Dawn Rees

Dawn Rees Ceremonies

Reviews (17)

 Rees
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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

Norfolk

Suffolk

Essex

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Incorporating family members into the ceremony, handfasting, melding cultural backgrounds into a ceremony that has meaning for everyone present.

Affiliations

Humanists UK

Spoken Languages

Spanish

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Dawn Rees

Dawn Rees Ceremonies

Reviews (17) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Hi! I am Dawn Rees. I am a Humanist celebrant which means that I create individual ceremonies with no reference to religion. I perform weddings, vow renewals, baby-namings and celebration ceremonies for all occasions. My clients are likely to be looking for a celebrant that is inventive, quirky, definitely not run-of-the-mill; a good listener and a good writer, with loads of personality balanced by sensitivity, gravitas where necessary, and always with a great sense of humour!. Whatever your ceremony, it will be unique - because it is written for you and never 'cut and pasted' (beware the celebrant who promises you the earth and charges you 50p!)!

I am based in Norfolk but I'm known for being a bit of an adventurer and I travel all over the UK and Europe conducting ceremonies. My camper van is my best friend!

What sort of ceremony do you want? I can do formal, quirky, themed, lively or relaxed ceremonies. It really depends on what you want.... and this is the key - it is you who defines what you want on your special day and I work with you that so your day looks, feels and is exactly how it you imagine it when you're laying in bed dreaming about it. Celebration days go in a flash, so I take care of details of the ceremony and that means you don't have to worry; you can just concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

The little things that make such a difference to planning your ceremony are second nature to creative and experienced celebrants - check out whether you felt inspired and excited by our conversations; whether you came away with fresh ideas to mull over whilst you are planning; did we talk about finding the most authentic way to tell your love story; did we have fun; did I 'get' you; were you confident that I could blend the story of your relationship with the promises you'll make to one another for your future together?

When we meet we'll think about words but we will also use our imagination, talk about impact, and more importantly the pace of your ceremony. Choosing a celebrant who is able to manage the pace of the ceremony, creating energy and humour as well as quiet, reflective and intensely personal moments, means your day will not only be memorable for your guests, but most importantly, for you.

My clients say that working with me is fun and they also appreciate the range of contacts I have - from niche venues, formal caterers, to performers, musicians, sound artists, florists, photographers, event lighting, owl ring-bearers, wedding carriages, fingerprint trees for naming ceremonies, wishes boxes, mobile bars, street food vendors, photo-booths, vegan and vegetarian caterers, Prosecco caravans, VDub transport ......... along with the more mundane heel-protectors for stillettos on grass, or sourcing chalk-boards for the order of events on the day!

I also have an offer up my sleevies! I have a #popup ceremony venue for weddings, namings and celebrations. This can, as if by magic, appear in a garden, a beach or a field near you! It's a tiny vintage caravan with a beautiful yellow and white canopy, a gorgeous rug, chairs, flowers, window-boxes (oh, and champagne on ice!) for that ultimate "oh, didn't you know, we just thought of it" party!! It is so dinky, you won't be able to resist!

Whatever you want we can make it happen - indoors or outdoors, in the UK or abroad.

CEREMONY STYLE

I offer the full range of ceremonies - weddings for same-sex, non-binary and straight couples, partnership celebrations, vow renewals and relationship affirmations.

I also conduct, baby-namings, change of name celebrations and coming-of-age parties.

I particularly love the challenge of outdoor ceremonies but equally I love the intimacy of small spaces and the quiet hush of your family and friends as you make your promises to one another.
I offer most of the symbolic expressions of union for examples hand-fasting, union cups, jumping the broom, ring warming, oathing stones and vow bells and will always incorporate ideas into your ceremony that are personal to you as a couple.
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Reviews

Amazing

Dawson

Naming Ceremony at

Norfolk | August 2019

Dawn thank you so so so so m uch for Saturday you were absolutely fantastic and it was a beautiful ceremony for our girl! Read review.

Fabulous

Emma and Nick

Wedding at

Voewood House, Holt, Norfolk | August 2019

Dawn. What can we say? You thought of everything, and EVERYONE said they had never been to a wedding like it. Thank you. Read review.

Not a dry eye in the house

V Hayes

Renewal at

Oxburgh, Norfolk | June 2019

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for doing my mum and dad's ceremony on Saturday. It meant so much to them both and I know I could... Read review.

