by Hazel Jane - Scotland-based Independent Celebrant

About Me - Scotland-based Civil Celebrant

Hazel Gibbens6 ©Kasia Kiliszek.jpg

Hello - and welcome

I am an independent celebrant living and working in Edinburgh. I may be English, but my heart and soul have always belonged here in Scotland.

A writer by trade and a storyteller by nature, I am a seeker of the magic in the everyday. When I have time on my hands, find me exploring the Scottish Highlands, shooting with my trusty analogue Olympus, or rolling out my yoga mat. If you’d like to get to know me a little better, feel free to drop me an e-mail anytime, or head over to my Journal to see what I’ve been up to.

I stumbled across the idea of celebrancy quite unexpectedly. Having experienced the power of a deeply personal, authentic ceremony after my uncle passed away, I realised my passion for writing and communication could be used for something fulfilling and nourishing. In 2018, I trusted the calling and trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

Rituals are incredibly powerful. A ceremony can welcome a new life to this world, or bind two souls together. Ceremony can let go of a life beautifully lived, or aid in the grief of a life gone too soon. This time we carve out, directing our collective energy into love and celebration, is truly sacred.

I am interested in combining celebrancy with elements of nature and symbolism including tarot, guided meditation and candle rituals.

If you are planning a ceremony in the future, I would be honoured to join you.

Love always, in all ways.

Hazel