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.
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.
10 Reviews for Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies
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Frankie F. · Married on 10/07/2021
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!Sent on 09/08/2021
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
Rosanna M. · Married on 25/07/2020
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.Sent on 29/08/2021
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
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!Sent on 06/11/2019
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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