Real Weddings!

I have loved creating and leading all my weddings, and am proud to share some of the photos and feedback from my lovely couples!

Thank you all so much!

For more reviews and testimonials take a look at my listing on Hitched.co.uk and also on my Facebook page and here on The Celebrant Directory! 

Summer 2018!

Maria and Rav held their summer wedding this year in the garden at Rav’s parents home in South London, and it was a beautiful fusion of styles, colours, music and food – Maria is originally from Germany and Rav has an Indian heritage.  We had a beautiful Rose Giving Ceremony for their mothers, followed by personally written vows and welcome and storytelling in both English and German – making it a wonderfully personal, inclusive and intimate occasion!

Photographer: Unknown

“Hi Yvonne, Thanks for the script, and thank you for being our celebrant! It was a lovely day, and everyone is smiling on the pictures.Maria. “

 

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Abigail and Andrew’s wedding was held at the iconic Asylum Chapel Peckham – classic elegance met urban chic in a beautiful fusion and their wedding was featured on the fabulous RMW blog Here I was proud and touched by their feedback after the wedding ceremony!

Photo credit Michelle Wood Photographer

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This was a lovely fusion wedding ceremony, with the bride from New Zealand and her East End hubby, who both had a wonderful afternoon with their families and guests at the lovely Hackney Round Chapel.  They shared hand written vows and held a  Rose Ceremony to honour their mums, all of which made for an emotional occasion – happy tears were flowing!  Chantell was an amazingly organised and chilled bride and it was such a pleasure to help create her English Wedding Ceremony!  Her feedback afterwards was so lovely:

“Yvonne, thank you for putting together such a wonderful personalised wedding ceremony for us! You weren’t given much time (about a week if I remember rightly) to pull everything together, from chatting with us to see if we were the right fit, to writing a personalised ceremony which we wouldn’t change in a million years, even given more time. We will always think of you fondly and I have been telling a lot of people about you and what you do!I wish you every success with your business and to anyone looking for a warm, loving and caring celebrant to conduct their ceremony, I can’t recommend Yvonne enough. “

You can also see Chantell’s Review here on YouTube

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It was a beautiful sunny afternoon for Tami and Sam’s Wedding Ceremony at Shotley Vineyard – both of them were excited and nervous but handled the Wine Blending Ceremony beautifully!  We had a ceremony in both English and German to include both family and friends, and their heritage.  Tami later wrote to me:

” Thank you so much again for the wonderful ceremony, you made our day really special and the way you performed the ceremony was just perfect. We’ve had so many positive comments from our family and friends, both English and German – it felt very personal and was exactly how we imagined our wedding to be like.” 

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I had the greatest pleasure in creating a handfasting ceremony for this lovely couple, who flew over from California with their guests, and held their ceremony outdoors at the beautiful Great Fosters, Egham, venue.  It was a stunning location as you can see!  Congratulations to B and S – I hope you have many wonderful memories !!

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Camille and Diarmuid had a wonderful ceremony with guests from Europe and Great Britain – held at the iconic Soho House, Berlin.  With a beautiful Ring Warming Ceremony, and romantic vows, it was a truly stunning and heart-warming occasion!

 

It was so lovely to receive this handwritten thank you card from the bride that day – it really was an honour and a great pleasure to create and lead this ceremony!

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A gorgeous setting earlier this year, for a Chinese couple, at Amberley Castle, Kent this summer, made so much more beautiful by the fact that the ceremony was translated into Mandarin too!

 

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Kate and Peppy had a wonderful ceremony full of love and some laughter too, at the gorgeous boutique hotel in Soho.  Their wedding ceremony at Ham Yard Hotel,  was captured beautifully by their photographers WE ARE // THE CLARKES, and was recently featured by one of the top 10 wedding blogs, Rock My Wedding, and you can see all the wonderful fun and fabulous details here

“As soon as we saw her and read the feedback other married couples had given her, we knew she was the right person to do our wedding.”

Wonderful wedding styling and on the day support by Emma of Something Blue 

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Ignas and Norberto had a beautiful woodland themed Wedding at The Dead Dolls House, Islington, after their legal service at Islington Town Hall.  Augusta Florals created magical fairy tale setting for this lovely couple and their guests.  It was a real pleasure to help them with their personal vows and promises.  A ceremony full of wonder and romance!

“…..Yvonne gave a very beautiful, creative speech, that touched every one’s hearts. She was very professional and fun at the same time. She spent enough time getting to know us, so she could make the best of our wedding, and she did! We are very happy with the final result.”

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Eleanor and Sam held their wedding at their parent’s home and garden, on a glorious summer day in August 2016.  We had beautiful weather for a special Hand Fasting Ceremony.  Their feedback Review can be seen on my Google page here

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Jenny and Mark’s wedding was held in a beautifully decorated barn!

Jenny and Tom Sept 2017

A gorgeous sunny May wedding day for two lovely people at Gaynes Park Estate, Essex

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More lovely photos creating many memories to cherish!

 

Celebrant Ceremonies can be conducted almost anywhere !  From the luxury of the Ritz Hotel for Rosie and Stepan’s Wedding, to the rustic natural outdoor setting in an Animal Sanctuary for Mark and Jenny.  Anything is possible! 

