ouples Thank You’s…
Haile & Robert – One would expect planning a ceremony overseas to be stressful and burdensome, but for us it was the exact opposite. Christine went above and beyond in regards to personalizing our ceremony. Previous to conversing with her via email neither I nor my husband had given much thought to our exact vows, but once Christine encouraged us to incorporate our own personal touches into the ceremony’s dialogue it quickly became the most exciting and meaningful part of planning our wedding. While some officiants may be inclined to follow their own format that they have overtime become comfortable with, Christine made it very clear she wanted everything about our big day to be true to us as a couple. The end result was a heartfelt ceremony during which neither of us could stop smiling. It was perfect beyond words and more memorable than we ever could have imagined.
Claire & Kevin – Having never attended a non- religious wedding before we were both unsure of what to expect when planning our wedding. But it was just amazing. We both had the pleasure of getting to meet Jean the year before our wedding and within minutes of speaking with her any concerns we had were totally alleviated. We both wanted to say a massive thank you to Jean for making our ceremony the most special time in our lives, all of our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful and personal the service was, even some of the men were crying on the day. The little extras that we were unaware of really added to what was the most perfect day for us both and we will never forget Jean for the part she played in our day. We will never be able to thank you enough
Britt & Hedge – I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU SO MUCH, for everything you did for our ceremony we both appreciated it so much, you were so professional and really funny and sincere, it blew us away.. It was such a special day and couldnt have been so perfect without you! Everyone is still raving about how wonderful and heartfelt the ceremony was, we hope we really gave people something to think about!
Susan & Richard – We would like to say a huge thank you to you for making our special day so perfect. The ceremony, such personal words, and whole relaxed feeling of the day coupled with the beautiful setting made the day just wonderful. Your relaxed confidence in the day was very grounding for Richard and myself and that was very much appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for more. It is a day that we shall remember for the rest of our lives and will enjoy talking about for many years to come, definitely one to share with our grandchildren! Thank you also for including our children in the day and making them feel special too.
Jessica & Russ – Just wanted to drop a note and say a huge thank you to our wonderful celebrant Jean who conducted our humanist celebration this year, she really made the day so very special to us. She took the time to really understand what we wanted and to get to know us too.
Jean mingled with guests before and after our ceremony and there wasn’t a person who didn’t have something lovely to say about Jean and our beautiful, personal ceremony.
Emma Sargent – It was such an amazing day that I still can’t believe it. Married life is wonderful 🙂
Thanks again for making us husband and wife and know that you have have made two people who love each other very happy
Joanne and Ritchie – Christine, thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special to us in every way. It was personal, funny at all the right times and delivered with such positivity and professionalism. I know all of our guests enjoyed your words and all spoke extremely highly of you, with many saying it was the nicest ceremony they had ever witnessed. We appreciated that you took so much time to go over our drafts and give constructive comments on how we could improve the ceremony and make it flow better, for example, by adding in the reading by Kim. Our parents were particularly complimentary as we had not discussed the ceremony with them and thought it better to keep your words and ours a surprise for the wedding day. Ritchie and I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and you being part of it and giving us such a beautiful ceremony was one of the most important pieces to a puzzle that once complete created such a perfect day.
Kathryn & Steven – Jean, of celebrants in France, was brilliant. She worked hard to create a ceremony that really reflected my new husband and my personality. In the lead up to the big day Jean got to know us and was able to craft a ceremony that fitted perfectly with the tone of the day and even included a few surprises.
I feel the greatest compliment to Jean was how many of our guests commented on how lovely and personal the ceremony was and our photographer wanted to know where we found her! – Thank you so much Jean.
Becky and Stephen – Hi Claudia, I just wanted to say thank you for the ceremony on 26 July. I must say that having attended weddings and blessings in the U.K. (other than church services), I have never been impressed and have always come away feeling that there was no emotion or soul. Yours was completely different. From the first moment you showed compassion and sensitivity. Making us feel that you understood what we needed from this and saying all the right things, exactly as we would have hoped. The wedding was even better than we all expected and a massive amount of that was down to you. Thank you again. With best wishes Jennifer Hutchinson (Bride’s Mother).
