Thank you again for such a special contribution to Una's naming day. I knew when I heard you at Tina's wedding that you were the right lady for the job and it all worked perfectly on the day. We have wonderful memories and have had lots of lovely comments from our guests about your words.
Love, Sarah, Don and Una
Dear Annie, what a gift to be given your number - I cannot imagine anyone guiding and facilitating the process with such gently clarity or leading Adam's service with such gracious unobtrusive dignity. Thank you so much, Cathy and Dave
Working with Annie to plan our wedding ceremony was a wonderful experience. We had wanted a personal ceremony which would resonate with everyone there, including our Jewish family, but had never expected to enjoy preparing it so much. Annie understood exactly what we wanted and the product was a truly memorable and magical occasion which we will never forget, and nor will the guests. Three weeks on and we are still receiving calls and letters from guests thanking us for giving them that experience and many have said it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever attended! Much of this is down to Annie and her commitment to making it inclusive and special for us. We cannot thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone. xxxx - Anna and Laurence
Hi Annie, Thank you so much for Sunday, the whole day was just perfect. We've had some many people tell us how lovely they thought the ceremony was too. Thank you again for everything. Much love xx - Nichola and Jay (Naming ceremonies for Rufus and Felix)
Annie was wonderful from the first time we met, helpful, wise and re-assuring. Providing constant guidance and helping us shape the ceremony we wanted. On the day Annie's warmth and confidence ensured our hand-fasting was moving, humorous and memorable. Lucie and I felt lucky to have Annie as our celebrant. Love, Neil and Lucie
Hi Annie, Can Paula and I thank you for a beautiful ceremony at Lucie and Neil's wedding on Saturday. The whole day was magical and words and promises of the ceremony very moving. Everybody commented what a very welcome change the day was and how they were touched by the setting and the ceremony. Thank you for all your help and support to Lucie and Neil and for the work and kindness you have shown us all to make it a day many of those present will never forget or ever want to. Love from Paula and myself. - Guy T (Lucie's dad)
Annie, Just felt I had to say thanks again for the tremendous help you have given Yvonne and myself over the past couple of weeks. Your evolution and then presentation of a ceremony for Dad which, if anything surpassed not only our expectations, but our hopes was something we will always be grateful for. For us it was a unique event - he was the only Dad we had, and you succeeded in ensuring that the words, the thoughts and the memories, reflected that. Thanks again, Terry S
Dearest and most wonderful Annie, with your earthly magic, you created for us the perfect sacred ceremony and for this we will be eternally grateful. It was so incredibly special and us three (you, me and Charlie) had much joy and laughter in the months beforehand, creating our Handfasting Extravaganza! We know how much hard work has gone into creating this for us, so many, many thanks always for this very special gift you have given us. With love, Laura xxx
What more can I add to what Laura has written? You truly helped us to create the most perfect day, you brought all our friends and family "into" our ceremony!! Everyone has said how magical the whole day was. Everyone has commented on how wonderful you were and how you made everything fit. So again, as said by Laura, many many thanks to you. Love, light and blessings, Charlie
Dear Annie, Thank you so very much for the superb service you conducted for mum's funeral. I am so grateful for the enormous support and kindness you gave me in those 2 weeks. It meant so much. Everyone agreed how well you captured the essence of mum... Jill R
We really appreciated the amount of continual and conscientious effort from Annie throughout the whole process. From the initial, preparatory stages, right through to the big day and beyond, we felt valued and respectfully guided through it all. She spearheaded a deeply meaningful and personal ceremony - one in which we were able to truly express everything we wished to express, both to each other and our guests. I personally appreciated how Annie managed the rehearsal the day before - ensuring everything, and everyone were in place and knew what was to be done on the big day, yet ensured all the special moments were kept to the day itself. We have had so many guests comment that it was the best ceremony they had experienced. Her passion and consideration were clear from the start. The whole thing felt like a labour of love from Annie, with wonderful professionalism and warm heartedness from start to finish. We also very much appreciated Annie's adaptability and flexibility. Especially when we changed the venue from Nottinghamshire to Southern Italy! - Wesley, Groom
