I travel Nationally and Internationally
handfastings, natural funerals, outdoor weddings, earth-based ceremonies
Committee member of the Association of Independent Celebrants
Askham Hall | October 2018
"Lyndsay and I wanted to say a HUGE thank you!
The ceremony you put together was nothing short of spectacular. It really was.
You captured the essence of Lyndsay and I beautifully and your words were so moving.
I don't think I have ever laughed and cried so much in such a short space of time.
We've had numerous friends and family tell us it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed. Even religious family members commented on how moving and special they found it.
So, thank you SO much for all your hard work. You smashed it out of the park!!
Love, Jake and Lyndsay X
Thank you for choosing me as your celebrant. I loved every second with you both!
Askham Hall | November 2018
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the most perfect wedding ceremony. It was exactly how we had imagined it and we were so delighted with it. Definitely one of the best days in my life! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths will cross again one day. - Penelope
Dalton Woodland Burial | December 2018
Oh Veronika, it's just perfect. I love it. You really managed to capture the essence of Howard.
Askham Hall | April 2018
Veronika! Wow wow wow! What a ceremony! We absolutely loved it & so did our guests. So many people have commented on how lovely it was and how amazing you are. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We cannot thank you enough!
We're off on our honeymoon now but we will be in touch properly when we get back! Xx
Garden at Eden, Crosby on Eden, Carlisle | November 2017
We loved the day, and each time this video is played we well up with emotion.
We will remember this day forever. Everyone loved you, and said how wonderful you are. I'm a bit biased. I have to agree. You truly made our day, and we feel blessed that you chose to be our lovely celebrant. We couldn't have had anyone better. x
Askham Hall, Cumbria | November 2017
Well Veronika, what can we say? The ceremony was absolutely FANTASTIC. You really knew us and everyone has said how amazing you were.
Thank you so so much, it was so beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing the day with us. You are truly amazing and we are blessed to have found you.
The tears and laughter were flowing. Thank you so much. All the best xx
Glenridding, Lakeside, Cumbria | October 2017
Had the most amazing day you. It truly ended up being a magical day. Everyone commented on the amazing service, and how fitting it was. Thank you so so much.
Carlisle | July 2017
We want to thank you so much for the beautiful tribute you put together in celebration of Anne's life, it was perfect. Sincerely, Harriet and Sandra
Yorkshire | June 2013
When my daughter was about 2 years old, Veronika planned and officiated her naming ceremony, using our family input to personalise it. I found her understanding and delivery of ritual to be intuitive, meaningful and beautiful. The meaning of our daughter’s name, our wishes for her life, and the good wishes of the community were all woven into the ceremony, making it a moving and memorable ritual to ground her in our family and on the earth. Veronika facilitates the wishes of the families she officiates for with sensitivity and imbues her rituals with sincerity and meaning. Family and relationship are central to her life, and this really comes across in her celebrant work. I could not recommend her highly enough.
Siobhán Kramer, Ireland
Watermillock, Cumbria | July 2016
THANK YOU!!!! It was a lovely day, and a beautiful, interactive (in all senses!) ceremony. Thank you soooo much.
Sam, Ciso, Sibella and Raphael
(Sibella’s Naming Ceremony)
Cumbria | January 2017
Thank you so much for leading such a wonderful memorial to Pam: it was just as she would have wanted.
Cumbria | January 2017
What a lovely service, very emotional but very uplifting too. RIP Pam Mahoney, many people will miss you.
Cumbria | January 2017
You orchestrated the most wonderful memorial service for dear Pam today. It could not have been more special.
You clearly put enormous thought into every single aspect of what was an extremely moving and loving account – and also an honest reflection of Pam’s life. Just perfect.
Thank you so very much for that. It was hugely appreciated by all who were there – and both Emma and I were extremely touched to be able to witness it.
She was a dear friend. She will be much missed by so many but not forgotten.
Armathwaite | January 2017
The Perfect Day: Pam’s Memorial Service
What a job you did yesterday! Pam would have loved it but I don’t think even with her vivid imagination she could ever have pictured that many people and so much outpouring of emotion and grief.
