies

Lauren supports the LGBT community and is happy to offer ‘Renaming’ ceremonies for Transgender clients, looking to celebrate their transition into their new identity.

WEDDINGS

What is a wedding celebrant?

A wedding celebrant is a professionally trained and fully insured official, with the skills and experience in place to create completely bespoke and personalised ceremonies.

A Ceremony with a Wedding Celebrant has no restrictions in terms of the content, format or style of a wedding, and can therefore be completely personalised. My ceremonies contain many of the elements that you and your guests would expect to see at a wedding (exchange of vows and rings etc), but also lots of beautiful details about the couple and often guest involvement too. This means the ceremony is warm and relaxed, and ensures we create lovely lasting memories for everyone attending.

 

HOW WILL MY CEREMONY WORK?

Where can I have the ceremony?

A ceremony with a wedding celebrant be held both indoors and outdoors and with trends for outdoor weddings on the rise, a celebrant can often unlock a great venue for you, celebrant ceremonies are not required to take place underneath a permanent licensed structure. The vast majority of this type of wedding are outdoors (with marquees as a wet weather back up plan), and this provides couples with much more flexibility in terms of setting.

If you opt for an outdoor celebrant ceremony then you can position yourselves anywhere so long as the wedding venue has granted permission for you to do so. Why not take advantage of fantastic views at a venue, and have these as the backdrop to your day, and use the inside space for the wedding breakfast and evening reception? Explore all possibilities for ceremony settings at your venue and remember it does not need to be licensed if using Lauren as a celebrant – you really can have your dream location!

The legalities

Weddings with a celebrant will require a couple to arrange their legal paperwork separately from their actual ceremony. You can book this at your local registry office, take two witnesses along, and literally just sign the documents, saving the vows and rings, and everything else until their actual celebration date.

What time can I have the ceremony?

Where, when and what time a wedding celebrant ceremony can take place, depends on you, you can select the time YOU want, without restriction on time slots or indeed location. Many couples will still opt for an early afternoon ceremony time but some couples prefer an altogether different plan for their celebrations and will perhaps have a roof terrace ceremony under the stars followed by cocktails and dinner for example. More and more couples are thinking outside of the box and doing away with tradition, and indeed opt for something a little more ‘unexpected’ and unique to them.

 

 

I can work anywhere!

A celebrant wedding ceremony offers couples complete flexibility! I can access a fully portable speaker system, operated by wi fi so no leads, be it in field, by a lake, on a cliff – your choice your venue!!

The length of the ceremony with a wedding celebrant varies, depending on the content of your ceremony. The vast majority are around half an hour and are created with a fantastic flow. My speaking parts are always creatively punctuated with guest readings or involvement in some other way so that the ceremony feels like everyone there has a role in the proceedings, and indeed in supporting the couple.

Personalising your ceremony

Guests are actively encouraged to be involved in the ceremony, I work with my couples and ensure that the content accurately reflects who they are, and that those doing readings are comfortable with everything on the day too.

I can talk you through various music options with you in advance. Why not walk down the aisle to your favourite song, or sign your certificate with your favourite band playing in the background? There are no restrictions when it comes to music during your celebrant ceremony at all and so you can opt for something that you both love, and not feel limited in your choices.

 

 

VOW RENEWALS

Whether you have a special anniversary coming up, or simply would like to reaffirm your love and commitment together in front of your family and friends, I will help you to celebrate your lives as a couple in a very personalised way.

You may wish to reaffirm your original vows to one another, or write your own vows to reflect your ongoing commitment and love for each other. We can, of course assist you every step of the way!

We can involve your children if you wish, which can symbolise that your family has grown, as has your love for each other. As with wedding ceremonies, we will ensure that your Vow Renewal Service is as beautiful and unique as you are! Celebrations from other cultures can also be used.

FUNERALS

Why chose a Funeral celebrant?

Because I offer you choice. You may not attend church regularly but have a belief in god, I will also conduct semi religious services which will include prayers or hymns in a service created around you and your loved one.
You might not want any religious content at all and that is also fine, I will create a very special service for your loved one.

Whichever service you choose I will write words that celebrate the life of the one you have lost.
A Civil Funeral is a funeral, which is driven by the beliefs wishes and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral.

Non religious funeral ceremonies can be conducted at your choice of crematorium, I also conduct burials and memorial ceremonies. I work across Warwickshire, being based in Wolston, ideally situated between Coventry and Rugby.

 

CELEBRATING LIFE

Working alongside you..

I will create a funeral service that acknowledges your loss and celebrates the very special life of your loved one. I will help you find the words and music so the service reflects the life that has ended, I can also suggest poetry and readings that will reflect their personality and it will recognise their beliefs and those left behind.

On the day of the funeral I will lead your service and support you, your family and friends, as you say your goodbyes.

Please be assured that, during one of the most difficult times that we face the service will be written and delivered with professionalism, respect and from the heart.

 

 

 

How do I work?

I will meet with you and your family and we will discuss what you would like to include in your service. We will discuss the life of your loved one and I will create a service with words until you are happy with the content. The funeral service memories will last a lifetime so it is very important that is right. I can contact relatives who may not be within visiting distance if necessary.

I will provide you with a full copy of the service in a presentation folder. Whatever, your wishes are I will work closely with you and the Funeral Director to make sure that you can say goodbye to your loved one in the most appropriate way.