Independent Wedding Celebrant

Many people do not want to marry in a church. Or are not allowed to for a variety of reasons.

Joe May is an independent celebrant. A member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

Joe can work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are. Designed around you, for you, with you, the ceremony will be utterly unique and deeply meaningful. Right for you. A bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of your choosing.Absolutely anywhere!

Every couple is different and so every ceremony should be so also.  This is your chance to stand up and say what you mean to each other, why you want to marry and what you hope for in the future.

Trained and accredited by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Joe can give as much or as little help as is needed to make your ceremony absolutely you.

Readings, music and poetry all go a long way in personalising the occasion, but there are so many other ways you can involve your guests and make your ceremony the rightful focus of the whole wedding celebration.

Guests will go away feeling they have been part of something real, and truly special.

Contact and we can talk further about your very very special day!

The wedding couple sign the relevant legal papers at their local registry office, with two witnesses, any time before their personal meaningful wedding ceremony takes place.  Or if they choose the wedding ceremony can come first, and the legal papers can be signed later. It is not legally necessary to do both on the same day.

Not only weddings!

A celebrant can help create personalised ceremonies for any period in our lives. Naming ceremonies, weddings, leaving teenage joining adulthood, adoption ceremonies and renewal of vows.

An independent celebrant has the skills and experience to create and lead a deeply meaningful ceremony which is right for you.

It is wondrous to do this.

Wow…thank you so so so much for all of your help and support on Saturday. We are both so grateful to you.  You really made the ceremony flow perfectly, it was exactly how we wanted it to be and more. It was all so relaxed and so personal, perfect   Thank you so so much once again Joe.

Ian and Lou Balaam

We were so happy to have found Joe as the Celebrant at our wedding. He was able to strike exactly the right balance of fun/solemnity/celebration for us we and everyone who came were delighted with our ceremony. 

Communication was really easy and Joe even came over for breakfast one weekend so that we could write our ceremony together. This made it really special and we truly felt that this made our wedding unique and a perfect reflection of us, our relationship and our future plans. 

It was everything we had hoped for and made the perfect start for the rest of our lives together. We thought it was the best wedding we have ever been to!

Steve and Cindy Gardiner

Thank you Joe so much for everything you helped us with. Without you steering the ship the ceremony would not have been anywhere near as potent and meaningful for us!

Ben and Adelle Mills

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