A Few Testimonials ...
Coquillade Village | October
Enda and I have just returned home from Paris after an amazing week, the wedding last Saturday in Provence of course being the highlight. We just wanted to drop you a line to express our gratitude for the truly beautiful and individual ceremony you delivered. So many of our guests commented on how personal and meaningful it was, along with so many compliments for you and your lovely voice. For me, the whole ceremony was perfect and somehow I found myself quite calm as I stood there in front of everyone and I suspect that might have been down to your serene disposition!!!!
So thank you again for helping us through the process and for an unforgettable wedding ceremony!
Zöe & Enda, Dublin, Eire
Villa la Bastide, Montauroux | September
We both wanted to say a big thank you to you for conducting our ceremony at our wedding at La Bastide, Montauroux on 16th September. It was utterly perfect. We both really loved how personal you made the ceremony feel from our first skype together to our wedding last month, despite having never met us face to face. Our guests told us it was lovely to find out about parts of our relationship that they did not know. It was definitely emotional and nostalgic to journey back through our relationship during your ceremony and we particularly loved the originality of our hand fasting ceremony. We have never seen this at a wedding before and it was a really lovely way to involve our parents too.
Hannah & Mark, West Sussex, UK
Château Provence | June
We just want to say a huge thank you to Trent for our ceremony a couple of weeks ago, he was fantastic and really made the ceremony enjoyable and personal. Thanks again!
Lauren & Ben, Herts, UK
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild | May
Thank you so much for writing and delivering such a beautiful ceremony for us last week. Your words were so personal, moving and eloquent. They are words we will cherish for a lifetime and we appreciate all your effort and energy into writing them. The poem you picked out was just so perfect for us and we plan to frame those words in our home. Our wedding was everything we prayed it would be and are so grateful for your curation. Thank you for all your help and for starting our marriage out on such a beautiful note.
Lindsay & Chad, Los Angeles
Rade de Villefranche | October
I wanted to say thank you so much for our wonderful ceremony in Villefranche Sur Mer on the 20th October. You did a marvellous job despite us not actually meeting you in person before! Everyone remarked on what a beautiful ceremony it was and the lovely celebrant we had. We had an outstanding day, in no small part thanks to you. Thank you again for the high level of professionalism and poise that you brought to the proceedings. It was all so very moving but perfectly pitched for us and our guests. I would absolutely recommend you to anyone.
Amy & Richie, London UK
Château Provence | September
What an amazing day we had on Saturday. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony. You were fantastic. All of our guests said it was perfect. There were many tears and so much laughter.
Thank you so much for everything.
Jon & Ali, London UK
Commanderie du Peyrassol | September
We just returned from honeymoon and wanted to thank you for providing such an amazing ceremony for us. We have had lots of people comment on how beautifully you spoke and we are so glad you were there with us on the day.
Matt & Freya, London UK
Château de Robernier | August
A very heartfelt thank you from Matt and me for the beautiful ceremony you put together for our wedding. It was even more magical than we had hoped and it was so meaningful to us. We loved the originality of the wine ceremony and we felt that everything was delivered and scripted perfectly.
So many of our guests commented on what a lovely and personal ceremony we had, and we are very grateful for the effort you put in to make it that way.
Alex & Matt, London UK
Marseille | July
Celia was lovely. She is very professional and has been great throughout the whole process! From the first contact we felt at ease, it is great to communicate with celia. She added a personal touch, and some humor into the speech, and created a great atmosphere. We would highly recommend Celia for your ceremony!
Berry & Jenni, Helsinki Finland
Vallon des Sources | July
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. It was utterly perfect. I was so sad that I didn’t get to say hello or goodbye. We just got whisked off by everyone.
Thank you for everything. We couldn't have asked for more.
Monique & Tom, London UK
Hotel Villa Les Rosiers | June
We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Celia to be your wedding celebrant. We were amazed at how she formulated and conducted such a beautiful and personal ceremony for us. Celia’s voice is exceptionally clear and concise, she is very well spoken. She was always quick to respond to emails and very helpful with suggestions to ensure your Wedding Ceremony is exactly as you want it to be. Celia was accompanied by her lovely husband Trent who was equally delightful and attentive. The beautiful presentation box she supplies you with after the Ceremony was exquisite and ensures you will always have a lovely reminder of your very special day.
