Ellen Bower

Ellen Bower Ceremonies

Reviews (56)

 Bower
Available for
This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Hampshire

Surrey

West Sussex

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Bespoke Ceremonies, Symbolic Ceremonies, Handfasting, Traditional Ceremonies, Unique Ceremonies, Themed Ceremonies, Blessings and Dedications. I write about these frequently on my blog: http://ellenbowerceremonies.blogspot.co.uk/

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, member of The Celebrant Directory, member of The Celebrant's Collective, and I am a Qualified Soul Midwife

Spoken Languages

English, intermediate French

Special Offers

Special Offers

£50 Discount for Ceremonies booked through The Celebrant Directory

As my special way of saying 'thank you' and showing my gratitude to you for entrusting me with your very special and beautiful ceremony, I offer a £50 discount on ceremonies that are booked through The Celebrant Directory.

£50 off standard ceremony fee.

Prices from Weddings £450, Namings £295, Funerals £190
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Ellen Bower

Ellen Bower Ceremonies

Reviews (56) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

My role as a Celebrant is nothing less than a deep 'labour of love' for me. From as early as I can remember, I've adored bringing meaningful celebrations to my life, and the lives of others. This love for 'ceremony' inspired my choice to become a Celebrant over four years ago, expanding my life skills by building on my very best talents from my career as a Life Enrichment Coach. Now, I have the great privilege of helping people celebrate and honour life's milestones in ways that are designed to be completely personal - no two celebrations are ever the same!

My love for designing and officiating ceremonies expands across the thresholds of welcoming new souls into the world with sweet and thoughtful Naming Ceremonies, celebrating commitment in relationships with beautiful and deeply meaningful Wedding or Commitment Ceremonies, honouring long-time partnerships with sentimental and heart-warming Vow Renewals, and celebrating a life well-lived with very personalised and touching funerals services and memorials, including 'Living Funerals' and 'Remembering Our Pets'.

I HONOUR LIFE!
From as early as I can remember, I've adored bringing meaningful celebrations to my life, and the lives of others. This love for 'ceremony' inspired my choice to become a Celebrant, helping people celebrate life's milestones in ways that are designed to be completely personal - no two celebrations are ever the same. You may wish to mark a life change ~ celebrate a life event ~ honour a special person's living years ~ welcome additions and traditions to your family ~ acknowledge a life transition ~ bless a home or dedicate a building.

You may wish to create a ceremony to:

~ mark a life change or enhancement,
~ celebrate and beautifully mark a life event,
~ honour a special person's living years with deep meaning and sentiment,
~ welcome new additions to your family,
~ welcome new traditions to your life,
~ acknowledge timely and poignant life transition,
~ bless a home or special space,
~ dedicate a building or sacred area.

The possibilities truly are limitless!

I am fortunate to call on an array of skills that I have nurtured to do my celebrant work so beautifully:

~ a talent for writing eloquent stories about your life celebration,
~ a compassion for honouring and appropriately highlighting your traditions and customs,
~ a sentimental and sensitive heart for understanding your desire for celebrating,
~ a creative spirit for bringing awe, joy and deep meaning to your ceremony,
~ an art for storytelling that captures the hearts and minds of your guests,
~ a meaningful approach to how your life event is honoured, and
~ the joy of leaving behind loving and wonderful memories for you to forever hold dear!

Looking back over my career, I have been fortunate to have taken many fulfilling paths. Being a Celebrant is one of the most rewarding journeys I have embarked upon and I would truly love to work with you to fulfill the celebration that you carry in your heart!

(My geographic range within the UK is quite vast, with a focus on Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, and West Sussex, and a willingness to expand further East, West and North.)

CEREMONY STYLE

My ceremonies are extensions of my compassion for life's experiences and my work is beautifully written, tastefully creative, thoughtfully personalised and professionally designed.

Clients, children and guests experience my style as welcoming and warm, friendly and engaging, and inspirational with a vast creative depth!

Every ceremony I am asked to create becomes a deeply meaningful experience in my life that I treasure. I thoroughly love working with a wide range of ceremony themes and sentiments. Everyone has one, precious life and that life is coloured and illustrated differently for everyone Some of my clients prefer a more traditional approach to celebrating and honouring life experiences, while other clients are drawn to more unique ceremonies that reflect their preferences.

My range of ceremony writing is without limitation ~ I adore every request that comes my way, whether that is for a Wedding Ceremony, a Commitment Ceremony, a Blessing, a Vow Renewal, a Naming Ceremony, a Life Transition, a Rite of Passage, a Life Achievement, a special Building Dedication, a special House Blessing, a Memorial for a Loved One, a Funeral as unique as the deceased, a Memorial for a Beloved Pet, or any other special commemoration that a client wishes me to create.

