Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor Celebrant #FunkyCelebrant®

Reviews (20)

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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

Essex

Suffolk

Hertfordshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Handfastings & Pagan rituals for the solitary practitioner/ Global symbolic ceremonies and lots of Harry Potter!

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

Special Offers

Prices from £400 (Naming Ceremony) to £675+ for a Wedding
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Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor Celebrant #FunkyCelebrant®

Reviews (20) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

The one and ONLY #FunkyCelebrant®. A self confessed Potterhead with a love for all things geeky!
Could I be your perfect celebrant?

Hello! and in those immortal words from the Truman show...'Good morning, and in case I don't see you good afternoon, good evening and goodnight'...
I hope you are having a great day and that your plans are starting to come together.
Now you're on to the 'biggie'... finding the right celebrant for you...so....without further ado, let me tell you a little bit about myself...

I have been a celebrant since 2011, and can honestly say that I have found my true vocation!
Having won the National TWIA 2019 Celebrant of the Year award and been selected as a Small Business 100 winner for 2019 I can honestly say I feel so lucky to have had my hard work recognised. As a result I am now also a judge for the brand new The Wedding Business Award (TWBA) and can't wait to meet so many new celebrants via the awards.
In my day job I mainly cover the East Anglian region, but I also travel all over country and into Europe delivering fun, laughter filled (and obviously bespoke) ceremonies. From welcoming a new addition to the family, to the renewal of precious marriage vows...
I work with my couples and families as we create the perfect ceremony, incorporating everything from spiritual to religious beliefs if desired.
There is no restriction anymore, anything and anyone goes... and my passion shines through.

From our first face-to-face meeting, (or if distance is an issue, our first Skype meeting) you will get to see the real me. I can honestly say that I am grinning as we start to discuss your requirements for your big day.
Most couples give me a blank canvas, but it doesn't take long for us chatting away to build a picture of the perfect ceremony.
From processional music ideas, to readings, to how you want to tell your other half just how much you love them...We build on this together!
I always conduct a practice for Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies, to ease nerves and discuss the choreography for the day, before delivering the ceremony in a fun, warm and inclusive way. (I even provide the tissues for your guests).
Every script is printed and gifted in a presentation box along with a certificate and a little goody bag as a reminder of a wonderful day.

With a portable amp and mics (if required), I can play recorded music anywhere and will always be heard, even in the remotest of places.

I love a challenge, lets create something together that no one else has ever seen, lets celebrate your unique love in a way that it deserves. Lets make your guests talk about what a fantastic day they have just had for weeks to come. Lets celebrate LOVE!

CEREMONY STYLE

I like FUN!! You will always see me with the biggest cheesiest grin on my face as I conduct my ceremonies, simply because I am having fun...
Life is for living and loving and celebrating in all of its multifaceted and technicolour glory.
I have a very strong leaning towards earthy, outdoors, Paganesque type ceremonies and love to dress up to fit in with a theme (so far from Pagan to Steam Punk, with a little bit of Harry Potter thrown in! )
I have my own bucket list of the places and the types of ceremonies I would like to conduct, and maybe if you are thinking of something slightly more 'out there' I might just be the celebrant for you!

Not got a theme? That's fine! I'll be at the front, rocking one of my 50's retro dresses, with a bright petticoat, and funky DM's ...letting the love shine through.
There aren't many symbolic rituals that I haven't performed in a ceremony; it is after all your ceremony, your day, your way. If you can dream it, lets see if together we can make it a reality.


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Reviews

Well What Can We Say....

Steph & Alan

Wedding at

Woodhall Manor, Suffolk | February 0020

Well what can we say about Michelle, she was professional and comical throughout. Knowing Michelle whilst in the police service I knew she was th... Read review.

Thank you

Vicki Ball

Renewal at

Little Bromley, Essex | February 2018

Michelle our funky celebrant, thank you for giving us the most amazing vow renewal, everybody commented how lovely it was.
People actually comm... Read review.

