Hello, I'm Melanie and I am an upbeat independent celebrant located in Chichester, West Sussex. I moved here with my family in 2014 after many years moving around the US, Spain and England. The first question most people ask me is, "Where is your accent from?" Well it's a long story with no perfect answer, but it's a great ice-breaker and we usually settle on something like Mid-Atlantic.
I became a celebrant because I want to know your story and help share it in a unique ceremony that's a true reflection of you and those you love! How do you want to remember your ceremony? That's where we'll begin!
If you'd like to know a bit more about me...well here goes...
There isn't much I do without music playing in the background (even if it's just singing to myself). I'd be at a live show or festival and bad dancing every weekend if I could. Laughter and seeing humour in life is what keeps me going - even when life offers lemons - hence Lemonade Ceremonies. I love a bit of DIY, vintage furniture, exploring new towns and villages, a good G&T, and any sort of tea and coffee - milk, no sugar. Spending time with my amazing son and my mad puppy put me in my happy place!
I also speak Spanish, so if you fancy a bilingual ceremony - ¡Hablemos!
I'm in West Sussex but love all the beautiful places around Sussex and Hampshire. If you'd like me to travel further, just ask. The freedom of a celebrant means that I can conduct your ceremony wherever you like!