I’m Gary, a full time, experienced and qualified Independent Celebrant.
Growing up in London in the 70s and 80s and being into the popular music scene meant I saw so many bands. Every weekend was spent in clubs like the 100 club or the Marquee. I was a Mod (still am!) or a headbanger, depending on who I was hanging out with!
I have been a preacher, teacher and university lecturer. Working in places such as The House of Commons, Fleet Street, Boarding Schools and traveling all over the world to speak at events means I bring a rich wealth of experience and expertise to your ceremony.
I am a member of the Institute of Professional Celebrants and am fully insured to officiate at your ceremony.
Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy. (Civil Ceremonies)
CELTA – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
PGCE – Secondary Teaching Religious Studies (Liverpool University)
BA Hons – 2:1 Degree in Theology (Manchester University)
I’m based in North West England, so most of the wedding ceremonies I conduct happen in and around Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and Lancashire. However, I am very happy to travel to wherever your wedding is happening, and I mean wherever! If you’re prepared to pay my travel expenses and accommodation if needed, ‘just call my name, and I’ll be there!’
Once you have decided that I am the celebrant for you, make a firm booking by agreeing with my terms and conditions, pay a deposit and your date will be indelibly written in my diary. I will be there!
What I will do for you:
I will be there on your wedding day. Your wedding will be the only ceremony I do on your big day! You won’t share me with anyone else, so you get to say when and where you want me.
You will get a first meeting with me, where we will discuss your ideas so I can get the ‘big picture’ of your wedding. We will have a chance get to know each other a little bit.
I will give you a questionnaire for you to fill in together (This is great fun and I won’t be there when you do this bit!) all about the two of you and your relationship.
We will have a second meeting (Zoom or Skype) where I read you the first draft of your ceremony script and we will confirm the details of what your ceremony will include.
I will write a unique wedding ceremony script to reflect your love story and all of the things you will have told me about yourselves. This will be edited and shaped until you are both 100% happy with it.
I will help you with writing your vows, if you need me to.
I will give you advice and guidance on readings, ceremonies and other aspects of the wedding itself.
You will have access to me throughout the whole process – I will always be on the other end of the phone or an email if you have any questions, ideas or worries about your ceremony.
We will have a wedding rehearsal (this is an optional extra and incurs an extra charge, venue availability permitting).
I will deliver your ceremony on your big day.
I will present you with a complimentary, personalised Fab Ceremonies wedding certificate and presentation script, if you would like one.
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