Celebrant Grace Kennedy
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- United Kingdom
Hi I'm Grace
As a Professional Celebrant, I am often asked What is a Celebrant? I am delighted to offer my services to help you understand and to prepare and conduct bespoke ceremonies for every occasion.
My experience in guiding people through these personal events started in 1995, when I carried out my first Funeral.
As my role as a celebrant evolved, I was asked more and more to carry out initially Spiritualist Marriages and Funerals and this very soon began to include Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows and has now expanded to all manner of ceremonies including multi faith, naturist and simple non-religious ceremonies.
With a lifelong love of ‘words’ and ‘stories’ it seemed a natural progression to offer my services as an Independent Celebrant, which brings us to the present day!
I absolutely cherish the diversity of my role – it is a huge responsibility to extract exactly the right information, in order to create something unique, meaningful and appropriate, each and every time!
Being a Celebrant is the greatest pleasure and privilege – I would be honoured to work with you, whatever occasion is being celebrated or commemorated,
What's my ceremony style?
I am happy to embrace absolutely any idea or theme!
Your day – your rules!
Funerals from £185, Weddings from £350, Other POA
I simply love to help couples wanting to enter into a binding, loving, life long relationship, plan and carry out their wonderful day.
I find that it's not just a case of turning up on the day and performing a wedding service, my role sometimes takes on the role of advisor, assistant and mentor. It's all about giving you the perfect day to launch the next part of your new adventure as husband and wife.
I like to be very flexible in creating the service of your dreams and will arrange for any official requirements to be made to ensure your day is perfect.
Bringing a new life into the world is a wonderful experience and officially naming your new child before your family and friends is your way of pronouncing to the world that your love is extending out into the future with your gift of love.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to help you organise and officiate over your naming ceremony. Your naming ceremony can be designed by you to include your music, readings, personal statements by you, your child's life guardians, friends and family.
A normal naming ceremony takes approximately 30 mins or more and can be at a venue to suit yourself. It can be religious or non-religious, it's your child's day and be personalised to your own design, and I would be honoured to share that experience with you.
Renewal of vows
How wonderful would it be to show each other that you have been married to for any length of time that you are still as much in love today as you were when you first married all those years ago.
I too know how lovely this re-devotion means as my husband and I have too renewed our vows, showing each other and the world that we are as strong together today as we were on our wedding day.
Let me help you share this wonderous day and make it the memorable occasion you want it to be and do it all your way.
Whether you want a big day with all the bells and whistles or just a quiet simple service, I can cater for all your personal needs. I will conduct your farewell service with dignity and professionalism borne of 30 years' experience
Being able to listen to what families want and then translate that into a meaningful ceremony is key to my work. I make it my number one priority to listen, take note of what families want, help them when unsure of decisions and involve them as much as possible. I will also liaise with Funeral Directors and all other parties as is needed, thereby releasing burdens from those tasked with arrangements.
By following these steps, I am able to build and deliver ceremonies that are eloquent and respectful but most importantly are what the families or representative wants.
I feel very blessed to be able to guide and support people through a very emotional moment in their lives, knowing that I have made their passage easier for them. I will endeavour to continue my work and supporting others in all that I can.
my clients are saying
Thank you Grace for making our day so special. We will carry our memories with us for the rest of our days. X
Ryan and Megan
Isabella looked so lovely on Saturday and it was wonderful to share our baby's day with our family and friends. You did us proud Grace. Thank you again.
Dad would have been proud of us all Grace just like you said. I know he will be looking down all of us, especially mum. You made a very difficult time almost bearable. Can't thank you enough Grace.
Julie Moore and Family
Frequently asked questions
That is very much down to my current work load but I will do all I can to fit in to your schedule. Usually 14 days is enough.
Essex, Suffolk and Kent
Weddings - from £350.00
Naming Ceremonies - POA
Renewal of Vows - POA
Funerals - from £185.00
No you do not, I will take take care of everything if you want me to, or you can have a family member or friend do it. Remember, Your Day, Your Way.