Sophie & Chris – We both wanted to say a massive thank you for the ceremony, all of our friends and family made comments about how beautiful, appropriate to Me and Chris and personal the service you delivered was and it reflected perfectly what we wanted for our wedding day, to stand facing one another saying heartfelt, sincere vows which have a relevance to our relationship, love and beliefs and which we had been able to choose ourselves. It was perfect! The little touches all added to what will be a day we will never forget.
Michell & Nicholas – Thank you for making our wedding such an enjoyable and memorable experience. The ceremony you gave us was wonderfully personal and perfect for us. Our ceremony was beautifully and professionally orchestrated, romantic and intimate, with a sense of occasion. We were very impressed at your calm demeanour during the day, that made us both relax and enjoy the occasion.
Richard & Kate – “Jean conducted such a wonderful ceremony, is was truly amazing and really personal. It felt like she had known us for years and really was able to pick up and share all the things that were special to us. We have had so many comments from friends and family about the ceremony and just how amazing they thought it was. I am astounded how someone can capture the essence of our relationship and use it to make our wedding day truly unforgettable”
Jake & Claire Grace – “Jean, thank you so much for the wonderful job you made of our wedding ceremony. The words you spoke meant a great deal to Claire and me, but I was astounded by the number of people who commented upon how lovely they thought what you said was. There were some really nice, and some unexpected, touches and it made for a very very special day.”
Georgina and Pedro – “Everyone commented on how beautiful everything was and quite a few people came to me and said it was the best ever wedding ceremony they had been to (one of the girls who said this is a serial wedding goer – I think she had about 7 this summer before us!!). It was a beautiful day and your words were very moving and perfect for us – your little book was a most unexpected little treat and something we will keep as a happy reminder”
Geraldine and James – “We just wanted to drop you a mail to say a big thank you. It’s back to the grindstone once again. But we had a wonderful day and holiday after. Thank you so much for making the ceremony so special for us. Your warmth and character made us feel so comfortable and everyone said afterwards what a wonderful ceremony it was”
Jasmine & Adrian – “We had a great wedding in Bordeaux and Jean who was our celebrant performed a wonderful ceremony which will be memorable for years to come. All our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was and they shed a tear or two also. Jean was extremely helpful and informed us of the useful information on their website too. We were so pleased with Jean and could not have asked for a better celebrant. Thanks so much, Jean!”
Victoria and Mike – “From the moment we were in touch with Jean…until the wedding day itself.. her guidance, reassurance and recommendations were so helplful and worthwhile. Whilst we had not overlooked the ceremony itself and its importance, it was easy to focus on other parts of the day, in the months running up to the big day. However, after meeting with Jean face to face a few months before our wedding, and reading the ceremony script she proposed to us, I then really began to truly think about the ceremony and what it meant to both myself and Mike. I was moved to tears by Jean’s lovely heartfelt words, and how personal she had made it. Many of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was, and how they had never been to one like it”.
Sharla and Frazer – “We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing and special part in our wedding celebration. It truly was the best day of our lives, and we were so impressed with all the hard work and effort you dedicated to making it so wonderful for ourselves and our guests! Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and that wouldn’t have happened without you.”
Mary and Dan – “Jean, thank you so much for making our wedding day extra special with your caring touch. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. We will always have fond memories of our ceremony in which you so beautifully captured our personalities, hopes, and dreams.”
Susan and Tim – “Just a short note to say a massive thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony on Sunday. It was so beautiful and personal – a memory that will live with us both forever. All of our guests, many of whom would never have been to a non-church wedding before, remarked how special they found it, and if they had their time again, would all consider such a ceremony – you may be busy in years to come!!”
Charlotte and John – “The ceremony really was everything we had hoped it would be, you captured the moment, and us, perfectly. Everyone told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony and in fact my friend is now having a humanist ceremony for her wedding next year as she so enjoyed ours!”
Louise and Chris – “Thank you for making the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. The ceremony was so meaningful and personal to us. Our guests said that is was so touching to be part of such an intimate occasion. The wording of the ceremony was moving and will say with us forever .”
