Read more about how our couples and their guests felt about our ceremonies.
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
Geraldine & 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”
Georgina & 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”
Jake & Claire
“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.”
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. .”
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!
Louise & 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 .”
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 & Sargeant
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 & Cristian
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.
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”
Charlotte & 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!”
Susan & 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!!”
Mary & 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.”
Captured us as a couple
Brit & 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.
Michelle & 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.
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.
Becky & 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).
Sharla & 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.”
Victoria & 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”.
Jasmine & Adrianne
“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!”
A cherished memory
Ronan & Kimberley
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,
Suzie & Ian Kirkpatrick
“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
Dannie & Chris
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.
Becci & Tom
‘Thanks for being part of our special day Roland. You were amazing and made it so personal”.
Laura & Pete
“Roland, we had such a wonderful wedding and the ceremony set the tone for the day. Thank you so much for such a warm and meaningful ceremony”.
Jade & Mark
We have just got back from France. Time to settle in to married life!
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for your lovely service. Everybody commented on how well the service ran with your ability to make it Heart felt, light hearted and fun all rolled in to one.
Thank you for the anniversary gift. It is now safely packed away till July 16 2027!
I have attached a few snaps from our photographer that you are in. Received these back yesterday. He captured some wonderful pictures!
Thank you again,
Lydia & James
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!
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”
Roshelle & Josh
ay 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
Jennifer & Adam
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,
An Oasis of Calm
Tammie & Ben
“Hello Roland, After a long journey we’re back in the UK now, back to work soon and back to reality but we will never forget the events of this week. Tammie and I would like to say a big, big thank you to you and Alison for your help in making this one of the most special times in our lives. Our family all thought you were excellent and conducted a beautiful ceremony”.
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.
Catherine & Daniel
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!
Anna & Will
“Roland we think of you often, you helped make our day perfect and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from our celebrant”.
Hannah & Scott
“Roland, We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for guiding us through such a beautiful ceremony. There is no doubt that you will remain a significant part of our memory of the day – We can’t imagine it without you!
Jan & Brendan
“Dear Roland, You made our wedding ceremony very special and touched our hearts. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in making our day truly special”
Sam & Sam
Thank you so much!
We had the most amazing time, the ceremony was just how we wanted it and so many of our guests have commented on how enjoyable it was!
Congratulations on your 45th wedding anniversary!
All the best for the future!
Ash & Tom
We can’t thank you enough! Everyone has said how amazing the ceremony was and how lovely you were! You were the perfect fit for us as a family!
We loved that the tieing the knot made it all the more fun!
Just so happy! We will stay in touch and send some of the photos through once we get them!
Again just thank you!