Debra was really great to ‘work’ with and made our day so personal, unique and meaningful.  We are so thrilled with how things went on the day, it was so lovely to involve our guests in different ways and make the ceremony enjoyable for all present. Our ceremony was warming, funny, personal yet very professional too.  Being able to have the ceremony in a meaningful environment meant we were all the more comfortable with our ceremony in the woods.

 
We can’t recommend Debra enough, we aren’t in anyway religious but wanted something to symbolise our commitment to each other, Debra’s handfasting service was just the ticket for us. Over 6 months on and our guests are still letting us know how great, unique, special and ‘us’ the day was.

 

Elly & Stephen

We just wanted to say thank you again for the lovely service for our dad.  We loved how you worded the whole ceremony and made everyone giggle.  You made it seem a lot easier to handle!

Kate, Sally & Lucy

 

We were married at the Register Office 5 years ago but were very unhappy with the ceremony.  It was cold and impersonal and we were disappointed that our wedding was so boring.  Then we found Debs through mutual friends and, after explaining how we felt, she suggested a vow renewal ceremony.  And now we couldn’t be happier.  Debs said such beautiful words and made the day all about us and the love we feel.  We cannot recommend her highly enough.

 

Tracey & Mike

Debra is extremely kind but also the ultimate professional.  She officiated our handfasting at extremely short notice and although we didn’t have many guests she included everyone and made us all feel special.  We’re so glad we found her.

 

Diana & Tracy

Although I have not personally needed Debs’ services as a celebrant, I have attended several ceremonies she has undertaken (funerals and handfastings).  Each time I have been moved to tears by her sincerity, empathy and professionalism.  She tells the deceased’s life story in an interesting and meaningful way reminding us all of what a special person we have lost, it is clear she does her research and writes from the heart.  I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as the ideal person to give your loved ones the send off they deserve whilst giving comfort and hope to those left behind.  I truly hope that when my time comes she will be able to conduct my final goodbye.

Tina

Debra gave us a beautiful Pagan naming ceremony for our little one, only made better by the glorious weather and the stone circle. The whole thing was tailored to us and what we wanted, including the burial of the placenta! I had non-Pagan family attend and they said at the end how wonderful it all was.


Debra was worth every penny for a ceremony that was truly ours and not just a rehashed script. Very moving and a day I’ll cherish forever. Thank you.

 

Krystal

I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday.  It was a lovely send off for my mum.  You did a fabulous speech and worded it all perfectly.  Everyone said it was wonderful.  Thank you once again.

 

Tracey

Just to say how very much your support, kindness and help saw Norman and myself, Chris and Alex, through a very sad time.  You were a tremendous comfort to us all, especially during the lovely service you gave Julia.  We send our love and all good wishes for your continuation of the excellent work you are doing.

Jillian

Debra was caring and compassionate and helped us to cope during this very difficult time.  She puts you at your ease; she isn’t pushy and lets you take things at your own pace.  Her phone is always on if you just want to talk and she’s been there for us - before, during and after the funeral.  Peter’s service was outstanding – everyone thought she knew him.  She is a credit to her profession and I would recommend her to anyone who needs her services.

 

Hilary, Brittany & Jacqui

Debs wrote and performed a wonderful ceremony for our handfasting. It was personal and contained elements that made it truly our day. The ceremony was conducted in a way that ensured non-pagan guests understood what was happening and why. Thank you Debs for making our special day truly magical.

 

Georgina & Wil

As one would expect, saying goodbye to your child is never going to be an easy or pleasant experience. Amongst the heartache and grief that comes with a loved one passing Debra did everything in her power to make the process run smoothly and help ease some of the unwanted emotions that a mother should never have to go through.