Rob & Kat – Getting married in France was an easy decision, our love of good food and wine made it an obvious choice. It did feel a bit of a gamble asking a complete stranger to conduct our wedding celebration, but as soon as the emails started flowing, we knew we were in safe hands with Christine. And on the day itself, with the threat of rain looming, Christine arrived with the voice of calm, reason and a glint in her eye! The service itself was playful and heartfelt, and many people commented on how moving it was and what a good reflection of our personalities. We had an incredible weekend and getting the right person to conduct our service was a crucial component. So, massive thanks Christine, we look forward to cracking open the Bordeaux in 10 years!
Vic & Simon – Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly amazing, the wedding ceremony was just gorgeous, so many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful and personal ceremony they have ever been to! It was everything we could’ve hoped for and we cannot thank you enough. .”
Lena & Johann – Hello beautiful Christine! We haven’t got back to you because we were waiting for the photos and now we got them. Thank you so much for the magical ceremony we loved it all and you were beautiful!!!!
Lizzy & Ben – Thank you for the kind words for your amazing ceremony you held. Thank you for your amazing gift to us. We are actually going back to Paris in 5 years and we are going to have a picnic at the very same spot, the idea was lovely thoughtful wonderful so thank you from de bottom of our hearts:) this we will never forget nether will we forget you.
Alexsandra & Puablo – We are very happy, the decision of a having a marriage in Paris for just the two of us, was more than right, it was unforgettable. I will never forget his words and his look. Thank you for the affectionate words and good energy that you transmitted to make our ceremony so special. Congratulations on the fine job of making dreams come true .
Sophie and Anthony – The service was simply stunning. All our guests said it was one of the most beautiful services they have ever seen. Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful start to our married life.
Sue & Phill – We just wanted to thank you for an amazing ceremony you made it very personal. It was exactly as we wanted. Everyone of our friends and family loved it. Thank you it was very special to us.
Leslie & Joshua Killeen – We thank you for being such a wonderful part of our special day. We loved every bit of our ceremony and we owe every thanks to the amazing job you did.
Natasha & Chris Low – Thank you for such a wonderful service, it was so personal and sincere. Many of the guests commented on how they felt you knew us, and loved the relaxed atmosphere you created. You certainly put me at ease before and during the wedding service and your wording was beautiful, I was so relieved to not have to think it all up myself! Thank you for being such an important part of our day and making our service so memorable and individual.
Christine & Simon Thompson – Wow, what a fantastic day!! Our day surpassed all expectations, once the thunder clouds had cleared in the morning. The venue was spectacular, and the service was lovely, with a fine balance of the religious meaning of the ceremony, alongside plenty of fun and happiness to really make it enjoyable for us both…as you will see from our photos, it was a great day for us, and all our guests …thank you Christine for making it ‘the day of our lives’!!
Praise indeed! – After one of Christine ceremony’s an Irish minister said – “I have performed and been to many weddings in the course of my life, but your ceremony was the most moving and sincere wedding I have ever attended, be proud of your job in life, and make more people as happy as you have made us today.”
Dean & Dirrelle – How unbelievable when the vow renewal almost tops the original day. It is a big thank you from us both as we reflect on what you had to do to be there on the day. Firstly its xmas eve and everyone else is spending time with family, but you embarked on a 5 hour train ride , each way. Not only was almost Christmas, but it was also at a time when all transport was almost at a standstill due to heavy snowfalls throughout the country and Europe. I hope that you share this note with other people considering using your services and they see the professional dedication that you displayed for our special day. It was not only the lengthy travel, but having to stand in the snow during in freezing temperatures during our wonderful ceremony and enduring my fussiness when organizing this all by correspondence from Australia at such short notice. It is a big thanks from both myself and Dirrelle for making a very special day even more special.
Michelle and Adam – Michelle and I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony. You far exceeded our expectations!
Andrea and Michael – My mum and I were singing your praises last week and I did say I would write to you, to pass on our thanks for the wonderful ceremony you delivered to our guests. We have had such amazing feedback from our day, where most people site the ceremony as one of the best they have ever seen. Apparently there wasn’t a dry eye in the place, not that I could notice, as mine certainly weren’t either! The ceremony was so personal, for you to include the things you did, was amazing. The cutting of the ribbon was also fabulous.. and as you can see from the attached picture – we used it for our thank you cards, as this shows how happy we both were at this point in time.
