Peter is a licensed celebrant, and offers his services for both in-house weddings at Willowbrook, as well as independent celebrancy for couples who have their own venue in mind. In his own words:
I believe it is important for a couple to feel comfortable with their celebrant; I like to meet over a cup of coffee, so you can get to know me, and talk about how you want to express your love and commitment for each other during your marriage ceremony.
I bring to your ceremony 25 years of experience as a celebrant in the UK, having been an Anglican priest and celebrant in London.
I also believe that confidentiality is important. Every couple deserves to be able to plan their big day knowing that their need for privacy will be respected. Couples can be assured that their conversations, ideas and plans will always be kept in the strictest of confidence.
You may wish to have an intimate ceremony with a small group of close friends or you may wish to invite hundreds of guests; you may want your ceremony on the beach, in the garden, or in a country house. Whatever your dream is, I will help you to translate it into reality for your big day.
Marriage may not ring the right note for you, but you still want to make a commitment to someone, and to have that recognised publicly and with a sense of occasion. We can work together to plan what is just right for you.
After a number of years some couples wish to reaffirm the vows they made on their wedding day and to celebrate with family and friends. I will help you to plan a ceremony to renew your vows that will reflect the precious times in the past and rededicate yourselves for the future.
The birth of a child is a most wonderful event in life and the expression of thanksgiving for this new life naturally accompanies the desire to gather family and friends publicly to name the child. I can plan the perfect event with you.
The passing of a loved one is an harrowing time and great care and pastoral skill is called for in the planning of a funeral which will not only celebrate the person's life but also help those who are left behind, to grieve and face the future with hope.
Thank you so much for being our marriage celebrant. We can both honestly say it was the best day of our lives to date. You were everything we could have hoped for in a celebrant - confident, professional, calming, caring and personable to name a few traits. You made us feel so at ease during the ceremony. I was so surprised that my nerves didn't take over on the day. I just felt so happy. It must have been your calmness rubbing off on us. We have had so many comments from guests saying things about you such as "the best celebrant they have ever come across". I will be sure to recommend you to anyone planning a wedding. - Clare and Chris
Dear Peter, Julia and I would just like to say how happy we are to have had you as our celebrant. From our first meeting to the big day it was such a pleasure to plan everything with you. You gave us our perfect service and so many of our friends commented on how lovely it was and how nice it was to meet and talk with you after... thank you for all that you did for our big day it really was everything we had both hoped for and more. - Julia Wetzel and Dean Romley
Peter was everything we could ask for in a celebrant. When we first met him, we knew he was the right person to marry us, He listened to our needs, offered advice and made us feel relaxed about our wedding. Our wedding ceremony was just perfect, so thank you so much Peter for making our day so special. - Nicol and Jeff Halford
" We turned to Peter for advice about planning the ceremony. He was very helpful to us, with lots of good advice about the details of the service - his background as a priest made him a great source of information. Peter is patient, supportive, and has a wonderful sense of humour, and manages a great rapport with all whom he meets...and we would recommend him to any future couple." - Kahl and Cristina Betham.
"I commend him to you wholeheartedly for his ability to conduct weddings in a most wonderful manner, with sincerity, empathy and thoughtfulness...he was able to put the bride and groom at ease which greatly helped them overcome their nerves on such a momentous day. Peter also brought great warmth to his service in welcoming everybody who was there to witness the marriage, and all the guests remarked on the delightful way in which he conducted the celebration." - Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond.
"Thank you again for making our ceremony so wonderful. Also, thank you for being so thoughtful and scanning the certificate to us. You have been an absolute blessing to us and have gone above and beyond in everything you have done for us." - Helen and Rhys Ravey