Polly & Naïm, Coventry UK
Hotel Villa la Mauresque | May
Just want to say a massive thank you for yesterday - the ceremony was beautifully done xx
Robyn and David, UK
"I just want to say a personal thank you for a very lovely wedding ceremony for Leanne and Adam last Friday – it was absolutely magical in every way!
I will certainly recommend your services to anyone who I know is arranging a wedding in the future, or if we get asked to recommend.
Thank you once again – brilliant job!"
Mother of the Bride, Carol Shields, Cannes
"Thank you so much - we are just coming to our senses a week later and wanted to thank you for making this day so special for us.It is not just us by the way, everyone absolutely loved you and I won't be just saying it when I say that people in London have a lot to learn from you.Thank you so much!"
Anya & Felix, London
"It's 3:26am and I am unable to sleep so I thought I would send you an e-mail to say how wonderful you were during our ceremony. Thank you so much!
The way you delivered it, the words you used, everything! Absolutely could not have dreamed of a more fairy tale moment.
Once we have some photos I will send them through to you so you can use them and of course, we would be happy to write a testimonial! Again, can't thank you enough."
Maria & Dania, Islington UK
"I want you to know that we had the best weekend of our lives. I think every single guest came and told us how amazing Trent was and how they loved the words and sentiment in the ceremony and how it was delivered. In fact we had three sets of friends tell us they want to renew their vows if Trent can do it. We would love to do it all again" x
Samantha & Chris, Ongar, UK
"We just wanted to give you a very big THANK-YOU for all your help and the wonderful ceremony.
All our friends said they absolutely loved it and couldn't stop complementing your voice!
We hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes,"
Olivia & Jules, Surrey, UK
I am writing to say you thank yoy very much for all! Your Portuguese was amazing! And you are awesome too!
Someone in instagram (that I don't know) ask me if I could tell her your contact... she will get marry in the same hotel in one year...
Thank you very much for all! You did my wedding better!"
Luiza & Pedro, Brazil
"I trust you had a safe trip last night. We just had to send you this email today.
We are both so grateful for your ceremony last night, it was so beautiful.
Every single person came up to us and commented on how amazing it was.
I have a feeling we'll be passing on your information to a few people...
We can't begin to thank you enough for all your time and effort you put in.
It was so emotional, personal and funny. It really played such a big part in the outcome of our lovely wedding.
We are so grateful. Kindest regards,"
Elizabeth & Richard, + Lara and Luke, Monaco
"We wanted to say a huge massive thank you for helping to make our day so perfect. Every time I look back at the pictures and videos you give a wonderful energy and kindness in them all. If you need us to write a testimonial we can with pleasure.
Thank you again!"
Lara and Christina, UK
" Celia, you and Trent made our special day even that much more special and were such a joy to be around! We hated that you had to leave so early, but it was nice to have some time with you. Trent, even though I had only just met you, when you walked me down the aisle, you felt like family because of your warm and open spirit. Thank you for that gift!"
Kristen & Richard, Atlanta Georgia, USA
" As we have now returned, back to reality after an amazing three weeks, we wanted to take the opportunity to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for the part you played in our day! We really did have an absolutely fantastic memorable day and the ceremony was exactly what we hoped it would be (even the rain held out for us in the end!). Thank you for the preparation you put in, we had people coming up to us afterwards saying what a wonderful personal service it was, which is the testament to the preparation you put in before the day and how brilliantly it was delivered."
Laura and Matt, Litchfield, UK
" We had the best day of our lives and we will definitely recommend you and Trent! The ceremony was very touching and beyond beautiful. Thank you for making it so personal. That meant a lot to us. "
Berit and Marcel, Liechtenstein
" We have a lot to thank you for too - not least for recommending the venue, giving advice freely and for bringing such a lovely gentleness to our ceremony. Many of our friends said how wonderful the ceremony was and how personal, so thank you for taking the time and care to write it so beautifully for us. If we have any other friends who want to get married in the south of France we will certainly recommend you to them! "
Chloë & Rui, London
" Now that we are back from honeymoon, just wanted to say a huge thanks once again for being a part of our big day. We loved working with you and really appreciated all your efforts. Everyone was extremely complimentary following your service and we were so very happy. Even though we had no or little time together before the ceremony due to us being so busy, you made us both feel very at ease and felt as though you knew us both very well. We would highly recommend you to anyone we know getting married and happy to leave testimonials for you to back this up."
