Dawn Rees Ceremonies

Dawn Rees

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Incorporating family members into the ceremony, handfasting, melding cultural backgrounds into a ceremony that has meaning for everyone present.

Affiliations

Humanists UK

Languages

Spanish

Hi, I'm Dawn

Hi! I am Dawn Rees. I am a Humanist celebrant which means that I create individual ceremonies with no reference to religion. I perform weddings, vow renewals, baby naming celebrations, in fact ceremonies that celebrate all occasions – so don’t hold back!!

My clients are likely to be looking for a celebrant that is inventive, quirky, definitely not run-of-the-mill; a good listener and a good writer, with loads of personality balanced by sensitivity; gravitas where necessary, and always with a great sense of humour!. Whatever your ceremony, it will be unique – because it is written for you and never ‘cut and pasted’ (beware the celebrant who promises you the earth and charges you 50p!)

I am based in Norfolk but I have a bit of a reputation for being an adventurer and I travel all over the UK and Europe conducting ceremonies. My camper van is my best friend and changing room.

What sort of ceremony do you want? I can do formal, quirky, themed, lively or relaxed ceremonies. It really depends on what you want…. and this is the key – it is you who defines what you want on your special day and I work with you that so your day looks, feels and is exactly how it you imagine it when you’re laying in bed dreaming about it. Celebration days go in a flash, so I take care of ceremony detail with guidance from you. That means you don’t have to worry on the day; you can just concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

The little things that make such a difference to planning your ceremony are second nature to creative and experienced celebrants – check out whether you felt inspired and excited by our conversations; whether you came away with fresh ideas to mull over whilst you are planning; did we talk about finding the most authentic way to tell your love story; did we have fun; did I ‘get’ you; were you confident that I could blend the story of your relationship with the promises you’ll make to one another for your future together?

When we meet we’ll think about words but we will also use our imagination, talk about impact, and more importantly the pace of your ceremony. Choosing a celebrant who is able to manage the pace of the ceremony, creating energy and humour as well as quiet, reflective and intensely personal moments, means your day will not only be memorable for your guests, but most importantly, for you.

My clients say that working with me is fun and they also appreciate the range of contacts I have – from niche venues, formal caterers, to performers, musicians, sound artists, florists, photographers, event lighting, owl ring-bearers, wedding carriages, fingerprint trees for naming ceremonies, wishes boxes, mobile bars, street food vendors, photo-booths, vegan and vegetarian caterers, Prosecco caravans, VDub transport ……… along with the more mundane heel-protectors for stillettos on grass, or sourcing chalk-boards for the order of events on the day!

I also have an offer up my sleevies! I have a #popup ceremony surprise for weddings, namings and celebrations. This can, as if by magic, appear in a garden, a beach or a field near you! It’s a tiny vintage caravan with a beautiful yellow and white canopy, a gorgeous rug, chairs, flowers, window-boxes (oh, and champagne on ice) for that ultimate “oh, didn’t you know, we just thought of it” party!! It is so dinky, you won’t be able to resist.

Whatever you want we can make it happen – indoors or outdoors, in the UK or abroad.

What's my ceremony style?

I offer the full range of ceremonies – weddings for same-sex, non-binary and straight couples, partnership celebrations, vow renewals and relationship affirmations.

I also conduct, baby-namings, change of name and adoption celebrations and coming-of-age parties.

I particularly love the challenge of outdoor ceremonies but equally I love the intimacy of small spaces and the quiet hush of your family and friends as you make your promises to one another.

I offer most of the symbolic expressions of union for examples hand-fasting, union cups, jumping the broom, ring warming, oathing stones and vow bells, tree planting and one of my favourites – sharing wine!. I will always incorporate ideas into your ceremony that are personal to you as a couple.

Prices From

£ Prices on Request.

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2021 weddings

Because so many 2020 couples have deferred their dates to 2021, all new couples booking their 2021 ceremony in 2020 will be charged the same fee as 2020 to ensure all couples have parity.

Fee is £850 in 2020 and 2021

Why choose Dawn?

I am fun to work with, full of ideas, energy and experience and a fluent public speaker. I love listening to what people want, encouraging them to think wider and deeper so I can create a unique and memorable ceremony. I am a great writer and your wedding script is co-produced with you so that it is recognisable as you and about you – it is so important that your guests find areas of familiarity as well as surprise! The skill is writing it so it flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I am conscious that not every family member and friend will have non-religious beliefs and my clients say that I am skilled at incorporating the wider group into the intimacy of the ceremony – as one said recently It was dignified and all about the couple, I was surprised and delighted at how emotional it made me feel in spite of it not being in a church.

