Meet Our Team

Our team are fully qualified independent civil celebrants and are here to provide you with a professional, bespoke and personalised service for your wedding, funeral, vow renewal or naming ceremony. 

We want to ensure that we are a good fit for you and your ceremony, so here's a little bit about us to help you along the way.

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Rob Head

Independent Civil Celebrant

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Judith Lawrence

Independent Civil Celebrant

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Paul Bowen

Independent Civil Celebrant

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Toni Turner

Independent Civil Celebrant

 

Rob Head. Independent Civil Celebrant

Rob, our Independent Civil Celebrant for weddings, naming ceremonies, vow renewals and funeral services is the founder of Oaktree Ceremonies, and is here to assist you in making that first step to your personal ceremony. Rob loves Music, and as well as being a drummer and percussionist also conducts two concert bands. Rob is also a keen sportsman and can be found pounding the streets training for an event having completed an ironman triathlon and also scaled Mount Kilimanjaro! He loves romantic, fun and quirky weddings and adores outdoor ceremonies. Rob loves going for long walks through the woods or across a beach with his wife Emma to relax.

Fully trained through the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants, Rob will work closely and extensively with you to design your perfect ceremony.

Judith Lawrence, Independent Civil Celebrant

Judith joins our team as an Independent Civil Celebrant for weddings, funerals, baby naming ceremonies and vow renewals, and is newly qualified through the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants. 

She is very committed to this new direction in her life and to the fact that she will be helping families through their happiest and saddest times.  She brings empathy and understanding to her new role. Judith is a mother of four and grandmother to three and is a lover of musical theatre.  She is engaged to Paul and joins him in their love of music and local radio. Judith also loves to cook and they both enjoy taking their mad Cock-a-poo on long walks.

 
 

Paul Bowen, Independent Civil Celebrant

Paul, our independent Civil Celebrant for weddings, naming ceremonies, vow renewals and funeral services, has been professionally qualified since April 2015

and has had the privilege and honour of helping many lovely families.  He truly believes that everyone is unique and works with you to provide the most personal, caring and professional service he can. 

 

Paul is a father to two and grandfather to one and is engaged to Judith.  They both enjoy presenting shows on a local radio station and he  loves listening to music and going to live shows and concerts.   He also enjoys reading and anything with an engine!!

Toni Turner, Independent Civil Celebrant

Toni is thrilled to have joined our team as an independent Civil Celebrant for weddings, naming ceremonies, vow renewals, funeral services and pet blessings. She is fully trained through the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants. After many years of experience working with families as a Care Home Manager and then as a Therapist, Toni brings with her a blend of sensitivity, compassion and professionalism. Seeing each family as individual with their own story to tell and unique experiences in life, Toni is particularly skilled at bringing those stories together to create your own personalised ceremony.

Toni is a mother and grandmother of three daughters and three grandchildren, plus a growing menagerie that currently includes 2 dogs and 6 cats! She enjoys all kinds of crafting and has a passion for animals and wildlife photography.