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My mission

I create and deliver beautiful and quirky ceremonies for dogs and humans

 to celebrate their life's purpose and milestones with fun, joy and authenticity.

I work with those who want to celebrate

unique, unforgettable moments with friends, family and their dogs.

My vision

is to empower everyone to have ceremonies,

that create amazing memories for a lifetime.

Hi I'm Carolyn. I am a Master Celebrant who is trained by the Academy of Modern Celebrancy to deliver weddings, namings and celebrations of life ( funeral) services.

At Rites of Way, I understand that your ceremony is a deeply personal and meaningful moment in your life. 

I am her
e for you. I will create unique unusual ceremonies with special touches so you can experience important moments of your lives just the way you want to do so.
I provide an compassionate and personal celebrant service dedicated to creating beautiful, creative and fun ceremonies that reflect your unique story.

Whether you're planning a wedding, naming ceremony, or celebration of life, a living funeral I am here to help you.
My focus is on making you feel comfortable and true to yourself, so you can fully embrace and be in the moment.

Why choose me?

I am a person who loves life, having fun and enjoys making others happy. Music and storytelling are my passion. I use them to create unique events where people can celebrate their bonds and share their happiness.

I trained as a celebrant because I wanted to be of service to people at a vital times in their lives.  I will treat you with respect, empathy and compassion. 

Carolyn the Celebrant sitting on the wall at Ashridge House estate, Hertfordshire



I trained with the Academy of Modern Celebrancy , and I am a member of and fully insured with the Association of Independent Celebrants.
My role

is to celebrate a loved one (human or pet) and narrate their story, honour their life and memory, and help families and friends experience a special moment of light in their lives.

Who am I?
I'm a mum to two amazing human beings, and two of the best cats ever, Maisie and Jess, and a grandpawrent to Teddy the mini golden doodle.  

I'm half Italian so I like good food, a singalong, a laugh, a great discussion and being in the sun and water.

I love music, reading, singing, animals, travelling, writing, photography, art learning languages, being in my garden, walking and exploring new places and having fun with my family, pets, and friends in the local community.

Check out my other interests here! 

PhotographyCas Holmes (@cas1111) | Unsplash Photo Community
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About me

Why I Love What I Do

At Rites of Way,  I believe that every ceremony is a special moment that deserves to be celebrated in a unique and meaningful way with fun and humour too.
I am passionate
about creating personalised, quirky ceremonies that truly reflect who you are and what you value.

My approach is all about getting to know you and your story, so we can create a ceremony together that feels authentic and and has special touches all about you.

I am flexible because I want to make sure you feel comfortable and as confident as possible every step of the way,  even when things are hard for you.
I take pride
in offering a wide range of services to meet your needs, from full ceremony planning to customised script writing and creating memory boxes .

I am dedicated
to making your ceremony unforgettable, no matter what type of ceremony you're planning.

I am here to make sure everything runs smoothly and stress-free, so you can focus on what really matters - celebrating and commemorating your special moment in a beautiful and touching way.

Do get in touch to let me know how you think I might be able to help you.

I would be honoured and also excited to be a part of your special day.

Please send me a message or pick up the phone today for a chat to see how I can help you.

My details are below or use the contact form to arrange a free consultation discovery call.

Close up of Carolyn the Celebrant's smiling face


MONDAY - FRIDAY 10:00 - 18:00 SATURDAY 11:00 - 17:00

SUNDAY 10:00 - 13:00 




Instagram: @rites.ofway


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Carolyn the Celebrant at Rites of Way