Christina Derrington

Reviews (14)

 Derrington
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Dorset

Wiltshire

Hampshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Personal, unique ceremonies

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English but will have a go at anything!

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Christina Derrington

Reviews (14) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a fully trained and experienced wedding and family celebrant based in Bournemouth. I have worked with many, many couples and performed ceremonies for them on their special day all over Dorset and beyond - as far away as Prague and Portugal! I also write and perform naming ceremonies and vow renewals.

CEREMONY STYLE

I have delivered every sort and style of wedding ceremony, from hand-fasting in woods and meadows, to officiating at large grand, traditional castle ceremonies and everything in between. I am very adaptable and just adore the variety of my work. I have learned Hebrew, danced the Hula-Hula on stage at a Hawaiian themed wedding, dressed the part for a Gothic wedding, and translated scripts into Spanish, German and Czech to enable all guests to feel included. Whatever vision you have for your wedding, I will do everything I can to help you realise it. There is always laughter and happy tears at the weddings I deliver.
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Reviews

You will not be disappointed!

Helen

Wedding at

Compton Acres | April 2019

Amazing from start to finish! My husband and I first spoke to Christina over FaceTime about six months before our blessing. She put us at ease st... Read review.

So perfect

Paul

Wedding at

Highcliffe Castle | August 2018

We would like to thank you so very much for making our day so special. It is so hard to pick out any particular part of the day, it was all so pe... Read review.

So many compliments!

Jacqueline

Wedding at

Compton Acres | July 2017

Thank you Christina for the most amazing wedding ceremony! It was more wonderful than we could have ever expected, you captured our love story be... Read review.

Just amazing

Kimberley

Wedding at

Beaulieu Hants | September 2018

Amazing- Christina really got the concept, our wedding was a bit different, we had an outdoor handfasting, Christina got it and made it a lot eas... Read review.

Absolutely incredible

Janet

Wedding at

Portugal | May 2018

Christina was absolutely incredible, from the first time we met her she seemed to know exactly what we wanted and her ceremony left all of our gu... Read review.

Experienced expert

Dan and Maria

Wedding at

Highcliffe Castle | August 2018

Our day was everything we hoped for and more and your professional delivery, calming and pleasant demeanor and, of course the fabulous content yo... Read review.

So open and inclusive

Jordon

Wedding at

Prague | April 2018

Thank you Christina for your incredible dedication to making our Prague wedding such an amazing, exciting and relaxing experience. I’d highly rec... Read review.

Highly recommended!

Jemma and Rachel

Wedding at

Beacon Hill Farm Dorset | June 2018

Christina made our wedding ceremony extra special with her lovely script reciting our love story. We met with Christina a few times during the pr... Read review.

Absolutely amazing

Danielle Downing

Wedding at

The Old Dairy Hatherdon | July 2018

Christina is absolutely amazing. She is such a lovely person and we connected with her straight away. She captured our love story perfectly, piec... Read review.

Just amazing!

Jacqui C

Wedding at

East Sussex | October 2017

Thank you Christina for the most amazing wedding ceremony! It was more wonderful than we could have ever expected, you captured our love story be... Read review.

So thankful to you

Hannah

Wedding at

Upwey, Dorset | September 2017

Thank you so much for our beautiful, funny, heartfelt ceremony. it was better than we could ever have imagined and so many of our guests commente... Read review.

Absolutely wonderful

Jade H

Wedding at

Dorset | September 2017

From the first time we met you, right up to our wedding day, you put both of us at ease with your wonderful, calming demeanour and kindness. You ... Read review.

10 stars!

Zoe Edginton

Renewal at

Lytchett Minster | April 2017

We had such a connection with Christina, it just felt right. She went through everything before hand so it was all clear and included what we wan... Read review.

I'm giving 6 stars !

Lyn Moreland-Clarke

Wedding at

Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth | July 2017

I'm giving 6 stars because 5 isn't enough! Christina was absolutely amazing - I'm overwhelmed. She was just fantastic. We had a Hawaiian theme -... Read review.

You will not be disappointed!

Helen

Compton Acres | April 2019

Amazing from start to finish! My husband and I first spoke to Christina over FaceTime about six months before our blessing. She put us at ease straight away and I knew she would do the same on the day. Christina even contacted a number of our friends to answer questions about our relationship. On the back of that, she crafted our love story to then share during our ceremony. It couldn't have been a more accurate portrayal of us! The day itself was beautiful. Christina was fantastic and everyone commented on how lovely and personal the ceremony was. I cannot recommend Christina enough - you will not be disappointed!


