James Oakley

Reviews (4)

 Oakley
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

East Dunbartonshire

Glasgow city

North Lanarkshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Fun, Humanist, Handfasting, DJ, Entertainment

Affiliations

AQR,

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

Special Offers

Free garden games with every summer wedding!

I was marrying a couple at a beautiful castle a few years ago and they were worried guests would get bored while they went off for photos. They wanted some garden games to entertain their guests.

So you can guess what happened! I organised some garden games after the ceremony and everyone had such fun playing them it's now an offer I make to all couples.

To claim free giant jenga or quoits with your summer wedding, just ask when you book!

worth £75

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James Oakley

Reviews (4) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

I provide a boutique service, meeting in person, creating your ceremony and sending a copy for approval, making any changes you wish and then marrying you wearing my kilt.

I have a background in entertainment, so I like to make sure everyone feels relaxed and enjoys the ceremony. For me it’s really important that your guests feel they can clap and laugh and that they are a part of the ceremony and not just there observing it.

I love meeting couples and working with them to create their perfect ceremony. My wife and I were married by a humanist celebrant. We loved our ceremony. It was full of all the things we wanted, songs our guests could sing along with, funny stories, and vows that made the promises we wanted to make. Most of our guests hadn’t been to a Humanist ceremony before and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Now I want to make that happen for other people. I still remember how excited we were with the first draft of our wedding ceremony, I love giving that feeling to other couples. 

I often meet couples who are so busy planning the party, they haven’t found a chance to think through their ceremony choices yet. This is a really exciting time to offer lots of ideas and help guide couples to their perfect ceremony.

In Scotland a Humanist marriage can be a legal wedding ceremony.
And if I marry you, you don't have to join a Humanist organisation.

Ask me for more details, to check availability and a get a free quote for your date.

CEREMONY STYLE

I have married couples up hills, in hotels and everywhere in-between.
I really enjoy creating personal, memorable ceremonies that couples and their guests love.

All my ceremonies are so different. But they do have a few common themes; lots of laughter; a genuine sense of the married couple and what they are like; some surprises to keep guests engaged and lots of emotion and applause.

Please look at my excellent feedback and please feel free to ask me any questions you have.

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Reviews

An amazing celebrant

Vicki Black

Wedding at

One Devonshire Gardens | May 2018

James was an amazing celebrant. He made great, informed suggestions and listened to what we wanted. He achieved the perfect tone for our day... p... Read review.

Personal and engaging

Paul Daly

Wedding at

Comrie Croft | August 2014

​James met with us several times before the ceremony to listen to our ideas and wishes, and to share his expertise and advice. He built the cere... Read review.

A huge thank you

Laura and Peter

at

Lodge on Loch Lomond | April 2016

Hi James

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for conducting our wedding ceremony.

It was the perfect balance of funny, personal a... Read review.

Humorous, personal & memorable

Mr & Mrs McGill

Wedding at

Radstone Hotel | September 2015

My husband and I were nervous about meeting James as we had been happy with our original humanist, who unfortunately became ill and could no long... Read review.

An amazing celebrant

Vicki Black

One Devonshire Gardens | May 2018

James was an amazing celebrant. He made great, informed suggestions and listened to what we wanted. He achieved the perfect tone for our day... perfectly pitched romance and humour. Highly recommended.

Personal and engaging

Paul Daly

Comrie Croft | August 2014

​James met with us several times before the ceremony to listen to our ideas and wishes, and to share his expertise and advice. He built the ceremony around what we discussed, which made it very personal, upbeat and engaging for our guests.

Throughout the day, James put us and those involved in the ceremony at ease, and led the ceremony with his unique presence and style. He was so good, that some of our guests subsequently booked him for their wedding.

Paul


What James says...

It was a very special day.
Thank you Paul!

A huge thank you

Laura and Peter

Lodge on Loch Lomond | April 2016


Hi James

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for conducting our wedding ceremony.

It was the perfect balance of funny, personal and sweet.
Everyone has commented on how great you were and everyone loved how you added the quiz element.

Thank you also for your help and guidance in preparing for the ceremony and allowing us to have the perfect start to our wedding day, we couldn't have asked for more.

Best Wishes

Laura and Peter


What James says...

It was an absolute pleasure - all the best for married life!
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Humorous, personal & memorable

Mr & Mrs McGill

Radstone Hotel | September 2015

My husband and I were nervous about meeting James as we had been happy with our original humanist, who unfortunately became ill and could no longer conduct our ceremony. However, James quickly put our minds to rest and made us feel comfortable at the very first meeting.

James took on board the ideas we had but also gave us lots of helpful suggestions which led to the final material for our wedding. Throughout the full process, we felt that James understood who we were as a couple and this translated into a very personal and relaxed ceremony.

Despite some major stress in the lead up to our wedding, James kept in contact, offering support and ideas on how we could overcome the problems we had encountered.

On the “big day” itself, James led us through a humorous, personal and memorable ceremony which we were delighted with. He felt like one of our friends and this came across to all of our family and friends in attendance.

All of our guests commented on how great they had found ceremony and particularly how James presented. I would say that our ceremony was one of the highlights of the day for these reasons and we could not have asked for more.

Mr & Mrs McGill


What James says...

Thank you for such a lovely review.
I am so glad your day went so well.
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Why Choose James

The role of a celebrant is tremendously rewarding, working out what it is that people want to tell their story so their guests really feel involved. A great humanist ceremony tells a great story about how the couple work together. I want to help you tell your story. 

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