 

All of the venues I worked with  and conducted ceremonies in have been amazing!  Here is a list of my 2017 and 2018 venues and links :

The Asylum Peckham

The Round Chapel Hackney

Amberley Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle, Kent

Great Fosters, Egham

Soho House, Berlin

Die Alte Gaertnerei, Munich

Syon House, Isleworth

Queens House Greenwich

Pembroke Lodge Richmond

Tramp Nightclub

Ham Yard Hotel London

Newland Manor Chalfont St Giles

Paradise at Kensal Rise, London

The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair

The Old Mill Aldermaston

The Long Barn Newton Valence

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt, Herts

Farnham Castle Keep Surrey

Gaynes Park Essex

Wrest Park Bedfordshire

The Ritz Hotel London 

Magnolia Park Golf Hotel, Boarstall, Oxon

The Thatched Barn, Great Farthingloe, Folkestone

 

 

 

The lovely couple below held a super stylish ceremony at the Grand Palace Banqueting Hall in Wood Green,  London !  It was an amazing day with the bride writing her own poem to her handsome groom, – not a dry eye in the room!  Her feedback was very much appreciated!

leena and Renos Wedding Feedback

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J and C at the Connaught Hotel Mayfair

“Yvonne was excellent on the day and stay connected with us from the day we initially met right up to the wedding. On the day, Yvonne was welcoming to our guests and delivered a ceremony above and beyond what we expected.”

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A Sand Ceremony was the chosen symbolic Ceremony for the wedding of Holly and James, and their Thank you Card was so sweet and appreciated!  The Ceremony was in the lovely London Hotel, Montague on the Gardens, in Bloomsbury!

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The charming photo below is the Confetti Throw at this lovely wedding.  I was so happy to receive the following feedback from Julie and Jon :  

“Thank you Yvonne, this was just perfect!”  

They had a beautiful elegant ceremony at Wrest Park, a National Trust property, in Bedfordshire.  

 Julie and Jon Wrest Park
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‘Let me just say I absolutely loved the script, it’s amazing, it brought a tear to my eye which was lovely.   I’m really pleased we picked you to perform this for us, i think it will be super special’.  

Roxanne and Mark

Their Elopement to Las Vegas meant a lot of their friends and family were unable to take part, – however, they rectified this by re-creating the complete ceremony, along with a fabulous Las Vegas Theme, at the very delightful Boxmoor Hall Hotel Hemel Hempstead

Roxanne and Mark March 2015

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Dear Yvonne, Thank you for a wonderful day and a fantastic service at our wedding. We had the best time ever and just want to do it all again!   
Charlotte and Ilker
 
I performed their Ceremony at the pool, which was Caribbean styled, complete with Steel Band, at the stunning Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow which is where they first met and fell in love!  
Charlotte and Ilker's Wedding
Charlotte and Ilker’s Ceremony held at Sheraton Skyline Hotel
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“Hi Yvonne! Did you have a good day? Everyone complimented on how amazing you were.”  
I married two lovely guys in a fun ceremony that was full of love and laughter.  Congratulations to Mitch and Jame Tanner-Thorpe who tied the knot at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond, a wonderful National Trust treasure!
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James and Mitch Richmond May 2015
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“Hi Yvonne,
Thanks, you’ve done a wonderful job!”.  
Robert and Sylvie
Sylvie and Rob, Hamsptead
Hampstead Heath Wedding
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“It was just perfect, Thank you!”  
Susan and Paul Reynolds
We re-created their Las Vegas Wedding at The Grange, Northwood, for 80 guests
Paul and Sue at The Grove Northwood
Las Vegas Themed Day!
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“We had a wonderful ceremony –  thank you so much!”       Simon and Devika
Their Ceremony was held at the Old Mill Inn, Aldermaston outdoors, and incorporated a Groom’s Surprise!
Simon and Devika Ceremony 2013
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 Hi Yvonne

The day went very well and the bride and groom had a great time!

Thank you for everything you were fab!

Sarah H.

This wedding ceremony was performed at Hendon Hall Hotel, London
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Hendon Hall Hotel
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Hello Yvonne, thank you putting our story into a really wonderful ceremony for us.  We are really excited about our special day on Saturday.    Thanks again.  Jenny and Mark

I conducted the ceremony in front of a herd of 30 bulls and cows at Hugletts Animal Sanctuary in East Sussex.  They were so curious about me and what I was doing in their field we have some rather fun pictures of this day!  Who knew they love GingerNut biscuits!!

Jenny and Mark marrying at the Animal Sanctuary
Jenny and Mark, Sussex outdoor wedding

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A lovely warm ceremony blending two faiths in a creative and respectful yet romantic story.  I presented the family with a beautifully printed script of their wedding and vows as a keepsake.

Yvonne, we had a really fantastic day.  Thank you so much for making it special for us.    Seema and Paul

Ceremony was conducted at The Amadeus Centre, Maida Vale, London.

Seema and Paul, Amadeus Centre
Multi Faith Wedding Ceremony

Hi Yvonne,

Thanks for a great ceremony on Saturday a lot of people commented on what a lovely service it was.  All the best, Hannah and Aron.

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Hi Yvonne, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all the services you provided for Ruby’s Naming Day on Sunday 7th August.  We all really enjoyed the day.

The ceremony felt really personal and the words you provided were lovely.  The tone of the ceremony was perfect – a serious occasion, which didn’t feel too formal.

Many of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and how nice and personable you were.

Thanks again,

S and L K

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