That was good enough for me!

Your enquiry does not commit you to choosing me! It is important that we have an initial phone call and/or meeting so you can feel the vibe! Make sure you take a look at my website www.dawnreesceremonies and find me on Insta @dawnthecelebrant

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

Hi! I am Dawn Rees. I am a Humanist celebrant which means that I create individual ceremonies with no reference to religion. I perform weddings, vow renewals, baby naming celebrations, in fact ceremonies that celebrate all occasions – so don’t hold back!!

My clients are likely to be looking for a celebrant that is inventive, quirky, definitely not run-of-the-mill; a good listener and a good writer, with loads of personality balanced by sensitivity; gravitas where necessary, and always with a great sense of humour!. Whatever your ceremony, it will be unique – because it is written for you and never ‘cut and pasted’ (beware the celebrant who promises you the earth and charges you 50p!)

I am based in Norfolk but I have a bit of a reputation for being an adventurer and I travel all over the UK and Europe conducting ceremonies. My camper van is my best friend and changing room.

What sort of ceremony do you want? I can do formal, quirky, themed, lively or relaxed ceremonies. It really depends on what you want…. and this is the key – it is you who defines what you want on your special day and I work with you that so your day looks, feels and is exactly how it you imagine it when you’re laying in bed dreaming about it. Celebration days go in a flash, so I take care of ceremony detail with guidance from you. That means you don’t have to worry on the day; you can just concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

The little things that make such a difference to planning your ceremony are second nature to creative and experienced celebrants – check out whether you felt inspired and excited by our conversations; whether you came away with fresh ideas to mull over whilst you are planning; did we talk about finding the most authentic way to tell your love story; did we have fun; did I ‘get’ you; were you confident that I could blend the story of your relationship with the promises you’ll make to one another for your future together?

When we meet we’ll think about words but we will also use our imagination, talk about impact, and more importantly the pace of your ceremony. Choosing a celebrant who is able to manage the pace of the ceremony, creating energy and humour as well as quiet, reflective and intensely personal moments, means your day will not only be memorable for your guests, but most importantly, for you.

My clients say that working with me is fun and they also appreciate the range of contacts I have – from niche venues, formal caterers, to performers, musicians, sound artists, florists, photographers, event lighting, owl ring-bearers, wedding carriages, fingerprint trees for naming ceremonies, wishes boxes, mobile bars, street food vendors, photo-booths, vegan and vegetarian caterers, Prosecco caravans, VDub transport ……… along with the more mundane heel-protectors for stillettos on grass, or sourcing chalk-boards for the order of events on the day!

I also have an offer up my sleevies! I have a #popup ceremony surprise for weddings, namings and celebrations. This can, as if by magic, appear in a garden, a beach or a field near you! It’s a tiny vintage caravan with a beautiful yellow and white canopy, a gorgeous rug, chairs, flowers, window-boxes (oh, and champagne on ice) for that ultimate oh, didn’t you know, we just thought of it party!! It is so dinky, you won’t be able to resist.

Whatever you want we can make it happen – indoors or outdoors, in the UK or abroad.

Prices From

£ Prices on Request.

Why choose Dawn for your wedding?

I am fun to work with, full of ideas, energy and experience and a fluent public speaker. I love listening to what people want, encouraging them to think wider and deeper so I can create a unique and memorable ceremony. I am a great writer and your wedding script is co-produced with you so that it is recognisable as you and about you – it is so important that your guests find areas of familiarity as well as surprise! The skill is writing it so it flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I am conscious that not every family member and friend will have non-religious beliefs and my clients say that I am skilled at incorporating the wider group into the intimacy of the ceremony – as one said recently It was dignified and all about the couple, I was surprised and delighted at how emotional it made me feel in spite of it not being in a church.

That was good enough for me!

Your enquiry does not commit you to choosing me! It is important that we have an initial phone call and/or meeting so you can feel the vibe! Make sure you take a look at my website www.dawnreesceremonies and find me on Insta @dawnthecelebrant

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Hi! I am Dawn Rees. I am a Humanist celebrant which means that I create individual ceremonies with no reference to religion. I perform weddings, vow renewals, baby naming celebrations, in fact ceremonies that celebrate all occasions – so don’t hold back!!

My clients are likely to be looking for a celebrant that is inventive, quirky, definitely not run-of-the-mill; a good listener and a good writer, with loads of personality balanced by sensitivity; gravitas where necessary, and always with a great sense of humour!. Whatever your ceremony, it will be unique – because it is written for you and never ‘cut and pasted’ (beware the celebrant who promises you the earth and charges you 50p!)

