Hi I’m Caroline, an Ayrshire lass born and bred but have lived in Cumbernauld for over 20 years now and have a fantastic, supportive family life with my husband Stewart, our beautiful daughter Rebecca and our chaotic mini dachshund Frankie, but she's still a pup at 1 year old so we love the chaos.
My background is in Financial Services where I enjoyed a fulfilling, challenging and diverse career spanning 26 years. When I reflect on my career I can honestly say the best part about it was the people, be it the fantastic colleagues I worked with, the clients who I also had a close working relationship with and the incredible people I have met along the way and can proudly call some of them close lifelong friends.
It felt almost like the next natural step for me to become a Humanist Celebrant and I am so proud to be representing the Humanist Society Scotland in doing so. Humanism being secular and ethical is a life stance that I have unconsciously lived by my whole life and only after certain life events I realised just how important living by these values means to me. Humanism affirms that we all have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to our own lives and we should all be respectful of one another’s choices.
I absolutely love hearing people’s stories and would be delighted to help you shape your story into a beautiful, bespoke day to remember. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more and have a chat. As I live in Cumbernauld, with ease of access to the road networks, I am happy to travel to conduct ceremonies.
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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies
Your wedding day should be as unique and as special as you are. It would be my absolute honour to work with you both to create this.
With all the excitement and stresses that planning a wedding can bring it’s easy to get lost in the organisation of it all and lose sight of what’s really important to both of you.
I would meet up with you initially for a coffee or by zoom if that suits you better, where we can chat over what your vision is for your big day. I will ask you lots of questions at our meeting and this will help us clarify what and who you know you want to include in your ceremony and this will also give you a chance to consider some options you hadn’t even thought of. These options can include music, poetry and readings and your thoughts on including symbolic gestures on your special day.
From this meeting you will go away with some homework to help us create the part of the ceremony that only you control the narrative for. This is “your story”, the part that tells us how we got to this, your wedding day. This is a great opportunity for you both to sit down and take stock and reminisce over a nice meal or a bottle of wine during what can be a chaotic time for you both.
Your day, your way. Whether that be traditional, relaxed, emotional, humorous or equal measures of all of these, whatever you like and feel comfortable with is how we will create your truly unique ceremony.
I’m very relaxed when it comes to our meetings and your ceremony itself but rest assured my well organised, professional side will ensure that I keep in contact with you throughout the whole process to give you every confidence that your wedding ceremony will be talked about fondly for years to come.
Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies
A Naming Ceremony is a wonderful way to gather with family and friends to welcome a new baby, another child, an adopted child or to celebrate a change of name. Whatever the reason for the celebration it is my privilege to help you navigate through the options for the day to make it truly unique and true to you.
When we meet up before the naming day I will listen to your story or rather the story of the star of the show. We will discuss “their story so far” along with possible pledges and promises friends and family can make. We can also discuss your options for poetry and readings, music and symbolic gestures like stone warming or candle lighting.
I then weave all of this information into a truly bespoke ceremony which will be sent to you for approval/amendments to ensure you have one less thing to worry about when getting organised on the big day.
On the Naming Day itself my role is to set the scene for your guests, to ensure everyone enjoys a happy, relaxed ceremony with the star of the show taking centre stage.
If you have any questions at all or would like to have a chat, please just get in touch.
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