About Alicen Dines

Image by Ben Simmonds Photography 

“Alicen is so professional and friendly, even on our first meeting it felt that we had known her for years. She made us feel so relaxed and listened to everything that we wanted our ceremony to be. ”

My story

I’m an experienced, full-time celebrant based in beautiful Bridport, Dorset. 

I started out in celebrancy as a registrar with the Dorset Registration Service. I trained as a funeral celebrant and then in 2016 set up Beautiful Day Celebrant, offering a full range of ceremonies, for all life’s milestones. I work across the county into Devon, Somerset, Hampshire and in Bristol, Bath and London.  

I’ve always worked in communications. I love words and their power to inspire ideas, thoughts, emotions and ambiance.  Before becoming a celebrant, I was a PR consultant, and a presentation and public speaking skills trainer.  I’ve also completed a two year counselling skills course.

I love every aspect of my work. I meet amazing people every day and have the privilege of helping them with a personal, memorable ceremony.

I’m inspired by colour, nature, comedy, art, travel, books and music. I’m curious about practically everything. Above all, I never, ever tire of meeting new people and hearing their unique stories.

I’m married with a son and a daughter, and to complete the family we have a nutty spaniel and an old rescue cat.

Affiliations and memberships

I am a member of the Celebrants Collective, an international network of celebrants  which provides professional development. I follow the code of conduct for the Good Funeral Guild, which promotes high standards of funerals.

I’m featured on various directories including thecelebrantdirectory.com, hitched.co.uk, outdoorceremonies.co.uk, rockmywedding.co.uk, thegayweddingguide.co.uk and bridebook.com.

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These are some of the ceremonies I offer

And finally, my name!

People often ask about my name. Alicen is an old nickname for Alice, dating back several hundred years. It’s fallen out of use, so not surprisingly, there are very few Alicens around. It’s pronounced the same as Alison.