Richard R Wood
I'm Richard and I can't wait to help you celebrate.
I'd love to create a beautiful, bespoke ceremony that reflects you as a couple, whilst also adding an extra special sprinkling of fun and flare to help make your day, one to remember.
Each wedding should be as unique and wonderful as each couple I work with. Composed with the highest level of love, care and perfection, I will design you a one of a kind ceremony that sparks nothing but joy for you, your family and your friends!
So if you are looking for something special and memorable, come and say hello! I can't wait to meet you, and lets really make that special day, a day to remember forever!
It's not about me.
Except this bit...
Have you ever looked back on your life and thought that the journey you took led you, unknowingly, to the place you find yourself at? That's how I felt when I became a Civil Celebrant.'
So much of my previous experience and background pointed to this vocation. For example my time as a Training Manager delivering training on, among other things, presentation skills; the 10 years plus I've spent in the wedding industry; the acting experience - all these aspects and many more led me to this role creating and delivering beautiful ceremonies at Weddings, Civil Ceremonies and and Vow Renewals.
Whilst training for Celebrants in the UK isn't obligatory, I wanted to be the best wedding celebrant I can be, so I studied with the Fellowship Of Independent Celebrants, to achieve the NOCN Certificate in Celebrancy in the UK.
So if you're looking for a wedding celebrant who is relaxed and professional, who will work with you (although I'll do the actual work!) to design a beautiful and at times lighthearted service, which is perfect for you, let me know and I'll recommend someone. Only joking!
So that's a bit about how I became a Celebrant. The rest of my time is spent walking our two Cocker Spaniels, ride outs on my treasured old Goldwing, along with being a professional singer and working as a Supporting Artist (also known as background or an extra) in TV and film. You may, if you concentrate, have seen me on the likes of Peaky Blinders, Victoria, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Fresh Meat to name a few. Look out for 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton' just released on ITVX, I am playing an 18th Century juror. You will also see a familiar face in the Netflix release 'Bank Of Dave' about half an hour from the end.
I also won 'Come Dine With Me' on Channel 4. Much to the surprise of my wife, who knows I can't cook!!