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Laura Gimson Ceremonies

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Laura Gimson Ceremonies are a wedding-officiant company based in Warwickshire, England. Celebrant Laura Gimson delights in overseeing uplifting and heartfelt wedding occasions. She specialises in humanist, non-religious ceremonies and personalises every detail to reflect the couple before her.

Services Offered

Laura collaborates with prospective newlyweds to bring their unique vision to life. She customises every aspect of her services to suit your tastes and preferences, so no two ceremonies are ever the same. Laura travels beyond Leamington Spa to officiate and is available for destination weddings also. You can schedule a consultation and begin planning your dream day. From outdoor ceremonies and festival celebrations to intimate gatherings, she will be on hand to cater to your style. With Laura Gimson Ceremonies, you can look forward to having your love story faithfully and authentically portrayed.

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South West London, Warwickshire and West Central London

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    Alison Married on 20/04/2019
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    A wonderful ceremony!

    We decided to have a humanist ceremony as my husband is not religious and I wanted a more meaningful ceremony than a civil service. I looked at the Humanism.org website to find a celebrant, and Laura's profile stood out to me as she seemed to offer exactly what we wanted. After making initial contact, we both spoke with Laura over the telephone where she explained the process of preparing for the ceremony. After this opportunity of getting to know each other, we met a few months before the ceremony to discuss our relationship and what we loved about one another. We were both fairly apprehensive about this as neither of us are that comfortable talking about our feelings, but Laura put us at ease immediately with her friendly manner and made the process enjoyable. After that meeting, Laura produced the first draft of our ceremony script, and she had completely captured us a couple and it reflected our story in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. We finalised the script with very few amendments and were then ready for the big day.
    On our wedding day, Laura put everyone at ease with her relaxed and confident manner and delivered the ceremony with an appropriate mix of seriousness and humour. My parents had been rather doubtful of us having a humanist wedding, having never been to one before, but following the ceremony my mother said it was the loveliest wedding ceremony she'd attended as it was so personal and reflective of our relationship. We were delighted with our ceremony and it is the part of our wedding day that we will remember the most. We feel that Laura was a great choice and no one could have done it better.
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    Ed Married on 14/04/2019
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    Our Perfect Wedding

    We’ve always known we wanted something more “us” for our wedding. We’re not religious, and the standard registry ceremony didn’t really suit us.

    Our friend, and photographer, Greg Milner told us about Laura and having a Humanist wedding. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

    Throughout, Laura was exactly what we were looking for. From our first conversations we were all on exactly the same page and planning our ceremony was a joy.

    Laura was really clear with options and how we could shape the day to be ours as much as possible. She was really accommodating when we asked for elements that weren’t a listed option, such as ring warming.

    Doing the sand blending as part of the ceremony was something a lot of our guests commented on and enjoyed. It was the first time Laura had done it too, so we were truly all in it together! We love the outcome and it’s something we’ll see daily to remind us of the best day of our lives.

    We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Laura pre-wedding and having an excuse to talk about our relationship for over three hours! It really did feel like we were old friends catching up in a lovely local pub.

    So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony, even the more traditional ones! So many of them have told us if they could do it again, they’d have a Humanist ceremony.

    Many people asked afterwards how long we’d known Laura, as we all got on so well they thought we were long-time friends and it truly felt like that in the end.

    Thank you again to Laura for really making our dream wedding “ours”. It was absolutely perfect. Rhea and Ed x
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    Sarah
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    Lovely ceremony, great advice

    We asked Laura a while back to conduct our ceremony. After an initial video call to make sure there was some chemistry between us the planning began.
    For us the ceremony was the most important part of our wedding, on par with the venue. We knew what we didn't want from our ceremony, under no circumstances did we want to feel, stiff, forced, uncomfortable or too formal.
    What we did want was relaxed, fun, loving with a good sprinkle of fun. And this is what we got. Laura gave advise, hints and tips and wrote a ceremony that reflected us and made us feel comfortable.
    Our guests enjoyed the ceremony and one of our guests said she had never been to a wedding like ours and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere so much more than other weddings she went to. We received plenty of comments on how nice it was and especially the hand fastening was unusual and guests loved it.
    The day before we had a trial run and Laura was there with invaluable advice and practical knowledge, from seating arrangements, where to stand, when to hand over flowers and so on, which really calmed our nerves.
    Laura was fantastic in conducting the ceremony, making everyone feel at ease and ensuring everything ran smoothly even when little things went wrong. We would wholly recommend her for couples looking to put together a bespoke ceremony where you can truly celebrate what makes you work as a couple rather than having to abide by convention or religious precedent.
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    Beyond what we could have dreamed! ??

    We can not recommend Laura enough. We weren’t even sure what sort of ceremony we wanted (or could have) - if you’re just starting out the planning process please SPEAK TO THIS WOMAN FIRST! She laid out all our options, explained fully what a humanist ceremony could be (or what it didn’t have to be), and sent us some ideas of what it could look like before we ‘formally’ booked it.

    Laura was wonderfully helpful, friendly and informal throughout the planning process. At no point did we feel out of our depth, she helped reassure us and check that we were happy with everything. As a control freak, I could not have been happier with how she sends the full ceremony ahead of time so we could read through everything first! ??

    Laura is also incredibly understanding of any situation you may have with families, friends, politics, pre wedding stresses etc. She was fantastic with understanding only half of the guests were religious and had wonderful ideas to include and respect their wishes whilst staying in tone with the ceremony we wanted. I never thought we’d have a ceremony everyone loved, yet she managed to do it!

    I am not over exaggerating when I say that of all the messages we’ve received since the wedding, all of them reference Laura’s wonderful ceremony. Friends that have been to over 50+ weddings have said how it’s the best ceremony they’ve ever been part of, and my engaged friends are now seriously reconsidering their options. That’s how wonderful, personal and meaningful Laura makes her ceremonies and I will never be able to thank her enough.
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    The perfect Celebrant!

    We instantly liked Laura the moment we met her at a wedding fayre. Laura is warm and friendly and has a fantastic sense of humour, we wanted our ceremony to be relaxed and full of laughs so she was our perfect match!

    Laura provided us with lots of information, examples and guidance to read at our leisure which helped us make the decisions about our ceremony. When we met with Laura she was so easy to talk to and gently teased our very ordinary 'love story' from us. We were quite nervous about the ceremony as we're not the centre of attention type people and I was particularly worried about being overly emotional having lost my Dad some years before, Laura could not have been more understanding, supportive and empathetic. Laura was with us every step of the way and wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us. We decided to have a tree planting which was such a fun way to get our guests and parents involved in the ceremony but with real meaning and significance. We love our little Acer and it's a beautiful reminder of our day.

    We honestly could not recommend Laura highly enough, she is one of the loveliest human beings on the planet!

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