I travel Nationally and Internationally
Creating unique, symbolic ceremonies that personally reflect those involved
I am Vice President of The Association of Independent Celebrants. I am delighted to work on behalf of The Ceremony Company, conducting ceremonies in the South of the UK.
Sopley Mill, Dorset | October 2018
We were absolutely delighted with the ceremony Emily wrote for us for our 1 year anniversary wedding celebration and cannot recommend her highly enough! We were unsure of what format the ceremony should take and she was so helpful in going through all the options with us so we found the perfect fit. We had a long skype with Emily to talk about us as a couple and she took so many details we gave her and put them into the final ceremony, it was so special and personal for us. She was so relaxed and the whole process was so easy and stress free, especially important for us as we live abroad. So many of our guests commented on how personal and moving the ceremony was and how great Emily's delivery was too - we couldn't have hoped for anything more perfect! The printed copies of the ceremony were such a special touch too - thank you!
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a beautiful day! Thank you so much for sharing such kind words. I'm glad that you are home safely and I hope that the cats have forgiven you for leaving them whilst you were having fun!
All the best,
Chesham, Buckinghamshire | September 2018
We just wanted to send you a brief message to say thank you so much for making our day so special and lovely. We enjoyed working with you, planning the day and putting our words together, and think the commemorative script is a really lovely keepsake. Everyone who came enjoyed the ceremonies, and your warmth, professionalism and enthusiasm contributed to that greatly. We would certainly be happy to recommend you and your services to other couples.
With all best wishes to you,
West Sussex | July 2018
We were very happy with the ceremony and have received so many compliments from our guests. Many have said it was the most personalized and romantic ceremony they have been to. We are truly happy with your delivery and all the little bits you tied in to make our ceremony ours!
From the moment we met you, you showed a genuine interest in our relationship and used this information to create a ceremony that was perfect for us and reflected us as a couple. We thought you was professional throughout and felt you worked with us rather than for us. It really was a pleasure having you at our day. Thank you again! If anyone is every in need of a celebrant we will defiantly recommend you.
Worcester | August 2018
Thank you so, so much for everything at the weekend! You really did make our ceremony absolutely perfect and so many people commented on how lovely it was to be so personal and different. From the very first contact with you, you made us feel at ease and really took the time to get to know us. When you sent through our wedding ceremony script we didn't even remember telling you some of the lovely details you included in it! In our two hour Skype chat you were so easy to talk to that we came away feeling like you were an old friend not someone we'd never met in person.
We loved how when we told you how much we mean to each other, but knowing that we'd be too emotional to put it into words on the big day, you guided us with suggestions for readings and vows. Nothing was too much trouble when we emailed you with last minute changes in the week leading up to the wedding.
You also brilliantly showed your adaptability when the weather turned against us and found a good point in the ceremony for us to move to the marquee without losing the magical feel of the day.
You've given us a day we'll treasure forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
All our love,
Royston, Cambridgeshire | June 2018
Emily is an incredible celebrant - she is kind and patient, conscientious and pays the most incredible amount of attention to detail. Every single one of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, due to how personal it was and what a lovely person Emily is. We had an unusual ceremony of a Pagan Handfasting, which would have been lovely enough, but as Emily had taken a lot of time to get to know us individually and as a couple, she interwove some fantastic details of our relationship into this part of the ceremony, such as turning it from a standard Pagan Handfasting in to an 'Unbreakable Vow' from Harry Potter, as we got engaged at Harry Potter World! Other details included lighting a candle for a recently deceased family member and the Pagan tradition of Jumping The Broom. Everyone was blown away at the level of detail of each section of the ceremony and many people were not convinced that we had not written the ceremony ourselves! She makes everyone feel at ease, has a great sense of humour and a wonderful capacity for dealing with people.
I cannot honestly recommend Emily enough - she has definitely found her calling in life!
Decoy Ponds, West Sussex | June 2018
There aren’t words to describe how incredible Emily was - not only on the wedding day but throughout. The ceremony she created for us was LIFE - she truly got us as a couple and the ceremony was beautiful, personal and engaging as a result. We have had so many compliments on how perfect it was and that is truly down to Emily and her incredible suggestions and support throughout the planning process. She was always on hand with support and advice on all things Wedding - including talking me down from the wedding vow editing ledge, adapting to our last minute changes and even reminding us to take time to relax in the days leading up to it. We were blessed to find the most amazing wedding family and can’t thank-you enough for the huge part you played in our perfect day xx
Milton Keynes | June 2018
Emily was amazing throughout the wedding planning, helping when we struggled to find vows and readings, and coming up with lots of brilliant ideas. She understood what we were looking for better than we did ourselves, and the ceremony was beautiful.
