All videos used with kind permission.
I'm so very lucky that I have been able to work with so many lovely people. I’ve ‘done’ glam, vintage and quirky - sometimes all three at once in fact! These mementoes are as diverse as the clients I have had, the venues I have worked in and the ceremonies we’ve created together. That’s the power of bespoke. Enjoy…
Imagine a perfect winter wedding and you might well think of the warmest of welcomes,
a crackling fire and an abundance of sparkle and colour. This wedding had it all – and more.
It was an absolute pleasure (and privilege) to be involved in.
Credit: John Latham Photography (www.johnlathamweddings.com)
Originally meeting back in primary school, Jenni and Ben are the closest thing to childhood
sweethearts I’m ever likely to get. I love this little montage. It so reflects
all that is possible when you marry the right people with the right ceremony and the right venue…
and good (if windy!) weather. Such a romantic story; such a romantic day.
Credit: Lee Harrison (www.lee-harrison.com)
I’ll never forget any of the couples that I’ve married, but there are certain moments
that even now invoke such strong emotion. Little Jude running down the aisle to
mum and dad is one of those. Unscripted. So joyful. Them.
Credit: Silver Sixpence Films (www.silversixpencefilms.com)
Another wonderful winter wedding – this time complete with more snow that we
knew what to do with. Just getting there was an achievement but get there we did
and what a day we had: so much love, so much happiness, so much joy.
Credit: Ever After Video Productions (www.everaftervideos.com)
Rob and Layal married at the sumptuous Stoke Rochford Hall on one of the
hottest days of 2013. We may have melted but we had a fabulous time nonetheless!
I think their reactions in the ceremony say it all – just perfect.
Credit: Rosie Hardy Photography (www.rosiehardy.com)
Alice and Pete were always going to do things very much their own way. Here's a little taste of their 'McNeil Fest' in Derbyshire in 2012. If you'd like to find out more about them have a look at www.mcneilsonwheels.com. Some of my couples do just have a cup of tea afterwards, honestly.
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Particular highlights (click each one to read more)
‘It was so, so touching – how you phrased your words and how they were delivered. I have to say your ceremony was the most beautiful ceremony we have heard at a wedding.’
‘We cannot thank you enough for making our dream wedding come true. We played the ceremony out with you and in our heads many times but on the day it was one million times better than we could have ever imagined. From the moment we entered the room the atmosphere was electric. The ceremony was so personal to them and us that there was not a dry eye in the congregation, the emotions were so high and there was so much love in the room. The wedding quite honestly would not have been what it was without you. It will forever be the best day of our lives.’
‘One of our close friends messaged me the next day to say that we were the couple everybody wanted to be and it was the ceremony and wedding that every couple wanted to have. So much of that was your doing, coordination, delivery on the day and beautiful writing. Craig and I agree that choosing you as our Celebrant was the best decision we made!’
‘We’re on Cloud 9! Yesterday was the best EVER. Thank you so much for everything. The ceremony was just perfection – we were both completely blown away. Everyone needs you at their wedding! We don’t have enough words to thank you enough. xxx’
‘Not only are we delighted we decided to go with the humanist ceremony, but also that we chose you as our Celebrant. I am so, so impressed and happy we chose you. It was just wonderful and wouldn’t have been had the ceremony not been so perfect. Thank you so much, we couldn’t have asked for more from you. It was a dream. So, so, so very worth it.’
‘Where on earth do I begin? There are not enough superlatives to describe how we feel both about the ceremony you gave us and yourself as a person. The ceremony was everything we had dreamed of and to say that is quite something. The whole process was wonderful. I was bowled over by the compliments I received about the ceremony and yourself. In addition your support to Steve and I has been invaluable. I could go on and on and on and on and on but I won’t. Except to say that you did the most sensational job and for that we will be forever grateful. Hannah, it has been our absolute pleasure.’
‘We just wanted to tell you again how much we loved the ceremony you wrote and delivered for us. It really was the perfect ceremony for us – personal, sincere and beautifully delivered. We are so glad we found you and made the decision to prioritise the ceremony part of the day. It has been a real pleasure to take this journey with you from the very start and you’ve helped make us really think about who we are and what is important to us. Thank you so much for all your time, wisdom, sense and direction throughout the process.’
‘Thank you SO much for everything. We can’t thank you enough. You’re brilliant – the ceremony was everything we could have wished for. So many people told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been a part of: the perfect mix of love, sincerity and humour. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was magical.’
‘From the very beginning your enthusiasm and passion was so exciting and inspiring. The ceremony you wrote and the way you delivered it was PERFECT and EVERYONE was talking about it/you for days! It was everything we hoped for and more!’
‘Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. You really made our day truly special. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony – we couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone commented on how lovely it was. It’s the one thing we keep remembering of the whole day. You really are Yorkshire’s best Celebrant!’
‘Thank you, not only for making our ceremony everything we had imagined – and then some – but for making the whole process of building it so beautiful too. Thank you for helping us to say what we wanted to say and working out how best to say it. Thank you for thinking of everything from ‘first questions’ to ‘practicalities’. Thank you for your calmness and professionalism and for putting everyone at ease. Thank you for taking the time to meet all of the people who are important to us and for making them feel important too. Thank you Hannah for helping us to make memories that will be cherished by many forever.’
‘Our heads are still spinning with wonderfulness of it all, just far and away the best day of our lives no doubt about it, and you were a massive part of that! You guided us through with utter calm, and the ceremony you put together was overwhelmingly beautiful, as evidenced by barely a dry eye in the house, or tent. No amount of thanks is enough, you are an amazing woman and so, so good at what you do, and clearly believe in it completely, the time and care and attention you put in was overwhelming.’
‘It has taken me three weeks to sit down and try to put into words what this wonderful lady did for us, yet still I am finding it difficult. I cannot recommend her services enough to you. If you are in any doubt about the way you would like your service to go, one conversation with Hannah and you will never look back. This woman has an amazing gift and a beautiful soul. Everyone needs a Hannah when they get married!!’
‘I really do not know where to start when I talk about Hannah. You see she is more than a humanist celebrant, she is part wedding planner, part bride counsellor and part chief calmer downer( not sure if it’s a word, but this is what she does!)! Hannah is the perfect, non-alcoholic, wedding stress relieving tonic!!!!! My only regret, is that I will never really be able to thank her enough for what she did, as words cannot express just how good she made our special day and the start of our lives together!’
‘The highlight of the whole wedding was the ceremony. It was absolutely amazing. You have this utterly lovely combination of authoritativeness and warmth that completely put me at ease- like everything was completely in hand. Your delivery of the ceremony was brilliant. You are a truly great celebrant and really held the energy and filled the space. It felt so safe and sacred (not a word I’ve used before) and just really perfect. We deliberated pretty much every decision about our wedding and looked at countless options for most things, you were absolutely the best choice we made for our wedding and I am so grateful.’
‘Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I don’t feel like thank you even covers it but I don’t have other words. We KNEW you would do an incredible job. I KNEW you were perfect the moment I called. If you had charged 5 times as much, I would have paid it without flinching. I just don’t think we could have imagined how perfect it would be on the day. Every single line and word was us. That was the only thing that was important on the day (and for our marriage) and you condensed Rob and I into a 40 minute script. Love it. It was such an amazing start to the day and we can’t thank you enough.’