About Me

About me Clover Jean black british woman wearing a yellow jumpsuit with pink and white flowers sitting on wall

About me Clover Jean: celebrant – singer comedienne – artist | image Burgundy Productions

Hi, how are you feeling amongst all the turmoil? Well, I hope you and your family are OK. In fact, I’m glad you’ve got the time to visit me. It’s good to see you here!

Who am I?

And how did I get to where I am now? Well, my name is Clover Jean – yes it’s my real name! I’m a lucky lady, a British wedding celebrant, international officiant – singer. And I’m dedicated to creating  meaningful celebrations of love for you.

Where am I from?

As an expat, British-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. 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).

clover jean with brothers Seaton and Thomas

My brother Seaton, Thomas and Me – Hammersmith Bridge, Barnes

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 officiate ceremonial weddings. And I focus on 8 – 20 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!”

About me Clover Jean – image Rene Fokkink Photograpy

Who is my ideal bridal couple?

Well, my bridal couples are from multi-cultural, interfaith and multi-faith backgrounds.

  • In fact, they are from English speaking countries overseas: America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand the UK and beyond.
  • Dutch speaking wedding couples contact me too.
  • International brides, grooms, same-sex, and interracial couples trust me implicitly to conduct a symbolic marriage ceremony [without legalities]. Read what clients say here.

What is my style of celebrancy?

What my couples’ rave about is that I’m an authoritative when it comes to public speaking. My powerful charismatic voice commands wedding guests attention. Bringing warmth, excitement and a sense of humor the well-written speech is delivered with eloquence and ease. In a word, there will be no yawning or sleeping at your ceremony. On the whole, everyone will seat upright and truly enjoy it!

with mummy jean

Mummy Josephine Jean [Daughter of Emma Thompson – St.Catharine & Ismail Wade – St Thomas born 14th March 1943 until 26th September 2015

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 dream as a marriage celebrant. Officiating all kinds of personalised ceremonies to celebrate a special milestone is a pleasure.

With 40 years of marriage, my parents taught me a lot about how married life and life in general is one great journey of ups and downs. It is forever evolving, challenging and demands unconditional respect and love.

 my dad papa jean

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

How am I surviving the Covid-19 wedding disaster?

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.

And I love 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 me sane!

CEREMONIAL WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES

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Me back in my younger days

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 occasion!

Whether you desire a corona free celebration in Amsterdam, Holland or any other part of the world [within travel restriction reasons], I’m here for you.

And what’s really exciting about me is that my services are tailor-made to suit your authentic style meaningful relationships

In a word, 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!

Email info(at)cloverjean.com

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

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Ceremonial wedding celebrant | symbolic marriage officiant

Comedienne – Singer- Artist

 

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