Hello, my name is Lynsey Shields and I am a Family and Funeral Celebrant.
Originally from York, I have spent three years in Portugal before settling with my husband in North Leeds and now reside near Wakefield.
I have experienced a variety of different employment sectors, from hospitality, to staff training, software testing to online university admissions, and sales. I have found that regardless of industry, the same key point was always brought to the front. This point is that it is important to always put people first.
I believe a key factor in being a great celebrant, is having the ability to draw on others and our own experiences. I have seen the lows, such as back in 2012 when our first child was born sleeping. I have also thankfully seen the amazing highs, with my wedding back in 2010 and in 2014, our second child arrived. With her arrival, my husband and I agreed that I would be a stay at home mum to focus on our daughter and her younger brother who followed later in 2015. As if I am not busy enough, to complete our family, we also have two crazy cats and a very loving Labrador. In my spare time, I like to dabble in Christmas crafts and can often be found at several of the local Christmas markets.
Now in my thirty somethings’, our youngest child is about to embark on his full-time schooling, so I felt it was time to put me first and I wanted to find something which both excited me and would give me a sense of fulfilment. Becoming a celebrant was something that I felt could achieve these goals and what better way to put people first, especially when you get to experience spending some of the most loving and emotional times with others……see more
Venue Liaison Visit
Second Interview (Modify & Agree order of ceremony)
Final Interview & Practice
Available for Photographs as required
Four special ceremony elements of your choice.
*A4 parchment signed by the couple and witnesses (Additional Cost)
*A3 parchment upgrade (Additional Cost)
Two special ceremony elements of your choice
A4 parchment signed by the parents and Guide parents