My Creative Celebrant Vision for 2022

This is the time of year when we start thinking about goals and visions for the coming year. I have a vision for my year as a creative celebrant in 2022 and it’s a simple one. In this vision, I’m standing in rooms full of love. The love of a couple celebrating their wedding or vow renewal. The love of parents for their new child. The love of friends for each other and the love of the happily single for life.

In these rooms, I see the best and finest that humanity has to offer. Generosity of spirit. Kindness. A real desire to wish the main players in the ceremony well. Children playing and laughing. Family members quietly making sure everything is in place so that the couple or family don’t have to worry about anything. And above all, an outpouring of love and goodwill.

Rooms Filled With Laughter

Some of the rooms are filled with laughter. The antics of children and dogs has the audience in stitches. The nuggets of humour I put into a couple’s love story go down great with the audience. And sometimes the emotion of the day just spills over into laughter.

The laughter can be a cover for the sense of awe and wonder that fills people as the ceremony unfolds. They suddenly realise that they are going to be together for life. That they have created a new little human. That they have been friends for decades. That they have achieved the milestone they always dreamed of achieving.

Rooms Filled With Love

Other rooms are full of sadness. People are saying goodbye to their loved ones, to someone who was very precious to them and who made a real impact on their lives. You would think I wouldn’t want to be in rooms like that, But I do. Because those rooms are also full of love. And they’re full of people who want to offer their support and compassion. Once again, I’m seeing the best and finest that humanity has to offer.

This picture shows a big red love heart, an unapologetic symbol of love.



This pic captures the feeling that I’m aiming to give people when I deliver ceremonies for them.


In these rooms, my words matter. I can feel those words landing with the crowd, giving them comfort. Those words give shape to what they’re experiencing. They capture the spirit of the person who has gone, making sure they defined by how they lived, not how they passed away. With these words, their loved ones can say goodbye in a way that’s meaningful and personal to them.

This is what I dream of when I think of ceremonies. And with the help of ace celebrant coach Jennifer Claire Constant, I will make that dream come true, for you and for me.

As a celebrant, I’m here to make your vision for your ceremony become a reality. If you like what you’ve read and you want to get in touch, call me, Celebrant Derv, on 0876959799.

Why I Really Love Being A Creative Celebrant

You could describe being a celebrant as a journey. Many people do. But to me, a journey involves a car, a train or a plane. I prefer to think of celebrancy as a quest.

On a quest, you set out to find something that’s very valuable, and you discover important things about yourself along the way. I’ve discovered the things that I love about being a celebrant and the benefits it brings to me and to the people I work with. And it’s been very exciting.

Here are just a few of the things I love about being a creative celebrant.

I can create moments of wonder

As a celebrant, I’m privileged to witness the most amazing moments in people’s lives. And my ceremonies are designed to help people experience the wonder of those moments. You can see light dawn on their faces as they realise what this ceremony actually means.

They are committing to this person for the rest of their lives. They have brought a new person into the world, a person with a brilliant future ahead of them. They are vowing to deepen their commitment to each other. That’s what all the fuss is all about.

My words can make a difference

I love words and I love telling stories. Words are what inspire me to be creative as a celebrant. Being a celebrant gives me the chance to tell brilliant stories, stories of love, faith, hope and courage. I love writing words that make each ceremony unique and that help people to express their true feelings for each other.

And I love saying those words on the day of the ceremony. With my words, I can bring joy and comfort to people at the most important times in their lives. It’s amazing to know that my words can have a real impact on people’s lives.

You can find out more about why I call myself a creative celebrant here.

This image shows me in my celebrant clothes, showing my creativity and passion for the role.
Here I am wearing my pink celebrant suit (pink blazer and trousers.) I’m holding a folder in my hands and in the background, you can see trees and yellow flowers.
(Photo Credit: Dermot Byrne Photography)

It broadens my outlook as a person

As a celebrant, I’m working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, who have different values from me. People who choose a celebrant for their marriage often embrace alternative lifestyles.

They have different ideas about what makes up a family, and they make ethical life choices, like the choice to be vegan or completely green. I’m very curious about the different ways that people live their lives. And I value the opportunity to see the world from a different point of view.

I get to have adventures

A good quest always has an element of adventure to it, and celebrancy is full of adventures. They’re adventures of the mind, the heart and the spirit, which are my favourite kind. I work from home, so I’m delighted that my celebrancy work gets me out beyond the four walls.

I meet extraordinary people and get a glimpse into their world. And I have the chance to travel beautiful, scenic places. I always leaving a ceremony exhilarated by the richness of the experience.

I’m hoping to keep adventuring and carrying on with my celebrant quest. If you’d like to be part of that quest, drop me a line on info@celebrantderv.ie.

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