WEDDING FAIRS 2023 – If you would like to have a chat with me about all the amazing things you would like to include as part of your Celebrant Wedding Ceremony, or if you would like to know more about all the beautiful elements I can include in your ceremony as your Marriage Celebrant, then pop along to the Kent Cricket Ground in Canterbury on Sunday 19th February from 10am-2.30pm or at East Sussex National Wedding Fair in Uckfield on Sunday 26 March from 10am-2.30pm or just in get touch with me right now! Although I am based in Whitstable, I am always happy to travel throughout Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex (and indeed further afield of required!), so don’t worry if you’ve already booked your venue – I can still rock up wherever and whenever, giving you a truly special wedding ceremony to remember!
“I love this job. But it doesn’t feel like a job. And I like that feeling…”
Hi! My name is Lou Fowkes and I am a Marriage, Family & Funeral Celebrant, offering creative storytelling with love, joy, care and compassion, that captivates and evokes the true meaning of life’s milestone moments.
With a background in arts and entertainment, both on and off stage, I always wondered if a career as a celebrant would work for me. Friends and family had, over the years, said I’d be perfect. Working on stage as an actress and singer and off stage as a director, producer and writer, it was the perfect fit – putting together a ceremony is a bit like putting on a theatre production – it’s all in the storytelling…
So whether you’re organising your wedding and would like something that truly reflects you as a couple, celebrating your lasting love by renewing your vows, welcoming your beautiful new baby into the family or giving your loved one a warm and uplifting farewell, I am passionate about creating bespoke, authentic and heartfelt ceremonies that offer the freedom and flexibility to give unique and treasured memories for you and your family.
Having trained with and now a Member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, I cover Kent, Essex, London, Sussex and Surrey and am happy to officiate at ceremonies that respect all beliefs, and none, as well as being LGBTQ+ inclusive.
I am originally from Surrey but, together with my husband Rodger and son Sam, we upped sticks and moved to Whitstable (or ‘The Bubble’ as us locals like to call it!) in 2011 and have never looked back. I now adore walking my West Highland Terrier Bobbi along the seafront and then winding up at one of the many restaurants consuming the local delicacy of oysters – washed down with a good, old cold Kent beer! When I am not standing in front of guests at a wedding, I am standing in front of music lovers, as I also sing with various bands, as well as tour my own show around the country celebrating sassy female singers. I also have a weekly radio show playing a mix of blues, jazz and soul interspersed with lots of chit-chat! And when I am not doing that, I am cleaning the house…
“The moment I first talked to Lou on the telephone, I had a good feeling.”
“…she spoke with such passion and elegance.”
“Lou was warm, kind and professional.”
“…a delight from start to finish.”
“Honestly, cannot recommend her enough.”
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Lou Fowkes – Marriage, Family & Funeral Celebrant
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Your Kent Wedding – www.yourkent.wedding (Featured & Listing)
The Celebrant Magazine – www.thecelebrantmagazine.co.uk (Interview)
Whitstable Website – www.whitstable.co.uk (Interview & Listing)
A Kentish Wedding – www.akentish-wedding.co.uk (Wedding Fairs)
THE FELLOWSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL CELEBRANTS
All of our celebrants are trained to write bespoke and personalised ceremonies for every person, couple or family whom we serve. We never train or encourage any celebrant to use pre-written templates for services and our ethos is very much that every person is unique and therefore every ceremony should be unique. Any member of the public or professional who engages with us, such as Funeral Directors and Wedding Planners, can be assured that in choosing an FPC Celebrant, they are choosing someone who has been professionally trained to an exceptionally high standard. They are choosing someone who is fully certified and has no criminal convictions; providing total piece of mind in an un-regulated profession.
Based on the North Kent Coast, pretty Whitstable is a traditional fishing harbour town hugely popular with visitors throughout the year for its quirky independent shops, colourful beach huts and tasty fresh seafood. Just over an hour from London and accessible from motorway and mainline stations, it is perfectly situated to place your wedding by the sea. It offers you and your guests a multitude of options in terms of hotels, wedding venues and those all important photographic opportunities, as it is celebrated for its truly beautiful sunsets.
For more information on the town and all the wonderful things Whitstable has to offer, please visit www.whitstable.co.uk
Please Note: Header photo courtesy of www.robertmarriottphotography.co.uk