Jean Steele – Wedding, Baby Naming & Funeral Celebrant
“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
Your wedding, your day…so it HAS to be your way! Personal, poignant, fun, serious, romantic, formal, themed, rustic, dramatic, traditional or anything else you want to add as long as it’s dignified and something you’ve always dreamed of! The dress, the flowers, the photos, the music all make your day special, but your ceremony defines the perfection of your special day!
I love meeting couples and hearing how they met, how, they got to this point, wanting to spend all their tomorrows together. No matter how old, young, or in the middle you are, if this is your first big day, or you’ve done it all before, if you’re looking for a ceremony that ‘does it your way’ I’d love to meet you. I’ll listen to what you want, give you ideas and explanations if you don’t know what you want, and guide you through all the possibilities as to how to personalise and create the ceremony you have always dreamed of.
A person’s life is their personal story written in time by their character, personality, their actions, beliefs, principles and their sense of humour. To fully capture that for a loved one who has passed away means they live on, they are remembered and will be remembered for all that they were, for as long as their families remember and talk about their life. Tell me about your loved one, tell me what they were like, what they loved and how they lived, what made them tick and I will write a ceremony that will help you and your family keep the memory of the person you are missing alive and well through the generations.
Jean was a teacher and has enjoyed working in a support role with children and families for over 30 years supporting families whose children have additional needs. She loves running, mainly with her two dogs for company, is in a walking group with friends, and loves swimming and being outdoors. She loves her arts and crafts, she draws, paints and sews, is an avid reader but especially loves time together with family and friends.
Jean is available for Wedding, Naming and Funeral ceremonies and is happy to travel in and around Edinburgh and surrounding areas, The Lothians, the Central belt, the Borders and the Glasgow area.
What people have said about Jean
“Our celebrant, Jean Steele, was very organised and incredibly attentive, making sure we didn’t have anything to worry about ahead of the big day. She is also genuinely invested in each of her ceremonies, making sure it’s shaped to reflect your story and the tone you want to strike on the day. Most importantly, with Jean’s guidance we were able to craft an incredibly personal ceremony that was all we’d hoped for and more. Friends and family told us it was the most personal, emotional and joyful wedding ceremony they’d ever been part of, and it was honestly the absolute highlight of an otherwise wonderful day. We wouldn’t have had it any other way – and can’t recommend Jean as a celebrant and all-round wonderful human enough”. Rachel & Jac Stratham
“Jean Steele – AMAZING!! Kevin and I got married at Balmule House, Dunfermline by Jean Steele. From the very first email Jean sent us I got a great felling and knew we would really like her!! That feeling was backed up right from our first meeting, every meeting and email after to the day of the wedding and afterwards!! Our ceremony was everything we wanted it to be and more, it was totally us and that’s all down to Jean!! We have had so many compliments from guests on how amazing, relaxed and funny our ceremony was!! It was just us!! We genuinely cannot thank Jean enough. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for helping us make the happiest memories ever!”
“Jean Steele conducted our ceremony on Saturday 1st June. From the moment we first met Jean we knew she was the perfect choice. The whole process was relaxed, easy and stress free. We loved meeting with Jean and telling her our story, and she was incredibly generous with her time, we felt so looked after. The little reminders of the legal bits required and the things we still had to do were very much appreciated. Jean gave us suggestions for the ceremony and encouraged us to create something which was beyond what we could have ever imagined. She was also so kind to our son and helped us to make him a part of it with the sand ceremony and the handing over of rings. The ceremony was beautiful, fun, relaxed and emotional. Our guests loved how unique and thoughtful the ceremony was and were so impressed by Jean’s warmth, humour and personable nature. We are so grateful to Jean for creating and conducting such a memorable and meaningful ceremony, it was the highlight of an incredibly special day. We really have made a friend for life in Jean. Thanks so much!” Sarah & Jamie Fowler
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