2018

 

Sam and Josh – Saturday 14th October 2018 – Merrydale Manor, Knutsford

 

‘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. It was absolutely perfect and so many of the guests mentioned it.’

Tobiah and Laura – Tobiah Tayo Photography

 

‘I just wanted to drop you a line to say a HUGE thank you for all your incredible work, patience and support leading up to and on the day of Sam and Josh’s wedding. I am so glad of your involvement and for delivering such a beautiful humanist ceremony. It really was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I look forward to us working together soon.

With sincere thanks and best wishes, Helen xx’

Helen Eriksen – ‘Helen Eriksen Weddings’

 

Laura and Lee – Saturday 1st September 2018 – The Woodlands at The Old Hough (Fabulous Together)

 

‘We want to thank you for your part in making our wedding day extra special. We cannot describe how happy we were with what you delivered on the day. Not only on the day, but the whole process from when we first got in touch to the beautiful ceremony you gave was an absolute pleasure.

 

From day one it was obvious you genuinely cared about helping us make the day super special and personal. Your passion for what you do really comes across and considering we live 4000 miles away you made us immediately feel at ease and that we had made the right decision in choosing you as our humanist celebrant.

 

You gave a very special personal touch to all of our meetings before the big day and your ‘homework assignments’ really made each of us think about the commitment we were making to each other and putting that commitment into words.

 

Thank you Hannah.

Laura & Lee’

 

‘Hannah – thank you so much for making our day so unique and personal and contributing to the magic of our day, Laura and Lee xxx’ (Note with flowers and chocolates)

 

‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job for Laura and Lee. Lots of guests commented on how personal and touching their humanist ceremony was! I know they found it really special too. I saw what care you took in ensuring everything was just perfect for them – a planner’s dream, someone as organised as us! Thank you for the great communication throughout and it’s been lovely working with you. Andrea xx’

Andrea Swift – ‘Fabulous Together’

 

Mel and Mark – Saturday 18th August 2018 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

 

‘Thank you so much.  We’re both very happy with how you planned and conducted the ceremony and everything seemed to go without a hitch.  You put Mel and I at great ease and we felt as though we were in good hands throughout. Many thanks to you and all the best. Best Wishes, Mark’

 

‘Thank you Hannah! It was everything we could have wished for. We got lots of compliments about the humanist ceremony too so many thanks again. Mrs A xx’

 

Janette and Neil – Saturday 21st July 2018 – Standedge Warehouse, Marsden

 

‘During the early stages of our wedding planning, we were debating what type of ceremony to have.  We’d arranged the legal element, but we wanted something more personal and memorable.  Then we stumbled across Hannah and everything fell into place.  Not only did Hannah give us exactly the humanist ceremony we’d been looking for, she was a great advisor and friend throughout the whole of our wedding preparations.  Whenever we were unsure about whether something would work or not, Hannah was on hand to steer us in the right direction.

 

Working with Hannah is very much a partnership, and there’s work involved on both sides.  Hannah suggests a bespoke well-defined framework for the ceremony, but it takes input from the happy couple and their friends and family to feed into that framework.  The process of answering questions is both fun and thought-provoking and reinforces all the reasons you’ve chosen to marry your new partner.  Hannah took all the gathered information and weaved it into a highly personalised ceremony, that we worked together to refine.

 

Hannah puts a lot of time into her assignment – she spent time with us at home, at the venue helping to sort out logistics in advance of the wedding and, on the day itself, shepherding guests into the right locations and performing the ceremony.

 

There was laughter and tears (happy ones!) during our humanist ceremony and it was lovely to see how our audience were engaged and interested too.  It was personal, it was fun but most of all it really meant something more than the sum of the parts.

 

Hannah took so much worry out of our wedding arrangements and played a huge part in making our wedding day everything we could wish for.

 

Janette and Neil’

 

Julie and Gary – Saturday 14th July 2018 – Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield

 

‘4 weeks ago. What an amazing day.  Thank you so much for everything. It was truly a fairytale. We would love to do a testimonial for you and I’m sure will have some wonderful pictures. We will get back to you soon.

Fondest regards,

Julie and Gary xxx’

 

‘Hi Hannah, Yesterday was my first experience of a humanist celebration – what a lovely occasion. It was so uniquely personal, very moving and so wonderful to share with such special friends. Thank you, Claire’ (message from contributor and guest)

 

Sharon and Dave – Saturday 7th July 2018 – Holiday Inn Leeds – Brighouse

 

‘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. It really was the most perfect day!

 

From the moment we entered the room the atmosphere was electric. The humanist 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 that we are still feeling extremely blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives.

 

The wedding quite honestly would not have been what it was without your recommendations on room layout, logistics, your amazing delivery of the ceremony and stage presence and not least your crowd control skills.

 

Everyone is still talking about it and it will forever be the best day of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream come true!

Sharon and Dave’

 

‘Thank you so much for your lovely email. We had a lovely time working with you also here at the hotel and I think Dave and Sharon were very happy indeed. There were a lot of tears. We would look forward to being able to work with you again.

