Ayrshire

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.

George Smith

2020-03-27T09:57:08+00:00

George Smith, Celebrant

"I am very much a people person so I love the opportunity and freedom to work closely with couples to produce a wedding ceremony that is unique to them. The only barriers in a Humanist Wedding ceremony are the limits of your imagination!"

George is available to conduct Wedding, Baby Naming & Funeral Ceremonies

George has been conducting Humanist wedding ceremonies for a number of years and began conducting funeral ceremonies in 2014.

Having worked in Hotel Management for over 20 years, with extensive participation in wedding receptions primarily as Master of Ceremonies, George saw training as a Marriage Celebrant as a natural progression.

He now feels honoured and privileged at being more involved in the actual wedding ceremonies. George has vast experience in events organisation, combined with a love of after dinner speaking and presenting shows on Hospital Radio. These assets provide George with the type of professionalism and confidence which he believes help to provide the best possible wedding experience for couples on the happiest day of their lives.

George has built a reputation for his attention to detail which he believes is very important when receiving details of a loved one’s life story and then telling that story at the funeral.   George has all the necessary qualities he believes are required to deliver very personal, moving and fitting tributes in the most professional and dignified manner.

Giving the deceased the ceremony they deserve is paramount in George’s opinion, and George feels honoured and privileged to be able to help families and friends through this most heartbreaking and stressful time. George believes that none of us really know what happens after the committal so these words which were written by his friend Andrew to be read by George at Andrew’s funeral are quite apt. “ I pass through this world towards eternity via the big sleep.  If the Galilean fisherman should stop me, then I will realise that my faith was shallow and most probably non existent. However if I were to be unmolested on my final journey, then this could indicate that a secular state exists, and that the final sleep will be everlasting”

George 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.

Mo Ackroyd

2020-03-27T09:55:08+00:00

Mo Ackroyd, Celebrant

"Everyone should be able to choose what they want to say at their Ceremony whether it is a Wedding, Civil Service, Vows exchange or Baby Naming.   It’s a very personal event in their lives and should be remembered for all the right reasons".

Mo is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies, Baby Naming Ceremonies & Funeral Ceremonies.

Mo is also a professional, well organised and creative Events  Manager who brings a natural ability to work independently or as part of a team in a multi-tasking and challenging role.  She loves meeting new people and helping them to achieve the ceremony they desire.

As a Humanist Celebrant Mo believes your day should be exactly that – YOUR day! She can help you choose the service you really want and will help guide you with various rituals, vows, poems and readings

Mo is always full of new ideas and likes to keep up to date with the latest Wedding trends! She can help you in the build up to your Big Day or even on the day to ensure that all your carefully laid plans are executed the way you want them and you can relax and enjoy the day.

Originally from the West Coast Mo now lives in Edinburgh.

Mo is happy to cover Edinburgh and Lothians, Borders, Perth, Fife, Stirling, Gourock and Greenock area.

Cindy Cosgrove

2020-03-27T09:50:34+00:00

Cindy Cosgrove, Celebrant

"My favourite part of the ceremony? The moment the couple’s eyes meet each other’s as they enter to walk up the aisle! It’s priceless and you can just feel the LOVE!".

I love the freedom having a Humanist Ceremony allows couples. We are so lucky in Scotland to marry pretty much anywhere. I have had the pleasure of marrying couples in some of the most unique and beautiful locations. From castles, to gardens, hotels, country houses, intimate restaurants and even Loch Side, it’s important to me that everything about the ceremony reflects the couple.

With a First Class Honours Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management Cindy has been working with Fuze Ceremonies and on behalf of the Fuze Foundation since 2012. She has a passion to make a difference and is always keen for a new challenge. When she’s not marrying couples and conducting ceremonies Cindy works for the charity SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). As part of the fundraising team Cindy looks after community fundraising across Scotland and supports individuals who want to fundraise to support Scotland’s mental health.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, in amongst fundraising and conducting ceremonies Cindy enjoys taking part in several events to support various charities. You can often find her racking up the mileage in her trainers and she has completed 4 marathons to date including the London Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon, Stirling Marathon and most recently Mhor Marathon!