I am based in Norfolk but I have a bit of a reputation for being an adventurer and I travel all over the UK and Europe conducting ceremonies. My camper van is my best friend and changing room.

What sort of ceremony do you want? I can do formal, quirky, themed, lively or relaxed ceremonies. It really depends on what you want…. and this is the key – it is you who defines what you want on your special day and I work with you that so your day looks, feels and is exactly how it you imagine it when you’re laying in bed dreaming about it. Celebration days go in a flash, so I take care of ceremony detail with guidance from you. That means you don’t have to worry on the day; you can just concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

The little things that make such a difference to planning your ceremony are second nature to creative and experienced celebrants – check out whether you felt inspired and excited by our conversations; whether you came away with fresh ideas to mull over whilst you are planning; did we talk about finding the most authentic way to tell your love story; did we have fun; did I ‘get’ you; were you confident that I could blend the story of your relationship with the promises you’ll make to one another for your future together?

When we meet we’ll think about words but we will also use our imagination, talk about impact, and more importantly the pace of your ceremony. Choosing a celebrant who is able to manage the pace of the ceremony, creating energy and humour as well as quiet, reflective and intensely personal moments, means your day will not only be memorable for your guests, but most importantly, for you.

My clients say that working with me is fun and they also appreciate the range of contacts I have – from niche venues, formal caterers, to performers, musicians, sound artists, florists, photographers, event lighting, owl ring-bearers, wedding carriages, fingerprint trees for naming ceremonies, wishes boxes, mobile bars, street food vendors, photo-booths, vegan and vegetarian caterers, Prosecco caravans, VDub transport ……… along with the more mundane heel-protectors for stillettos on grass, or sourcing chalk-boards for the order of events on the day!

I also have an offer up my sleevies! I have a #popup ceremony surprise for weddings, namings and celebrations. This can, as if by magic, appear in a garden, a beach or a field near you! It’s a tiny vintage caravan with a beautiful yellow and white canopy, a gorgeous rug, chairs, flowers, window-boxes (oh, and champagne on ice) for that ultimate oh, didn’t you know, we just thought of it party!! It is so dinky, you won’t be able to resist.

Whatever you want we can make it happen – indoors or outdoors, in the UK or abroad.

Prices From

£ Prices on Request.

Why choose Dawn for your naming ceremony?

I am fun to work with, full of ideas, energy and experience and a fluent public speaker. I love listening to what people want, encouraging them to think wider and deeper so I can create a unique and memorable ceremony. I am a great writer and your wedding script is co-produced with you so that it is recognisable as you and about you – it is so important that your guests find areas of familiarity as well as surprise! The skill is writing it so it flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I am conscious that not every family member and friend will have non-religious beliefs and my clients say that I am skilled at incorporating the wider group into the intimacy of the ceremony – as one said recently It was dignified and all about the couple, I was surprised and delighted at how emotional it made me feel in spite of it not being in a church.

That was good enough for me!

Your enquiry does not commit you to choosing me! It is important that we have an initial phone call and/or meeting so you can feel the vibe! Make sure you take a look at my website www.dawnreesceremonies and find me on Insta @dawnthecelebrant

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Renewal of Vows

Hi! I am Dawn Rees. I am a Humanist celebrant which means that I create individual ceremonies with no reference to religion. I perform weddings, vow renewals, baby naming celebrations, in fact ceremonies that celebrate all occasions – so don’t hold back!!

My clients are likely to be looking for a celebrant that is inventive, quirky, definitely not run-of-the-mill; a good listener and a good writer, with loads of personality balanced by sensitivity; gravitas where necessary, and always with a great sense of humour!. Whatever your ceremony, it will be unique – because it is written for you and never ‘cut and pasted’ (beware the celebrant who promises you the earth and charges you 50p!)

I am based in Norfolk but I have a bit of a reputation for being an adventurer and I travel all over the UK and Europe conducting ceremonies. My camper van is my best friend and changing room.

What sort of ceremony do you want? I can do formal, quirky, themed, lively or relaxed ceremonies. It really depends on what you want…. and this is the key – it is you who defines what you want on your special day and I work with you that so your day looks, feels and is exactly how it you imagine it when you’re laying in bed dreaming about it. Celebration days go in a flash, so I take care of ceremony detail with guidance from you. That means you don’t have to worry on the day; you can just concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

The little things that make such a difference to planning your ceremony are second nature to creative and experienced celebrants – check out whether you felt inspired and excited by our conversations; whether you came away with fresh ideas to mull over whilst you are planning; did we talk about finding the most authentic way to tell your love story; did we have fun; did I ‘get’ you; were you confident that I could blend the story of your relationship with the promises you’ll make to one another for your future together?

