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Hi, thank you for dropping by! First of all, sincere Congratulations on your forthcoming Wedding! I know things are difficult at the moment but I want you to know I am here for you and want to reassure you that your Ceremony, is in good and safe hands. My priority as a Celebrant is to create a beautiful meaningful ceremony that is all about you and your partner, with no restrictions in terms of location, length or content of the ceremony, time of day or format! You are at the heart of your Ceremony, just where you should be! Together we will create something truly authentic, and personal. My motto is "Making Beautiful Memories" and that's what I am passionate about, for you and your family and friends, to be cocooned in that lovely Bubble of Love!
I am really passionate about being able to offer choice, flexibility, and truly authentic ceremonies to couples and families, to truly represent their values, beliefs and lifestyles. As your Celebrant, I will be with you all the way to create a day that's truly unique and totally individual! Working together, we will incorporate your style and ideas with my experience, advice and support, giving you the Wedding Day you've always dreamed of. My ceremonies are warm, joyful, authentic, and a blend of romance, meaning, storytelling and love, - but the main thing to remember, is the Ceremony is all about you. It really is Your Day, Your Way.
I am bilingual in English and German and would be delighted to create ceremonies in either or a combination of both languages, so that your guests feel completely involved! I offer a free consultation over Skype or face to face if possible, to discuss your plans and ideas, and get to know you, and answer your questions after which we then work together to create a Ceremony that's all about you, your ideas, your values, your unique love story. On the day, I will be there at least 60 minutes beforehand, to liaise with any wedding professionals, the photographer, on site Planner or Co-ordinator, and any special people who may be taking part, either in a ceremony ritual, or Reading a poem, and just generally be around to calm any nerves! I only conduct one Ceremony on any given day, giving you my 100% attention.
I can provide advice on wedding readings, choreography and help you with your vows and promises. I am available for weekday, evening and weekend ceremonies across London and South East, throughout Europe, and internationally.
I have been so lucky and grateful to have been asked to create and preside over 250 ceremonies since finishing my Qualifications in 2011 and becoming a Marriage and Family Celebrant. Each ceremony was just perfectly tailored, unique and bespoke.
Over the years I have received lovely reviews and feedback from my couples, which you can see on my social media or website. I am also very proud to have been chosen as a regional finalist in the premier wedding TWIA Awards for the last two years, and as Best Multilingual Celebrant 2019 by SME Entrepreneurs, based on the quality and professionalism of my business and my Ceremonies. For 2020 I look forward to being a Judge The Celebrant Category in the Wedding Business Awards, and being able to use my experience and expertise.
I really look forward to chatting with you and hearing all about your ideas. Should you decided to book a bilingual Ceremony, I can create this for you in English and German, at no additional charge.
My writing style is warm, sincere, thoughtful, heart-centred, creative, inclusive, romantic, authentic and fun too! Get in touch with me to see what magic we can achieve, together, for you and your partner, on this most important and wonderful day!
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"Yvonne was such an amazing celebrant to work with, she made our day one to remember. While working with Yvonne with our medieval wedding theme she was so adaptable and her use of great sourcing medieval scripts and vows. Yvonne was so happy and honestly understanding in the edits I made to her speech and our vows to make it so personalized to the people we are, she captured our true meaning of love.Thank you Yvonne for not only dressing up to our themed wedding but for being apart of our magical day, it was an honor to have you as our celebrant and take part in our feast with our family.Thank you Yvonne.Paul, Bree Phillips"
By email 9th February 2020
As we have now returned from our honeymoon, we both wanted to say a big thank you to you for being our celebrant for our big day. You really captured our feelings and incorporated them into the ceremony better than we could have ever imagined. Thank you for being such a big part in our wedding day!
Your bespoke Ceremony is all about you and your style, ideas, and personality. It really can take place almost anywhere indoors or outdoors, at any time of year, and in almost any locations or venue. I have led ceremonies in private homes and gardens, in National Trust premises, Village Halls, private Marquees in Forest and Field, at Country Clubs, hotels, and public houses, as well as on Boats, on Rafts drifting over a mountain lake, in Castles and Palaces, woodland, beach and lakeside, and so many more beautiful locations. Ceremonies can be held in licenced and unlicensed venues, so the choice is completely yours! The day of the week is your choice - some venues offer excellent rates in off season or midweek and so you can really plan around your budget. The time of day is also decided by you - so if you are looking for a ceremony under the stars or at sunrise, I am happy to oblige! Absolutely every Celebrant just wants to say "YES" to your ideas!
At the moment as the Marriage Act stands, marriages in England cannot be legalised by a Celebrant, and this is currently under the scope of a Review by the Law Commission. Celebrant led ceremonies however are a wonderful option if you are looking for a totally unique and personal ceremony. Celebrants can include rituals and symbolic elements, religious or spiritual themes and content but if a couple wish to make their marriage legal they should go to a local Registry Office, give notice and then sign the Register at an allotted time and date. The marriage service is conducted by the Registrar who asks the couple to complete repeat a 32 word declaration before 2 witnesses. Couples who decide to hold a Celebrant-led wedding ceremony can choose to do this during a short Standard Service at a Register Office at some point before or after their Celebrant led Ceremony. The cost of the Service is usually around £50 to £60. There is no mandatory exchange of rings or Vows, so many couples will choose to complete this at their Celebrant led Ceremony. Registrars do licence a variety of premises for legal marriage services, and venues will often show couples the rooms that have been approved. However, the couple will not be able to hold their wedding ceremony outdoors, and nor will they be able to have any religious or spiritual content and their vows, Readings and Music will be vetted by the Registrars office. There are no restrictions in my Ceremonies, and my couples love the fact that they are able to blend a variety of symbols, rituals, words and meaning so that they are truly able to represent their own values and beliefs and lifestyle.
Yes of course you can! The Ceremony is truly yours, therefore you have full control of the time, location, and the content. If you wish for a blending of faiths to be a part of the ceremony, then this can of course be done. We can have symbolic faith based rituals such as holding a Chuppah, Breaking the Glass, Seven Steps Ritual, Hand Washing Ritual, and many more. I have also worked with Clergy and Priests at ceremonies where they have given Blessings and read passages from the Bible. I am happy to include and represent all faiths, and beliefs.
A Registrar is not able to spend time with you over months even years to get to know you, and create something that is totally about you as a couple. They may have up to 4 ceremonies to attend to in various premises on any one day - whereas I will only conduct one ceremony per day so that I can give you my 100 per cent attention. I will meet you, discuss your plans and ideas, and offer you a completely bespoke package, with your story, vows and promises, and the opportunity to have any guest take part. All guests for example can take part in the Ring Warming Ceremony, where the rings are passed to each guest, who is asked to hold them and "warm" them with their love and good wishes for the couple's future. You can include any readings, religious, or spiritual themes and nothing is vetted or restricted. A Registrar is only able to provide a very limited amount of personalisation, based on templates rather than creatively written scripts, and absolutely cannot perform the ceremony outdoors (unless under a licenced structure) and is not able to offer rituals like a Candle Lighting or Ring Warming Ceremony. I offer couples unlimited drafts of your wedding script, full editorial control, authentic storytelling and content that reflects you both in a Ceremony totally tailored to your own personal beliefs, ideas and wishes.
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