Claire Bradford

Creating Ceremony

Reviews (2)

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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

West Sussex

East Sussex

Surrey

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Ceremonies that sparkle with your personality and story

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English, some French

Special Offers

Special Offers

Winter season special offer

20% off any wedding booked to take place between now and the end of February 2018

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Prices from £Price on Request
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Claire Bradford

Creating Ceremony

Reviews (2) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

On the surface, I offer bespoke ceremonies for all of life's milestones. But then that's what every celebrant on here offers too!

So what else comes with the package? Well, you get a friendly, approachable celebrant who's fun to work with and delivers ceremonies that your guests will be talking about for a long time to come (in a good way!). But again, there are lots of us like that...

Here are some of the reassuring, professional things you might want to know about me:

- I've been a full time celebrant for over three years, conducting weddings, vow renewals, namings and funerals.
- I trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, and now train other celebrants through that organisation.
- Before I became a celebrant, I was a life coach for many years, which means I'm really good at listening hard to your story (or that of your loved one) and finding out what's REALLY important to you about your ceremony.
- I've also got oodles of experience of writing and public speaking, which means I can take that story and make it zing.
- I am very open to all sorts of beliefs and faiths, and completely happy to include religious or spiritual aspects into any ceremony, if desired.
- The ceremonies I create are full of personality BUT your ceremony is about YOU - it's not my show it's yours.
- Lots of people I've worked with have been kind enough to say really lovely things about the experience, so you don't have to just take my word for it (see reviews on here, on my website and on my Facebook and Instagram pages).

...and here are some of the silly things you might want to know about me:

- I love animals (I've got a very stinky dog called Stanley) and I get very excited when people tell me they want their pet involved in a ceremony.
- I'm a Gemini (but I choose to either believe in all that stuff or think it's all rubbish according to what my horoscope says...)
- I'm as mushy as they come and a sucker for a good love story.
- The Geek Force is strong with this one - GoT wedding you say? Star Wars, Doctor Who or Marvel superheroes theme to your ceremony? I'm all over it. I have actually spoken Klingon at a Trekkie funeral once.
- I truly believe that tea and cake makes everything better.

CEREMONY STYLE

All the different types of ceremony I create are tailored to the person or people they are for, so they are all different. So I don't have a favourite sort of ceremony. However, all my ceremonies are personal, friendly, story-led and there's usually a good sprinkling of laughter (even at a funeral).

This approach has seen me conducting festival weddings, beach picnic namings and Pagan-style handfastings in a field, as well as more outwardly traditional (but still super personal) ceremonies in barns, houses and chapels.

I suppose I could say my favourites are more about the people I've worked with - when people open up and share their story and feelings, and are open to having their ceremony really express who they are rather than 'conform to the norm', that's when the magic happens.
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Reviews

Chris and Iain-Murdo's wedding

Chris Matheson

Wedding at

Cissbury | June 2017

Claire has a brilliant way with people and with words, she finds just the right balance of warmth, poignancy and wit, with which to conduct your ... Read review.

Charlotte and Jamie wedding

Charlotte Davies

Funeral at

Patrick's Barn, Chiddinglye Farm, West Hoathly | September 2017

Jamie and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing our wedding last weekend. You made our wedding so special. Our ceremony was p... Read review.

Chris and Iain-Murdo's wedding

Chris Matheson

Cissbury | June 2017

Claire has a brilliant way with people and with words, she finds just the right balance of warmth, poignancy and wit, with which to conduct your ceremony. She is sensitive, fun, and so easy to get along with. She will understand immediately what you want for your special day, and if you're not sure yourself what it is you want, she will help you find it! If you are looking for a truly personalised and memorable ceremony, Claire should be your first choice. Everyone at our wedding said how wonderfully touching and uplifting the ceremony was, and we couldn't agree more with them!

Charlotte and Jamie wedding

Charlotte Davies

Patrick's Barn, Chiddinglye Farm, West Hoathly | September 2017

Jamie and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing our wedding last weekend. You made our wedding so special. Our ceremony was perfect! Everyone commented how wonderful, personal and unique it was and that they had never been to a wedding like it. It really was the most romantic amazing day of our lives. Thank you for all the support and encouragement to make our wedding day about us and our story and not to just conform to the norm. It truly was magical.

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Why Choose Claire

Because I'm fun to work with, I'm really interested in your story and I really want to help you share it with your loved ones. And there's a bunch of lovely testimonials that will tell you people think I'm good at it too...

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