Where can we get married?
Wherever you like! A humanist wedding ceremony can take place anywhere, as it is not restricted to a licensed venue (unlike a registrar led ceremony). I thrive in nature, but scrub up well for posh venues too, so I'd be honoured to marry you anywhere that is right for you.
Who will you marry?
I will create and officiate a ceremony for ANY two persons in love. Love is love is love.
What elements can I have in my ceremony?
Anything! I know, there’s a theme emerging… Symbolic rituals are lovely to include as they help you mark the moment and transition from one state to another (couple to married couple), but they do not have to be traditional. You can make up your own ritual or pick a non-religious one that really speaks to you. It’s all about making it meaningful to you. I usually talk about what love and marriage means to you, narrate your love story and peak the ceremony with the pronouncement. In between those elements, you could include personal readings, music or little performances. Or don’t. It’s completely up to you. If you want to do personal vows, but not sure how, I can even give you some support with writing them. Just get in touch to find out more about how we can create your perfect wedding ceremony (no obligation). I am really easy to get a hold of and love chatting and helping people make the right decision. Call me, Whatsapp me, email me or DM me anytime!
What is your style?
As a humanist, I value living an authentic and ethic life by doing my best all the time to be kind, inclusive and embracing diversity. I believe that life is for living now, with playfulness and intention, and by being of benefit - whether that is to other humans, animals or our amazing planet. All of those values and intentions go into my style as a celebrant too: fun, caring and with a focus on YOU. I craft my ceremonies around you, your values and your love story. You Will have your wedding, your way!
Are your ceremonies legally recognised?
As a humanist celebrant in England, I do not Yet have the legal powers. Unlike Scotland, Jersey , Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. We are working very hard to get England and Wales to join the club (it was positively debated in parliament in January 2022)! Until then, all you have to do is book at quickie at your local register office first, which can be done quite cheaply. You can get your statutory legal registration in Brighton and Hove for £73 - I am very happy to advise you on how to get this. You can then leave all the loveliness, ring exchange etc for your proper humanist wedding ceremony with all the family and friends you want, in exactly the place you want.
Our heartfelt thanks to Gitte for being such a wonderful celebrant. We had a really special time and your ceremony completely captured our relationship, we are so grateful for all your hard work. You created a really magical occasion, and the audience participation was the perfect touch to include our friends who are so important to us. It felt like you really understood us and what was needed to celebrate the occasion in a way which was completely individual and unique to us. Throughout you were kind and caring, you made sure everyone was included and provided extra personal touches, like the ribbons, to ensure we felt completely relaxed, comfortable and well looked after – all we needed to focus on was enjoying the day. Thank you so much.
Gitte was absolutely wonderful. From the moment that we started talking, she was warm, friendly and helped us to navigate the ceremony process - always reminding us that it was OUR day and we could do it HOWEVER WE WANTED. She captured our story beautifully after just one meeting but made sure to follow up and meet us again to make sure she had got it just the way we wanted. On and after the day, many of our friends asked about her and thought she must be a friend as she made the ceremony so friendly, relaxed and personal. As someone said - she made such a warm loving environment that it set the day up really well. We are very grateful for having had Gitte as part of our day. Would give a million stars if we could.
Gitte is an incredible human being and celebrant. She's warm, supportive, has a beautiful energy, an amazing way with words and is a safe pair of hands. We've had lots of comments about how the wedding was very different from what people were used to, more relaxed and personal, and how good Gitte was as our celebrant. It was all pretty perfect.
Gitte presided over our humanist ceremony in August and we couldn't recommend her more. So many of our guests fed back that it was one of the nicest ceremonies they've been to. Gitte did so much research on us on during the planning process, her account of our love story was incredibly well crafted, funny and heartfelt. The different options that she gave us really made us feel like we were in control at all points which is very important on such a big occasion. The whole process from beginning to end was an absolute pleasure and I'm now sad that it's all over. If you're looking for a humanist celebrant choose Gitte, you won't regret it!
I just wanted to say on behalf of us both, how thankful we are to have found you and for what you did in creating the most perfect wedding for us. We said when we met you that we had gone with our gut for every decision and I am so glad we did. Your ceremony was beautiful, not only in the words but your energy and it is everything that we had dreamed it would be, so thank you firstly for that. More importantly thank you for your time and support in everything leading up to our big day - we joked that talking to you was like therapy as it got so many lovely memories and honest truths out of us. It was a huge comfort knowing we had put our trust in a person who truly wanted to get to know us and shared our goals. So just a message to anyone thinking of a celebrant led wedding - if you even have an inkling this is for you - speak to Gitte. We had the most magical wedding, full of quirks and happiness, that was made with love and careful thought. Harry and I knew we were in good hands from the minute we sat down and it is funny to still cry at stories that you've known for years because of how beautifully they're being told by someone else. We had guests mention our ceremony all day and the smiles on everyone's faces as they left our ceremony space was enough to tell us we made the right decision.
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