Westonbirt | June 2018
Thank you Emily for your part in what was a most wonderful day. The ceremony was perfect, all that we’d hoped for. Our parents, as you saw were very touched and said how beautiful it was.
It can sometimes be difficult to conduct a ceremony/service where little ones are present and handle their unpredictability! But you were marvellous and we all managed to have a chuckle at our grandsons antics!
It was lovely to have the certificate and the ribbons from the hand fasting as a keepsake.
Thank you again Emily
Fanhams Hall, Ware | March 2018
“What we said that we wanted from the beginning when we started to plan our wedding was something with the presence of a church wedding without the religion and also to feel that it wasn’t just a generic service that could have been for any couple. Beyond that we were clueless.
So off we went and searched for a celebrant. We shortlisted about a dozen and ended up interviewing about half of those - Emily stood out by not only being very friendly and kind but also happy to guide us through the process of taking our blank sheet of paper and turning it into our wedding ceremony.
After our first meeting, we came away knowing that we’d definitely made the right choice although felt like we hadn’t given her much to go on. Despite our ums and “I don’t knows”, Emily delivered a script that had us in tears and fitted the bill perfectly.
As the big day drew closer there were tweaks as we changed our minds about this and that and although we were nervous about tripping over our feet and our words we knew that the ceremony would be perfect. And it was.
The tone was spot on - there was laughing and tears but overall it was full of warmth, love and happiness. It was absolutely the wedding ceremony we wanted and the feeling we had imagined. Many of our guests remarked on how beautiful the service was and how personal it felt.
I can’t recommend Emily highly enough.”
Being part of such a fabulous day was a true honour! Congratulations Mr and Mr B!
Amersham Cricket Club - Tipi Wedding | September 0017
I cannot fault Emily at all, the most lovely lady you will ever meet! We met her up at the site firstly so she could get a feel for the place and the day and thank god we did as she suggested we move the ceremony area due to the noise from the road which I hadn't even noticed, and I was so grateful that we did the new spot was just perfect!! We then went for an informal chat in a local pub and she got to know us both. From this she wrote the most fantastic piece for our ceremony, she summed us up completely, I couldn't believe how accurately she'd done it just from one meeting! She is very good at gauging people and couples! We were very impressed. She helped us both with our vows and was always on call when needed or when I was having a meltdown!!! The day went fantastically, it was such an engaging ceremony, not like so many others you go to where people drift off in concentration, it was fantastic there was lots of laughs and it was the perfect length and detail. Emily is very good at carrying her voice a great distance so even being outside no one at the back had any problem hearing which was fantastic as I was worried with the wind those at the back wouldn't be able to hear but everyone was laughing along it was fantastic. Don't even hesitate to book Emily, you will not regret it ! Top marks and praise for this lovely lady !!
Thank you for your wonderful review! I’m so pleased that you and your guests had such a great time. You make a beautiful couple so it was a real pleasure to work with you.
Woodlands Park Hotel, Surrey | September 0017
We found Emily online and wanted to work with her as we felt she had such a lovely energy about her. We only had the privilege of a short Skype call with her as we were so busy moving home ahead of the wedding. In that short space of time she managed to glean insights about our relationship and who we were as people, as a couple and also our respective backgrounds. Emily’s warmth is amazing and she translated the knowledge she had gleaned about us into the most heartfelt, delightful ceremony where we all felt she had known us as a couple, forever. Our families and friends loved the ceremony. It was natural, engaging and beautifully timed. It was uncanny the way she could put together something so beautiful and it shows how insightful and wonderful she is. We were bowled over at her brilliance and we couldn’t have had a more perfect ceremony! Thank you Emily!
Thank you for your lovely words. It was such a fabulous day, and my pleasure to lead your ceremony. Wishing you all the best for your future together!
East sussex | May 0014
Thank you Emily for the most perfect ceremony. You took all our mad cap craziness and somehow turned it into a beautiful ceremony that Charlie and I will treasure forever. Also thank you for your calm manner which helped a slightly insane bride on the day!
Thank you Becky - I had such a fun time with you both, creating a unique wedding that reflected the essence of you. Thank you for inviting me to take part in the falconry as well - what a wonderful experience!
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Celebrancy is not my job, it's my passion. You are at the heart of all I do, and each ceremony is as unique as each of you. I thrive on creating personal moments that fully reflect the essence of you, and making sure that you have the day that you dreamt about and deserve.
I regularly conduct ceremonies all over the UK from East Sussex and Kent to Northamptonshire and across to Gloucestershire, and back down to Hampshire, so please feel free to call for a chat, wherever you are, to discuss your special day.