Tim and Ned – Thank you so much for the wonderful part you played at our wedding in Finestret. It was just what we wanted. Thank you for your understanding and patience in planning and delivering the ceremony. We had such a great day from start to finish and the ceremony was such a highlight. We are loving being married and the words in your ceremony really made us think about what it means to be man and wife”.
Ric and Thomas – Just wanted to say thank you from the both of us for giving us such a special ceremony, it was absolutely perfect. Everyone at the wedding said it was the loveliest most heartfelt ceremony they’ve heard at a wedding and we agree…. It will certainly be a memory we’ll never forget.
Jacquelyn and Hamzah – Hamzah and I just got back from our honeymoon and we wanted to send you an email of thanks for performing such a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. As goofy and chaotic as it may have seemed it was so comfortable, meaningful and was very true to Hamzah and I. Our families had nothing but wonderful things to say and honestly, that was our biggest concern so thank you for rolling with the punches and giving us a wonderful memory. We hope you have many more wonderful weddings to celebrate in the future!
Sam and Anthony – Claudia, we just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special. It was lovely to meet you and our service was perfect. We will remember our special day and Paris with the fondest of memories forever. The roses too were absolutely gorgeous and we also took your recommendation on going to Bel Canto for dinner last night – It was a fantastic experience and one of the highlights of our trip. Sadly we fly back home tonight but all good things have to come to an end. …. Paris has been fantastic to us – Sam & Anthony.
Rebecca and Stephen – (Sandra and Alan Smyth – parents of the groom). Claudia, Can I just thank you most sincerely for the beautiful, heartfelt and personal service that you conducted yesterday for Stephen and Becky’s marriage. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was. You have the ability to make everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed, it truly was amazing. Once again thank you for all of your efforts. Sandra and Alan Smyth
Sandie and Vince – Thank you so much for being our celebrant, we were so pleased with the ceremony, it felt so personal and so perfectly suited to both of us. We really appreciated that you took the time to get to know us enough to make it feel like it was completely and perfectly tailored to us and our beliefs. We couldn’t have imagined it to have been any better in any way, absolutely magical! Your delivery and humour was just lovely, so many people have commented to us about how wonderful and special it was.
Rachel & Greg – Chris Sait made our day absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have wished for a more lovely and touching service. All our friends and family commented on how personal it was and Chris felt like part of our family for the day. My Dad especially loved the service and still talks about how great Chris is. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!
Natalie and Wulf – Natalie and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for performing our ceremony. It was a really amazing day, and our parents said how moving and touching the ceremony was. Thanks to you speaking slowly, so that the translator managed to convey the ceremony to Natalie’s parents, and this was very important to us, as they managed to really understand and participate in the ceremony.
We would like to thank you for all your work on the ceremony script and for being patient with us still making changes at the last minute! Also, for really trying to find a connection to us, and for being a wonderful celebrant on the day. It was wonderful to have you perform the ceremony for us.
James & Hannah – Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable experience (and for all the right reasons). Our ceremony was so intimate and perfect for us, really well presented and your professionalism created a sense of occasion. We were very impressed at your calmness that made us both relax and enjoy the day”.
Jennie & Jordan – We were so happy to have you marry us. We wanted it to be intimate, you made that happen. We wanted everyone to be involved, you involved everyone. We wanted it to be relaxed, you relaxed everyone. It was perfect and we are so grateful.
Nicola and Neil – We just want to say thank you so very much for our wedding ceremony last week. It was perfect and beyond even our expectations. It was a very special moment for us both Made even more so by sharing it with our family and friends. They all thought the words of the ceremony were special and very personal with lots of emotion. Neil and I had the most amazing day in Paris that we will never forget.
Michelle & Alistair -“We would like to thank you so much for delivering such a warm and sincere wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was spiritual, loving, unique, and allowed us to express our love for each other. Your input, help and guidance in planning the ceremony was invaluable and we really appreciated how much effort you put into getting to know us whilst crafting the ceremony. You really helped us turn our vision of a beautiful ceremony into a reality! So, again, we can’t thank you enough for all the love and work you put into our ceremony, making it so wonderful for us.”
