Anne O’Brien is a celebrant based in Oxfordshire who specialises in naming ceremonies but also conducts weddings and other celebrations.
Hi, I’m Anne O’Brien of Bluebell Naming Ceremonies. Bluebell Naming Ceremonies is a really personal venture for me. The idea first came to mind when we organised my daughter’s naming ceremony. I thought what a privilege it would be to create and deliver such a wonderful celebration. Families are formed in all sorts of ways (my youngest daughter is adopted) and it’s my ambition to create beautiful events which celebrate these important moments in life, in whatever form they might take.
I’m based in the lovely village of Barford St John on the edge of the Cotswolds, so I cover Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. I hold a Diploma in Celebrancy and love windy, sunny days, especially on the beach at Southbourne with my family.
I love language and the power and subtlety of words, so my quest is to create modern naming ceremonies that are personal to you; that recognise the joy and informality of life in the 21st century, but that carry moments of reflection too.
My delivery is warm and calm, creating a relaxed and inclusive event, which tells the unique story of your family.
My ‘little black book’ is bulging with venues and styles that are family friendly, so contact me to share ideas about themes, locations, readings and lots of other special little touches. It’s going to be a beautiful ceremony! Thanks for considering me as your celebrant.