With every client I am privileged to meet and work with, I expand my creative portfolio and more deeply build a vast resource of ideas and suggestions that I can offer. And this is one of many aspects of being a Celebrant that I absolutely adore --- continually expanding the possibilities of what my talents can create for you --- and what you and I can create together!
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Reviews

What a Wonderful Service!

Mollie, Philip and Andrew Knipe

Funeral at

The Oaks, Havant, Hampshire | October 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful service you gave us for our father. You turned a difficult day into a celebration the way you spoke about dad. Ev... Read review.

Wonderful Naming Ceremony!

Lorraine and Chris

Naming Ceremony at

Square Tower, Portsmouth | September 2018

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed for our daughter's naming day last Saturday. Lots of people hav... Read review.

Extremely Thoughtful Touches!

Hannah and Kieren

Wedding at

Chawton House, Hampshire | September 2018

Ellen, you put so much time and thought into everything you do. Thanks for the extremely helpful pack that you give couples to prepare, for all t... Read review.

You Made Our Day So Special!

Rob and Rowena

Wedding at

New Park Hotel, Wickham, Hampshire | September 2018

Just wanted to write and say thank you for such a beautiful day on Friday. You really, really made it so special and we have had so many comments... Read review.

A Beautiful Ceremony!

Emily and Peter

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Hampshire | August 2018

We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely ceremony - we had so many compliments from our friends and family on how nice your words were. ... Read review.

Your Warmth Filled the Room!

Amy and Richard

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | August 2018

From the Bride's parents: Your warmth truly filled the room and is so genuine! Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony and for making it such a l... Read review.

A Ceremony That Reflected Us!

Hannah and Mark

Wedding at

Tournerbury, Hayling Island, Hampshire | August 2018

We just wanted to say a proper thank you for your part in our wedding. You helped us craft a ceremony that truly reflected us and included our gu... Read review.

We Cannot Thank You Enough!

Emma and Zak Goodall

Wedding at

Soberton, Hampshire | June 2018

Dear Ellen,
We cannot thank you enough for creating a beautiful and personal wedding ceremony for us. We couldn't stop smiling at each other thr... Read review.

You Made Our Day So Special!

Edward and Amanda Child

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | June 2018

Dear Ellen,
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special! It was the perfect ceremony we had hoped for, so thank you again so much f... Read review.

A Massive Thank You!

Erin and Laura Wilcox

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | July 2018

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for making our day so special and for giving it a little extra something! You really mad... Read review.

An Amazing Ceremony!

Joseph and Sarah Robinson

Wedding at

Southend Barns, Chichester | April 2018

Dear Ellen,
Thank you so much for your amazing ceremony! It was wonderful and we are both honoured to have had you to do this for us. We are inc... Read review.

You Understood What We Wanted

Timothy Brett

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | May 2018

Hi Ellen,
Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into my father's funeral. You quickly understood the essence of my father & your d... Read review.

So Much Care And Thought!

Jessica and Alex

Naming Ceremony at

Southsea, Hampshire | March 2018

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for yesterday's Naming Ceremony for Olivia! We LOVED your ceremony and the special touches you did, lik... Read review.

Warmth and Loving Dedication

Jane Shulman

Funeral at

Havant | January 2018

Ellen recently conducted a beautiful memorial ceremony for my daughter and I cannot thank her enough her commitment, sensitivity and kindness. I ... Read review.

You Made It So Perfect!

Hannah and Matthew Wilcox

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Fareham, Hampshire | August 2017

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for officiating our wedding ceremony in August! We had an incredible day and you made i... Read review.

So Glad We Chose You!

Dawn and Tom Blindell

Wedding at

Lyndhurst, Hampshire | September 2017

Dear Ellen,
We cannot thank you enough for all the effort and love that you put into making our wedding so perfect! We are so glad we chose you... Read review.

You Are A Joy To Work With

Sue and Neal Hills

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | October 2017

Ellen, thank you so much for preparing and conducting our wedding ceremony on Friday. You have been a joy to work with and we have had some lovel... Read review.

Amazing! You Made it Special!

Amber and Karl

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | October 0016

We could not recommend Ellen enough! She took the time to meet us a number of times before our wedding day to get to know us personally and as a ... Read review.

Ellen Made Our Day!

Jessica and Mark

Wedding at

Selborne, Hampshire | August 0016

Ellen made our day, with her kind words and her presence. Her words made our wedding video extra special! We highly recommend her! Read review.

