Virtual Summit 2019



4th-6th November 2019

You’re fantastic at the art of Celebrancy. But your business is stuck and your not moving as fast as you’d like.

Get closeto top industry experts

at our 3 day LIVE and RECORDED virtual summit aimed to help you tackle your biggest business issues.

You're going to learn

  • How to BRAND you celebrant business by one TOP Parisian Officiant

  • How to BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE when competition is heating up around you

  • How to ROCK INSTAGRAM as a leading platform for social media domination

  • How to approach and WORK WITH WEDDING VENUES

  • How to BLOG FOR BOOKINGS and see your website rise to PAGE 1 on GOOGLE

  • How PINTEREST can change everything and how you can achieve over 1 million monthly unique viewers

  • How to gain the best TESTIMONIALS and use them to get bookings

  • How to work with WEDDING PLANNERS and become a recommended supplier

  • How to network with FUNERAL DIRECTORS and gain their loyalty

  • How to work in PARTNERSHIP with other suppliers to get consistent, quality bookings

  • Are you working super hard to try and convert enquiry to booking?
  • Perhaps you are stuck getting the enquiries into your inbox?
  • Are you ready for celebrant focussed training that will deep dive into the areas you need to know?

this is notJUST a conference, this is an interactive business boosting LIVE virtual summit.

  • It's a virtual summit FULL of expert trainers!

  • It's a live learning event over 3 days

  • Each session is tailored to celebrancy, no noise from outside industries!

  • LIVE and RECORDED giving you multiple opportunities to join in the sessions live from wherever you are in the world and catch up with the recordings.

Designed by Celebrants,for Celebrants.

Meetyour expert trainers

Michelle WahliaRuffled by Grace

How to create your celebrant brand style.

Michelle is a top Parisian celebrant who rocks her brand style to gain an edge. She’s gone from church pastor to independent minister and is fully booked year round officiating stylish ceremonies in and around Paris.

More on Michelle:

The Rev. Michelle Wahila received her Master's of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2005. She was awarded the Sylvester S. Marvin fellowship, honoring the Senior with the highest standard of achievement in all departments. Michelle was in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2005. Michelle is the creator and owner of Ruffled By Grace: Parisian Wedding Blessings. She serves as an officiant for couples seeking personalized wedding blessings or to renew their wedding vows in Paris. She works with a team of professionals to offer creative and tailored services that reflect the uniqueness of every couple.

Her Session:

Michelle will be focusing in on how to use your brand style to create the business you desire!

Claire StansfieldMindset Coach

How to gain the confidence you need to be a successful celebrant

Claire is a trained Strategic Intervention Coach with the Robbins-Madanes Academy, (Tony Robbins coaching school.) and also a gold standard approved ICF transformational coach.

More on Claire:

Claire built the UK’s most successful wedding hair and make up company that’s over 23 years old when she was only 16,she also built a multi award winning wedding florist with her business partner that’s now 9 years old. Claire puts her success down to her mindset which enables her to take consistent aligned action on the right strategies to grow her business. In 2012 having worked with a mindset coach around the subject of her business, and consequently doubling the size of it .

Claire curiosity was ignited and she became determined to learn all she could about how the brains works, and embarked on a new path to learn the skills as mindset coach so she could help other people turn their passion into a thriving business like she has multiple times.

Her session:

Claire will be sharing easy to implement mindset hacks that will help you grow your confidence to become more visible and sky rocket your sales.

Eddette SteynburgInstagram Queen & Business Coach

Mastering Instagram to get more bookings

Eddette has more than 12,000 followers on Facebook and is an Instagram queen. She has transformed Instagram feeds and knows her stuff when it comes to building an audience on this platform.

Her session:

Eddette will take you from the basics of Instagram through to the tools you need to make your Instagram feed stand out. She will reveal her top planning platforms and break down Instagram so it becomes a breeze. You'll be left inspired and ready to show off and build!

Sonal DaveCelebrant, Toastmaster and communication coach

How to build trust through communication

Sonal is a Public Speaking Coach, she is one of only two Indian Female Toastmasters and is an Award Winning Celebrant in the UK. She is also a Magistrate with NW London (since 2004), an actress (member of Equity & Spotlight), a live band singer with her husbands band D26 and does voluntary work with children’s charities. She’s a woman of multiple talents!

Sonal Dave has been flagged as a ‘name to know’ in the events industry. She’s been all over the press, won awards and has had sell out events!

