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Hi, I'm Frances
Fun, informal, warm, sincere. These are all words that have been used to describe my ceremonies and me.
I create personal, friendly ceremonies, filled with humour and laughter, reflecting your approach to life and personal beliefs.
They follow a familiar format but at the heart is my couples wish to express themselves and their individuality banishing the notion once and for all that civil ceremonies are identical.
A ceremony is a celebration and should set the scene for a wonderful party. It should respect the significance of the occasion and also be fun and enchant, enthral and amaze your guests.
Your ceremony will be unique, because you are. This is the stuff great stories are made of. Guests will leave knowing they have experienced something really special. Together we will create a lifetime memory.
If this is what you want from your ceremony you’ve come to the right place.
What's my ceremony style?
My ceremonies have the familiarity of an ‘old style’ possibly traditional ceremony but that’s where old style ends. With your story and love firmly at the heart of it your ceremony will be modern and fresh and be delivered in keeping with your hopes and wishes for each other. They are filled with fun and humour. They are formal without the formality. Heartfelt and sincere. Memorable. Magical. Remarkable.
Why choose Frances?
I’m told by my clients that I am warm, fun and friendly and that the love and passion for what I do shines through.
Although outwardly laid back I am highly organised and 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.
So if you are looking for a fun loving, charismatic celebrant that radiates style with a smile I’d love to hear from you. Yours is a story I can’t wait to tell.
What do I offer?
Like myself my clients love a country wedding at home or in a high end country house venue. They tend to want the familiar ‘traditional’ format but to be able express themselves and be as creative in their ceremony as the rest of their wedding. They want their guests to enjoy the experience and feel involved.
My ceremonies are formal without the formality. Fun and fresh . Sentimental but not cheesy. Modern. Meaningful. Memorable. Remarkable. Joyful and authentic.
You as a couple are what is important and the content, inspiration and humour of each ceremony is derived solely from you. Each ceremony really is a ‘one off’. After all there are no two couples that are the same.
I really am there for you during the entire process from the moment you appoint me to the moment I utter the immortal words ‘You may kiss the bride (or groom).” .
In the words of A A Milne “we didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun’. And that’s exactly what we’ll do – make memories of a truly fabulous event in your lives.
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 I can’ wait to tell your story.!
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: 15
Average Rating: 5
Huntsham Court wedding
Fan was absolutely incredible, we couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect celebrant for our big day. We wanted a really personal ceremony but for it to be fun (and funny) at the same time. Fan made it that and so much more.
When we met Fan for the first time we both knew she was the one for us. We both left the first meeting, took one look at each other and knew straight away. We then had some really fun meetings with Fan in the run up to the wedding. Discussing what we liked, didn’t like, how we met, what we love about each other, what makes us laugh, what makes us cry happy tears, everything. She was so patient and reassuring, helping us through the whole process not just the ceremony itself. Helping with ideas for any rituals, examples of vows, things we might want to keep secret for the big day, where to put people, how to stage things. We really felt like Fan took everything in to account and weaved it all in to such a special ceremony.
On the wedding day itself, Fan was brilliant and made everyone feel at ease (especially Ollie, who was a bag of nerves waiting for his bride to be!). We had a few last minute changes but nothing was ever too much. All of our guests commented on how fun and personal the wedding ceremony was. Some even said it was genuinely the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been to!
She was such a huge part of making our wedding everything we wanted it to be we cannot thank her enough.”
Huntsham Court Wedding
From our first meeting, to a boozy wine bar second catch up, to Huntsham meets and the day itself, Gavin and I were thrilled to have met Fan, and have her conduct our ceremony. The fun, love and emotion she helped create made it spectacular. We miss her already but glad to have made a friend for life and, of course, memories of our ceremony which will remain with us for life. A huge warm thank you Fan! You were fabulous!”
xxx the Fawcetts xxxx
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.