Tara & Peter -“After a great honeymoon in Italy and a week in England with family, we are back in Canada, where life returns to normality and we can look back with fond memories on our fantastic wedding day. Thank you so much for such a magnificent and beautiful ceremony, which you were such an important part of. Thank you for all of the help in preparing the content of the ceremony and for the useful advice on the day itself which helped to calm any nerves. Your relaxed and professional attitude helped to put our minds at ease, which allowed us to really enjoy the ceremony even more. A number of our guests commented on what a great job you did. Thanks again.”
Matt & Lisa – Paris – “Matt and I are home now and we want to thank you for your graciousness on our wedding day. You were so nice for ‘going with the flow’ with our unexpected schedule changes and for making our ceremony so special. You were perfect in every way, and we are so grateful that you were a part of our day. We could not have envisioned a more perfect ceremony. Thanks for being so thoughtful about every detail. It was wonderful! Matt and I are excited to share our photos and video with you! We are so pleased with the way everything turned out. It was just a dream!
Geoff & Kate – “We have just got back today and looking forward to spending some time together after all the comings and goings. The blessing you prepared and delivered for us was perfect in every way. We had innumerable comments from everyone saying how personal and touching it was. It’s difficult to express how thankful we are to you for the experience and the memories we shall cherish in the years to come.
Julie & Mushir – “We cannot express the happiness you have brought us. Thank you for officiating our wedding. You helped us create a beautiful ceremony that our guests loved and that we will always remember. We sincerely thank you for celebrating our joy and for being a part of our special day.”
Holly & Jamie -“I hope you are well. I have been meaning to write to you since we returned from France, but life has gotten in the way! Jamie and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding at Chateau Raysse such a triumph! We had the most wonderful day, and our friends and families have had nothing but songs of praise for the whole event. Your service has been talked about at length by all, people have commented on just how personal and perfect it was. It was exactly what we had hoped for and loved the relaxed, touching and unique feel. Thank you for making our day perfect!
Lynsey and Arnaud -“We wanted to thank you for our wedding ceremony at Chateau de Lartigolle earlier this year. We found the ceremony very emotional, and it was everything we had hoped for it would be. We thought the bilingual delivery worked seamlessly, and we quickly stopped noticing and transitions between French and English.Many of our guests commented on how fantastic you were and that you delivered the ceremony with just the perfect mix of gravitas and humour.”
Dervla & Stephen – “From our first meeting with you we were certain we were in very safe hands. We will always be thankful to you for the warm and sincere way you delivered our marriage ceremony. We could not have hoped for a better celebrant. As you know, this was the first “non-traditional” wedding in either of our families and although we were very certain about the type of ceremony we wanted we were never too sure how our guests and, in particular, our parents would react. However, we need not have worried as they were all genuinely touched by how personal and relevant every aspect of the ceremony was and they thought that you were, in Dervla’s mum’s words, “absolutely super”. Your relaxed, dignified manner set the perfect tone and your personal warmth really helped to engage our guests in the occasion. Thank you so much for creating this beautiful memory for us. “
Emma & Des Fortune – “When we met you before our wedding, we knew that you were going to make it as special as possible. We immediately warmed to you when we met you and were thrilled you were going to conduct our wedding ceremony. You spent a lot of time working with us to make sure our ceremony was just as we wanted and made it the most special day of our lives. We would not hesitate to recommend uou again – we just loved working with you.”
Charlotte & Liam – “So many people have said to us how beautiful the ceremony was and what a brilliant celebrant you are. You made our day and we appreciate all the work you put in and how sweet, kind and fab you both were throughout the whole process.
Nathalie & John -“We were hugely impressed with the way in which you conducted a ceremony that was sincere and warm, simple and personalised, and which, judging by the unsolicited comments from our guests, was greatly appreciated by everyone present at our Franco-British wedding. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable and happy day for us”.
Emma & Stéphane – We just wanted to send a note to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on the 3rd July. Your gentleness, kindness and patience during the ceremony was more than we could ever have hoped for – we will never forget it. Thank you again for a beautiful and very moving ceremony. With love.
