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Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies

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Ruth Gwilliam is a fully trained independent wedding celebrant based in Gloucestershire who specialises in writing and conducting personal wedding ceremonies. Ruth believes that no two couples are the same and her priority is to ensure your ceremony is written to reflect you as a couple and will be memorable for all the right reasons. Ruth likes to make sure your ceremony is traditional and meaningful whilst at the same time offering a lighthearted, romantic and fun approach ensuring the ceremony tells a couple’s personal love story.

Services Offered

Ruth conducts weddings and vow renewals and works with couples from all types of backgrounds. She is happy to include religious content in a ceremony if required. During the planning of each ceremony, Ruth offers help with writing personal vows, choosing readings and also offers various symbolic actions which can really enhance and personalise the occasion. Ruth is passionate about ensuring your ceremony starts your wedding day in the best and most memorable way possible. If Ruth sounds like your type of celebrant, she would love to hear from you.

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Served in

Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

Frequently Asked Questions

Language:

English

Religion:

Catholicism

Type:

Celebrant

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    Alyssia J. Married on 05/10/2021
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    Excellent & personalised ceremony

    Ruth was absolutely fantastic throughout the planning process, easy to contact and discuss arrangements with, gave us a lot of pointers and had helpful resources ready so that we could put together everything exactly how we wanted. We really appreciated her input and guidance but also that she really wanted us to have everything to suit us and was eager to incorporate any ideas we had.
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    Becca A. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Personalised and meaningful

    Ruth was amazing from the start. We had a video call to get to know each other, before each sending personal responses to her questionnaire. This really helped Ruth to create a personalised ceremony for us. We had some specific requests, but also needed some guidance on certain parts of the ceremony and Ruth explained the options to us clearly. We very much trusted her advice and experience. Ruth was professional and friendly, which helped us relax and be confident the ceremony would go smoothly and had the significance and meaning we wanted. Our guests said how good the ceremony was and that Ruth was a brilliant speaker. We loved our ceremony and Ruth allowed us to make it exactly what we wanted, including hand fasting and our dog being the ring bearer. Ruth's communication was clear and prompt throughout the planning process, and she was always quick to get draft script revisions back to us after changes. We would highly recommend Ruth to everyone.

    Thanks so much Ruth for being a part of our dream wedding!

    Mr and Mrs Collison
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    Frankie F. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Excellent service from a lovely celebrant

    Ruth worked with us from our early conversations right through to the ceremony to help us create a personal, warm and beautiful wedding service. During our discussions, she was insightful but receptive to our suggestions and desires. She asked us lots of questions to make sure she understood what we were looking for and to get it just right for us. She put forward lots of ideas whilst also allowing us freedoms and flexibilities to ensure the wording for the ceremony felt like us and reflected our love story. Following the ceremony, we received lots of comments from our guests about how moving and special it was. Ruth is a true professional, who went above and beyond to get to know us and put us totally at ease before our big day. We would recommend her to any couples looking for a personable and confident celebrant. Thank you Ruth!

    Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies's reply:

    Frankie and Ashley, Thank you so much for writing such a beautiful review. I really appreciate your kind words and loved working with such a fabulous couple to create and deliver your ceremony at The Saxon Mill. You both deserved to have the best day ever and your video film really reflects the huge amount of love and fun which filled your wedding day. Best wishes for a happy future together and thanks once again for taking the time to write such a lovely testimonial. Ruth xx
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    Rosanna M. Married on 25/07/2020
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    A perfect day thanks to Ruth

    Ruth is such a lovely person, helpful, professional and put us at ease from our first meeting to discuss the wedding. Notably, Ruth was so accommodating and supportive whilst planning a wedding through a pandemic - which is not an easy feat - and therefore very much appreciated!

    We wanted a ceremony that was relaxed and Ruth got it exactly right. She took the time to get to know us both, and incorporated lots of small details which made it really personal. Ruth was really pro-active in checking the script drafts with us and making any edits we suggested, as well as patient and accommodating when we were being a bit slow to complete our end! We chose to write our own vows and Ruth was very helpful to send tips on this, and also different readings so we had lots of example to work from. Ruth made sure all the readings and vows were prepped on the day, so we really had nothing to worry about, and the day ran smoothly and stress-free!

