Born and raised in Aberdeen, to Anglo-Indian and Anglo-Irish Parents, number 8 of a family of 10, with 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Growing up in a large family gave me the experience of finding my voice but also knowing the importance of listening to others.
Now a mother of three, stepmother to one, knowing the importance of being able to express yourself freely was an important skill for my children to learn and in doing so, gave them the sense of belonging.
With this invaluable knowledge, I am able to offer a personalised ceremony, solely catered around the client and their wishes. Allowing them to shape the ceremony they are looking for, a sense of the ceremony, belonging to them.
My working life has been mainly within education – classroom assistant, pupil mentor and teaching support, being my role in various schools in Aberdeen and South Ayrshire. While in these roles I went on to study part time at Aberdeen University – gaining my Counselling Skills 1-4 modules, then onto further study in grief counselling and volunteered for Cruse Bereavement.
The skills, learned both on the course and within volunteering, will allow for a funeral ceremony, which is both comforting and fitting for the family. Working with a wide range of people and ages I can communicate effectively, giving support and guidance required in delivering a ceremony family will be happy and comfortable with.
When my husband and I were to marry, it was to be the 2nd time for us both and we knew our wedding ceremony, needed to be a true reflection of ourselves. Unique, inclusive and memorable, something which was achieved with the help of our celebrant, family and friends.
From this positive experience, I wish to give others the same joy and pleasure we gained and allow them to plan the wedding of their dreams. A day of love and happiness which will forever remain in their hearts and memories.
Be it a Wedding, Vow Renewal, Naming Ceremony, Funeral or Memorial, it will be written with empathy, sensitivity and creativity but ultimately written with the person, persons in mind.
In my spare time, I am a vintage Vespa driver and music lover – going to gigs and scooter rallies across the country. Spending time with my family as much as possible, collecting vintage clothes, furniture, home accessories and knickknacks. I am also a small-time record collector who does the occasional DJing, alongside my husband and sons.