About me

Hi I’m Ellie, an award winning alternative Wedding Celebrant and a Celebrant Trainer based in Whitby North Yorkshire. My husband Rob is a wedding photographer, and we love working together creating and capturing unique and memorable ceremonies for many couples.

Alternative Ceremonies UK was born as we were booking our own wedding and realised there wasn’t anything available for alternative or creative couples. We were faced with many restrictions and had to settle for a standard register office marriage like so many other couples.

I decided to train to become a Celebrant to offer bespoke ceremonies to all who seek them regardless of their requirements, venue choices, lifestyle choices and beliefs. Over the years this has given me the opportunity and the honour to have been involved with so many amazing ceremonies; all different, all memorable.

I’m not an average or traditional Celebrant; I’m an alternative Celebrant, and an alternative person with a knowledge of subcultures and lifestyles.  Being around inspiring, quirky, creative, like minded and accepting people is one of the perks of my job, and it’s always rewarding working with couples with similar interests.

Favoured things are Irregular Choice shoes, Harry Potter (Slytherin house), tattoos, classic horror films, Jack Daniels, dogs, classic burlesque, Marvel and DC (sorry but I can’t pick a side as both have good and bad) and retro clothing.

We are all individuals with unique relationships and your individuality and unique relationship is acknowledged and celebrated in every wedding, handfasting or renewal of vows ceremony I am involved with. As Dr Seuss said:

 

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Dr Seuss