Funerals should capture and celebrate the essence of the person we have lost. Telling stories, sharing words and reminders of who they were. Indulge them.
Natalie conducts Baby Naming and Funeral Ceremonies.
Natalie has worked creatively for years as a drama facilitator, lecturer, play teacher, performer, museum educator and costumed interpreter. Utilising these skills, she has developed a number of different projects all with the possibilities of giving people a platform to share their story.
She believes that storytelling is so important when capturing the essence of a person. As a film and theatre buff, she sees that sometimes we know more about fictional characters than who surrounds us! Good storytelling can do that!
With that in mind, she had a humanist wedding ceremony. It gave the opportunity to create, share and truly convey what was important to Natalie as part of celebrating the start of her life as a wife!
The passing of her dad saw her in admiration for his humanist celebrant as his ceremony was composed by truly capturing him, his likes, loves and anecdotes. Smiles were raised amongst the tears.
This all contributed to the decision that she wanted to utilise her skills with people and become a celebrant. By giving empathy and compassion coupled with creativity and developing a ceremony befitting of a person seemed a very worthwhile path to follow. Initially she trained independently and delivered naming ceremonies.
It was only after booking a naming ceremony through Fuze to celebrate her son’s 1st birthday, she recognised that was the organisation she wanted to grow and develop with. She believes that The most bonnie storytelling with empathy makes for the most beautiful ceremonies.
Natalie is based in Glasgow and is happy to conduct Funeral Ceremonies in the Glasgow area.