 

From the moment I met Debra to organise my son's service, she was a complete saint.  The genuine care and attention was obvious and I couldn't have wished for anyone else to help me through such a difficult time. Whilst always maintaining a professional manner, she also made it feel as though she was an old friend - making sure all of my son's wishes for his final goodbye came true. Debra's personal touch throughout was second to none and I would highly recommend her to anyone.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

 

Christine

Debra performed the funeral service for my husband, followed by a short service at the scattering of his ashes. She is an extremely kind, caring and helpful person who pays a great deal of attention to detail. She is able to make any occasion a truly memorable one and I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

 

Marcia

We wanted a Viking themed handfasting and Debra was recommended to us.  She listened to what we wanted but also guided us about what other options were available.  She understood why we wanted to do things a certain way and made sure everything went without a hitch.  All our guests commented on what a wonderful day we had.

 

Clare & Nick

We would like to say a very big thank you for your service at Elsie's funeral. You captured her life perfectly, and we were touched by how you put it all together.  We want you to know that friends and family were very impressed, and that you will be recommended for future services.  Again thank you.

Denise & Denzil

Debs places her “magical” touch on the ceremonies she performs. We’ve been friends for years and when it came time for us to put our trust in someone to perform our little girl’s naming ceremony we both agreed there was no-one else we wanted to perform her blessing. We discussed everything we wanted, and she shaped the ceremony to be everything we hoped. She wove wonderful words into a ceremony that brought the people we love together from all religions and walks of life. We have treasured memories of that day, and stories we tell our daughter of people who took part but who have sadly passed on. Debs kept some surprises for us on the day so we had some mystery to look forward to. There is no-one else we can imagine leading these precious moments in your life with more care or passion.

Kirsten & John

I would just like to say a few words regarding my cousin Glen's funeral which was left in the capable hands of Debra Scott.  The professional way in which she handled such an emotional occasion left all who attended knowing she was the right choice.  Glen was not just a cousin but a good friend and I needed someone who could make all who attended, know him, laugh with him and see him for who he was.  Debra took us all on an emotional journey of the life of a good friend and a true gent.  The recommendation I have will never be enough, but thank you from all who attended.

John

I just want to say thank you for the lovely service you did for our mum.  It seems odd to say we enjoyed it but you really captured mum’s personality and everyone said it was a very special eulogy.  We really appreciate all your help.

Barbara

Our big day was amazing.  It was exactly what we wanted and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.  Debs’ words were spiritual in just the right way but all our guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun we had as well.  She made us feel very special and we wouldn’t change a single thing about our day.

Lorna & Tom

Thank you very much for the lovely service you conducted for us yesterday and for your support and input at the celebration of my father's life.  You had obviously put a lot of thought into what you said and that was much appreciated.  I really recognised my father in what you said.  It was just what we wanted and I thought, had he still been with us, my father would have appreciated it.

Janet

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful service you gave at the scattering of my dad’s ashes.  For personal reasons I couldn’t be at his funeral but you’ve helped me deal with this distressing time.  I can’t thank you enough.

 

Keith

My husband and I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony.  It was held in our own garden and beamed live to my husband’s family in Canada.  It was important to us that family was included and Debra made sure everyone had a contribution.  We had so much fun and laughed so much I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives.  We will definitely use Debra’s services again if we’re lucky enough to be blessed with children in the future.

 

Tasha & Matty

Thank you for supporting us at such a difficult time.  Your experience in making such a difficult day one of thoughtfulness and dignity was greatly appreciated.

Julie & David

My husband and I were already legally married.  However, as I'm Pagan, I wanted to have a Handfasting as this was something that was important to me.  I'd chatted to Debs online but when she visited my husband and I to discuss the ceremony it was like meeting an old friend.  She was very organised and explained clearly all the things that Full Circle Ceremonies could offer.  We spent a while talking through what my husband and I wanted from the ceremony and we felt very confident that our plans were in safe hands.

 

On the day of the Handfasting, Debs arrived early and set everything up quickly.   The altar looked beautiful!   As my parents were not able to attend our legal wedding we wanted them and some friends to be involved in the ceremony and Debs had worked all this in.  She spent some time with all those involved and provided print outs so they didn’t have to worry about remembering anything.  A lot of our guests were not Pagan and Debs was very clear in the ceremony so that our non-Pagan guests understood what was happening.   The ceremony was beautiful, very meaningful and a little humour thrown in too.  We had so many guests (from many different faiths) commenting on how it was a wonderful ceremony and kept their attention the whole way through.  We can definitely recommend Full Circle Ceremonies for a Handfasting.

