Meet our students and hear their stories

Read our students stories and put yourself in their shoes

The beauty of celebrancy is that each and every one of us has our own story and background. This makes us different and makes the industry so interesting. This works so well for your clients too!

Meet the Students

Vikki Harris

Starting out completely new to the industry, Vikki was so excited to become part of creating dream weddings ceremonies.

Coming from a background in tourism, Vikki use her skills in marketing to accelerate her business so quickly she secured bookings during the course!

Martin Fox-Roberts

Martin runs his own freelance business as a deaf interpreter and trainer. He considered becoming a masseuse but quickly after discovering celebrancy decided that it was way more him.

After graduating from the Academy, he is looking forward to niching into the LGBTQ community.

Julie Chudleigh

Julie loved weddings and after being asked to officiate a friends, she wanted to learn exactly how to be a celebrant and how to run a successful business doing it.

A former Headteacher, Julie was so inspired by the course she wrote a book and wants to start her own wedding venue!

Dave Octave

As a singer and entertainer Dave had already been to his fair share of weddings. 

He wanted to take part in some of the magical moments the ceremony offered so dived into celebrant training. He's so excited about developing his business and is on a roll!

Sophie Li

Sophie loves to present, she's a teacher and lives in Spain and after having her own celebrant led wedding, just wanted to do the job herself!

Straight after the course, Sophie dived into her bookings and has officiated ceremonies in some of the most stunning venues in Southern Spain.

Colette Johnson

Colette worked in the business development industry and wanted to start a job she would love.

She'd recently found out about how celebrancy has just changed so many lives and knew she'd love to do the same just for her.

It took just a few weeks for Colette to get her first booking and now is officiating ceremonies in stunning locations across the UK.

Ronnie Booth

Ronnie came to the Academy as a Toastmaster. He loved the wedding industry and wanted to add celebrancy to his business.

He's never looked back and now has 2 businesses that give him the work-life balance he desired.

Laura Bell

Laura worked part time for a holiday rental company and is a mum of a gorgeous boy.  She wanted a side business so worked to get her Naming Ceremony Certification.


Olivia Coleman

Olivia spent most of her career working for some top wedding venues in the UK and after becoming a mum, wanted to find a career that suited her and her lifestyle. She left the course with 8 bookings in the diary and most passion and drive than she ever thought possible!

Joanne Lazarus

Joanne is an ex-performer and on the day wedding coordinator and was told by her friends that she'd be a great celebrant! So after doing her research, she dived into training with AMC and has not looked back! Listen to her journey and what she is looking forward to the most!

Vince Hawkes

As award-winning Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies, Vince is no stranger to coordinating large events and interacting with people from all walks of life. 

Training with the Academy of Modern Celebrancy has given him the ceremony crafting skills to create something special and unique for all of his clients - forging friendships!

When you join the AMC, you will become part of a team of celebrants that will
help you to push your business forward


Audrey Fox Kent

Hi, I’m Audrey, what better way to embrace lockdown than making plans for the future, embracing a new career & studying during the winter! This is where the AMC came in! I have changed career a couple of times, first I was a Dietitian & Nutritionist, then by accident, I came across “all things wedding” & became a wedding planner. My next move was to become a wedding celebrant in Greece. I spent a long time googling celebrant training, it’s so important to find the right mode of teaching that fits in with your style & your learning skills, I also wanted a course that was modern & vibrant, reflecting ceremonies today. The Academy of Modern Celebrancy ticked all the boxes! I was assigned a fantastic trainer & mentor. They broke the mold when they made Stewart. I think he was made just for me! The trainer, student fit was perfect. Week by week we worked through each module, through video calls, 1 to 1s & workbooks. He trained me, gave me advice (still does, I have been known to fire him through a message so I can run something by him - he is always there for you) & we laughed a lot. The whole experience was a pleasure. The training is thorough as is the content & you get what you put into it. The more passionate you are about learning & using the life skills you already have the more you get out of it. Top tip, do one module at a time, trust the system, each module adds to the next then it all fits together seamlessly. Jennifer did a seriously amazing job when she developed this course. In closing I would just like to add, the AMC staff are always there for you & all the celebrants are always there to support each other. It’s a community - It doesn’t get much better than that! Then your new job begins, you're passionate & excited, you wait for your first inquiry & then it appears! It’s just the beginning - to infinity & beyond.

– Audrey, AMC Graduate

Ready to find out more
about a career as a celebrant?

Choose your course and learn more.


Do you want to support others in some of the toughest moments in life?

The Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy is a full access online comprehensive course with dedicated 1-2-1 mentoring and covers all aspects on how to run a consistently booked funeral business.


Do you dream of officiating weddings?

The Wedding Celebrant Certification is the ultimate training programme for you providing you with video tutorials, 1-2-1 mentoring and covers all elements of running a successful business in the wedding industry.


Love new beginnings?

The AMC Naming course covers everything you need to know to become a confident and sought after Naming Celebrant and officiate beautiful ceremonies for all new starts. You’ll also learn how to run a successful business.