Ben and Hannah McCabe, Dubai
" I wanted to write to you to say a big thank you for all of your effort in the build up to the day, and for your enthusiasm and charm on the day itself - it really was the most special day to Geoff and me.
I couldn't have asked for more.
We will never forget it."
Jane and Geoff, London, UK
" We have arrived home and gradually coming back down to earth after the most amazing day :)
We cannot thank you enough for helping to making our day so very special.
The ceremony was so personal and so very fitting, it was just perfect. We loved how you included our beautiful boy Gabriel!
Thank you also to your husband Trent who was such a gent."
Beverley and Philip, the Wirrel, UK
" Now that the dust has settled from our wedding we wanted to thank you for your excellent work with our wedding. We couldn't have enjoyed it any more and your beautiful words played a huge part in this."
John and Sarah, London, UK
" Adam and I would like to thank you with all our hearts for all of your hard work that went into our wedding ceremony !
We loved every minute.
And everyone commented on how amazing you were !!!!!!
We are so grateful and lucky that such a large amount of people were able to come celebrate with us and it was amazing they got to witness all those personal words you said "
Maddie and Adam, Fareham, UK
" We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for officiating our wedding and helping to write our ceremony. We had the most wonderful day and brilliant weekend with our family and friends. Trent, we had so many comments on the day and have had lots since - from everyone saying how personal, fun and lovely the ceremony was. It was truly brilliant, and the ceremony fitted the mood and the beach perfectly. We hope you still have your sunglasses!"
Kate and Guy, Melbourne, Australia
" Thank you so much for making our wedding so wonderful.
Trent was great - everything we wanted from our celebrant. He was smiley, professional, friendly and relaxed and he really gave a heartfelt ceremony to us - everyone was in tears (happy tears!) it was very touching and everyone really liked him. He was warm and had a lovely way about him. Thank you Trent! We felt it was a good omen too that you are American as we have so many amazing memories of travelling across America, it has played a huge part in our relationship and so we have an affinity for everything American!
Thank you Celia for your brilliant service - it was a shame not to have met you but thank you very much for all your time and efforts you put into writing our beautiful vows and the service you have us was excellent. I will sing your praises to everyone wishing to get married in France and needing a celebrant! "
Charlotte and Andrew, Bristol, UK
" A huge thank you to you and to Trent for such a fabulous ceremony. Trent you were fantastic ! "
Abi and Matt, Leeds, UK
" Paul and I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our Wedding day so wonderful. It really was a magical day, and we couldn't have done it with out you. Your ceremony was absolutely amazing and we will never forget it."
Gemma and Paul, Cambridge, UK
" Sam and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday. You really made the whole ceremony magical for us and we will never forget that.
Every single person commented on how lovely it was and thought you were absolutely brilliant. It felt to us as if you were old family friends and that it wasn't the first time we had met!"
Katy Jo and Sam, Hampshire, UK
" We all had a wonderful time and thank you for your care and attention with regards to our vow renewal ceremony. It worked out perfectly."
Tim and Caroline, Yorkshire, UK
" Jack and I wanted to send our thanks for your delivery of a perfect ceremony last Saturday. It was so lovely - both funny and loving. Exactly what we wanted for our day."
Amanda and Jack, London, UK
" We got back from our Italian honeymoon yesterday and I am sending out my thank you emails. You were at the top of my list.
You made our ceremony one of the most beautiful and personal ceremonies anyone has ever been to. The humour, inspirational quotes, messages of dedication and declarations of love were the perfect ingredients for one emotional yet uplifting service.
You delivered the ceremony script with the upmost professionalism and character and we are truly grateful.
The process leading up to the ceremony, your patience and organisation were outstanding.
Chris and I felt at ease during the whole process and thrilled to have found someone who we felt was not just your average celebrant but someone who demonstrates passion and dedication in her work. "
Sophie and Chris, Singapore
" Celia officiated the renewal of our wedding vows on June 14, 2015. It was amazing how from just a few questions she asked us, she was able to weave our experiences into a lovely story. She was masterful in creating a memorable ceremony with poignant and loving moments shared with our family and friends. Our ceremony was informal with just our children and a few friends. Celia wove our thoughts and experiences into such a loving and intimate ceremony that was appreciated and cherished by all. It was actually the highlight of our stay in Provence. I would highly recommend Celia for a wedding or simply a renewal of vows. She will make the ceremony one you will never forget! "
John E. Warren III, New Jersey, USA
" Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony you conducted for us on Saturday. We loved that it was so unique and personal to us, and summed up our relationship perfectly. All of our guests also commented on how lovely it was.
