Are you having a destination wedding in the sun? Do you want a very personal end of life ceremony for a loved one who has passed. Where will your ceremony be, on a beach, on the side of a mountain, spa hotel or in a beautiful garden, serene and intimate? Whatever the ceremony or service, and wherever you want it to be, you will want it to be well written, unique to you, and you will want it to tell your story your way. You want the perfect day! Welcome to my world, a world of composing, writing and delivering stories. I spend a lot of time getting to know those involved, hearing what they want to say and the style they want to say it in. Only then will I put pen to paper. So, if you want creativity, love passion or compassion, someone who is passionate about getting it just so, then you are in the right place. I am a story teller, composing, hand writing, and delivering unique and very personal ceremonies and services in Southern Spain and the UK.
In my previous life I worked in large London law firms for 37 years. I worked with teams from all around the globe including CEOs, MPs and members of the House of Lords. I am a stepmother to two lovely children and a grandma to a gorgeous grandson. I trained as an Independent Celebrant with Terri Shanks and am a fully qualified member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. Not only did I train as a Celebrant but also moved to another country. I now live and work in Andalucía in southern Spain, surrounded by mountains, lovely beaches and close enough to Malaga to enjoy its many delights.
As an Independent Celebrant I am fully inclusive and diverse and if you wish to add a touch of spirituality to your ceremony, this can be done. For your wedding, your friends and family will witness your ceremony so the words need to be yours written by me. They need to show your personality and sense of humour, after all, who said on your wedding day you couldn’t have fun! I believe everyone should have the ceremony they desire. For an end of life celebration, you are telling the live story of the loved one you have lost, this needs to be written with care and loving compassion, mourning the loss but celebrating their life and achievements. We will work together until the final draft is exactly what you want and shouts out loud "This is it". I am a teller of stories and would love to be your Celebrant, telling your story.
Celebrant led ceremonies may be held anywhere, from your garden to a castle, a beach to a mountain. I like my weddings to be filled with love, romance, passion but most of all fun and laughter, your ceremony will come from the heart.
When conducting an end of life service, I like to tell the story of the person, who were they? What did they do?What is their life story? It will be sad in places, but we also need to speak of happy times and share your memories of the exploits, fun and laughter your loved one brought into your life, giving a full and rounded peak through the window of their life.
I am happy to conduct your ceremony anywhere in the UK or Spain, and loving to travel as I do, I am happy to travel anywhere further afield.
Why Choose Wendy
I am used to working for busy people who are short on time! Having managed teams around the world, I am used to working in different time zones and having meetings and calls at all hours. So no matter where you are in the world we will be able to work together. With me as your Celebrant I will arrive early on the day to ensure all is as it shoudl be. I only officiate at one wedding a month in order to give you my undivided attention, so if you are a little late, with me, that's how it should be!
With me as your celebrant you get my creativity, my passion and my love of writing ceremonies and telling stories.