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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.  Every couple should be able to celebrate in any way they choose!  

I am passionate about writing totally personalised, heart-centred sincere Wedding, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies for couples and families.   Your ceremony will represent you, your style, ideas, personalities, and is therefore not the standard “one size fits all” type.  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 reflect your ideas, values and beliefs.  Whatever your style, – fun, quirky, alternative, modern but with a traditional twist, themed, vintage, totally inclusive, creative, personal, – I can create a ceremony that really is all you’ve ever wanted it to be.  

Tian and Andre’s ceremony at the Patrick Hellmann Schloss Hotel Berlin, was a beautiful fusion of East meets West!  

Wedding beautifully captured by The Happy Lovers!  

FEATURED WEDDINGS

I am really proud that three of my wedding ceremonies and couples were featured in Blogs by two of the top 10 Wedding Bloggers, – the fabulous Rock My Wedding featured Kate and Peppy’s Wedding and Ceremony at the fabulous Ham Yard Hotel in London, which you can read here and  the gorgeous Abby and Andrew, whose Ceremony was held at the iconic Asylum Chapel Peckham, and which you can read  here  . Nicole and Trung’s wedding at Queens House, Greenwich, was featured on the gorgeous Love My Dress Blog, and you can read all about it 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 and memories!  The day did come when I decided to change career and focus on building something that I was truly passionate about.  I found the UK College of Celebrancy and organised my training, became a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. 

Since 2011 I have had the complete joy and honour to create and conduct over 180 wedding ceremonies for couples,  in wonderful indoor and outdoor locations in London and the Home Counties and beyond. Since 2017 and a move to Berlin with my husband, I have divided my time between England and Germany.  

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.

We live in the beautiful  city of Potsdam,  a UNESCO World Heritage site located just outside Berlin.  It is steeped in the history of Emperors and Tzars, and has stunningly beautiful romantic outdoor parks and castles, as well as woodland, forest and lakes! Should you wish to go for an  elopement ceremony in Germany then take a look at some of these beautiful locations – can you imagine yourself saying your wedding vows here?  I will of course travel anywhere for your wedding, so do ask about my destination package! 

 

 

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It’s really important to find a Celebrant you feel you can really connect with as you will be trusting them with the heart of your Wedding Day – your Ceremony!  I would love to speak to you, answer any questions and just talk about your plans, and get to know one another a little.  Then, if you feel I’m the Celebrant for you, and you’d like to book, we can take things 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 me personally at ivvey@hotmail.com, or simply use the contact form on my price and contact details page 

 

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A Personal Hello!!

Thank you for reading this far!  I just wanted to add a more personal message!  I have had a wonderful 18 months since moving to Germany in 2017 with my husband, and reconnecting with the language of my childhood, and offering bilingual wedding ceremonies in Germany and in the UK.

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!

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 romance and love stories.   Two of my most loved and watched films are Casablanca, and Sleepless in Seattle – about love stories that transcend time, and distance!

When time allows,  I love travelling, visiting historic places, wandering around parks and green spaces, having date nights with hubby at 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

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