I have been conducting humanist ceremonies since 2001. In the process I have met so many lovely people, and learned so much about how different our lives are and yet how similar our beliefs and aspirations.
I have also acquired an encyclopaedia's worth of experience in conducting initial interviews, developing rapport, striking the right notes in the ceremony script, advising on symbolic elements from sand blending to hand-fasting and on music and readings. I'm a big fan of participation, so my weddings usually incorporate some degree of audience involvement.
I live in Kingston on Thames so usually work with couples who are based in London or Surrey - although the ceremony itself can be anywhere your imagination (and your budget) takes you!
So far that has included private gardens, two schools, two public parks, several stately homes, a number of dedicated wedding venues and posh hotels, a country club in Morocco and a riverbank in Languedoc.