So special

Sarah and Joe

Wedding at

Barrington Hall, Cambridge | June 2019

We just wanted to thank you for the part you played in our day. There were odd things that we were certain we wanted, but it took us a long time... Read review.

Those little touches made it

Christina Tomei

Wedding at

Belle Grove Barns, Suffolk | May 2019

Dawn our wedding weekend is all a bit of a blur at the moment for both of us -
we are in a bubble and look forward to winding down and remember... Read review.

amazing

Hana Queldi

Wedding at

Suffolk | September 2019

You formed such an integral role in our amazing day Dawn, we had the best time ever and everyone loved the ceremony. Read review.

Wonderful.

Natalia and Simon Anderson

Wedding at

Hoxton | September 2019

Thank you so much for everything Dawn, our wedding wouldn't have been such a special day without your amazing ceremony. It was all so wonderful! Read review.

Totally personal to us

Anna & Dave

at

Suffolk | September 2018

Dawn is the most warm and caring lady and we would highly recommend her; she helped us piece together the most wonderful humanist wedding ceremon... Read review.

Sunday night habits

Wil & Angie

Wedding at

VOEWOOD HOUSE, Norfolk | March 2019

“We liked the fact that you know the venue, your journey to becoming a Humanist and also your commitment to people throughout the various roles y... Read review.

More than a celebrant!

Anna & Dave

at

Suffolk | September 2018

“We couldn’t believe how much you do apart from being a celebrant – thanks for all the information and contacts about caterers, flowers, props, ... Read review.

We clicked with you

Kayla & Jack

at

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“You said take your time and talk to other celebrants too. That was generous. But we didn’t need to. Having talked with you, we knew we just clic... Read review.

You felt right for us

Kayla & Jack

at

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“Thanks for for taking the time to talk to us on Sunday evening. It didn’t take much of a decision making process for us both to agree that we w... Read review.

You felt right for us

Kayla & Jack

at

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“Thanks for for taking the time to talk to us on Sunday evening. It didn’t take much of a decision making process for us both to agree that we w... Read review.

Thanks for making our day

Mark & Charlotte

Wedding at

Happy Glamping, Norfolk | September 2018

“I never though my daughter would look so calm. I knew she was beautiful, but she was also calm. She had confidence in you and so she could relax... Read review.

The most romantic ceremony

Arabella & Claire

at

Mutford, Suffolk | August 2018

“Quite the most romantic wedding ceremony I’ve ever been to – the individual touches, their story, their personal vows, the setting, all tied int... Read review.

Good humour and laughter!

Sharon & Paul Colley

at

Hunter's Hall, Swanton Morley, Norfolk | April 2018

“We can not praise and thank Dawn enough for all the help, advice and guidance she gave us. Dawn’s amazing personality made each planning session... Read review.

Lucky to find you

Kat Joyce

Wedding at

Mettingham Castle | May 2018

“From our first contact to the last act of the ceremony, we felt very lucky to have found you. At a gathering where there were so few people invo... Read review.

Amazing

Dawson

Norfolk | August 2019

Dawn thank you so so so so m uch for Saturday you were absolutely fantastic and it was a beautiful ceremony for our girl!

Fabulous

Emma and Nick

Voewood House, Holt, Norfolk | August 2019

Dawn. What can we say? You thought of everything, and EVERYONE said they had never been to a wedding like it. Thank you.

Not a dry eye in the house

V Hayes

Oxburgh, Norfolk | June 2019

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for doing my mum and dad's ceremony on Saturday. It meant so much to them both and I know I couldn't have asked for a better celebrant - it was so personal to them and the perfect tribute to their relationship - not a dry eye in the house!

Hopefully our paths will cross again at some point as it was such a pleasure pulling this all together with you and your problem-solving instincts at the ceremony itself were much appreciated!

