Diana Saxby

Grace The Day

Reviews (19)

 Saxby
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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

Dorset

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Outdoor Ceremonies, Elegant Ceremonies, Romantic Ceremonies, Exclusive Use Weddings, Destination Weddings, Mentoring, Public Speaking

Affiliations

County Celebrants Network; Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book; Member of the Expert Sources Register

Spoken Languages

English; some French and German

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Diana Saxby

Grace The Day

Reviews (19) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Established in 2010, Diana has become one of the country's leading independent professional full-time celebrants, with a reputation for achingly romantic, bespoke ceremonies for discerning clients.

Linked to some of the most beautiful venues in the country, including the Soho Farmhouse and the Relais and Chateaux sister hotels Cliveden House, Berkshire, and The Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa in the New Forest, Diana is the trusted partner, providing a service to match the high standards of each venue, and delighting clients with her patience, knowledge, expertise and delivery in a perfectly spoken English voice which is modulated, clear and expressive, without any regional accent, ensuring that all those present can easily hear and understand every word.

Each ceremony is unique, sincere, authentic, carefully researched, and beautifully delivered by a true professional and experienced celebrant with a passion for her work, and each client.

We believe that first impressions are very important, and the care we have in each wedding will show in the work we produce, therefore each personalised script is professionally proofread at first draft stage and all subsequent drafts, before being sent to clients for approval, to ensure that scripts are of the highest standard, grammatically and factually correct, and free of spelling errors.

With the additional reassurance of knowing that Diana has two personally trained and insured deputies on hand to stand in for her in the case of emergency and to take second bookings on days when Diana herself is already booked, her clients have the comfort and peace of mind of knowing that they will never be let down when booking Diana's services.

CEREMONY STYLE

Wedding Blessing Ceremonies
Destination Weddings
Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Naming Day Ceremonies
Funeral Ceremonies
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Reviews

A stunning ceremony in the sun

Rebecca Tovey

Wedding at

Bishopswood Grange | April 2019

Finding the right celebrant for our wedding was really important to us, we did quite a bit of research before we found Diana and we are so happy ... Read review.

Destination Wedding

Kristin and Mitchell

Wedding at

Hertfordshire | September 2018

Thank you so much for delivering an incredible wedding ceremony for us! Your service to us was invaluable- not only was our wedding more personal... Read review.

Fusion Ceremony

Anonymous

Wedding at

London | December 2018

Our marriage ceremony was arranged at quite short notice, but we were so happy to have found you, Diana. Thank you for guiding us through the pro... Read review.

The Perfect Person for Us

Jemma and Kostas

Wedding at

Bath | June 2018

Woo what can we say Diana is just fantastic!

Really felt like she had known us for ages. From the intial extremely prompt contact via email to... Read review.

A beacon of calm!

Fran and Simon

Wedding at

Kenwood House, London | October 2013

From the moment I spoke to Diana, I knew I had found the right person! She was so wonderfully warm and helpful on the phone, we arranged to meet ... Read review.

Wedding

nicola Thompsonf

Wedding at

Moreton in Marsh | May 2011

My husband and I had the honour of being the first people married by the wonderful Diana , people still say what a wonderful ceremony it was. My... Read review.

Everything we wished

Amy Ndiaye

Wedding at

Bournemouth | January 2018

From the very first time of meeting Diana she was professional and excited to be a part of our ceremony and give us the ceremony we had envisaged... Read review.

Fantastic ceremony

Mr and Mrs Cheesman

Wedding at

The Italian Villa, Dorset | July 2017

Diana conducted our wedding blessing ceremony at Compton Acres on Saturday 29th July 2017. Prior to this, Diana had met up with us a few times an... Read review.

Thank you so, so, so much!

Sophie and Paul

Wedding at

Eynsham Hall, Oxford | July 2017

I can not recommend Diana and Dawn highly enough. Diana was so personal and supportive from the very first time we spoke to her and the service s... Read review.

Diana is magical.

Suzie Owen

Wedding at

Captains Club Hotel, Christchurch | September 2016

We first met Diana at a friends wedding a few years ago. From the moment Diana commenced the ceremony we were mesmerized by her. Her delivery is ... Read review.

Nobody but you was wanted

Cheryl and family

Funeral at

Cemetery | July 2015

Dearest Diana,

You are one of life's lovely, special people, and as family we are honoured to know oyu.

Thank you for today - it meant so m... Read review.

Truly moving

Georgia and Clive

Renewal at

Barnsley House and Spa, Cirencester | October 2015

Dear Diana,

Clive and I both wanted to really thank you for the beautiful, touching and emotional ceremony you created for renewing our weddin... Read review.

Ceremony full of significance

Sarah and Diego

Wedding at

Manor By The Lake, Cheltenham | June 2016

Dear Diana

We wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful wedding blessing ceremony you did for us. It was such a touching part of the ... Read review.

Adding such grace to our day

Darren and Brooke

Wedding at

Cotswolds | September 2015

Dear Diana

We write this, our first communication as a married couple and it seems fitting that it is to you - the very person who brought us ... Read review.

Everything was just perfect

Becks and Dave

Naming Ceremony at

Beach Weddings Bournemouth | April 2012

Diana;

As always you pulled out all the stops to make it a beautiful and sincere ceremony taking on board all the things we discussed so it w... Read review.