Thank you for all your hard work. The flowers, the candles, the beautiful display. All so perfect. Everyone said so, and said how well you handled everything. You can feel proud.
Love Av x
Carlisle | January 2017
I would just like to say how lovely the service was today for Pam. I did not know her well, but as Avril’s close friend I had met her and knew of her through our friendship.
Knowing her as you did, as a friend, I thought you were exceptional in how you dealt with a very emotional farewell for the family and friends in a very caring and professional manner whilst obviously having your own thoughts and memories.
Carlisle Crematorium | January 2017
You did a wonderful job at the crematorium in very difficult circumstances.
Carlisle Crematorium | January 2017
Pam’s Cremation Service
Extraordinary. What a lovely service. Thank you so, so much.
Avril (Next of Kin)
Armathwaite Village Hall | January 2017
I was deeply moved by Pam’s memorial service, and find myself still reflecting on it.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful space, where people could feel and share their love for her. There was such a beautiful spirit in the hall, so many heartfelt expressions of appreciation of Pam’s life and the ways she had touched so many people. As someone who had only met Pam a few times, the service brought her alive to me as a real person, and I felt sad and uplifted and strangely humbled by the whole experience. Thank you again for making the marking of her death so incredibly special.
Carlisle | May 2017
12th May 2017
Hi Veronika! I have just read the script to my mum. ‘Both in tears’. Me and my mum are so happy with what you have done. Can’t thank you enough!
Pooley Bridge | May 2017
May 28th, 2017 Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
Thank you Veronika for a wonderful naming ceremony yesterday. It was so magical.
Lucy Foster Paterson
Yorkshire | June 2017
Naming Ceremony for Joani and Ash
Thank you for the beautiful ceremony. It was very meaningful to me, and a real catalyst to live my life with more intention. You were wonderful, and held the space with such a strong, gentle presence. I will cherish the memory. Thank you so much.
Cockermouth | August 2017
Katie’s Celebration of Life Ceremony
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the most touching, moving, and perfect celebration ceremony.
It’s not just the words that you write, but the incredible professional way that you deliver the words, with genuine true feeling.
We couldn’t have wished for a more fitting tribute, and we will be forever in your debt.
Thank you doesn’t do you justice, but thank you, so so much.
Very best wishes. Mick
Lancaster Canal Boat | August 2017
We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the stunning ceremony you did for us on Saturday.
It was absolutely amazing from start to finish & very emotional all round!!!
We will be recommending you to anyone & everyone!!
Thank you for making our special day perfect xxxxx
Mr and Mrs Sarah and Mark Thomas
Morecambe Crematorium | September 2015
Dear Veronika, how do I begin? How can I put into words the feelings inside my heart as I write my THANK YOU to you? Here goes!
I have known you some thirteen years, We are so well blessed that our paths have crossed, and we have felt enlightened by your presence.
Always a listener, never judgmental, the calmness of your voice filled with such love and compassion upon taking the stand and leading us into the ceremony. The comforting way you delivered the eulogy — it touched so many people who joined with us to celebrate my dear Colin’s life. So many friends have telephoned to ask who you were, and how we found you, as they expressed how meaningfully you spoke to them, and how much it meant to them in their loss of a special friend.
It was a day to remember, by us all, of a man who lived honestly with such love for his wife, family and friends. You, in your unique style, paid homage to this with such emotion and truth, and I will treasure your tenderness for the rest of my life. I do hope you will be around when it’s my time to pass.
The Farewell, My Friends poem was a bonus of a find. As soon as I heard those words, when you first sent us a draft of your service, I knew it was Colin’s poem, epitomising his life so perfectly.
Thank you again, Veronika. Like I said words fail me!
Sylvia France, Bolton on Sands
Cumbria | September 2015
Veronika Robinson has been a celebrant at three very important junctions in our lives. Our children’s naming back in 2002, our wedding in 2003, and my father’s funeral in 2015.
We have so much trust in her genuine desire to honour our feelings and ideas around each ceremony, and her professionalism and gentleness in carrying it out. She has a deep heartfelt respect of our own personal vision of how the day will unfold, and carries it out with a constant grace.
In Veronika we have total trust that everything will go to plan through her honesty, attention to detail, and incredible organisation.
