Tami and Sam had a Bilingual Ceremony with a Wine Blending, at Shotley Vineyard Suffolk, photo credit Nicholas Wallace

First of all, let me give you my warmest Congratulations! You are taking a step forward in such an exciting time in your lives, and I am so glad you have decided to look for a Celebrant.  If you are looking for a personal, inclusive and sincere ceremony, full of meaning, and truly represents you and your beliefs and values, is filled with storytelling, love, and laughter,  then you have found someone who will be there for you 100%, get to know you, and take every step with you.  I promise,  you and your ceremony will be in safe hands! 

Celebrant and couple are holding their elopement ceremony next to a mountain lake.
Sarah and Logan eloped to Bavaria and held a beautiful personal ceremony at a mountain lake. Photo and film www.aneta_lehotska.com

I believe that every love story is unique, and therefore deserves a unique ceremony – don’t you?  Every family has it’s own story and sharing life’s major milestones is important, to make those lasting memories.  I am a firm believer in equality and that every couple should be able to celebrate in any way they choose! I love creating ceremonies for Weddings, Vow Renewals, Elopements, Blessings, and Commitments, and can’t wait to find out what your plans and ideas are! 

Your ceremony is the heart of your day,  and should authentically represent you, your style, ideas, personalities, so it will not be a “one size fits all” template, where only the names are changed.  I want you to have exactly what you have dreamed of, without restrictions on timing, format, content and location, and a ceremony that is totally tailored to reflect your ideas, values and beliefs.

celebrant and bride and groom stand with champagne glasses in a lovely hotel and manor house in Hertfordshire
J and A held their ceremony at Micklefield Hall, Herts Photo by guest, Yvonne’s iphone

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 to me, that everyone has the chance to celebrate their relationship in the way they wish, irrespective of their lifestyle.  Pop over to my “What does a Celebrant do?” page for more detailed information about how I can help, and hopefully get a little more inspiration! Oh and do check out my Top Tips for a Stress Free Ceremony page where I share my suggestions and advice, based on the 10 years’ experience I have as a Celebrant! 

It is also part of my role to help you with many more aspects of your ceremony, to guide and support you on this special occasion, so get in touch to find out more, and let’s just talk about your plans, and get to know one another a little.  Then, if you’d like to book, we can take things from there. Call +44 7800 543 426  or email ivvey@hotmail.com, or simply use the contact form here

I was so proud to be featured in Rock My Wedding and Love My Dress Blogs!

Three of my wedding ceremonies and couples were featured 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 Love My Dress Blog,  here.

And a final personal message to you!  I hope we have the chance to talk about your wonderful Wedding Ceremony!  

Yvonne Beck Personal Message to website visitors from Yvonne Beck on Vimeo.

My own Celebrant journey began in 2003 when I was invited to attend a friend’s wedding in Australia, and was blown away by her totally personalised Ceremony, not just the location, but also the format and content.  I really loved the freedom they had to express themselves authentically, and when asked if I would like to speak to their Celebrant, I was excited and curious!  I was totally enchanted with the role : blending stories with rituals and creating magic and memories!  In 2011, I stepped back from a long career in public service, and began building my career as a Family and Marriage Celebrant.  I completed my Training in May 2011, and became a member of  the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

I am both excited and proud to have have been asked to create and deliver over 300 ceremonies for amazing couples!  Life offers so many possibilities, and since moving to Germany in 2017 with my husband, I have been able to celebrate Weddings, Elopements and Vow Renewals, both in the UK as well as in beautiful locations in Europe.  German was my mother’s language, but it was only following our move to Berlin in 2017 that I began offering ceremonies in both English and German, or incoroporate German traditions, quotes and poetry into the ceremony, and love how inclusive and special this makes everyone feel.  

Several photos in a collage style showing a couple reading their marriage vows, at a lake by a mountain in Bavaria. They also hold hands, and carry out a beer blending ceremony which units them and their families.  The couple are eloping without any family present.  There is just the Celebrant, Yvonne Beck in attendance.
Melissa and Shane held their wonderful elopement at Lake Eibsee, Bavaria. It included personal vows, a hand tying, and a Beer Blending. Photos www.inlovewithawolf.com


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badge showing celebrant is featured on website for outdoor ceremonies.

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