Covering Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and across the UK, Europe and the world; I will ensure that your ceremony is truly unique, engaging, heartfelt but most importantly, yours reflecting your values, beliefs and personalities both individually and as a couple.
No matter what style of wedding you are after I guarantee there will be no yawning, snoring or boring – just smiles, laughs, hugs and happy tears. I am passionate and vibrant and can relate to any crowd, dissolve any tension or nerves there may be, am highly organised and will seamlessly fit into your vision for your day.
Beach, field, marquee, stately home, farmyard, garden. Morning or evening. Casual or formal – I don’t mind – I love a good celebration!
Allow me to ease some pressure by helping you create your perfect ceremony. Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea. I am here to work with you to make sure the outcome not only incorporates your dreams but exceeds your expectations. Furthermore I will ensure you enjoy the journey. In the words of AA Milne ‘We didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun’. And that’s exactly what we’ll do – make memories of a truly fabulous event in your lives.
My style leans towards the traditional having been married in church myself. Essentially the common denominator in all my ceremonies is that I am led by you and your particular wishes will be granted and will be combined with a blend of romance, sincerity and humour in equal measures.
It is so important to me that that not only do I connect with you both but also with your guests and this is only possible if we spend time getting to know one another. I believe strongly that an engaging ceremony is the pre-cursor to a great reception. So if you think I might be the right person for you do drop me an email and let’s have a chat.
I am dedicated to your perfect day!
I believe that something magical happens when we bring people together and this is the inspiration for my personal hashtag #togetherisabeautifulplace.
I start with a blank canvas for each and every couple I work with…there is no standard ceremony script here!
I will work with you to ensure that your ceremony truly reflects your journey so far…where you’ve been…and where you’re going!
I can assure you that your guests will leave your ceremony feeling that – today they got to know you both…just that little bit better!
These are MY vows to YOU!
And speaking of vows, I will help you craft beautiful, meaningful vows so that on the day of your ceremony you will be able to articulate all of your feelings and excitement into that very moment.
My previous couples have said, ‘It felt like we were losing a family member when the ceremony had ended Stewart..we didn’t want you to leave’ – This reflects the truly personalised service I offer!
I just adore WEDDINGS – and as a non-religious or Humanist celebrant – creating heartfelt, bespoke, personal, all-inclusive, meaningful celebrations and ceremonies since 2014; officiating hundreds of occasions, including weddings, vow renewals, baby namings, funerals and memorials, I’m ever so happy in my role!
I’m a cake and tea loving, music mad, animal advocate – both a dog patter and a cat cuddler (and rescuer) and of course I can’t get enough of LOVE stories 💕 and couples planning their BIG days!
I’m fascinated by human-beings, our journeys and our stories – and the part that our unique relationships play in our lives. Those we love are a deeply important part of who we are and how we live; so our special relationships should be celebrated in the best possible way – with no constraints and no set scripts! There’ll be no filling in the missing names with me.
I want to get to know each couple whose wedding ceremony I create and conduct, and therefore meeting up in person is always the way I like to work. But if distance doesn’t allow, then FaceTime, WhatsApp etc video calls are a great alternative, allowing the opportunity to gather all the information I need, to create a tailor-made ceremony that truly reflects you as a couple.
And I’m there with you every step of the way, throughout the entire process; to guide and advise, share ideas and thoughts – as much or as little as you need.
Prior to your big day, I’ll rehearse with you – walking and talking you through your ceremony, in your chosen setting – relaxing and reassuring you as much as possible, so that you know exactly what to expect when the magical moment of your ceremony arrives. I always aim to make our entire time together, both in the lead up to and on your big day, as stress free and as enjoyable as possible. After all, you’ll only do this once in your lifetime (we hope) and so making your wedding ceremony experience the best it can be, is what I’m all about!
I work with amazing couples – just like you – to deliver one of a kind, heartfelt ceremonies in all kinds of locations. Stand-out moments have included pet dogs as ring-bearers, a micro-wedding in a ruined castle and a private commitment ceremony on the London Eye.
I’m incredibly passionate about being a Wedding Celebrant and put my heart and soul into every event. With a background as an Events Producer I will advise on the choreography and staging of the ceremony to make sure everything goes super smoothly.
Starting each wedding ceremony with a ‘blank canvas’; gives me plenty of time to get to know you – both as a couple and as individuals. You share your vision with me and I make it happen. Not sure what that vision is yet?! That’s fine too as I have plenty of useful tips, ideas and resources to share with you.