Jackie & Dave

On behalf of all family and friends of Pat, we would like to say a special thank you for your beautiful and professionally conducted service yesterday.  You have been so compassionate and caring throughout the whole grieving process.   Your words were kind and sympathetic.

All-in-all you helped to say a very special 'goodbye' to a wonderful lady and we will never forget your help and kindness shown to us all.

Andrea, Janette, John and Family

What a truly unforgettable day!  The committal at the graveside was the most moving committal I have ever seen and it was a privilege to be a small part of it.  You did something very special today.

Sarah (Funeral Director)

First and foremost we would like to say a big thank you to Debra for doing an incredible, professional funeral for my father.  Debra is quite unique in having such a wonderful understanding / compassion towards what is needed when a loved one passes away.

We used Debra last year when my brother passed away and didn't need to think twice about asking her again to conduct my Father's funeral.  Debra did both funerals for us and as a family she made us feel at ease and we felt we were able to ask and discuss all our needs with her in the comfort of our own surroundings at a time that suited us best.

I can't praise this lady enough and wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone. All the guests praised her and said how lovely the service was.  I do have a lot of admiration for her and I'm so happy that we were able to have Debra do both funerals and help send our loved ones with love and dignity on their last journey to be with the Angels.

Gaynor and Family

I found Debra and was very pleased when she agreed to perform my friends’ handfasting ceremony.  It was quite short notice but she managed to make all the arrangements and was happy to work around their needs - including it being in a back garden, in the dark, on Halloween night! The ceremony was very special for them - exactly what they were looking for ‑ and the altar and handfasting cords were beautiful. Overall an amazing experience and we would recommend Debra 100%!

Beth

Just want to say thank you so much for the wonderful service you did for my husband David.  Everyone said they thought you knew him personally and that it was the best funeral they’ve ever been to.  You helped us very much at a time when we really needed it.  Thanks again.

Ann and Family

We would like to thank you for making the day of our Handfasting a day that we will never forget. It was the perfect day for us with lots of love and laughter. The very next day we all wanted to do it again, the younger generation (teenagers) that came to form the calling of the quarters never stopped talking about how much they enjoyed it and how welcome they were made to feel in something they had never experienced before. This I hope will set them on the same journey we have experienced and help them find the happiness that we have by knowing the old ways are the best. And that's down to you. Blessed be.

Nicky and Mick

We were very pleased with the way Debra conducted my aunt's funeral service.  It was just the way she would have wanted - it was a little unorthodox but she would have loved it.  There were so many comments of "best funeral I have ever attended", so all in all between us we sent her off in style.  It was something to talk about - that's for sure!

Sue and Family

We wanted to say thank you very much for the beautiful memorial service you organised for our precious mum.  Because of our circumstances we needed to say goodbye after the funeral took place but you’ve made our last memory so special and helped us more than you’ll ever know.

Josh, Sam and Jessie

I was overwhelmed with how Debs conducted my Dad's funeral. She officiated the whole service with love and compassion and the utmost professionalism. A confident and amazing lady who I personally think very highly of. She made a very difficult day all about my Dad who I miss every day! Her words will stay with me forever. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jo

A beautiful handfasting ceremony in our own garden. Debs made our day unique, enchanting and a magical experience for all. We have marvellous photos of jumping our broom, especially one where my children joined in too! She is a consummate professional yet remains gentle, encouraging and supportive throughout your journey. Debs is an inspiring lady with a wonderful gift and, especially where I was concerned, a whole heap of patience!!