Such Sensitivity and Empathy

Susan

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | January 0015

I would like to thank you for your beautiful words, the way you led the service for our mother with such sensitivity and empathy and succeeded in... Read review.

Dad's Celebration of Life

Lyn, Emma and Mark

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | November 0015

Thank you, Ellen, for making our father's funeral a true legacy and celebration of his life. You made it all about the wonderful man he was and t... Read review.

Lots of Positive Comments!

Kate and Andy

Naming Ceremony at

Eastleigh, Hampshire | July 2015

Thank you for the lovely ceremony. We were very pleased and felt it all went well. We received a lot of positive comments and some of my friends ... Read review.

It Was Perfect!

April and Gareth

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | May 0015

Thank you so much for our ceremony. It was perfect! We loved our special day! We could not have chosen a nicer person to do our ceremony. Read review.

Truly the Best Day!

Felicity and Neil

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | March 0015

It truly was the best day! Thank you so much for the beautiful service. You did us proud! Read review.

It Was Just As We Wished!

Kelly and Chris

at

Surrey, Hampshire | July 0015

Thank you! We had a fantastic day and it was just as perfect as we'd hoped. We'd like to thank you for all your contribution to that day, everyth... Read review.

You Made Our Day Perfect!

Hayley and Rob

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | May 0015

My husband and I would like to sincerely thank you for being our celebrant. The service was beautiful and you told our story better than we could... Read review.

An Amazing Ceremony!

Katrina and Nathan

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | April 0015

Thank you once again for an amazing ceremony. Everyone commented about how lovely it was and how wonderful it was to share such a personal ceremo... Read review.

We Are So Grateful to You!

Kim and Ricky

Wedding at

Hayling Island, Hampshire | May 0015

The ceremony was wonderful! We are so grateful to you for making it so special! Thank you so much for such a personal, heartfelt ceremony; our sp... Read review.

You Remain Unforgettable to Us

Emma and Alan

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | July 0015

Thank you for such a beautiful and personal ceremony. Your warm and caring nature made us feel at home in your presence. All of your hard work an... Read review.

Thank You For Everything!

Lauren and David

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | April 0015

We just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us on and leading up to our wedding day. It was an amazing day and we were glad you we... Read review.

Exactly What We Wanted!

Marielle and Tom

Wedding at

Hayling Island, Hampshire | August 0015

We have been talking about how great you were throughout the wedding and in the lead up. Thank you so much for everything! You were brilliant, an... Read review.

Absolutely Perfect Ceremony!

Claire and Rich

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | December 0014

We would just like to thank you for an absolutely perfect wedding ceremony. Not only were we over the moon with it, but all our guests commented ... Read review.

The Ceremony Was Beautiful!

Katie and Paul

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | November 2015

Thank you so very much for our ceremony! It was truly a wonderful day and we loved every minute! Everyone (literally everyone!) commented on how ... Read review.

A Perfect Occasion!

Mel and Gav

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | August 2015

Mel and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us enjoy a day filled with such happiness, and so much of that was down to the ceremony... Read review.

Such a Lovely Wedding!

Charlotte and Greg

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | August 2017

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for doing such an incredible job at our wedding. We have had nothing but good feedback from our guests. ... Read review.

I Will Cherish These Memories

Eddie

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | August 2017

I knew from the time I spent with you that you were very thoughtful, observant and very good at what you do. I had been dreading mum's funeral, b... Read review.

Our Father's Funeral

Colin, Linda, Carol and David

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | April 2017

We would like to thank you for preparing and officiating such a lovely service for our father. It was very much appreciated how everything was or... Read review.

You Made Our Day So Special!

Nicola and Paul

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | June 2017

Thank you for making our day so special the ceremony was so personal, and it was truly beautiful. Every one of our guests commented on how lovely... Read review.

Fate Brought Us Together!

Louisa and Ted

Wedding at

Upwaltham Barn, Chichester, West Sussex | July 2017

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help make our wedding ceremony so wonderful and unforgettable! From the beginning, your atte... Read review.

Absolutely Lovely!

Becky and Jamie

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Fareham, Hampshire | September 2016

Ellen officiated our ceremony in sept and was absolutely lovely. She has such a warm, caring personality and we were so pleased she officiated ou... Read review.

Commitment Ceremony

Alison and Nick

Wedding at

Southsea, Hampshire | August 2017

Ellen conducted our committment ceremony in May. From the moment we met it was clear Ellen was sincere in wanting to know as much as possible abo... Read review.

An Amazing Service!

