Hi, how are you feeling about the lockdown / curfew? Well, I hope you and your family are coping. In fact, I’m glad you’ve made time to visit me. It’s good to see you here!
Who am I?
Well, my name is Clover Jean – yes it’s my real name! I’m a Black British Business owner: AMS, NL based Lux Life/Global Wedding Awards nominated celebrant – officiant– singer – comedienne – artist – MC.
What is my ethnic background?
As an expat, Afro-Caribbean national born in Shepherds Bush, London in the late sixties, I moved to Amsterdam in 1986. So, leaving my family and friends behind, it’s important when we do catch up to celebrate our sense of belonging.
How old am I?
Well, you shouldn’t ask a lady to reveal her age but I’ve reached half a century. In reality I’m a mature young at heart person with a lust for life [perhaps a little crazy, in a good way].
What is my cultural heritage?
I’m an exotic mix of traditions, my Jamaican mother [baptist] and St Lucian father [atheistic], empowered me with the spirit of freethinking. And I’m dedicated to creating meaningful and heartfelt celebrations of love for you. Read on…
ABOUT ME CLOVER JEAN
“what you need to know”
Where do I live?
Living in Amsterdam near to Anne Frank’s House and encircled by the canal belt, this lively city has become my second home. And as a United Kingdom (UK) national I’m a fully-fledged resident of Holland.
Do I speak Dutch?
Yes – I fell in love with the Netherlands after enrolling on a Dutch language course. So, in the early nineties I took a vow to get to know the people, the quirky, weird and wonderful customs. In fact, I passed the state Exam Dutch as a Second Language (NT2).
What is my passion?
As a bilingual wedding celebrant [fluent Dutch]. My passion is performing heartfelt, fun, engaging and memorable marriage celebrations. And I love to conduct civil partnership and naming ceremonies too. In truth, my guilty pleasure is entertaining and facilitating you.
What is my work background?
I have a background in the leisure, hospitality and travel sector. And this has led to a career as an entertainer, comedienne, singer and wedding ceremony speaker – celebrant.
How many years of celebrant experience do I have?
Established in 2008 as an all-round entertainer, I have over 7 years in the celebrant business. In 2013 I gained my wings. And I focus on officiating 8 – 20 ceremonial wedding ceremonies a year. But, I hear you thinking am I the right person for you? Well, judge for yourself!
ABOUT ME CLOVER JEAN
“what client’s say!”
Who is my ideal bridal couple?
Well, I’m fortunate to represent a select group of diverse bridal couples, from multi-cultural, interfaith and multi-faith backgrounds.
- In fact, the wonderful couples are from English speaking countries overseas: America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand the UK and beyond.
- Dutch/English speaking wedding couples of any sexual preference or gender orientation use my wedding ceremony services too.
- As well as international brides, grooms, same-sex, and interracial couples trust me implicitly to conduct a symbolic marriage ceremony [without legalities]. Read what clients say.
What is my style of celebrancy?
My couples’ rave about my officiating style. I’m not only a celebrant but I entertain their wedding guests too. And you guess it, I’m an authoritative when it comes to public speaking. With a powerful charismatic voice I command everyone’s attention. Bringing warmth, excitement and a sense of humor, a well-written personalised speech is delivered with eloquence and ease. In a word, your guest’s will not be yawning or sleeping during the ceremony. But, shall sit upright, excited and truly enjoy your marriage celebrations!
Why did I become a celebrant?
Well, my light bulb moment happened when both my parents passed away. And in 2002 my life was threatened: I was diagnosed with a progressive form of rheumatoid arthritis. Alarm bells were ringing in my head!
40 years of marriage
So, I embarked on a new journey to live my calling as a marriage celebrant. Officiating all kinds of personalised ceremonies to celebrate love and special milestones is a pleasure.
And with 40 years of marriage, my parents taught me a lot about how married life and life in general is one great adventure of ups and downs. It is forever evolving, challenging and demands unconditional respect, love and trust.
Am I surviving the Covid-19 wedding bombshell?
Well, thank goodness for online wedding inspiration and you. Namely, the National Wedding Show, TLC (Say Yes To The Dress) and listening to real-life couple’s stories on BBC Radio 4 is keeping me sane.
In fact, I love viewing romantic period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Gone with the Wind.
On top of that, I love a laugh: French and Saunders, Monty Python, Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor [stir crazy], they leave me in stitches.
And I’ve downloaded the latest Earmaster music theory course to keep my musical ear in tune!
CEREMONIAL WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES
So are you planning a party? Or are you engaged and ready to get married? Perhaps, you want to get civilled or move in together? We can commemorate the special occasion!
Whether you are an international, multicultural or same-sex couple who desire a corona free celebration in Amsterdam I’d love to help you. Perhaps, you are getting married in another part of Holland or the world [within travel restriction reasons], I’m here for you.
And what’s really exciting about me is that my wedding services are tailor-made to suit you. Especially, catered for your authentic style and meaningful relationship.
Need I say more! I’m a sucker for a good time. So call me to discuss your celebratory music or ceremonial wedding needs. And yes, you can renew your marriage vows too! Send an e-mail to plan a no pressure chat. Hear from you soon!
Ceremonial wedding celebrant | symbolic marriage officiant
Comedienne – Singer- Artist