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Nancy Kniveton Ceremonies

Nancy Kniveton Ceremonies

Providing unique and bespoke ceremonies for couples and families in the North-East of England

Civil Celebrant Nancy Kniveton

Thank you for visiting my site and I hear congratulation is in order! My name is Nancy Kniveton and I’m a civil celebrant based in Newcastle. I am passionate about delivering warm, engaging and personal ceremonies for your wedding and naming celebrations.

What is a civil celebrant?

A civil celebrant delivers ceremonies, which are free from any legal restrictions in terms of content and location.

After meeting you, I write a ceremony that tells your story the way you’d like it to be told: no rules to be followed, no words that have to be said, it’s all about you and the beautiful story that you want to tell.

On the day of the wedding or naming celebrations, I begin by talking to guests, delivering the ceremony and creating photo opportunities, such as the signing of a certificate.

The ceremony is in my hands but delivered exactly how you want it, giving you the time to sit back and enjoy your day.

Why choose me as your celebrant?

I love weddings and naming ceremonies, they are beautiful occasions where families and friends can come together and celebrate something special.

I became a civil celebrant because I wanted people to have really personal experience on their special day. So when I write the ceremonies I want to create a wedding or naming ceremony that complements your individual personalities.

And as a person I love meeting new people, hearing their stories and I’m known for being bright, friendly and funny – all qualities I think make me a great civil celebrant.

On your special day, be it your wedding day or the naming for your new arrival, you should have everything you want. Let’s throw the rule book away and make it all about you. As a civil celebrant I will work with you and most importantly ‘your’ ideas to tell your story and put together the perfect script.

Together you will create something truly special, unique, your wedding, your naming, your story, the way you want it to be told. Let’s make your guests laugh, cry and reminisce and give them something to be talked about always.

Civil celebrants are not restricted by legalities or paperwork so you can have your ceremonies anywhere – on the beach or at the top of a mountain! Fancy jumping out of a plane – it’s totally up to you. This is why I loves my job!!

I deliver wedding and naming ceremonies all across the North-East and West of England (Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, Sunderland, Cumbria and Yorkshire) but I am willing to travel further if the clients desires. To be a part of someone’s special day is something that I takes really seriously. As a civil celebrant I will help to make your special day exactly the way you want it.

“We really wanted a service that would be personal and meaningful to us as a couple, not the average generic ceremony! Nancy exceeded our expectations. She took the time to get to know and understand us as a couple. She brought warmth, humour and incredibly special memories to our wedding day! She also had some fantastic suggestions to make our ceremony even more personal and unforgettable. We can’t recommend Nancy as a Civil Celebrant more highly, she was phenomenal!!!”

Anna M.

“Nancy recently conducted our son’s naming ceremony. In the run-up to the naming ceremony Nancy offered practical advice on the format of the ceremony and shared her extensive collection of readings, poems and dedications for use on the day. She also took the time to understand our requirements and get to know us as a family to help create a unique and very personal ceremony. On the day Nancy was excellent: she was very professional but her warmth and humour meant the ceremony retained the informality of a family gathering.
Nancy helped make our son’s naming ceremony memorable and I have no hesitation in recommending her services as a celebrant.”

Jes Balmer