Celebrant profile:

Ali Kerr

Ceremonies performed: Weddings, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals

Hello, I'm Ali and I love being a celebrant! I’m delighted you’ve found your way to the Humanist Society Scotland page; they are a great bunch.

I particularly love the fact that humanism is inclusive and celebrates equality & diversity.

I feel ridiculously privileged that people trust and involve me in the most important chapters of their story, happy as well as sad, and I hope you’ll let me be involved in writing the next important chapter in yours.

I live by the seaside in Edinburgh with my lovely family (human & doggy) and also regularly spend time on the other coast in my native Ayrshire, and I regularly have to pinch myself that I get to be in such beautiful places.

I have had a wonderfully diverse career and I have had the pleasure of meeting many incredible people, all of whom have taught me something new, and made me feel glad to be part of our great big worldwide community.

Thanks for reading my profile, good luck with your search and I hope we get to meet at some point.

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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

A Humanist wedding is personal, unique, and centred purely around the two of you. It’s a beautiful way to make a public commitment. It's also very exciting!

Whether you want to have your ceremony indoors, outdoors, up a hill or underground; Whether you feel comfortable writing your own vows, or would like to see examples of other ceremonies; Whether you want it to be just the two of you or a cast of thousands (human or animal); Whether you want something formal or something full of humour (or a mix of both) - we can work together to create a memorable wedding which represents who you are and how much you love each other.

I usually recommend a first meeting to double check that you feel I am the right celebrant for your big day. If you decide to go ahead I will send you everything you need to guide you through choosing the individual elements of your ceremony to ensure it best reflects you as a couple.

Then, together, we will create a ceremony which tells your unique story and reflects your commitment to one another.

We will meet again nearer to the wedding, and can also have a rehearsal if that is something you would like.

Conducting a wedding is the biggest privilege. I’d be delighted to be a part of yours.

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Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies are a wonderful way to bring people together in an event which celebrates love and belonging; from welcoming a new baby by giving them a name, to celebrating a name you have chosen yourself as an adult,

What could be better?

Conducting a Naming Ceremony is a joy and an honour. I very much hope you will let me play a part in yours.

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Funeral Ceremonies

Funerals are such an important way to mark and celebrate someone's life and it is so important to get them right.
I love that Humanist funerals are so personal and reflect someone's life and character - in fact they are the very reason I became a celebrant.

I work with families to create a ceremony they are happy with; meeting them at home to talk through the logistics, explain the process, answer any questions and then working with them to create a fitting ceremony. It is such a privilege to hear people's memories and reflections on the person they love, and then work with them to create an honest and respectful picture of that person and the life they lived.

I work hard to ensure each ceremony is unique, and try to create as positive an experience as possible at what is often the hardest time.

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