Amanda and Mike

I just want to thank you for the beautiful service you gave my daughter Hannah.  When you first came to visit you were so caring and compassionate.  You listened to what we wanted and that’s what came across during the service.  You did Hannah proud.  Even after the funeral you’ve kept in touch to ask how we’re doing. I can’t thank you enough for making such a sad day into a celebration of her life.  Thank you

Deborah and Family

Debra officiated at my husband’s funeral service and I have no hesitation in recommending her services as a celebrant to others. As well as commending her for her genuine kindness, care and compassion both to me and members of my family before, during and following the service, I should also like to mention her amazing attention to detail when talking about my late husband during the service.

Marcia

We were all very pleased with everything from beginning to end.  And we all want to thank you for the beautiful service you provided.  I will recommend you to anyone I know that's in need of your services. Thanks

Christine and Family

Oh Debra, thank you so very much for everything you have done for us both.  Our handfasting ceremony was beautiful, so very special, an unforgettable experience, the photographs are extremely lovely, I just want to say thank you on both our behalf, for your kindness and time.

Lucian and Catherine

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a really memorable service which was a real reflection of mum’s life and just how she would like to have been remembered.  Days like this are so important to families and friends at such an emotional time and your considerate and respectful service along with a touch of humour was a perfect reflection of mum’s life.  We would certainly recommend your service to anyone.  Once again many thanks.

The Newton Family

Just to thank you for giving Mum such a lovely send off and for seamlessly blending in some of the thoughts from my Dad’s so recent funeral.  It felt as though you knew them both.

Brenda

I asked Debra to do my brother’s Memorial Service for me and my family after his passing with Cancer. I felt that Debra was very sympathetic to our needs and very professional at the same time. Debra went out of her way to make sure that everything was perfect for us and I couldn't have wished for it to go any better. She put myself and family at ease and she was approachable on every level. We as a family and guests couldn't praise her enough for all the work and organising of it so that we didn't have to worry about it. I myself would recommend Debra to anybody who's going through a loss, she's passionate, warm, approachable, professional and most of all she cares.

Gaynor

Debra performed our handfasting 2 years ago and we were so impressed we knew she was the right person to conduct our daughter’s naming ceremony.  Her attention to detail is amazing and the ceremony was perfect. Once again, our family and friends can’t stop talking about what a wonderful, meaningful ceremony it was.  Our daughter has been well and truly blessed.

Hayley, Sean & Emily

Many thanks for the professional and comprehensive service you gave us at Mum´s funeral. Given the difficulties you were presented with (having to prepare everything without being able to meet us beforehand due to us living abroad), your celebrant skills and thoroughness shone through, creating an enjoyable, informative experience which touched everyone there and gave us something to remember with pleasure, despite the sad occasion.

Derek and Family

We just wanted to say thank you for the very special ceremony you conducted last week.  It was exactly what we wanted, personal, relaxed, warm humoured and very special. We are still laughing at having to jump the broom again!  Every guest said it was a brilliant day and some even went as far as to say it was the best wedding ever. One guest in particular said that he found the ceremony inspiring and he had never been to a more meaningful personal wedding.

Donna and Mick

 

I have no hesitation in recommending Full Circle Ceremonies. My circumstance was a little out of the ordinary, something which Debs accepted with no hesitation. Upon first meeting Debs, I warmed to her immediately! She was down to earth, honest but sensitive to my family’s changing emotions. We spent over 3 hours together that evening! We recounted my mum’s life, her personality, her passions and how we felt about her. I was so happy when Debs retold every detail during her speech and really captured the essence of my mum.  When I met Debs I was sad and a little broken but my time with her helped me start to come to terms with my mum passing away, I will always be grateful for that.

Gaynor

I would like to thank you so much for the service you gave for my Dad.  Everything sounded so natural and I felt you portrayed him as he was.  Many people commented afterwards on the lovely service and I will certainly recommend you to others.

Brenda

We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful ceremony you organised for our daughter’s naming day.  Everyone commented on how you made them feel included and said it was the best possible way to celebrate our daughter’s life.  Thank you so much.