Going above and beyond

Gemma Glover

Naming Ceremony at

Purfleet, Essex | March 2018

Really can not recommend Michelle enough. We contacted Michelle to help us celebrate the birth of our youngest baby with his Naming ceremony.
M... Read review.

No idea is too silly

Tamisha Orton

Wedding at

Kesgrave, Suffolk | April 2019

So, in 2016 both my partner and I went to a local wedding Fayre. It was there that we met Michelle for the first time.
I specifically felt I in... Read review.

Wedfest

Julie & Tracy

Wedding at

Cold Norton, Essex | May 2019

Our wedfest was perfect, Michelle really did put her heart and soul into getting to know us both and certain family members personaly so well in ... Read review.

A very Harry Potter wedding!

Aimee and Jake

at

Eye, Suffolk | July 2019

There are so many nice things to say about Michelle. She was simply perfect for our Harry Potter wedding. She went above and beyond, giving 110%.... Read review.

A year on....

Chelsey Killen

Wedding at

Jimmy's Farm Suffolk | July 2018

Michelle made our day truly special, she made us feel so at ease and we just knew from our first meeting that she was the celebrant for us!! Mich... Read review.

The most memorable ceremony...

Michelle White

Wedding at

Lake Como, Italy | July 2019

Dear Michelle, the biggest thank you for giving us the most memorable ceremony ever!
Our guests are still talking about how they have never cri... Read review.

Star Wars V Harry Potter

Kim & Damon

Wedding at

Cambridgeshire | August 2019

We found Michelle on the blog of someone who had got married at the venue we had chosen. We were immediately drawn to her because of her super co... Read review.

Not enough time in the day....

Laura Clay

Wedding at

Blake Hall Chipping Ongar | September 2019

There is not enough time in the day for me to write about how amazing Michelle is and how highly I recommend her!!!
Throughout our journey with... Read review.

We included Scottish Heritage

Emma Mayes

Renewal at

Grays, Essex | January 2020

We highly recommend Michelle Taylor #funkycelebrant .
Michelle takes the time to get to know you has a couple and gets to know all the details a... Read review.

You're literally the best

Shane & Marcia

Wedding at

London | July 2019

Our wedding was perfect! Michelle, our celebrant, went above and beyond: metaphorically held our hand through the whole process. Michelle was ins... Read review.

Excellent!

Terry Whitehead

Wedding at

Pangdean Barn, Brighton | August 2019

Honestly, we weren't sure when we first met Michelle that she "got us" and perhaps we all had different ideas on what it was we wanted, however, ... Read review.

Wedding Ceremony

Gareth & Wayne

Wedding at

Auriol Kensinton Rowing Club,Hammersmith, London | August 2017

Michelle stole our hearts when we attended a very close friend's wedding - where Michelle was the celebrant. My husband (now) and I were so blo... Read review.

Naming Ceremony.x

Danie Cable

Naming Ceremony at

Essex | September 2017

Michelle was the first celebrant we contacted when we decided we wanted to mark our daughter's importance in our lives and first birthday. We did... Read review.

Mo & Jamie

Mo

Wedding at

Otley Hall | July 2016

Where do I start...
Michelle is a highly professional, loving, bubbly, Happy soul.
We got married at Otley Hall, a beautiful venue.
Only We d... Read review.

Sammi & Lee

Sammi

Wedding at

Mayland | July 2017

When we first decided to get married, we looked in the 'normal' venues and ceremonies as we had no idea how to go about organising a wedding. We ... Read review.

Thank you

Carly Barker

Wedding at

Museum of East Anglian Life | August 2017

Michelle took the time to get to know us both and the end result was the ceremony of our dreams. It was creative, heartfelt, fun, meaningful and ... Read review.

Thank you

Georgina Grant

Wedding at

Gaynes Park | March 2017

It was such a wonderful day and you were fantastic, you really made the ceremony special and encapsulated exactly what we both wanted. Our friend... Read review.

A Rockin Wedding day

Nicola Barnes

Wedding at

Danbury Park, Essex | July 0017

We’d just like to say thank you for making our day so special & unique. Everybody who attended said they’d never enjoyed a wedding so much before... Read review.

Well What Can We Say....

