I’m Vicki and I live in Gartcosh, a small village on the outskirts of Glasgow. I live with my husband and our newest addition, our wee girl who certainly keeps me on my toes!
After graduating from University where I studied Psychology, I worked in various roles within the Care sector. I worked alongside vulnerable adults with wide ranging support needs including Mental Health issues and Learning Disabilities. I currently lead a Young Carers group, enabling Young People time out to learn and explore new activities and friendships.
Following this, I decided to broaden my horizons and embarked on my journey to becoming a Humanist Funeral & Wedding Celebrant which is without a doubt, the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done.
My work has always had people at its heart - I just love getting to know people and hear their life stories.
If I’m not at soft play or a baby class (my life has changed a lot!) I enjoy shopping, having a coffee watching the world go by and walking in the great outdoors with my wee one and husband. It’s the simple things in life.
I have always found Humanist funerals to be personal, loving and a true reflection of a loved ones’ life journey. It gives me a great sense of pride to be guiding others through such a difficult time, knowing their loved one will be given a sincere and fitting send off. I don’t think I could find a greater privilege or responsibility than helping to celebrate someone’s life.
Having been a guest at a number of Humanist weddings, coupled with my own core values, my husband and I knew we just had to have a Humanist wedding for our own big day back in 2015. We loved every moment of it. We loved how our Celebrant enabled us to put our own stamp on the ceremony. The fun bit was writing ‘our story’ allowing us to share our happy memories, personal stories, and quirks with our closest friends and family on the day. I feel privileged to now be a part of this exciting process for many happy couples and help put them at ease knowing they’ll be entering marriage with a meaningful and personal ceremony (which they’re very much part of tailoring). The ceremony can be as formal or light-hearted, short and simple or lengthy as you’d like. I’ll guide you through the whole journey which I know will be exciting and fun for each and every couple.