Independent celebrant Penny Thompson

Hello and welcome to Hibiscus Ceremonies

As an Independent Celebrant Penny will work with you to create the ceremony that truly reflects you and your life or that of the person you have lost.

Wedding Ceremonies that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Reflecting you as a couple, your lives together, your dreams and aspirations, in the venue of your choice.

Funerals that truly speak of and celebrate the life of the loved one that you have lost.

Baby naming ceremonies to celebrate and welcome your baby into your family circle.

Based in Shropshire, Penny will travel to work with you for your special occasion. Whether it be your wedding, hand fasting, baby naming, special anniversary celebration, or the funeral of your loved one.

Penny has worked as a Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages for some 10 years, conducting many weddings in a variety of venues.  As well as helping you to develop a bespoke wedding ceremony for your special day,  she can also advise and help with the legal requirements of your Marriage. She has a wide experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds. A theme throughout her career has been to recognise the diverse nature of our communities and to ensure that each individual persons need is met.

“What is most important to me is that the ceremonies I write and deliver reflect the person whose life or lives we are celebrating. I know I have got it right when I am asked,  ‘did you know him then?’ Or ‘how did you meet the bride and groom?’  And those questions are so satisfying to hear”. Penny Thompson

A Little Space to Plan your Big Day

When you choose Hibiscus Ceremonies to conduct your wedding ceremony you have the opportunity to book a Little Space to plan your big day.
An exclusive offer for Hibiscus couples includes;

  • A 2 night stay at Little Bothy holiday Cottage in South Shropshire.
  • Supper platter on arrival
  • Breakfast basket for your first morning
  • 2 relaxing beauty treatments of your choice with Jade
  • 2 sessions of up to 2hours each to plan your Ceremony with your Independent Celebrant Penny Thompson
  • Space and time to talk through your plans, hopes and dreams together.

Little Bothy is a perfectly formed Gite’ style holiday cottage for two that sits in the gardens of Penny’s home: Lyme Cottage, Burford.

Your Little Space package provides you with a unique opportunity to relax and gather inspiration as you enjoy exploring the gardens, the surrounding area of Teme Valley and The Marches whilst dreaming your wedding into reality.

Hibiscus flowers traditionally represent, delicate beauty, unity and peace. Given in the Victorian period to signify that the recipient was beautiful.