…according to your wishes.

Creating your service, your way, with limitless creativity and imagination is my raison d’être.

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Vanessa Hales

Vanessa Hales


Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I’m Vanessa, a member of the Institute of Professional Celebrants – an institution I’m truly proud to be part of. I was so lucky to be trained with top class tutors from the institute who fuel excellence within the celebrant community.

I’m committed to writing bespoke scripts and creating memorable and personalised ceremonies. Each ceremony is put together according to your wishes. I cover Greater London, the Home Counties and the South-East. I travel nationally and internationally by arrangement. 

As a French-speaker, I would be delighted to include any part of the service in French language.

My Ceremonies

I offer bespoke approach to creating memorable and personalised ceremonies.

Family Ceremonies

Welcoming a new child into the family is such a momentous and joyful occasion. I would be delighted to work with you and the “life-mentors/guardian-angels” of your child to create a ceremony of celebration. Poems, readings and literary extracts can be included. You may want to include rituals such as candle lighting to add to the occasion; or you may simply want to raise a glass and cut a celebration cake.

Adopting a child is also a joyful occasion and often couples have waited a long time for this moment. Creating a day to celebrate the addition of a child into your life would be momentous and exciting.

Weddings, Vow Renewals & Unity Ceremonies

The joining of two people is a great joy. Whether you are embarking on a wonderful new chapter together, retaking vows, or you simply want a ceremonial celebration to show your commitment and unity to each other; I would be delighted to create your bespoke ceremony.

Your vows will be the deeply personal words you want to say to each other and will totally be unique. The ceremony will be whatever you want, wherever you want – the only limitation is imagination. You get to make all the decisions. Please feel at liberty to contact me for an initial discussion with no obligation at all.

Memorials & Funerals

During a time of great sadness, being able to choose a meaningful service for your loved one is so important. Attending the celebrant-led service for my late father with such a gentle and soothing approach, put me on journey to becoming a celebrant myself.

And now with much crematoria experience including committals and ceremonies to inter ashes at horticultural memorials, I will spend time with you getting to know about the life of your loved one and I will create a service according to the tone you desire.



I’d love to hear from you. If you want to know more about my ceremonies, do let me know how I can help you.


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