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Legacy Celebrant


‘Most Dedicated Wedding Celebrant (Eastern Scotland)’ – Client Services Excellence Award 2022

Hi, I’m Isabel Lockhart – A Scottish Celebrant based in Aberdeenshire!

From weddings to celebrations of life, Legacy provides an exceptional, personal, and award-winning ceremony for your family If you’re looking for a creator of ceremonies for all life’s most treasured events – you’ve come to the right place.

My life as a Celebrant takes me all over Scotland and beyond. Being a Celebrant is more than a job for me. It is a passion and it feeds my soul. I take my job very seriously, but don’t worry – I am not stoic. In fact, the more out there the better! Learn more about my story here…

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I’m a hopeless romantic who adores weddings.  As a Soulful Celebrant, every word I write comes straight from my heart to yours.  I pinky promise I won’t copy and paste stuff from one ceremony to another, and I definitely won’t use any cookie-cutter scripts, ensuring your ceremony reflects your values and beliefs. Experience the Magic of a Destination Wedding in Scotland with an authentic Scottish Celebrant.

A funeral ceremony should provide a good ending for the deceased and those bereaved. A well-crafted funeral ceremony can help provide emotional healing and a sense of peace during a difficult time and can be an important step in the process of mourning.  It creates a space for reflection, remembrance, and celebrating the life of your loved one.

For the birth of a baby, a change in name, or the welcoming of your true self after gender-reassignment surgery. All forms of new life are worth celebrating.

The birth of a baby is always a reason to celebrate. If you don’t want a traditional baptism but are looking for an alternative to a baptism or christening a baby naming service could be your perfect fit.

What is a living funeral?… Like a traditional funeral – except you get to be there too! A living funeral allows you to give thanks for your life and create cherished memories with those closest to you. If you wish to have a living funeral, we will work together to create a day that reflects your wishes – at any time or place you like.

Press pause and pay tribute to the life of someone special – with no time or location restraints. Memorial services are becoming a more popular way to celebrate the deceased. Sitting alongside Direct Cremation, memorial services aren’t restricted by these same time constraints.

Religious or not, incorporating rituals into your ceremony is sure to make it one you never forget. Dare to be different – let’s create something completely personal to you!   They can be included in many ceremonies – weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies being the most common.

For too long, we’ve been afraid to talk about death. Coffin Club Aberdeenshire helps empower you to make informed choices about your funeral and create the ending you want. I have founded the first Coffin Club in Aberdeenshire to provide you with the education you need to plan your own funeral, and to help you become more comfortable with death.

Commitment Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, Rites of Passage, Early Pregnancy Loss, Interment or Scattering of Ashes, Company Naming, Achievement Ceremonies, New Home Ceremonies, or Dog Naming Ceremonies.  Tell me what you want to celebrate, and we can make it happen!

Why Work With a Celebrant?

As an Independent Celebrant, I’m not tied down to any religion or belief system rules so we can make your ceremony 100% about your values and beliefs. We’ll work together to make sure it’s a day you’ll never forget – and that means everything from your favourite tunes to meaningful rituals, all customised just for you. It’s time to break free from boring, traditional ceremonies and make yours truly one-of-a-kind.

Isabel Lockhart –  Your Scottish Celebrant.

Whether you need a wedding celebrant, renewal of vows ceremony, naming ceremony or funeral service, we can work together to create the perfect bespoke celebration for you.

As a dedicated Celebrant based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, I can work all over the northeast of Scotland and beyond and can travel to wherever you need me to be.

This applies to all bespoke ceremonies for special life events, from baby namings to memorials and live funerals to rituals or end-of-life planning.

On a more personal note, my son died in 2019, and that experience has really fueled my approach to every single ceremony I create. My ultimate goal is to make sure we get it exactly right for you and your loved ones, no matter what the occasion. I promise to bring all my heart and soul to every step of the process.

This short documentary was filmed by students from the University of Stirling as part of their final year project. It’s an insightful piece that delves into the often taboo subject of death and the concept of having a living funeral.  This is a gathering where friends and family celebrate the life of a loved one who is nearing the end of their journey. Read more….

Bring Death Home from Stirling University Production on Vimeo.

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