John & Kimery – Waking up playing back our day – thank so very much for All that you did to make our day So Special – the Lock was C’est Bon!; the champagne toast – Magnifique! and how you got 4 Danish singers to amble by and strike up a tune was Impressif! Merci beaucoup – J (USA)
Alexis & Selina – Wow! We are positively glowing from a wedding weekend full of so much love and celebration. We are so lucky and so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family, and thank our lucky stars for such a special time – it was an unforgettable and truly magic experience. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and I dont think the women in our lives who came up for the hand-fasting realised what an effect it would have on them. Our families were particularly touched, and they were so happy to be a part of the blessing. You were a wonderful speaker and really made Alexis and I comfortable (and smiley!) and we are so grateful for your guidance and wanted to thank you for such a lovely ceremony.
Trish & Tim – We would like to thank you. You had made a special day a whole lot more special. Thank you for being so good about our children and thank you so much for the beautiful service along with the gorgeous Champagne and bubbly pop for our children. You helped make it all so easy and enjoyable, if I ever hear of anyone who is going to marry in France I will be sure to recommend you. Thank you again for the bouquet it was also perfect. I can not thank you enough, for me the day was perfect. Sending you a lot of love Trish and Tim (Australia)
Klaus & Katya – Strictly Come Dancing star, Katya Virshillas and her Danish dance partner Klaus Kongsdal held their celebrity wedding in a fairy tale château in the Loire Valley. Colin helped Klaus and Katya create a unique ceremony that reflected the couples Jewish and Danish roots incorporating traditions from both cultures and officiated the ceremony in the romantic candle lit caverns of the château before their many family and well known guests.
Ksenia & Maxim -“Hope you’re fine. So we’re at home at last… to begin our married life 🙂 Maxim and I would like to thank you for your commitment to our wedding day! … The ceremony was exactly what we wanted!!!! … Once again thanks for everything!” – Ksenia
Kathryn & Joseph – Kathryn & Joseph travelled from San Francisco to enjoy the romance and excitement of the perfect Paris elopement. They celebrated their wedding, bathed in bright sunshine in the beautiful and historic Luxembourg Gardens. Their tailored ceremony included traditions that reflected their Italian, Hungarian and Chinese heritage.
A personal note from Joseph Ansanelli – “Thanks again for an amazing wedding.”
Kathryn – “Thank you so much for making the day so incredibly special. Your words and thoughtfulness truly made our wedding. . Thank you again! You will always be so special to us.”
Erica & Maz – ” We absolutely loved the way you conducted our wedding ceremony. Maz and I felt so connected with each other and our guests because of your warm rapport and well organized program. We had a second wedding in Paris, Las Vegas and wished that we could’ve flown you out there to marry us again! We truly appreciate your professional service as our Wedding Celebrant.”
Andrea & Shannon – “Shannon and I are back in Atlanta, and wanted to take this opportunity to send you a formal *thank you* for making our wedding day the most special, memorable day of our life. We really appreciate you taking so much time before our ceremony to get to know us, and personalize the vows so perfectly. The vows you wrote for us couldn’t have been more beautiful, and they expressed exactly what we feel for one another. We will cherish them for the rest of our lives. Thank you for printing them and giving them to us to place in our album – such a special and thoughtful touch! You have a gift of translating love that people feel for one another, into words, and creating such a warm, beautiful environment. We feel so blessed that you were our celebrant, and both agree that while everything was beautiful on the day of our wedding, it was you that made it the most special day of our life.”
Louise & Neil – I just wanted to thank you so much for making it such a special day, everyone thought it was a really fantastic ceremony – I can’t thank you enough.” Mrs Radcliffe … was Boniface.
Eve & Edward -We had a truly wonderful wedding …. the ceremony was the best bit of the whole day and the readings and your words were brilliant – Thank you for making it exactly how we had hoped.” – Eve Riddle.
