Celebrant Susannah sits in a plush chair with a huge smile, opening up a book on wedding ceremonies
Susannah Boughtflower

We all know it can be overwhelming planning a wedding, funeral or other family occasion. If you are looking for a celebrant to look after your special day, Susannah is here to help you bring together the words that need to be said, to give you good advice, and to be the voice of your ceremony. Celebrant Susannah will help make your day memorable and special. She has a delightful and friendly personality, a positive demeanour and is sensitive to people's needs. She is a very good listener and will convey every thought and emotion that you would like to be said on your special day with passion and grace.

Celebrant Susannah is based in the picturesque and historic village of West Hoathly in Mid Sussex. She is married to an entertainer and has three lovely children of school age. Susannah studied under The Institute of Professional Celebrants.
Celebrant Susannah will meet you in your home, or a venue of your choice, and together you will go through every aspect of planning and creating a meaningful ceremony. Susannah will use this as a basis from which to write your ceremony and she will check the wording with you every step of the way to make sure everything you want to be said is said, and is said in the right way.

In these Covid sensitive days, she is happy to wear a protective face covering and sanitise her hands regularly when visiting.
Funerals

"Dear Susannah. Thank you for conducting our mum's service, it was so beautiful the way you delivered. You really are a gift from God, a special angel. Thank you again. God bless." - Daniel and Desislava

photo: funeral celebrant Susannah Boughtflower by Lesley Burdett Photography
Celebrant Susannah presides over a family funeral in Crawley
Susannah is ideal for weddings, funerals, handfastings, naming days, gender reveals and ceremonies and blessings of all kinds. She covers the Sussex and Surrey areas, including East Grinstead, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Edenbridge, Oxted, Uckfield, Horsham and Horley, and much further afield as well. Please contact her for her fees, she has good favourable prices.


After their wedding, the bride and groom walk hand in hand along a jetty with the sea in the background

Weddings

Susannah will build a relationship with you to truly understand the dreams you wish for and what you would like said at your wedding. Her energy and personality will truly embellish the most memorable day in your lives, making your wedding day so much more unique and individual.
A couple hold hand and renew their wedding vows in a beach setting

Vow Renewals

You probably look back on your marriage and wish you could do it all again. Well, there's nothing to stop you. A vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage, the perfect opportunity to reaffirm your love for each other and to make it into a celebration day for family and friends as well.
A celebrant presides over a handfasting ceremony

Handfastings

A handfasting is becoming increasingly popular with modern couples. The ceremony involves a couple's hands being placed together and bound with ribbon or cord (hence the phrase "tying the knot") and the ritual is often performed at celebrant-led services. A handfasting traditionally lasts for a year and a day.
A cute baby, asleep, wearing a ribbon bow and naming day tag

Naming Days

Wherever you decide to hold your naming day, Susannah is here to inspire you, to enlighten you, to lead the ceremony, and to make your child's day one that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Adoption Ceremonies

When a family adopts a child, they make a commitment to treat that child as one of their own. An adoption ceremony is a meaningful and heartfelt way to mark and celebrate this and Susannah will help you announce your new adopted child to the world.

Funerals

Susannah will help you say farewell to your loved one in the most respectful and memorable manner. Susannah speaks sensitively and from the heart.

Photos by Lesley Burdett Photography
Susannah can also be celebrant at your gender reveal or other ceremonies and blessings of all kinds. She'd love to chat about your celebration so please do give her a call.

You can find testimonials for Celebrant Susannah on her testimonials page.
LGBTQ Equality Weddings
Jennifer Constant, founder of The Celebrant Directory, sums up what a celebrant is by telling Wedding Ideas magazine: “Simply put a celebrant is a person who performs and officiates formal ceremonies, and whilst commonly seen at weddings they can also conduct other services like renewals, baby naming and funeral rites. The beauty of what celebrants offer is the sheer versatility to help couples create tailored, unique ceremonies that reflect their personalities and love for each other.”