Regional Winner ‘Wedding Celebrant of the Year’ (TWIA) in 2018.
Regional AND National Winner ‘Wedding Celebrant of the year’ in 2019.
I have been TWIA East of England Celebrant of the Year winner for 2 years running 18/19 and was completely shocked and just slightly over the moon when it was announced that I had also won the national title of ‘Wedding Celebrant of the year’ at The Wedding Industry Awards in January 2019.
Winning the award that first year was so exciting, a massive nationally recognised industry award that gave me the impetus to rebrand. It felt almost like I was being told 'you know what missus, you can do this and actually you are quite good at it.' ( I suffer from imposter syndrome like you wouldn't believe!)
And then to win both the regional and national awards this year, well that just boosted my confidence even more. I love spreading my unique brand of love far and wide and I know my couples are choosing me now, not just because they NEED a celebrant and anyone will do... But because they REALLY want ME! I have had couples move dates and times to accommodate me into their plans. That is really rather awesome and a little bit humbling!
So I trained with Terri through the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC) in the Summer of 2011 down in Worthing, and we had such fun, my eyes were opened to a world of possibilities and I couldn't wait to get started. I had so many ideas brimming over, but it took time to develop those ideas and my style, and now I have definitely found my niche in the market as well as my tribe.
What the FPC training gives is beyond compare. We don't concentrate on how to compose and write an email, but how to write and deliver a ceremony. How to make sure your families and couples are truly reflected in everything we do. How we can still inject our personalities into the script and ultimately the delivery. I have been described as a comic genius by one dad... and he should know because he IS one but that's another story... had standing ovations and reduced guests to tears (in a good way I hasten to add).
Because of my wealth of industry knowledge I have become the Manager of Continuing Professional Developments for wedding and family celebrancy within the FPC. It is an honour to help mentor my peers knowing I am continuing to pass on good practice and keep our members at the top of their game. In turn it also keeps me at the top of my game, as I am always researching and improving my techniques.
All of this training is most definitely reflected in the amount of awards members have received over the years. FPC Celebrants are recognised as a bench mark of excellence. Add that to the camaraderie and support amongst members and we have the perfect match.
Well trained and well supported independent celebrants, delivering world class and award winning ceremonies.
It is a thrill and an honour to be a part of an organisation that consistently achieves high levels recognition.
I glow with pride when I speak about being a part of such a supportive group of people and I know that the training I received set me on the path I walk today. Combine that with the work I continue to do on behalf of the FPC, I know our already high standards will continue to rise and in turn raise standards throughout the industry. After all, we are all striving to be the very best celebrant we can in our own field, be it wedding and family or funerals.
The market will become more competitive, it is the nature of the beast, but cream rises to the top... And boy has the FPC and its individual members proved this time and time again!
You can find out more about me at my website www.mtaylorcelebrant.co.uk
I attended Terri’s 3 day course 8 months ago now and found the training excellent value for money, especially as other companies were charging somewhere in the region of £2000 for very similar training. Terri shared her knowledge and resources and gave me everything I needed to embark on a new career as a Celebrant. I have now conducted 50 funerals and am loving every aspect of the work, however …
The course was perfectly communicated and presented. I enjoyed the interaction with Terri and the other group members and learnt a great deal that will hopefully help me build on my business. Everyone had a role to play and there was no where to hide! The venue was great with free parking and convenient to main routes.
This course provides a friendly, fun and safe environment to learn all aspects of the sensitive and rewarding role of a Funeral Celebrant.Terri shared her knowledge and vast experience willingly, with confidence and humour.The course is intensive training and you leave fully equipped to be an Independent Celebrant.Our group bonded immediately even though we all came from different backgrounds and …
This course offers a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn how to prepare and conduct an effective funeral service for the bereaved. It offers sound practical advice backed up by Terri’s wealth of experience.
I can whole heartedly recommend this course as a sound foundation for a career as an Independent Celebrant.
I must say that I thought Terri was pretty amazing. I can’t think of anyone who feels so passionate about what they do, I said to Terri that I have never put anyone on a pedestal before now but she really is an inspiration. Terri came across as a true professional and I also liked her passion about promoting celebrancy and getting it regulated.
Thank you very much for all you did to make the last two days such a pleasure. It was very informative and well presented, but for me the most important part was the fact that you shared your own experience in such an open and generous way.
I certainly intend on keeping in touch with such a great bunch of people.
Terri makes everything easy to understand and enjoyable to learn, for such a potentially sad subject the training empowers one to go out there and create beautiful personal tributes for someone’s saddest moment in life.
I like the fact that the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants is all about the training and support of celebrants and less about making money! The forum is an invaluable support n…
I wasn’t sure if Terri’s training would be sub-standard when I compared the price of her training to the cost of similar courses which were almost 3 times the price! How wrong I was, the training was EXCELLENT and gave me everything I need to start my this new chapter of my life . I know I can now start my career as a celebrant with knowledge of the funeral industry in general, and with a real und…
Hi Terri, this is just to say thank you for a very exciting, life-changing two days training with you. I was impressed by so much of what I learned, as well as by the seemingly effortless way the training (and refreshments!) were organised.
What a lovely group of people!
I’m looking forward to moving forward into a much more meaningful phase in my life, and feel very proud to be a member of The Fe…