Paul Kemp

The Festival Celebrant

 Kemp
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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

West Midlands

Staffordshire

Warwickshire

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Ceremonies, rites and rituals for life's dreamers. For the alternative and unconventionally inclined. For the fabulously strange and whimsical. For the fiercely proud non-conformists and the quiet individualists.

Spoken Languages

English and Nonsense (the latter strictly by request only)

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Prices from Ceremonies from £350
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Paul Kemp

The Festival Celebrant

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EXPERIENCE

I'm Paul, a new kid on the block but a lifelong champion of ceremony and ritual. Over the years I've helped create and deliver a wide range of special celebrations. I've designed and officiated at seasonal, Solstice and Equinox events and I've conducted ceremonial house blessings and dedications for friends and colleagues. In the past I've called myself a Storyteller and Ceremonialist, so qualifying as a Celebrant seemed like a natural evolution and I received my NOCN Level 3 in Couples & Naming Ceremonies in 2019.

I believe that no matter what you want to celebrate your ceremony should be truly yours. Your dreams and hopes, your personality and tastes. I'll help you choose the ingredients for your perfect celebration. I'll offer advice when you ask for it and suggestions when they're needed. Then I'll put it all together in a ceremony you'll be proud of.

I love telling stories. One of my other hats is as a spoken-word performer, and biographical tales are some of my favourites. So the more you can tell me about you and yours the more your ceremony will speak of you. And for me, that's what it's all about.

CEREMONY STYLE

My style is whimsical and quirky. I love a relaxed, simple and unfussy vibe just as much as exotic theatricals or ritual grandeur. I have a taste for the off-beat and unusual. I love costume, dressing-up and role play. I’m inspired by nature and history, myth and folklore, contemporary sub-cultures, alternative lifestyle philosophies and Fabulist Fiction. So if any of these appeal to you, we’ll probably get on famously.

I love all kinds of ceremonies but of the ‘biggies’ my favourite is probably the Commitment ceremony. Why? Because it’s incredibly versatile and a fantastic choice for so many different occasions. In fact, the principle of commitment is right at the heart of most of the other ceremonies – you can commit to a partner, an ideal, a project, a community of interest, a place. Even to yourself!

Also high on my list are Coming Out and Re-birthing ceremonies. The ones that affirm and celebrate our identities or mark other transformational life events.

Place-making is hugely important to me too. A dedication or symbolic cleansing ritual can be a powerful and fun way to make a home, a garden, an office or a personal sacred space fully your own.

Then, of course, there are wedding and civil partnership celebrations. I'm particularly inspired by Handfasting and other 'alternative' wedding rituals so contact me if you have an intriguing idea for your big day.

And yes - I’ll be offering naming ceremonies. But not just for infants! There are many reasons why an adult might want to change their name and I see no good reason why they shouldn’t be able to mark the occasion with a thoroughly grown-up do!

This list is by no means exhaustive, so please contact me if you have an idea for your own unique ceremony.
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Why Choose Paul

I've always viewed life from a 'slightly' quirky angle, preferred the by-ways to the high-ways. And now I've reached an age when my second childhood seems to be kicking-in. A renewed playfulness is teaming-up with the (alleged) wisdom and insight of being a 'grown-up' and it's sharpening my imagination, broadening my mind. It's all quite liberating!
So I think I'll be a great Celebrant for you if you want something different. If you plough your own furrow. Follow your own star. Go looking for faeries in the woods or UFOs in the night sky. Smile when other people say you're weird or daft or silly. Tell stories about the zombie badgers of York (or is that just me?) ;)

Paul x

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