Hello, my name is Nigel Braun, I am an Independent Celebrant who is able to conduct Wedding ceremonies, Renewal of vows, Baby naming ceremonies and Funeral services. With a move away from religion by many in society, the service of a celebrant is proving more and more popular.
I perform ceremonies in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders and feel very lucky to live and work in this beautiful part of the Country. I can and do perform ceremonies in other locations by negotiation.
I have many passions in life, including keeping fit, listening to music from all genres, and enjoying the great outdoors.
My biggest passion in life are people. We are all unique and we all have a story to tell, and I see it as an honour and privilege to help tell these stories and to give them a voice by creating meaningful and beautiful ceremonies. I combine my love of getting to know people and bringing them together, and with my creative writing and speaking skills, we can create truly meaningful and heart-felt ceremonies for all of life’s seasons, celebrating love and lives.
I was inspired to become a Celebrant after planning my mother’s funeral with her whilst she was terminally ill , to ensure she had a ceremony that really celebrated her life. It was after this ceremony that I was approached by other people to write their Eulogies and perform their ceremonies. I have since been asked by to conduct Wedding ceremonies and baby naming services.
It is important that you are comfortable with the personality and style of your celebrant. I offer a particular warmth that I am told creates a feeling of calm coupled with both drive and vibrancy for weddings, naming and joyful ceremonies of all kinds. I possess a sincere compassion for our saddest of occasions, having experienced loss myself.
I am an independent celebrant trained and registered with the internationally recognised Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.