About Diane

“We are all of us Stars and we deserve to Twinkle” Marilyn Monroe

Ok, so a bit about me... I'm Diane Bell

Hi I'm a Hampshire based Celebrant offering Wedding and Couples Ceremonies, Namings and Funerals in Hampshire and surrounding counties.

In 2017 I had my first experience of organising a funeral when my Dad suddenly passed away.

The staff at the Funeral Directors made the whole process so much easier and nicer than I thought it would be and I came away finally, at nearly 50, knowing that what I wanted to do with my life.

I wanted to work with families and help them with whatever family event they needed.

I started looking into it and realised this was easier said than done as jobs were few and far between. I then was invited to a Naming Ceremony led by a Celebrant.

Bingo!! This was my dream job.

Training & Qualifications

I researched what training was available and decided I would like to do the happier celebrations first and applied to train as a Couples and Naming celebrant.

In 2019 I went back and undertook my Funeral Celebrancy Training.

I am now qualified to the highest standard, having gained  NOCN Level 3 Diplomas in Celebrancy (Couples, Naming & Funerals) with Civil Ceremonies.

And Family Tree Ceremonies was founded

I learnt all about running my own business and named it Family Tree Ceremonies in honour of my Dad that loved researching the births, marriages and deaths in our family. I performed my first ceremony in August 2019 and loved it!!

So, when I'm not studying or working with my lovely couples and families I love to travel, read and spend time with my friends, family and my little dog Molly (who loves being in my photos as I expect you have gathered).

I have been fortunate enough to see some amazing parts of the world and have some fantastic experiences on my travels.

I hope to hear from you soon and that we can work together to make your day fabulous!!


Whatever the occasion I will work closely with you to craft a beautiful, unique ceremony to meet your every wish.