Why choose a celebrant?

I can help you celebrate a wedding, the birth of a child, the funeral of a loved one. In fact any occasion. I'm Ruth Mackman, an independent celebrant, working in the areas around Banbury, Northampton, Rugby, Buckingham and Oxford. Quite simply, I create beautiful ceremonies to mark special occasions in a unique, meaningful and very personal way.

Getting married, renewing your vows, welcoming a child to your family, or marking the end of a life: some of the most significant events in our lives, so shouldn't they be special? A celebrant-led ceremony will help you to mark these occasions in the way that you want and feel comfortable with. You might not feel that the traditional ways of marking these occasions are right for you. You might like more choice with regards what is said on the day,  what music you would like to share, and also whether you want to mix elements of different cultures or faiths. I believe if you want to be authentic, to do things your way, you should be able to. And I'd love to help you.

I can help you achieve exactly what you want. You can choose the words you say, who you want to involve, whether or not to include religious or spiritual content, and where and when you hold your ceremony, indoors or outdoors.  You can choose how you want your ceremony to be.  Together, we can create a very personal, completely bespoke ceremony which you, your family and friends will remember for years - and for all the right reasons!

Don't just take my word. This is what one of my funeral clients had to say ...
"Thank you for conducting such a beautiful service for our brother.
The way you spoke about him and the passages used in the service
were truly fitting. Thank you also for the keepsake copy of the service
that you gave to us, it's lovely and will remind us of him.
Thank you once again."

GL, Banbury


Ruth Mackman - Celebrant
Ruth Mackman - Celebrant