Wedding Celebrant Ellie Farrell based in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Ellie Farrell | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Hi, I’m Ellie and I am a wedding and funeral celebrant based Whitby, and I travel all over North Yorkshire and the UK to perform ceremonies.

Wedding customs and traditions have always been a personal interest, with alternative weddings and ceremonies favoured, hence the company name Alternative Ceremonies UK.

2019 | A New Year could mean a A New Career! | Short Story Competition

  A Celebrant Tale Short Story Competition FREE to Enter   WIN a Distance Learning Course |  Diploma in Family & Funeral Celebrancy   which currently costs £1235 with all the associated benefits.   2019 | New Year could mean a New Career   Time to get your thinking caps on. If you have been considering a change in career[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 4 of 4

Farewells and Funerals A Mourning Flower The Circle of Life will, of course, turn and there will be times when we experience great sadness. When someone we love dies the initial shock and distress can be overwhelming. We are barely able to think or process information but during these most difficult days we are faced[…]

Civil Celebrants | Blogs & Social Media

So you now have a website, a facebook, twitter, linkedin & pinterest account – What are you doing with them?   Let’s be honest – most of you are doing little or nothing, some of you are active but not on a regular basis and a few of you are very active and reaping the[…]

Become a Civil Celebrant | Have you got what it takes?

Thought of becoming a Civil Celebrant? Becoming a Civil Celebrant is not a career choice for everyone. If you have had experience speaking in public or at least have no reservations with the prospect of speaking in public, this could be a career option for you. If you have access to and you are confident using[…]

Paul Simpson | Family & Funeral Celebrant

As your funeral celebrant, I promise to serve you with sensitivity and professionalism; and respect your unique beliefs, values, and cultural background; to provide you with a personalised ceremony over which you have complete control and final approval. Together, we will create a ceremony that celebrates your loved one’s life.

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 3 of 4

Milestones Renewal of Vows The same dilemmas are faced by couples who manage to reach milestone anniversaries. The current C of E ‚”Thanksgiving for A Marriage‚” ceremony begins with a formal prayer – if the couple are not regular church goers they may feel a little uncomfortable celebrating the longevity of their union in such[…]

My End of Life Doula Journey | Doula Training

I left nursing in a hospital over 30 years ago to work for a forward thinking agency who provided support for those who wished to be cared for and die at home. Little did I know at the time the impact that decision would have on the rest of my working life. My nurse training[…]

The Wedding Celebrant | Pop-Up & Flash Weddings

Many of you may have heard about pop-up weddings but not experienced one, however, once tried – never forgotten.  “You basically just show up. If you don’t want the stress and the cost of a traditional wedding, it’s perfect!‚” So ‚”What is a pop-up wedding?‚” Not all pop-up weddings are the same, but they do[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 2 of 4

Choices? Make them personal!   A Superhero Themed Wedding – Why Not? More and more members of our society now live a secular life. Separated, disconnected and, most importantly, without a desire or need for religion and therefore, do not want to include it in the key moments of their life. It also has to[…]