national celebrant awards

The National Celebrant Awards

Awards that recognise truly outstanding celebrants

2018 Winners

Family and Couple Category

Judges

Professor Rebecca Probert, marriage law expert and top wedding planner Vanessa Harness. Vanessa presented the awards.

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    Outstanding Celebrancy Practice

    Winner

    The Winner in the category the category for Outstanding Family and Couples Celebrant is Emily Rawlinson. Emily was nominated by her clients who just could not praise her highly enough. They used terms like ‘amazing, outstanding’ but what really impressed the judges was the way they described her unique gift for listening and then creating imaginative and beautiful ceremonies.

    Runner Up

    The certificate for runner-up in the category for Outstanding family and couples Celebrant goes to Lucy Sonia Taylor. Sadly Lucy is not here today but we will send her certificate on to her. She was a close runner-up and her clients described her as ‘living to be a celebrant’ which is terrific.

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    Most Promising Celebrant

    Winner

    The winner of the award as the most promising family and couple celebrant goes to Mike Haygarth. Mike was described as a born celebrant with a natural gift and flair who is warm, personable and makes ceremonies informal but personal.

    Runner Up

    The certificate for runner-up in the most promising family and couple celebrant goes to Rosalind Love.  A very close runner-up in this category, the Judges read that she was creative, passionate about getting it right and really make ceremonies incredibly special. 

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    Influencing the Wider Celebrancy Profession

    Winner

    The winner in the category Influencing the wider profession goes to Jennifer Constant. Jennifer was described as an inspiration within the industry. She works tirelessly to help celebrants with their marketing but also was described as an ambassador for Celebrancy. Her hard work was mentioned in all nominations.

    Runner Up

    The certificate for runner-up in the category Influencing the wider profession goes to Dawn Kinsella. The judges were incredibly impressed by the nominations Dawn received saying how wonderful her ceremonies are but most importantly her work in setting up an academy to further teach and spread knowledge of pagan ceremonies.

     

Funeral Celebrant Category

Judges

Fran Hall of the Good Funeral Guild, Natasha Bradshaw of Mortlake Crematorium and the ICCM and Graham Lynm, Acting CEO at the NAFD. Fran presented the awards.

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    Outstanding Celebrancy Practice

    Winner

    The winner in the category for Outstanding Funeral Celebrant is Rosalie Kuyvenhoven. Rosalie had nominations from both funeral directors and families but what set her apart was that some of her nominations came from funerals in very difficult circumstances. Her clients could not praise her enough.

    Runner Up

    The certificate for runner-up in the category for Outstanding Funeral Celebrant goes to Wendy Coulton. A very close runner-up. She has even taken in client’s animals knowing they needed to be rehomed until she found them a caring home. Nominations said that she is not just a celebrant but a caring and professional individual.

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    Most Promising Celebrant

    Winner

    The winner of the award as the most promising funeral celebrant goes to Fiona Brown. The judges felt there was something over and above in what Fiona gives to her families. As well as outstanding nominations in regard to the actual funeral ceremony, the judges were impressed by the little things that showed how much she put into working with her families and made her a winner.

    Runner Up

    The certificate for runner-up the most promising Funeral celebrant goes to Christine Mabbott. Christine is a new celebrant but received a number of nominations from both funeral directors and families. The judges felt her time spent with families and attention to detail made her a very close runner-up.

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    Influencing the Wider Celebrancy Profession

    Winner

    The winner in the category Influencing the wider profession goes to Emma Curtis. Emma’s nominations came from many different people who recognised her effort in launching Celebrant Support to support celebrants with CPD and further training. We are delighted to recognise that effort today. Emma is such a very worthy winner of this award.

    Runner-Up

    The certificate for runner-up in the category Influencing the wider profession for funerals goes to Kate and Kate. They are doing wonderful work with their Coffin Club and we will send the certificate on to them. Their nominations stated how they work tirelessly in their local area to empower people and give them the funeral they really want.