Nancy Braid, Celebrant
“I became a humanist wedding celebrant because involving family and friends can make the marriage such a personal, intimate and memorable occasion”.
Nancy is available to conduct Wedding, Baby Naming and Funeral Ceremonies
Having worked in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years, Nancy commenced as trainee cook, whilst taking day release classes and evening classes to gain her qualifications.
She is known to follow her heart and moved to London to the “big city” to gain further knowledge in the catering and events industry, looking after events and groups of 500 upwards on a regular basis.
However, her love for Scotland was too strong and several years later she returned home.
Nancy’s knowledge of events and managing them reach new heights when she embraced working with an outside catering and events company, a very fulfilling and satisfying job whilst it allowed her to travel throughout Scotland visiting some of Scotland’s wonderful islands like Tiree, Coll and Islay, and occasionally travelling South again to manage events for the British Open Golf Championships.
It also very much placed her at the forefront acting as Master of Ceremonies for many weddings and other prestigious events announcing in all guests plus the sometimes lengthy and interestingly titled top table guests.
Over the last few years though she has chosen to specialize in weddings, which in turn has found her becoming more and more interested in Humanist weddings; the intimacy and personal involvement of friends and family truly do make this a memorable occasion, of which she feels a wish to be part of ensuring that each couple has that unique memory to take with them for the rest of their lives.
In her spare time Nancy enjoys cycling, swimming, walking and reading. She also still enjoy being hands on in the kitchen and has a reputation for “creating” unique but tasty meals for friends and family.
Nancy is based in Glasgow and is happy to cover Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire and the Greater Glasgow area.
Here are just a few things people have said about Nancy:-
“I just wanted to say thank you very much for the lovely service you gave us on Saturday. Everyone has been talking and messaging us on how beautiful, how personal and how unique the service was. We had the most incredible day ever & can’t thank you enough for the role you played in making it so special. Thanks again” – Debbie x
“I would just like to thank you for the lovely ceremeny on Saturday, a lot of people have commented to say how good and personal it was so thank you very much” – Gary
“We had a total of 3 meetings with Nancy prior to the wedding and each time she made us feel really comfortable which allowed us to speak honestly about what and how we wanted our ‘ceremony’ to run. You will agree this is not a lot of time to get to know couples but WOW what an amazing job she did with the content on the day. As well as carry off the ceremony perfectly, she also managed to calm the bride and also entertain our guests. She was so keen to make sure that we felt special on the day and she succeeded in every way. I cannot tell you how many guests commented on the beautiful service and complemented Nancy’s ability as a Celebrant and lovely person both on the day and afterwards. Thank you Fuze for the introduction and the fantastic service.” –
“Just want to say a massive thank you! You were great and really helped make our day fantastic (and I appreciated your calmness very much!). Lots of people remarked how lovely the ceremony was and how good you were.” – Kathy