About Lily Rose Ceremonies
Hello! I am Maria Bailey, of Lily Rose Ceremonies.
If you are thinking about planning a ceremony, I look forward to getting to know you and turning your dreams into reality.
About Maria Bailey
I am friendly, reliable and professional. I love the outdoors; especially the beach, travel, musical theatre and live music. My family is my world. I am a former lecturer and a published author. I am an independent civil celebrant, trained by the International College of Professional Celebrants. I am based in Durham, in North East England. I have spent part of the year in Spain for many years, and have a love of Spanish culture. I speak Spanish (to a reasonable level) and communicate well in British Sign Language. I am very much a people-person and love working with families and clients to create unique, very personal ceremonies. I love poetry and writing and get a real buzz from creating ceremonies, by listening closely to my clients.
I am quite traditional, so I adore family oriented ceremonies, and love to suggest the inclusion of mini rituals, to make the ceremony extra special, e.g. unity candle, sand ceremony or hand-fasting. Small and intimate is my preference, but I am happy to be guided by my clients into developing the perfect ceremony for them, truly unique.
I am a perfectionist and will not be happy until my clients approve of what I have created. Second best is just not good enough.