Mikaela and Dan

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | September 2016

Ellen officiated our wedding in September! She did an amazing job! Very personal and from the moment we had our first meeting made us feel at eas... Read review.

Ellen Made The Day For Us!

Emer and Sam

Naming Ceremony at

Romsey, Hampshire | August 2017

Ellen is a fantastic lady who absolutely made the day for us with our Naming Ceremony for our daughter. All our guests commented on how warm, fun... Read review.

Lovely, Warm Energy!

Jennifer and Simon

Naming Ceremony at

Brockenhurst, Hampshire | August 2017

Thank you so much for yesterday, you brought such a lovely warm open energy to our celebration. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and hoped... Read review.

Such Thoughtful Touches

Michael and Alison

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | May 2017

Just a note to say thank you for the service this morning. You helped make what was a sad occasion a true celebration of dad's life and we felt t... Read review.

The Service Was Perfect!

Mike and Cathy

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | May 2017

We wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for our brother's service. Everyone who was there said how pleased they were that you captured him in ways th... Read review.

Heartfelt Thanks!

Angela, Julia and Simon

Funeral at

Basingstoke, Hampshire | May 2017

I just wanted to thank you, so much, for your guidance and kindness during the week after Dad's death, and indeed the ceremony itself. Heartfelt ... Read review.

Mum's Celebration of Life!

Suzanne, Paul and Alwyn

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | January 2016

Thank you so much for the beautiful service you did for mum, on her celebration of life. I received so many comments on how you captured her perf... Read review.

Our Guests Loved It!

Lily and James

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | June 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you. You where amazing and you really did make the ceremony so special. Our guests loved it! Thank you for all... Read review.

From The Bottom Of Our Hearts!

Nikki and Mike

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | May 2016

We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful ceremony. You are a truly wonderful lady who we are very privileged to ... Read review.

Beautiful Words!

Derek and Family

Funeral at

Havant, Hampshire | September 2014

First of all I want to thank you ever so much for writing such beautiful words and capturing such precious memories of our mum. Thank you sincere... Read review.

We Loved the Ceremony!

Sophie and Phil

Naming Ceremony at

Southampton | August 2016

Thank you so much for today's Naming Ceremony for our daughter. We absolutely loved the ceremony and lots of people commented on how lovely you w... Read review.

Lovely Naming Ceremony!

Alex and Jon

Naming Ceremony at

Arundel, West Sussex | August 2016

We just wanted to say Thank You for the lovely Naming Ceremony for our son. You helped make the day very special and memorable. Everyone commente... Read review.

You Surpassed Our Expectations

Kate and Dave

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | December 2014

Our sincere thanks for making our wedding ceremony so special. We have lost count of the number of friends who have said how wonderful and person... Read review.

You Were The Right Choice!

Kate and Brett

Wedding at

Fareham, Hampshire | May 2015

I wanted to take a moment to send you our gratitude for hosting our wedding ceremony. From the second we met, both myself and Kate felt comfortab... Read review.

A Magical Ceremony!

Nikki and Simon

Wedding at

Bramshaw, Hampshire | July 2015

Just to say a huge thank you! It was a truly magical ceremony! So many people have commented to us about how fabulous you were, that you gave the... Read review.

What a Wonderful Service!

Mollie, Philip and Andrew Knipe

The Oaks, Havant, Hampshire | October 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful service you gave us for our father. You turned a difficult day into a celebration the way you spoke about dad. Everyone thought you actually knew him personally. It was just wonderful!
Many thanks, Mollie, Phil and Andrew

Wonderful Naming Ceremony!

Lorraine and Chris

Square Tower, Portsmouth | September 2018

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed for our daughter's naming day last Saturday. Lots of people have commented what a lovely ceremony it was. We really appreciate all your kindness and help on the day also!
Sending lots of heartfelt thanks.
Best wishes, Lorraine and Chris

Extremely Thoughtful Touches!

Hannah and Kieren

Chawton House, Hampshire | September 2018

Ellen, you put so much time and thought into everything you do. Thanks for the extremely helpful pack that you give couples to prepare, for all the thoughtful touches along the way and all the bling! We love it! We were so touched to have met you! Love Hannah and Kieren

You Made Our Day So Special!

Rob and Rowena

New Park Hotel, Wickham, Hampshire | September 2018

Just wanted to write and say thank you for such a beautiful day on Friday. You really, really made it so special and we have had so many comments about how fantastic you were! You really did such a great job of telling our story and the ceremony was beautiful, and exactly how we imagined it.
Thank you again for such an amazing ceremony. It was really, really lovely.
Rob and Rowena

A Beautiful Ceremony!

