Why use a celebrant?

Who am I?

My name is Helen Williams. I love people, special occasions and the area where I live. I love being a wedding celebrant because I can produce meaningful ceremonies in spectacular places to make momentous occasions for residents and guests alike.

Why a Celebrant?

People have created ceremonies for important occasions since the beginning of human existence. As a celebrant, I recognise that need for ceremony without the intervention of state or church. I therefore create beautiful, bespoke scripts for any occasion and pride myself in my warm delivery of them.

When I create a wedding or naming ceremony, I will write the script with and about you. I can use symbolism, or rituals, to demonstrate your relationships with each other or with your family and friends. More about your wedding ceremony.

If you have a baby, or adopt a new member into your family, allow me to create a “naming”, or “welcoming” ceremony. This is a wonderful way to show those you love how much this new person means to you. More about a naming ceremony here.

A funeral is a time to reflect on the memories you have of a loved one. As a qualified celebrant, I visit you and take time to understand your needs. There is no template or book from which I copy and paste a “service”; it’s all based on our conversations. Click here for more information.

What are my qualifications?

National Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy; Namings and Couples.

National Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy.

Both are QCF accredited qualifications.

Where can you hold your ceremony?

If you want to get married, you are required by law to have your marriage registered. In the same way, a death needs to be registered, as does a birth. However, there are  no legal implications on who can conduct the ceremony attached to any of these events. Many couples choose, therefore, to have a relatively quiet marriage ceremony at the register office. Then they have their big ceremony at a venue of their choice. This building can be registered for weddings or not, outside or inside, public (with permission if necessary!) or private. A world of choice suddenly opens up!

I can talk to you about alternative funeral arrangements such as natural burial. This can be carried out at a natural burial site or on private land. Please read my my blog here.

I have worked throughout West Wales which means that as well as guiding you through your ceremony, I can help you look for the ideal venue through my contacts in tourism and local trade. If you don’t live in the area, but like many people have decided to have your wedding celebration here, call me! I can introduce you to a wide variety of local traders whether they be caterers, cake decorators or venue dressers.