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On since 2024

Last update: June 2024

Story-based Ceremonies, by a Professional Screenwriter and Actor!

I’m Marcus Armstrong, and I am The Storyteller Celebrant.

I am a fully qualified Civil Celebrant, Professional Screenwriter and Actor, covering the South West and beyond and willing to travel as far as is needed to conduct your amazing ceremony!

I'm a different kind of Celebrant...

Gone are dusty old words and bland templates - with me, everything is completely original, taking the traditional and putting a modern and personal twist on it, based on your unique story.

Now don't get me wrong, it's a serious day with a serious commitment, but it should also joyful and happy and fun! I will never deliver a boring ceremony - with me it's all about using humour and laughter to enhance the emotion of the day, weaving a line between serious and comical to create something truly unique - like you!

I don't do checklists or forms to gather information, instead we just chat! You tell me how you see the day, then you tell me some stories and I do the rest.

And it's always the little things that matter mostly!

A few real examples:

- From an intimate wedding where the couple exchanged vows promising to remember to load the dishwasher and pick up their socks!

- To an illustrious, sparkling celebrity wedding at Christmas, featured in Hello! Magazine, where the circus was stripped back to become simple, focussing on the people and not the spangles; and how it all started with a dodgy cup of tea.

- And an immersive Fairy Masquerade at an old pub, welcoming people from all over the world to a dimension created by stories - celebrating two Women's love of Fantasy, and how that brought them together.

This is the most personal day of your life, and I use laughter and joy to write something that celebrates who you are as a couple!

What makes you, you?

That's what I'm here to find out. And then I will take that essence and weave it through the very structure of the ceremony, creating something new and exciting, emotional, funny and personal; and yours.

Always and completely yours.

Send a no obligation enquiry today, and let's see how amazing your ceremony can be! ❤️

Services include

Wedding Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies

LGBTQ+ Naming Ceremonies

Immersive Ceremonies (Themed, but way better!)

And anything else you can think of!

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Served in

Dorset, East Central London and Surrey

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Reviews for Marcus Armstrong - The Storyteller Celebrant

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James T. Sent on 07/06/2024
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Our winter wedding at Hedsor house 2023

We are overjoyed with how the wedding went, to show our appreciation for Marcus’ expertly executed services on our special day. The incredible role you played in making our wedding day unforgettable for not only Maeva and I but our guests too. From the first time we met you, we knew that you were the one who would bring warmth, sincerity, and a personal touch to our ceremony.

Your ability to capture the essence of our story and convey it with such eloquence yet flamboyant way left us feeling secure with our choice. Your words were not just spoken; they were felt, creating an atmosphere that was both intimate and celebratory. Your attention to detail and genuine interest in understanding our journey together made the ceremony uniquely ours, and we couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful.

Your calming presence reassured us throughout the planning process, and on the big day, you orchestrated the ceremony flawlessly. The way you seamlessly blended tradition with personal anecdotes created a ceremony that was not only meaningful but also filled with joy and laughter. It was evident that you put your heart into crafting a ceremony that reflected our personalities and the love we share.
Sam H. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Ceremony

Marcus was INCREDIBLE! Our ceremony was beautiful, personal, funny, and everything we could’ve asked for. Our guests were so impressed with the vows that Marcus wrote for us that they were the talk of the evening. He also prepared a script of our vows that has become a great keepsake. I would recommend Marcus to anyone who needs an officiant! Thank you so much for making our day so special!
Emma G. Sent on 18/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Everrrrrr

How to explain Marcus. In a word absolutely phenomenal. From the moment we first communicated with him, Marcus was incredible with us. He was patient with us and helped us shape our ceremony into the day we will cherish forever. For someone we had never met he was able to give us so many fantastic ideas that were just perfect and were exactly what we wanted, it was as if we had known him our entire lives. Meeting in person was just as amazing, he travelled so far just to spend an hour at our chosen venue so that he could get a feel, a layout and to see if his ideas would work…. and they did marvellously. My husband bless him isn’t the most creative with words so he struggled when it came to writing is vows, fear not Marcus was there to lend a hand and some creativeness. Our ceremony was beautiful, we were given a preview but we didn’t read because we wanted to be surprised. There are so many ways to say thank you to Marcus but there aren’t enough words in the English language to convey it. If you want a ceremony that is tailored made, with a celebrant who is just sheer perfection then go with Marcus.
Francesca T. Sent on 18/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful ceremony

Marcus did an amazing job for our ceremony, he listened to exactly what we wanted and created something magical for us and all our guests. He had lots of great ideas and also embraced all our ideas and requests. All our guests commented on how unique, interesting and fun our ceremony was.
Tom G. Sent on 13/06/2024
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"Best Ceremony Ever"

The words titling the review are just one of many compliments Marcus and our ceremony received from our guests, all of them complimented extremely highly the ceremony, Marcus himself, the layout, the words spoken, the special unique touches and so on, the vast majority of which came from Marcus and his amazing take on how to create something special out of our initial ideas.

We were not your typical couple being that we were already married abroad and this ceremony was mainly for our friends and family to see. We wanted to link the two together in a number of ways and had some ideas but Marcus through our planning calls, script writing and even video examples of the script being spoken brought them all to life ahead of the big day, so we knew almost exactly how the ceremony would sound and flow so there would be no surprises.

However the one big surprise was the delivery on the day by Marcus and how it not only made our guests feel but also the two of us in a way that we did not think would happen given this was more for the guests than us. It was expertly delivered, it made us laugh, made us cry and made us re-live our special moments that we had in our lives together so far and our original ceremony all over again.

Marcus could not come with a higher recommendation from us or from our guests.
Benjamin G. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Ceremony

Having come across Marcus on a website, and having reviewed his introductory videos, we knew straight away that we wanted him as our celebrant. From our first meeting, Marcus guided us through the entire process and made us feel reassured and at ease. On the day, he delivered an amazing ceremony, that was engaging, fun, and incredibly sweet. Many of our guests spoke highly of him, and many believed he was a close friend of ours based on his personality and interaction with us. Marcus made the day incredibly special and personal, and of all the different suppliers we went with, Marcus was the only one we were confident with from the very start, and still managed to exceed our expectations.
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