Hello! I’m Andrea and my pronouns are she/her. I am so happy to welcome you to this space where I can share with you the practices close to my heart and you can get to know me. I am based in Scotland and am a bright, spirited practitioner ready to nurture collaboration and co-creation while holding space for your ceremony with authenticity and care.
My practice as a celebrant has been moulded, and inspired, by my long career as a midwife. In my midwifery practice I work closely with individuals, couples and families at what can be an emotionally intense times in their lives, where they journey through one of life’s major transformations – parenthood. Many of the personal characteristics and skills required for my midwifery practice are beautifully transferable to my practice as a celebrant therefore I have the skills to work alongside couples and families while developing meaningful relationships during all of the numerous life events that have the potential to transform or change the direction of our lives.
As a celebrant I treasure and appreciate your decision to acknowledge, and create, ceremony and ritual, whether for birth, marriage, death, indeed any rites of passage or transformative moments in your life. These choices may also need rites of protection and I champion the right for you to be informed, have options and make decisions that are right for you and your family. I have the skills to hold, nurture, realise and deliver your individual choices.
Let me take this opportunity to guide you through my SoulfulSpace. You’ll find a page titled Ceremonies and Rituals where you can discover more about Ceremony options and my practice as an Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrant. My offerings for couples, families and communities include a myriad of traditional and modern, interfaith, multicultural, always inclusive, ceremonies and rituals. These encompass Marriage, Civil Partnerships, Commitment Ceremonies, Blessingways, Family Blending Ceremonies along with Funerals and Celebration of Life Memorials in Soulful Exit. Indeed, I am here to support any treasured life or community event that needs to be marked and celebrated in some way. To elaborate further on my role as a Celebrant, my values and what I have to offer, you’ll find a page about my colleagues and our celebrant body Agnostic Scotland. I also have a Soulful Blog for reflections and thoughts on topics such as ceremony sector language, venues for ceremony, natural burial sites and more.
Please have a wander through my site and get to know a little about me as a Celebrant and in turn as an individual who had along career as a midwife, has a huge collection of houseplants, loves to sea swim, move my body and be outdoors as much as possible. On this site you’ll find some of my social media accounts as well as links to relevant blogs and articles. For FAQ and ceremony fees click here and you will be taken to the Agnostic Scotland website. If you have any further questions please head to the contact page where you’ll find details of e-mail addresses and my Instagram accounts where you can reach me easily. We can then arrange a no obligation video call to meet in my Celebrant Salon. I love to chat all things ceremony and ritual.