Ananda Shakespeare | Family Celebrant


Celebrant Services Offered

Ceremony Script Writing

Naming Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Civil Partnership Ceremonies

Renewal of Vows Ceremonies


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Ananda is a British award-winning public speaker, DJ (radio shows/weddings), emcee, voice over artist and journalist of 20 years.
Her speaking and writing skills mean that you can communicate with one person who can compose the vows that resonate to you.
Having interviewed many celebrities in her time (novelist Barbara Cartland, lead singer of Spandau Ballet – Tony Hadley, vocalist from ABC – Martin Fry, DJ Brandon Block, the UK’s first female poet laureate – Carol Ann Duffy, to name a few), Ananda will make it easy to gather the sentiments you want to share with your guests, incorporating values and beliefs that are meaningful to you.

During her career, she has worked with BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio 4, Dubai 92 and hosted her own digital radio show.
Some of the renowned publishing houses she’s worked for include: IPC Media (now Time Inc), Emap and ITP for publications such as Ideal Home (sold quarter of a million magazines a month), Middle East Economic Digest, International Wristwatch, Time Out Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Manama and Doha, as well as editing the flagship Time Out Dubai Eating Out guide and a guide book to the UAE published by Ebury in London.
Having lived in the UK, Belgium, Finland and the UAE, Ananda has an international perspective and loves meeting new people as well as bringing people together in social settings.

What’s important is putting together vows that are unique to you. Ananda will work with you closely and with integrity to put together uplifting vows for you and your guests to remember. The style and tone of the vows will be personal to you, full of solemn moments, joy and laughter in the measure that feels right for you. Equally, if you’d like to write your own vows and have a little input on them from me, that’s an option too.
Ananda is a talented speaker, but it is also her organisational skills, attention to detail and attitude to go the extra mile that mean your vows will be delivered effortlessly and memorably on your day. It is a privilege to be part of your wedding ceremony, to guide you through the steps to compose bespoke vows and deliver them with confidence to help you create memories you can cherish forever.


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