Sue Dowell

Sue Dowell Celebrancy

Reviews (16)

 Dowell
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Areas Covered

Derbyshire

London

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Fully personalised ceremonies to incorporate whatever elements are important to you.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Independent Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

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Prices from Prices on Request
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Sue Dowell

Sue Dowell Celebrancy

Reviews (16) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Finding the right person to help create your special ceremony is hugely important, and I understand that your confidence and trust in my ability to write, create, and deliver your ceremony on the day is vital. I've worked with hundreds of people over the past 7 years to create very personal services and ceremonies, each one unique, and I take great pride in creating a very warm, friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

I love the creative process of working with people to find out what they really want out of a ceremony, taking those ideas and mental pictures, and turning them into a truly personal service. Whether it’s to celebrate a new life or the lifelong commitment of a couple to each other, welcoming a new life into the family or to say a final goodbye to someone special who has died, it is a great privilege to be part of peoples’ lives at such key moments and to make a positive difference to them, even in a small way.

An experienced Celebrant and membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants since 2012, I can create whatever kind of ceremony you want. It can be as traditional or unusual as you wish and there are no restrictions on incorporating religious or spiritual elements to suit your beliefs.

If you think that a bespoke, personalised ceremony created by a Professional Celebrant could be right for you, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer any questions that you
may have.

CEREMONY STYLE

It is so important that you find someone who you trust and feel a connection with to work with to create the ceremony or service for you that you really want. This will most probably be new territory for you and you may not know exactly what it is that you do want, but as an experienced Celebrant with years of working with so many different people, I can suggest lots of different ways that you can make your ceremony unique to you. Ultimately what goes into your ceremony is your decision, but it does help to have a guiding hand from someone who knows what will work well and can create a ceremony that flows well. At the end of the day, you want your ceremony to be memorable for all the right reasons!

I always say to people - have a chat with someone on the phone before you make any decisions. And with Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp calls available so easily for free these days, it's so easy to have an initial 'meeting' to get a feel for whether someone is the right fit for you.

I'm always happy to have an informal chat and answer any questions you may have, so please do get in touch if you think I might be the right person to work with to create your ceremony or service for you.
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Reviews

I just wanted to say thank...

Ben - guest at the wedding of Fliss & Mark

Wedding at

Tithe Barn, Old Ditcham, Hampshire | September 2018

I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful ceremony you wrote for Fliss & Mark: the quotations you shared and your own messages about marri... Read review.

We just wanted to express...

Alice & Gallin

Wedding at

Osmaston Park, Derbyshire | September 2018

We just wanted to express our thanks to you for such a beautiful, lovely and wonderful wedding ceremony you performed for us on 7 September. We h... Read review.

We both just wanted to send...

Kat & Mike

Wedding at

Horsleygate Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire | July 2018

We both just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you so much! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have asked for it t... Read review.

So many of our guests...

Eve & John

Wedding at

Wedding ceremony in the garden at home, Ashbourne, Derbyshire | June 2018

So many of our guests commented on what a lovely service it was and how unlike any other they had been to. They mentioned how personal it was and... Read review.

The perfect wedding...

Julie & Johnny

Wedding at

Birdsgrove House, Ashbourne, Derbyshire | September 2017

We were looking for something personal, something that reflected what our marriage meant to us and didn’t want a formal approach or a reading of ... Read review.

Thank you so much...

Kirrily & Paul

Wedding at

Lowfield Farm, Middleton-by Youlgrave, Derbyshire | September 2017

Thank you so much for leading our wedding ceremony. We really appreciated all your efforts from working with us to get the ceremony just right, t... Read review.

We loved every second...

Harriet and Toby

Wedding at

Wedding ceremony in the garden at home, Sudbury, Derbyshire | June 2017

We loved every second of the day. It couldn't of been any more perfect! Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special and personal. Read review.

We just want to say...

Jess and Chris

Wedding at

Horsleygate Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire | June 2017

We just want to say the biggest thank you ever for being part of our day, for putting us at ease and helping to create the most perfect, personal... Read review.

Thank you so, so much...

Jessica & Adam

Wedding at

Wedding ceremony at a private home, Rowsley, Derbyshire | September 2016

Thank you so, so much. How you managed to come up with the most perfect service in such a short time I will never know. We wouldn't have changed ... Read review.

Thank you for really making...

