Piers Lane

Reviews (17)

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Areas Covered

West Yorkshire

Cumbria

North Yorkshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

As well as creating and leading your ceremony, I can be your Wedding Day Manager. You plan, I manage.

Spoken Languages

English, French (getting better by the day!)

Special Offers

Special Offers

10% off bookings in December 2018

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Piers Lane

Reviews (17) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Looking for a wedding which is:
• a friendly, fun and relaxed occasion?
• full of meaning, emotion & memories?
• unique to you?
then give me a call. This is what I do!

I’ve created hundreds of bespoke occasions for couples who value the ceremony as much as the whole wedding day, and who want to know they are in the capable, experienced, but relaxed hands of a professional.

After three seasons of weddings in south-west France, where I’ve had the privilege of working at some incredible chateaux, woodlands, vineyards, hotels and private gardens, I’m back in Yorkshire (though still travelling internationally). I also create funerals, naming ceremonies and vow renewals.

My style is friendly and approachable but I'm also very organised. I ensure that all your guests feel included and am able to put people at ease right at the beginning of the ceremony. I have a wealth of creative ideas, meaning that every single ceremony is unique. As your Celebrant, I'll involve you in the creative process, and you'll feel a real sense of partnership as we develop your special day.

Worried about your wedding day? I also act as Wedding Day Coordinator for many couples, which means not only making announcements, but overseeing the smooth running of a wedding day. This service gives real peace of mind to you as a couple, and I can work in tandem with a planner, or on my own if you are doing a DIY wedding day. You make the plans and I'll make sure they happen.
I'd love to meet you and hear your story. Let's talk!

CEREMONY STYLE

The ceremonies I create and lead are noted for their combination of traditional and contemporary elements, with original words created for a totally bespoke occasion. I'm delighted when we develop a ceremony to reflect aspects of your background and tradition.

I take ancient rituals such as handfasting and candle lighting and creatively develop them into new and original ideas. And I'll encourage you to explore ways of developing rituals that are totally and uniquely you. One couple, for example, planted a lemon tree so that every time they have a gin and tonic and use one of their own lemons, they'll be reminded of their wedding day! This summer one couple are blending two types of rum to symbolise the coming together of two individual spirits, whilst another are planning to deliver their rings across a lake by remote control hovercraft (what could possibly go wrong?!) There's no end to the creativity I can help you bring to your wedding ceremony.

And the location is important too - I love exploring different layouts for a wedding from a traditional forward facing ceremony to one in the round, and have even created a two-path labyrinth for a ceremony.

In short, there are no rules, only possibilities.
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Reviews

Beyond my wildest dreams

Kara & Eric

Wedding at

Hotel Lalique, Bordeaux | October 2018

Piers certainly pulled together an elopement ceremony beyond my wildest dreams. I was so impressed with the attention to detail and his intuitive... Read review.

Such meaningful words

Carole

Funeral at

Angouleme, France | November 2018

A very thoughtful service, delivered with such meaningful words. Very apt for our friend who fought such a brave fight. Would highly recommend Pi... Read review.

Relaxed, fun vibe...memorable

Ashley & Siobhan

at

The West Mill in Darley Abbey | December 2018

When we decided on The West Mill in Darley Abbey as our venue, we had originally thought we would use the local registrar to conduct our ceremony... Read review.

An amazing ceremony...

Abi & Tom

Wedding at

Fumel, France | April 2019

I have been to UK weddings before where it is clear that the celebrant has only just met the couple or only exchanged a few messages. When we wer... Read review.

The guests loved him...

Vicki and Dan

Wedding at

La Charronniere | September 2018

Piers helped us create a ceremony that was personal to us. We so appreciated his input and support throughout the planning process. The guests lo... Read review.

Full of laughter and fun

Lynnsey & James

Wedding at

Chateau Courcelles le Roy | September 2018

Piers is an absolute gent and we would highly recommend to hire him for your wedding day. He made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. It was int... Read review.

The perfect mix...

Sarah & Brett

Wedding at

Chateau Sentout | September 2018

Our guests were dumbfounded that we were able to find someone that was such a perfect fit for our group and setting. Piers provided the perfect m... Read review.

He did a fantastic job...

Rob & Sophie

Wedding at

Chateau La Durantie | June 2019

Piers was our celebrant and MC at Chateau la Durantie last week. He did a fantastic job. He made the day run smoothly and made a real effort befo... Read review.

We can't thank you enough...

