Please see below a selection of the kind comments sent to me by a few of the people I’ve worked with in the past.
When I was looking for a celebrant for my children’s joint naming ceremony I was given Awen’s name and I am so glad that I was lucky enough to be sent her way. I had delayed having a naming ceremony as I wasn’t sure how I wanted to welcome my children and was navigating family expectations that they would be Christened. So by the time I finally decided that we would have a naming ceremony they were nearly 5 and 18 months.
As soon as I spoke to Awen I felt more confident about my choice and she was so sensitive and respectful of where I had arrived at spiritually. She completely understood what kind of ceremony I was hoping for and how (privately) significant this choice was for me. She wrote a beautiful script for the ceremony and both included everything I wanted said and made some lovely suggestions that helped to complete it.
On the day our family and friends were moved by how personal the ceremony was and she unified the huge range of opinions and beliefs that stood in one circle around us. She rooted our children in their family history and gave them the blessing of the elements that I hope follow them for life. We have had lovely feedback from the day – one friend called the ceremony ‘enchanting’ and others have shared how touching, simple, genuine or beautiful they found it.
Awen’s presence is a very special mixture of magical and gentle – she makes it all about the people in the ceremony whilst creating a special atmosphere all around her.
I hope that if we welcome more children into the family she will name them too.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part and conducting our ceremony. I genuinely couldn’t have had a better person. Your energies and personality are beautiful. You made a special day even more perfect. It’s a day we will hold in our hearts for the rest of time, everyone commented on how unique and personal it was and we loved the fact that we could involve our family and friends. Thank you again.
– T & P
I would like to say a few words of in praise of thanks to Awen our beautiful Celebrant who performed our magical handfasting in the Chalice well Gardens at Glastonbury. We could not of wished for any one other than Awen. She has a wonderful calming presence about her, she listens to what you wish to be included in the ceremony and gives good positive advise. Many of our guests commented on the ceremony, such as “unique, moving, heart-warming and spiritual,” they felt relaxed about the ceremony and everyone felt it a beautiful memorable experience. We would not hesitate to recommend Awen as a Celebrant as we wish others to experience her wonderful presence, wise words and calming influence.
– Louise & Gary
Awen conducted our surprise handfasting ceremony arranged by our family to celebrate our Ruby Wedding. We can only describe our experience as amazingly personal, appropriate and affirming. Thank you again for celebrating this most special anniversary with us and for us.
– Pat & Edwin
Awen is fantastic!!!! She makes you feel special even though I had a lot of questions and feel a bit silly. We both had a beautiful full pagan handfasting in our home which we loved!!!! The service was tailored amazingly to the way our lives have turned out and it worked!!!! Awen did a brilliant job. Thank you Awen.
– Laura & Alex
My husband and I can not thank Awen enough for creating a moving and spiritual naming ceremony for our daughter Luna Seren. She blended my husband’s Christianity with my earthy spirituality to make a ceremony that was unique and appreciated by all the attendees. The naming ceremony came about 18 months after the mama blessing she did for me while I was pregnant with Luna. The continuity of Awen’s care and fellowship made both ceremonies even more significant.
– Clare & Tom
I had a beautiful baby blessingway conducted by Awen. Very personal and spiritual. I now feel ready to birth my baby in confidence, quiet and calm. Thank you Awen for a magical evening.
Awen made my blessingway so special, it was calming, personal, beautiful and made me feel ready for my little boys arrival. I would highly recommend her.