Steph & Alan

Woodhall Manor, Suffolk | February 0020

Well what can we say about Michelle, she was professional and comical throughout. Knowing Michelle whilst in the police service I knew she was the one to conduct our ceremony. She came with brilliant reviews and boy she didn't disappoint.

Planning: From start to finish Michelle listened to our every word, Michelle and Kevin (our photographer and Michelle's Husband) even visited our place of engagement to get a proper feel of what we were after. We asked for a Bletchley Park / 1940s / World War II themed wedding and that is certainly what we got. Michelle's planning ideas were the bigger the better with crosswords and sing a longs even being thrown around we knew it was going to be an incredible ceremony. To the smallest details of even finding out the postage cost on our wedding certificate to make it that authentic, no job was to big or to small.

Ceremony: The ceremony had a warming and delicate feel to it. Michelle's voice was soothing and excited when needed, she knew her script and was brilliant at throwing banter from time to time ad hoc. The idea of a crossword made our ceremony funny and different and this was exactly what we were after. It was truly a tailored experience we would not have got elsewhere.
We would highly recommend Michelle for anyone looking for a ceremony with a difference. We cannot put in words how outstanding she was. We wish we could do it all over again.

Thank you

Vicki Ball

Little Bromley, Essex | February 2018

Michelle our funky celebrant, thank you for giving us the most amazing vow renewal, everybody commented how lovely it was.
People actually commented how it was so nice to see old traditions of tying the knot by hand fasting and the much fun of jumping the broomstick. The ceremony was fun with the story of our journey to 10 years and the cheeky quotes you added which made everyone giggle but also the beautiful way you conducted the seriousness and special readings to, I really can’t say how amazing you are at what you do.
Thank you for making our day so special, also becoming a friend and really getting to know us and all the love support you’ve also given us all the way up to the ceremony whether that was face to face meetings phone calls and emails you really have been fab.
I really hope you keep in touch.

Going above and beyond

Gemma Glover

Purfleet, Essex | March 2018

Really can not recommend Michelle enough. We contacted Michelle to help us celebrate the birth of our youngest baby with his Naming ceremony.
Michelle went above and beyond to get to know us as a family, she made extra effort in getting to know our eldest son and encouraged him to make a small speech which was heartfelt to us all and a surprise to us on the day.
The ceremony was perfect, it was so truly personal with a mix of humour and heartwarming moments. Michelle spoke of our past, present and future and spoke of our parenthood journey with our boys as if she had lived it with us, every single word was so touching it really was a memory made that will last us a lifetime.
She helped us write our promise and her communication from the moment we hired her to the very day was more than we could have asked for.
Not only did we find a celebrant to create such a wonderful memory, we also found a friend.
Thank you so much Michelle x

No idea is too silly

Tamisha Orton

Kesgrave, Suffolk | April 2019

So, in 2016 both my partner and I went to a local wedding Fayre. It was there that we met Michelle for the first time.
I specifically felt I instantly clicked with Michelle, I fell in love with her fun and funky personality. she speaks with such passion about what she does and no idea is a silly idea when it comes to her ceremonies, there are no boundaries. We booked her as anyone else doing our ceremony after meeting her would now have been second best. Fast forward to 2019 and our ceremony was approaching us. Michelle was amazing in the lead up to write the ceremony, and helped us so much with it all. She held a rehearsal to help us feel more relaxed about how it would all go and Michelle on the day was amazing. We have had so much amazing feedback about how lovely and different our ceremony was. There was many people crying as they felt so moved by it. Our favourite part of the whole day was our ceremony it is something we will treasure forever thank you so much. Seriously don't hesitate to book Michelle.

Wedfest

Julie & Tracy

Cold Norton, Essex | May 2019

Our wedfest was perfect, Michelle really did put her heart and soul into getting to know us both and certain family members personaly so well in order to conduct the perfect ceromony for us, we really cant recommend her enough, it was just how we wanted it, our guests all commented on how much they massively enjoyed our wedfest and how good it was to be included and feel part of our ceromony, she is full of fantastic ideas, so if your looking for a celebrant to meet all your needs you wont be dissapointed, Thanks again Michelle ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jules & Tracy

A very Harry Potter wedding!

