About Me

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Breda Jazz Festival | image Paul Ranft

Hi, I’m Clover Jean a wedding celebrant  selected by Benelux Business Awards & LUXlife Magazine, as one to watch. As a marriage officiant and master of ceremony who creates ceremonies all about you. I’m always getting into the swing of things!  

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 special celebration-of-life.

With a personal feel and professional services, you create the right atmosphere at your festivities. And I forgot to mention, I’m also a singer who performs in Holland, Belgium and England. With my new concept you reinvent the  formal wedding with a musical and modern twist!

What’s more, an unconventional and alternative approach to traditional weddings and life celebration ceremonies becomes a momentous day. This is achieved with or without live gospel, soul and pop 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 60s, 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 am a fully-fledged resident of Holland. So, I’m officially Dutchiefied!

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

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Here’s something else you need to know…my clients find me word of mouth, via google search me, or see the poster on my office window. The words they use to describe me are, “uplifting, fun and an 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! What’s more, I’m passionate about any kind of wedding. 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 weddings and naming ceremonies.

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Me back in my younger days

Chapter 3 | Committed to one celebration a day!

Again, I hear you wondering can I legally marry you, unfortunately not. However, as a celebrant I’m qualified to create memorable moments for you during a non-legally binding wedding, non-religious unity or name blessing ceremony.

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

Actually, 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 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