Testimonials

Testimonials

I am always so touched when couples and families take the time to write to me with feedback after their ceremony. Below are some of the testimonials I’ve received over the years.

Weddings & Renewals



Ringwarming ceremony with Horseshoes

We just wanted to say a big thank you for everything on our wedding day last Friday. A huge, huge thank you for, not just the day, but the 18 months prior to that when you guided us through everything and created soemthing that was really special. We got lots and lots of comments specifically on how personal the ceremony was and how well thought out and planned it was and that was down to you. A humungous thank you you for making our day so memorable.
— Natalie and Ben

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. Prior to our wedding, Anne-Marie spoke with both myself and my partner individually and together to construct a ceremony that truly encapsulated our journey. Nothing was ever too much to ask and she always made time for our queries. We had regular contact with Anne-Marie and even had meetings at our venue to ensure every detail was checked. 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


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


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


Laura and Guy Wedding ceremony with umbrella

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 x

Thank you for all the time and effort you put into our ceremony, it was such a pleasure to meet you and we enjoyed our afternoon in the garden telling you the tale of how we met, you translated this into such gorgeous piece capturing  both our personalities within the humour you injected into your speech. We cried with laughter when we first read it and again at the wedding. We all (including the guests) loved it all. The sand ceremony was extra special allowing the kids to be part of it all.

Laura and Guy


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


Pete and Stella at the conclusion of their Handfasting Ceremony

Anne-Marie was lovely to work with when we were planning our ceremony discussing all the details that made the ceremony go without a hitch. Anne-Marie literally tied the knot for us during the beautiful handfasting ceremony that she performed, it was absolutely perfect and a moment we will never forget.

— Stella and Pete


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


Garden Wedding Ceremony

Thanks Anne-Marie, we had an absolutely fabulous day and people loved your ceremony!

Lee and Claire


Good morning, Anne Marie, Me and E want to say how amazing you made our special wedding day. Was so incredible. The lead up and help throughout has been really king and we really appreciate all that you have done for us. Thank you so much.


Anne Marie was the celebrant at our wedding this month, 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 (numerous zoom’s) 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


Thanks again Anne-Marie, we love meeting really nice people, and you are certainly up amongst the nicest. You made Saturday very special for us. Thank you so much for everything you did.

— Kelly and Simon


Naming & Family Ceremonies



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 for Elizabeth and Dylan.

Lisa B


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!

— Philippa P


Funerals & Farewells



I am writing to thank you for the lovely service which you took for my son Andrew. Thank you for talking to me and Richard prior to the service; you were very kind and understanding

— Barbara P

Hello Anne-Marie, I’m just with my mum and we wanted to just say again how much we appreciated everything you did for Dad’s funeral – and the caring, thoughtful and organised way you did it.

— Paul and Betty Wright


Just a quick note from me to stay a huge thank you for everything you did for the ceremony and celebration. You really made a positive difference and things would not have worked so well without you.

— J Clements


Our family are eternally grateful to Ann-Marie for creating such a personal funeral ceremony for my Mother who died recently at the age of 105. The celebration of a long and happy life.

— Pauline Roth


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.

— Mike H


Thank you, Anne-Marie, for making B’s funeral the wonderful celebration of his life that it was. A great comfort to me, the boys and B’s family. Thank you so much.

— Fiona S


I was very impressed with the style and content of the Crematorium service and the delivery of it by Anne-Marie was superb, a truly professional homage to B’s life. I had never been to a crematorium service without hymns before and I found it very refreshing indeed, so much so that I think I might steal the format for my own service! What a send-off B got!

— Jon


We would like to thank you for such a lovely ceremony.  Everyone was so impressed what a lovely send off for John. Thank you again.      

— Ginny 


Thank you for all your efforts in today’s funeral. I think Heidi’s hug said it all and I am really pleased that she was happy with everything. Jane and I agreed you projected yourself clearly, confidently and held a safe space in the chapel for the family. Thank you again for the level of detail in the scripted service which was very reassuring.

— Full Circle Funerals


I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of myself, my family and all who attended Margaret’s funeral. Everyone has commented on what a beautiful service and reading that you provided. A lot of them said it really brought back many happy memories of when Margaret was a younger and healthier young lady, because that’s what she was a lady. Once again thank you for a lovely service.

— Les and family


Thank you so much for the copy of mum’s Celebration of Life Ceremony, it is beautifully presented and I will treasure it. We were so pleased with the service and we will always be grateful to you for all your hard work and attention to detail making sure all the family’s memories were included, it made it very special.

— V Reid


Thankyou so very much for the beautiful folder and script of the celebration of life, it is something we will treasure. The eulogy was a perfect picture of Pat and her life and put together in a way that included all our thoughts and memories and for that we also thank you. Family and friends who watched the Service online all said how they felt it was a lovely gentle way to say farewell to a lovely lady who will be sadly missed.

— K & J Walker


Thank you so much for the lovely service you gave yesterday.  Our son, together with several relatives and friends of mum were able to watch live yesterday. They  have all said how special it was and how much they enjoyed it.  It means a lot to us to feel that mum had such a good send off.

— Val and John


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.

— David R


Anne-Marie worked with my nana over the last couple of years to plan and arrange her funeral for when the time came. Unfortunately the time came during the year of covid so with restrictions in place Anne-Marie adapted the plans to ensure as many as nana’s wishes were delivered. She met us at York crematorium and was sensitive, caring and a true professional. She delivered a beautiful service that whilst sad was enjoyable and very reflective of who my nana was. I couldn’t think of anyone better for the job of a celebrant and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Anne-Marie to anyone wanting to celebrate the end of a life, the start of a life or a marriage. Thank you Anne-Marie

— Claudia R


Thank you for making such a difficult day more bearable not only with your professionalism but heartfelt and sincere words. You summed up my mum, Norma, perfectly. She was a tour de force of that there is no doubt!  but was also our mum and you saw that side of her too. 

— Katie T


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.

— Andrea


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. Prior to the funeral itself, we had two lengthy meetings which enabled Anne-Marie to familiarize herself with our father’s character and the timeline of his long life. There followed regular email communication which ensured that on the day of the funeral proceedings ran efficiently and smoothly. 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. Thankyou.

— 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. Words sometimes do not seem enough but thank you so much, a beautiful service for my Esi-Belle. 

— Dionne and family


Words alone cannot convey how very grateful we are for the beautiful service you created for my mum. You were so kind and thoughtful and receiving a copy of the service was very special. So many of our friends and family commented on how genuine and ‘real’ the service was – so a huge Thank-You from us all. 

— Lisa, Patrick, Alice, Thomas, Peter, Rachel and Lewis


Thank you so much for your wonderful presence and memories of Robert. You were perfect. 

— HB