Each ceremony has been grounded by her energy, yet lifted by her innate spiritual light that is channelled to each of us throughout the events of the day. Veronika’s heart emits such love for humanity.
We feel so lucky to have found a celebrant who genuinely gifts her families with an understanding, warmth and the security of knowing all will be well. All our needs have been met with care, compassion and always an angelic smile.
askham hall | April 2017
Katie and Ryan’s Wedding
April 27th 2017 Askham Hall
(Gift of a Wedding)
Veronika, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your exquisite ceremony. You are such a wonderful lady. I cannot put into words how we all felt yesterday. Thank you again from us all.
~ Diane (bride's mother)
Windermere | May 2017
Veronika, thank you.
We have so much to thank you for. I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps at the beginning, which was you following up my hesitant and dithery message saying we didn’t know what we were looking for, and we had no money!! So thank you for not erasing the message!
It has been a wild ride! It took us a long time to get going though, due to our lack of imagination. Then, when we began to see the possibilities, life gave us other problems and pressures! Life kept interrupting the process of us shifting through many possible paths and directions for our ceremony. When we felt a little overwhelmed with choice, you patiently brought us back on task, reflecting to us what we had selected, even when our ideas were vague… or when we were only able to tell you what we didn’t want.
Thank you so much. Your support and guidance has done so many things. Some we wanted and asked you for, some we couldn’t have imagined. All we love! So thank you.
You had wise words for us which have helped both ground us and give us flight! Both of us had different ideas, and having someone to hear us and guide us towards our combined ceremony was essential. I’m glad we chose you, Veronika. Although we didn’t really get the benefit of getting to know you, because your role was to channel ‘us’, we got a sense of you though. Thank you again!
You were right about so many things, especially about allowing our guests to love us. To our great delight, everyone mingled and made connections! They really took the business of being a good wedding guest very seriously.
Ken has recovered from his state of delirious happiness, and we have settled into a giddy state of euphoria! Seriously! We are both still talking constantly about the wedding, our guests, and our beautiful ceremony.
Wendy & Ken
Askham Hall | July 2017
We wanted to reach out to thank you again for the ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, and perfectly set up the day.
The rest of the day flowed from this, and it was the perfect wedding day. All our guests commented that the ceremony was so meaningful and personal.
We’re now in Japan enjoying our honeymoon – trying our best to understand the food we’re ordering in restaurants!
Phil and Blake
Bolton Sailing Club | August 2017
Veronika officiated my wedding to Nicola just over a month ago. The ceremony was unequivocally the most beautiful hour of my life. The ceremony, the process preceding the ceremony, and Veronika herself were so inspirational that I have just completed her first Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training course. What a weekend! I loved absolutely everything about it. It was truly heart-led. Mrs Laura Harrison-Swainston
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel | July 2016
You could say the stars were in alignment!! We were first drawn to Veronika by her own story, her life experiences, and beliefs. After speaking to Veronika on Skype we knew it was only going to be her!
Veronika made planning our wedding from overseas a breeze! She was flexible and very patient, and helped create a personal wedding that was unique to us. It was a beautiful ceremony that exceeded our expectations. She spoke about our own journey and our love. It was genuine and full of humour, and so many people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Veronika is one of the most sincere and inspiring people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She exudes happiness, and it’s so obvious that she is passionate about bringing people together. Her love of what she does is clear for all to see. Veronika is a true storyteller.
Mrs Sara Pearson, Brisbane, Australia
Watermillock | September 2016
Thank you for making the whole experience personal and meaningful. Your ideas have been invaluable. Thank you so much for everything you did for us, I don’t think anyone else could have made the day as warm and meaningful as you did. Marian and Dave
Kirklinton Hall | July 2017
Thank you so much for being part of our day. You really made our ceremony special ~ it was very 'us'. We really appreciate the time you took and the thought you put into it. It all fitted in perfectly with who we are. Thank you so much. Katie and Clare
Yorkshire | July 2017
A huge thank you for the brilliant, perfect ceremony you did for us. We couldn't have asked for more. We will cherish the memories of such a special day. All our love and blessings, Loz and Katie xxxx
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