Welcome to Heartfelt Ceremony!
I’m Kate Mortimer, Heartfelt’s professionally trained celebrant, offering a wide range of ceremonies, such as weddings, vow renewals, naming ceremonies, family celebrations such as welcoming an adopted child, and memorials and funerals (for animals as well as people!)
It is an incredible privilege when you choose to work with me to craft and conduct a ceremony. My passion is to understand your hopes, dreams and wishes, and create a professional ceremony, which can be as traditional, or unique and unconventional, as you like. I particularly love quirky, vintage, alternative and homegrown celebrations!
I have a Master’s degree in Creative Writing, which enables me to work with you to eloquently express your feelings through unique ceremonies, and really enjoy getting to know you to create a ceremony which is perfect for you. You can have as much or as little input into the content and structure of your celebration as you choose. I have a wealth of resources and a wide range of ceremonies in my skillset, so can make suggestions for your ceremony which you might not have thought of, or might not be aware were options.
The advantage of employing me, as a professional independent celebrant, is that your ceremony will be tailor made for you – you’re not tied into a formal venue or particular setting, or to specific wording, content or ethos. This means that the ceremony or celebration can truly reflect you and your loved ones and be wonderfully memorable!
While I practice as a mainly secular celebrant conducting humanistic style ceremonies, I have no ethical objection if you wish to include any readings or music which have a religious origin – it’s YOUR ceremony!
I welcome people from the whole community, am committed to equality and diversity, and offer a professional, ethical, reliable, flexible and creative service, using my professional training and experience, and empathy, communication, organisational and presentation skills gained from 17 years as an NHS professional and independent therapist also.
I offer a free, no obligation initial meeting, to enable us to get to know each other and begin to plan your ceremony, and for you to ensure that you feel I am the right celebrant for you. I am based in Bristol and able to travel.