Celebrant profile:

Francesca Leigh

Ceremonies performed: Weddings, Naming Ceremonies

Before moving to the Isle of Skye I lived in London and really enjoyed all that the city had to offer. I worked as an Early Years teacher, which I absolutely loved. I was also a member of Toastmasters International, a global public speaking group. These experiences have enabled me to become a proficient public speaker and a lover of stories. Becoming a celebrant and telling the stories of others felt like a natural step after moving to the Highlands. I could not believe that there was a profession that allowed me to meet people, talk with them about their lives and interests and to be involved in creating a bespoke celebration for them.

I have been lucky enough to have travelled in North America, South America, Australasia and Asia. Over the years I have also lived in the Pacific North West and New South Wales. This makes me keen to work with people from all over the world, as well as Scottish people wanting to get married or have a celebration in their stunning home country. I love nothing more than hearing people’s stories and about their lives.

Since living on Skye I have been working on a renovation project and exploring the Island by walking with my very lovely and overwhelmingly silly dog, Juniper.

I am really proud to be representing the Humanist Society Scotland as a celebrant. Humanism for me is about choice and equality. I like that it stands for everyone and tries to make room at the table for a society that is fairer and more logical.

I am available for Weddings and Naming Ceremonies in Skye and surrounding areas.

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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

* Fully booked for 2024, please contact me for 2025 bookings *

Firstly, congratulations on your engagement, what an exciting time for you both.

The day you get married, be it in front of 200 people or just the two of you, should be something you remember forever. Making your vows and the ceremony in which that happens should be a huge part of that. Humanist weddings are totally unique. The ceremony will tell your story. You can choose to have symbolic gestures, readings, personal vows, poems or have a really stripped back wedding ceremony. That is the beauty of the Humanist wedding, there is so much choice! It is my job to guide you through those choices and to craft and deliver something that reflects you both and your relationship. I would love to tell your story and to take you both over this threshold of life in a personal way.

If you’re looking at my profile then you are probably planning a Highlands wedding and what a location it is! We have castles, rolling mountains, lochs and cosy unusual venues. You won’t be short of places to choose from and if you have any questions about locations I will do my best to answer them or make suggestions.

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Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

They say, ‘never work with children or animals’ but having been a teacher, teaching assistant, nanny and horse-riding instructor, I could not disagree more! Most of my working life has been spent working with children ranging from 3 months to 19 years, so I am very excited about being qualified to perform naming and welcoming ceremonies. I adore children and would love to support any parents or carers in creating a ceremony that fits their family. Each naming and welcoming ceremony is as unique as the child themselves. We will work together to write and create something that feels right for you. Your bespoke ceremony can be delivered in a wide range of locations and in the manner you choose. Please do get in contact if you would like a special way to celebrate your family.

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