Her session:

Sonal will be sharing tips and skills to build confidence in communicating through learning the art of body language, voice control, structure and how to engage your audience during a ceremony and also during a consultation.

Jennifer ConstantCelebrant Success Coach & Founder of The Celebrant Directory

How to blog for bookings

Jennifer Claire is The Celebrant Success Coach. Passionate about seeing celebrants grow into confident and successful business owners, her session will be focusing on how to use blogging to get bookings.

An author, award winning blogger, multi-entrepreneur and a very sought-after wedding celebrant, Jennifer has officiated weddings across the UK and Europe since 2010. With thousands of followers and a Pinterest monthly unique view of over 1.3 million, Jennifer knows exactly how to use blogs and PR to get visibility.

Her Session:

Jennifer will reveal how to start a blog, what the key elements are to writing a blog successful and for conversion, plus how to get the blog noticed, read and engaged with. You'll leave understanding the key features of blogging and how to make them capture attention and get your increased web traffic.

Anat ModererPinterest Extraordinaire

How to use the Power of Pinterest

After years of working on different social media platforms and growing her own brand Anat now focuses on helping people bring more value through proper online branding and digital marketing. She’s a queen at Pinterest and took The Celebrant Directory from 45k to 1.3 million in the space of a few months.

Her Session:

Anat will reveal her top tips for using Pinterest to get website views and ultimately traffic to your contact form! Anat will show you how to use Pinterest from getting set up to taking advantage of keyword research. Her love for Pinterest is addictive, you'll leave excited to start growing your account and using it to get more bookings!

Glenda ProcterThe Handfasting Queen

Using Handfasting in ceremony

There isn't much Glenda doesn't know about symbolic ritual and ceremony. Dedicating years to understanding the true art of Handfasting, she is now recognised nationwide as the GO TO celebrant for handfasting, and her techniques and reputation have offered her invitations to some of the biggest festivals in the UK to perform Handfasting ceremonies year after year. She is a much loved celebrant with hundreds of ceremonies under her belt.

Her session:

Glenda will be focusing on how to use symbolic additions in ceremonies and how to master the art of Handfasting and ritual. This session will also leave you with an understanding of how to use ritual to market your business and get bookings from this specific client base.

Adam StraneyAward winning Australian Celebrant & Radio presenter

How to network on the day and use social media to get more bookings

Adam Straney really is The Master of Ceremony!

There's no crappy, boring weddings with this bloke. He speaks from the heart, unscripted and with a wicked sense of humour, Adam is making hundreds of couples happy every year from Australia to Austria, California to Canada, couples rave about this Australian celebrant. Pushing boundaries on his breakfast show, also educating in the US about social media strategies and how to push the ceremony into a different space.

A #1 bride's choice award winner, no one uses customer feedback like Adam. He will show you exactly how to get the best testimonials and use them to get more clients.

His session:

Want to know how to use a funeral or wedding ceremony to get even more bookings? How about how to use Facebook and testimonials to warm up new potential clients? Adam will be focusing on the art of conversion when it comes to networking on the day itself.

Bernadette ChapmanWedding Business Consultant & Director of UKAWP

Mastering the art of working with Wedding Planners to get consistent bookings

After working as a wedding planner for over 17 years, and owner of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners for 15 years. Bernadette Chapman has carved a well-respected reputation within the Wedding Industry.

Since the launch of the UKAWP, she has trained over 600 wedding planners, many of whom are now among the highest calibre of planners in the UK. As the leading industry body for the UK wedding planning market, the UKAWP is renowned for excellence and professionalism.

Her session: Bernadette will introduce you to the power of working with wedding planners, from higher budgets, to beautiful designs there are many hidden benefits to working with planners. Bernadette will reveal how to connect with wedding planners, ensuring loyalty for years to come.

She will cover how to build relationships and ultimately how to get them to deliver you bookings from your ideal clients. You'll leave confident in approaching planners and the best ways to do so to get results.

Terri ShanksFounder of Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

How to get consistent leads and loyalty from Funeral Directors

As a leading celebrant training organisations grown to over 800 celebrants, Terri is a much desired Funeral Celebrant. She is coming to give her insight into working closely with funeral directors and how to get them to notice and stay loyal to you.

More on Terri:

Terri is the Founder and Director of THE FELLOWSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL CELEBRANTS, now the largest network and training provider for Independent Celebrants within the United Kingdom.

With over 15 years experience and having conducted more than 3000 ceremonies, she has built a reputation as the GO TO celebrant in West Sussex.

