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On Hitched.co.uk since 2023

Last update: February 2024

Hello thank you for taking a look at my profile. I am an award-winning Independent Celebrant based in Suffolk but my passport is up to date and I am more than happy to travel.

What does "Independent" mean? Well it is our license to have fun and the freedom to create a ceremony together that doesn't have to follow anyone else's rules or ideas of how your special day should be. Together we can create the ceremony you have always dreamed of or maybe one that you just didn't even realise you could have. You can hold your ceremony anytime, anyplace, anywhere, well maybe my skydiving days are over but do you get my point.

Which ever one of life's important milestones you are looking to celebrate I will be there to support you from the moment you book me.

Through emails, zooms and meet ups I will take the time to listen to you and get to know exactly what it is you want from your special ceremony. Through this fun process I gather enough information to write a draft script weaving the love you want to celebrate into every section. Once we have fine tuned it together, I will deliver your ceremony on the day in a calm, professional fun filled manner that you, your family and friends will remember and cherish for years to come.

In October last year I was honoured to be voted Outstanding Family and Couples Celebrant of 2022 by the Association of Independent Celebrants. I was completely blown away by this honour and the kind words of those who voted. My couples said that found me to be warm and caring with a good sense of humour. They considered me a safe pair of hands for their ceremonies, well I used to be a driving instructor so I have nerves of steel !!

It therefore goes without saying that my celebrant style really does reflect my inclusive personality. I really just love to celebrate love however it presents itself in your world. I understand how important your celebration is to you and how much love and work you have poured into it. I will be there for you and guide you through every step of the build up to your big day.

It would be my absolute privilege to be a part of your special day, My aim is to make every ceremony a #hellofabulousceremony. Let's have a chat.

  • Woman-owned

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Language:

English

Religion:

Anglican
Baptist
Buddhism
Catholicism
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Methodist
Mormon
Orthodox
Protestant
Sikhism
Non-religious/humanist

Type:

Celebrant
Officiant

Served in

Essex and Suffolk

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Reviews for Ceremonies by Ruth

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100% recommend it
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Tansy
Tansy A. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most perfect ceremony

This is my hardest review to give out of all of my wedding suppliers, as I really have so many wonderful things to say about Ruth and the service she gives.
From the very beginning she can’t not be more helpful and wholesome, I was initially drawn to Ruth’s buzzy magnetic energy, and really beautiful speaking voice and way with words (as previewed in her instagram) the additional help and support she delivered was such a pleasant surprise, and I think she offered the most additional support out of all of my suppliers. All of our friends and family have said that our ceremony was absolutely magical, one family member said Ruth was perfect as she like like and extension of me and my Husband. The unique touches she adds to a ceremony are top notch. I hold a very special place in my heart for this lady now and can not recommend her enough to any couple looking for a celebrant!!! Thankyou Ruth from the bottom of our hearts for conducting our whimsical woodland fairytale ceremony- you really were the cherry on the cake
Maria
Maria H. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jack and Maria

What can we say?! Ruth did the most incredible job with our day from being on hand to help at any given moment, to coordinating with the other vendors at the wedding to make sure the day went as smoothly as it could possibly be.
Our day wouldn't have been what it was without Ruth, and we're so thankful we found her!
Tessa
Tessa S. Sent on 26/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Personalised Wedding

If you are looking for a personalised experience by someone whose attention to detail is faultless look no further than Ruth. We opted to have a celebrant because we wanted our day to be as special as possible and ruth exceeded our expectations. Ruth takes the time to understand what you are like as individuals as well as a couple to create a personalised wedding script which you will always have the final say on. Not only this but she is flexible enough to allow you to incorporate things that are outside the conventional ceremony. Whether its incorporating hand fastening to symbolise tying the knot, or perfectly timed dropping of metal washers symbolising the illusion of dropping the rings to give your best man a heart attack, Ruth will work with you to ensure every little detail is spot on. We can’t thank Ruth enough for helping to provide some of the most incredible memories which we will cherish forever.
Hanna
Hanna J. Sent on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful celebrant!

We could not have asked for or imagined a better celebrant than Ruth to conduct our marriage ceremony. From our first meeting with her, she spent time getting to know us and was able to craft a wonderful script that captured our story and personalities perfectly. Ruth thought of all the details we wouldn't have - and was basically our overall wedding planner!! - and made sure that everyone who participated was prepped and comfortable before the day. On the day itself, she did a great job of making all our guests feel at ease and struck the perfect balance we were after of being light-hearted but taking this seriously too. We have had so many comments about how this was the best and most personal ceremony people have ever been to and this wouldn't have been the case without Ruth. We can't thank you enough and are truly grateful for all you did for us. Have a glass of sangria for us - you're not number 1 for nothing :D
David
David H. Sent on 04/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hired a celebrant, gained a friend! Made our wedding day magical!

What can you say about Ruth that countless others haven’t? As well as being utterly professional in every way you could feel how passionate she was about making our day as magical as could be. Her personality is infectious and everyone at our wedding waxed lyrical about how amazing she was. From our very first meeting to our wedding she guided us every step of the way and created the perfect script for our ceremony, she honestly made our day so special. Thank you Ruth!
Keira
Keira G. Sent on 09/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ruth is the celebrant of your dreams!!!

Choosing Ruth to be our celebrant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.

She gave us the perfect day and helped us with planning the ceremony from the moment we had our first conversation. In fact a lot of the planning was whilst we were in Canada and she popped on zoom whenever we needed her as well as visiting the venue together. She is so dedicated and kind, working hard to give you an extra special ceremony and we honestly cannot reccomend her enough.

