What can we say about Jonathan? Jack of all trades and Master of… Ceremonies 

John of Oxford

You are very good at listening and summarising what you hear. This helped the whole process fall into place. It wasn’t long before we had the order of service all mapped out. There was even laughter and smiles that evening too.              

…you really do have a knack for putting into words what people are thinking. The eulogy you delivered was spot on and I am sure mum would have been very happy with the service you presided over.

I’ve had a lot of people say what a great send off mum had and it is pretty much all down to you. …You made a very difficult day so much more bearable and easier to cope with, something I am very grateful for.

JJ, Addiscombe

We’re a dual heritage couple and Jonathan drew from both our cultures to create 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

…thank you for leading such a beautiful service for our Mother yesterday.  So many people commented on how personal and touching it was.  We could tell that you had carefully pieced together many aspects of her life and incorporated them into the proceedings. We are also very grateful for the way that you sensitively and thoughtfully brought the occasion to a close in a way that uplifted us and left us with happy thoughts to take away with us.

JA, Croydon

…thank you for all your guidance and assistance in the funeral arrangements for Mr AS and for your beautiful words in the eulogy…With kind regards, The family of AS.                                                                                                                                                                                       

PS, Upper Norwood

Thank you again for helping us prepare for the service, for coming out to meet us all and for your work on developing and delivering the eulogy, as well as officiating generally. It was very reassuring in the unfamiliar and distressing circumstances of dealing with our father’s death to have your guidance and we are grateful. Also, you spoke clearly and audibly, which was greatly appreciated by my mother.

SB, South London

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. 

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07877 338114