Sue is a humanist celebrant who performs ceremonies in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and the Home Counties.
Humanism is a non-religious belief focusing on living with purpose and meaning, and emphasises the importance of empathy and kindness. Sue performs many types of ceremonies, including for same sex couples, civil partnerships, and vow renewals.
After gaining 30 years’ experience in public relations, marketing, and copywriting, Sue now uses her writing and organisational skills to write emotional, impactful ceremonies.
Sue will meet with you face to face to chat and get to know your unique love story so she can create a ceremony that reflects you perfectly. It will be personalised to you as a couple, and can include readings, music, and symbolic rituals like hand fasting, sand blending and candle lighting.
To discuss your bespoke humanist ceremony with Sue, you can contact her through the form above.
Reviews for Sue Walder - Humanist Celebrant
Recommended by 100% of couples
Avani & George, 27 August 2017
“We are both writers and chose to have a Humanist wedding so that we could create a ceremony that truly reflected who we are and what we wanted our marriage to represent. Sue is a brilliant celebrant, a lovely person, and was a pleasure to work with. When we told her what we envisioned for the day, she offered expert suggestions on how to structure things so they ran smoothly, and she quickly became familiar with Indian wedding traditions and our favourite books. Our ceremony included Bollywood hits, dhol, improvised jazz, a Brazilian folk song, and traditional Indian wedding songs, all of which Sue took in her stride. Sue went above and beyond for us throughout the whole process, and the script she wrote for us was perfect. She also joined us for our pre-wedding celebrations, came along to a wedding rehearsal, and was a calming and reassuring presence on the day. Her delivery of the ceremony was both professional and moving, and many of our guests said they had never been to a wedding as personal as this one before.”Sent on 08/01/2020
Anne-Marie & Pete, 15 April 2017
“In 2017 Pete and I wanted to hold a pre-wedding ceremony in his mum’s garden. This ceremony was put together very quickly as Pete’s mum was terminally ill and we knew she wouldn’t be able to travel to Ireland that summer to make our wedding. We found Sue on Humanist.org.uk at the end of March, we loved her bio and knew she was the one for us from reading other testimonials. We didn’t hold out much hope of being able to find someone so suited to us for a ceremony just 3 weeks later. She replied almost immediately and sent us a questionnaire, asking us for some details and our story. We met her just a week later and within that time Sue managed to created a personalised, beautiful and fun ceremony. We were over the moon! The day went amazingly well and it wouldn’t have been such a special day if it weren’t for Sue. We only wished we could have brought her to Ireland for our Irish ceremony that July! All our family and friends that were there that day have always spoken about how amazing Sue was and how she made our day so memorable and meaningful.”Sent on 08/01/2020
Eleanor and Tomas, 1 July 2017
“Sue is a fantastic celebrant; she made our wedding ceremony feel special, personal, and moving. She has a skill for listening to and drawing out the key threads of personalities and this showed through in the ceremony itself. Our guests loved how much the ceremony reflected us and our shared values, and they enjoyed getting to play their own part in a joyful assent to the marriage. Meanwhile, Tomas and I feel we got to say out loud the promises we have made in our hearts. I unreservedly recommend Sue to you.”Sent on 08/01/2020