Emily and Peter

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Hampshire | August 2018

We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely ceremony - we had so many compliments from our friends and family on how nice your words were. Thank you for starting off our wedding with such a beautiful ceremony!

Your Warmth Filled the Room!

Amy and Richard

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | August 2018

From the Bride's parents: Your warmth truly filled the room and is so genuine! Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony and for making it such a loving and inviting atmosphere! It was beautiful!

A Ceremony That Reflected Us!

Hannah and Mark

Tournerbury, Hayling Island, Hampshire | August 2018

We just wanted to say a proper thank you for your part in our wedding. You helped us craft a ceremony that truly reflected us and included our guests; it made our day really special. We also wanted to say thank you for the card you left and the lovely message inside!

We Cannot Thank You Enough!

Emma and Zak Goodall

Soberton, Hampshire | June 2018

Dear Ellen,
We cannot thank you enough for creating a beautiful and personal wedding ceremony for us. We couldn't stop smiling at each other through the whole thing! We had lots of lovely comments from our guests about how gorgeous and personal our ceremony was. And a fair few shed very happy tears!
Emma and Zak

You Made Our Day So Special!

Edward and Amanda Child

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | June 2018

Dear Ellen,
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special! It was the perfect ceremony we had hoped for, so thank you again so much for that. We are both extremely grateful for the time and the effort you gave us prior to the wedding; it really helped us to be as ready as we could hope to be. So a big thank you for everything!
Ed and Amanda

A Massive Thank You!

Erin and Laura Wilcox

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire | July 2018

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for making our day so special and for giving it a little extra something! You really made it amazing! Thank you so much!
Mrs. and Mrs. Wilcox

An Amazing Ceremony!

Joseph and Sarah Robinson

Southend Barns, Chichester | April 2018

Dear Ellen,
Thank you so much for your amazing ceremony! It was wonderful and we are both honoured to have had you to do this for us. We are incredibly grateful! Thank you so much!
Sarah and Joseph

You Understood What We Wanted

Timothy Brett

Havant, Hampshire | May 2018

Hi Ellen,
Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into my father's funeral. You quickly understood the essence of my father & your delivery at the funeral was spot on. The funeral was certainly a celebration of George's life which is what we wanted. Thank you also for the folder containing the script & for the kind words in your card. Take care Ellen & thank you again. Tim

So Much Care And Thought!

Jessica and Alex

Southsea, Hampshire | March 2018

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for yesterday's Naming Ceremony for Olivia! We LOVED your ceremony and the special touches you did, like making her lovely certificate and one for her big brother too! And thank you for her birthday card - so much care and thought, thank you Ellen! xx

Warmth and Loving Dedication

Jane Shulman

Havant | January 2018

Ellen recently conducted a beautiful memorial ceremony for my daughter and I cannot thank her enough her commitment, sensitivity and kindness. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you engage her for your ceremony you will remember forever her warmth and loving dedication.

You Made It So Perfect!

Hannah and Matthew Wilcox

Skylark Golf and Country Club, Fareham, Hampshire | August 2017

Dear Ellen,
We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for officiating our wedding ceremony in August! We had an incredible day and you made it so perfect for us!
Hannah and Matthew xx

So Glad We Chose You!

Dawn and Tom Blindell

Lyndhurst, Hampshire | September 2017

Dear Ellen,
We cannot thank you enough for all the effort and love that you put into making our wedding so perfect! We are so glad we chose you! It couldn't have been more perfect! Thanking you a million times over! Love Dawn and Tom xxx

You Are A Joy To Work With

Sue and Neal Hills

Fareham, Hampshire | October 2017

Ellen, thank you so much for preparing and conducting our wedding ceremony on Friday. You have been a joy to work with and we have had some lovely comments about the service. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye. Thank you so so much xx

Amazing! You Made it Special!

Amber and Karl

Fareham, Hampshire | October 0016

We could not recommend Ellen enough! She took the time to meet us a number of times before our wedding day to get to know us personally and as a result wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us. We loved it and our guests could not stop talking about it afterwards. She made is so personal and special. She took all of our suggestions on board and if we wanted to change anything she would make the time! Our wedding day was amazing and the ceremony made it so special so thank you Ellen!!

Ellen Made Our Day!

Jessica and Mark

Selborne, Hampshire | August 0016

Ellen made our day, with her kind words and her presence. Her words made our wedding video extra special! We highly recommend her!

