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Mark Newman – Independent Celebrant for Civil Weddings, Vow Renewals, Funerals, and Baby Naming Ceremonies

What is an Independent Celebrant

A celebrant is an individual who conducts ceremonies for life’s biggest milestones. Commonly seen at civil weddings they also officiate wedding vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies, funerals, memorials and interments. Celebrants are an inclusive alternative to clergy or registrars. They are not bound by any religions, doctrines or statute laws, meaning there is more freedom to make your ceremony personally significant to you. An independent celebrant will get to know you and understand your story of love, life or loss, working together with you to craft a ceremony from the heart with the elements you choose, whether you would prefer religious content or not. 

You can be sure that your ceremony will be tailored to you, as the day is all about you and your loved ones. 

About Mark Newman

I am a fully qualified independent civil celebrant based in Ruislip, West London. I conduct ceremonies across London and the Home Counties and can travel across the UK or internationally. 

As an independent celebrant, I am honoured to be your personal storyteller for the most significant moments in your life. I will create bespoke ceremonies, working with you to craft a memorable day for you and your loved ones. 

I have a friendly and outgoing personality, and love to make others laugh and smile. I treat each of my clients as individuals, with a professional and personal approach that brings your ceremony to life. 

My aim is to go the extra mile in creating the perfect story for you and others to reminisce about for years to come.  

I am fully trained, and a qualified member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. 


Recently Featured On Hitched

I had the honour of winning an award for my services voted by the public on Hitched - one of the top wedding planning websites in the UK. 

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Civil Celebrant Led Weddings

Your wedding is truly one of the most important days of your life, not to be forgotten. As a celebrant, I’m here to make you and your guests feel at ease, using your chosen vows, words and symbolism to create a deeply meaningful and heartfelt civil wedding ceremony .
We will work together to bring your love story to a major chapter for all relatives and friends to share, before you exchange your vows and rings, looking forward to your future life together.
I will accommodate whatever you would like to include in your wedding ceremony. It’s your day, and you deserve to celebrate it your own way. 
My goal is to make your day run smoothly, so you and your guests can have fun and feel relaxed on a glorious occasion.


Wedding Vow Renewals

Renewing your wedding vows is a special way to reaffirm your love and commitment to one another, reflecting on the good times and bad times you’ve come through. 
Many people choose to renew their vows to celebrate a milestone anniversary.
Your wedding renewal is a moment to look into your partners eyes and say to them in front of the world how much you love them and that you would do this all over again in a heartbeat.
Your ceremony can take place anywhere you want - at home, in your garden, by the sea, or even abroad. Somewhere that has a special meaning or sentimentality for you both.
Let me help you create a new everlasting memory that signifies the special bond you have together.


Child & Baby Naming Ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a meaningful and inclusive way of welcoming a new child into your family. Baby naming events bring together all your loved ones to mark the start of a new life, an adoption, or fostering. 

When a new child comes into a family, a naming ceremony is a chance for parents to affirm their love and commitment to the child and their dreams and aspirations for their future, whatever age they are.

Choosing and appointing god parents or guide parents is another memorable part of your naming ceremony. The person you choose will have a life-long relationship with your child and have a positive impact on their life. 

With my help, everything is tailored to your requirements and preferences for a truly special day.


Civil Funerals

When a loved one or friend passes on, you need someone to share your grief but also to guide and support you through what can be one of life’s most difficult times. As a civil funeral celebrant, this is where I can help.

My role at a funeral of your loved one is to join with you as you relive some of that person’s life through stories from family and friends. A civil funeral ceremony is a significant and poignant way for you all to remember all the special ways your loved one touched your lives.

I will come alongside you and help you tailor a funeral ceremony that captures your memories and gives your loved one the honour and tribute they deserve. My service is compassionate, caring, and personal when you, your family and friends need it the most.  

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