Hello, I’m Tom Bailey, an independent celebrant working across Sussex and the South East.

Whether you’re planning a wedding in the rose garden of a stately home, a renewal of vows in the tea rooms where it all began or a naming ceremony for a new baby on the site of an iron age hill-fort…

I will work with you to create a unique, personal and meaningful ceremony to mark your special occasion or rite of passage.

Whether you (more or less) know what you want, or would prefer a little more guidance, we can work together to design a ceremony that truly expresses your intention for the occasion.

This can include traditional ceremonial elements which most people will be familiar with, reference different cultural or religious traditions or include important personal family rituals which express who you are. Of course we can also create completely new ones to reflect what’s important to you.

Having designed and drafted a ceremony which we’re all happy with, on the day I will make space for the proceedings to take place, and lead you and your guests through what we’ve created. Leaving you to enjoy being at the centre of your special occasion.



“Tom is patient, kind, fun and emotionally intelligent as well as organised, meticulous and diligent. All the things I want when I’m looking for someone to take care of an important occasion.”


Louise Ash, MD - Meaningful Events

Independent Wedding celebrant in Sussex and Brighton
2019-05-15T11:10:17+00:00

Louise Ash, MD - Meaningful Events

“Thanks so much for your support. The wedding was perfect, you spoke beautifully, and we couldn’t have done it without you. x”


Emily Hoad

Independent Wedding celebrant in Sussex and Brighton
2019-05-15T11:09:42+00:00

Emily Hoad

“Tom helped make our camping wedding so special and fun. He gave way beyond the call of duty and his contributions were really unique and personally tailored.”


Natasha Padbury

Independent Wedding celebrant in Sussex and Brighton
2019-05-15T11:09:04+00:00

Natasha Padbury