So special

Sarah and Joe

Barrington Hall, Cambridge | June 2019

We just wanted to thank you for the part you played in our day. There were odd things that we were certain we wanted, but it took us a long time to work out the finer details that we wanted from the day and you helped us get there. We have been utterly blown away by just how PERFECT the 1st of June was for us. The day went exactly as we’d been hoping for (I’m still amazed it was sunny and I got the gorgeous outdoor ceremony I’d set my heart on) and it was just an all round incredible day - we haven’t stopped gossiping about it and we’ve been told by so many people how special it was!! We’ve even had lots of people tell us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, which is incredibly sweet. So thank you. You made our day what it was

Those little touches made it

Christina Tomei

Belle Grove Barns, Suffolk | May 2019

Dawn our wedding weekend is all a bit of a blur at the moment for both of us -
we are in a bubble and look forward to winding down and remembering our special weekend.
we are pleased our friends and family had the best time, that was the goal from the beginning.
Thanks again for making our day extra special - your little touches will stay with us forever.

amazing

Hana Queldi

Suffolk | September 2019

You formed such an integral role in our amazing day Dawn, we had the best time ever and everyone loved the ceremony.

Wonderful.

Natalia and Simon Anderson

Hoxton | September 2019

Thank you so much for everything Dawn, our wedding wouldn't have been such a special day without your amazing ceremony. It was all so wonderful!

Totally personal to us

Anna & Dave

Suffolk | September 2018

Dawn is the most warm and caring lady and we would highly recommend her; she helped us piece together the most wonderful humanist wedding ceremony that was totally personal to us. All our guests commented on how magical our ceremony was and this was all down to Dawn, we can’t thank her enough.

Sunday night habits

Wil & Angie

VOEWOOD HOUSE, Norfolk | March 2019

“We liked the fact that you know the venue, your journey to becoming a Humanist and also your commitment to people throughout the various roles you’ve held. We also really liked the fact that your Sunday evening consisted of veggie curry and wine”.

More than a celebrant!

Anna & Dave

Suffolk | September 2018

“We couldn’t believe how much you do apart from being a celebrant – thanks for all the information and contacts about caterers, flowers, props, bunting, candles, music, fast food stalls. Who’d have thought we just wanted you to be our celebrant, not knowing how much more you do!”

We clicked with you

Kayla & Jack

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“You said take your time and talk to other celebrants too. That was generous. But we didn’t need to. Having talked with you, we knew we just clicked with you. Thank you.”

You felt right for us

Kayla & Jack

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“Thanks for for taking the time to talk to us on Sunday evening. It didn’t take much of a decision making process for us both to agree that we would really love you to marry us. We are both very gut-led people and it all felt very ‘right’ and very easy”.

You felt right for us

Kayla & Jack

Rougham, Suffolk | September 2018

“Thanks for for taking the time to talk to us on Sunday evening. It didn’t take much of a decision making process for us both to agree that we would really love you to marry us. We are both very gut-led people and it all felt very ‘right’ and very easy”.

Thanks for making our day

Mark & Charlotte

Happy Glamping, Norfolk | September 2018

“I never though my daughter would look so calm. I knew she was beautiful, but she was also calm. She had confidence in you and so she could relax. Thanks for making our day”

The most romantic ceremony

Arabella & Claire

Mutford, Suffolk | August 2018

“Quite the most romantic wedding ceremony I’ve ever been to – the individual touches, their story, their personal vows, the setting, all tied into one amazing package. Perfect!”

Good humour and laughter!

Sharon & Paul Colley

Hunter's Hall, Swanton Morley, Norfolk | April 2018

“We can not praise and thank Dawn enough for all the help, advice and guidance she gave us. Dawn’s amazing personality made each planning session pure joy and included a substantial amount of good humour and laughter”

Lucky to find you

Kat Joyce

Mettingham Castle | May 2018

“From our first contact to the last act of the ceremony, we felt very lucky to have found you. At a gathering where there were so few people involved who we haven’t known for a long time, you felt like a member of the family who we’d known forever”

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Why Choose Dawn

I am fun to work with, full of ideas, energy and experience and a fluent public speaker. I love listening to what people want, encouraging them to think wider and deeper so I can create a ceremony is unique and memorable. I am a great writer and your wedding script is co-produced with you so that it is recognisable as you and about you - it is so important that your guests find areas of familiarity as well as surprise! The skill is writing it so it flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I am conscious that not every family member and friend will have non-religious beliefs and my clients say that I am skilled at incorporating the wider group into the intimacy of the ceremony - as one said recently "It was dignified and all about the couple, I was surprised and delighted at how emotional it made me feel in spite of it not being in a church".

That was good enough for me!

Your enquiry does not commit you to choosing me! It is important that we have an initial phone call and/or meeting so you can feel the vibe!

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