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Hi, I'm Frances
Are you’re looking for a charismatic, fun loving celebrant specialising in high end weddings at country house venues or at home?
Do you want your wedding ceremony to be warm, heartfelt, fun, informal and memorable?
Do you want a modern ceremony but traditional in character?
I’m Frances but everyone calls me Fan. I am an experienced, professional and friendly wedding celebrant who loves meeting people and working closely with discerning clients to create really special and personalised wedding ceremonies. Over the years I have have been fortunate to work at some of the most prestigious venues in Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Whether it’s a wood, a beach, a private house or wedding venue I would love to help you create a ceremony by putting your story at the heart of it and making it memorable, remarkable but most importantly yours.
What's my ceremony style?
Having been married in church myself my style of wedding ceremony definitely leans towards the traditional but with a contemporary twist. First and foremost my ceremonies are highly personalised. The story of your love and relationship are firmly at the heart of the ceremony. They are filled with fun and humour. They are formal without the formality. Heartfelt and sincere. Memorable. Magical. Remarkable. Your guests will leave feeling they have experienced something really special.
Why choose Frances?
I have been told by my clients that I am warm, fun, friendly and relaxed and that the love and passion for what I do shines through. I am passionate and vibrant and can relate to any crowd and dissolve any tension or nerve there maybe and will seamlessly fit into your vision for your day. Although outwardly laid back I am highly organised and you can rest assured that from our first meeting to your big day you will be in safe hands and I promise you will enjoy the journey.
What do I offer?
I’m a hopeless romantic who loves a celebration.
No matter what style of wedding there will be no yawning, snoring or boring – just smiles, laughs and happy tears. Beach
field, marquee, venue, farmyard, garden? Morning or Evening? Casual or formal. What’s important is your story, your love, your relationship and that’s what we will put centre stage of your ceremony.
Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea. I will work with you to ensure we incorporate your dreams and exceed your expectations. There are no limits to how we can enhance your ceremony be it including symbolic ceremonies like a handfasting or including family members, friends and even pets.
I promise you will love the journey. To quote AA Milne ‘we didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun’. And that’s what we’ll do – Make some fabulous lifelong memories.
Why choose Frances for your wedding?
I simply love people. Meeting them, engaging with them and telling their stories. It’s a huge amount of fun and wedding planning should be fun. I feel privileged to play my role in such an important and intimate day and fully respect the responsibility being entrusting in me. I will guide, encourage, support and laugh with you along the way from our first meeting to the big day itself. That being said it’s important that we connect so let’s make a plan to have a chat and if we are the right fit let’s get’s the party started!
Unfortunately Fanfare Ceremonies is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Unfortunately Fanfare Ceremonies is not available for Renewal of Vows
Unfortunately Fanfare Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.
Reviews for Fanfare Ceremonies
Total Reviews: 13
Average Rating: 5
Fan was a wonderful addition to our wedding. Her take on our relationship and her engaging storytelling style really helped bring the ceremony together. We loved the amount of research she did on us and she knew exactly the right questions to ask.We also really appreciated her sending through the script as memento – all in all a wonderful service that we would recommend to anyone.
Our Devon wedding
Fan was 100% a fundamental part in our wedding and the planning process. We got married back in October and couldn’t have asked for a more special and personal ceremony! From our initial meeting with Fan, we felt comfortable and loved how, together, we created a truly personal wedding ceremony, and felt like it was perfect for us. We loved that we felt like we were telling ‘our story’ and getting to share that with all our friends and family on our special day was the best. Almost every person that attended our wedding commented on our ceremony and how Fan was such a fantastic celebrant! One guest even said “why dosent every one do it like that?!”Fan, thank you so so much, we will remember you forever, you’re Fab!
Yes, we had a blast! A truly magical day and you were fabulous. In fact, I believe Jamie our photographer said that he had never seen a wedding audience so captivated by a ceremony before. They sat completely still! So photographing them was made easy. I actually do remember hearing nothing but the flowing stream at one point.A BIG fat thank you coming your way from both of us. And can I also say that a couple of our male friends were so moved it brought them (almost) to tears ..Men, haha!It was a pleasure to work with you, and have you as our celebrant for our most fabulous day.”