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 on The Celebrant Directory

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 summer wedding 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!

Julie 💕 John at Hampton Court House

A private June wedding with no photos but a lovely review was left for me by John recently.

This Indian Scottish fusion wedding too place over two days and was filled with warmth and happiness! It was a real pleasure to create a Christian ceremony for John – again filled with beautiful words, hymns and blessings. A real honour for me, in this iconic venue!

Hayley and Katja held Ceremony in Yorkshire

It was a beautiful relaxed and wonderfully romantic and emotional occasion! They exchanged vows in each other’s native language which was truly wonderful to witness. As a couple we reflected their love story in such a warm and heartfelt way 💕

Yvonne created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for me and my wife ❤️ She created a bilingual wedding ceremony, my wife is german and she spoke the vows in English, I am English and I spoke the vows in German – to show respect to one another and to our family. It was simply beautiful all our guests had the possibility to understand everything and told us both how wonderful it to see. Yvonne was always quick to respond to our emails questions and she always gave us a lot of information and made us feel super special not only on our day but also in the preparation. She gave us cards and our vows in a special folder to keep on the day which we will cherish forever. I fully recommend Yvonne to any couple wanting a unique, loving and memorable ceremony. She is just lovely and you can tell she loves what she does, passionate and caring. We cannot thank her enough 💕 xx Best wishes from Germany Hayley and Katja.

Image by Joshua Leo Dorfman

Shereena and Lerum celebrated at Kevington Hall, Kent

This was one of the most stunning weddings I have had the joy of being present – with a gorgeous bride in a stunning bespoke gown, and a handsome groom – it was a ceremony filled with romance, laughter, and emotion.  Shereena and Lerum have been together for over 10 years, and yet their love is as fresh and new as if they had just fallen!  It was wonderful to witness their love, and also to be asked to stay and celebrate with them too!  The warmth and friendliness of their guests and family was very touching, as was the feedback they left for me.

Yvonne was truly a wonderful person to perform our ceremony. She took the time to meet with us, understand what we were about and showed passion in wanting to deliver a meaningful, bespoke ceremony for us, which she did 100%. She was open to adapting to us, using terminology that she may have not… Readmore been familiar with to personalise our ceremony but she embraced it all and brought the best smiles and laughter to our guests as well as ourselves. She gave us the relaxed vibe that we wanted but maintained professionalism. She brought personality to our union and we could not be happier with her. She was great from the very beginning. She took the time to have a phone interview, meet in person, was patient with our responses, flexible and was on time on the day. We thank you Yvonne for a truly amazing ceremony.Love Lerum and Shereena.

Beautiful photos by Abbas Photography. 

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Angelika and Tom wed at West Green House, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire

It was an absolutely stunning summery day at this gorgeous National Trust location, which was chosen by them because they often visit.  It was certainly very beautiful, on the lawn near the lake.  We had personal vows and lovely readings, and their girls took part too, in witnessing their ceremony and signing the Ceremony Certificate with them.  What an honour to create a ceremony for such an adorable couple and their guests!  Thank you Angelika and Tom for these beautiful pictures, from their lovely photographer  Elina Upmane.    

We chose Yvonne as our celebrant for our wedding in June. Her bubbly friendly personality attracted us to her from our initial meeting. I think she worked out our personalities quite quickly and was very good at putting all the information about us together for our wedding ceremony. The day was very special but was made even more special with her there. I would highly recommend Yvonne to anyone!

Pamela and Alex were married in the Museum at Überlingen, Lake Constance, Germany

What a gorgeous wedding this was!  A Bilingual Ceremony to include all the guests and family – which meant a lot to them both, as Pamela grew up in this part of Germany, and many of her family and friends are still there.  It was a beautiful day, a gorgeous location, and with personal vows and wedding wishes, it really was such a personal and special occasion!  Thank you Alex for the kind words you left for me on Google and for the beautiful thank you card and this lovely happy photograph!

Dear Yvonne, We are very sorry for the delay in getting this to you – life has been both wonderful and hectic since the 25th May in Uberlingen.  Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special and emotional.  It was lovely, everything we could have ever dreamed of;  you made us all, guests included, feel so at ease, and we could never have imagined having such a personal, emotional and heartwarming ceremony by a Celebrant we had only spoken to twice, on Skype!  The mix of English and German was perfect.  Our friends and family regularly tell us it was the most personal ceremony they had ever been to.  Keep up the excellent work, we had the perfect start to married life.

Nikki and John held Ceremony at The Asylum, Caroline Gardens, Peckham

Their Wedding Ceremony was perfect in every way!  Lots of storytelling, and personal vows which made everyone feel quite emotional, including me!  They were such an adorable very in love couple and their smiles lit up the chapel! This is one of the most lovely and atmospheric London wedding venues, and it has been a real joy to return with a ceremony for Nikki and Jon.  Their feedback when they sent me this photo, was so kind.

Hi Yvonne, we are finally coming back to earth with a huge bump.  Thank you so much for the day.  We have had so many lovely comments on how personal and beautiful the ceremony was.  Your calm and warm nature helped this all go smoothly.  Thank you.  Nikki and Jon.

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 & Film

Sara & Robert at Shakespeare Globe from Diana V Photography on Vimeo.

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 with 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 shall I.  Here is their lovely feedback on their experience eloping in the Bavarian mountains and glacial lakes – it took all our breath away!

There is no way we could possibly describe what our wedding was like for us. The location…breathtaking. We even had snow on the mountain tops because of an overnight rainstorm.

Our celebrant…who understood the need and desire for this ceremony even though we had already had one, who wrote the most heartfelt and personal things to say and did 2 beautiful traditional German wedding practices.

The photographers… Mauro and Michelle who love the outdoors I think as much as we do and saw so much beauty in the location but more importantly, saw the love between us and captured our personalities and our sense of adventure perfectly. (I got in Lake Eibsee in my wedding dress people.. it was AMAZING) In Love with a Wolf

The wedding planner…perfection. We barely had to do anything but share our vision and she made it come to life. We would not have had any of the above amazing experiences if not for her. Elvira Pross Peach Perfect Weddings

None of this would have been possible without this amazing service. Thank you!!

 

A mountain in Germany with a lake at which a couple are meeting to elope with a Celebrant leading their wedding ceremony. The bride is wearing a long white dress with a long cape which flows behind her. A mountain in the background with a lake and in front there is a couple who are getting married, by a marriage Celebrant, Yvonne Beck

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.

This is the lovely feedback they left for us:

Every person and every couple is unique in their own way.  Yvonne beautifully captured and portrayed our story in a way that truly represented who we are as individuals and as a couple.  Our ceremony was our very own and there will never be another like it.  Not only did we love our ceremony, our guests (23 total ) spoke about the delivery and Yvonne’s lovely personality for days after.  It was truly unforgettable.

Left on Peach Perfect :  We absolutely loved our wedding at the Riesersee and we will definitely be recommending Peach Perfect Weddings (specifically yourself!) to any of our friends who are considering getting married in Europe. Thank you for everything!

The wedding was beautifully planned and co-ordinated by Peach Perfect Weddings, wedding planners who create wonderful events throughout Europe.  Photographs by the awesome In Love with a Wolf

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!

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. “

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!

a thank you card for the wedding celebrant from the couple she created a ceremony for.

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

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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.”

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!

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

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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!  
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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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