Lizzie and Matt

From the first contact, Debra has been very thorough, approachable and professional.  She was very friendly and helpful when deciding on our vows and has a lovely way of wording them to read well, if you need that level of help. The service itself was conducted with both respect for the serious elements and humour for the nervous mishaps; it wasn't rushed and each part was delivered with reminders of the meanings.  She is a credit to her craft and we will keep in touch, should we require her services for any other ceremonies in the future.

Samantha and Michael

Thank you so much for everything you said about Dad at his funeral recently.  His personality shone through in your words and my uncle was deeply touched when you referred to his treasured brother by his nickname.  At a time of great sadness for our family, you gave us such a precious gift, the ability to look back on that sad day with warmth, laughter and love.

Denise and Steve

We had a wonderful day and our friends are still talking about it.  Even the photographer said it was the best wedding he’d ever been to.  We can’t thank you enough for all your help and advice both before and during the ceremony.  We’ll definitely come to you again if and when we have need of your services.

Hayley and Sean

All the family would like to take this opportunity to send a very big thank you for the service you carried out for Dave’s dad.  After our meeting with you to talk about his life it was as if you knew him personally when you spoke about him at the service.  You spoke of his life both seriously and humorously in relation to all the things he had done in his 95 years.  After only a few minutes of meeting you we felt like we were talking to an old friend.  You made us feel at ease and comfortable during such a sad time.  We would most definitely recommend your services.

Chris and Dave

We really appreciated your handling of Barbara's funeral ceremony and the preparations you put into it. It was professional with a very human touch. You created an experience which was sensitive to the needs of all present.  Thank you.

Phil and Deryn

I cannot recommend Debra enough.  She was celebrant at my friend’s funeral and although this was a very upsetting time, I came away from that day with beautiful memories which is very rare from such an emotional event.  Debra had taken the time to really capture the life essence of my friend. This made it very special as it was personal to us all.  No copied words from other funerals, the whole thing was bespoke to my friend.  Thank you so much Debra for a beautiful memory of our goodbyes to a wonderful, sassy Lady.

Naomi

Debra was absolutely wonderful and made sure that there was love and laughter all throughout our handfasting ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for better.   She really helped my nerves settle and made sure that the guests could follow along and join in, which made it so much more special to us.  It was a magical day.  Thank you.

Emma and Ross

Debs comes with our highest recommendation. She offers a very personal yet professional service, ensuring every part of the service is what WE want and how we want it. You won't get another celebrant like her. She's worth her weight in gold!

Rhian and Julz

Debbie was brilliant and our little boy’s Blessing day was just as we wanted. What we really liked, was that she included everyone.  You can really tell that Debbie loves doing it, because the passion and dedication is unsurpassable. Everyone said how much they loved the ceremony and how at ease they were made. Thank you so much Debbie.

Kim and Peter

As a practising Pagan I've been a guest and participant at many handfastings over the years but I have no hesitation in saying that the ceremony Debra put together for my friends Yara and Antony was the most personal, inclusive and well organised that I've ever attended.

The largely non-pagan family and friends of the couple were made so welcome and were never left wondering about the meaning of the ritual and significance of the different parts of it as Debra made clear throughout what was happening and what it meant. She had also included the couple's close family and friends so they were actively involved rather than just observing from the sidelines. As Yara is originally from Spain Debra had even arranged for the most significant parts of the ceremony to be translated into the bride's native language so that the several Spanish guests could easily follow the proceedings.

Everything went without a hitch (pardon the pun!) and Debra's hard work made the occasion into something memorable, moving and truly special. I can only imagine the hours she must have put in planning this deeply personal, heart-warming and delightful celebration. Anyone who chooses Debra to be the celebrant for their handfasting or any other rite of passage will not be disappointed as her warmth, dedication and attention to detail is second to none.

 

Anna

Thank you for putting so much love and care into the wonderful ceremony.  It was absolutely perfect and we will carry it in our hearts for ever.

