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Ana Kelly, Celebrant

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I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Quirky, Funny, Laid-back and Personalised Ceremonies - in any location.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Ana

​​​​HELLO! Do you dream of a fun, funky, joyful and free-spirited ceremony, creatively delivered and choreographed? If that’s a big fat YES, I’m your AWARD-WINNING Celebrant so let’s arrange a video call to chat! As an INDY CELEBRANT, I’ll, create and deliver a truly personal and original ceremony for you, after getting to know you well.

As regards weddings, simple legal marriage declarations are best done another day – leaving you totally free and creative for your real and meaning wedding day.

My unique, personalised ceremonies exude love and laughter. I embrace laughter and adore creative ceremonies that brilliantly capture a couple and their relationship . Each sparkling ceremony is written ‘from scratch’ – incorporating ideas, symbolic elements, readings, music, hobbies or themes important to each client. I listen carefully to clients’ needs and, with a poetry MA, I’m a whizz with words! Your wedding, your way – all the way. Free Spirits Unite!

What's my ceremony style?

My style is witty, warm and caring – and ORIGINAL. I connect with everyone I meet and have a stonking sense of humour.

Your guests will feel happy before you enter the room, with briefings as to how they can get involved at appropriate points. I love guests to be involved where possible – with wish boats, warmed goodwill pebbles, applause, a group vow, ring warmings, a group hand-squeeze, a loving circle, blessings or tributes in a hat – we can discuss whether any of these ideas intrigue you!

A clothes chameleon, I’m equally happy as a hippy chic, in fancy dress, in my leather-look biker jacket or dragonfly vegan docs, or scrubbed up nicely in ‘posh gear’ for high end venues – I’ll happily fit your vibe!

What is MOST important is that each ceremony is fresh and avoids the mundane! YOUR ceremony will be something to treasure forever, with a keepsake copy gifted to you.

Prices From

Weddings £470 -570, Wedding Script Writing Only £325, Namings £400, Funerals £220,

Highlight

Ana is like the conductor of an orchestra!

At a stunning vow renewal, the disabled groom amazingly walked in by himself to a ceremony FULL of love and laughter. The couple said: ‘ Ana is like a conductor of an orchestra – she let people laugh when it was funny, brought it back down when we needed to, made us feel loved and special’. I love my job!

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Why choose Ana?

Clients are in safe hands with me! I’m imaginative, approachable, easy-going and endlessly helpful. I’d get to know you, listen to, and share ideas with, you – and cover your back through the whole process.

I’d liaise with your photographer, venue, planner and guests to ensure EVERY aspect of your ceremony is amazing! mY great reviews on this site show my skills and earned me prestigious South West and UK Wedding Awards.

Clients feel happy and confident EVERY STEP of the way and fully involved and consulted in the creative ceremony process. Nothing is too much trouble, and I’m happy to be regularly on-hand to support, advise and share ideas.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I adore couples who love to laugh, are eco-friendly and fairly laid-back. My favourite ceremony type reflects a couple’s interests and passions and contains LOTS of fun.

Past ceremonies have referenced Game of Thrones, Escape Rooms, Robert Frost poetry, and even wish-boats set afloat. Words, music or lyrics or rituals important to you can wonderfully personalise your ceremony. Whatever you want in YOUR ceremony is totally up to – there are SO many great ideas to consider and, nothing is out of bounds! If you both remember your ceremony with love for the rest of your lives then I’ve done my job.

Involving family and friends in the ceremony also makes for a more unique and meaningful experience, so I offer support to all involved.

I plan ahead meticulously but also work spontaneously off the cuff on the day and enjoy any chance to inject unexpected banter, fun and laughter. The unexpected often happens and needs confidently embracing!

Packages take 30-40 hours’ work so you get more BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS with me than with any Registrar generic package!

My contract is clear and simple. A £150 Booking Fee – included in your package – secures your date.

‘KEEPING IT SIMPLE’ eco-friendly package = £570 for all planning, choreography, coordination and vow advice. Most couples’ option choice. We’d meet by video, unless you’re very local to TR11, or – ahead of your date – at your venue if possible.

‘THE FULL SHEBANG’ = £750 for all of the above plus as many face-to-face meetings needed, an attended rehearsal AND an online vow-writing workshop. ***The above packages include gifted handfasting cords, prop loans where I have them (eg. a loving cup/quaich, bubble machine, indoor/outdoor PA etc…)

*** Would you prefer a confident friend/s or family member/s to deliver your ceremony but know they’d need support? If so, My ‘Writing Only Package’ with coaching = £350 with coaching. A steal!

Prices From

£570

Why choose Ana for your wedding?

I am approachable, easy-going and helpful. You can rely on me to listen to, and brilliantly cater for , your wishes. You’d be in safe, caring hands with me, and your wedding ceremony will be happy, fun and heart-warming.

Any last minute changes, hitches etc… will present no problems whatsoever as my calmness under pressure is legendary. I can amend scripts on the day due to weather, attendance or timing issues. Funny hecklers, unexpected children joining the ceremony etc are never a problem – I adlib brilliantly and relish banter.

