Our Celebrants

Our Celebrants are empathic, heart centred individuals.  They are drawn from our wider members, having been honoured in being asked to conduct a life ceremony by a couple or family.  They have all undertaken our intensive training course designed to ensure they each achieve the highest levels of ability, professionalism and originality in writing, creating and delivering all kinds of ceremonies in accordance with our philosophy. In addition to composing from scratch, our Celebrants are trained to pay particular attention to delivering excellent public speaking.  Our Celebrants all have the ability to engage an audience, and naturally speak from the heart when delivering their ceremonies. No matter the occasion, they are able to intuitively guide the mood of the ceremony to flow in harmony.  You’ll find the legal process a breeze with their professional guidance. Each uses their unique talents to make your wedding day perfect.  We are sure you’ll find the person to suit your needs from Scotland’s most vibrant team of Celebrants!    
Legal Marriage,
Renewal of Vows,
Namings,
Funerals

Marion McGunnigle

  Hello, I’m Marion. I’m a marriage and family event Celebrant, helping couples and families find the words that resonate with their passions and values across Scotland since 2009.  Providing ceremonies is both a privilege and a creative outlet for me. Using my creative writing skills and inspiring delivery style, I bring the ceremony alive allowing you both to celebrate your own values.  I make sure every layer of your ceremony is perfect, with attention to detail ensuring it’s more than just the sum of its parts.  As a seasoned public speaker I’ve worked in Scotland’s most prestigious Wedding Venues. In Scotland, however, your Wedding can be hosted anywhere – even at home –  if booking a licensed Celebrant like me. I live near Glasgow with my twin girls. I manage our small team of Celebrants at The Love Society.  I’m passionate about delivering a great experience, so please get in touch if you are planning your Wedding at marion@lovesociety.org.uk or 0800 756 6666 ext 301 You can also visit my personal website here.
Legal Marriage,
Renewal of Vows,
Namings,
Funerals

Karen Roxburgh

  Hi, my name is Karen.  I love a celebration.  I love helping with the organising of it and bringing it all together.  What is there better than celebrating a couple who made the decision to make a lifelong commitment to each other? I knew how much I wanted to be involved, so when I got the opportunity to become a marriage celebrant, well, I had to celebrate this of course! I can help you organise the marriage you want.  Help you over the hurdles and make your day everything you dreamt of and more.  Call me on 07981876667 to arrange an appointment or drop me a line at karen@lovesociety.org.uk or 0800 756 6666 ext 302    
Weddings, Funerals, Namings

Janette Devlin

Hi im Janette Devlin and how I got to working as a celebrant was the fact that I was always known through my wide circle of family and friends for writing poems and reading them out at milestone parties/weddings/funerals etc. I wrote and read a poem at my sons wedding some years ago where Marion from the Love society was the celebrant. It was that day that i knew I found something that I would LOVE to do so…………….I bit the bullet and trained to become a fully fledged marriage officer. I have now married a few members of my family as well as my younger sister! (it was amazing). i have married really close friends and also and my sons friends. I have gained an excellent reputation for capturing the couples personalities by writing their personal and beautiful ceremonies and delivering them with a blend of seriousness mixed with my wicked sense of humour. I lived in Australia for a number of years and I was able to witness firsthand the fantastic impact a celebrant has on making a wedding ceremony so personal. I loved the choices available to the wedding couples who were able to go outwit the church or registry office and have their personalised ceremonies in their own back garden, or on the beach and up a mountain as well as in their local park. When I came back to Scotland the choices were very limited for couples to have their own personalised ceremonies. Im delighted to say the “trend” for wedding ceremony choices are a greatly improved and I for one am glad to be a part of offering this choice. I do a range of jobs, I am a community worker and a university lecturer I have experience of working with lots of people and audiences in various environments. I have worked in New York, Minnesota Istanbul and Australia and I have lots of public speaking experience. I have been married for 33 years and have two sons, Im desperate to be a granny but its not happening…..yet! My poor boys and their partners are demented by me. My good friends say that I am “happy, warm, entertaining, and a joy to be around” My family say Im funny, compassionate, just “get” people and I can make people feel special. My wedding couples have loved their ceremonies and have given me terrific reviews. “Professionally handled, very personal and meaningful service conducted by a very likable celebrant “Friendly, vivacious, effervescent celebrant who was accommodating flexible and gave us a ceremony to remember” Contact me on 07530 094017 or 0800 756 6666 ext 303 or janette@lovesociety.org.uk        
Weddings, Funerals, Namings

Campbell Bell

Hi. My name is Campbell and I’m a marriage and family event celebrant. I enjoy engaging with people and have spent the past 40 years working with families and community groups, sharing in their lives during times of celebration, joy and sadness. I am also an experienced and accomplished public speaker and trainer. I spend as much time as I can outdoors hill walking, running and cycling. It is a privilege meeting people, especially at times of celebration and transition in their lives. I believe creativity, patience, warmth and an acknowledgement of feelings and needs will help to bring your ceremony to life. It is your day, so it is important to find the right words and tone to deliver a personalised, bespoke ceremony. From your initial enquiry, through tailoring your ceremony, to guiding you through the day, you can be sure of a calm, professional and personal service. I am available for weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. Contact me on 07540 480692 or 0800 756 6666 ext 304 or campbell@lovesociety.org.uk        
Weddings, Funerals, Namings

Sandra Smith

Who is Sandra…… Experiences in supporting people during times of sadness, happiness and excitement has brought me into the Celebrant world with Precious Moments. Having travelled Globally, I have met and enjoyed the company of people from many countries. Along the way, learning and understanding the different cultures, aptitude, and ability to gain their trust and indeed respect. A people’s person, sharing a unique warmth of ease and comfort lets people relax around my company. Having empathy to listen and patience to understand people’s life experiences has allowed me to use my passion in writing poems to recapture important aspects of their family, friends and relatives. Being invited to many public events over the years, made me no stranger to addressing an audience or indeed being interviewed. Once for the children’s STV appeal. My portfolio includes my own personal life experiences, living life on life’s terms. My own son’s late diagnosis of Asperger’s – I grasped the awareness on the lack of social skills and embarked to encourage working and supporting the European Chow Rescue.. Engaging on our mission would see the arrival of our two Chowdren, now adopted and sharing our home… Our experiences gained, allowed our open door policy into fostering and see many other chowdren find their forever homes. These doors now open, see me organise the monthly chow walks over Scotland and being one of the administers for the Chow Chow Scotland Page In fulfilling my dreams, I was blessed with my daughter bringing my two grandsons into our world to make it complete. Contact me on 07833 482495 or 0800 756 6666 ext tbc or sandra@lovesociety.org.uk      
Admin Secretary

Gordon Widdop

Gordon volunteers his spare time to help us. mail@lovesociety.org.uk