Independent Celebrant

‘Love. That’s what really matters. Love, and the people we are lucky enough to share that love with. Recent times have certainly reminded us of this. In my role as a Celebrant, I listen to people talk about those they love most in the world, and have the privilege of writing ceremonies to honour this precious Love.’

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 or Handfasting; uniting a couple who stand together in love, defining their future. 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 deep love and commitment to each other. Or at the end of a life, when it’s time to say goodbye, and pay tribute to a loved one with a bespoke Funeral service to truly honour their time on this earth and the precious years shared together.

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.

As an Independent Civil Celebrant, Charlie will create a unique ceremony to exceed your expectations. This can include prayers and hymns, if a religion is important to you. Or it might centre on a spiritual tradition or a belief system that you hold dear. Or perhaps a secular ceremony feels right for you. Charlie can combine aspects of these, to reflect what matters most to you. This is your day, and you have the freedom to choose.

Whether your dream is Classically Elegant or Vintage Chic, City Cocktails or Woodland Fairytale, Barefoot on the Beach or a Romantic Winter treat… Charlie will guide you through many beautiful stories, readings and poems to go with your chosen music. If requested she can even write you a personalised poem that details your love story.

Known for her warmth, professionalism and humour, 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. She will create a special day you’ll always treasure that celebrates your love, and a memorable occasion for your guests.

In venues of any size, she skilfully connects those gathered together as one, creating a memorable 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 a Wedding, Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Baby Naming, Adoption, Funeral, Memorial or End of Life Service.

‘Love is the bridge between you and everything.’ Rumi

Charlie is a proud Member of AOIC, the Association of Independent Celebrants.