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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: February 2024

Like the idea of an award winning Celebrant who is professional, really friendly and great to work with?

Then I'd love to hear from you!

Expect every word of your wedding ceremony to be expertly written, uniquely crafted to mirror your story, and every aspect of it to be perfectly suited to you.

Count on your ceremony to be expertly delivered so you can relax and enjoy one of the best days of your life, safe in the knowledge you're in the very best of hands.

Along the way, you'll find that my style is happy, relaxed and friendly. Find out for yourself by hearing from me on my video right here, on Hitched! You can find it by clicking on the ▶️symbol on the bottom left corner of my photos.

My job is not only to make your wedding ceremony completely fab - it's also to make sure that I make it easy and enjoyable for you to get there!

I also offer flexiple payment options and accept all major credit and debit cards to help you spread the cost (2.5% card processing fee applies). Payment plans also available!

Check out my 5 Star reviews to find out why couples recommend me time and again.

Hit 'Contact' and let's get the conversation started! ✨

PS:

Why not also check out my website for more info and ideas - link at the top of the page.

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** www.chriswaudphotography.com

*** www.facebook.com/heatherwatsonphotographydoncaster

Frequently asked questions

Language:

English

Religion:

Non-religious/humanist

Type:

Celebrant

Served in

Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and West Yorkshire

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5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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100% Recommended by couples

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24 reviews
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Martin Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly brilliant celebrant!

The now Mrs Williams and I are so glad we found Paul (Blackett) because he is a simply awesome Humanist Celebrant. His good humour, patience and guidance from the outset was hugely appreciated. We had a number of virtual meetings and a face to face meeting as well, plus the WhatsApp group Paul set up for the three of us was invaluable. Paul spent a lot of time getting to know us so that he could make our ceremony very personal and individualised. Paul provided a draft of the ceremony text well in advance of our big day, and he was only too pleased to incorporate our minor tweaks (and only minor ones were required!).
On the day, Paul stepped up a gear again and was awesome, calming the nerves of the groom and the bride and the delivery at the ceremony was about as brilliant as it's possible to be. Where humour was required, there was humour; where a more serious note was required, it was there; and where instructions to the bride and groom were required (because we were very caught up in the moment!) they were clear.
All in all, we really couldn't be happier with all that Paul did for us and to say we would thoroughly recommended his services would be one hell of understatement - he's brilliant!
Declan
Declan C. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul Blackett, fantastic, personal, amazing!

Paul made us feel so at ease in our first meeting, making us feel no pressure to use him as our celebrant (even though we almost instantly knew we would!)
We met many times over Zoom, so he could craft the perfect script from the stories we told him. After we received the script, Paul again made sure we didn't feel guilty suggesting changes or cutting bits out, reminding us it is our love story and he wants it to be perfect.
He introduced us to hand fasting, which we used at our ceremony, and our guests loved.
We had so many guests tell us it was the best ceremony they had ever attending, the best quote was:
'I've had two kids who have both been married, and that's the best wedding ceremony I have even been at!'
Overall, Paul was incredible! Kind, approachable, personable, funny. He made our ceremony perfect. I could not recommend him more.
Lucy
Lucy Sent on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul Blackett celebrant

The venue that myself and my now husband had booked wasn’t a register venue so we were unable to ‘legally’ be married there.
We did some research and came across Paul, which was the best decision we made for our wedding. We had lots of phone calls with Paul and talked us through the way he worked and what kind of ceremonies he conducted and it was just perfect for us, we chatted and he was so so easy to speak to and he felt like the perfect fit for our day and to conduct our ceremony in a very relaxed way.
He created the most perfect ceremony, inviting our guests to listen to ‘our story’, it was humorous, engaging and really filled the day with love.
I can’t thank Paul enough for how comfortable he made us feel at such a nerve wracking time, all our guests positively commented on the ceremony.
If you’re looking for someone to make your day relaxed and light then Paul is your guy, he really captures your story and your personality and delivers this in his script.
Thanks so much Paul, we couldn’t of asked for better!!
Scott and Lucy x
Gemma
Gemma H. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly highly recommended!

Paul has been an absolute joy to have as our celebrant. We were completely blown away by his ability really to listen to our relationship story and transform it into a truly magical script. Our friends and family were very moved. He has been so professional, so friendly, we could not have asked for anything better. Thank you Paul for everything you have done to make our day so special
Kate
Kate J. Sent on 14/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Kate Jagger

Well, what can we say…. Paul was simply amazing.
From our first conversation, which was just ace, to the day itself - couldn’t be better.
Paul ‘had us’ from start to finish and just made our day of dreams.
He took the time to get to know us and put us across just perfectly. His words were perfect, more than we could have hoped for. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you xx
Sel
Sel F. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, professional and adaptable to our crazy ideas!

