In this video, Ian, a trained professional toastmaster, master of ceremonies and qualified wedding celebrant, introduces what general civil ceremonies services are offered by Chester Ceremonies.
Are you looking for a trained professional toastmaster to ensure that your occasion runs efficiently, and with that added element of style – like having a dedicated ‘personal event manager’? Or a wedding celebrant to write and deliver bespoke celebrant ceremonies that will realise all you've dreamt of, and have guests talking about for years to come? Are you wishing to welcome a new member to your family, to rebirth or rename them? Or are you sadly marking the passing of a loved one?
Whatever the reason, it is Ian's aim to offer you a warm, friendly and professional service. To learn more, please click on the relevant section below, or use the button here, to contact him directly.
Ian Wynne-Smythe is the founder of Chester Ceremonies. He is a trained professional toastmaster, offering master of ceremonies services, speech writing and personal event management, and also a qualified and certified independent civil celebrant offering bespoke wedding celebrant and other milestone ceremonies.
Ian’s passion for caring for the needs of others has been underpinned by his being fortunate enough to have travelled the world as a hotel manager on cruise ships for over thirty years.
In this unique environment, he has encountered many situations that have equipped him to deal respectfully, caringly, and professionally with all manner of people, across all cultures, nationalities, and beliefs. He draws on this experience in his professional toastmaster and celebrant work in Chester (where he has lived for over twenty-five years) and in the whole north west of England and north Wales.
In his role as a trained professional toastmaster, he is present to ensure that everything that has been planned goes exactly as it should and also to bring an element of class and distinction to any occasion.
As a celebrant, Ian believes that milestones in life and love should be freely celebrated reflecting the wishes of those most affected by them. In short, by you! The focus of any milestone event should be based on your wishes, your beliefs, and your desires, not those prescribed by another authority or doctrine. It’s about you, it’s about freedom.
Ian takes pride in his ability to listen attentively to the wishes of others and to transform these, using his personal qualities and professional skills, into a ceremony worthy of the trust placed in him.
Either as a trained professional toastmaster or celebrant, Ian’s promise to you is that you will always be respected and treated with care and professionalism - from the initial point of contact right through to the conclusion of your milestone event. You can be assured of a professional attitude and approach, attention to detail, exceptional organisational skills and a good-humoured, genuine, and personal, commitment to you so that you can be as worry-free as your occasion allows.
Training and Professional Memberships - Ian has successfully completed a course of training and examination with the UK School of Professional Toastmasters and is competent to practice as a professional toastmaster at functions nationwide. He is honoured to also be a member of the Northern Guild of Toastmasters.
As a celebrant, Ian studied with the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC) and holds a Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK, as certified by Ofqual/National Open College Network, and is also a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC). As such, he follows the core values of best practice, ensuring he is always delivering a professional service to the highest standards.
For reassurance, as both a professional toastmaster and a wedding officiant, Ian is also covered by Public Liability and Public Indemnity Insurance for all functions and wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
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Click on the image to learn more about how Ian, a qualified independent wedding celebrant and wedding officiant, can help you create bespoke celebrant ceremonies. Ian specialises in wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, commitment and renewal of vows ceremonies that will realise your dreams and have everyone talking about for years to come.
The loss of a loved one, be they family, friend or your four-legged favourite, is never easy. Click on the image to see how Ian can assist you in commemorating or celebrating the life of someone dear.
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