About Lily Rose Ceremonies
Hello! I am Maria Bailey, the owner of Lily Rose Ceremonies.
I will be your first point of contact for all occasions where a celebrant is required.
About Maria Bailey
My name is Maria Bailey. I am a fully trained civil celebrant, based in the North East of England. I have also lived in Spain, on the Costa del Sol, and still spend part of the year there. My skills are wide and varied. I trained with the Institute of Professional Celebrants.
I have a strong background in finance and administration and am an experienced lecturer in further education, with a BA(Hons) and MA in Education. I am highly organised and a bit of a perfectionist. Second best is just not good enough for me. My skills include being a natural communicator, writer (I have had two books published) and public speaker. I am excellent with time management and always finish a task ahead of schedule. I have energy, enthusiasm and a passion for the role of a celebrant.
In addition to having several years’ experience of being self-employed; working as a trainer, a mentor and developing qualifications for an examination board, I worked for almost ten years in the voluntary sector. In the UK I was a trustee of a charity for professionals working in deaf education. My main role was that of treasurer, but I also arranged annual conferences for the charity. In Spain I was founder and president of an association offering support to breast cancer survivors. All of the above included experience of public speaking, developing promotional material, social media, customer relations, planning, motivation, dedication and strong people skills.
Due to my experience of living and working in Spain, I have strong connections within the Costa del Sol. I have a good level of Spanish. I also studied British Sign Language for a number of years and can communicate well using BSL.
I am definitely a people person through and through. I am calm, confident and able to work through a crisis. I have numerous examples of personal experience, which I could quote, to confirm this! All of these experiences ensure that I am a first class celebrant.
All ceremonies will be developed and written by me, following meetings and discussions with clients. I will produce a unique, highly personal ceremony, which will be remembered by all for a very long time.