Gemma and Sam

Wedding at

Manoir de la Foulquetiere | May 2019

Piers, we can't thank you enough for the wonderful, meaningful and personal ceremony you delivered on our wedding day. Many of our friends and fa... Read review.

Calming and professional...

Noreen McWalter

Wedding at

Chateau lá Caniere | June 2019

Piers was Celebrant for my daughter's wedding recently. He was so so amazing. So pleasant and such a calming professional manner. Piers has the a... Read review.

He went above and beyond...

Sarah & Haitham

Wedding at

Chateau lá Caniere | June 2019

Where to start! We got married on the 7th of June in Chateau lá Caniere. Piers came onboard about 3 weeks before our wedding not only as our cele... Read review.

Katie & Maciek

Katie Gregson

Wedding at

South of France | June 2017

We'd love to say a huge thank you to Piers for marrying us in France on 24th June 2017. It was such a perfect day and Piers made sure that everyt... Read review.

Michaela and James

Michaela

at

Lucay Le Male, France | July 2017

We were lucky enough to have Piers conduct our wedding ceremony in France, held on 22nd July 2017. From the initial contact through to the weddin... Read review.

Heleen & Charlie

Heleen Garner

Wedding at

Domaine D'essendieras, France | June 2018

Aaahhh where do we start! Piers is simply a natural! We had so many comments about the way he conducted the ceremony, his voice, the words, the w... Read review.

Rion & Stephen

Rion Gray

Wedding at

Lizant, France | July 2018

We cannot thank Piers enough for conducting our wedding ceremony. Piers really went above and beyond to make sure our day went perfectly. We feel... Read review.

Fran & Hywel

Fran O'Neill

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La Métairie du Chateau, Montmaurin, France | October 2017

Choosing a celebrant was really important for us. With the French custom of getting legally married at the town hall, which we kept very small, w... Read review.

Siobhan and Marko

Siobhan Richards

Wedding at

Chateau St Julien, France | August 2018

Piers was the most incredible celebrant on our wedding day. From the moment we first made contact with Piers we knew he was the perfect celebrant... Read review.

Beyond my wildest dreams

Kara & Eric

Hotel Lalique, Bordeaux | October 2018

Piers certainly pulled together an elopement ceremony beyond my wildest dreams. I was so impressed with the attention to detail and his intuitive ability to create something very personal for both of us. With such short notice, he certainly rose to the occasion. We regard him very highly and if we were to do it again we wouldn't change a thing (except maybe invite a few guests). Piers feels like family now!

Such meaningful words

Carole

Angouleme, France | November 2018

A very thoughtful service, delivered with such meaningful words. Very apt for our friend who fought such a brave fight. Would highly recommend Piers Lane . A*

Relaxed, fun vibe...memorable

Ashley & Siobhan

The West Mill in Darley Abbey | December 2018

When we decided on The West Mill in Darley Abbey as our venue, we had originally thought we would use the local registrar to conduct our ceremony. We are so glad looking back that we revised this decision. After attending a friend’s wedding who had chosen this option, we had our eyes open to how unpersonal it was. Luckily, we came across Piers shortly afterwards who was able to help us design the exact experience that we wanted for our special day. Piers’s ability to connect and engage with everybody there really made all the difference to ensure that we got the relaxed, fun vibe that we had been wanting while still ensuring it was a memorable sentimental occasion. We had 10 bridesmaids and he managed to remember them all by name! When so much time, effort and money goes into planning a wedding I think this part is often over looked even though to us it really was the most important part of the whole day.

An amazing ceremony...

Abi & Tom

Fumel, France | April 2019

I have been to UK weddings before where it is clear that the celebrant has only just met the couple or only exchanged a few messages. When we were therefore planning our wedding abroad I had assumed our contact would be even less. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only did Piers perform an amazing ceremony that had our guests crying and laughing (purposely!) at the right time - but we were supported throughout our whole planning process and Piers’ help did not stop at only the ceremony. I think this is probably what stands Piers above the rest. Piers’ clear aim is to make sure each couple have the best day and will support in any way he can - not to mention the brilliant ceremony that allowed us to incorporate both traditional elements and parts that were personal and important to us. I honestly couldn’t recommend Piers enough - he makes everyone feel and ease and has a great natural presence with an excellent sense of humour!

The guests loved him...

Vicki and Dan

La Charronniere | September 2018

Piers helped us create a ceremony that was personal to us. We so appreciated his input and support throughout the planning process. The guests loved him as much as we did and they still remark about him now! Can't wait for a vow renewal! Thankyou Piers!