Kind regards and all the best, Aimee’ (Hotel Events Planner)

 

Miriam and Ray – Friday 29th June 2018 – ‘The Swan’ at the Globe Theatre, London

 

‘What can we say? Our wedding – and the ceremony especially – completely exceeded our expectations. The weather helped, of course, but mostly it was the personal nature of the humanist ceremony, its well-judged blend of intimacy and emotion, which you brought out by all the planning, questions and well-wishing emails. You also lent an air of quiet authority over proceedings, which gave it the necessary gravitas of a wedding ceremony. As you’d expect, we were especially touched by the well-wishing words of the children.

 

We would never have achieved such a ceremony without you, so thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!

 

Feel free to add this to your (burgeoning) testimonial collection if you like. If you’d like a picture of you doing the ceremony I’ll send one on when the professional pictures come through. We are going to miss your emails now. 🙂

 

Thank you once again for helping us on one of the most important days of our lives and sharing it with us. We’ll never forget.

 

Kind regards,

Ray and Miriam’

 

Ashlea and Dave – Sunday 17th June 2018 – Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire

 

‘Thank you so much for your kind words and for making our day even more special and memorable than we could have hoped for. We really appreciate everything you have done for us and will certainly be singing for praises for years to come. Thank you again and all the best for the future!

Many thanks, as always,

Ashlea and Dave’

 

Amy and Ric – Saturday 16th June 2018 – Thornsett Fields Barn, Derbyshire

 

‘As things are getting back to normal we have been thinking back on what a fantastic day we had at the barn. In particular, we thought we really needed to get back in touch with you in an attempt to express how great the humanist ceremony was and all the help you gave us on the lead up to the day and the day itself.

 

Your experience with the job showed in so many situations we can barely recall them all. We’re so glad we picked you!

 

Thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs. C

(and James too)’

 

Beccy and Mark – Saturday 28th April 2018 – Beechenhill Farm, Ilam

 

‘Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We were delighted with how it all went and had a truly wonderful day. I’m glad to hear you did too. The ceremony was everything we could have wished for and we had many positive comments from all the guests – a few were talking about arranging humanist wedding ceremonies for their children!

 

We’ve really enjoyed the whole process with you. It has certainly made us think about our relationship and what we want out of our future together.

 

Thanks again for all your help. We’ve very much enjoyed the journey with you and are looking forward to seeing the final script.

 

Best wishes for the future, Beccy and Mark x’

 

Roisin and Paul – Saturday 17th March 2018 – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield

 

‘Right from Paul proposing, we both knew we wanted a personal wedding which meant something to us, reflected our lives and values and represented us. Paul had been to a humanist ceremony in the past and was loved the personal and individual approach. So a humanist wedding was exactly what we wanted!

 

We spent a lot of time researching humanist celebrants, and came across Hannah on the Humanist website. After talking to her on the phone, it was clear Hannah was the celebrant for us: she was as excited as we were about our engagement and wedding! She gave brilliant advice, without pressure or judgement, and was more than happy to calm any worries or concerns with a friendly email.

 

Hannah really took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple, which made the ceremony even more personal, it felt more like a friend was conducting it. All our friends and family commented on our unique, personal and moving service even to this day!

 

Hannah was brilliant in guiding us through the process of creating the humanist ceremony and when we decided to write our own secret(!) vows. With her infectious excitement, Hannah took time in helping us to write the vows and perfectly understood the importance of them to us.

 

The cost of hiring Hannah reflects her experience, enthusiasm and professionalism. We approached other (cheaper) celebrants, but no other gave us the feeling that our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Nor did they seem they would be as involved as Hannah was in helping craft the perfect day.

 

As we were always set on having a humanist ceremony, we always viewed the separate legal ceremony as just that – a paperwork exercise (even dressing in our comfy clothes to reinforce the fact we didn’t see that as our official wedding!). Our venue was not licensed to perform weddings, so we ‘had’ to have a separate legal ceremony on the morning of our humanist wedding. But it meant we could have a little private moment with just our parents and each other before the madness of getting ready for our actual wedding and ceremony.

 

So overall, we cannot recommend Hannah enough! She has an amazing ability to make you feel like you are the only couple she’s working with. The humanist ceremony she created for us was more than we could ever imagine. Every detail had been considered, and it was personal to the very end, nothing was generic. To this day our friends and family comment on how our wedding was a beautiful day and how the ceremony reflected us perfectly as a couple. We loved every minute of it! We cannot thank Hannah enough for all her time, excitement and for the delivery of the ceremony itself. Perfect doesn’t even cover it!!’

 

‘You have been amazing!!! We could not have asked for a better Celebrant and a more perfect service. Roisin and Paul x’ (Note sent with bouquet)

 

Mandy and Lee – Sunday 4th March 2018 – Waterton Park, Wakefield

 

Ahh! Thank you so much for our lovely ceremony. The amount of people that commented how amazing it was has been wonderful – the best ceremony they’ve been to! Lots of fabulous comments. Once again, thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warmest regards, Lee and Mandy xxx’ (Renewal of vows)

 

Emma and Alan – Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Deanwater Hotel, Cheshire

 

‘I would like to say a big thank you from the pair of us for helping make the day even more memorable and we look forward to seeing you in 2038 J. Alan’ (Renewal of vows)