Rob and Bea – I just want to say the BIGGEST thank you for making our special day, just perfect! The celebrant plays such a significant role in any wedding day, so we’re just so happy to have found you, as both you and Keith were so kind and patient on the day and really helped create a relaxing atmosphere throughout. The ceremony that you’d put together for us was just amazing! It felt so personal and so tailored to us that it really added to our big day and made it something unbelievably memorable (and emotional!) Apologies for my relentless tears! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and I can honestly say that your hard work creating it all, resulted in the happiest moment of my life. The little touches, such as our beautiful box and keepsakes was a really thoughtful and lovely idea, we will definitely have a little toast to you and Keith! Hopefully we will have the opportunity to go back to Beynac and the beautiful Maison de Sarrasins. I just wish we could rewind and relive the big day all over again! We’d be really happy to share some of our photos from the ceremony, when they come in. Best wishes,
Natasha and Will – But where do I begin…. Thank you so much for making our wedding love ceremony so fantastic. As you promised me earlier on the day, the sun will come just in time. And it really did…. When I walked down the aisle I could feel the sun in my back… It must be a sign from my father, well …I choose to think so. I also very much remember that the first thing you whispered to me was: ENJOY – even if its hard to absorb things at this special moment. You preformed the ceremony just as we would dream of, and its funny how many of our guests really felt you knew us… Many has commented the nice words you said, and it was something for everyone to stop up and think about. They also loved your scottish accent and the gift you gave us was just spot on.
Gemma and Andy – We just wanted to send you an email to say a big thank you for doing our ceremony at chateau de St. Paul. We absolutely loved the ceremony you put together and have had so many comments about how lovely it was. Thank you for making it so special for us.
Heather and Jimmy – We can’t say thank you enough for the incredible ceremony you gave on Saturday. Everything was so beautiful – your words, delivery and control all came together to make it perfect. So many of our guests have told us it was the best wedding ceremony they’ve seen. We totally agree but of course we’re biased!! Thank you again for helping us to feel so at ease and making our wedding day unforgettable.
Louise and Andrew – Were back and we have had the most amazing couple of weeks and really didn’t want it to end. We had such a fantastic weekend celebrating and everybody spoke about how fantastic you were and how personal the ceremony was – A couple of our engaged friends said it has really made them focus on the fact they would like a very personal ceremony! We honestly cant thank you enough, you had the attention of every one of our guests and had everybody either laughing or reaching for the tissues!! Thank you so so much for making our day extra special, your fantastic at what you do and should ber VERY proud of yourself!!
Rebecca and Piers – I hope you are well. I just wanted to say a very big thank you on both of our behalf’s for the brilliant ceremony we had. We had the most perfect weekend, and the ceremony you gave was a huge part of that. We had a lot of comments about how personalised and lovely the ceremony was in particular, thank you so much for taking time and effort to make sure it was really personal to us. Thank you & take care
Paul and Anna – Thanks for your email. We had the most fantastic day – loved every minute of it. We really wanted to thank you for being our celebrant. We both quickly felt very comfortable with you, and you made us feel safe and calm when in the midst of all the pressure and excitement. The ceremony was lovely, and you conducted it beautifully – thank you. Lots of people said how they liked how personal it was to the two of us, and how moving they found it. We really enjoyed seeing it come to life, having worked on it over email with you.
Laura and Mike – It has been a while now – but we are finally coming down from the high of the wedding.
We wanted to send you a message to thank you so much for our beautiful wedding service. It really was perfect and we have had so many comments from our friends and family just saying how beautiful the ceremony was and how it reflected us so well. It’s funny, when we read through the drafts months ago we were quite ‘disconnected’ from it, however on the day hearing those words – it was so emotional (could you tell?!) It really did feel so unique and personal
Thank you so much! With our very best wishes
Ronan & Kimberley Kelly-Naughton – Where to start, what a day!! So so so delighted to have you as our wonderful celebrant. Everyone was commenting throughout the day how personal you made it and how you set the tone for the day itself. Keeping it informal enough to put us at ease but structured to keep everyone interested. Such a lovely gesture of gift that we will cherish until our 5th Anniversary. Can’t thank you enough, you really set us up for the day and hopefully a great future together. Just a quick msg to highlight for anyone that is looking for a celebrant in the future, we can’t suggest a better person than Alison. Classy lady that puts you at ease and reads the room perfectly. Talked through the process before hand, didn’t rush through vows. Really did make it the perfect day. 10/10 all round. Many many thanks again,
“Myself and my husband are still on cloud 9 after the best day of our lives. We would like to say a huge thank you to Alison for helping make it the most special day. From her initial contact to the day of the ceremony; Alison was warm, approachable, and professional beyond belief. The personal, emotional yet funny ceremony couldn’t have been any better, I’ve never seen so many happy tears at one wedding!! The bottle of Bordeaux to open on our 5th wedding anniversary with a copy of the ceremony is such a beautiful touch. We can’t thank you enough Alison.”