Her session:

After years of working closely with Funeral Directors, there isn't much Terri doesn't know about the psychology of gaining loyalty from sometimes a tough crowd. Terri will reveal her secrets in building a reputation in the funeral industry and how to gain trust. You'll leave with a notepad of tips and with a new found confidence in connecting with your local FD's.

Jackie and SaschaNew York Elopement Team

How to work in partnership with suppliers and rock SEO.

Jackie is a highly sought after, internationally known wedding officiant and Sascha is an award-winning and internationally published photographer who has captured weddings all over the world. But they don’t draw the boundaries at their individual specialties. Between them they have married and captured weddings of hundreds of couples and with that comes a collection of vetted experts, locations, processes, tips and tricks of NYC that they are ready to share with you.
Jackie and Sascha work as a team to promote their business and have become well respected globally for their work.
Their session:
Jackie and Sascha will dive into how to work in conjunction with other suppliers and build packages that will suit your ideal client and make you more revenue. They will also uncover the hidden secrets to SEO and introduce you to the world of Google Ads. You'll leave fired up and ready to build on your offering and get networking!

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Time to take your business forward in a virtual summit that is dedicated and targeted to you!

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what our time together will look like

Day 1 - 4th November 2019

  • 8am - Sonal Dave

    How to build trust and confidence through communication

  • 11am - Adam Straney

    How to network on the day and use social media to get more bookings

  • 1pm - Jennifer Claire

    Jennifer LIVE coaching

  • 4pm - Claire Stansfield

    How to gain the confidence you need to be a successful celebrant

  • 8pm - Glenda Procter

    Using Handfasting in ceremony

Day 2 - 5th November 2019

  • 8am - Anat Moderer

    How to master Pinterest for your celebrant business

  • 10am - Michelle Wahlia

    How to create your celebrant brand style

  • 12pm - Jennifer Claire

    Jennifer LIVE coaching

  • 4pm - Jackie and Sasha

    How to work with suppliers and rock SEO

  • 8pm - Eddette

    How to master Instagram for your celebrant business

Day 3 - 6th November 2019

  • 8am - Jennifer Constant

    How to use blogs to get bookings

  • 10am - Bernadette Chapman

    Mastering the art of working with Wedding Planners to get consistent bookings

  • 4pm - Terri Shanks

    How to gain loyalty and get consistent bookings from Funeral Directors

  • 8pm - Closing Party

    Jennifer LIVE coaching and CLOSING PARTY

CELEBRANTTOPIA is about giving you the tools in easy to digest chunks

To get you more business.

& inspire you to create your dream offering.

Meet your hostJennifer Claire

Jennifer is the Celebrant Success Coach and the founder of The Celebrant Directory, a search and review site dedicated to Celebrants, promoting and supporting hundreds globally. She is also a very sought after UK and destination Wedding Celebrant. Since 2010, Jennifer has officiated hundreds of high end UK and European weddings.

Jennifer is a speaker and workshop leader for Celebrants, along with The Wedding Industry Awards judge for the Celebrant Category and a member of the Wedding Celebrancy Commission.

Jennifer is a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) digital marketing specialist with 11 years commercial experience and is the founder of Jennifer Claire Media, an agency focused on web design and digital marketing for wedding professionals. She also runs two award winning blogs and four successful Facebook pages with over 4k members and followers, one of which is Modern Celebrant Connection, a group dedicated to providing the tools and resources for Celebrants to grow their businesses.

Jennifer is an avid promoter of Celebrancy, a desired industry speaker and CPD trainer, and works tirelessly to support the growth of the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A virtual summit is an online conference. Packed full of AMAZING business transforming content, CelebrantTopia is designed to give you the skills to uplevel your business. Watch LIVE and join in the chat from the comfort of your own home, or catch up later and ask questions in the forum, this virtual summit gives you the opportunity to view all without missing out.



There is nothing like the celebrant community.This is a global virtual summit like no other.

 It’s a topia of ambition.

What can you expect?

  • 3 days of POWERFUL MASTERCLASS training by the best

  • Join in LIVE when you can, catch the recordings when you can't

  • LIVE Q&A breakout sessions with Jennifer each day

  • Interactive community in the private FB group

  • Focus on upleveling your business in the celebrant industry

  • Comprehensive takeaway workbooks

  • All recordings to watch as many times as you need in your own dedicated CELEBRANTTOPIA HUB on



All for just£197 £79