Marjorie Russell, Celebrant
Marjorie was inspired to become a Humanist Celebrant after attending a family wedding at Kelburn Castle in Largs. It was meaningful, personal and different from other ceremonies she had attended and she was blown away by the flair, fun and enthusiasm of the Celebrant. She was thinking of a career change and saw helping a couple turn their wedding dreams into reality in such a unique way was something she would really enjoy. She found out that the Celebrant was Gillian Phillips from Fuze Ceremonies and so her new journey began.
Marjorie has been a civil servant for most of her career, working with people from all walks of life. She has supported people through the most difficult times of their life, as well as celebrating their success and achievements. Recognising diversity and that everyone is unique she has coached and mentored many colleagues, encouraging them to share experiences and helping them achieve their full potential. Through this she has developed excellent listening, consultation and communication skills as well as empathy and attention to detail, skills that are essential for a good Celebrant.
Building on strong foundations laid by her parents, she has a strong bond with her close and extended family and makes a real effort to maintain those family relationships both in the UK and abroad. Having good friends and close family means there is always someone there to share the good time and the bad. She has been married to Bruce for over 30 years and has a grown-up daughter.
Marjorie is available to conduct both wedding and funeral ceremonies and is happy to cover Edinburgh and the Lothians, Borders, Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire and Perth.