I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC).
I abide by their Standards of Service and Code of Ethics and have Public Liability Insurance under their umbrella scheme.
Becoming a professional Celebrant was something I had considered for a while, so when my youngest daughter asked me to conduct her wedding ceremony I had the perfect reason to do so. Reminding me at every opportunity that she didn't want anything too 'weddingy', we worked together to create a relaxed, unique and personal ceremony that perfectly suited them and inspired me to work with other like-minded couples and families.
Traditionally weddings and christenings have been conducted by a church official or registrar and follow a format that doesn't really allow for creativity and personalisation. The most important aspect of my job is to create a ceremony with you and for you, including all the elements that you want and nothing that you don't.