Rachael Meyer

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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant does not cater for Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

North Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

Tyne and Wear

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Relaxed, personal ceremonies

Affiliations

Humanists UK

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

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Prices from £500
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Rachael Meyer

Reviews (2) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Hello! I'm a humanist wedding celebrant, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I specialise in writing and delivering highly personalised, non-religious, relaxed, story-based wedding ceremonies for couples across Harrogate, Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Dales.

I bring ideas. You control the style. It's your big day. No two ceremonies are the same as no two couples are the same! You can stay traditional or be completely off the wall with creativity! Whatever style you choose, I can promise you an engaging, moving and incredibly personal ceremony that you and your guests will love! When we meet over coffee, I get to know you both a little and you get to know me a little. We have some fun laying down the foundations of a ceremony that is really "you"!

With all our ideas merged, and with the help of copious notes I will take, I can create a script that includes your own meaningful vows, symbolic acts, readings, music, your love story and quite frankly anything else you want in there! It'll be so bespoke that your guests will believe we've known each other for ages!

Your wedding can be as formal or casual as you like. I can do both! My style is smiley and chilled but very professional. So whether you choose to hold your ceremony in a field, in your favourite pub, in a woodland glade, in a village hall, in a castle or in a top notch hotel, you can rest easy that everything will be perfect! I only deliver one ceremony on a day, so I can be entirely flexible with timings. I believe your wedding ceremony should be the beating heart of your day - beautiful and memorable, with elements of humour, tears of joy and above all - totally stress free. The whole humanist ceremony experience will be as far from a civil ceremony as you can imagine!

Although you don't have to be a humanist to have a humanist wedding, couples choosing a humanist ceremony often resonate with the ethical, celebratory, caring and non religious philosophy on life that humanists have. Like all humanist weddings, my ceremonies are inclusive, heartfelt, emotional and fun. They are designed for everyone to enjoy - whatever your culture, religion, race, gender or sexual orientation - and they're a wonderful, warm way to mark and celebrate one of the most important days in your lives.

With a background in PR, photography, video production and corporate event management, I love writing and delivering wedding ceremonies - nothing phases me, and in fact I have been known to rise to the challenge of delivering a completely bespoke ceremony with 24 hours notice! (long story).

I am a huge music fan, and have put together a Spotify playlist of over a hundred songs and tunes that you can use for inspiration. I also have a mains and battery powered, fantastic, portable PA system with mics that is available for a very small charge, (eg for outdoor weddings with over 70 guests/in a field/in the woods or in a festival type setting.


"So many people commented on how lovely the ceremony was and said that it was so personal, it was as if you had known us a long time. Thanks for creating a perfect ceremony for us" - LAURA and ALEX

CEREMONY STYLE

I offer relaxed indoor and outdoor ceremonies that include traditional aspects as well as new ideas, a range of emotions including humour, fabulous symbolic acts, your love story and your own personal, meaningful vows. We work together, and once I have written the script, you have total editorial control of your story, your vows and readings, your symbolic act, your music and anything else you would like me to include.
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First class experience

Victoria Lawless

Wedding at

Leeds | March 2019

We choose Rachael to host our humanist wedding couldn't have make a better decision. After the legal ceremony our 40 strong wedding party retired... Read review.

Probably the best celebrant!

Kevin Lawless

Wedding at

Leeds | March 2019

As guests at a wedding a couple of years ago we first experienced the delight a humanist ceremony brings to everyone present.

So, in recently ... Read review.

First class experience

Victoria Lawless

Leeds | March 2019

We choose Rachael to host our humanist wedding couldn't have make a better decision. After the legal ceremony our 40 strong wedding party retired to a pub in for the reception. We decided to hold the humanist ceremony after the evening guests had arrived. Racheal did such a good job of telling our story! She's a lovely person that makes you feel completely as ease and the speech that she created was warm, funny and very romantic. The experience was really enjoyable. Meeting Rachael and being interviewed was like meeting an old friend and she made it really fun. We had plenty of time to review the words without pressure but Rachael made sure we were on track with timings. When planning we met Rachael at the venue and as she has a background in events she was able to liaise with the venue on the finer details to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Rachael and her husband also did our photography, this made the whole process really convenient, it limited the amount of different suppliers we had to deal with, and they had a really good understanding of how we wanted the day to work. The ceremony itself was a real treat. We had kept it a secret from our guests so to see a sea of faces smiling as Rachael spoke was lovely. We have had so many fantastic responses about the evening, the evening guests really felt they had played a part in our day as many were mentioned in the ceremony. I also appreciated receiving the folder with all of the ceremony detail in afterwards. It is a really lovely touch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rachael, she did such a sterling job and made the planning much more enjoyable too!

Probably the best celebrant!

Kevin Lawless

Leeds | March 2019

As guests at a wedding a couple of years ago we first experienced the delight a humanist ceremony brings to everyone present.

So, in recently planning our own wedding, a humanist ceremony was something we wanted. Looking around you’ll find a sea of sameness, in a good way!

Then we found Rachael, meeting up was easy and the process a breeze. What mattered most to us was the balance of love and fun Racheal created for us. Reading the draft ceremony, which was a pitch perfect mix of emotion and laugh out loud, instantly put us at ease and also meant hardly any extra effort for us.

Rachael’s advantage in this field is her writing background, she is a gifted story writer and teller, this is most important part of a humanist ceremony. Of course, on our big day, Rachael also deliverd it all with aplomb.

5 stars doesn’t cover it, don’t hesitate in speaking with Rachael.


P.S. as if that wasn’t wonderful enough, Rachael (well, husband Simon mostly) can multi-task, their other business is professional photography. Our photos are glorious, worth every penny!

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Why Choose Rachael

I am very easy to get on with, and love getting to know my couples so that I can deliver the ceremony of their dreams! My husband and I are also professional photographers, so I can offer photography and ceremony packages.

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