Yara and Anthony

 

We were so excited to be handfasted and I wouldn’t have asked anyone else!  Debra explained what was happening so everyone could enjoy it and we all felt so relaxed.  My husband and I were really pleased with the hard work, support and effort that Debra put in to making the ceremony what it was, and she really did create a beautiful handfasting ritual for us. I would say, hand on heart, that I would happily recommend Debra to anyone and hope, when the occasion arises, she will perform a naming ceremony for my family in the future.

Francesca and Steve

Debra’s service was one my family and I will always be grateful for. It was professional and emotional with a touch of light-heartedness. During a time of deep sorrow she gave my brother Glen a lovely send off. One I am sure he would have loved. My family and I will never forget it.

Melinda and Family

I wanted a traditional handfasting but my husband is very shy and took some persuading.  I chose Debs because I have attended other ceremonies she has performed.  She took our different personalities into consideration so my husband and I both felt comfortable throughout and she created a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere.

 

I would highly recommend Debs to anyone that is looking for someone who cares about what they do and also cares about the needs of their clients. We had a great time. And it was a beautiful ceremony. Couldn't have asked for better. All the family were well impressed and said it was the best day ever.

 

Jean and Charlie

Debra wrote and conducted a wonderful naming ceremony for our daughter Cherylea.  The ceremony was inclusive and explanatory which really helped friends and family understand its significance.  Debra included us in every part of the planning and tailored the ceremony every step of the way, she offered advice and guidance without any obligation and made the whole event stress free. The extra little touches like the commemoration certificate really made us feel valued. We would recommend Debra for any occasion requiring a celebrant, you get pure quality services and the warmest, most dedicated celebrant you could wish for.

Katrina and Danny

We would whole heartily recommend Debs as a celebrant. I’ve been to a few of her ceremonies previously, and as a couple have been to a naming ceremony where she officiated. For our handfasting, we already had very strong ideas about what we wanted our Ceremony to be, and how to make it very personal to us. Debs facilitated and because of her experience she listened, suggested, guided and helped us to build a ceremony perfect to our needs.  When the day came she was helpful, acted with great professionalism and possesses a natural calming influence.  She made a thoroughly good day even better and we look forward to Deb’s involvement in our future should the occasion arise.

Mel and Garry

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Chris and Nathan

Thank you for a wonderful service.  That poem was so appropriate and I thought the part where you spoke about my brother’s legacy was very special and it made me feel so proud.  I can never thank you enough.

Christine

When I first approached Debs about a naming ceremony for our son Jax, she popped round to chat over the details and get the names of the people I wanted to include in the ceremony.  Finally the day arrived and it was a beautiful day where we all had a good laugh at a few fluffed speeches and enjoyed the relaxed and warm atmosphere.  We were so grateful to Debs for creating such a wonderful ceremony that our second child will also be having her naming ceremony conducted by Debs even though we now live in Scotland!

Colette and Russell

The Eulogy that Debra presented was all we could have wished for and more.  Our mother requested a non religious ceremony with little fuss.  Considering Debra has never met our mother and only had information we had given her. She made it appear that she knew her well.   Her attention to detail was impeccable, she made us and the whole congregation feel very much at ease.  I would highly recommend Debra to anyone who was considering having a non religious ceremony of any kind.  Thank you Debra for helping us all through on the day.

Rob, Brian, Jan and Family

We wanted our Handfasting to be a celebration of our love and Debra really made that happen. The ceremony focused on our relationship, allowed us to choose our vows and readings and included our guests with each step. It felt so personal and memorable. Our friends still talk about it as the atmosphere was so wonderful. We would really recommend Debra as your Celebrant, she has such a warm and loving energy that infuses your ceremony.

Eleanor and Dave

Thank you for everything you have done to make my son’s naming day so special.  The ceremony was perfect and we are lucky to have found you.

Marie

Debra was very thorough and professional, devising our handfasting ceremony and discussing the format and wording with us beforehand to ensure we were happy with everything before finalising the details.  She then conducted the ceremony on the day and created a magical atmosphere for ourselves and our guests.  It was a wonderful day we will never forget.

Elaine and Chris

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