I’m Keli, an Independent Celebrant creating weddings, namings and Handfastings for free-spirited folks who are wild at heart!
Based in Derbyshire I offer my services in the Peak District, Sheffield, Manchester, Cheshire and across the UK.
I specialise in outdoor ceremonies of all sizes, from just a handful to hundereds guests. If you want to get married in the woods or by the water, celebrate in your garden or on a hilltop, I can make it happen.
All of my ceremonies are unique and filled with the energy of the outdoors; there are no restrictions on content or location when you work with a Wild Celebrant.
Are you dreaming of a wild wedding in the great outdoors; wellies, wildflowers in your hair and the sky blue overhead?
Perhaps you have hired an incredible tipi to fill with friends, family and natural beauties on your special day?
Or do you have a fantastical theme in mind; creating a midsummer night’s dream, an elvish wedding or a viking gathering from the ground up?
As a Wild Celebrant it is my joy and pleasure to craft you a wedding ceremony that is as unique as you are.
Handfastings and Pagan Weddings
Handfastings are a wonderful way to mark any and all bonds of love and commitment, between any and all people.
For Pagans, a Handfasting is an alternative to traditional wedding ceremonies that reflects and honours their personal faith.
It can also be a wedding ceremony that embraces both the spiritual and the secular; for those who have spirit but prefer no labels.
Whatever kind of Handfasting you are interested in, I would love to be the Wild Celebrant that creates it!
Wild Naming Ceremonies & Family Celebrations
Particularly suited to families and kiddos who love to wander, paddle, climb and get muddy, a Wild Naming celebrates and encourages the arrival of a new life into the wild and wonderful World!
With no set form or language, a naming ceremony is written bespoke to suit your family, dreams and unique story. Expect plenty of joy, laughter, love and a little ad-libbing, especially when litte ones get involved.
I also love to create ceremonies that celebrate your family milestones and memorable moments. Get in touch to ask about Vow Renewals, Anniversary Celebrations and anything else you could dream of.
Kind Words from Wild Days…
Keli helped our wedding to be something truly special. We wanted our ceremony to be a bit of a break from tradition – something that felt personal and our story as a couple. Keli’s hard work, enthusiasm and talents as a writer and speaker came together to give us the perfect experience to remember for the rest of our lives together.
Lucy & Geoff, 2019
It was so important to us to feel that the ceremony and the words we spoke belonged to us. Your commitment to helping us find those words and your ability to craft them into something that could be shared with the people we love was beautiful. You took so much time and care to get to know us personally and that meant a lot.
Meg and Louis, Wedding & Handfasting, Bewdley
Keli is such a lovely person with a kind and positive heart. Her energy and love seems to shine out of her and she instantly made us feel comfortable and at ease.
We will be eternally grateful to Keli for all the hard work, love and pure magic she put into our day.
Emma and Robert, Handfasting, Grindleford