As a lover of the great outdoors I especially enjoy any opportunity to get back to nature and am a total sucker for any farm, field or woodland wedding. If there’s an element of ‘homespun and handmade’ thrown in too, then I’m a massive fan. Unique celebrations of love is what I am all about.
If you like having me around (!) then why not ask me to stay on as MC to host your evening reception too? This is just one of several additional services that I can offer to help you relax and enjoy your Big Day.
If you’re a same-sex, interracial, multi-cultural or multi-faith couple then please know that the ‘House of Hannah’ is one of absolute love, acceptance and support for everyone.
What else can I tell you?… Well, my happiest place is in my garden with my two rescue cats, two rescue dogs, my son and my husband (neither of whom are rescued!). I could eat flapjack until the cows come home. I’m darn good at headstands and I can stilt walk.
Drop me a message and I’ll send you my brochure. Then, we can have a free no-obligation chat (or meet for a cuppa if distance allows). Don’t forget to check out my 5* reviews on Google and Facebook too 🙂
I pride myself in being highly responsive and will respond to your inquiry within hours, not days. My services include, but is not limited to:
• Initial Remote Consultation (FREE)
• Unlimited (remote) ceremony meetings
• Customized wedding ceremonies that will WOW your guests
• Customized rehearsals (based on availability)
• Correctly process your paperwork with the appropriate Registrar’s office
• Full collaboration with all industry related vendors (DJ, Coordinator etc.) to make your ceremony amazing
Sam Goodchild is a Celebrant offering traditional & magical ceremonies with a quirky twist. Working with me, you have complete freedom. Together we will create the mood you want, anything from light-hearted to romantic to humorous or spiritual. Maybe you’d like to include a sprinkling of religion, or none at all. I will work with you to discover what your ‘wow factor’ is and bring your ideas to life
You already know that I’m an Independent celebrant based in Sussex but you’d probably like to know a bit more before you can decide if I’m right for you. So here goes:
Some of the things I love:
All the seasons, the British countryside, the Swiss mountains, the lakes in Ireland, the sparkling sea along Hove seafront. Wonderful views and stunning scenery feed my soul. So outdoor ceremonies are truly magical for me.
Love stories of every kind,
Whether they are:
As funny as When Harry Met Sally or as tear-jerking as the dear couple in UP.
As proper as Elizabeth and Mr D’Arcy or as scandalous as Oscar and Bosie
As action-packed as Princess Leia and Han Solo or as sedate as Bob and Charlotte who were ‘Lost in Translation’
And I never get tired of hearing new ones, what’s yours?!
Buildings with character –
Historic castles, Tudor mansions, quirky barns, picturesque cottages, gothic manors, anything that looks like it might have a story or two to tell.
Get in touch and tell me your story, describe the venue and person who won your heart! I would love to hear all about you!
I came to Greece on a holiday, many moons ago, and met my husband, a local Rhodian in a bar! I absolutely love my life as a celebrant in Greece; meeting couples, hearing their love story, creating special ceremonies and then travelling around this beautiful country and being such a key part of their special day, what’s not to love about that?
I am experienced and very creative, and love adding sprinklings of Greece into the ceremonies I write. There is nothing I like better than a ceremony bringing together families of different faiths, or cultures and I absolutely love a crowd, and am so happy when asked to stay on as Master of Ceremonies at the evening do! On the other hand, an intimate elopement or vow renewal at sunset can be so emotional, it really is such a privilege to be chosen as the celebrant for any type of ceremony at all!
I am a storyteller, just waiting to tell your story, at any kind of venue you choose. Most couples choosing to have a unique celebrant led ceremony in Greece, register their official marriage back home, freeing them up to have their special wedding totally unrestricted on time or place, with plenty of family participation too!
If you have chosen Greece for your special day, then let’s create the ceremony of your dreams. Based on the Island of Rhodes, I am happy to come to any area of Greece for your destination wedding.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you
I can’t wait!
Sarah-your wedding celebrant in Greece x
Congratulations on your engagement.
A big hello from me, Nikki, otherwise known as Costa Celebrant.
I would love to help you create a fabulous, unique ceremony for your special day.
