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Rona Burstow

Ceremonies performed: Weddings, Naming Ceremonies

Hey, I’m Rona, and I think I might have the BEST job EVER! I'm a Humanist Celebrant... but you know that already, that's why you're here!

I was brought up in the Highlands of Scotland, near Plockton and the Isle of Skye. Surrounded by natural beauty, the majestic Cuillin Mountains and the sea, as well as a friendly, supportive community, I’m proud to call this area home. In my most recent position as wedding coordinator at Eilean Donan Castle, I witnessed many ceremonies with couples from all over the world and appreciated how every event was special and unique.
I was particularly inspired when I witnessed my first Humanist Ceremony.

It was so personal, emotional, touching and created with, and for the couple. I could feel the connection that the Celebrant and the couple had. It was as if they had known each other all their life…when in fact they had never met before the ceremony. “That’s what I want to do” I said to myself and so here I am!

I love hearing about people’s lives, their stories, their experiences, what makes us different but also what connects us. We all have a story to tell…
To me life is what you make of it: I’m not afraid to cry or laugh. I want to be inspired, and to inspire others. I want to learn something new every day, follow my dreams to embrace new experiences. I treat people the way I would want to be treated, with respect and kindness.

Humanism is about living the best life possible where we respect, look after and understand each other. Life should be filled with love and kindness! We are a nation that loves to celebrate, so let’s celebrate life together, and mark milestones along the way…

Please get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to have a chat about your plans. I’m very open and approachable and look forward to hearing from you.


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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

I remember as a young girl flicking through my parents and grandparents wedding albums... a very happy memory. I loved their smiles, the dresses, and I loved creating a picture of their day in my head... I was around 5 years old, so the story changed every day... This is a memory that is so clear in my mind.

I want to help YOU create happy memories, memories that last forever... your wedding day should be as unique as you are.

The wonderful thing about a Humanist Ceremony is no ceremony is the same... They are tailormade to suit you. Love really is all you need, and its pretty damn special once you've found it, without sounding to soppy... It's worth celebrating, whether its with all your family and friends around you, or just the two of you, eloping in the Highlands of Scotland... Wherever, whenever... Make sure you are doing it YOUR way!

I can help you create your perfect day... So what are you waiting for.... Get in touch, and lets organise your wedding together!

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Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends, to welcome and celebrate your new baby into your family… and they are so fun!

Your naming ceremony is truly unique to you and your little one. A naming ceremony or sometimes known as welcoming ceremony, can be held wherever you like, as long you have the necessary permission. It can be held at home, in the garden, in a park, or wherever is special to you.

I will spend time getting to know you and your family to conduct a ceremony which is personal and meaningful to you. Your ceremony can include parent’s promises, guide parents, readings, poems and music of your choice.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I would be delighted assist and chat through any ideas you have regarding your child’s naming ceremony.

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