Aimee and Jake

Eye, Suffolk | July 2019

There are so many nice things to say about Michelle. She was simply perfect for our Harry Potter wedding. She went above and beyond, giving 110%. Michelle made our ceremony extra magical and everyone commented on how unique and lovely it was. Thank you Michelle!

A year on....

Chelsey Killen

Jimmy's Farm Suffolk | July 2018

Michelle made our day truly special, she made us feel so at ease and we just knew from our first meeting that she was the celebrant for us!! Michelle gave us so many ideas for our ceremony that we would have never of thought of. Our guests absolutely loved her and still talk about how unique our ceremony was today nearly a year on from our wedding day. She gave us the perfect day and for that we are forever grateful!! Xx

The most memorable ceremony...

Michelle White

Lake Como, Italy | July 2019

Dear Michelle, the biggest thank you for giving us the most memorable ceremony ever!
Our guests are still talking about how they have never cried/laughed so much in one wedding ceremony.
From the moment we met you we knew we had to have you to our wedding. Your sparkling personality, creative ideas and how you took the time to get to know us/our families led to the a truly bespoke ceremony, with some lovely surprises along the way and we are so grateful.
You were so easy to work with by just ‘going with’ the 2am travel plans (sorry for making you get up that early again!), the rehearsal times changing and then battling the gale force winds during the ceremony on the day (as you knew we were determined to get married in the spot that meant so much to us outside). A true professional!
Thank you for going the extra mile with organising everyone onto the boat, getting them safely down the hill of the Villa and making sure that everything run exactly to time.
We are so pleased to be your first international wedding. Not only are you the nicest person with the best personality, but you come up with the best ideas for a unique ceremony- there wasn’t a dry eye in that Villa.
If you’re thinking of booking Michelle do not hesitate. She genuinely was the key to making our day utterly perfect and we will be forever grateful for that. xxx

Star Wars V Harry Potter

Kim & Damon

Cambridgeshire | August 2019

We found Michelle on the blog of someone who had got married at the venue we had chosen. We were immediately drawn to her because of her super cool retro style.
After watching Michelle's videos on her blog we were pretty confident she was the celebrant for us but as we chatted on skype we knew that she was exactly the right person to marry us.
We wanted our Wedding to be fun and relaxed and we knew Michelle would bring this to the day.
Working with Michelle was an absolute joy! She is a really warm and fun person who clearly loves what she does.
She really took the time to understand what we are about as a couple and crafted us a really beautiful personal and creative ceremony influenced by Star Wars, Harry Potter and involving a Hand-fasting, ring warming, our Mums and our Niece and Nephews!
On the day the ceremony and wedding itself was better than we ever could have imagined and Michelle was a huge part of creating that. Just by bring her joyful and fun personality to our day! Michelle stayed on to be our Mistress of Ceremonies and she made sure that everything ran smoothly whilst still making everyone feel comfortable.
I would absolutely recommend Michelle to anyone who is getting married and especially to anyone who is looking for something that is unique and personal.
Finally just a HUGE THANK YOU Michelle for making our Wedding day so special and a day we will remember forever.

Not enough time in the day....

Laura Clay

Blake Hall Chipping Ongar | September 2019

There is not enough time in the day for me to write about how amazing Michelle is and how highly I recommend her!!!
Throughout our journey with Michelle she was supportive, helpful, extremely friendly, professional and full of fun and exciting ideas. We had a number of telephone catch ups, meet ups, and she even offered to come to our venue for a run through. After each meeting with Michelle she left me feeling so positive and excited for the big day. When the day comes for us to start our own family then we will definitely be calling on Michelle again for the naming ceremony!!
Michelle, thank you so so much for the incredible wedding ceremony that you created for mine and Jon's special day. It was everything we wanted and more. I think quite a few of our friends and family were a little unsure about what a celebrant ceremony would be like but we've had so many comments about how wonderful and personal it was. I almost had a little cry as we opened the wedding present from you and saw that it included all the documents, readings and vows from the ceremony, what a wonderful way to be able to remember our wedding!