Full of laughter and fun

Lynnsey & James

Chateau Courcelles le Roy | September 2018

Piers is an absolute gent and we would highly recommend to hire him for your wedding day. He made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. It was intimate, full of laughter, fun, and he added so many lovely touches that we would never have thought of only for his expertise. He stayed on as our master of ceremonies and lived up to his title. Every one of our guests loved him and raves about him. Thank you for making our day so special Piers, it would not have been the same without you! Much love, Lynnsey & James xx

The perfect mix...

Sarah & Brett

Chateau Sentout | September 2018

Our guests were dumbfounded that we were able to find someone that was such a perfect fit for our group and setting. Piers provided the perfect mix of humor, sincerity and depth throughout the ceremony, and enabled us to have an incredibly intimate and memorable experience.

He did a fantastic job...

Rob & Sophie

Chateau La Durantie | June 2019

Piers was our celebrant and MC at Chateau la Durantie last week. He did a fantastic job. He made the day run smoothly and made a real effort before and during the day to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted and he knew all the wedding party well. He was funny, charismatic and kept us all calm. The ceremony was fun, interactive but also very romantic. Many of our guests commented about how friendly and personable Piers was throughout the day. I would highly recommend Piers as celebrant and MC.

We can't thank you enough...

Gemma and Sam

Manoir de la Foulquetiere | May 2019

Piers, we can't thank you enough for the wonderful, meaningful and personal ceremony you delivered on our wedding day. Many of our friends and family commented on how entertaining you were as well as thoughtful in everything you said.
During the lead up to the wedding you made everything so easy and we were always so happy after one of our chats with you. You made the whole process so exciting and stress-free. Thank you so much!!

Calming and professional...

Noreen McWalter

Chateau lá Caniere | June 2019

Piers was Celebrant for my daughter's wedding recently. He was so so amazing. So pleasant and such a calming professional manner. Piers has the ability to bring calm to the stories of situations!! He co_ordinated everything so seamlessly. Nothing was too much to ask. As the bride's parents we highly recommend Piers

He went above and beyond...

Sarah & Haitham

Chateau lá Caniere | June 2019

Where to start! We got married on the 7th of June in Chateau lá Caniere. Piers came onboard about 3 weeks before our wedding not only as our celebrant for the day but also also as our master of ceremony and wedding day coordinator. He was an absolute gem, our wedding day simply wouldn't have happened without him! He kept us updated every step of the way, pulled together a last minute ceremony that had every one in tears and laughing at all the right moments. And because he hadn't shared the full wedding script with us it was so special for me and Haitham to listen to his words.
We had planned an outdoor wedding but unfortunately last minute the weather let us down. But Piers was there to rescue the day! Our guests commented throughout the weekend that he was such a lovely person, so friendly and all round just amazing. He was even chipping in at the pre wedding event showing everyone where to go. He went above and beyond.
He was calm and professional when talking to me on the morning of the wedding and he really made us feel at ease even with the last minute movement indoors. Having him there as the wedding coordinator really allowed me and Haitham to relax and enjoy the morning of the wedding with our wedding party.
He will forever be a huge part of wedding day and memories made for a lifetime!
I really could not reccommend having him there on your wedding day or any event really! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Piers, hopefully we will meet again!
All the best lots of love The Mclays! Xxxx

Katie & Maciek

Katie Gregson

South of France | June 2017

We'd love to say a huge thank you to Piers for marrying us in France on 24th June 2017. It was such a perfect day and Piers made sure that everything went with only one hitch... ours!! Wedding planning can get stressful but it was really helpful to draw on Pier's experience in planning our wedding day which meant we were able to have a wedding that we really wanted filled with personal touches and surrounded by our friends and family. We felt encouraged and guided in this process from beginning to end and we would thoroughly recommend his services. Piers is a calm, kind, experienced, trustworthy and an all round lovely person and having someone like that involved in your most special day is all you need to make it amazing! You'll be in very good hands!!

Katie & Maciek

Michaela and James

Michaela

Lucay Le Male, France | July 2017

We were lucky enough to have Piers conduct our wedding ceremony in France, held on 22nd July 2017. From the initial contact through to the wedding day, Piers was so helpful and spent many sessions with us over Skype and in person to ensure our ceremony was personal and exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, Piers went over and beyond what was required and was on hand early in the morning to help coordinate the day, timings and even acted as a master of ceremony when we needed one! His warm and friendly manner was noticed by all of our guests and it really does feel like we have known Piers for years (not 6 months!). Thank you again for making our day so special!

