Hi, I’m Clover Jean a bilingual celebrant | marriage officiant [native English | fluent Dutch] for weddings and special celebrations. As a master of ceremonies I always get into the swing and spirit of the occasion!
Recently I was featured on the Dutch edition of All Together Now @RTL4. With my brand of bringing singing, comedy and presentation together a bespoke touch is added to your event.
With a personal feel and professional services, you create the right atmosphere at your festivities in Holland. And I forgot to mention, I’m in love with gospel & soul songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
What’s more, with my new concept you can reinvent the formal wedding with an exciting twist! An alternative modern approach to traditional ceremonies and life celebrations about togetherness becomes an informal and memorable experience. This is achieved with or without “Classic” R&B music. But, I hear you thinking where is she from, well do you have 5 minutes? Read on…
Chapter 1 | There’s more about me
In the beginning there was a 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 has become my home.
And with an exotic mix of traditions, my Jamaican mother and St Lucian father, taught me about the spirit of life.
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!
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…my secret and guilty pleasure is romantic period dramas. I’m a sucker for great relationships and committed to one celebration a day!
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, wedding or name blessing ceremony here in Holland.
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!