Testimonials

Weddings

International Wedding at Burythorpe House Yorkshire

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

Beth and Tom's Oathing Stone Ceremony conducted by Anne-Marie

“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
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

Family ceremonies

Welcoming Ceremony

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

Farewells

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 August 2020

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 June 2020.

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