Personalised and meaningful ceremonies for any life-event.
Weddings and renewals
Are you preparing for a wedding and dreaming of a unique wedding ceremony, reflecting you and your partner’s personalities? Whatever your background, belief, sexuality and style preferences, I can help you in making your ceremony a unique event that fits you perfectly.
Are you young parents and is it your wish to welcome your little one in a memorable naming ceremony? Nowadays, family units can take any shape. I can help you in creating a contemporary ceremony that is truly yours.
When you are facing the end of life it can be helpful to start conversations with the people dear to you about your wishes. I can help facilitate these conversations, and create and hold ceremonies and rituals on the threshold of life and death.
Would you like to pay tribute to your person’s life in a meaningful funeral ceremony? Together, we can create a beautiful ceremony that reflects the person’s life and personality.
Creates personalised ceremonies and rituals for moments that matter.
It’s my passion to create personalised and meaningful rituals for any life-event. By carefully listening to your personal stories and your ideas of the perfect day, I ensure that you will have an original and memorable ceremony.
Together, we create a ceremony that is made for you. Venue, music, texts, rituals, style and tone - it all starts with your preferences and ideas. Based on my experience, I can bring in elements from all kinds of sources, religious or not.
I am based in North London, but happy to travel beyond London and abroad. As I grew up in the Netherlands, I also conduct ceremonies in Dutch.
If you are considering a celebrant for your special day, please feel free to get in touch to see if I am the right person to conduct your ceremony.
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I am so proud to be able to share the story of Els and Casey’s wedding with you. This beautiful couple had the most moving ceremony. Love doesn’t get more true and tender than theirs. Els and Casey met as teens and from the moment they met their hearts would skip a few beats when[…]
Every season has its own special beauty. Autumn has many attributes that relate to the cycle of life and death. Watching nature transform its colours from green to a palette of golden yellow, bright red and warm brown is a delight. Yet, there is also a sadness in all this beauty as it is also[…]
The transition from childhood to adulthood, the ‘coming of age’ of children to become young men and women, is a significant stepping stone in everyone’s life. Many traditions around the world have rituals and ceremonies to mark and remember this pivotal moment in someone’s life. They are often linked to religion, such as Bar and[…]
Including people with dementia, where possible, in funeral arrangements and on the day of the funeral helps them express their emotions and say their farewells in a way that works for them. This Guide helps to create awareness and gives practice tips on how to have a dementia-friendly funeral. The Guide is free to download.[…]
One of the perks of being a wedding celebrant is that I get to know so many amazing venues. A celebrant-led wedding can take place anywhere, at licensed and non-licensed venues and locations (more inspiration here). I have conducted ceremonies at a boat, in a rose garden, at a fashion school, in private gardens, in[…]
It started with awareness … When I first met a family where the wife of the person who had died was living with dementia, I realised I did not know much about the disease. Her children were not sure if she should come to the funeral as they thought she would not remember and may[…]
Real wedding: a personalised wedding ceremony with a Dutch touch
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Big, tiny, lavish, luxury, simple, creative, serious, hilarious, traditional, unconventional, loud and still. In the ‘real weddings’ blog posts I describe how I work with couples to create and conduct bespoke wedding ceremonies to celebrate this special moment in their lives. The below is an impression of the[…]
Quite a few funerals I conduct are related to dementia. Either the person who has died or a living family member has been diagnosed with the disease. This raises specific questions and thoughts around funeral arrangements, such as: “Should we take mum to the funeral? She will not remember anything of it” “We don’t need[…]
Cheers for Hornsey Town Hall, an iconic community building in the heart of Crouch End that is closing its doors for redevelopment. Screenshot from video by Sugarsweet Productions The vast majority of the ceremonies I lead are for people: babies who are given a warm welcome into the world; couples who commit their love to[…]
Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet included forget-me-nots, Diana, Princess of Wales’, favourite flowers. Prince Harry had handpicked them. I was quite moved by this detail. A subtle, gentle, heartfelt and truly personal way for Harry and Meghan to honour Harry’s mother. Honouring a continuous bond When you are getting married you would like to be[…]
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