Nat King Cole once sang, ‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is to love and be loved in return.’
Love. That’s what really matters. Love, and the people we are lucky enough to share that love with. 2020 has certainly reminded us of this.
Charlie trained as an Independent Civil Celebrant with FOIC in 2019, with a mission to create bespoke ceremonies full of love and meaning. The joy of a Wedding; uniting a couple who stand together in love. defining their future together. Welcoming a new life with a Baby Naming or Adoption ceremony, to honour a little one, with vows to nurture and guide. A Vow Renewal, where a couple who have weathered some of life’s challenges decide to renew their love and commitment to each other. Or at the end of a life, when it’s time to say goodbye, and pay tribute to our loved one.
Rituals and ceremonies give meaning to our years. We need time away from busy schedules, to concentrate on the people we treasure the most. Coming together with family and friends helps us to create memories of those important transitions in our lives. Charlie’s role as a Celebrant is first to listen. To really hear someone’s unique story, and find a way to tell it that makes them feel extra special on their big day. To guide families through the many options available for each service, and then write and deliver it in a way that will surpass expectations.
Known for her warmth, humour and professionalism, Charlie has hosted events in Birmingham’s Town Hall & Symphony Hall; Wolves, W.B.A. & Aston Villa Football Clubs; London’s O2 Arena, and even in front of Royalty, in her role as a Prince’s Trust Ambassador. In venues of any size, she skilfully connects those gathered together as one, creating an atmosphere of celebration. Charlie still finds herself moved by many services, and is in search of a good waterproof mascara…
Contact Charlie if you’d like to know more about Wedding, Handfasting, Vow Renewals, Unity Candles, Sand Ceremonies, Baby Naming, Adoption, Memorial or End of Life Services.‘
‘Love is the bridge between you and everything.’ Rumi