Michaela and James x

Heleen & Charlie

Heleen Garner

Domaine D'essendieras, France | June 2018

Aaahhh where do we start! Piers is simply a natural! We had so many comments about the way he conducted the ceremony, his voice, the words, the way he made us stand so all could see, the little things really did contribute to our special day.
From the get go we built a great rapport, regular FaceTimes and quick response to all my OTT naggy bride to be questions, really helped put my mind at ease and I knew I could trust Piers.
You always listened and gave suggestions as to what would make a great ceremony, one to fit in with the characters we are.
Piers came to see both myself and Husband to be on the morning of the wedding to run through any last minute changes/questions which was a lovely touch.
Piers, you are wonderful! Can't thank you enough for being you and for making our ceremony as special as it was. Will miss the emails!! Xxxxxxxx

Rion & Stephen

Rion Gray

Lizant, France | July 2018

We cannot thank Piers enough for conducting our wedding ceremony. Piers really went above and beyond to make sure our day went perfectly. We feel as though we have gained a friend and were able to completely put our trust in Piers to create the perfect day for us - our guests also spoke very highly of the way Piers conducted the ceremony on the day. Words honestly cannot convey what a fantastic job Piers does. If you want a genuinely warm, welcoming celebrant you won’t go wrong with Piers. Thank you again, Mr & Mrs Thornhill xx

Fran & Hywel

Fran O'Neill

La Métairie du Chateau, Montmaurin, France | October 2017

Choosing a celebrant was really important for us. With the French custom of getting legally married at the town hall, which we kept very small, we really wanted the ceremony in front of all our guest to be the highlight of the weekend and Piers did not disappoint.



In reviewing celebrants we realised we needed someone who was able to understand what we were about and what we really wanted to get out of our ceremony. We were looking for someone with a similar sense of humour and a real appreciation that the event is all about laughter and having fun. When we got in touch with Piers we instantly knew we’d found the right person for the job. He knew exactly how to bring the ideas out of us and take the scarily blank canvass of the French ceremony and put a real Jones/O’Neill stamp on it.



It is fair to say we weren’t the easiest of Piers clients. With our head in the clouds, some of the finer details of the ceremony we not coming together as planned, so Piers knowing what was important to us rallied the ushers into action removing the last minute worries that could easily have stressed us out. For us, we had been writing our bilingual vows late into the night, giving Piers no chance of knowing what we’d be saying to each other. Nevertheless the ceremony came together better than we could ever have imagined. The success was in no small part due to Piers’ ability to adlib, maintaining the flows of emotion and tying together the messages in our readings with the words in our vows while distracting the congregation from the chaos of ushers forgetting their roles.



It is so easy to think that you could get a charismatic uncle or a confident friend to run the ceremony as it would be a huge cost saving, but don’t. It would be the biggest mistake you make in your wedding planning and leave you only with regrets. The very fact that you start with a blank canvass in France, no official formalities and legal obligations made the need for a good celebrant even more important. The time and effort put in upfront to get exactly what you both want from the event pays for itself but in addition you get someone who is calm, organised and able to keep you relaxed on the day. If I were to plan my wedding again, the celebrant would be the first person I booked.

Siobhan and Marko

Siobhan Richards

Chateau St Julien, France | August 2018

Piers was the most incredible celebrant on our wedding day. From the moment we first made contact with Piers we knew he was the perfect celebrant as we felt like we connected with him instantly and more importantly we felt like we could relax and be ourselves with him. Piers was so helpful, organized and supportive in the lead up to our wedding and ensured that our ceremony was perfect, unique and represented us as a couple. He always made himself available for any questions or concerns and wrote the most beautiful vows which we used on our wedding day. On the day Piers served as our celebrant and Master of Ceremonies. He was professional, organized and always one step ahead. Our ceremony was more beautiful than we could have imagined and every word spoken throughout was true to us and to our hearts. We had so many guests come up to us and tell us how incredible Piers was. He energized our guests, inviting them to participate in the ceremony; and he made everyone laugh and cry with his charismatic nature and genuine, heartfelt tone. Every moment of our day was so organized and our guests always knew where to be and when thanks to Piers’ timely announcements and organization as Master of Ceremonies. We cannot recommend Piers enough and are SO thankful he was available on our big day. We cannot imagine the day without him. Thank you Piers, you are so talented and made all the difference on our wedding day! We are so grateful!

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