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The Wild Celebrant

Ceremonies are how we humans draw in love, joy and hope to the important moments in our life; marriage, commitment, new life and end of life. I have worked for over a decade as a Celebrant, creating and leading ceremonies that reflect your wild and precious life.

“For us, our wedding ceremony was the most important part of the whole day and we wanted to make sure it was meaningful and personal… So finding you was the key to making our wedding so special.” – H&K, 2017

I specialise in outdoor ceremonies and handfastings but all my ceremonies are unique and start from a blank page, so whatever you want to include we can likely make it happen.

If you:

  • are pagan or of a nature-based spirituality
  • love the outdoors, that sense of being surrounded and inspired by nature
  • are proud to be uniquely you and want that reflected on your special day
  • want your ceremony to be completely personalised, with no standardised language or restricted content

then get in touch and lets chat about making the magical ceremony you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

“We wanted to blend some traditional elements with spiritual aspects… Keli wrote a beautiful draft of our ceremony and was happy to make any adjustments to it no matter whether they were big changes or little nitpicks. [She] helped us to craft a ceremony that reflected what we wanted from our wedding and was unique to us.” – F&R – 2021

As well as working as a Celebrant, I am also trained as an actor and work as an author. Words, in all their forms, are my passion! We will build your ceremony via a thorough drafting process, built on conversations with you (verbal or written, in person or online) and getting to know what is really important to you. Each word will be filled with care and respect, sometimes humour (if that’s your vibe) and always with joy. I consciously create a space in which all in attendance feel welcome and able to celebrate alongside you.

I love working with:

  • outdoorsy folks who understand the magic and beauty of the more-than-human world
  • geeks, nerds and anyone who proudly shares their passions with the world
  • creative folks who love to make things (and connections) in the world
  • queer humans who want to express their love their way
  • neurodivergent humans who find the usual wedding industry pressure and expectations too much
  • introverts who are dreading their ceremony because it feels too exposing or awkward (let’s find a way to change that together!)
“The ceremony itself was wonderful- very relaxed and informal, full of fun, laughter and happy tears, just as we’d hoped! You captured us perfectly. So many guests commented on how special the ceremony was and how lovely you were, with just the right amount of fun balanced with the importance of the ceremony and commitment we were making.”
– H&K 2017

What will you get:

  • Free online chat to see if you’d like to book (in person can be arranged if in Manchester/Sheffield/Derbyshire area!
  • Minimum 1-2hrs of meetings getting to know you, your story and your ideas for your ceremony
  • Support with writing vows if needed (I’m a writer after all!)
  • Inspiration from a diverse collection of readings, vow formats/content, and symbolic actions
  • Deisgning bespoke ritual/symbolic actions if they are your kind of thing
  • 100% bespoke script (zero copying and pasting involved!) with unlimited edits via email until you are 100% happy
  • Rehearsal at venue (optional)
  • Beautifully designed script as a keepsake
  • Travel costs within 30 miles of my base in Glossop (further locations will have travel expenses added to their quote)
  • Flexible payment plan we can discuss before booking
  • Liaising with your venue and other suppliers on the day
  • Early arrival to ensure the ceremony space is set up as you want it
  • Ritual cleansing and preperation of space (optional)
  • Confident presesention of ceremony on the day with an eye to ensuring everyone present feels welcome, engaged and invovled.

I take on a limited number of ceremonies each year so be sure to get in touch as soon as possible
if you think you’d like to work together.

Fee: £700 + expenses beyond 30 miles of my location
(for smaller ceremonies (max. 20) or elopements please get in touch to discuss)