About Me

Tami and Sam’s Wedding at Shotley Vineyard Suffolk, photo credit Nicholas Wallace

Hello, it’s lovely to meet you! Welcome and Congratulations!   If you are planning your Wedding, Vow Renewal, Commitment or Naming Ceremony, and are looking for a personal, inclusive and sincere ceremony, full of meaning, and truly represents you and your beliefs and values, then I know I can help.  Every love story is unique, and deserves a unique ceremony!  Every family has it’s own story and sharing life’s major milestones is important, to make those lasting memories.

I love writing totally personalised, heart-centred sincere Wedding, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies for couples and families.    Choosing me as your Wedding Celebrant means there are simply no restrictions on timing, format, content and location, plus your ceremony is totally tailored to include your ideas, values and beliefs.

Just like Tian and Andre, in the video below, you can have the wedding and ceremony you have always dreamed of, created perfectly for you!  

Wedding beautifully captured by The Happy Lovers!  

FEATURED WEDDING CELEBRANT!! 

I am really proud that three of my recent wedding ceremonies have been blogged by two of the top 10 Wedding Bloggers, – the fabulous Rock My Wedding for Kate and Peppy here and for Abby and Andrew, who are featured here  as well as Nicole and Trung’s wedding at Queens House, Greenwich, featured on the gorgeous Love My Dress Blog, here

Three wonderful couples for whom I was excited and honoured to be asked to create a personalised ceremony.

 

“So, why did you become a Wedding Celebrant?”

A good question- I spent many years working with adults and young people, in mentoring and public speaking and was looking for something that would involve people, and my love of writing and storytelling! My light bulb moment came after attending a Celebrant-led wedding in Australia in 2003 – I was blown away by the totally personalised Ceremony! I wanted that role too – being able to create ceremony, for all couples, irrespective of lifestyle and beliefs.  Blending stories with rituals and creating magic!  

Since my training in 2011 and as a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, I’ve had the pleasure of creating and conducting over 150 wedding ceremonies for couples,  in wonderful indoor and outdoor locations in London and the Home Counties and beyond. Since 2017 it’s been wonderful to also conduct wedding ceremonies in Berlin and southern Germany as well as in England!

I divide my time between London and Potsdam, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, rich in history and with stunningly beautiful romantic outdoor parks and castles! Take a look at some of these beautiful locations – can you imagine yourself saying your wedding vows here?

 

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As a native German speaker I can create wedding, vow renewal and naming ceremonies in both English/Englisch and German/Deutsch,  or a mixture of these two languages, allowing lots of opportunities to include culture, traditions and to ensure all your guests feel included.

It’s important to find a Celebrant you feel you can really connect with. Feel free to contact me just to ask questions,  and let’s get to know each other, and then,  if you wish to book me as your Celebrant, we can take it from there.

Full details about how I work and what you can expect from me are in my Terms and Conditions here.

Just call +44(0)7800 543 426  or email ivvey@hotmail.com, or simply use the contact form on my price and contact details page.

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A Personal Hello!!

I just wanted to say a more personal hi, and thanks for reading this far!  I have had a wonderful year since moving to Germany and reconnecting with the language of my childhood, and now offering bilingual ceremonies in Germany and in the UK.

I adore working as a Wedding and Family Celebrant, not just because I am a “people person” and get incredibly excited about love stories, romance and weddings, but because I can create so much choice for a couple – and create something unique and magical.  It’s really important to me that you have that choice, and that your ceremony contains your voice, and your personality. It’s also important that everyone has the chance to celebrate their relationship in the way they wish, irrespective of their lifestyle.  

I love being outdoors, and invariably everywhere I go, I am usually thinking  “will this work as a wedding venue” or “wow this would be great as a wedding location” !  I have always loved stories, reading and watching films.  Two of my most loved and watched films are Casablanca, and Sleepless in Seattle – these are love stories that transcend time, and distance!

My mum was German. It was my first language, and we spoke it at home until I thought it was uncool! Getting back in touch with my German roots has been amazing, not least indulging in the German afternoon custom of “kaffee und kuchen” – coffee and cake!

Most of my time is spent on my wedding business, but I do love travelling, wandering around parks and green spaces, the cinema and binge watching all kinds of Netflix detective dramas!  

Well, that’s enough about me – feel free to get in touch and ask any questions, – I’m here to help!

Warmest wishes

Yvonne

Proud to be associated with the wonderful wedding sites!

 

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