Hi, I’m Clover Jean a wedding celebrant who creates and performs bespoke weddings, personalised and commitment ceremonies in Holland, Belgium and England.
With an unconventional and alternative approach to weddings and life celebration ceremonies, I love to help couples design the special event of their dreams.
I hear you thinking is Clover Jean her real name, yes it is! I’m a young at heart but mature British-Caribbean expat born in Shepherds Bush, London in the late 60s. My mother is Jamaican and my father St Lucian.
In 1989 I fell in love with the Netherlands. Living and working in the bubbly city is a dream come true. And 30 years ago, after taking a Dutch language course, I took a vow to get to know the people, the customs and the weird and wonderful traditions. By the way, I passed the state Exam Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) and am a fully-fledged resident of Holland. So, I’m officially Dutchiefied!
To change the topic slightly… Read on…
There’s more about me
If you long to know where wedding couples’ find me, well they find me via the internet, word of mouth or see my business poster on my office window. When I ask my potential wedding couple which keywords brought them to my website, they say, “We are looking for a celebrant with a difference [charismatic, fun, unconventional and perhaps a little crazy, in a good way].”
Being a celebrant is a rewarding and fulfilling job. And if you’ve obtained your civil union or marriage license (legal paperwork) at the registry office with 2 witnesses during a small, separate ceremony I’ll carry out a fully-fledged wedding or celebration of love (for the two of you) in front of your family and friends
In 2008, I founded Clover Jean Entertainment. And have had many decades of rich experiences as a celebrant, singer and entertainer. My specialty is:
- Expat, mixed, interfaith and ritual weddings
- International & destination weddings
- Unconventional weddings
- Commitment ceremonies
- And surprise party music entertainment.
This year is my 10th year anniversary. So, check-out my special treat for you!
Creating cool weddings in Holland and England
Additionally, my guilty pleasure is romantic period dramas. I’m a sucker for great relationships! What’s more, I’m passionate about any kind of wedding. I get my wedding inspiration from you, the National Wedding Show in London and TLC (Say Yes To The Dress). Over the years I’ve realised that we enjoy celebrating new beginnings and meaningful traditions. Not only that, we love memorable occasions and songs that inspire us.
So, if you long to add a portion of excitement to your event, you produce a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. And that puts a unique twist on your unconventional wedding, commitment ceremony or celebratory party. Surely, you want an individualized theme to amaze your family and friends? More importantly, set yourself apart from everyone else.
But why do my clients choose me? They want to create an awesome, elegant and special day for their one-of a kind celebration of love event. Read more about me and what my clients really say.
Important turning point in my life
More than 5 years ago both my parents passed away. Then came a health scare, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. This drove home the fact that life is short and unpredictable. And things happen when we are busy making other plans.
So, I plucked up the strength and courage to embark on a new journey as a certified marriage celebrant.
Four core wedding services
Actually, I recently became ordained as a (interfaith) minister of the Universal Life Church Monastery. Yes, I can legally solemnize a marriage across the US, but not in Holland. And as a resident of Amsterdam I cannot perform legal marriages. However, as a celebrant I’m qualified to create memorable moments for you during a non-legally binding wedding or non-religious unity ceremony.
Therefore, with my four core wedding services, you’ll add a meaningful touch to your big day. So, let’s get together to design your wedding and celebration of love in Holland, England or anywhere else. You’re free to choose.
Here’s a tip for you
Just so you know, I’ll give you the unique experience you desire. Your dream of hosting a special day where you want, when you want and how you like it will become reality.
My services are tailor-made to suit you, your personal taste and the allocated amount of funds for your event. By creating a ‘Wow’ factor, you’ll spice up your wedding with me as your celebrant. In a word, give a traditional ceremony an alternative modern feel. Send an e-mail or call for a no obligation, no pressure chat.