Such Sensitivity and Empathy

Susan

Havant, Hampshire | January 0015

I would like to thank you for your beautiful words, the way you led the service for our mother with such sensitivity and empathy and succeeded in combining our contributions into a truly memorable farewell for our family and friends. It was an unusual service for many, but they were all moved and thought it was a lovely service.

Dad's Celebration of Life

Lyn, Emma and Mark

Havant, Hampshire | November 0015

Thank you, Ellen, for making our father's funeral a true legacy and celebration of his life. You made it all about the wonderful man he was and tailored our favourite memories and tales into a beautiful memorial. Thank you for being there to support and guide us every step of the way. You have the most amazing gift of making us feel at ease and comfortable , and to talk openly with you about our favourite memories, celebrations and thoughts. You truly made what should have been the most miserable day into a beautiful celebration of life and everyone who attended commented on how personal the ceremony was and how they were overwhelmed with the emotion you put into the words, and how eloquently you delivered them. Ellen, we thank you again for making our Dad's funeral one that we are very proud of.

Lots of Positive Comments!

Kate and Andy

Eastleigh, Hampshire | July 2015

Thank you for the lovely ceremony. We were very pleased and felt it all went well. We received a lot of positive comments and some of my friends who have not had a ceremony for their children either religious or a naming celebration were very impressed with you and are considering something similar for their children. We will forward them your details. Thanks again! We are undecided about more little ones but we will definitely be calling upon your services again should the occasion arise.

It Was Perfect!

April and Gareth

Fareham, Hampshire | May 0015

Thank you so much for our ceremony. It was perfect! We loved our special day! We could not have chosen a nicer person to do our ceremony.

Truly the Best Day!

Felicity and Neil

Fareham, Hampshire | March 0015

It truly was the best day! Thank you so much for the beautiful service. You did us proud!

It Was Just As We Wished!

Kelly and Chris

Surrey, Hampshire | July 0015

Thank you! We had a fantastic day and it was just as perfect as we'd hoped. We'd like to thank you for all your contribution to that day, everything was just as we wished!

You Made Our Day Perfect!

Hayley and Rob

Fareham, Hampshire | May 0015

My husband and I would like to sincerely thank you for being our celebrant. The service was beautiful and you told our story better than we could. You helped make our day perfect. Thank you again.

An Amazing Ceremony!

Katrina and Nathan

Fareham, Hampshire | April 0015

Thank you once again for an amazing ceremony. Everyone commented about how lovely it was and how wonderful it was to share such a personal ceremony with our guests. We are extremely happy with the outcome of the day - thank you so much!

We Are So Grateful to You!

Kim and Ricky

Hayling Island, Hampshire | May 0015

The ceremony was wonderful! We are so grateful to you for making it so special! Thank you so much for such a personal, heartfelt ceremony; our special day wouldn't have been the same without you!

You Remain Unforgettable to Us

Emma and Alan

Fareham, Hampshire | July 0015

Thank you for such a beautiful and personal ceremony. Your warm and caring nature made us feel at home in your presence. All of your hard work and dedication in making our day so special came through for all to see during the ceremony and having our commemorative copy gives us something to look back on in years to come. It was a pleasure to go through the process of creating our wedding with you and you will remain unforgettable to us!Fare

Thank You For Everything!

Lauren and David

Fareham, Hampshire | April 0015

We just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us on and leading up to our wedding day. It was an amazing day and we were glad you were part of it. We just need to find somewhere to put our sand heart out of the reach of our kids!

Exactly What We Wanted!

Marielle and Tom

Hayling Island, Hampshire | August 0015

We have been talking about how great you were throughout the wedding and in the lead up. Thank you so much for everything! You were brilliant, and we couldn't have asked for a nicer celebrant. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted!

Absolutely Perfect Ceremony!

Claire and Rich

Fareham, Hampshire | December 0014

We would just like to thank you for an absolutely perfect wedding ceremony. Not only were we over the moon with it, but all our guests commented on how lovely it was also. We are both so glad that you did the ceremony for us and couldn't have hoped for anything more. Once again we can't thank you enough!

The Ceremony Was Beautiful!

Katie and Paul

Fareham, Hampshire | November 2015

Thank you so very much for our ceremony! It was truly a wonderful day and we loved every minute! Everyone (literally everyone!) commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how lovely that it had been personalised in the way it had been. Our guests loved the sand Ceremony and it is lovely for us to have something to remind us of our special day! Thank you for making our day truly one we will always remember!

A Perfect Occasion!

