Based in St Leonards-on-Sea East Sussex

Your Wedding Your Style

Your specially created, completely unique and very personal Wedding Ceremony held in the place of your choice. There is no need to use a licensed or religious venue to declare your love and commitment to each other.

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Commitment Ceremony

A very special ceremony for couples who do not want to marry but would like to celebrate their life-long commitment and love for each other.

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Vow Renewals

A very romantic opportunity for a couple to recognise and celebrate their deepened love over time.

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Baby Naming

A Baby Naming or a Naming Day is a beautiful new tradition to create heartwarming and close bonds with your new child and celebrate their arrival into your family

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Other Marvellous Occasions

Designed individually to celebrate whatever it is you want to celebrate though life's milestones such as reaching a special age, making a recovery, or moving on from divorce. Recognise your meaningful moments in the place of your choice, whether it’s at home, at your party venue or anywhere else either indoors or outdoors.

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Linda Bourbon


I am an Independent  Professional Celebrant based in  St Leonards on Sea , East Sussex  dedicated to  creating uniquely personal occasions using words rituals and music as well as  religious content if required,  at the venue of your choice which does not need to be either  licenced or consecrated. I also am able to travel further afield to perform ceremonies either elsewhere in the UK or internationally.

Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Commitment Ceremonies, Vow Renewals   Baby Namings and other Marvellous Occasions 

"Being a Family Celebrant is always inspiring - learning about people’s lives, experiences and future dreams, to create a beautiful ceremony which completely fits their personal vision of a special life moment filled with love to share with family and friends"

Linda Bourbon, Celebrant

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by Linda Bourbon - Celebrant

When planning  a  Wedding, Renewal of Vows  or welcoming a New Baby , the  finer details of   the venue  the food, the music , colour scheme and  your outfits are all given a great deal of consideration as central parts of honouring that special life  moment and your invited guests.  

But did you know how much more uniquely personal the ceremony could be if you were able to step outside of the constraints of the standard wordings and rituals offered by Registrars and traditional Religious Services?

By choosing a Professional Celebrant you can find the right words and staging to create an alternative and magical occasion that truly reflects your personality and individuality. 

If you would like to respect and blend elements of your individual spiritual beliefs or nationalities combined   into one ceremony then using a Celebrant is also a wonderful option.

Celebrants  perform  unique  ceremonies  in any suitable space; you do not need to use a licensed or religious venue to declare your love and commitment to each other, although you will still need to state the Declaratory Words, and the Contracting Words   in a Registry Office or licenced venue in order for your marriage to be recognised in law and for a marriage certificate to be issued. This can be done inexpensively and with just two witnesses at any time prior to your celebrant ceremony, or not at all if you do not wish or need your union to be recognised in law.

By choosing a Celebrant you can  have the ceremony of your dreams  in the place of your choice,  whether it’s  at  home,  at your party venue or anywhere else that is meaningful to you either  indoors or outdoors.

'My husband and I had the privilege of having Linda as our celebrant. Linda was so helpful. She gave us some wonderful ideas and personalised the whole experience. She was professional but still made us feel relaxed. If we had any questions, She was happy to talk us through it all. Linda made the whole process a breeze. The final ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We really can't thank her enough.'

The Abrahalls

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About Linda Bourbon


I  am  proud to be a  member of The Fellowship of  Professional  Celebrants. 

Based in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, with a degree in English & Drama, I have managed many music, theatre and corporate events over the years,  as well as  being a  published writer  and voice over artist.

I am always excited   to combine  these  skills  to write and deliver unique  ceremonies staged to best effect in your chosen setting to reflect your personal style .

Coming from a multi ethnic background, I have been lucky enough to travel extensively, and explore other cultures whilst spending time living in Greece and Spain as well as more recently rural South Africa. In fact my own wedding was a ’Bombay Mix and Biltong’ fusion!   

I love creating each individual ceremony by drawing on a treasure chest of ancient tradition and cultural elements as well as creating new rituals based on your personal heritage especially for you.

Whether it’s a Wedding, Commitment Ceremony, Renewal of your Vows  a Baby Naming or another important milestone in your own or family’s lives, such as an Adoption,  New Forever Home, a Fresh Start,  Significant Birthday or  Life Affirmation  that you would like to particularly celebrate , then  I would be delighted to help you make this very personal occasion truly special and meaningful.

If you are looking for someone who will take time to understand exactly who you are and help you realise your perfect moment then do please contact me for a no obligation discussion.

Contact Linda

07850 983 115

available from 10:00 – 18:00

photography by kind permission of Pendleton Bell Photographers & Unsplash

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