What Christina says...

Thank you so much Helen. It was such a pleasure to work with you both and to meet your lovely families and friends.

So perfect

Paul

Highcliffe Castle | August 2018

We would like to thank you so very much for making our day so special. It is so hard to pick out any particular part of the day, it was all so perfect. However, the way you conducted the ceremony was amazing. I personally would like to thank you for your hard work prior to the ceremony in helping me keep it together!! I was, as you know, an emotional wreck...... it was such a beautiful and emotional day.


What Christina says...

Sincere congratulations once again and I am so glad that your wedding day turned out to be everything you had wished and dreamt of. I thought you both looked absolutely stunning and so very happy. X

So many compliments!

Jacqueline

Compton Acres | July 2017

Thank you Christina for the most amazing wedding ceremony! It was more wonderful than we could have ever expected, you captured our love story beautifully, made us feel so relaxed and made all our guests feel part of the magic! We have received so many compliments and cannot thank you enough!!


What Christina says...

Thank you so much Jacqueline.x

Just amazing

Kimberley

Beaulieu Hants | September 2018

Amazing- Christina really got the concept, our wedding was a bit different, we had an outdoor handfasting, Christina got it and made it a lot easier. We had a meeting with her to discuss what we wanted. After bouncing ideas off of each other, Christina went off and put a script together, which she sent to me for changes, there weren't any as it was great! She recommended a great guitarist and organised all the pa system for our meadow wedding. Just amazing!


What Christina says...

Perfect location and weren't we lucky with the weather! Glad you loved it x

Absolutely incredible

Janet

Portugal | May 2018

Christina was absolutely incredible, from the first time we met her she seemed to know exactly what we wanted and her ceremony left all of our guests laughing, crying and celebrating with us. She was so helpful on the day of our beach wedding and went out of her way to ensure that everything ran without a hitch. She made everyone feel relaxed which is just the tone we wanted. She involved our family and friends in the handfasting ceremony and gave us loads of ideas. We wanted to include a spiritual element and she crafted the most creative and beautiful script that made our wedding so personal.


What Christina says...

I adored this surfer/yoga wedding. So lovely to be part of your very special day. xx

Experienced expert

Dan and Maria

Highcliffe Castle | August 2018

Our day was everything we hoped for and more and your professional delivery, calming and pleasant demeanor and, of course the fabulous content you put together made our ceremony the very special and smooth flowing experience we both hoped it would be so thank you so much. As you know, Maria is in the event planning business and I host many customer activities for my company and we both know you don't just get lucky on the day and that for things to run smoothly, a lot of work and experience is required so we thank you for taking the time to meet with us ahead of our wedding, reaching out to our family and friends for input on our history, taking the lead at the rehearsal, and communicating directly with the venue staff. We have been to a few weddings now where the bride and groom have chosen to be married by friends who have obtained a certification. That's what they chose and, of course, its down to each couples preference BUT it really highlighted for us the HUGE difference between a professionally coordinated and delivered ceremony by an experienced expert vs someone simply reading a script from a card and we are both so very happy and fortunate Maria found you for the most important part of our special day.


What Christina says...

Thank you so much for this lovely testimonial guys. x

So open and inclusive

Jordon

Prague | April 2018

Thank you Christina for your incredible dedication to making our Prague wedding such an amazing, exciting and relaxing experience. I’d highly recommend Christina to others. She cares so much about personalising her approach, being open and inclusive, and providing a beautifully-spoken delivery on the big day.


What Christina says...

Thank you so much Jordon and Marketta ! It was a brilliant experience and my first wedding in Prague. I loved every moment and it was an honour to marry such a wonderful couple x

Highly recommended!

Jemma and Rachel

Beacon Hill Farm Dorset | June 2018

Christina made our wedding ceremony extra special with her lovely script reciting our love story. We met with Christina a few times during the process and each time she made us feel relaxed and excited about something that can be quite daunting! We highly recommend that if you are looking for something a little different but very personal for you big day, get in touch with Christina, she really is amazing.


What Christina says...