Mel and Gav

Fareham, Hampshire | August 2015

Mel and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us enjoy a day filled with such happiness, and so much of that was down to the ceremony you created. You helped make the occasion perfect for us. We keep reminiscing and looking back at our video - we absolutely loved the service! Needless to say if we know of any others getting married you will come highly recommended!

Such a Lovely Wedding!

Charlotte and Greg

Fareham, Hampshire | August 2017

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for doing such an incredible job at our wedding. We have had nothing but good feedback from our guests. All the guests had such lovely things to say about you and your character. You are such a lovely person who makes us feel so calm and at ease. Just want to say again thank you very much for being such a lovely person and doing such a lovely job at our wedding!

I Will Cherish These Memories

Eddie

Havant, Hampshire | August 2017

I knew from the time I spent with you that you were very thoughtful, observant and very good at what you do. I had been dreading mum's funeral, but I didn't need to worry at all. The service was totally perfect.  Every part of it was seamless and just right for my mother.  The music you suggested was just right. You excelled all my expectations.  All my family said the same. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Ellen, for making mum's departure from this wonderful world a perfect celebration of her life. I will cherish my memories of her funeral service, forever. Thank you once again.

Our Father's Funeral

Colin, Linda, Carol and David

Havant, Hampshire | April 2017

We would like to thank you for preparing and officiating such a lovely service for our father. It was very much appreciated how everything was organised so well. We have had so many comments afterwards on how lovely the service was.

You Made Our Day So Special!

Nicola and Paul

Fareham, Hampshire | June 2017

Thank you for making our day so special the ceremony was so personal, and it was truly beautiful. Every one of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was. We really do appreciate everything you have done, especially as it was such short notice! You made it perfect!

Fate Brought Us Together!

Louisa and Ted

Upwaltham Barn, Chichester, West Sussex | July 2017

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help make our wedding ceremony so wonderful and unforgettable! From the beginning, your attentiveness showed just how much you care about your clients and your work. Through your beautifully written words you expressed the sentiment that we wanted to convey and the ceremony so perfectly set the tone for a wedding we will never forget. Not a word you spoke was wasted; everything carried profound meaning and significance to us and to the occasion. So many of our guests remarked on what a beautiful and meaningful ceremony it was. Thank you for the commemorative gift box you created for us which we will cherish. You provided such special touches throughout the entire process, and we will always be grateful!

Absolutely Lovely!

Becky and Jamie

Fareham, Hampshire | September 2016

Ellen officiated our ceremony in sept and was absolutely lovely. She has such a warm, caring personality and we were so pleased she officiated our wedding day. We highly recommend her!!

Commitment Ceremony

Alison and Nick

Southsea, Hampshire | August 2017

Ellen conducted our committment ceremony in May. From the moment we met it was clear Ellen was sincere in wanting to know as much as possible about us as a couple for our special day. She was truly engaged, very professional and the words she produced were completely personalised. I would (and have) recommend her!

An Amazing Service!

Mikaela and Dan

Fareham, Hampshire | September 2016

Ellen officiated our wedding in September! She did an amazing job! Very personal and from the moment we had our first meeting made us feel at ease and welcoming! A lovely lady who does an amazing service! Would highly recommend her!

Ellen Made The Day For Us!

Emer and Sam

Romsey, Hampshire | August 2017

Ellen is a fantastic lady who absolutely made the day for us with our Naming Ceremony for our daughter. All our guests commented on how warm, funny and inclusive she was throughout the ceremony. I highly recommend her services, you won't be disappointed!

Lovely, Warm Energy!

Jennifer and Simon

Brockenhurst, Hampshire | August 2017

Thank you so much for yesterday, you brought such a lovely warm open energy to our celebration. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and hoped for Ella. Your love, kind words and energy made the ceremony what we hoped it would be. I am so glad I contacted you - the work you do brings joy, thank you!

Such Thoughtful Touches

Michael and Alison

Havant, Hampshire | May 2017

Just a note to say thank you for the service this morning. You helped make what was a sad occasion a true celebration of dad's life and we felt that that you found exactly the right tone in delivering what was an excellent snapshot of his life. That you managed to capture his spirit is a testament to your skill and the efforts you put in, first in listening to us talk about him and then refining your story by involving us in the drafts. Thank you too for your suggestions around timings on the day which allowed the words and the feelings they conveyed to take centre stage. I'm sure Dad would have approved.

Such thoughtful touches as well to phone mum this morning and to enclose a card with your well wishes, unexpected but truly appreciated, thank you.

It was our good fortunate to have found you through the Funeral Director!

The Service Was Perfect!

