Festival Weddings with bunting plenty of glitter pom poms and even fairies!
'Spiritual but not Religious'
People with no belief at all
Queer Affirming Ceremonies
Award-Winning Personalised Wedding Ceremonies
Hello! I'm Jess, Civil Celebrant!
Hello! I am Jess May
The Affirming Celebrant
Offering Ceremonies for couples who know what the DON'T want
working with Boho Brides since I trained in 2013
Independent & Experienced I specialise in Free-spirited, informal, joyous ceremonies. Clients always comment upon my how much they love my 'energy'. I would say that your ceremony with me will have vitality and personality.
I am often to be found outdoors in woodlands, fields, under tipis and canopies of trees, in backgardens and at weddings with a 'Festival Vibe'. I attract people who are 'spiritual but not religious', 'outdoorsy' creative types as well as those, attracted to Local wedding venues in Brighton
This year will see ceremonies involving memory candles, fields in Aberystwyth, alpacas, smoke flares, singing bowls, labyrinths, ethical butterfly releases, sage burning and lots of woodlands, pets and gorgeous people.
I am considered a Queer-Affirming Celebrant by many of this year's couples which is a great honour. I aim to be affirming to all. I often work with shy brides and people who are living with social anxiety. I also find that people book me when they are not really 'centre-stage' or 'limelight' people. They want light and fun but meaningful and not 'gimmicky' or silly.
Often my couples are quite understated and considerate people. They often tell me their main criteria is that their guests don't get bored!
This year there is even Pacobel's Canon played by a Steel Band in the middle of Wales! Those people are never going to be bored!
People find me from all over the county to celebrate with them and I feel such gratitude when I find my 'tribe'. I so hope you are one of them
Live Local Love Local preferential rates for local venues and local couples (protecting the environment and supporting local economy)
Public Transport for travelling further afield
Do not own a car
Collaboration with Local and National Artists and Designer Makers
Try to ensure ethical printing practices for marketing and print as little as possible
Environmentally Conscious lifestyle, including Plant Based Diet
I offer a 'Super Special Package' for couples who want a little extra
For these clients I include hand painted certificates, illustrated to bespoke request by Local Illustrator Sophie Pedroza
Super Special Package couples also receive a surprise box of Ethical Gifts
I have links to ethical suppliers including naturally dyed ribbons for hand-fastings and seeded paper vow booklets
I collaborate with Designer Makers wherever possible to meet the needs of a ceremony
I come with my own singing bowl!
I write bespoke ring exchanges where needed
Experienced with people living with social anxiety
Highly Qualified Communication Support Worker with Deaf People
BSL trained to Level 3
Widely experienced at collaborating with Differently Abled people
Broad experience of Mental Health issues
Creative Enabling with a Neurodiverse Theatre Company
Double Award Winning
TWIA Most Unique Wedding Ceremony 2021
TWIA Best National Celebrant (Namings) 2021
Member of The Celebrant Directory
Accredited by The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
35 five star reviews on Google Business
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