I am a professional, independent Celebrant who works in South East England and southern Spain. Whether you are planning to get married, renewing your vows, celebrating a special anniversary or marking one of life’s milestones, I will work closely with you to handwrite and deliver a unique and beautiful ceremony to reflect your happiness, your love story and your relationship.
As an independent Celebrant, together we can organise your ceremony wherever you want it to be at a time to suit you. In the garden, your favourite hotel, woodland or a beach? Everywhere is possible! Sunrise, sunset or middle of the day – let’s do it!
I live between the south of England and southern Spain and can guide and help you to find trusted, excellent suppliers to create your special days.
I trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and the Institute of Professional Celebrants to write and conduct both wedding and funeral ceremonies. I hold fully comprehensive insurance.
My couple testimonials show how, when starting each and every ceremony as a blank page, your beautiful handwritten ceremony will be remembered for its uniqueness, sincerity and it will be a true celebration of your individual love story. I am a memory catcher, I want to hear your story and writing is my passion. I use your interests, likes, literature, song lyrics and quotations to guide me and which are intertwined within your ceremony – with you in the driving seat. Once I write the first draft, You are in the metaphorical driving seat with me by your side to guide you and suggest personal touches, rituals and elements that will make it 100% yours.
My approach is wholly inclusive, I was one of the founding members of the ‘LGBTQ Equality Weddings’ community and celebrate your unique story.
How to complete these flipping listings is always a mystery to me! Honestly, I’ll write you half a dozen fabulous wedding ceremonies before I get my head around explaining why you should use me as your celebrant. So, where to start…
I’m bringing my life-experiences to your wedding ceremony. That is, I’ve done stuff, been places and therefore have the confidence to be up front, relaxed and in charge on your big day. It also means I’m not as young as I was, so: –
Well, I’m 58 so I won’t out-glamour the bride. Nor the bride’s mother.
I’m 58 so I WILL tell the groom to spit his gum out before the ceremony. And to take his phone and wallet out of his pocket!
I LOVE ceremony. I’ve discovered that being brought up in a traditionally “high church”-going family made me adore a good ceremony. The theatre, gravitas, rituals, the words. Of course, we’ll can have fun in your ceremony as well, but your tribe will KNOW there’s something important happening here!
You want fun? Ok, I’m not a stand-up comedian, but let’s turn this on its head. If you say you want a serious wedding ceremony, I think we’ll struggle! The warmest smiles come from unexpected moments, the off-the cuff remarks showing the chemistry not only between you two, but with your celebrant as well (that’ll be me). Of course we’ll highlight the joy and excitement of getting married through the script. We can tell funny stories about your lives too (if you remember to tell me first)
So! You are looking for a UK celebrant to create an awesome ceremony for your wedding day. Well, look no further.
It is said that “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite” When you choose me as your celebrant, then your love story will be my favourite, the only one that matters. I pride myself in being able to really grab the very essence of what you want for your special day. One of my brides summed it up when she said, “From that first cup of coffee, Lynn just got us!”
I have conducted ceremonies in woodland, on farmland, in family gardens and in outdoor spaces at venues with licenses. It is lovely when they are bathed in sunshine, but I’ve also carried on regardless when the heavens opened mid–ceremony. I even have my celebrant wellies, just in case.
And from the very outset, my brain will jump into action, recalling, researching, sharing, agreeing or discarding ideas that would be perfect for you. It is my mission to elevate your ceremony, your actual ceremony, to become the beating heart of your special day. In years to come guests will need to look at photos of your dress, your cake, that first dance to jog their memories. But memories of the words you spoke and the symbolic elements they witnessed – they will stay with them for a long, long time..
And also, if this is important to you, a recent groom wrote that I have “a positive attitude, beaming smile, superb diction and great public speaking ability”. The all round package really!
Isn’t love just spectacular? Yes. And ‘your’ love is even more spectacular than most.
(OK, that’s not entirely true, because everyone is equal and we all have the right to shout out from the roof tops about the person we love. But, since it’s your wedding we’re planning, I think we can let you off!)
Samantha Kelsie is one of the UK’s most highly sought-after wedding celebrants, dedicated to sharing your story with family and friends in a way that reflects both you and your lifestyle.
“I’m here to tell just about anyone who’ll listen just how spectacular YOUR love is on your big day – because it really is just that! It’s ‘spectacularly yours’ and it’s my passion and pleasure to help you celebrate it in a way that feels right for you.”
