For those of you who have been following my celebrant journey since it began in early 2022, you might remember that it was mid September of last year when I passed my assessment to conduct and solemnise weddings and civil partnerships.
I was chuffed when the bookings for weddings and CPs began almost immediately, and I began delivering those ceremonies at the end of the year/beginning of this year.
Well, last night I reached an exciting and humbling milestone when I met with a lovely couple to chat about their forthcoming wedding early next year. I hadn't even arrived home from the meeting when my phone pinged to let me know that I had a wedding booking to confirm from said couple.
...and then the penny dropped. This was my 100th wedding booking!!!
I really am SO grateful to ALL of the fabulous couples I've met with during the past year, either in person or via Zoom, who have trusted me with creating and then conducting their ceremonies on their big day! I know I'm incredibly lucky to be doing something that I love, and which makes such a positive difference in the lives of those I get to work with.
You can see photos of most of the fab folk I've married so far on the Gallery page of my website www.davidthehumanistcelebrant.com and you can read some of the lovely comments people have left for me on my Reviews page.
So far, I've delivered 42 weddings/CPs, and I'm due my first Saturday off since Eurovision in early December! Bookings are pretty full now for 2024, and I already have quite a few for 2025 - and one ultra-organised couple who I'll be marrying at the end of August 2026!
As one of my Celebrant colleagues said to me right at the start of my journey, "this is the BEST job in the world!"
They weren't kidding!