Argyll

Our fabulous team of fully trained, insured and disclosure checked Celebrants cover the length and breadth of Scotland (and beyond), so simply click on your location and read all about the Celebrants that cover your area. Celebrants will travel up to 50 miles for no additional fee; however, mileage will be charged at 50p per mile thereafter. The majority of our Celebrants are very happy to travel outwith their specified regions, so please feel free to get in touch and ask for an individual quote.

Gillian Phillips

2020-03-27T09:59:59+00:00

Gillian Phillips, Celebrant"Whatever you dream you can do.  Begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!"

Gillian is available to conduct Wedding and Baby Naming Ceremonies.

Gillian has been involved in helping people for most of her working life and loves the challenge of trying to fulfil wishes and to make things happen!

She returned to Scotland at the beginning of 2012, after nearly 7 years in Spain, where she taught Business English and Presentation Skills to the medical profession.  Additionally, she has many years of experience working for the government, in a training and advisory capacity and also in an events organisational role for a major charity.

In her spare time, Gillian is a volunteer guide for the National Trust for Scotland, which combines her love of art, historical houses and talking to visitors!

Working as a marriage officer for Fuze Ceremonies brings all her communication and people skills together in a very professional package.

Gillian is looking forward to helping you plan your unique and magical ceremony.

Gillian is happy to cover all Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife.

Nancy Braid

2020-03-27T09:41:12+00:00

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.

Wendy Dallas

2020-03-27T09:31:21+00:00

Wendy Dallas, Celebrant"I love helping people turn their wedding dreams into reality. Every wedding is special and my role is to help you create a day you will remember forever".

Wendy is available to conduct Wedding and Funeral ceremonies

Wendy will help you plan whatever type of ceremony you are dreaming of, whether it's a wedding, a baby naming or a renewal of vows. She believes that anything is possible and she will work with you to create those magic moments. Wendy's background is in education. She has worked with learners in many countries and loves meting new people. The role of celebrant is ideal for her people and communication skills. She is an accomplished public speaker with a sense of fun.

She also believes that every life is full of shared memories and cherished moments. Every life is a story to be told. She will help you find peace and comfort by conducting a very sensitive and dignified funeral service.

Wendy is based in Dumbarton and can travel to East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Argyll & Bute, North & East Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Susan Krenbrenk

2020-03-27T09:28:41+00:00

Susan Krenbrenk, Celebrant

"I love meeting couples and hearing all about their love story and lives, and feel honoured to be able to help them design their own bespoke ceremony".

Susan is available to conduct Wedding and Funeral ceremonies.

Susan's background is travel, and was fortunate enough to work onboard cruise ships in the entertainment department. During this time, Susan came into contact with many couples getting married onboard which she found a delight. It was an amazing time meeting people from all walks of life, before settling in her beloved Scotland.

Susan became a Humanist Celebrant as her own wedding was a Humanist service, and in the build up to their wedding and speaking with their celebrant closely, Susan loved how personal the whole experience was. So many of our guests commented on how personal the service was, and how it really captured them as individuals and as a couple. It was this experience and having attended other Humanist weddings, which made Susan interested in finding out more about Humanism, she really felt a connection to it, and also how much she would love to have the privilege to be part of a couple’s day - training to become a Humanist Celebrant was the natural thing to do.

Susan is based in Glasgow, and is happy to travel to Ayrshire (North, South and East). Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

John Leo Scott

2020-03-27T09:18:09+00:00

John Leo Scott, Celebrant

"Marriage is a big commitment which I take seriously and I realise it takes more than love to bind a couple together".

John is available for Weddings Ceremonies, Baby Naming Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies.

Coming from a restaurant background, John has gained a wealth of experience working with the public and decided to make the leap into the world of Celebranting three years ago.  Since then, he's never looked back! John says "it’s a wonderful job conducting ceremonies in some of the most beautiful venues in Scotland, where the bridal party and guests are in great spirits and I get to share in the euphoria."

John has been married for a mahoosive 23 years and has two beautiful girls aged 20 and 19, not to forget his gorgeous fur-baby, Dave the Groodle (retriever/poodle), who brings him joy every single day.  When he's not Celebranting and walking Dave, John loves to snowboard, road cycle and cyclo cross, and is also involved in his local Amateur Dramatics and was last to be seen on stage when he appeared in was Kipps (Half a Sixpence) where he had two parts, chalk and cheese, one a wealthy architect called Mr Maxwell, the other Uncle Bert, the main characters surrogate father.

For John, marriage is a big commitment, which he takes seriously and realises it takes more than love to bind a couple together. John loves getting to know couples, sharing in their happiness and delivering unique Ceremonies with his signature, relaxed, laid back warm and welcoming style, laced with smiles and lots of laughter. Most couples he's married have witnessed him getting emotional, he can't help it : )   

John 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.

Thomas Slavin

2020-03-27T08:41:23+00:00

Thomas Slavin, Celebrant

"It's your day, it should be special. Let me help you make it phenomenal".

Thomas is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies.

Whether it’s your Wedding, Civil Partnerships or Funeral, the day should be bespoke and exactly what you want. Using his knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and passion Thomas will help you create the perfect ceremony.

Thomas strongly believes that no two lives are the same and as such celebrating the end of a loved one's life should be as unique and bespoke as possible. Grief frequently creates overwhelming feelings of negativity and hopelessness sometimes stopping us focusing on the joy, inspiration and memories our departed have left behind.

Thomas's ultimate goal is to provide a tailored, personal and fitting tribute that will not only ensure the best possible send off but also bring comfort and a sense of peace to all.

As a people person Thomas's career has taken him on a varied, somewhat exciting path. He has always worked with the public and enjoy all aspects of public speaking. Often described as having an infectious, humorous but ultimately caring personality he considers it an honour and the utmost privilege to be able to assist anyone who should require guidance, comfort or help in the preparation and delivery of the ceremony.

Thomas has one son and has been with his partner for 13 years and in a civil partnership for 11 years and looks forward to many many more.

Elizabeth McConnell

2020-03-27T08:38:01+00:00

Elizabeth McConnell, Celebrant

"Creating wonderful memories when planning your wedding and preparing for marriage is something that’s so important and I enjoy working with couples to help them develop something personal and unique. I also want to help families arranging a funeral to make sure their loved one’s story is told and celebrated at what is a very difficult time".

Elizabeth is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies, Baby Namings &  Funerals Ceremonies.

It’s all about you! Whether that’s creating the most wonderful day to celebrate your wedding or capturing the essence of a loved one when it’s time to say goodbye, Elizabeth believes that everyone has their own unique story to tell.

She will work closely with you to develop the perfect ceremony, helping you to choose the best way to reflect your personalities. From choosing your vows to deciding how you want to share your story, Elizabeth will be with you to make sure you create wonderful memories. She will help you to make your day as personal as possible and it can be as formal or as informal as you are.

When it comes to the end of life, Elizabeth feels that it’s just as important to have a personal celebration that captures the essence of your loved one. Attending funerals the last few years, she was struck by how impersonal some of the services were, even when the person was known to the celebrant. When reflecting on this, Elizabeth’s friends suggested to her that she would be ideally suited to spending time with bereaved families and sharing the story of their loved one.

She was attracted to the Fuze Foundation because of their commitment to reflect the wishes of the family and their contribution to addressing funeral poverty and funeral affordability.

Elizabeth lives in Cumbernauld with her 2 grown-up children and is happy to conduct weddings and funerals across North and South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling or throughout Scotland.