There are lots of Celebrants out there, but you’d struggle to find one as quirky, imaginative, unflappable, versatile and fun.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

I love working with families who want joyful, creative and fun ceremonies – I love the freedom of unrestricted ceremonies not fettered my legal restrictions and unnecessary rules. TI love to work with creative families with a great sense of fun!

I offer truly personalised and beautiful Naming and Family Blending Ceremonies. These tell ‘your story’ as parents and how your child came into your lives, or how your families have blended. As an adoptive mum, I also love adoption ceremonies which are so totally meaningful. If you wish to have symbolic elements and readings incorporated, I can help you make the right choices which suit you all. I love these events to be loving, magical and joyful – and they always are with me!

Prices From

£400

Why choose Ana for your naming ceremony?

I am approachable, easy-going and helpful. You can rely on me to understand you and your needs – and to brilliantly cater for them. You’d be in safe, caring hands with me.

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Renewal of Vows

Working with all kinds of couples and families is a pure joy and I focus on making each and every service unique and special. Meeting couples from all walks of life and finding AMAZING ways of celebrating their love & renewing their vows is a total joy!

I love to work with couples who love to laugh, are fairly laid-back, and who adventurously think outside of the box. It is great to create a ceremony that meets all of their dreams and totally reflects them as individuals.

My favourite ceremony type reflects a couple’s interests and passions – past ceremonies have revolved around Game of Thrones, Escape Rooms, Robert Frost poetry, a couple’s love of rivers (with wish-boats set out on the water). Favourite readings or songs can also set the keynote for a gorgeous service. Where other family and friends can be involved in the ceremony also makes for a more unique and meaningful ceremony.

I absolutely love Vow Renewals and giving couples the chance to celebrate the time passed, to reiterate (and add to!) the vows you made all those years ago if you wish – or to start from scratch with a totally fresh set of commitments – whatever works for you both! A Renewal can be so much freer and more creative than your original wedding and my services are happy, laid back, often funny and TOTALLY loving.

Prices From

£570

Why choose Ana for your renewal of vows?

I am approachable, easy-going and helpful. You can rely on me to understand you and your needs – and to brilliantly cater for them. I’d feel like a family friend by the time I conduct your service as I work so closely with you throughout the whole planning process. You’d be in safe, caring hands with me. I’d get to know you, your story and help you with ideas for content so that you’d feel totally happy with every bit of the journey.

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Funerals

I’m a friendly, compassionate, tactful and creative Celebrant who has been creating beautiful Celebrations of Life since training to be a Celebrant in 2016. There are no clients in all of these years whom I have not found connections with and many families have written beautiful reviews. I like to work with people from all walks of life.

I work closely with families to create beautiful Celebrations of Life acknowledging how much there is to be thankful for for their relative’s life. Each service is unique, with much time spent researching and writing. I build a full, detailed tribute. I add personal and touching details such as photo candles, themes and music choices, and I support reader involvement where possible. Funerals can and should be meaningful and personalised and I am happy to help create truly memorable, touching ceremonies.

Prices From

£240

Why choose Ana for your funeral?

I am approachable, easy-going and helpful. You can rely on me to understand you and your needs – and to brilliantly cater for them. You’d be in safe, caring hand I have yea rs of pastoral experiences in adult education, which has very much helped me in working with grieving families with tact and compassion.
My last review: On the day of the funeral Ana delivered the ceremony with such feeling, making it so interesting and amusing. At the end she had taken the time to make up a little ditty about myself and sisters and the roles we played in the latter years of his life. Highly recommended.

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Reviews for Ana Kelly, Celebrant

Total Reviews: 65

Average Rating: 5

reviews (65)

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Ana was fantastic!

5 Stars
Josie and Storm Bannon

Wedding | 07/22/2023 | Princeton Hall, Dartmoor

Ana was fantastic, she created a beautiful cerimony! It was really special, and loads of our friends and family said how well she captured the two of us.

She also sent the script to to us afterwards whichwill be lovely to read it back at a later date.

I would highly recommend Ana as a celibrant for a wedding. Thank you so much Ana! Xxx

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We Couldn’t Have Asked For a Better Celebrant

5 Stars
Eleanor and Chris

Wedding | 07/01/2023 | Driftwood Spars, St Agnes

We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant, the ceremony was everything we wanted, and the process of planning it with Ana was wonderful. We felt (and so did all of our guests) that she captured us and our relationship perfectly. Everyone spoke about how unique it was and how it was the best ceremony they had seen – pretty awesome!!

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Incredible From Start to Finish

5 Stars
Jess and Ollie

Wedding | 09/30/2023 | The Stack, Tresillian

Ana has been incredible from start to finish. From the moment we first chatted (over zoom due to distance!) we knew we wanted her to be our celebrant.
She picked up on such tiny details just from our conversations and created the most personal ceremony script. She was a huge comfort and massive help and support on the run up to our wedding. As we travelled from the midlands, she even went to our venue to get some footage to share with us so we had better idea of the layout of everything which was incredibly helpful.
Thank you so much Ana for being such an important part of our wedding day!

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