I travel Nationally
Second marriages and Symbolic ceremonies - (Sand, Unity Candle, Symbolic flowers etc)
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
Cookridge Hall | June 2019
We were really excited to be working with you and we were so glad that understood our vibe.
Thank you so much for yesterday, Helen! Everyone commented on how great you were and it was so nice not to worry about being in the state I was in!
This poor bride was so poorly on the morning of her wedding day.
However, I managed to send her photo's of her venue and how beautiful it was looking and reassured her that we were all there for her and her hubby and cheering them on.
She did wonderfully well and looked stunning- nobody would ever have known!
Lawnswood Crematorium and Cemetery | October 2019
Review from a friend of the family:
Helen was perfect to preside over a good friend’s father’s non-religious funeral this week.
She liaised with the family in advance to help write a beautiful eulogy along with structuring the event from start to finish.
Helen’s delivery was calm, sensitive and suitably humorous when required.
I would highly recommend Helen as the Elegant Celebrant for any occasion.
Louise (daughter -in-law) said:
We just wanted to send a huge thankyou for looking after everything so wonderfully on Thursday.
We could not have asked for anything better for P.
The words you wrote were perfect and really did sum up his life as well as reminding us all of his sense of humour.
P. was keen that the day should be a celebration, and it truly was.
Thank you from all of us. x
It was a privilege and a pleasure to hear all of your wonderful memories about this wonderful gentleman and to celebrate his love of life and family. Your anecdotes and contributions were invaluable. x
Primrose Hill Club | October 2019
I just wanted to say thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony. Everyone has said how much they loved it and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
It was perfect for us.
Thank you for making it our gift of love.
The new Mrs and Mrs H x
Totally joyful and joy-filled! I loved this couple - their vows moved me to tears. I am so happy that they found each other again later in life.
family garden | August 2019
Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful service for our 40th renewal of vows. We all had a wonderful and special day.” (John )
This was such a beautiful , intimate and meaningful ceremony - an honour to have met this couple, written and conducted this celebration marking a 40 year love story which has influenced and inspired their entire family and many friends.
Thorpe Park Hotel, Leeds | August 2019
Helen - thank you so much for your lovely, moving ceremony.
All of our guests were blown away by it. Fabulous!
Thank you so much for making Joe and Uyen’s day so special and perfect. It meant so much to me that you were able to conduct the ceremony.
Everyone has said how special and beautiful the ceremony was.
You delivered it with such skill, involving everyone in what was a joyous occasion.
Without exception, our guests loved the ceremony- so personal, beautiful and extremely elegant!
You know how extra special this ceremony was for me - what a remarkable love story for a remarkable couple.x
Heywood in Greater Manchester | July 2019
“Thank you for coming to meet us last night – sorry of we kept you longer than normal. (never a problem – I loved meeting you!)
We think you are wonderful and so professional – we are so pleased to have found you.
We can’t wait for the day now!”
After receiving their first draft:
Thank you so much for the first draft of our ceremony. We have read it and we cried and laughed – it is wonderful!
Thank you so much on behalf of us both – we loved every minute of it and you were amazing!
Fabulous ceremony for my best friend’s wedding – informative, humorous and moving all rolled into one. One of the best ceremonies I have ever attended.
Honestly Jane and Dean - yours was a wedding like no other which will live long and happily in my memory.
Thank YOU x
Ballroom at their home | May 0019
We had Helen as our celebrant for our wedding a couple of weeks ago. She made it absolutely perfect.
When we met last year, Helen asked us all about how we met and learnt our story. She then used this to make the ceremony really personal, which was perfect for our intimate wedding.
All our guests commented on how lovely she was. She also brought her husband on the day who took photos all day and actually captured some of our most precious moments.
We both can’t recommend Helen enough!
Thank you once again!
The stunning garden of the family home going back 3 generations | July 2018
Bride and Groom:
“We just wanted to say what an amazing job you did with our wedding ceremony. It could not have been better and we had a lot of compliments on your calm manner, the content and the whole experience”.
The Bride’s Grandfather:
“I appreciated the dignity, reverence and totally unique ceremony which perfectly represented the happy couple”.
It was such a happy, happy celebration and I loved every minute of being with you and your lovely family and friends. x
The garden of their family home | July 2018
“Helen recently conducted a naming ceremony for our baby daughter. As non-religious parents, we wanted all the sense of ceremony and importance of a more traditional christening, but obviously without the religious messages. Helen delivered the most wonderful service in our garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late July. It was exactly what we were hoping it would be! Helen had met with us and spoken to us several times before the occasion in order to put together an order of service and ‘vibe’ we were happy with. The result was an incredibly personal, thoughtful, happy and beautiful service. We can’t thank Helen enough for all her hard work in planning the event to welcome our little girl into the world. It was such a special event, and all our friends and family commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was. In the few weeks we have known Helen in the time leading up to the service, her warmth and general loveliness made the whole process of planning very easy and enjoyable. The service itself felt like it was being delivered by one of our own family: that’s how skilled Helen is as a celebrant. We can’t speak highly enough of Helen, and we will be recommending her services to our friends and family for many years to come.
Thank you, Helen, for providing us with a beautiful service that we will cherish forever (at least until we book you for the next one”.
“I want to tell you about a wonderful day yesterday- my son is still emotional about it, as am I. The naming ceremony was conducted by the most AMAZING celebrant who completely made the day. What a lady. It was so emotional for us all. My sister cried all the way through and I had something in my eye making it water…not sure what it was!!! She even bought the sunshine......as I’ve heard she always does.
I will never forget this most uplifting celebration with your beautiful family. x
Manor House in Lindley | January 2019
We wanted to say thank you very much for conducting our wedding at the Manor House. From the moment we got engaged we knew we wanted a small personal wedding with our families. When we approached you to discuss this you listened to everything that was important to us and incorporated all these personal elements into a bespoke service. We were given the opportunity to review the service at each stage of writing and the ceremony folder was excellent in helping guide us through as well as offering us a selection of poem’s if we wanted to use them.
For us a celebrant was the perfect choice as we were able to have the time of our choice for the wedding with so much more flexibility.
Everything about our day was special and you played a large part.
We cannot speak more highly of your professionalism and would recommend the Elegant Celebrant to everyone.
Ali and Ian
It was an honour and a pleasure and thank you for Ian's added words:
Thank you so so much – you were totally WONDEFUL. We will never forget today. Your ceremony was the most beautiful thing ever. I had tears in my eyes. Thank you so much.
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I have passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!
I have a sunny and cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.
I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.
What a privilege and joy!
As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!
My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable, at ease and in "safe hands" .
I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be "at your service"! x