Mike and Cathy

Havant, Hampshire | May 2017

We wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for our brother's service. Everyone who was there said how pleased they were that you captured him in ways that they remembered him. For us as a family, the service was perfect - your thoughtful words were lovely and the poem you chose 'Hector the Collector' described him to a 'T'!

Heartfelt Thanks!

Angela, Julia and Simon

Basingstoke, Hampshire | May 2017

I just wanted to thank you, so much, for your guidance and kindness during the week after Dad's death, and indeed the ceremony itself. Heartfelt thanks!

Mum's Celebration of Life!

Suzanne, Paul and Alwyn

Havant, Hampshire | January 2016

Thank you so much for the beautiful service you did for mum, on her celebration of life. I received so many comments on how you captured her perfectly! Thank you again!

Our Guests Loved It!

Lily and James

Fareham, Hampshire | June 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you. You where amazing and you really did make the ceremony so special. Our guests loved it! Thank you for all your help leading up to the day as well. You really where a super star through it all.

From The Bottom Of Our Hearts!

Nikki and Mike

Fareham, Hampshire | May 2016

We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful ceremony. You are a truly wonderful lady who we are very privileged to have met.
You made our day so special and we really couldn't have wished for anything more.

Beautiful Words!

Derek and Family

Havant, Hampshire | September 2014

First of all I want to thank you ever so much for writing such beautiful words and capturing such precious memories of our mum. Thank you sincerely from us all. We couldn't have wished for a nicer person to be helping us though this difficult time. I know mum would be thrilled to have you take the service for her. She would have really liked you.

We Loved the Ceremony!

Sophie and Phil

Southampton | August 2016

Thank you so much for today's Naming Ceremony for our daughter. We absolutely loved the ceremony and lots of people commented on how lovely you were and how special it was. Thank you also for the certificate and the commemorative copy; that was so very sweet and very much appreciated.

Lovely Naming Ceremony!

Alex and Jon

Arundel, West Sussex | August 2016

We just wanted to say Thank You for the lovely Naming Ceremony for our son. You helped make the day very special and memorable. Everyone commented on how lovely it was!

You Surpassed Our Expectations

Kate and Dave

Fareham, Hampshire | December 2014

Our sincere thanks for making our wedding ceremony so special. We have lost count of the number of friends who have said how wonderful and personalised the service was. They had never been to a ceremony which meant so much. Thank you so much for the care, effort and time that you spent. You surpassed all our expectations.

You Were The Right Choice!

Kate and Brett

Fareham, Hampshire | May 2015

I wanted to take a moment to send you our gratitude for hosting our wedding ceremony. From the second we met, both myself and Kate felt comfortable that you were the right person to present our big day. From the Californian accent to your general happy character and smiles, we knew you were the right choice. The ‘wedding’ part of our day went exactly how we wanted it to, it was funny, reflected our characters and your choice of wording felt personal to us with a grander sense of meaning surrounding the ideals of ‘marriage’. For both of us that was important as we love each other very much and wanted that to come across on the day. The feedback from all of our guests was that it was beautifully presented and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends! Thank you so much for working with us to make our big day magical!

A Magical Ceremony!

Nikki and Simon

Bramshaw, Hampshire | July 2015

Just to say a huge thank you! It was a truly magical ceremony! So many people have commented to us about how fabulous you were, that you gave the ceremony a wonderful relaxed atmosphere but added so much interest with the history of us as a couple, and that of the rings and hand fasting. Matt particularly made mention of how at ease you made him feel with giving a reading. Everyone mentioned that you were absolutely perfect for the day, and we totally agree! We cannot imagine anyone else doing a better job, you worked with late arrivals, Simon's heckling etc. with such calmness and humour and made the ceremony both informal yet totally meaningful at the same time. A very rare talent! Thank you so much for being such a special part of our day, we truly appreciate your contribution!

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Why Choose Ellen

Working with me as your Celebrant is like having a close and caring friend at your side, encouraging you in all the right ways, inspiring you with the loveliest of ideas, unconditionally listening and guiding you in the direction of your heart's desire, accepting your ideas and plans with grace, and very simply - 'being' that voice that mentors you comfortably through the process of giving life to your ceremony.

My role as a Celebrant is nothing less than a deep 'labour of love' for me. My desire for honouring life through ceremony has been nurtured for as long as I can remember and goes back to my earliest recollection as a child. I always recognised the beauty and sentiment of ceremony whether it was to honour a family pet, to celebrate an achievement in my family, or to recognise whenever something 'special' was happening in someone's life that needed a platform to be remembered.

And that is the role I wish to play for you ... being by your side, on your side and excited to create the ceremony that you feel in your heart!


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