All of this coupled with her Humanist beliefs and genuine drive for helping others, training as a Humanist marriage celebrant was a natural progression for Cindy and she feels honored to be able to help couples celebrate and commemorate life’s milestones.

Originally from the Highlands of Scotland but now based in Glasgow, Cindy is happy to conduct ceremonies in Ayrshire (North, South and East), Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, the Greater Glasgow area and Inverness-shire.

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.

Michael Hines-Mackay

2020-03-27T09:36:01+00:00

Michael Hines-Mackay"There are few days more wonderful to be found than celebrating a couple’s wedding day and to be part of that experience is a great privilege and honour".

Michael is available to conduct Wedding Ceremonies.

Everyone’s wedding day is unique and personal to the couple and Michael firmly believes that should be reflected in the ceremony and the way in which the couple wish to celebrate and declare their love for each other.

From the first steps of tailoring your ceremony to taking you through the big day with creativity and calm, Michael is a highly skilled public speaker and writer.

Michael has worked in the creative industries for many years and is used to working with people, looking after all the aspects of your big day, from first meetings to final best wishes and will create a bespoke wedding ceremony for you.

Based in Glasgow, Michael 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.

Evelyn Robertson

2020-03-27T09:34:08+00:00

Evelyn Robertson, Celebrant"I enjoy meeting new people and performing ceremonies in some of the most spectacular venues in Scotland and hope to do so for many years to come".

Evelyn has worked as a marriage officer for many years, both with the local authority in Falkirk as a Registrar and now at Fuze as a Humanist Celebrant and is available to conduct Wedding, Baby Naming & Funeral Ceremonies throughout Central Scotland.

Evelyn enjoys meeting new people and performing ceremonies in some of the most spectacular venues in Scotland.  Falkirk based, Evelyn is happy to travel to Stirling, Perth and Kinross, Fife, the Lothians, (Mid, East and West), Clackmannanshire, North and South Lanarkshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, Greater Glasgow area, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

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.

George McLean

2020-03-27T08:57:13+00:00

George McLean, Celebrant

"I pride myself in helping my couples to create their own perfect ceremony that showcases exactly why they are publicly committing their love for one another. Marriage is a huge commitment so it’s vitally important to me that I work alongside them to achieve the most memorable of days".

George is available to conduct Wedding and Naming Ceremonies.

George was introduced to Humanist Wedding ceremonies when one of his daughters chose to get married using Fuze Ceremonies. He also took part in the service and performed the Hand Fasting symbolic gesture. He really enjoyed the freedom that a Humanist ceremony gives a couple, making the ceremony even more memorable for the newlyweds, family and guests. From then he was hooked and decided to become a celebrant himself.

George is married to Alison and they are looking forward to celebrating 30 years married in 2018. He has 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters and is very much a family man. His strong family values shine through in his role as a Humanist Celebrant.

George has a professional background in HR and Learning & Development, which has made his transition into becoming a celebrant easy. He uses his consulting, listening and great communication skills to the max and always ensures he listens to the couple and guides them in the creation of a safe and dignified personal ceremony.

George is based in Coatbridge and is happy to conduct your Wedding Ceremony in North & South Lanarkshire, Glasgow and surrounding area, West Lothian & Edinburgh, East and West Dumbarton, Ayrshire, Falkirk and Stirling areas.

Please feel free to watch my video where I talk a little more about what I do and why working as a Humanist Celebrant is important to me - https://youtu.be/fpeLMfX81uo

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.

Christopher Griffin

2020-03-27T08:36:10+00:00

Christopher Griffin, Celebrant

"It would be an honour to help you celebrate your special day".

Christopher is available for Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies.

He is very proud to be a Celebrant with Fuze and it is a privilege and honour for him when he is asked to contribute to the significant events that spark the greatest emotions during our lives.

