top of page

 About me

Being a part of your special day is the

best job in the world. 

As a family celebrant it is my privilege

to craft your bespoke celebration.

Marking precious milestones,

telling your story from the heart,

it's all about you and your family,

every word is a reflection

of your journey.

I live in a pretty village in the

Scottish Borders with my husband

and our dog Nella. I have three grown

children - now stepping out on their own,

and three beautiful grandchildren.

If you have always dreamt of a ceremony

under the stars, or an intimate gathering beside

 the river, as your celebrant we can create that

magical, memorable ceremony

 anywhere, anytime.


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Lao Tzu on Love

hand fast.jpeg


Celebrations of Life


The loss of someone close to us

 is an incredibly difficult time.

Sometimes a formal service does not feel appropriate when we feel there is so much more to share.

Allow me to create a personal ceremony that not only reflects your wishes, but respects theirs too.

As your celebrant I can help you and your family pay tribute to your loved one in a way that honours

and celebrates their memory.


As your wedding celebrant I will create your celebration with all the special details that you choose, it's your day,

and it's your story.

 I can help you achieve your dream ceremony, a unique reflection of your joy in finding one another. 


Traditional or contemporary,

I tailor the celebration around your wishes, incorporating hand written sentiments, old and new customs, 

and unique vows.



Naming & Welcome

We all want to celebrate the arrival

of new babies and children

into our families.

I am delighted to chat to you about the ways in which we can craft this lovely ceremony to bring together all the generations.

A celebration to mark the start of their new journey with you, in exactly the way that suits you best, at home,

out of doors, or among friends at a family gathering.



'' My family can't praise Amanda enough for the eloquent and sympathetic way she helped us with Dads funeral Service. Her warmth and understanding of exactly what Dad wanted in his service was such a comfort. Her guidance and professionalism on the day were exemplary but what struck everyone who attended the service was the genuine care and understanding she showed to us and everyone else who was there remembering Dad. He would be so proud of our choice of Celebrant. Thank you so much x.

Austin and Claire ''

'We feel Amanda made our wedding day far more personal and special for us as a couple. We loved how she included our family in the ceremony and how they all had a special part to play. Our wedding was very intimate. She created our personal story and vows and she made it the most perfect day, the very best it could be. She came up with lots of creative ideas to make it extra special for us, including hand fasting.  She comes highly recommended and remains a special part of our day and always will.'
Mr & Mrs Morrison


 Amanda .. Thank you so much for doing such a lovely service for Dougie.

 It was a beautiful and honest eulogy of his life,

with a perfect balance of humour and solemnity....

You did him proud and I'm sure he would have been happy

with the way he had been portrayed.

Still can't believe that larger than life fella is not going to come around the corner

with his window wound down and music blaring,

for his tea ever again.

Shirley Fender and Ronnie Patterson

Amanda, thank you so much for yesterday. The ceremony was so beautiful, how blessed we were with the weather. It was just perfect and everyone was commenting on how lovely it was so thank you for the wonderful words you put together for us. 

The rest of the day was amazing, we loved every minute of it. Will send through some photos when they come through. 

You have such a warm and calming presence. After the nerves of walking down the aisle, I felt immediately relaxed once the ceremony started and couldn’t have asked for anyone better to marry us. Thank you again 

Flora & Andrew Montgomery

IMG-4611 (1).jpg

Numbers were heavily restricted within the church and it was important to us

that our daughter was welcomed into both the family and her community.

Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful service you did for Poppy,

you brought sparkle to the gathering and circled our family in love. 

We cannot imagine a more perfect way to have celebrated

our daughters arrival. Thank you Amanda.

Heather & Daniel

bottom of page