Samantha will get to know both you and your person in great detail when planning your wedding. She’ll ask you all about the ins and outs of your love story and why it is you’re choosing to commit to one another today. Through building up a creative connection with you both, Samantha will write and officiate a wedding ceremony that entirely reflects both you and your love, in a way which is most personal to your wishes.
Whether simple or spiritual, unique or unusual; your wedding ceremony will be crafted with you and your love as the focus, and can incorporate as much tradition or symbolism as you wish – or none! – it’s really up to you…
…after all it’s your day, so now ‘own’ it.
Are you looking for a fun, memorable and personal ceremony? And a celebrant who works hard to “get you” so that your ceremony is perfect for you?
I create warm, heartfelt ceremonies for couples from all over the world. I am passionate, friendly and creative and try very hard to get to know my couples so that their ceremony really reflects their personality.
I love nothing more than creating ceremonies with elements of your favourite lines from songs and books or the stories you want shared with your guests…. and a few you might not!
I’m a hopeless romantic, having been married for 30 years myself, and hope that my passion for your celebration is spread amongst your guests, whether they are celebrating your wedding, participating in your renewal of vows or taking some responsibility for your child in their naming ceremony. You are all important to me.
If you would like to fuse non-religion with cultural traditions, Tie the knot under an old Oak tree, invite your guests to a Love Fest or Steampunk Spectacular …. then please get in touch. If you want a simply beautiful ceremony, then let me put the ♥♥♥ into it.
I look forward to working with you to create a ceremony which truly reflects both of you. An occasion that will give your family and friends something to celebrate forever. There will usually be laughter and hopefully a few tears…. happy ones of course. Waterproof mascara is a must!
Having lived permanently in Spain for many years I am delighted to offer an English, Spanish or bilingual ceremony.
I have written blogs for many of the big name bridal and wedding web sites in my passion to raise the profile of Spain as a destination wedding location.
And as a former UK Deputy Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages I am an experienced English and Spanish speaking Independent Celebrant.
With all of that in mind, I honestly believe that all of my life experiences have led me to become a Celebrant.
For me, officiating at the most important event in your life is a vocation and a total privilege. And I get to do it in the Spanish sunshine! Bonus!
I promise to get to know you with an open heart and an open mind in order to craft a celebration that reflects your personal beliefs and values.
Whether you are celebrating a wedding, elopement or vow renewal I will guide you through every step of your special ceremony.
I am a skillful storyteller, an accomplished public speaker and a genuine people-person who works your own story and experiences into a script that reflects the very essence of who you are and what you want.
You simply cannot give up the chance to celebrate such a momentous occasion in your life as getting married without having your perfect ceremony – and I am the girl for the job!
Every single choice you make about your wedding ceremony should be a ‘hell yeah!’ from both of you. ‘Meh’ is simply not good enough for what will be one of the most important days of your life.
Will I be your ‘hell yeah’ celebrant? Well, if you’re looking for someone who’s passionate (to the point of slightly bonkers) about what they do, who can’t wait to hear your story, who’ll get mushy and excited about all the details of your wedding, who’s got lots of ideas up her sleeve, who’s smiley and colourful, wordy and a bit nerdy… then I may be.
And if you’re crazy in love, friendly, enthusiastic and open to trying new ideas, why then you just may be my ideal couple!
Shall we meet for a cuppa (virtual or real) and see if the sparks fly? Get in touch today and let’s make a date. I cannot WAIT to meet you!
Based on Ibiza, I perform ceremonies here and all around Europe, helping couples who want their wedding or renewal of vows ceremony to be a reflection of who they are, what is important to them and what love and marriage means to them. After all, it’s a relationship which has it’s own unique dynamic for every couple, and that deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated!
I absolutely LOVE working with every single couple who book with me, and it is always such an honour to be chosen to be such an integral part of the day. It’s an exciting and lovely feeling to be able to create moments which are remembered and talked about for years to come, and stir emotions in the couple and their guests – whether that’s tears of joy, or belly laughs (ideally, both!).
With every booking, I provide access to a private webpage where couples can download hundreds of readings, vows, music choices, all hand-picked by myself, to help make the process inspiring, fun and as easy as possible.
Plus, I’m available by email, WhatsApp and Instagram DM to answer questions and help guide you through your ideas, and how we can make them personal and bring them to life!