After attending many Humanist ceremonies - Christopher developed a keen interest in becoming a Humanist Celebrant using the skills and experience he has gained in his personal life and over his professional career.

As a Humanist Celebrant Christopher aims to conduct and deliver sincere and thoughtful ceremonies that are wholly befitting of the occasion.

Christopher has a caring, approachable disposition coupled with good listening skills and a calm demeanour. He enjoys meeting people, hearing their stories and working with them to develop a personal ceremony that celebrates their special day.

He is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University and the Open Business School. A very experienced customer focused, business development, business management and operations executive with 30 years of success working locally and globally across multiple market sectors.

He is an effective communicator in one to one meetings and also in larger meetings, including public speaking events at exhibitions and conferences.

Christopher is based in the Rutherglen area and is available for Wedding Ceremonies and Funeral Ceremonies covering the Borders and across the central belt including Glasgow, South and North Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Lothian.

Debbie Daly

2020-03-27T08:31:10+00:00

Debbie Daly, Wedding & Funeral Celebrant

“I’m passionate about empowering people to empower themselves.”

Allow Debbie to join you to celebrate the milestone events of your unique life. It may be a time when you want the world to know that you have found a love that will last throughout life’s journey. Or alternatively, it may be a time to say farewell to a precious family member, friend or partner.

Debbie’s aim is to support you to achieve your perfect celebration, capturing your ideas and beliefs without restriction. She considers it a privilege & honour to be part of creating something special & important. None more so than creating that final farewell; celebrating the life of a loved one.

Debbie has been happily married since 2000 & lives in Glasgow.

She has studied Hotel Management, managed a Recycling Company but since 2004 has worked in the voluntary sector supporting vulnerable women & children. This has nurtured her ability to be professional but empathetic, caring & understanding of people’s situation. Debbie loves people & has gained vast experience supporting people to get where they want to be. She embraces diversity & strives for equality. These passions have fuelled her drive to become a Humanist Celebrant.

Debbie loves to travel, experiencing different cultures, beliefs & broadening life’s journey of people. She also likes to experience different gastronomies.

Debbie is happy to cover Greater Glasgow; Loch Lomond & The National Park; East & West Dunbartonshire; Inverclyde; Renfrewshire & East Renfrewshire; North, South & East Ayrshires; Argyll; Stirlingshire; North & South Lanarkshire; West Lothian. Please contact her if outside these areas as all will be considered.

Carole Taylor

2020-05-27T08:49:29+01:00

Carole Taylor, Celebrant

Carole is available to conduct Wedding and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies.

Having attended her first Humanist Wedding in Australia, Carole noticed how different this type of ceremony was compared to others she had attended previously. She felt it was more relaxed, enjoyable and most importantly, it was all about the couple. It was much more personal and everyone could relate to the story told by the Celebrant. It involved the guests more too which was nice.

As Carole is planning her own wedding for December this year, herself and her partner decided they wanted a Humanist Wedding. It was after meeting with their Celebrant that Carole decided to look into becoming a Celebrant herself as she was intrigued by it all and wanted to find out more. After contacting Fuze and meeting with them, it confirmed that this was what she wanted to do.

Planning your big day is a big deal and it’s important to have the right person deliver your ceremony in a way that is special, unique, personal and all about the couple. Telling a story that your guests can relate to and fill in the blanks that some people might not know about how your journey began. Also bringing a bit of light-heartedness and humour, when appropriate of course. Being part of and providing a specially tailored ceremony for the biggest day of your life is a privilege.

Carole is quite down to earth, is very easy to chat to and is always up for a challenge. She will definitely put you at ease and you can trust that she will deliver your perfect day just the way you want it, and then some. Carole’s moto in life is “if you don’t ask the question, you won’t know the answer”. So please feel free to ask.

Carole is based in Aryshire and is happy to cover all Wedding & Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in Ayrshire.