About Me

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.

To find out a little more about me, and what I sound like, and what services I offer, I’ve created a short video below which I hope answers some of your initial questions!

I am really proud that a couple of my recent wedding ceremonies have been blogged two of the top 10 Wedding Bloggers, – the fabulous Rock My Wedding Website, here and  on Love My Dress, which you can read here.  Two gorgeous couples for whom I was excited and very honoured to be asked to create a personalised ceremony.

So, why did I become a Wedding Celebrant?

I spent many years working with adults and young people, mentoring and public speaking and was looking for a new career direction and something I felt a passion and excitement for!  My light bulb moment came after attending a Celebrant-led wedding in Australia, being introduced to the couple’s Celebrant, and just being blown away by a truly personalised Ceremony!  In 2011 I enrolled with the UK College of Celebrancy, and completed their training course to become a Wedding and Family Celebrant!

Since 2011 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.  In 2018 I am excited about conducting several wedding ceremonies in Berlin and southern Germany as well as in England!

When I’m not in England I live in 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 ceremonies in both English/Englisch and German/Deutsch,  or a mixture of these two languages, giving you lots of opportunities to include new customs and readings and make your ceremony extra special!

It’s important to find a Celebrant you feel you can 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.

A Personal Hello!!

Hi there!  Thanks for reading this far!

My father was a soldier in the British Army,  and in service for 22 years, and the first 16 of mine, which meant I moved cities and countries many times,  and travel, stories, cultures and curiosity are part of my DNA!

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.

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!

Much to my husband’s amusement, my chill out time is usually spent watching virtually all the action/romance/historical/crime and fantasy series that Netflix has to offer!  I am also known for binge watching at least 5 different TV Series at any one time!  My favourites have been Outlander, any Scandi Noir Detective, Stranger Things, Doctor Foster, …. I could go on!!

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

Warmest wishes

Yvonne

A few Recent affiliations –  I am proud to be listed in these  exceptional and inclusive wedding directories!!

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