Your day, your way.

Richard Lavender

Modern Professional Celebrant

Hi, I’m Richard, an independent Celebrant based in Chester & North Wales, I can travel nationwide and internationally should you need me to.

I love creating & delivering personalised & memorable ceremonies that are as wonderfully unique as the people they’re about!

It’s YOUR day.. my style is to make it fun but professional and when we meet, we will discuss how you want your ceremony to be and plan your special day together.

I’m here to support my clients through the planning of your ceremony to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable day to remember.

My Services

Wedding Ceremonies

Funeral & Celebration of Life Ceremonies

Renewal of Vows

Baby Naming Ceremonies


Adult Naming & Right of Passage Ceremonies

Pet Ceremonies & Blessings

What is a Celebrant?

A celebrant is a professionally trained individual with the experience in place to create & deliver completely bespoke and personalised ceremonies.

With no restrictions in terms of the content, format, location, or style of a ceremony as you would find with a registrar or other religious ceremony and can so we can completely personalise your unique day.

Why Choose a Celebrant?

Celebrating life events should be a wonderful & joyful experience but organising them can often be stressful. More and more people like the freedom to plan an event that reflects them, their style and their budget which has seen a huge increase in celebrant-led ceremonies over recent years.

From beautiful outdoor settings or unlicensed venues, to incorporating cultural, religious or family traditions, my clients really can have the celebration they’ve been dreaming of!

Your ceremony should be the heart of the day and the start of the celebrations; your ceremony will set the tone for the rest of the day so it’s important to get it right! Less formal doesn’t mean less special or personal, that’s where I can help my clients to ensure they are happy.

My Process


I sit with you to find out about you and you ask me questions about my approach, and I find out all of your requirements. Then if we are both happy and feel I would be a good fit, we move onto the planning stage.  


I begin crafting content for your big day, as well as any other elements that we have discussed for me to arrange, remember I am flexible and highly skilled at organising your event so your day is in safe hands. 

The Big Day

On the day of the event, I will ensure you and your guests are comfortable, well informed and relaxed. I can work with the venue etc. to ensure a seamless, memorable occasion.  

I would definitely recommend Richard, he couldn’t do enough for us in the lead up to the wedding along with making our special day perfect! We had Richard stay throughout the day as a toastmaster and he put me and my husband at ease as he organised everybody and we’re they needed to be! He wrote our ceremony perfect and had people laughing as well as crying and remembering our day being personal to us. Thank you, Richard, your going above and beyond did not go unnoticed.

Lauren Loughlin

The Perfect Celebrant for Our Special Day! Richard was an absolute gem as the celebrant for our wedding! His warm presence and genuine enthusiasm made our ceremony truly magical. Richard effortlessly captured the essence of our love story, delivering a heartfelt ceremony that left everyone in awe. His ability to strike the perfect balance between sincerity and light-heartedness created an atmosphere that was both emotional and joyous. We couldn't have asked for a better person to officiate our special day. Richard, thank you for making our wedding ceremony unforgettable! Highly recommended!


Wedding at Harrison’s Hall - 30/09/2023 From the moment we sat down with Richard we knew we had a made the right choice of celebrant. He has a talent for this sort of work and it’s easy to see why he enjoys what he does. Professional yet informal, because of Richard the service was so much more relaxed, funny and yet lost none of the emotion we all felt on our special day. Thank you Richard.

Billy & Janette

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