I’m Keli, an Independent Celebrant creating weddings, namings and Handfastings for folks who are wild at heart!

This site will give you all the information you need about me and the services I offer. It’s my joy as a Wild Celebrant to find new, exciting and memorable ways of celebrating your life’s important moments in the embrace of the natural world.

Based in Derbyshire I work in the Peak District, Sheffield, Manchester, Cheshire and across the UK (on request).

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. Expect a carefully crafted ceremony that share’s your love with the World in a way that feels just right for you.


viking bride and groom confetti


Imagine garden weddings, tipi weddings in a field, woodland weddings, stone circle weddings, riverside weddings… the choice is yours!

I’m happy to get wet if the rain decides to join us or will gladly call in a little of that elemental wonder should you prefer an indoor location. If the outdoors is your passion, if the Earth speaks to your heart and you love nothing more than to dance barefoot in the rain then I’m the Celebrant for you!

A Pagan Viking Wedding is conducted beneath the branches of an overhanging Oak tree. Bride, Groom and Celebrant Keli Tomlin are dressed in Viking attire at the centre. Guests sit on hay bales in a circle around them
© Matt Thompson Photography

Having worked in the pagan community for many years I specialise in ritual and pagan weddings. From deeply spiritual rites to a ritual blending the sacred and the secular and everything in between; my eclectic approach allows me to embody the meanings and the magics that resonate with you.

I can advise on other symbolic actions you might choose to incorporate – such as Ring Warming, Tree Planting, Unity Candles and Cup Sharing/Toasting – and I love creating unique rituals with and for you!

I’m love creating wild naming celebrations for children and adults alike.

Want to celebrate the arrival of your newest child and welcome them into your family and community, but don’t feel you fit with any particular religious ceremony?

A child stands on his father's knee while his mother looks on smiling during his Naming Day by Keli Tomlin Ceremonies

I can help you create a Baby Naming; a wonderful alternative to a Christening (or other religious ceremony), that prioritises your child and the relationships that will guide them through life.

Are your children grown but still deserve celebrating?
A Naming Day is just as appropriate for celebrating children of any age in all their uniqueness!

I also create ceremonies full of meaning and joy to celebrate other life moments including:

Vow Renewals

Milestone Anniversary Celebrations

House Blessings

Intuitive Ceremonies
(unique, private ceremonies created to meet a personal need)

To find out more about who I am and how I can help use the menu above to have a look around the site.

Or take a leap and drop me a message; I’d love to get to know you better!

© Matt Thompson Photography

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver