Prepare yourselves to be moved! There will not be a dry eye at your Celebrated Ceremony with friends’ and family’s tears of joy and laughter.

Welcome to Celebrated Ceremonies

Bespoke occasions, stylishly marked- your way!

Jonathan Dolling is a qualified independent celebrant. It is his desire and privilege to create ceremonies that are exclusively written and delivered with you in mind.

During our life-time, there are various landmarks worthy of celebrating such as the birth of a child, coming of age and, of course, marriage. You deserve to have a caring, attentive professional dedicate their skills and expertise to design that fairytale beginning, providing memories for you and your loved ones to share forever. Celebrated Ceremonies can be in any location- whether a natural, rural setting outdoors or inside a castle in stately splendour. With Jonathan, the sky really is the limit!

Celebrated Ceremonies are tailored to your beliefs, culture and personal preferences. Jonathan will include whichever symbols, words and traditions you value. These can be partly faith inspired such as a blessing or have no mention of religion at all. As a Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, Jonathan is fully trained and accredited. He believes in your own unique vision and can draw on any custom or content that would mean the world to you. As Shakespeare put it, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” It would be an honour to listen to your dream and help it become a reality.

Celebrated Ceremonies are committed to equal opportunities. We literally take “pride” in the union of gay couples. Love has no boundaries; there are therefore no limits to what is legally possible.

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Registry office websites present the public with two narrow choices of wedding ceremony: either accept their mostly pre-written, secular orders of words- with any religious references or spiritual music banned- or go to a church, temple, etc. and have a totally religious service where either or both partners are expected to repeat words they don’t believe!!

What a wonderful service it was, I think you and the choir were the stars of the show! The school did a brilliant job and we have had some lovely feedback and lots of questions on where we found you! Also, we now have some really positive memories..”

TB, Hampshire

Thank you so much for the excellent service that you did for my beloved husband. Everyone later on told me how powerful but quiet it was.. with so much truth and amusement as well as his life history and his personal interests… You were superb and quietly perfect.”

Dr G, formerly of New York, USA

“….a truly inclusive ceremony. It was original, funny and entertaining, delivered incredibly passionately. We’re so grateful he created such a memorable occasion for us.”

J and G, Bristol

“Jonathan Dolling- a Jack of all trades and Master of Ceremonies!”

JB, Oxford

About Jonathan

Jonathan Dolling is dedicated to serving you, whatever the occasion. Celebrated Ceremonies has become his passion since qualifying as an Independent Celebrant in 2014.

He cares deeply about what matters to the people he works with, honouring ordinary people with extraordinary dreams. 

Contact Details


07877 338114