When we meet we’ll think about words but we will also use our imagination, talk about impact, and more importantly the pace of your ceremony. Choosing a celebrant who is able to manage the pace of the ceremony, creating energy and humour as well as quiet, reflective and intensely personal moments, means your day will not only be memorable for your guests, but most importantly, for you.

My clients say that working with me is fun and they also appreciate the range of contacts I have – from niche venues, formal caterers, to performers, musicians, sound artists, florists, photographers, event lighting, owl ring-bearers, wedding carriages, fingerprint trees for naming ceremonies, wishes boxes, mobile bars, street food vendors, photo-booths, vegan and vegetarian caterers, Prosecco caravans, VDub transport ……… along with the more mundane heel-protectors for stillettos on grass, or sourcing chalk-boards for the order of events on the day!

I also have an offer up my sleevies! I have a #popup ceremony surprise for weddings, namings and celebrations. This can, as if by magic, appear in a garden, a beach or a field near you! It’s a tiny vintage caravan with a beautiful yellow and white canopy, a gorgeous rug, chairs, flowers, window-boxes (oh, and champagne on ice) for that ultimate oh, didn’t you know, we just thought of it party!! It is so dinky, you won’t be able to resist.

Whatever you want we can make it happen – indoors or outdoors, in the UK or abroad.

Prices From

£ Prices on Request.

Why choose Dawn for your renewal of vows?

I am fun to work with, full of ideas, energy and experience and a fluent public speaker. I love listening to what people want, encouraging them to think wider and deeper so I can create a unique and memorable ceremony. I am a great writer and your wedding script is co-produced with you so that it is recognisable as you and about you – it is so important that your guests find areas of familiarity as well as surprise! The skill is writing it so it flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I am conscious that not every family member and friend will have non-religious beliefs and my clients say that I am skilled at incorporating the wider group into the intimacy of the ceremony – as one said recently It was dignified and all about the couple, I was surprised and delighted at how emotional it made me feel in spite of it not being in a church.

That was good enough for me!

Your enquiry does not commit you to choosing me! It is important that we have an initial phone call and/or meeting so you can feel the vibe! Make sure you take a look at my website www.dawnreesceremonies and find me on Insta @dawnthecelebrant

Unfortunately Dawn Rees Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Dawn Rees Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 20

Average Rating: 5

reviews (20)

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Emotionally in tune with us

5 Stars
Karen Preston

Funeral | 08/29/2020 | Suffolk

Dawn not only gets rave reviews from me and Sue, as she gave us exceptional support leading up to the event, she also suggested backup plans and kept us informed via email, newsletters and telephone calls. Many of our guests said it’s the best ceremony they have been to and it made them very emotional as number of them were also part of the ceremony. It was the best bit of our day and our guests too.

The hand tying and bespoke ceremony was exceptional and I am not normally a gushing person but Dawn really made our day very special she is such a powerful speaker and very emotionally in tune with people cannot recommend enough. This is not as eloquent as Dawns words but the best I can do and a big fat thank you from Karen and Sue.

We cannot thank you enough for making our day very special and also making such an impact on all the guests.

Everything we wanted

Everything we wanted

5 Stars
Sharon Bakermault

Wedding | 06/29/2019 | Suffolk

Dawn was the celebrant for our wedding last summer, and from the moment we read her celebrant profile, we knew she was our lady! When we met, she was warm, friendly, fun & gave us all the information we would need with no obligations. Nothing was too much trouble and she really got to know us, which came across to everybody on the day, who all commented on how unique and relaxed the ceremony was. Dawn was a very important part of our perfect day and we couldn’t have been happier. A lovely lady and an awesome celebrant. We would recommend again and again

Perfect for our day

Perfect for our day

5 Stars
Karen Read

Renewal Of Vows | 12/07/2019 | St Peter's Hall, Suffolk

Dawn carried out our wedding ceremony last summer, and from the moment we read her celebrant profile, we knew she was our lady! Upon meeting, she was warm, friendly, fun & gave us all the information we would need with no obligations. Nothing was too much trouble and she really got to know us, which came across to everybody on the day, who all commented on how unique and relaxed the ceremony was. Dawn was a very important part of our perfect day and we couldn’t have been happier. A lovely lady and an awesome celebrant. We would recommend again and again.

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