Caroline & Tim

Wedding at

Little Longstone Chapel, Derbyshire | May 0016

Thank you for really making our day so special. We had lots of comments about how personal the ceremony was and how perfectly suited it was to us... Read review.

Thank you so much...

Rebecca & Mike

Wedding at

Bear Inn & Hotel, Alderwasley, Derbyshire | May 2016

Thank you so much for all your work, it was a really lovely service and we got many compliments on our vows – people were surprised that we hadn'... Read review.

Thank you so much...

Leanne & Del

Wedding at

The Swan, Shakespeare's Globe, London SW1 | December 2015

Thank you so much for an amazing ceremony. So many people commented on how special and personal it was to us and we have to thank you hugely for ... Read review.

Thank you so much...

Mindy & Peter

Wedding at

Amadeus, Little Venice, London W9 | September 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful ceremony. It was perfect, and perfect in a way we never imagined. It was formal, intimate, moving, funny an... Read review.

Thank you for all the work...

Izy & Nick

at

Amadeus, Little Venice, London W9 | May 2015

Thank you for all the work you put into writing our wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with you, everyone thought we must have known you... Read review.

We loved the ceremony...

Emma & Lynne

at

Devonshire Terrace, London EC2 | October 2014

We loved the ceremony that you wrote for us, and thank you for patience and for listening to what we wanted, and making it all so personal and me... Read review.

Thanks so much...

Claire & Will

Wedding at

Drayton Court Hotel, London W13 | May 2014

Thanks so much for helping us create such a personal wedding ceremony. The ceremony turned out even better than we hoped and everyone really enjo... Read review.

I just wanted to say thank...

Ben - guest at the wedding of Fliss & Mark

Tithe Barn, Old Ditcham, Hampshire | September 2018

I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful ceremony you wrote for Fliss & Mark: the quotations you shared and your own messages about marriage throughout the ceremony were so sincere and thought-provoking. To bring all of us together in that way and in celebration, despite our different beliefs, was pretty amazing. The inclusive language you chose was so perceptively in tune with what we all had in common - and was so clearly and skilfully considered. Many wedding services I have been to were not like that at all. What an amazing and inspirational thing to be doing for people! I’ll praise your name to the rafters for anyone I know thinking about a more personalised ceremony.

We just wanted to express...

Alice & Gallin

Osmaston Park, Derbyshire | September 2018

We just wanted to express our thanks to you for such a beautiful, lovely and wonderful wedding ceremony you performed for us on 7 September. We have received many comments from our guests on how personal and touching they thought the ceremony was. How well you talked about us both, our story and all the little personal touches within it. We could not have asked for a better ceremony or celebrant to conduct it for us, it really was memorable in every way. Thank you once again.

We both just wanted to send...

Kat & Mike

Horsleygate Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire | July 2018

We both just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you so much! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have asked for it to have gone better. After initially dreading standing up in front of people it is now the part of the day I hold dearest. It fitted our personalities and our day perfectly. You made us feel very comfortable and we had so many compliments on the ceremony.

So many of our guests...

Eve & John

Wedding ceremony in the garden at home, Ashbourne, Derbyshire | June 2018


So many of our guests commented on what a lovely service it was and how unlike any other they had been to. They mentioned how personal it was and just the right balance between being a formal ceremony whilst at the same time being so relaxed. We both had an absolutely amazing day and are so glad that we chose you to be our celebrant. Many thanks for everything.

The perfect wedding...

Julie & Johnny

Birdsgrove House, Ashbourne, Derbyshire | September 2017

We were looking for something personal, something that reflected what our marriage meant to us and didn’t want a formal approach or a reading of ‘just words’.  Our experience with Sue was just perfect.  She took time to get to know us both as a couple and individually, taking ‘our words’ and shaping them into a wonderful story.  We wanted our children to be involved in the day and Sue offered up some really creative ideas on how to involve them in the ceremony.  It meant so much to us to have our children play a role in our special day and offer ‘their words’.  In the preparation and build up to the day, Sue kept the process, and the effort on our side, simple.  We felt we were in safe hands and she took care of everything.  Our friends all commented on just how perfectly matched the ceremony was to us, and how wrapped up they felt in the story that was being told by Sue.  It was a surprise to us to receive all ‘those words’ in print from Sue after the ceremony – what a lovely way to look back on our day, the promises we made and the message we received.  Sue is a warm and welcoming individual, someone who immediately feels part of the family.  We can’t recommend her highly enough.  Mrs & Mrs John Boult.

