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!
Real Weddings in 2019!
This year has been wonderful so far, with Ceremonies beginning in May and which will end in December! I am always happy when my couples give me permission to share the images of their day, and am waiting for more of my May and June couples to send those over to me ! Once I have them, this page will be filling up again with gorgeous inspirational images and remind me again of these amazing occasions!
Cecilia and Keo at Hedsor House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire
Ceci and Keo came over to leafy from Hong Kong for their nuptials! It was an absolutely beautiful day within Hedsor House, a venue that offers you exclusive use, and superb catering and customer service. It was such a pleasure to create ceremony for this couple. They asked me to include not only suprise vows, but surprise content that they wanted me to share – which made for a really emotional and sincere ceremony. They loved my mention of their Plush Piggies as their “Witnesses” ! After the ceremony they had their Wedding Breakfast and later enjoyed a dazzling Firework Display – something they cannot experience in Hong Kong. Happy Travels Ceci and Keo, with your piggies!
Expertly Planned and co-ordinated by luxury wedding planner, Helen Davies, of WithHelenDavies
Photos are my own.
Real Weddings in 2018!
Margarita and Richard at Berlepsch Chapel, Berlepsch Castle, Germany
I love weddings, and I love Castles! So there was nothing more exciting to me than being asked to create ceremony for a couple from Florida, in the latter part of the year, in this beautiful chapel in the castle grounds. This medieval chapel is full of charm and character, and a splendid setting for the ceremony. Margarita and Richard were accompanied only by very close family and Richard planned a stunning surprise for his bride, – he had asked the military to allow her brother to be given leave of absence to escort his sister down the aisle! A beautiful gesture and a wonderful happy surprise for Margarita. They held a Unity Candle Ceremony and we asked Margarita’s mum to light and blow out the flames at the beginning and end of the ritual. The light of love shone through the dark winter day and their joy and delight was just wonderful!
Captured by the amazingly talented team at In Love with A Wolf
Planned by Peach Perfect Weddings, as one of their approved Wedding Celebrants in Europe.
Sara and Robert at The Swan Globe Theatre, South Bank, London
I was so excited to be asked by Sara and Robert to create a Ceremony for them at the iconic Swan Globe Theatre, in the heart of London’s South Bank and near all the beautiful iconic landmarks in this beautiful city. Leaving their warm sunny Florida home behind, they opted to have a winter wedding which was definitely warmed by their love for each other and the love that was present in the room, as they both said their personal heartfelt vows and promises to each other. A day full of emotion and wonder!
I was delighted when Sara gave me permission to publish her short wedding higlights video where you can hear me and also see me at “the office” for the day, and my thanks go to Sara, Robert and to their amazing photographer, Diana V Photography!
It was also wonderful to receive this warm feedback from Sara afterwards:
“Thank you Yvonne- You were marvelous! Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and very personalized. It was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. We are a non-traditional couple so we wanted something that was meaningful and spoke to our relationship without the traditional readings and moments. Yvonne didn’t disappoint. She created small details and timings for our ceremony that made it just perfect and something we will remember forever. I would recommend her for anyone looking for that special touch on your special day.”
Melissa and Shane Ceremony at Lake Eibsee, Garmisch Patenkirchen, Bavaria
Melissa and Shane decided to hold two ceremonies, Part 1 and Part 11 – at home in the USA for their families, and then one in Germany, that was planned just for the two of them before they went on honeymoon. It was a beautiful intimate ceremony with personal vows and storytelling, in this magical setting. It was late September and the dew was heavy that morning but the clouds lifted in time for the ceremony, with just the three of us, and the mountain behind us – die Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak.
We had a Handfasting iwith specially created cords, and they drank together from a Bridal Cup – two rituals that were written especially for them, and which it was my absolute honour to create. This intimate moment is I am sure, one they will always cherish, as I
Captured by the amazingly talented team at In Love with A Wolf
Planned by Peach Perfect Weddings, for whom I am proud to offer my services as an approved supplier in Europe.
Alyssa and Ryan’s Ceremony at Riessersee, Garmisch Patenkirchen, Bavaria
Alyssa and Ryan flew over from Canada to hold a ceremony in some of the most stunning scenery in Germany. On board a small raft, we floated along a beautiful glacial lake, in the sunshine and with Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, in the background. Their Ceremony was touching, emotional and so beautful, and they arranged for it to be streamed simultaneously to Canada so that guests and family who were unable to travel, could hear and see this gorgeous pair, making their vows and promises to each other, and exchange the Rings, which had been warmed and blessed by everyone present, during the Ring Warming Ceremony.
Kat and Alex at Jackson’s Lane, London
Jane and Tom at Die Alte Gaertnerei, Tegernsee
A beautiful Wedding Ceremony in a stunning greenhouse nursery in Southern Germany. A Bilingual Wedding Ceremony for Jane and Tom, who created such beautiful details for their wedding ceremony. It was a real honour to be their Celebrant! The Venue is Die Alte Gaertnerei am Tegernsee, and the team there created a stunning natural foliage. We ended with the traditional German Champagne Toast! Captured beautifully by Nadine at Herzflimmern!
Tian and Andre at the Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel, Berlin
Tian and Andre had a beautiful wedding at the iconic Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel in Berlin. A stunning venue for this couple whose guests flew in from all over the world to celebrate. I created a Bilingual Ceremony, much appreciated by family and guests.
Maria and Rav Bilingual Garden Ceremony, London
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!
“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. “
Abigail and Andrew at The Asylum Chapel, Peckham
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
This was the lovely feedback from them afterwards!
Chantell and Simon at The Round Chapel, Hackney, East London
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
Tami and Sam’s Outdoor Winery Wedding, Shotley Vineyard, Suffolk
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.”
Britney and Sean’s Outdoor Ceremony at Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey.
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 Britney and Sean – I hope you have many wonderful memories !!
Camille and Diarmuid at Soho House, Berlin
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!
Lian and YichAo held Ceremony at Amberley Castle
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!
Kate and Peppy exchanged Vows at Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London
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
Ignas and Norberto tied the knot at The Dead Dolls House, Islington, London
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.”
Eleanor and Sam’s Handfasting Ceremony, private Garden.
Eleanor and Sam held their wedding at their parent’s home and garden, on a glorious summer day. We had beautiful weather for a special Hand Fasting Ceremony. Their feedback Review can be seen on my Google page here
Jenny and Mark at The Long Barn, Newton Valence.
Jenny and Mark’s wedding was held in a beautifully decorated barn!
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 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!
“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.”
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!
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.
‘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
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
“Hi Yvonne! Did you have a good day? Everyone complimented on how amazing you were.”
“Hi Yvonne,Thanks, you’ve done a wonderful job!”.Robert and Sylvie
“It was just perfect, Thank you!”Susan and Paul Reynolds
“We had a wonderful ceremony – thank you so much!” Simon and Devika
The day went very well and the bride and groom had a great time!
Thank you for everything you were fab!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
S and L K