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🇬🇧 East Midlands
🇬🇧 West Midlands
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Charlie’s three favourite things are words, people and chocolate; she adores hearing real life Love Stories and the chance to share and celebrate them. Happy curled up in an armchair with a stack of books to read, and a notebook to scribble away in for hours. As a radio broadcaster for 25 years at Smooth, Heart, Radio 1 & Radio 2, Capital and LBC, welcoming guests and bringing their stories to life has provided impeccable training for her Celebrant work. As an English graduate and former West Midlands Poet Laureate, Charlie brings a high level of professional presentation, along with the bespoke ‘wordsmith’ skills. Perhaps more importantly, she’s warm, friendly, down to earth and a thoughtful listener. Usually with chocolate biscuits to share…
As an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, she has mentored and supported young people through life’s challenges, and she combines wise reassurance with a mischievous sense of humour. 15 years as a Mindfulness practitioner also means that Charlie can help you to keep calm and relaxed to really enjoy your special day. Ceremonies are all about Love, whether it’s a Wedding, Handfasting, Vow Renewal or Baby Naming and it’s a privilege to create a unique celebration of love. When not working, Charlie can be found pottering in the garden or loading the slow cooker with spicy feasts to share with family and friends. She met her soulmate online a decade ago, and he’s the perfect co-chef!
The first thing we will do is have an introductory chat, preferably with a cuppa and no obligations whatsoever. This is for your big day and my role is to listen carefully and understand exactly what you want; to discover details that will help me create your ideal ceremony. Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure, I’ll ask the right questions and together we’ll find out what you really want and design your day accordingly. This might include some traditional or religious words; perhaps an alchemy of different spiritual and cultural backgrounds? A heartfelt ceremony with profound meaning woven through with gentle humour? Or an unconventional day to wow your guests and provoke deep belly laughs? Whatever you prefer! With my journalist background, I’ll research every element to craft the ultimate day. Whatever your passion, 80’s Music, Hollywood Glamour, Ancient Woodland, Cocktails or Star Trek – we’ll find ways to include it in a bespoke ceremony that fits you perfectly. So that you ‘Live long and prosper’ as the Vulcans say… Rituals are vital to mark the significant chapters in life, and I will ensure that you cherish your celebration for many years to come. We’ll share lots of ideas and fine tune a plan for your dream day; one that reflects exactly who you are and what’s special about your love story. I don’t do standard ‘one size fits all’ Weddings, Vow Renewals or Baby Namings, and by choosing me you’ll have as many chats and revisions of your service as we need, so that your ceremony surpasses expectations. By entrusting me with the privilege of telling your story, you can be assured I’ll be on a mission to polish the words until they’re perfect, and will deliver a day for you and your guests to treasure.
I Really Love…
As a Celebrant, I really love shining the spotlight on a couple or family, and helping to make them feel extra special on their big day. Everyone deserves to feel this way, to have their story at the heart of a celebration and to share their love with family and friends. There is something unique in every ceremony, like being at a concert where the atmosphere is enhanced by each person attending, and the energy of their shared union.
Celebrating love in all its many forms is an honour and a joy, although I’m still in search of a truly waterproof mascara! When a ceremony draws to a close, whilst packing my bags to leave, I love watching the reaction of euphoric guests as they hug each other and begin the party. I’m proud to have trained and worked to obtain the NOCN Level 3 Certificate, and to be a member of F.O.I.C., where we continue to pursue excellence.