It's hard to really know what a meaningful, personalised wedding ceremony can be and do until you have gone through the process.
They may share a similar format and ritual elements, but because individual human spirits are so unique and different - every single ceremony I have worked on has been totally distinct.
No two hand fastings are the same.
No two wedding ceremonies are the same.
Here is a collection of testimonials from couples I have worked with, describing the process and how they experienced it, and what it gave them. The case-study pages give you a more in-depth exploration of how different wedding ceremonies can materialise, and why they happened in the way that they did.
I love how the personalities of these people sparkle through - I hope you enjoy that too!
"Alex was fantastic from start to finish. From our first phone call we quickly felt completely at ease with handing over the direction of our ceremony to her. She was very inquisitive about our relationship and our story and was passionate about genuinely getting to know us as a couple rather than simply capturing material. The vows we developed with Alex were perfect. The advice she provided was priceless.
Her delivery on the day was great too. She was clear, engaging, authoritative and humorous. Many of our guests remarked on how well the ceremony was written and delivered. I'd definitely recommend Alex to anyone wanting a personalised ceremony.
Thanks again for helping to make our day so special.
~ JAMIE ~
"We knew Alex was probably the right person to marry us from reading her website and after speaking with her on Skype from Australia shortly after we got engaged, we knew for certain that she was the girl for the job!
My first impression of Alex was that she was warm, funny and passionate about doing a great job for us. She asked lots of great questions to ensure that she got the vibe right, made detailed notes on the progression of our relationship and retained an impressive amount of detail despite months between meetings! Alex's questions unexpectedly (but in an enjoyable way) got us to sit down, take a breather and explore important deep topics together that kept the reasons we were getting married at the forefront of our minds at the height of the 'wedmin' frenzy! She also helped us to write special, meaningful vows when we got stuck with putting into words the promises we wanted to make to one another. We both felt that the result was a well thought out, truthful, engaging and humorous ceremony which captured our time together and our hopes for the future perfectly.
On the day, Alex commanded everyone's attention with ease and delivered our ceremony perfectly. So many guests commented on how much they enjoyed how different it was to a normal wedding ceremony, whilst still feeling so special.
Whilst sadly humanist weddings are not legal yet, the ceremony held far more gravitas and importance compared to our legal ceremony which had taken place the day before. We will never forget it and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alex to anyone who is looking for a personal and special wedding ceremony that is a bit different! Thank you Alex!
~ NAOMI ~
"THANK YOU for everything you that did for us in the run up to the wedding and of course on the big day! We couldn’t have asked for a better time and are still on cloud nine!
You made the whole process so easy, relaxing and fun and we trusted that you would create a ceremony that was true to us as a couple and one that we would never forget - you totally achieved this. The effort you put in was amazing. I really did love the whole process and I have to say that everyone kept commenting to us throughout the day about how brilliant you were, and how very unique, fun and perfect the beach setting was and the ceremony as a whole - so from the bottom of our hearts thank you! We couldn't have asked for better and our guests loved you. We didn't realise till now how lucky we were to find you as our Celebrant!"
~ LISA & SIÔN ~
"Thank you once again for the amazing job you did of our wedding ceremony! Perfect doesn't begin to do it justice, and we can't imagine it having happened any other way.""
~ MATT & LAUREN ~
When we asked Alex to perform the ceremony for our woodland wedding we knew she would be entertaining and trusted that she would also be sincere and heartwarming. What we hadn't anticipated was the dedication and vision she brought to the role.
Alex initiated conversations in the months leading up to the wedding that drew out our thoughts, feelings and hopes. Her perceptiveness and natural empathy allowed her understand exactly what our wedding meant to us as a couple.
Coupled with her own creativity and invention, this meant she designed and expressed something that was perfectly pitched, engaging and heartfelt. From her words to her outfit to the music, she considered everything with detail and understanding. She wove together a narrative that, delivered with panache on the day itself, created an atmosphere of goodwill, openness and joy that carried our wedding party through till dawn.
We have no reservations in saying that in conducting our ceremony she gave us memories that we'll forever cherish."
~ OLIVIA & TOM ~
"If you want your wedding to be more about a joining of two people, as equals, a humanist ceremony is a powerful way to do so. As your celebrant, you could not ask for anyone more intuitive and professional than Alex.
Despite conducting all of our conversations via skype, Alex still managed to capture the tone of what we wanted from a ceremony of marriage. We felt like we were in capable hands, and she provided much insight and experience into things we hadn't considered. Alex is incredibly personable and we were delighted to have her as a guest for dinner on the evening of our wedding, she fit right in! She is very professional to work with, whilst bringing a caring element that makes the day seem as special as it should.
The preparation and care that had gone into the ceremony was very clear, and it went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you Alex!"
~ A & D ~
"We can’t thank Alex enough... she set the tone perfectly for our wedding, and the service was beautifully personal to us. All of our guests commented on how fantastic she was... being an incredibly kind, funny and lovely person, that really shines through in her service and radiates within everyone watching... If we could get married all over again, it would only be if Alex was available to create that magical atmosphere. She really is the best!"
~ ADAM & CHARLIE ~
“Thank you Alex bringing your love and energy into our house and making our wedding ceremony so poignant, meaningful, touching, and yet jovial and fun. It was one of the most special moments of our lives which we, our friends, and our families will always remember.
Without exception, everyone has commented on the professional yet informal, friendly and inclusive ceremony. You helped us feel very relaxed, and we enjoyed it enormously.”
~ JANE & GERRY ~