I can’t tell you how thankful I was to you also for thinking of a glass of water and a seat for Giles and me, as I fear I may otherwise have passed out into that swimming pool!
Sincere thanks again, and perhaps our paths may cross another time. "
Vicky and Giles, St Aygulf, France
" Thank you Celia for conducting such a special ceremony that was entirely personal to us. You set the tone just right with love, romance and a touch of humour. Thank you for taking the time to meet us and get to know us as a couple before helping us to create our own service - it was definitely our favourite part of the whole day and was exactly what we had hoped for.
Thanks again for a wonderful ceremony. "
Eloise and Rob, Seillans, France
" We have been back a week now and I wanted to thank you for making our day so special. You took the time to get to know me and Tony, which made the ceremony personal and very touching! Your use of poems and the wording of the ceremony was magic. My day was made so special because of you.
Thank you and all the best "
Melanie and Tony, Melbourne, Australia
" I just wanted to thank yourself and Trent for making mine and Ali’s wedding just the most beautiful day ever! It was just the most special ceremony and everybody commented on how wonderful the ceremony was, and how fantastic Trent was. I wish we could do it all again! Trent, the celebrant, went above and beyond to make our day really beautiful! Cannot thank you enough! "
Imogen and Alastair, Hampshire UK
" We really can't thank you enough for your continuing professionalism and efficiency, it is really appreciated as our experiences throughout the wedding planning have been varied to say the least! "
Oliver and Diane, London UK
" Thank you so much for your kindness and patience in our celebration last night. We and our daughters experienced an evening that we will cherish the rest of our lives. You are superb at what you do. "
Ben and Tammy, Florida, USA
" We both felt excited at the possibility of having a ceremony unique to us – thank you for all the innovative ideas! "
And one year later :
"It's now been a year since Celia married us in Provence and although our wedding day will always be special, Celia helped us create the perfect personal and informal service that we really wanted. We didn't want a 'traditional' wedding with all the usual formalities that blur into one another and with Celia's help we were able to create something unique. She really listened and accommodated all of our wishes as well as offering guidance and suggestions for readings and symbolic ceremonies that fitted in with what we wanted. We can't recommend Celia highly enough! "
Richard and Vanessa, Thames Ditton, Surrey
" Thank you so much for making our special day so great, everything about the wedding was amazing and you made the ceremony come together so well, We have received so much positive feedback from our guests about how great the day was and how much it brought together so much joy and happiness to all of our friends and family. Most people didnt even know it wasnt the official wedding but they were so impressed by the ceremony.
And again, Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. "
Carl and Tasha, Antibes
" Well, we’re finally back from our amazing European adventure, made even more amazing by the beautiful ceremony you organised for us in Saint Tropez. I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again for everything – the words you wrote were so beautiful, sincere and personalised – it was better than the first time we got married! I’ve been to a lot of weddings in Australia and everything is so generic – we were really impressed that you made the effort to get to know us first and ask all the right questions, and use your knowledge of us as a couple to compose something unique and special. It’s a moment in time we will always treasure. And last but not least, pass on our thanks to your lovely hubby Trent – he was such a character, so warm and friendly - we loved chatting with him and having him there.
We miss the South of France already, and who knows – maybe we’ll see you again when we hit the 10 year mark! "
Holly and Scott from Perth, Australia – 5th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal in St Tropez
" We can't thank you enough for our beautiful wedding day, you were absolutely amazing. You made the ceremony flow so smoothly and all the family absolutely loved every moment, especially being involved with the hand fasting, they thought that was lovely to have everyone included.
Again, thank you so much! "
Crystal and Chris, Bedfordshire
" Our guests said the ceremony was one of the best they’ve ever been to, they all really loved the Handfasting ribbons so we couldn't be happier.
Thanks again for everything it was truly perfect, and I am so glad we had you there to do it – I don't think it would have felt like a wedding without that part! "
Caroline and Rob, Yorks