Hi, I’m Anne-Marie…
I’m an Independent Family Celebrant based in York. As a celebrant it’s my role and privilege to create and deliver a truly personalised ceremony just for you – whatever life event you are marking.
Whether you are celebrating your wedding, welcoming a new person into your family or saying goodbye to a much-loved family member, I will make sure that your ceremony will be truly personal and special, just what you wish it to be. At this significant time in your life I will listen to your ideas and wishes for your ceremony and help you to make them a reality.
I have a wealth of experience working with people in many settings, including at difficult and emotional times. I pride myself on being able to understand people and their individual circumstances. My writing skills will allow me to create a distinctive personalised ceremony and my experience of public speaking will enable me to deliver a memorable ceremony especially for you.
As a celebrant I create and conduct a wide range of tailor-made ceremonies. Whatever life event you and your family are planning, my role is to create and deliver a truly personalised ceremony just for you.
Select your chosen ceremony below to find out more.
At this very special moment in your life, share all your dreams and wishes for your ceremony and I’ll help make them come true. Your wedding or civil partnership is a unique event, and with a celebrant-led ceremony you won’t have to be limited in any way.
A renewal of vows ceremony is an ideal way to renew your commitment to each other, first made at your wedding or civil partnership ceremony, and to declare your love again in the presence of your family and friends.
It is traditional across the world to welcome a new child into the family and community. Various religions and cultures have different ways of doing this, but many people are now choosing to create a naming ceremony to welcome a new family member.
Customising Your Ceremony
Choose every element of your ceremony and make it unique
One of the great things about working with a celebrant is the freedom you have to choose the content, style and location of your ceremony. Your ceremony can be secular, semi-religious or spiritual. It can be traditional, culturally significant or alternative. You may wish to enhance your ceremony with a symbolic act, for example using candles, sand or flowers. You may have a favourite poem or song you wish to use. The choice is yours.
You might have plenty of ideas already, or perhaps you need a little inspiration. I’m always happy to provide suggestions about the wide variety of options available to enrich your ceremony, including readings, poetry, music and symbolic acts.
I’m sure you have lots of questions, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
Stella and Pete
Thank you so much for your excellent presentation, everyone I have spoken to all complimented you. At the start of the service there was a lot of charged emotion, as you started your presentation, people were visibly listening, and their emotional state started to improve. By the end of the service, people were smiling. People mentioned to me they had learnt a lot about Bryan. Once again, a big hearty thank you, you helped the H family and friends through a difficult day.
Anne Marie was the celebrant at our wedding where we originally had a registrar, but due to moving dates (covid), we couldn’t get the date and time with them. We can honestly say it worked out for the better. The ceremony was so much more personal vs a council legal wedding, where Anne Marie spent a lot of time getting to know us personally and really took care putting together our story to share to everyone on our big day. Everyone told us how beautiful the ceremony was. We can’t recommend Anne Marie enough! Thank you!!
Luke and Emily
Absolutely amazing. I lost my Dad and asked if Anne-Marie would conduct the ceremony at the graveside. She went above and beyond and made my Dads send off the best she could. I couldn’t fault anything. And for that I’m so grateful. Everyone that attended the ceremony said how beautifully conducted it was. Would 100% recommend Anne-Marie.
I just wanted to say thank you for all you did today and in the build up. You really did my mum proud and made it very special for all of us. I know she would have loved it. I also really appreciate all the preparation you did too. You obviously put a lot of time and effort and also care into everything and words cannot describe how grateful I am that you were there to see mum off.
Just attended a naming ceremony officiated by Anne-Marie. What a lovely ceremony! Her readings were beautiful and thoughtful, she made them relevant to the baby, did not feel like a generic ceremony. There was humour in there too, she got the balance just right. Would highly recommend Anne Marie for any ceremony!
We chose Anne-Marie to be our celebrant for our wedding ceremony. She took the time to really get to know us and wrote a fantastic, personalised script for the day and had such a way to piece together our life and present it to our guests. On the day she delivered it perfectly. All our guests commented on how fantastic she was, and we couldn’t have made a better choice. Thank you Anne-Marie, for everything.
Andy and Lisa
From the first phone call with Anne-Marie to enquire about conducting our father’s funeral she put us at our ease and gave us confidence that the ceremony would be in capable and secure hands… Anne- Marie’s advice, attention to detail and professionalism helped us put together a very personal ceremony which was appreciated by family and friends alike and which did our father proud.
Alison and Jane
Thank you for everything you have done, it means a lot to me and my family. Even down to taking the time to get to know us and understanding things about us. Your compassion is so appreciated at a time so scary and upsetting for me, made more bearable by such a lovely caring kind person.
Dionne and family
Anne-Marie is a very professional celebrant, who made us feel relaxed and excited about our big day. If we had questions she would always be on hand to answer them quickly and in detail. Our day couldn’t have gone any better; having Anne-Marie guide us made the entire experience beautiful and it was full of joy. You won’t find anyone better!
Sammy and Mikey
I cannot recommend Anne Marie enough! She deserves way more than 5 stars. Our wedding ceremony was perfect, and Anne-Marie took the time to get to know us both on a personal level to create our unique ceremony. All of our guests commented on how perfectly the ceremony was written and Anne-Marie has even sent us a copy to keep. If you are looking for a celebrant look no further!
Sarah and Devon
We made it! We wanted to thank you for being such a big part in our wedding journey. We will be forever blessed to have been able to meet and work with you. Thank you for everything, you’ve been a true rock for us throughout this. Thank you so much for sticking with us and making this experience a bright and joyful one.
Ross and Sheena
Absolutely amazing ceremony for my Grandson’s naming ceremony, Anne-Marie was amazing, she included all our family and close friends, including memories of special people. She made me cry, she made me laugh most of all she made the day so special.
The service Anne-Marie provided from start to finish was personal, thorough and exceptionally professional. She left no stone unturned throughout the process and oversaw and explained every step to make sure we had the most perfect ceremony. Our day went better than we could have ever imagined, due to the exceptional work ethic and keen eye for detail that Anne-Marie has. We are so thankful to have chosen to have a Celebrant ceremony as it enabled us to bring our story to life for our friends and family and this was made possible thanks to Anne-Marie.
Beth and Tom
What a lovely lady. Due to Covid we couldn’t have as many guests as we wanted at our official ceremony. I have to say, I am pleased that was the case. The ceremony was far beyond our expectations and much better than the legal one. Anne-Marie was amazing at extracting information about how we met and how our relationship works. When she sent the proof to read prior to the day she had us crying with laughter. She also made sure everything was as it should be at our venue. Couldn’t recommend her enough.
Guy and Laura
Get in Touch
Whichever type of ceremony you’re planning, I’d be delighted to help. Feel free to get in touch any time for an informal chat through your ideas.