Hello, lovely to meet you.

My name is Annie Richardson, I live with my husband Stephen, our chickens- The Dixie Chicks and our gorgeous chocolate Labrador, Sydney

We live in rural depths of lancashire close to Rivington, a small delightful village on the outskirts of Lever Park, hence the name The Rivington Celebrant.

I decided to become a Celebrant after a chance meeting with a friend in Sydney in 2016. She also was a Celebrant and as she took me to see some beautiful locations where she had held ceremonies, I was hooked. Although I have to admit that the beaches and hidden locations bare only a passing resemblance to the reservoirs of Lancashire, but with a little imagination, loads of good ideas and my expertise, all venues of any type of celebration can be magical.

In my previous working life I have spent many years as cabin crew with a major British airline, this is a customer focused role that I was proud to undertake. I love meeting and talking with people from all walks of life and every job that I have had uses this skill.

I have run my own company which restores canework on pieces of antique furniture. I have been an event organiser for a local hall, this involved weddings, baby naming, and celebrations of all types. I also sold high end properties for an international property group and more recently have spent 10 years working in a high school. I also review the newspapers on the Graham Liver Breakfast show, am often to be found chatting to John Gillmore and will soon have a regular 'foodie' feature on Fridays....All with BBC Radio Lancashire!!

As you can see, a varied selection of roles which has made me confident, warm, approachable and sincere,and enables clients to draw from my diverse spectrum of talents.

I am a very organised person, who relishes a challenge. It doesnt matter what ideas you bring to me, whether simple, whacky, vintage, conventional, or simply fabulous..... I will do my utmost to make them happen. Whatever your style - I am up for the adventure!

My wish is to work with you to write and officiate your ceremony which will reflect your true personalities, feelings and thoughts, ensuring that your special day will stay in your memory forever. I am graduate of the UK Society of Celebrants who provide me with all the help and assistance I may require.

Every ceremony I deliver is professionally written and conducted in a way that ensures you celebrate exactly as you wish, with your own personality, style and beliefs included.

I am able to provide the following:

  • Bespoke Wedding Ceremonies
  • Baby Naming
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Blessing following a wedding abroad

Also a selection of symbolic elements includes:

  • Last kiss, first kiss
  • Ring warming
  • Unity candle ceremony
  • Unity sand ceremony
  • Wine Box Ceremony
  • Handfasting
  • Jumping the broom

Let me guide you to transform your dreams into reality.....A simple call is all it takes.

"First Think, Second Believe, Third Dream, and Finally, dare"
- Walt Disney

Annie Richardson