Resources and links

There are many considerations when organising a service or celebration. Below are some resources or links that you may find useful.


If you want some relaxation & pampering or your wedding make-up done professionally, then contact Dawn at Aurora Beauty Salon.

A tranquil countryside beauty salon, tucked away in the village of Sells Green, Seend, which offers a variety of treatments & packages that can be tailor-made to suit you.

Address: Magnolia Cottage Seend Melksham SN12 6RW‎
Tel: 01380 828646

If you’re looking for the perfect dress for your special day, contact Annabel Devlin at: Belle of the Ball Bridals
Address: 8 High St, Melksham SN12 6JU
Tel: 01225 920747

Events and Venues

The Marquee at Lowden, located in Shaw, is an ideal venue for weddings, parties, private events and funeral receptions, with a choice of excellent cuisine, fine wines, as well as a licensed bar.

For further information and enquiries please contact: Christopher Scott-Moody

Tel: 01225 810317 or 07850 049400
Email: or
: Lowden, Bath Road, Shaw, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8EZ


Some may consider poetry to be flowery or too high brow, but it can be a lovely way to express how you are feeling about the situation, as well as your loved one. This website has quite a nice selection, which you may find useful

For ideas on scattering ashes, as well considering any legalities involved, Scattering Ashes is both inspirational and informative. From mock Viking boats to fireworks, or more traditional urns, there are plenty of options to choose from.

For some people, bereavement can be a lonely time, even if you have people around you. Not everyone wants a support group, but if would like to meet others in a friendly and informal setting, please contact the lovely team at The Bereavement Centre. Their office is based in Portsmouth, but their team travel throughout the South West. Please contact them for further details:
Tel: 07834449069

Tamara Dickson (CCN Cert, RMHN, PTLLS)

With a background in nursing, customer service and experience in counselling, I am aware of the importance of listening. Through my work in healthcare, together with delivering facilitated teaching and training opportunities, I am adept in both writing and public speaking. I was drawn to the work of a Celebrant, when I witnessed first-hand a service officiated by a celebrant, which celebrated the individual and honoured their life, whilst respectfully marking their passing. As an Independent Civil Celebrant, I get immense satisfaction from creating and delivering a ceremony or service, which reflects the individual, couple or family concerned.

“Sadly, I’ve attended a number of funerals over the years, but this was by far the most personal and most beautiful.”

“Thank you so much for yesterday, the words that you spoke about my da-da, he would have been so touched at the positive message that went with him on his journey”

tel: 07763 068 266 email:

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