    I'm so glad we chose Ruth, we had so many lovely comments on our ceremony, and she really made it feel special and memorable. It was a joy to have Ruth as part of our day, and we would definitely recommend Ruth as your celebrant give both a professional and personal touch to your ceremony.

    Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies's reply:

    Hi Rosie and Tom, Thank you so much for your kind and beautiful words which I really appreciate. You both looked so happy on your day and had been so patient in all the planning and rearranging due to the Covid restrictions. Your venue looked amazing and as I mentioned on the day, it was a privilege and a pleasure working with you both to create your wedding ceremony. Thank you so much and best wishes to you both
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    Hilles House, Stroud - Sept 2019

    Dear Ruth, Thank you! Tom and I had such a wonderful day - I enjoyed myself way more than I imagined I would or could!

    It all felt so relaxed, so thank you for getting the day off to the right start. So many of our friends and family commented that the ceremony was very special and personal. Exactly as we had hoped.

    Laura and Tom – Hilles House, Stroud, Glos 7th September 2019
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    Over Barn - September 2019

    From the first initial meeting to the day of our wedding we could not fault Ruth. From answering emails promptly to thinking of every little detail, you could imagine Ruth did it all. She listened to what we wanted and wrote us the most beautiful ceremony which received so many compliments. To top it off, presented us with a beautiful copy of our ceremony script. Thank you Ruth


    Kirsty and Josh - Over Barn Glos. September 2019
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    August 2019 - Lapstone Barn wedding

    Ruth conducted a beautiful and personalised ceremony for my husband and I in Lapstone Barn which was the cornerstone of our wedding day. Although we don’t live in the UK and weren’t able to meet Ruth before the ceremony, she made the effort to really get to know us over the phone and through a questionnaire which made the ceremony very intimate and personal. A real pleasure dealing with you Ruth. A number of people commented on how the ceremony was so personal and intimate. Thanks so much again!


    Helen and Morgan - Lapstone Barn Chipping Campden
    30th August 2019
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    Summer wedding in Worcestershire - July 2019

    Dear Ruth,

    Thank you so much for being our celebrant for our wedding day. From day one you made us feel at ease and you worked so hard to make our celebration personal to us. Even when we thought we were happy with the script you came back to us and made it even better! It really meant that we had a perfect ceremony that was so ‘us’. So many people came and told us how lovely it was on the day and afterwards. We're so lucky to have the script to read through and remember as well, thank you! Thank you again and all the best, the new Mr and Mrs Birkinshaw xx

    Jamie & Sarah - July 2019 – Jinney Ring Worcester
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    Twyning Park, Gloucestershire 31st August 2019

    Thank you Thank you Thank you. It was so easy to work with you from the initial meeting to creating our bespoke ceremony and thanks for the brilliant idea of including our little girls in a sand ceremony. You played such a special part in our day, worked incredibly hard to make sure everything was just right for us and we couldn’t be more grateful to you. You’re a wonderful lady who we are so glad to have met. Thank you again for everything.


    James and Kirsty – Twyning Park, Glos 31st August 2019
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    Sarah and Jamie's wedding - July 2019

    Dear Ruth,

    Thank you so much for being our celebrant for our wedding day. From day one you made us feel at ease and you worked so hard to make our celebration personal to us. Even when we thought we were happy with the script you came back to us and made it even better! It really meant that we had a perfect ceremony that was so ‘us’. So many people came and told us how lovely it was on the day and afterwards. We're so lucky to have the script to read through and remember as well, thank you! Thank you again and all the best, the new Mr and Mrs Birkinshaw xx

    19th July 2019 – Jinney Ring Worcester
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    Laura and Dexter's Stratford wedding

    Thank you Ruth for making our wedding day so fantastic, it was a beautiful intimate ceremony with our children joining in and the ceremony was the foundation for a perfect weekend.

    Many thanks Dexter and Laura

    3rd August 2019
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    Vow Renewal

    Dear Ruth, Now I have a minute, I want to thank you so very much for our beautiful Vow Renewal ceremony on Saturday. It was amazing. We knew it would be emotional but we had the best day ever. It was just perfect in every way possible. Thanks again for your care and attention to detail. You made our day extra special and we are so happy we picked you for our ceremony. Thanks once again, you were amazing.

    Cath and Paul

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