Thank you so much for this Jemma. What absolutely beautiful brides you made and it was my pleasure to help make your day so special. x

Absolutely amazing

Danielle Downing

The Old Dairy Hatherdon | July 2018

Christina is absolutely amazing. She is such a lovely person and we connected with her straight away. She captured our love story perfectly, piece by piece and performed such a beautiful ceremony. I can't even describe how wonderfully personal it was. It left our guests smiling, laughing and crying all at the same time. So many of our guests said how beautiful the ceremony was. We would recommend her again and again. Christina we cannot thank you enough.


What Christina says...

Oh thank you Dani for such kind words! What an amazing day it was. You both looked stunning and I loved working with you x

Just amazing!

Jacqui C

East Sussex | October 2017

Thank you Christina for the most amazing wedding ceremony! It was more wonderful than we could have ever expected, you captured our love story beautifully, made us feel so relaxed and made all our guests feel part of the magic! We have received so many compliments and cannot thank you enough!!


What Christina says...

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a spectacular wedding and I felt so honoured to be your celebrant.

So thankful to you

Hannah

Upwey, Dorset | September 2017

Thank you so much for our beautiful, funny, heartfelt ceremony. it was better than we could ever have imagined and so many of our guests commented on how memorable it was. Two friends even wondered if she’d travel to Hong Kong for their wedding!! Not only were your words so perfect but your delivery was amazing!


What Christina says...

What a lovely testimonial Hannah, thanks so much. I really enjoyed working with you all and if any of your friends do want me to marry them in Hong Kong, just say the word!

Absolutely wonderful

Jade H

Dorset | September 2017

From the first time we met you, right up to our wedding day, you put both of us at ease with your wonderful, calming demeanour and kindness. You surpassed my already high expectations and delivered such a fantastic ceremony. Full of laughter and sincerity which captured the whole crowd. Everyone has commented on what a beautiful time it was and that was created by you!


What Christina says...

Wow, thank you Jade! I felt very privileged to be asked to conduct your wedding. What a venue! All your attention to detail made the magic - I just had the fun part :)

10 stars!

Zoe Edginton

Lytchett Minster | April 2017

We had such a connection with Christina, it just felt right. She went through everything before hand so it was all clear and included what we wanted. She was great. There was a hiccup on the day because my parents got held up for half an hour but Christina waited and kept the energy up. She was brilliant, she spoke to everybody there and everyone said she was lovely.


What Christina says...

Thank you Zoe. What a spectacular event that was and you both looked amazing. You thought of every last detail so there was no way I would let your parents miss it all! I would have waited for as long as it took.

I'm giving 6 stars !

Lyn Moreland-Clarke

Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth | July 2017

I'm giving 6 stars because 5 isn't enough! Christina was absolutely amazing - I'm overwhelmed. She was just fantastic. We had a Hawaiian theme - which is very unusual - but she totally embraced it and entered into the spirit of our day. What she wrote was amazing. i would recommend her to everyone, the attention to detail was amazing . She made people cry, made people laugh and so may people said to us is it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. It was so special, I can never thank her enough


What Christina says...

Wow, thank you so much Lyn! I absolutely loved working with you both and thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day too! It was one of the most fun-filled and joyous events I have ever been involved in.

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Why Choose Christina

I spent many years working as a researcher and am a published author. So, I will take great care over the creation of your script, making sure that it captures your personal style and story exactly. When I'm not performing weddings, I am often treading the boards as an actor, so I have a confident and relaxed communication style. Here's what some of my brides were kind enough to say about me:

"Absolutely everything about Christina was brilliant! All of our guests said they'd never been to a ceremony as magical as she made ours! She made the ceremony so personal and everybody commented on her professionalism and her presentation, it was just perfect. Everybody was laughing and crying in all the right places. So many of our friends asked for her details and want her to officiate their weddings!' (Jade).

"Christina really took the time to listen to what we had envisaged and got to know us as a couple, resulting in a beautifully scripted heartfelt ceremony. We even had family members ask us (and assume) that Christina must be a very good friend of ours to have gotten the tone, content and feel of our day so right. I would never hesitate to recommend Christina’s services. Her attention and devotion to making our day perfect, made it so". (Melissa).

"Words cannot express how thankful we are to Christina. We have received so many compliments about the ceremony...two friends even wondered if she’d travel to HK for their wedding!! When we first started thinking about our wedding, we agreed that we wanted a ceremony that we, and our family and friends, would remember - away from the stiffness of so many we'd witnessed. Everything she said and the way she said it was beyond what we thought we could achieve. Also, we really felt that she knew us and we knew her - it was so personal and unique to us". (Hannah).

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