George Smith, Celebrant
“I am very much a people person so I love the opportunity and freedom to work closely with couples to produce a wedding ceremony that is unique to them. The only barriers in a Humanist Wedding ceremony are the limits of your imagination!”
George is available to conduct Wedding, Baby Naming & Funeral Ceremonies
George has been conducting Humanist wedding ceremonies for a number of years and began conducting funeral ceremonies in 2014.
Having worked in Hotel Management for over 20 years, with extensive participation in wedding receptions primarily as Master of Ceremonies, George saw training as a Marriage Celebrant as a natural progression.
He now feels honoured and privileged at being more involved in the actual wedding ceremonies. George has vast experience in events organisation, combined with a love of after dinner speaking and presenting shows on Hospital Radio. These assets provide George with the type of professionalism and confidence which he believes help to provide the best possible wedding experience for couples on the happiest day of their lives.
George has built a reputation for his attention to detail which he believes is very important when receiving details of a loved one’s life story and then telling that story at the funeral. George has all the necessary qualities he believes are required to deliver very personal, moving and fitting tributes in the most professional and dignified manner.
Giving the deceased the ceremony they deserve is paramount in George’s opinion, and George feels honoured and privileged to be able to help families and friends through this most heartbreaking and stressful time.
George believes that none of us really know what happens after the committal so these words which were written by his friend Andrew to be read by George at Andrew’s funeral are quite apt.
“ I pass through this world towards eternity via the big sleep. If the Galilean fisherman should stop me, then I will realise that my faith was shallow and most probably non existent.
However if I were to be unmolested on my final journey, then this could indicate that a secular state exists, and that the final sleep will be everlasting”
George is based in Ayrshire and is happy to cover Ayrshire (North, South and East), Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire and the Greater Glasgow area.
Here are just some of the things said about George:-
“Thanks again for being part of our special day. So many people commented on how lovely and personal the ceremony was and how good you were. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend yourself or Fuze.” – Mairi & Robert
“George, i just wanted to say on behalf of us both how much of a pleasure it was to have you as a part of our wedding. Planning it with you was a pleasure and so many people commented to me on the day and the next day about how great you were. You’re a natural at this, My cousin has already asked for your details and I will recommend you to anyone that listens! Thank you so much for being part of our most amazing day xx – Pamela and Eoin
“George Smith married us at the Lochside House Hotel. The service was perfect and very personal just what we wanted. George was very friendly and cheery and we got on great with him from the first time we met up. Thanks so much! Would highly recommend George!” – Amanda Hanley