Can you marry us anywhere?
Yes! Anywhere you want to hold your wedding ceremony gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me. Your only limit is your imagination (safety permitting!)
Do you officiate LGBTQIA+ weddings?
Of course! A core reason why I do what I do is because I believe everyone should feel safe, loved and celebrated exactly as they are. If you ever have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.
Are humanist ceremonies legally recognised?
At this time of writing, humanist ceremonies are sadly not legally recognised in England or Wales. They have been legally recognised in Scotland since 2005 (and are by some margin the most chosen form of non-civil ceremony there), and have been recently recognised in Jersey , Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. England and Wales will follow suit soon! - but, in the meantime, this is not a barrier to choosing a Humanist ceremony. One can purchase statutory legal registration from your local register office for as little as £57 (I can advise you how to get the statutory price), and this can be done days before your Humanist ceremony, or even on the day itself. It is not a legal requirement to exchange rings in a civil ceremony, so you can leave that special moment for your Humanist ceremony: you can also make different traditions out of that extra ceremony. Nothing wrong with making lemonade out of lemons!
Is a humanist wedding "real"?
Well, this question gets right to the heart of the matter! Think of it this way: you register a birth, but you don’t have a huge party and celebrate that happening - it is just a formality. You also register a death, but it isn’t the funeral or wake. The legal requirements of a wedding, although of course necessary (and we hope humanist ceremonies will be legally recognised very soon!), are not emotional. In my opinion, the real wedding is the event where you declare your love and commitment in front of those who are the most dear to you. This will be the ceremony you and your friends and family remember, talk fondly of, and hold in your hearts.
What is your training?
I am trained and accredited by Humanists UK to lead weddings. Additionally, I mentor other celebrants in the HUK network, and lead training workshops too. I also have decades of performance and writing experience in my sister career as an opera singer. If you would like me to sing your ring vows, you only have to ask...!
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Ah, amazing! Do get in touch - I am obnoxiously contactable! Slide into my DMs on Instagram, drop me an email, dust off your smoke signal equipment: I can't wait to get to know you...!
We got married last month and we had the pleasure of having Nat as our humanist celebrant, leading the ceremony. She was absolutely amazing. During the past year she made a big effort to get to know us. Her ceremony was so personal, funny, heartwarming, loving and joyful. The script she sent us ahead of time was incredible, the way she spoke about us and about our love for one another, was overwhelming. We can’t do anything else but recommend Nat for your wedding. There won’t be a dull moment, you will cry, you will laugh, sometimes both at the same time. What you are left with is a warm fuzzy feeling that makes the ceremony the absolute highlight of your day. Thank you so much Nat for marrying us as two queer women, you made us feel welcome and loved.
Nat is made to be a wedding celebrant! She is full of energy, enthusiasm and pure LOVE. My husband and I are so happy we chose Nat to marry us. She approached our wedding ceremony passionately from the beginning; deeply comprehending what my partner and I wrote about each other and our love and then beautifully articulated it into a charming, funny and romantic story. We had so many compliments from guests who said it was the most entertaining and enjoyable ceremony they'd been to! We are eternally grateful, Nat - thank you so much!
Nat, everyone was so obsessed with you - literally like who the hell was that comedian legend! - and how beautifully you told our story and got everyone crying...
Nat, thank you so much for Friday. You were perfect. That ceremony was everything we wished for and the love, support & emotion we could feel from you just made it more special. We’ve had so many comments from our guests about how beautiful the ceremony was and how it was so reflective of us. We will cherish the time we’ve spent with you forever. You’ve allowed us to celebrate our love in the most personal, special and wonderful way. You are incredible. Thank you thank you thank you. We love you millions x
Nat was quite literally the most perfect celebrant we could have asked for. My partner & I knew from the start that we wanted a humanist ceremony, & also wanted to intertwine elements from the different cultures we identified with in some way (Indian, British, Irish & French). What we didn't know was exactly how we were going to do that! Nat worked her magic wonderfully, guiding us, giving us ideas, & really learning everything about us to make it as uniquely us as possible, which it totally was! It ended up being our favourite part of the day, & we're so glad that we had Nat play such a key role in our wedding - she is an absolutely wonderful human & now a great friend!
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