Who am I?

This is me

Hi, my name is Helen.

I’m an Independent Celebrant creating beautiful and meaningful ceremonies, to support you in marking the life events that are important to you; performed professionally with love, trust and authenticity.

Based on the Essex/Suffolk border, I serve clients across East Anglia and internationally.

What does being an ‘independent’ celebrant mean?

Being independent means that I don’t subscribe to any one set of beliefs in my work with couples and families…and this leaves you free to choose: be as traditional or non-traditional as you like.

Does that mean you’re a Humanist Celebrant? No. Some Humanist are Celebrants, but not all Celebrants are Humanist. As an Independent Celebrant, I do not have to be Humanist, or belong to any other belief system. This means that we can create a ceremony, together, that is completely non-religious or; include elements of religion and/or other types of spirituality into your ceremony (should you wish).

What’s The Authentic Celebrant all about?

It’s all about supporting you in creating your own traditions and an authentic experience to remember – whether that’s celebrating the love between you and your partner; bringing your blended family together;  introducing your baby to the world; celebrating a life well lived or; honouring the loss of a life that’s touched our own, in a way you can’t explain. 

One thing I’ve learned from my life experiences is that life is too short to follow (all) the rules! There is time and space for tradition, but why wouldn’t you mark the life events that are  important to you, in your own way?! Some of the best ceremonies I’ve been privileged to witness are those that were simple, heartfelt and ‘just right’ for the people at the centre of it.

What’s important to you is important to me too…

I hold the values of love, trust and authenticity close to my heart and are key in how I run The Authentic Celebrant…


Whether you’re celebrating a joyous occasion or honouring a loss, you deserve to have it created with love at the heart of it.


It’s incredibly important to be able to trust one another. I’ll be with you every step of the way through the planning stage all the way through to the ceremony itself..


Allow your authentic selves to shine through your unique ceremony and stay true to what’s important to you.

Alongside these values I always strive to be as eco-conscious as possible – that means that when I print ceremony scripts or send a ‘congratulations’ card, I always try to source sustainable and recycled products; I use 100% renewable energy to power my home and office;  I even run my website with a provider committed to the environment too (check out Kualo’s green commitment)


Just as you are unique , your celebrant is too.…so why choose me?

With a gentle spirit and genuine passion to support you in creating your dream ceremony, I’m so excited to guide you through the different elements that can go into your ceremony…all the old traditions and discovering what they mean; creating new ones and sharing their meaning with everyone; incorporating them into a heart centred ceremony that feels authentic. I strongly believe that whatever the occasion, you deserve a magical ceremony experience that will allow you to be your authentic selves.

“I listen; to understand your story and what’s important to you.”

It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of your day. And I’ll bring with me all of my expertise and knowledge- as a former Registrar, working in the hospitality industry, and of course as a Celebrant – to create your perfect, meaningful and beautiful  ceremony. And I’ll be there every step of the way from concept and planning through to the day itself to support and guide you.

Which Ceremony can I help you create traditions for?

Wondering what you could include in your ceremony?

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the possibilities?

Allow me to be your supporter, guide and Celebrant – let’s create something magical together!