About Me


I’m Ruth, not only am I friendly, approachable and sociable but I’m also a passionate Independent Celebrant who loves my job. I am a fully qualified celebrant, gaining an accredited Level 3 National Diploma from Civil Ceremonies Ltd, one of the UK’s leading celebrant training companies. I now have several years experience in writing and delivering ceremonies here in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area.

I became a celebrant having witnessed and enjoyed the beauty and personal experiences of celebrations whilst living in Australia. Across a variety of locations, wineries to beaches, gardens to golf clubs, I observed the relaxed, vibrant and unique atmosphere these locations offered to those getting married. I wanted to take a piece of this home and create my own ceremonies for couples like you.

Past clients have described me as extremely friendly, a good listener and an excellent communicator. I’m relaxed and confident in delivering ceremonies with enthusiasm and professionalism at all times. Meeting new people and listening to their stories makes my role as a celebrant so enjoyable. Your personal story helps me to create your unique and individual ceremony. No two couples are the same and I make sure that no two ceremonies are the same either.

My priority is to work closely with you, and to support you in the creation of a beautiful, memorable ceremony and I will do everything in my capacity to ensure this. My attention to detail is paramount and nothing is too much trouble. I appreciate all the stress which can arise in the planning of your big day and I make sure that the planning of your ceremony is totally stress free.

If you’re looking for a highly organised, extremely positive and motivated celebrant, whose eye for detail is paramount and whose desire is to make your big day extra special – then look no further.

Why Choose Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies?

  • I will create your unique and personalised ceremony where you can choose the content, timing and location
  • I offer wedding ceremonies in unlicensed wedding venues, both indoors and outdoors
  • I create naming ceremonies for babies and children in non-religious settings.
  • I will listen carefully to your ideas and guide you throughout the whole experience.
  • I will deliver your ceremony in a relaxed and professional manner, ensuring it is exactly as you have planned.
  • I never forget it’s your ceremony and it’s all about you

I hope that having read my website you feel inspired to contact me for a chat. I would really love to be your chosen celebrant and look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Thank you for reading.
Ruth x