From the moment we first made contact with Paul, we knew he was the celebrant we wanted to conduct our Humantist ceremony! Paul has a cracking sense of humour, has a creative mind and is able to bring any vision alive. We knew we wanted a personalised script for our ceremony, to be able to share our story with our friends and family and Paul captured this perfectly. Paul threw suggestions our way, allowing us to explore readings, vows, celtic traditions and symbolism within our ceremony. He was open to all of our weird, wacky and wonderful ideas and really created and conducted a ceremony that both of us will remember forever and for this we are eternally grateful.
Emma
Emma B. Sent on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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Paul was amazing from start to finish.
Paul put great care and thought into making our ceremony unique and personal to us. We had an initial 2 hour chat where we told Paul our story (and after 10 years together it was long!). He made us feel comfortable and at ease straight away. We felt like we were talking to an old friend which made it so easy for us to open up and share our love story.

After the session, Paul pulled together a lovely script, full of beautiful moments and some funnier aspects too which is what we were after. It was pretty much spot on for what we were hoping for,

We also decided on our own vows, both a little nervous to write from scratch, Paul gave us both a helping hand. They were absolutely beautiful and we had a few of our family and friends crying happy tears.

Beautiful personal and presented ceremony. Paul also made me feel at ease when I made it to the altar as I was quite nervous.

I would highly recommend Paul if you are wanting a beautiful ceremony personal to you as a couple.
Ash
Ash A. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Paul was brilliant and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Paul was very professional from our very first contact. We had a home visit from Paul where he took several hours asking questions and listening to our stories and this gave him the basis of the script. A draft was sent to us to review and this was followed up by a Zoom meeting and the script was completed. Some minor finessing and it was ready to go. On our wedding day Paul was brilliant. He coordinated the walk in music and conducted the ceremony in a very clear and professional way. Many of our guests commented what a fabulous service it was. We were delighted with the outcome. We also received a personalised certificate and a master copy of the script.
We would highly recommend Paul to carry out your service. Paul is a lovely man and he won’t let you down.
Paul
Paul A. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!!!

If you're looking for a celebrant who will go above and beyond...then this is the man for you. A totally beautiful, amazing and memorable experience; the service was heartfelt, honest and personalized to us. He is amazing!. Thank you Paul.
Sara
Sara C. Sent on 20/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic choice!

After contacting Paul with only four weeks to our ceremony, he was extremely accommodating and made sure that everything was exactly as we imagined on the day, even at such short notice. Paul was easy to talk to and from our first meeting he put us at ease, explaining each step of the process. He listened to everything we wanted and really got to know us as a couple, creating a script which was perfect. He took on board all of our input and made any tweaks and changes that we requested.

On the day, he was there to guide us through the ceremony making sure we were comfortable at all times. Paul conducted a fantastic ceremony that many of our friends and family commented on saying how lovely it was and how it was a nice change from a traditional wedding ceremony.

We would highly recommend Paul!
Amy
Amy D. Sent on 19/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

A massive thank you to Paul. If you’re considering this guy you’re doing the right thing. Paul’s professionalism and his ability to have a giggle while getting to know why you’re doing what your doing is the best thing. Paul made out day run as smooth as possible, break when needed and pick it back up again in the best of timing. Paul wrote the script for me and Gavin like he’s know us for years and spoke about us from his heart. Thank you Paul for understanding who we are, what we’re about & your support in our English beach wedding based on family, togetherness & love. You helped more than you’ll ever know.
Many thanks again, the new Mr & Mrs Jacques
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Laura Sent on 23/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a fantastic lovely man who did the most perfect ceremony we could of wished for

Wow what can we say Paul was fantastic from start to finish. He listened to our story and wrote our ceremony brilliantly. He was the perfect fit to our day. Everyone after said how lovely the ceremony was. We would definitely recommend Paul to anyone. He was there for us whenever we needed him and nothing was ever to much.Thankyou so much Paul.
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William D. Sent on 30/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from the start

We couldn't thank Paul enough. What an mazing ceremony he put together. Everyone who attended commented on how sincere, loving and funny he was.
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Alexandra C. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul was incredible

From start to finish Paul was with us the whole way making our ceremony amazing and unforgettable! So many of our guests commented saying it was the best ceremony they had ever been to and that was all due to Paul! We met with Paul and he took the time to get to know us and our story, he wrote his speech and it was almost perfect, then met up with us again to ensure that it was absolutely perfect. It was so special. We incorporated hand fasting into our ceremony and Paul helped us with this to ensure we knew exactly what we were doing, along with joining us on the rehearsal to make sure everyone knew where they were supposed to be at all times. Our ceremony was so smooth, so special, and so amazing and we can't thank Paul enough!
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Nick S. Sent on 13/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nick and Steph

We found Paul on Hitched during a search for a celebrant. From the initial contact and zoom call we found Paul to be extremely pleasant, knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. He took the time to answer any questions we had and more importantly was incredibly passionate about getting to know us as a couple and also individually.
We where both really excited for Paul to be our celebrant on our important day.
Unfortunately due to a clerical error at our chosen venue our wedding date had to be changed. Sadly, due to this date change Paul was already booked and we could not use his services.
When speaking to Paul to deliver the bad news he was incredible! Not only was he very supportive and understanding he contacted a number of his celebrant colleagues to see if he could help in finding his replacement. Within a couple of hours we where given details of our now celebrant for our big day!
We couldn’t of been more impressed with this level of service and just proves what a decent chap Paul is.
Genuinely gutted he won’t be part of our big day but cannot recommend Paul enough!
Nick and Steph
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