Gaynor Stickels Celebrant


Pagan and Alternative Celebrant

covering Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire,

Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, U.K.

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©2019 by Gaynor Stickels Celebrant.

Outdoor Weddng with Family Unity Handfasting Ceremony

Gaynor was amazing from start to finish. Listened to everything we wanted and made beautiful suggestions of her ow . Contact was kept throughout and we were given scripts of the ceremony to oversee beforehand. The day was brilliant with Gaynor delivering a confident, yet emotional ceremony. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Such a personal experience which all the guests raved about. Highly recommend! <3

Rockabilly Hotrod & Narrowboat Themed Outdoor Tipi Wedding

Gaynor was our celebrant for our wedding 06/07/2019, From the moment we met we knew she was the one who could make our special day ours! She listened carefully to what we wanted and researched and came up with the exact kind of ceremony we wanted. helped us with song choices, practiced tying knots with us, didn't flinch when we changed readings...
She calmed my now husband down when he got nervous, even had a plan for when he was waiting for me to keep him occupied!
Our ceremony was supposed to be outside for all of it but the rain gods decided to celebrate too and Gaynor delivered the ceremony introduction then got everyone inside the Tipi Marquees for the remainder, she made it so cosy and intimate and delivered the ceremony faultlessly. I recommend Gaynor 110% .....Her partner and soundman also took some cracking photo's which we've added to our album! Thank you Gaynor from the bottom our hearts xxx

Marquee Wedding

My wife Jen is currently living in the USA and I am still in the UK which created some obvious challenges when planning a wedding ceremony. We were looking for an independent celebrant who would be able to work with us, via Skype to make our day as special as could be.
Thankfully we were directed to enquire with Gaynor Stickels and tentatively made an initial telephone call to field whether Gaynor would be a good fit for us. Thank God we did.

Gaynor is an absolute professional. From the first telephone call, to the various Skype meetings, Gaynor was always available to field my e-mails or text messages querying aspects. This is a lady who has her stuff together. Gaynor took all the stress and burden of arranging an international ceremony and tailored her approach to fit in with our needs and was incredibly organised, willing and kept us on track. Gaynor provided so many inspiring ideas and shared her experiences with us and created the most wonderful service.

Gaynor drafted a wedding script for us, and it was beautiful. I didn’t appreciate the amount of work required going into meeting the couple, understanding their story, and then writing a script which would be suitable. The script we received was made with love and an abundance of care and attention. This again removed more anxiety as we knew we were in good hands.

On the day itself, Gaynor arrived in good time and introduced us to her husband who acted as the music fader. This took away another element of stress and worked like a dream. The ceremony went so well and everyone remarked how it was the highlight. It was delivered with humour in the right places, and she did us proud.

If you are looking for a positive, delightful and professional celebrant for your event, pick up the phone and have an initial call. She really set the benchmark high for us and we would happily recommend her onto our friends and families who have events in the future.

Gaynor, thank you for making our day so special, we truly appreciate all that you did for us.

Rich & Jen, 22nd June, Royal Arms Sutton Cheney

Funeral Service

"I have deliberated long and hard of a fitting review of your services! 
Here it is...
My heart broke open once again when I lost one of many of my soulmates; J. G. I wanted so much to do him proud. I wanted him to know he was loved in this life and his body of musical work was held in high esteem. 
I wanted to express the depth of this loss. 

Gaynor listened to me for 3 hours 'rattle' on and retell many an amusing story of our love. She wanted to know every detail of his human life on Earth. This was reflected in the beautiful service dedicated in his memory. 
Gaynor captured many a fabel told about him in her service. She really listened to my aching heart and did him a beautiful justice in retelling the beautiful events of his short life. She accomodated the natural upset and was kind, empathic and had a genuine 'heartfelt' response.
Many people approached me after the ceremony from all walks of life to say what a beautiful ceremony it was, different, personable and fitting to such a kind and gentle man. 

The support has been ongoing and I am truly grateful for her friendship, integrity, knowing. The funeral will now be etched upon the minds and hearts of all that attended." 


Handfasting Ceremony - Sherwood Forest

"We feel so blessed to have chosen Gaynor to deliver our handfasting ceremony because she helped to make it absolutely perfect for us. I have read the other reviews and Gaynor's own page and agree wholeheartedly with every word said, she is indeed empathetic, highly professional, caring, sensitive with a great sense of humour that helped to put us at ease, as well as our guests on the day, including our 5yr old flower girl who really hit it off with Gaynor. 

