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Catherine Kentridge, Celebrant

Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Catherine Kentridge and I am a professional celebrant. I create and conduct beautiful, elegant and fully customised wedding, vow renewal and civil partnership ceremonies, together with baby naming & family ceremonies, and memorial or celebration of life ceremonies, across the UK.

Because celebrant ceremonies do not have the restrictions of a church, synagogue or registry office, they can take place anytime, any place, anywhere and be based on a religious, non-religious, interfaith, spiritual or civil basis, containing the traditions, rituals, and customs you choose.

I speak fluent French and Italian and can create completely bilingual ceremonies in those languages. Over the years, I have united hundreds of couples and on request, have also included elements of Spanish, German, Czech, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Portuguese, and Afrikaans into the ceremony.

Whether you choose a simple or elaborate ceremony, to celebrate happy new beginnings or the life of a loved one who has passed, I will work with you to create a beautiful, elegant ceremony that is full of feeling and warmth, something extremely personal to you and a memory to treasure for always.

Multi-Denominational Ceremonies

I have a deep respect for and openness to different personal beliefs, cultures, and traditions and love to weave these different elements together into a harmonious and profoundly meaningful ceremony.

As a trained soprano, a professional storyteller and writer, and an experienced actor, I am able to use these skills to help put people at their ease (so I’m told…) and lead a ceremony that will be a lifetime memory for you.

Your wedding will be in the words and language(s) of your choice.

I will advise and support you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of these special ceremonies to make your wedding an occasion you will be thrilled to experience and always remember with happiness.

Multi-Lingual Ceremonies

I speak French and Italian, besides English, and have often included these languages at the couple’s request.

I am also happy to include words or greetings in the language of your choice (as long as they are transliterated and I get some help with pronunciation, if needed!).

 

Licensed Wedding Officiant

– Ontario, Canada

I was educated in England (I studied at Oxford), but having  spent many happy years in Canada, I am also licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies all over Ontario. If you are planning a Destination Wedding to Ontario, I’d be more than happy to talk to you about it. These days, many couples elope or have a destination wedding and then have a blessing ceremony back in the UK for friends and family who were unable to travel to a destination wedding.

 

 

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Alex

Celebration of Life Ceremony

Thank you for expressing so beautifully for us our thoughts and feelings about Barbara, and for so faithfully honouring her wishes for her memorial service.

Alex
Robert and Yanping

Wedding Ceremony - Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, UK

Your script was beautiful and you adapted to the changes in occasion in regards to Xuan Xuan not being willing to bring the rings ever so gracefully.

Robert and Yanping
Evan and Rose

Wedding Ceremony - Toronto, Canada and Norfolk, UK

Planning a wedding is tough enough. Trying to do it in a way that meaningfully and seamlessly blends two cultures, with different traditions, symbols, ceremonies and practices, should have been even tougher. But Catherine Kentridge was more than up to the task on our wedding day and throughout all the preparations leading up to it. Catherine is collaborative, warm, open, and speaks with so much heart. Thank you for being such an important part of our wedding.

Evan and Rose
Carolina and Tony

Wedding Ceremony - Caswell House, Oxfordshire, UK

Our family and friends came from different countries and some do not speak English but Catherine conducted the ceremony in both English and Spanish simultaneously. She addressed the ceremony exactly as we had planned in previous meetings just as she had suggested. We were so lucky to have found Catherine, she’s bilingual and we found that is not easy to find in a celebrant in England able to speak Spanish. Thanks Catherine!

Carolina and Tony
Vanessa and Maria

Wedding Cermeony - Amberley Castle, West Sussex

Catherine is more than a celebrant, she makes your special day more than special. We had a bilingual wedding thanks to her and it was very touching for my Brazilian Family to be included. It was friendly, intimate, full of love. You are very special and I would never forget our day, and you are part of those memories.

Vanessa and Maria
Joanna and Peter

Celebration of Life Ceremony

You took the happy and the sad stories about our son and wove them into a beautiful ceremony.

Joanna and Peter
Denise

Celebration of Life Ceremony

Thank you for the eloquent and comforting celebration of life service. You made us feel you’d been a dear friend of our beloved mother.

Denise

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