Prior to becoming a celebrant, I gained over 30 years experience in my previous employments, all of which were very much focussed on working with people. I also have a background in public speaking, both within those occupations, but also as an after dinner speaker and at Burns Suppers. As a devoted family man, I am pleased to also mention that my teenage son has now spoken at several Burns Suppers, following on in my footsteps. (A future humanist perhaps?)
When it comes to composing your ceremony, the way I see it is there is no right or wrong in what you choose to include, because this is not a “One size fits all” type of thing. My goal will be to work with you, guide you, make suggestions to you, and to compose something that is personal, special and unique to you, to accurately reflect your lives, and the love you share for one another. Together we will create a ceremony that both you, as well as your families and friends will remember for the rest of your lives!
I also have vast experience in dealing with families during their times of loss and grief. These are never easy moments in peoples lives. If I were to be able to help you, and provide a tailored, personal and fitting tribute to the life your loved one lived, and to be able to share their story with family and friends at their funeral ceremony, I would consider it a privilege and an honour to do so.