About Rosalind Love, Independent Celebrant in Bristol. . . & Beyond

Rosalind Love Celebrant

My name is Rosalind Love and I am an independent Celebrant based in the Bristol area.

Why I decided to train as a Celebrant

A good few years ago I conducted the naming ceremony  for my niece.  Afterwards, one of my sister’s friends came up to me and declared:

‘Rosalind, it’s such a darn shame you don’t have a religion, because you’d make a great vicar’

. . . a Celebrant seed was sown. A seed that sprouted a few years later, when I took the plunge and trained as an Independent Celebrant with Civil Ceremonies Ltd. I was drawn to Independent Celebrancy because I have absolute freedom to focus fully on your needs, wishes and beliefs and can be really creative in crafting your ceremony.

My celebrant toolkit draws on:

  • Association of Independent Celebrants Celebrant Awards 2021 – Runner Up Couple and Family Ceremonies; nominated Funeral Ceremonies
  • National Celebrant Awards 2019 – nominated as Outstanding Family and Couple Celebrant, Outstanding Funeral Celebrant and Most Promising Funeral Celebrant
  • National Celebrant Awards 2018 – Runner Up Most Promising Family and Couple Celebrant
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples  (Civil Ceremonies Ltd NOCN  accredited)
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Funeral  Celebrancy (Civil Ceremonies Ltd; NOCN  accredited)
  • My extensive experience in professional facilitation and group work, mainly working with social entrepreneurs and community businesses from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • University Certificate in Counselling Skills (Network Training; University of Gloucester accredited)
  • Creativity – in particular capturing and telling others’ stories
  • A longstanding love of presenting and speaking in public
  • A natural ability to organise and problem solve
  • Attendance at the National Celebrant Convention and the Good Grief Festival
  • Membership of the Association of Independent Celebrants
  • Basic DBS check in place
  • Mental Health First Aider (2021)

“You have that ability to make people feel like they’ve been a friend for life.  Such a wonderful quality to have. ”     Helen, Bristol

“I am so grateful to Rosalind, one of the kindest people I have ever met.” Janet, Bristol

Some of my favourite things

About Rosalind Love Celebrant

As a celebrant I want to get to know you and understand what makes you tick.  In turn, you may wish to know a little about what I love to do alongside my celebrant and facilitation work.

To give you an idea, here are some of my favourite pastimes:

  • Gathering friends and family for brunch or board games
  • Swimming outdoors – all year round
  • Creating beautiful interiors at home
  • Walks with my dog, Benny – through Bristol’s green spaces or in wild places
  • Watching innovative theatre, circus and dance performance
  • Discovering quirky charity shop, flea market and clothes swap finds
  • Being on my bike – a great sense of freedom and the best way to whizz around Bristol

I’ve recently returned from an adventurous sabbatical, working on organic farms and schools in Morocco and France. I can now add milking goats, making cheese and teaching conversational English to my skill set!

I hope that you will find me warm, empathic, sincere and respectful.  I will endeavour to provide you with a professional service that provides quality and value.  I look forward to working with you.

Please get in touch about your ceremony >

Photos (top to bottom): Martin Pemberton Photography, Daniel Adebayo