We included Scottish Heritage

Emma Mayes

Grays, Essex | January 2020

We highly recommend Michelle Taylor #funkycelebrant .
Michelle takes the time to get to know you has a couple and gets to know all the details about your life together to create the most beautiful ceremony you could wish for.
Michelle listened to everything we wanted in our ceremony and created a ceremony which was beyond our expectations.
I wanted to include my Scottish heritage and Michelle created a ceremony that included my family’s tartan along with the oathing stone and quaich cup. We even were able to have our guests drink the whiskey with us to celebrate our union.
We would highly recommend Michelle to everyone, she gets you to open up pour your life out to her and then creates a ceremony with memories to last a lifetime. We truly adore everything Michelle did to make our day extra special.

You're literally the best

Shane & Marcia

London | July 2019

Our wedding was perfect! Michelle, our celebrant, went above and beyond: metaphorically held our hand through the whole process. Michelle was inspirational and made our wedding so personal. We laughed, we cried, and every guest was so Impressed with Michelle!
Thank you for such an amazing day.
You’re literally the best!

Excellent!

Terry Whitehead

Pangdean Barn, Brighton | August 2019

Honestly, we weren't sure when we first met Michelle that she "got us" and perhaps we all had different ideas on what it was we wanted, however, believe in the process that Michelle follows! There is no doubt that by the end of it, all of our hopes and expectations were exceeded by Michelle - she was fabulous. Our ceremony was very personal and intimate and everybody was raving about it afterward. I would recommend Michelle to anybody who was thinking of getting married.


What Michelle says...

Thanks Terry, it was great fun helping you turn your thoughts and ideas into reality with a little bit of my magic sprinkled in! I'm so glad you trusted me to write and create the perfect ceremony for you. Enjoy married life!

Wedding Ceremony

Gareth & Wayne

Auriol Kensinton Rowing Club,Hammersmith, London | August 2017

Michelle stole our hearts when we attended a very close friend's wedding - where Michelle was the celebrant. My husband (now) and I were so blown away by the refreshing approach that Michelle demonstrated that we had to book her for our own ceremony there and then!
Michelle is unique. I have been to many weddings but have never as a guest felt as comfortable as I did at the wedding of our friends we watched her conduct.
Our own day will remain our best day of our lives, and this is all due to asking Michelle to not only conduct the ceremony but also to be our Mistress of Ceremony.
She cares and understands that a Wedding day is a special day and should be perfect.

She asked for information from both of us, and delivered the subsequent ceremony in such a way, that our friends say it's the best wedding they have ever been to.
The reason being, they knew what Michelle said on our wedding day was us. Not a boilerplate approach. IT WAS US!
Michelle highlighted a wedding ceremony didn't have to be a formality.
It is most importantly, what the couple want, what they communicate as being important AND what they may not think to ask!
Michelle is AMAZING.
If anyone can combine personally important parts of the ceremony, humour, getting the wedding attendants to be as fired up as they were, being a true friend in wanting to make our wedding day, our most special day, I will eat my hat and wedding suit
ALL of our friends and family that attended have echoed how much Michelle did to represent us.



Naming Ceremony.x

Danie Cable

Essex | September 2017

Michelle was the first celebrant we contacted when we decided we wanted to mark our daughter's importance in our lives and first birthday. We didn't know what a celebrant really did but boy were we glad we visited her. Michelle was warm and friendly, listening to our wishes; we instantly knew she was the perfect choice and went away feeling even more excited about the event.
Michelle kept in touch in the lead up to our little one's Naming Day and kept us updated with the ceremony's progress.
On the day, the ceremony that was delivered was flawless, heart warming and personal, our family and friends have all mentioned how special it was to feel included in the whole thing and the warmth and spirit of Michelle was noted by all.
We have now an everlasting memory that can be looked upon with fondness. In finding a celebrant we didn't think we would find a friend.

Thank you Michelle.x


What Michelle says...

