Because every life matters, and we need to celebrate it beautifully.

From bespoke Humanist Weddings to heartfelt Funerals and Joyous Naming Ceremonies, Louise collaborates with you to create timeless memories, infusing each celebration with creativity, warmth, and your unique spirit.

Louise Williams Humanist Celebrant of Weddings, Funerals and Namings in Leeds, Yorkshire, Manchester and the UK.
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Louise Williams is a compassionate Wedding, Funeral and Naming Celebrant in Leeds, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

Hello, I’m Louise, and I am a dedicated Humanist UK Celebrant. And I’m here to help you mark life’s most meaningful moments, from the joyous arrival of a new baby to the sacred promise of a wedding vow and the tender farewell of a beautiful life well lived.

My ceremonies are thoughtfully designed, compassionate, creative and non-religious, tailored to resonate deeply with you and your loved ones.

Whether it’s a wedding, a naming ceremony, or a funeral, I’m committed to crafting a ceremony that fits your vision and celebrates your unique journey in a way that truly matters to you.

Louise took the time and trouble to get to know my partner very well through meetings with her family and a lot of back and forth via phone and email to get the details exactly correct.”

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Bespoke ceremonies that you’ll love.

With a wealth of experience leading weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies, my passion lies in creating deeply meaningful, customised, and inclusive ceremonies.

Each service I conduct is carefully crafted to mirror the unique personalities and beliefs of those at the heart of the celebration.

Passionate about ceremonies

I love my work with a passion and enjoy creating perfect ceremonies.

Trusted & experienced

Local families already trust me with their special life events, and I’m experienced.

I take time to listen to you.

Listening is important. I take plenty of time to hear your family stories and your preferences.

Inclusive & respectful

It’s important to me that I am inclusive and respectful, whatever your circumstances.

The Ceremonies I Offer

Non religious Baby, adoption and family naming ceremonies by Louise Williams


Welcoming a new life into your family is an event that’s full of joy. Bespoke Naming Ceremonies are crafted to express the hopes, dreams, and love you hold for your child. A personal ceremony that will be cherished for years to come.

Louise Williams celebrant conducting a non religious funeral


Thoughtful and personalised funeral ceremonies which are designed to honour and remember your loved one in a way that is most meaningful to you and your family. A heartfelt, respectful, and beautifully unique farewell.

non religious wedding ceremonies from May 2023 by Louise Williams in Leeds, Yorkshire and Manchester


Learn more about the journey we can embark on together to create your beautifully unique wedding ceremony. From initial planning meetings to the big day itself, I’m with you every step of the way.

A little about me – Louise, the celebrant

Hello! I’m Louise, your celebrant with a diverse background in Human Resources and performing arts. I excel at creating meaningful experiences, drawing on my skills as a calm, empathetic, and articulate communicator.

My strength lies in crafting ceremonies that are as unique as the individuals they celebrate. I do this by listening closely to your stories and weaving them into an event that truly reflects your journey.

I’m passionate about my role as a celebrant. This enthusiasm drives my commitment to creating the perfect ceremony for you that encapsulates joy, inspiration, and personal resonance.

Whether you desire creativity, fun, or flexibility, I’m here to bring your vision to life. With me as your celebrant, your ceremony will be as unique and memorable as your story.

Louise Williams Celebrant of Non religious Funerals, Weddings and Baby Child Naming Ceremonies in Yorkshire, Leeds and Manchester.

What is a Humanist Ceremony?

A humanist ceremony is a non-religious event that celebrates life’s key milestones – be it a wedding, a funeral, or a naming ceremony. Central to these ceremonies is a focus on the individuals involved, their stories, values, and the relationships they’ve built.

Each humanist ceremony is unique, crafted to reflect the personalities, beliefs, and wishes of the people at its heart. They offer a way to honour life’s most significant moments in a deeply personal and meaningful way. Whether celebrating love, saying farewell, or welcoming a new life, a humanist ceremony offers a sincere, inclusive, and memorable way to mark these important life events.

I am a trained and experienced Humanist UK Celebrant of Weddings, Funerals and Namings.

This video, hosted by Stephen Fry, explains how it works.

“BRILLIANT!  Louise was sensitive and clear, listened to what we said, was appreciative of our preparation, meticulous in her preparation, making the whole celebration smooth and meaningful.”

Louise Williams Humanist UK Celebrant of Funerals, Weddings and Naming Ceremonies in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester

Creating special memories to remember

As a celebrant, I will work with you to create a fitting ceremony for weddings, funerals and namings. It’ll bring together the moments, memories, music and other elements that truly capture the story and personalities of the people involved in a beautiful, original and personal way. 

My role – and my passion – is to give you the freedom to come together to mark a life event in a way that is beautiful, unique and memorable.

This personal connection working hand in hand with you is the cornerstone of crafting a ceremony that truly reflects you and your loved ones.

Testimonials – What People Say

I would highly recommend her

“She spoke in the ceremony with sensitivity and sincerity, and you would have thought she knew our loved one as her own friend by the way she spoke. I would highly recommend her to any other family.”

Testimonials – What People Say

Professional and Kind

Louise conducted a respectful and thoughtful ceremony put together with the families’ wishes being included at every step. A professional and kind celebrant who I have already recommended to others.”

Testimonials – What People Say

Touchingly Delivered

“It was a beautiful ceremony, touchingly delivered and very thoughtfully arranged and managed.”

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Why choose me to be your Celebrant?

I go above and beyond for my clients to ensure their ceremony is everything they want.
My attention to detail, boundless creativity, and dedication to my client’s needs set me apart.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a celebrant?

A celebrant is a trained professional who officiates at ceremonies like weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies. They work closely with individuals and families to create personalized, non-religious ceremonies that reflect the beliefs, values, and personalities of those involved.

What types of ceremonies can a celebrant lead?

As a celebrant, I can lead a variety of life ceremonies, including weddings, vow renewals, naming ceremonies, and funerals. Each ceremony is tailored to the individuals involved, making them deeply personal and unique.

How do we begin planning a ceremony with Louise?

The process begins by reaching out to me via the contact form on this website, emailing or phoning me. We’ll set up a meeting to discuss your ideas, expectations, and the type of ceremony you envision. This is the first step in creating a unique and meaningful ceremony for you or your loved one.

Can a celebrant-led ceremony include religious elements?

Yes, while celebrant-led ceremonies are typically non-religious, they can certainly incorporate religious readings, rituals, or music if these elements hold significance for you. The goal is to create a ceremony that truly reflects you and your beliefs.

How much does it cost to hire Louise as a celebrant?

The cost varies depending on the type of ceremony, its complexity, and other factors. Please get in touch for a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs.

How far in advance should we book a celebrant?

It’s recommended to book as soon as you have a date in mind. This ensures my availability and gives us plenty of time to plan and personalize your ceremony. However, I understand that sometimes circumstances don’t allow for long-term planning, and I’ll always do my best to accommodate your needs.

Where can celebrant-led ceremonies take place?

Celebrant-led ceremonies can take place almost anywhere! From your home or a community hall to a park or beach, the location is completely up to you. The aim is to choose a venue that holds significance for you and contributes to making your ceremony feel as personal as possible.

Louise Williams Celebrant of Non religious Funerals, Weddings and Baby Child Naming Ceremonies in Yorkshire, Leeds and Manchester.

Let’s talk about your wedding, funeral or naming ceremony.

Let’s start crafting your unique and bespoke ceremony with me today by checking my availability.

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