About Me

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Breda Jazz Festival | image Paul Ranft

Hi, I’m Clover Jean a bilingual celebrant |marriage officiant [native English & fluent Dutch] for weddings, celebrations and special milestones. As a master of ceremonies, entertainer and singer I always get into the swing and spirit of the occasion!  

With my brand of bringing singing, comedy & presentation together I had the good fortune to be featured on the Dutch edition of All Together Now @RTL4 – Season 1

What’s more, with the new concept you can reinvent your formal wedding with an exciting twist!

This alternative modern approach to traditional ceremonies and celebrations of love & togetherness becomes an informal and memorable experience.

Creating a personal feel you can create the right atmosphere at your party event. Add some Classic” R&B, soul and gospel music and you’ve got the finishing touch. But, I hear you thinking where is she from, well do you have 5 minutes? Read on…

Chapter 1 | There’s more about me

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Mummy Josephine Jean | 14th March 1943 – 26th September 2015

In the beginning there was a lucky little girl called Clover, yes Clover Jean is my real name!

I’m a young at heart but mature British-Caribbean national who lives in Amsterdam.

As an expat born in Shepherds Bush, London in the late sixities, the Dutch city of Amsterdam has become my home.

And with an exotic mix of traditions, my Jamaican mother and St Lucian father, empowered me with the spirit of life.

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Papa Julian Jean | 14 october 1933 – 13th March 2003

Do you want to know more?

The first transformation happened in 1989 when I fell in love with the Netherlands. Living and working in Holland’s buzzing capital 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 weird and wonderful customs.

Did you know….I passed the state Exam Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) and I’m a fully-fledged resident of Holland. So, move over Brexit, I’m officially Dutchiefied!

Chapter 2 | A little crazy but in a fun way!

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Seaton | Clover | Thomas

Here’s something else you need to know…I’m an ordained minister – Universal Life Church.

And my bilingual | international clients find me word of mouth, via google search, or see the poster hanging on my office window.

They describe me as, “uplifting, fun, a celebrant | officiant with a difference [charismatic and perhaps a little crazy, in a good way].”

And there’s more…about me …..my secret and guilty pleasure is romantic period dramas. I’m a sucker for great relationships and committed to one celebration a day!

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Me back in my younger days

Moreover, I’m passionate about any kind of wedding or party.

I get my inspiration from you, the National Wedding Show in London and TLC (Say Yes To The Dress).

But, 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 celebrant who conducts [bilingual | international] weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies.

Chapter 3 | Committed to one celebration a day!

Again, I hear you wondering can I legally marry you, unfortunately not. However, as a celebrant and minister I’m qualified to create memorable moments for you during a non-legally binding marriage service. Or I can preside over a non-religious unity, boat wedding or name blessing ceremony here in Holland.

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Clover Jean Entertainment

Guess what? There’s more I can do for you…

What’s really exciting about me is that my services in the Netherlands 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 [bilingual | international] celebration of life with me as your celebrant. In a word, give your party or a ceremony an alternative modern feel. Send an e-mail or call for a no obligation, no pressure chat. Hear from you soon!

Email info(at)cloverjean.com

Or call me: +31 (0) 6 148 17242