It was like having a very talented member of the family conduct our ceremony with such happiness, love, emotion and fun. Every single one of our guests said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and that they enjoyed every moment. Ruth not only worked with us to craft a beautiful script about our relationship and our lives, but also helped us to add extra details like a hand fasting moment, personalised vows and a poem read by Josh's mum.

She also helped us to feel relaxed about the ceremony and we felt so reassured that she would help solve any problems on the day. She has the sweetest heart and the most beautiful way with words. Ruth, we'll be thankful forever for all your kindness!
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Danielle C. Sent on 26/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Do not plan your wedding ceremony without ruth!

Choosing Ruth to be our celebrant at our wedding 3 weeks ago was the best decision we ever made! She is simply the best! Planning our wedding from the states wasn’t easy but she made the process seamless! After countless FaceTime calls we finally met in person less than a week before the wedding and she immediately felt like family! She personalized our wedding ceremony beautifully with so many special moments that my husband and I will remember forever. Her words and her presence are truly magical! We will be forever grateful to have met such a beautiful person!
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Jane A. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Vow renewal

Found Ruth by looking at her wonderful website. She is truly amazing. We found her so easy to work with & she was happy to deal with our quirky requests. The ceremony was fantastic & we could not have wanted more from her. All our guests were delighted by her & many thought we had been friends for a number of years. She made us all relax and conducted a wonderful ceremony with audience participation. We could not have asked for more. We would love to use her again if we had a chance
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Shirley W. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 would recommend Ruth as your celebrant!

From start to finish, Ruth made the process of planning out our ceremony so easy and fun. So many of our guests remarked at how personal our ceremony was and how it felt like Ruth had known us for ages, and that really is a testament to her dedication in getting to know her couples and their love story. She was always available to talk through any ideas, concerns, and questions we had, and had many suggestions to give when we were unsure and needed guidance. We would 100% recommend Ruth if you are looking for a celebrant for any occasion if you are looking for that personal touch.

Thank you so much, Ruth, for making our day so special!
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Sarah W. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You Ruth!

Words cannot describe how amazing Ruth is and how thankful we are for being such a massive part of our day. From the moment we met her we knew she would make our day the most special and memorable experience. She has so much love, care and attention to detail that we felt completely relaxed and excited for everyone to witness our personal ceremony. Her ability to entwine both our lives, families and love into words was beautiful. All our guests loved the uniqueness and fun that came with a personalised ceremony and Ruth’s energy on the day (despite the heat!) was contagious! We could not have asked for anyone better, she is the best and we would encourage everyone to snap her up whilst you can! We will treasure her words and memories of our day forever. Thank you so much Ruth for making our day far more beautiful than we ever imagined. Love the Wests xx
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Paige Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Ceremony! 17.06.2023

WOW! Where do we start.....

Ruth was just absolutely incredible from the first time we met her, through to the day of the wedding! She was always at the end of the phone whenever needed and was so calming. We grew such a good relationship with her during the year of planning the wedding and she would come over for meetings and we would love a chat, we grew a bond straight away.
Ruth wasn't just a celebrant, she was there on the morning of the wedding, helping my husband and the groomsman with their button holes, she came to see me before hand and gave me a big hug to calm my nerves and also was there greeting with our families. She was just so fantastic. After the ceremony she also spoke with our family and friends and had a drink with us to celebrate during the reception drinks. She was apart of our special day.
The ceremony itself couldn't of gone any more perfect and even now 6 months later our guests are still talking about how much laughter, happy tears, emotion and love there was in the room during the ceremony. It was made so personal for me and my husband and that's exactly what we wanted. Ruth listened to every detail.

Thank you Ruth for being such a special part of our day, you will forever remain part of our lives. Lots of love, Paige & Ollie xx
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Heather W. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful experience with Ruth, our celebrant

An enormous thank you, Ruth, for making our Wedding Day so very special as our celebrant. From the moment we met you at Martels, flying off on your broomstick, we knew that we had met a very special lady. The time you spent getting to know us was invaluable and your humour and passion for making our day unique was overwhelming. Your ability to make us feel relaxed throughout, from our first meet up through to the day itself, was such a support, which every couple on their Wedding Day would wish for.

We knew already how you would make our day wonderful and this was confirmed by all our friends and family commenting that “they’d never experienced a wedding service quite so extraordinary”; with not a dry eye in the gardens of Leez Priory!

Heather & Martin Ward
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Alix F. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ruth is simply the best!

To anyone looking for a celebrant, you HAVE to have Ruth! We had SO many compliments from our guests on how unique and personal our ceremony was. Ruth, words can’t express how appreciative we are for you but, to say the least, THANK YOU! You are the most incredible person and our day wouldn’t have been complete without you. You effortlessly and beautifully guided us through everything from the early stages of planning our day to the day itself, supported us throughout and elevated our day beyond words. You also made our loved ones who were involved in the ceremony feel prepared and supported, walking them through everything well in advance of the day and generally making them feel comfortable and relieving nerves. You were always there, just a phone call or email away whenever we needed you. You really are the best! Lots of love, the new Mr & Mrs Love.
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K. Branch Sent on 09/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Ruth recently conducted the ceremony at my friend's wedding and she was absolutely brilliant. I heard so many people after the ceremony saying that they'd never experienced a ceremony like it - Ruth's approach is refreshingly unique, a breath of fresh air. She has a wonderful ability to put everyone at ease whilst delivering a warm and funny ceremony. Friends were still talking about how wonderful her approach was over breakfast the following morning. It was memorable in all the best ways. From a personal point of view, after feeling nervous about reading a poem at my friend's wedding, Ruth phoned me beforehand and entirely put my mind at ease. She talked me through the whole process and even made time for me on the morning of the ceremony. Thanks to Ruth I felt completely at ease and enjoyed every second. Highly recommend!
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