Thank you once again and take care
Suzie & Ian Kirkpatrick
I hope you’re well. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
We really loved our ceremony thank you so much. please see below a review.
‘ From our first conversation with Alison we knew we were in great hands. She was professional and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. Alison put together a beautiful and personal ceremony which made our day even more memorable and special.
We can’t thank Alison enough for being a part of our wedding day and for how lovely she was throughout the whole process.
Thank you Alison!
Lydia and James.’
Thank you Alison so much being a part of our special day.
Lydia and James X
Testimonial below! Sophie and James
“We decided to have our wedding ceremony in France and began our search for a Celebrant.
Luckily for us, we found and Chose Alison to conduct our ceremony.
From our video calls to our emails back and forth, she was always helpful and friendly.
We were honestly thrilled with our ceremony and the way Alison told our story. We wanted it to be light hearted to reflect our personalities and she got the tone just right, without taking away from the significance and importance of the situation.
Several of our guests came up to us during the day and said how it was the most personal ceremony they’d ever been to.
We would highly recommend Alison to anyone planning a wedding in France”
Ooh our day was just perfect, our guests are also still raving about it over a week later – which is a sign of a good wedding!
More than happy to provide a testimonial, we have curated the below. Wishing you all the very best Alison, thanks for everything.
Alison was amazing, from start to finish. From our initial call with her 18 months before our wedding, where she took the time and interest to get to know our story and share in our excitement for our upcoming nuptials. She ensured we were happy with our draft and delivered our ceremony eloquently using pauses and gravitas when required. She had great interaction with our friends and family before, during and after the ceremony, which created a lovely atmosphere- it was genuinely perfect.
As the groom, Alison made me feel really calm before the ceremony and gave me quite simple instructions to follow and didn’t make anything complicated, which was a relief as it was one less thing to worry about on the day.
Alison also added a personal and generous touch by providing us with a sentimental gift at the end of our ceremony which was very kind.
Thank you so much Alison for making our ceremony so special and bespoke to us.
Love and best wishes
Rochelle & Josh
We are now home after our wedding and we wanted to thank you for our beautiful wedding ceremony.
Every guest afterwards commented on how special the ceremony was, and how personal it felt – which is exactly what we had hoped for. It really reflected us as a couple and our family, and had much more emotion that a typical service in the UK. There were barely any dry eyes, but there was laughter as well as love – it really was a lovely atmosphere. You also made us feel very comfortable beforehand and we didn’t worry at any point about the logistics or mechanics at all.
Although it was longer and more poignant than a service in the UK, it did fly by, so if we ever renew our vows in France we will be in touch so that we can do it all again! In the meantime we look forward to our gift in 5 years – thank you that was a very touching gesture.
With huge thanks and very fond memories,
Jennifer and Adam
Thank you for helping to make our day so very special. You were an oasis of calm and kept us all on track. We particularly liked the fact we had a relaxed ceremony with some humour which is exactly what Helen and I wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone contemplating a French ceremony.
We chose Alison to be our celebrant in France. From our first meeting with her we were impressed with her friendly professionalism and kind nature. She had many options and ideas for the ceremony and she got know us both together and individually. On the wedding day itself she came to meet the bride whilst she was getting ready to calm nerves and discuss the final details, which was well received. The ceremony was bespoke and tailored to our tastes with many guests stating it was the best marriage ceremony they had been to. We are so pleased that we chose Alison, she was a significant part of our special day and we would highly recommend her for anyone having a ceremony in France. Thank you Alison!
Catherine and Daniel
Massive apologies this has taken us so long to get across to you. We’ve been waiting for the photos and videos to show you, which are now finally ready 🙂
Wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for being such an amazing part of our wedding day in September. You were so great in the run up to the wedding, answering numerous questions and helping us plan the day. Even more so on the wedding day, especially helping calm our nerves! Everyone commented on how lovely the ceremony was and the atmosphere you created, so relaxed and full of love.
Have the loveliest Christmas & New Year, and thank you again for playing such a big part in making our day so special. We will never forget it.
Lots of love,
Dannie & Chris xxxx