Thank you so much Danie, Ben & Imara, it was a pleasure working with you all as we created the perfect day.
We can't wait to see your little family grow xx

Mo & Jamie

Mo

Otley Hall | July 2016

Where do I start...
Michelle is a highly professional, loving, bubbly, Happy soul.
We got married at Otley Hall, a beautiful venue.
Only We didn't want an average wedding, We wanted something fun, memorable and personal to us as a couple.
So we arranged to meet Michelle, discussed our ideas with her.
We told her we would like an Alice in Wonderland wedding.....
there was a long pause....
followed by....
"BRILLIANT"
A lot of personal touches went into the wedding, we as a couple had made most of the props and planned the decor and afternoon tea with an amazing Alice in wonderland wedding cake.
The ceremony was simply amazing.
We had personal vows, music played that meant so much to us.
A traditional hand tie ceremony, we jumped the broom, we wrote letters to one another and sealed them in a box with a bottle of wine, to be opened on our first anniversary.
In between all of this Michelle had made some beautiful words and verses along with personal touches. She just got us.
I thought I would crumble when my Dad was mentioned as I sadly lost him many years ago,but actually the opposite happened as Michele delivered a touching tribute to him and our relationship.
I can not recommend Michelle highly enough.
She is perfect for any ceremony, a perfect beacon of light that everyone will be drawn to.
She also has the most amazing wardrobe and colour matched our wedding with a gorgeous 1950's dress.
If you need a professional, happy, fun, inspirational celebrant then look no further, you've found her.

Sammi & Lee

Sammi

Mayland | July 2017

When we first decided to get married, we looked in the 'normal' venues and ceremonies as we had no idea how to go about organising a wedding. We luckily was offered the opportunity to get married in the parent in laws garden, so the next step was to find someone to do the ceremony. We started with good old google search, and came across a few celebrants. At this point we weren't completely sure what a celebrant was and what they did, after reading through Michelle's website, it was all very clear. I emailed Michelle that evening and had a reply in minutes!
After meeting a few times with Michelle and her husband Kevin (Head over Heels photography) we knew we had made the best decision for our big day.
The day went so well, and we have to thank Michelle and Kevin for this. They made the day perfect, Michelle went above and beyond with her help. We honestly can not thank you both enough, and we would highly recommend Michelle for any celebration.

Thank you

Carly Barker

Museum of East Anglian Life | August 2017

Michelle took the time to get to know us both and the end result was the ceremony of our dreams. It was creative, heartfelt, fun, meaningful and truly reflected us as a couple. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and our guests (even some of the most conventional ones!) commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended. Thanks to Michelle, we now have the BEST memories of our wedding ceremony to treasure for a lifetime. I would recommend Michelle to anyone.
As the bride-to-be, I pretty much fell in love with Michelle the moment she opened her door and welcomed us with the warmest hello and a cracking cup of tea! My husband and I both knew that Michelle would deliver what we were both looking for – a fun, interesting and meaningful ceremony which reflected my (the bride’s) spiritual beliefs and more importantly; mine and my husband’s love for each other.

Thank you

Georgina Grant

Gaynes Park | March 2017

It was such a wonderful day and you were fantastic, you really made the ceremony special and encapsulated exactly what we both wanted. Our friends and family loved the ceremony and thought you were brilliant.
Thank you so much, it would not have been the same without you and thanks for helping run around doing bits before it started!!!


A Rockin Wedding day

Nicola Barnes

Danbury Park, Essex | July 0017

We’d just like to say thank you for making our day so special & unique. Everybody who attended said they’d never enjoyed a wedding so much before. It was everything we wished for and more. We are eternally grateful to you for making it all happen so brilliantly! We will highly recommend you to anyone who needs a rockin ceremony! :)


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Why Choose Michelle

Choosing a celebrant is all about finding the right match, the person that can truly reflect you as a couple and as a family.
If you like something a little bit quirky, and someone who will embrace your style and enthusiasm then look no further!
I take the time to listen to you as we create your perfect ceremony. You are fully involved throughout the writing and editing process.
I hope that I am the right celebrant for you. Lets create something magical together.

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