Your Personalised Wedding and Funeral Celebrant based in Leicestershire

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Welcome and thanks for visiting Your Special Ceremony. A professionally trained and experienced civil celebrant can make a special difference to your funeral, wedding or naming ceremony. Your ceremony will be totally personalised with meaningful content that reflects the person/s who are being celebrated. You are my priority and you day is important to me too.

As your independent bespoke wedding and funeral ceremony celebrant in Leicestershire, together we can create your perfect personalised life events ceremonies. My work takes me futher across certain parts of the Midlands and UK. I offer a range of different cermonies for all aspects of life celebration from birth to death and anything in between. My main aim is to help you to create the perfect personalised ceremony to reflect your personalities and preferences. As a bespoke wedding ceremony celebrant in Leicestershire my role is to assist you to create lasting moments of love as you take your vows together at the start of your new life together.


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Types of Ceremonies Performed

Ceremonies Available to Clients:

o Weddings (including Handfasting)
o Funeral (End of Life Celebration)
o Vow Renewals
o Naming ceremony
o Pet Ceremonies


Bespoke wedding and funeral ceremony celebrant in Leicestershire

Jacqui Tillyard  wedding celebrant

My name is Jacqui Tillyard. I’m an Independent Wedding and Funeral Celebrant. I’m a Brummie by birth but am based in Leicestershire. Part of my role as celebrant is getting to know you as a couple or a family. We liaise closely to get your day just right. I will capture and tell your love or life story. I will write and develop a unique script which reflects your individual ideas, meaningful words and heartfelt thoughts. This ceremony will be crafted focusing totally on you, at your chosen venue and its written just for you.

Pick the right person to lead your ceremony

Your celebration ceremony is really important. Chosing the right bespoke wedding ceremony celebrant in Leicestershire is key. Your choice of celebrant will influence how special your day becomes for you and everyone joining in your celebrations. Planning ahead is vital. Your ceremony will be my top priority. This means you can relax and focus on creating magical memories. You will have access to me during the planning stages. This means you get guidance from me through every step of the way. We will develop a unique final script that reflect your special ceremony.

Selecting the right celebrant is vital, We are involved in creating the right ambiance. We aim to put everyone at ease, We help you to create and say the right vows. We tell your love story, ensuring all key family and friends are involved in your ceremony should you wish to have them participate! We will help craft, rehearse and conduct the ceremony just how you want it. There are no set scripts. As a professional celebrant, I write your ceremony from scratch. I work with you so your ceremony is totally unique, individual and intimate with you in mind.

wedding celebrant trained with FOIC
wedding celebrant trained with FOIC

Qualified, Trained and Excellenct

I hold a Certificate in both Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy and am a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants you can rest assured my experience and training will provide you with the best professional service possible.

You are assured of excellence and a high quality standard of work whenever you hire me.

Unique Wedding Ceremonies, personalised for you

Who I love to work with

My ideal clients are generally ‘second time around’ couples. They are looking for a wedding with a difference. You are generally a more mature couple maybe in your 40’s/50’s. You want an intimate wedding with all the special people there rather than the more traditional big thing. You want to personalise and customise. It’s got to be fun and relaxed, upbeat and inclusive and elegant. The themes of vibrant, happy and memorable are important factors in your ultimate wedding day. You want someone who ‘gets’ you from the start. Someone who you can totally trust to confidently deliver the main event so you can focus on one another.

Choosing to work with me as your dedicated bespoke celebrant will allow us to work closely together. We can tailormake your ceremony to fit your specific requirements. You can add in whatever is most meaningful to you. Your ceremony will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Where do I work location wise?

Your bespoke wedding and funeral celebrant, serves clients based in Leicestershire and surrounding counties across the Midlands. If you are thinking of holding a ceremony outside of the region, perhaps somewhere more exotic, lets still talk I may still be able to help!

Selecting me as your dedicated bespoke celebrant will allow us to work closely together. We can tailormake your ceremony to fit your specific requirements. You can add in whatever is most meaningful to you so that your ceremony is memorable for all the right reasons.

Your bespoke wedding and funeral celebrant, serves clients based in Leicestershire, Northants, Warks, Rutland, Birmingham and further across the Midlands. If you are thinking of holding a ceremony elsewhere, perhaps somewhere exotic, lets still talk I may still be able to help!

Some Considerations for your ceremony

 Religious

If you attend church or religious place of worship a regular basis, you would probably prefer your ceremony to be led by a religious person, that’s fine.
You won’t require my services.
If however, you don’t go to church often but still wish to have hymns and prayers along with other stuff, I have no problem including them in your ceremony.

Spiritual Aspects

There are, however, a growing number of people no longer follow a religious faith, These people prefer a non-religious ceremony. Some couples have different backgrounds that are culturally or religiously diverse so instead choose to a celebrant lead ceremony to include everyone.

Weddings in Alternative Spaces

Some people simply cannot have a ceremony in traditional wedding venues. For this reason a celebrant can offer the perfect solution particularly to same sex couples. They may have previously been too restricted with choice. Now my same sex couples can have the opportunity to create a really personalised experience. Often licenced premises can be costly and add to your budget. With a celebrant led wedding, we can perform your ceremony in alternative spaces often costing a lot less to hire. We can also conduct ceremonies in outdoor spaces (weather permitted and permission granted to use by the land or venue owner).


Using a Registrar – Legally Bound, Set Words, no personalisation

Registrars can perform non-religious ceremonies. They are however are governed by regulations about where the ceremony can be held and the words that the ceremony must contain. they have to conduct ceremonies in council premises or licenced venues. They can legally marry you by conducting the set legal script.
Some people are ok with this, and that’s fine. But if you want an unusual venue (or an outdoor one), then a registrar cannot conduct ceremonies outdoors. Maybe you want particular words in your ceremony? If so, a registrar will not be the best choice as they cannot do that for you unlike a celebrant.

Tailormade, ‘one off’ wedding ceremony celebrant in Leicestershire – Distinctive and Flexible

A registrar is limited to perform a marriage in a licenced premise or registry office. A celebrant can conduct wedding ceremonies almost anywhere you choose. They can be indoors or outdoors, often at any time too.
Above all, a professional celebrant can help you to plan and create a customised ceremony. One that reflects exactly what you want. We bring your personality into the day. The ceremony can include any special words, readings or music, indiviudally crafted vows to completely personalise the day. Your ceremony can also involve other people, such as children and other family members. Your event will be a unique as you.

Celebrant-conducted civil partnership/wedding ceremonies can also include rituals and spiritual aspects if you wish. These can include rose ceremony, sand ceremony, unity candle or handfasting, to make the ceremony even more memorable.