Annie worked patiently and tirelessly with us to weave together a ceremony that was beautiful, personal and just as we wanted it. She took our ideas and hopes for the ceremony and used her experience and creativity to make it into something very special. Nothing about the preparation of the ceremony or lead up to the wedding felt formulaic or run of the mill. Annie had a wonderful way of genuinely listening to us; our hopes and our wishes, and supported us to find the right words and the right way to get married. She really helped us focus on what we were doing - and why. On the day itself we both had absolute confidence that Annie would conduct the ceremony with professionalism and care, and she very much did. It was a real honour to have Annie as our celebrant, and to have a ceremony that was so special, so memorable and just as we wished for. It was a lovely moment as I was getting ready to pop down to where the ceremony was to take place to find Annie and my mother chatting and happily finishing off preparations for the ceremony. Such a small thing, but it meant such a lot - indicative of the warmth and inclusivity that really is one of Annie's hallmarks. - Sarah, Bride
A wonderfully moving and memorable ceremony - Stephen, Father of the bride
The most personal, touching, emotional ceremony I've ever been to. Just lovely - Julia, Bridesmaid
Annie was very professional in her role, but at the same time was warm and friendly and made us all feel included and valued... And not to mention, she made us all cry! - Christine, Mother of the bride
Dear Annie, Both Scott and I would just like to say a big, heartfelt 'Thank You' for the amazingly beautiful ceremony you created and held for us, it was a truly an incredible experience. It really helped set the tone for the rest of the day and I do believe it had the effect of opening people's hearts. Everyone's response has been overwhelmingly positive many exclaiming it was the best ceremony they had ever experienced. After the ceremony the day just flowed with love, joy and much fun! All our love and appreciation, Katie and Scott
Hi Annie... It was fabulous wasn't it. Everybody was remarking about how beautiful the ceremony was and lots of people were telling me that we had made them cry as it was so special. Thank you for the amazing job you did ... you really did make it everything we wanted it to be and more and you could feel the love in the room. Lots of love, Tina and Sadie
Hi Annie,...We can't thank you enough for creating such a special, magical, and deeply meaningful ceremony for us... We could not have asked for more. You are (excuse the language) bloody marvellous!! It really was the best day of our lives ...Things have really changed in such a powerful and positive way. Life is good! Love, Ross and Jenny
Dear Annie, We would both like to thank you for helping make our wedding day so perfect - words cannot tell you how wonderful you made our ceremony. We will remember it always. Big love, Nichola and Jay
Thank you for all your help and hard work in making Caitlin's naming ceremony so beautiful. Everything went perfectly and it was an amazing day... still smiling now from it!! Take care, Naomi
If you'd like to discuss with me a ceremony you might be planning, you can get in touch by email or telephone. We'll agree a time and date to meet to discuss the ideas you already have and how I might support those ideas and turn them into the kind of ceremony you envisage. There is no charge for this first meeting and no obligation for you to engage me. What matters at this early stage is that we are comfortable with one another. You need to feel I 'get you' (and vice-versa) and you also need to feel from the outset that you have confidence in me to deliver your 'vision'.
If we decide to work together, there usually follows 2 more meetings to gather information and to get a real sense of YOU and what you want your ceremony to be. I also like to incorporate a joint visit to the venue where the ceremony will be held. If you have access to a computer we'll stay in touch by email as well as telephone contact as appropriate. I will make resources such as poignant readings etc available to you and guide you with any promises/vows/pledges you wish to include as a focus of the ceremony. I'll create a first draft for you to look at. We'll then fine tune the ceremony plan/script so that it truly captures all you want it to be. I will make any agreed amendments and send you the final version to check and confirm. For weddings and handfasts a walk-through rehearsal will be arranged in the week prior to the ceremony. For all ceremonies, on the actual day I will arrive about an hour before the start time to prepare before conducting your ceremony at the agreed time. You will also receive a presentation folder with the final script to keep after the ceremony.
The first meeting for all ceremonies is FREE. No obligation. Just come and have a chat.
If you decide to engage me:
£230 - £275
£120 - £160
£120 - £160
This comprises: up to 2 meetings (1-1½ hrs duration max) with you/your family, in your own home if you prefer,
£50 - £75
£50 - £80
A deposit of £50 is required for each ceremony I undertake, with the remainder payable on the day of the ceremony.
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