Thank you so much...

Kirrily & Paul

Lowfield Farm, Middleton-by Youlgrave, Derbyshire | September 2017

Thank you so much for leading our wedding ceremony. We really appreciated all your efforts from working with us to get the ceremony just right, to all your advice on making it go well and working for everyone. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and so many people commented on how beautiful it was and just right for us. Thank you so much for everything.

We loved every second...

Harriet and Toby

Wedding ceremony in the garden at home, Sudbury, Derbyshire | June 2017

We loved every second of the day. It couldn't of been any more perfect! Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special and personal.

We just want to say...

Jess and Chris

Horsleygate Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire | June 2017

We just want to say the biggest thank you ever for being part of our day, for putting us at ease and helping to create the most perfect, personal and special ceremony! Everyone loved how well it fitted us and the whole day was just wonderful, so thank you for everything you did for us, we will remember it forever!

Thank you so, so much...

Jessica & Adam

Wedding ceremony at a private home, Rowsley, Derbyshire | September 2016

Thank you so, so much. How you managed to come up with the most perfect service in such a short time I will never know. We wouldn't have changed a single second of our day, it was perfect. Thank you.

Thank you for really making...

Caroline & Tim

Little Longstone Chapel, Derbyshire | May 0016

Thank you for really making our day so special. We had lots of comments about how personal the ceremony was and how perfectly suited it was to us. As well as everyone saying what a lovely person you are, we obviously agree with all their comments! You really helped us shape our wedding and we could tell you really understood us as a couple and put that into some special and memorable words on the day. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and are truly grateful for everything you did in the lead up to and on the day. Thank you!

Thank you so much...

Rebecca & Mike

Bear Inn & Hotel, Alderwasley, Derbyshire | May 2016

Thank you so much for all your work, it was a really lovely service and we got many compliments on our vows – people were surprised that we hadn't actually written them ourselves, they seemed so natural. Thank you for such a personal and moving ceremony.

Thank you so much...

Leanne & Del

The Swan, Shakespeare's Globe, London SW1 | December 2015

Thank you so much for an amazing ceremony. So many people commented on how special and personal it was to us and we have to thank you hugely for that. It was a magical day from beginning to end and thank you so, so much for helping to create a gorgeous atmosphere in a very special venue.

Thank you so much...

Mindy & Peter

Amadeus, Little Venice, London W9 | September 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful ceremony. It was perfect, and perfect in a way we never imagined. It was formal, intimate, moving, funny and created such a sense of warmth throughout the room. We received countless comments on how good our ceremony was from our guests, and is a period of the day that we will hold closely in our memory for years to come. We are both so grateful for all your time over the summer, your flexibility to our ideas and timing as the day drew near, and wish you all the very best. With all our love and thanks.

Thank you for all the work...

Izy & Nick

Amadeus, Little Venice, London W9 | May 2015

Thank you for all the work you put into writing our wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with you, everyone thought we must have known you for years! We had such a fantastic day and the ceremony was a perfect balance of fun, love and seriousness – and jokes! You’ve been so brilliant, thank you so much for everything.

We loved the ceremony...

Emma & Lynne

Devonshire Terrace, London EC2 | October 2014

We loved the ceremony that you wrote for us, and thank you for patience and for listening to what we wanted, and making it all so personal and meaningful to us. A special thank you for your help in writing our personal vows, we really wouldn’t have known where to start on our own! It was such an incredibly happy day for us both and for our families, and we thank you for everything that you did to create such a special ceremony at the heart of it.

Thanks so much...

Claire & Will

Drayton Court Hotel, London W13 | May 2014

Thanks so much for helping us create such a personal wedding ceremony. The ceremony turned out even better than we hoped and everyone really enjoyed it – I think the laughter and the tears demonstrated that. Many people welled up, including my mum, who wasn't expecting to! Thanks for everything on the day and in the run up.

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"Sue has an amazing way with people and is incredibly thoughtful and aware of the needs of others. Her creative, professional approach and attention to detail in writing individual ceremonies make her a huge asset to the Professional Celebrant profession, and anyone working with her will be very lucky to have her creating a special service for them."
Sue Pellow, Professional Celebrant, Eastbourne

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