For the occasion, the balance was just right, reflecting the seriousness of our handfasting with a good dose of fun along the way! The whole experience from the first tentative email was stress free, supportive and encouraging. Gaynor is a very good listener and communicator of ideas and was able to turn our ideas into reality for which we cant thank her enough."
A & S S.

Christmas Pet Rememberance Ceremony

"Gaynor did an amazing job at organizing a evening for our forgotten pets at our rescue, every little detail was checked before hand. 

It was thoughtful, sensitive and full of tears and the occasional laugh. She gave the whole evening a relaxed and loving vibe and will be asking her back again next year."

Lorraine & David
RSPCA Coventry & Nuneaton Branch

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Vow Renewal

“Dear Gaynor

Brian and I want to say a humungous thank you for doing such a brilliant job on Saturday and making the day feel so special.
It was, as I’m sure you gathered, extremely emotional for both of us and because of that, it was even more meaningful and heartfelt to ourselves and to our friends and family.

We will send you some photos once we get them and please feel free to use them and our comments as recommendation to your future clients as a brilliant celebrant!

Meanwhile please do pop in for coffee if you are ever in our vicinity as we would love to continue our friendship with you.
With thanks again and love"
J and B”

Naming Ceremony

"A Wonderful Ceremony!

Coming from religious families but not being religious ourselves, we decided to hold a Naming Ceremony for our son to celebrate his arrival into our family, instead of the more traditional Christening.

Gaynor worked so hard with us to create a personal, moving and completely perfect ceremony. Gaynors wonderful manner in delivering the ceremony, and the script that she put together for it touched everyone, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end of it! It was over a month ago and people are still taking about what a special day it was.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gaynor, and hope to have future occasion to work with her again!"

S.R. & M.D.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

"I would just like to say a massive thank you for what u did on our day, you made it so special. We couldn’t have wished for a better person to marry us than you. Thanks for everything!"
Love B. xx

Funeral Service

"Sorry I missed you yesterday. Thank you on behalf of my family for your excellent presentation and control of the service. Many commented at the wake on how well it was presented and executed by yourself. 
The collection has reached over £700 up to now with many envelopes to be opened. 
Our father was a remarkable man,
Many thanks again,
My best regards,"

Zoo Wedding Ceremony

Twycross Zoo, Atherstone

"Many many thanks to Gaynor for all of her hard work in putting together and taking our ceremony. Many people commented on how lovely it was to have something different from the normal type of registry ceremony. Gaynor was very easy to work with, sent lots of ideas to help and was always willing to accommodate when we changed music or wanted something a little out of the ordinary with the music selections. We would definitely recommend Gaynor's services to anybody who is looking for something a little different in a ceremony.

Many thanks once again for all your hard work (and also your roadie husband too).

J&A P.

Outdoor Biker Wedding

"Hi Gaynor,

Thank you so so much for delivering such a wonderful ceremony, everyone has commented on how beautiful is was.

We had an amazing day! Your photographic contribution was stunning and captured the moments perfectly! 

Lots of love and thanks from us both xxxxx

Mr & Mrs. M.

Festival Wedding, Cropredy

"Huge thank you to Gaynor for leading our wedding ceremony at short notice. Unfortunately the celebrant we had originally booked was unable to attend due to a family emergency but Gaynor stepped in last minute and you would not know that she had just picked things up at short notice. We trusted Gaynor as soon as we spoke to her on the phone. Perfect balance of sincerity and humour for our slightly unusual ceremony. Thank you Gaynor!"

Funeral Service

UK & Australian Wedding Blessing Ceremony, Northamptonshire.

"We just want to say thank you so much for the care and attention you put into Dad's funeral. So many people said what a wonderful service it was. So many happy memories and tears, but I think we did him proud. Thank you!"



'Gaynor was just wonderful to work with, from start to finish. She did an amazing job, especially considering we live in Australia, so everything had to be done over email and Skype! Gaynor wrote a beautiful ceremony, which was heartfelt, funny and really reflected who we are as people and as a couple. On the day, Gaynor was so professional, warm and friendly - I got very choked up during my vows, but she just gently encouraged me to take my time and offered me a tissue. Gaynor has a beautiful way with people - we're so happy we chose her!'

C. & J.

"Every love story is beautiful,

but yours is my favourite!"