I became a humanist wedding celebrant because involving family and friends can make the marriage such a personal, intimate and memorable occasion.
I have worked in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years, commencing as trainee cook, whilst taking day release classes and evening classes to gain my qualifications.
I am known to follow my heart and moved to London to the “big city” to gain further knowledge in the catering and events industry, looking after events and groups of 500 upwards on a regular basis.
However my love for Scotland was too strong and several years later I returned home.
My knowledge of events and managing them reach new heights when I embraced working with an outside catering and events company, a very fulfilling and satisfying job whilst it allowed me to travel throughout Scotland visiting some of our wonderful islands like Tiree, Coll and Islay, and occasionally travelling South again to manage events for the British Open Golf Championships. It also very much placed me at the forefront acting as Master of Ceremonies for many weddings and other prestigious events announcing in all guests plus the sometimes lengthy and interestingly titled top table guests.
Over the last few years though I have chosen to specialize in weddings, which in turn has found me becoming more and more interested in humanist weddings; the intimacy and personal involvement of friends and family truly do make this a memorable occasion, of which I feel a wish to be part of ensuring that each couple has that unique memory to take with them for the rest of their lives.
In my spare time I enjoy cycling, swimming, walking and reading. I also still enjoy being hands on in the kitchen and have a reputation for “creating” unique but tasty meals for friends and family.