Saying farewell to a loved one is always a difficult and emotional time, but I believe that every funeral should be as unique as the individual and should allow you to remember your loved one in a memorable and heart-felt way.
I have a kind and caring nature and pride myself in my ability to be able to connect with people, show empathy and help people through this most difficult time. It would be an honour and privilege to deliver a bespoke ceremony for your loved one, a celebration of their life and the farewell they deserve.
I will come to your home to meet you and you can invite close friends and family to join us if you like. If you prefer a telephone call or videocall, this can be arranged too.
I will work closely with you and your family to create a bespoke eulogy that tells the life story of your loved one with love and affection. I will listen to your anecdotes, the funny stories, the memorable moments of their life and put together a heartfelt tribute of the life they lived.
You can add poems, readings, music, photos or a slideshow of their life and I will work closely with your funeral director to ensure all the small details are covered.
You can have family members or friends to read at the ceremony or give their own tributes and I will be on hand to support them or step in if it all gets a bit too much.
I will send you a draft copy of the script and we can make any amendments you like, until it feels just right.
Whether you require a funeral service, celebration of life, or scattering of ashes, I will create and deliver a ceremony totally befitting to your loved one.
"As a wedding photographer, it was easy to know who I wanted to officiate our ceremony on our day. Amanda has the most incredible way with everyone. All couples and guests comment on how wonderful she is, and I know from behind the scenes at other peoples weddings just how invested she is in them. She is a ray of sunshine and makes everyone feel at ease. She made such a positive impact at our wedding that my Mum insisted that she stay and join us for dinner and the party too.
When Amanda found out that my Mum had died suddenly just 7 months after our wedding she offered so generously to travel to London to conduct her funeral. She spoke with and supported the whole family to make sure that she understood what we wanted and that she had everything to include. On the day itself, she was perfect, she added to the riot of colour that we wanted and supported each of us as we spoke to a crowd of 400+. She mingled effortlessly with our family and friends and with genuine interest. They too were so impressed with her. We can't recommend her enough"
"Amanda was the celebrant for my husbands funeral. At this sad and distressing time she was a shining light. Always professional but always compassionate and caring with an appropriate amount of humour too.
I could not recommend her more highly."
"Amanda was a wonderful celebrant for my Nan’s funeral. She was kind and compassionate and nothing was too much trouble. Amanda went above and beyond to ensure it was personal and took time to really understand what my Nan meant to us meaning everything was perfect. She even took note of my Nan’s love of daffodils and made sure she had some at the front for the service. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone."
"Thank you for your kind support when we needed it most!"