I offer two ceremony packages, so that you can make your choice based on your budget and how involved and personal you want your ceremony to be. I am really involved in the process and creation of both options, and, after the ceremony date you’ll recieve a PDF of the script as a keepsake and to read and enjoy time and time again.
Wanting your ceremony to feel personal is a key reason to choose a celebrant. And this is what I feel passionate about too. Whether a large or small gathering, relaxed and intimate, fun-filled and quirky, glamorous or casual, vibrant or super cool, I’ll work with you to create a ceremony as unique as the relationship you share.
Having officiated ceremonies for a wide variety of couples, I bring extensive experience, but am enthusiastic about working collaboratively in a couple-centred way, to draw on the things which truly matter to you both, not what you think you’re allowed.
It’s your wedding ceremony, so that’s where I’ll start…by asking you both, “What do YOU most want for your ceremony?”
If you think I’m the right celebrant to help you have the most joyful and happy wedding ceremony you imagine, get in touch to arrange a chat and you can tell me more.
I look forward to hearing from you
How many of you have been to weddings and just thought ‘heard it all before’. T But no couple is the same so why should their ceremony be? You are so wonderfully special with your quirks and your laugh and the way you wrinkle your nose when you laugh and you’ve found someone who loves all that, so let’s talk about it, let’s tell your story. let’s write vows that are yours and yours alone, that noone else will ever say, let’s have all the old love cynics walking away believing in love again, let’s create magic. Let’s tell your story. A Celebrant led wedding is all about you, and when you book me, you get not only someone who will get nearly as excited about every element of your wedding as you, but you get someone who will walk you through every stressful moment as well. I’ve helped couples decide on whether to have Posh and Becks thrones (err yes) and made tough rugby players cry (happy tears obvs). So if you want a celebrant who really believes in you, then get in touch!
In creating your ceremony I use your stories, dreams and desires mixing them with my knowledge of systemic principles – a balancing, healing flow that supports wellbeing in any family system. What emerges in the end is a completely unique ceremony that not only is fun and heart-opening but also a strong foundation for everything that will come next in life. It brings together two of your family systems (whether or not they will actually be there during the ceremony) and harmonises the ‘space between them’ to create an opening for you to start a new chapter in your life, with all possible blessings and gifts from previous generations. I use all my life experience as a systemic and workshop facilitator and shamanic and ritual practitioner to take you on a fun and enriching journey of designing and living your ceremony till the end (or a beginning:) I am based in London and traveling all over the world with my systemic and celebrant’s work. It is such a gift to participate in unfolding of another’s life path and see them empowered for next steps. I do this work in English and sometimes in Russian if needed.
Hi, I’m Gill and I was trained as a Celebrant by the Federation of Independent Celebrants.
Combine this with my background in drama; love of writing and collaborating with highly individual couples, what you get are ceremonies that are truly one of a kind. I will be supporting you every step of the way.
Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with an irresistible mix of history, magic and romance everywhere you look so whether you are seeking an intimate elopement on a hillside or by a loch; wanting the romance of a Castle shrouded in history or standing on the eighteenth green of a golf course, it will always be Your Day: Your Way.
We can explore traditions such as hand fasting, sharing the quaich or any other rituals that have special resonance for you. The ceremony has at it’s heart your vision and it will be my privilege to help you not only realise your dreams, but exceed them, making your day one of love, laughter and a lifetime of memories
Every couple is unique and amazing and your ceremony should be unique and amazing too. It should reflect your own special story.
A favourite part of what I do is hearing the stories of the couples I work with. That is what really helps me to write the ceremony that is just right for them.
Why have an Independent Celebrant?
I love the flexibility that having an Independent Celebrant gives you – if you want to hold your Ceremony at an unusual place or time then that is totally possible! (Because we don’t do the legal bits of weddings you can have your Ceremony anywhere – whether licensed or not.) There are no legal restrictions so you can have exactly what you want in your ceremony. You can have cultural or religious elements included in your ceremony. Registrars and Humanist Celebrants are unable to include these. You can have your ceremony outdoors or in a temporary structure like a tipi or marquee which a Registrar is not allowed to use for a legal ceremony. You can include anything content at all which reflects who you are and why you are having a ceremony. So why have anything else?
You may want to reject anything traditional in your Ceremony or you may want a wedding ceremony that is traditional with your own quirky twists. Whatever you are looking for let’s have a chat and see how we can make it happen.