Magical part in our fairytale

Jon and Claire

Renewal at

Beach Weddings Bournemouth | August 2012

Dear Diana,

What can we say?? You have truly made this special day one of the best of our lives.

The eloquence and sincerity with which... Read review.

Destination Wedding

Helen and Tony

Wedding at

Charingford Manor, Cotswolds | July 2014

Dear Diana,

Many thanks indeed for helping us make our wedding celebration so special, personal and meaningful. Arranging a wedding from afar ... Read review.

Magical Woodland Ceremony

Ella and Roman

Wedding at

Wildwood Bluebell, Cotswolds | July 2015

Dear Diana,

Thank you very much; we could not have asked for a more fitting ceremony than the one conducted by you. You took the time to unde... Read review.

Truly memorable ceremony

Emily Andrews

Wedding at

True Lovers Knot, Blandford Forum | December 2017

We really did enjoy our ceremony so much. The trouble that you went to to write such a personalised ceremony made it all the more special for us... Read review.

A stunning ceremony in the sun

Rebecca Tovey

Bishopswood Grange | April 2019

Finding the right celebrant for our wedding was really important to us, we did quite a bit of research before we found Diana and we are so happy we did. Diana was an absolute pleasure to work with, she worked with us to create the most beautiful ceremony that just encompassed who we are as people and as a couple. It was so personal, it evoked tears of both happiness and sadness and we received lovely comments from guests saying how beautiful and personal the ceremony was and how it felt like 'us'. Diana conducted the ceremony with such grace and professionalism, and had given us so many lovely ideas that made it just right. The day for us was all about family and the ceremony captured that perfectly, within the script and with our lovely little nephew running around sneaking through windows!

Thank you so much, Diana. We had the best day.
- The Toveys X

Destination Wedding

Kristin and Mitchell

Hertfordshire | September 2018

Thank you so much for delivering an incredible wedding ceremony for us! Your service to us was invaluable- not only was our wedding more personal and unique from the typical "civil ceremony", but you blended our American and English traditions and served as a kind guide along the way while we planned our wedding from Texas. You really made our ceremony special and amazing, and we will cherish that memory always. We sincerely appreciate all that you do- and especially helping to provide a personal ceremony on such an important occasion. We felt very blessed to have found you! Thank you Diana!

Fusion Ceremony

Anonymous

London | December 2018

Our marriage ceremony was arranged at quite short notice, but we were so happy to have found you, Diana. Thank you for guiding us through the process, and for being so open to our very unique cultural family situation, and for making all our family members feel comfortable during the ceremony. We are so grateful to you, and thanks once again for making our day so beautiful and stress-free. Wishing you every success in the new year and thanks once again. H & N x

The Perfect Person for Us

Jemma and Kostas

Bath | June 2018

Woo what can we say Diana is just fantastic!

Really felt like she had known us for ages. From the intial extremely prompt contact via email to inviting us round to meet us to truly understanding our relationship and needs.

We had a unusual request to have a hand fasting blessing in a hot air balloon Diana was the person to do this for us. Many celebrants turned down the opportunity but Diana jumped at the chance and challenge even though one of the potential dates fell on her birthday.

She was so patient and supportive towards us when the balloon was cancelled on several occasions due to weather and in the end travelled to Bath to be with us and deliver our ceremony at 6am! Meaning she left home around 4am. She really does go that extra mile.

The readings were personalised and heart felt and the booklet she produced for our vows that we read was soo meaningful and beautifully presented something we can treasure forever. We are so pleased we asked Diana to be there for our special moment and share that experience she was the perfect person for us a talented and gifted kind-hearted lady.

Thank you again. Xxxx

Jemma and Kostas

A beacon of calm!

Fran and Simon

Kenwood House, London | October 2013

From the moment I spoke to Diana, I knew I had found the right person! She was so wonderfully warm and helpful on the phone, we arranged to meet a few weeks later to discuss the ceremony in more detail.

When she came to our home we spoke at length about our hopes and wishes for the day and she put together the most beautiful ceremony which could not have been more perfect.

On the day itself, Diana was so professional and was a beacon of calm amongst the chaos of preparation! She was just a wonderful presence to have throughout the wedding, not just on the day but in the lead up to the event. She was always available for discussion via phone or email and was happy to come up to London for several meetings; nothing seemed too much trouble for her.

We also had lots of lovely feedback from our guests saying how much they had enjoyed the ceremony and that Diana had conducted it with grace, warmth and humour. We only have positive things to say about Diana and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Wedding

nicola Thompsonf

Moreton in Marsh | May 2011

My husband and I had the honour of being the first people married by the wonderful Diana , people still say what a wonderful ceremony it was. My father in law whose a retired vicar spoke most highly of the ceremony. Seven years on and we both consider Diana a very good friend and love catching up with her. A born romantic and eloquent speaker, whether it’s an intimate gathering or something bigger, I can’t recommend Diana more highly. We have already asked her to renew our vows at 10 years.

Everything we wished

Amy Ndiaye

Bournemouth | January 2018

From the very first time of meeting Diana she was professional and excited to be a part of our ceremony and give us the ceremony we had envisaged. Diana made our day truly magical, everyone commented that they had never been to such a personal and moving ceremony - there wasn't a dry eye in the room! We are so grateful to Diana and thank you will never be enough for the love that Diana orchestrated on our special day, it was just perfect. If you are looking for someone professional that is truly dedicated to giving you the most special of days do not look any further and contact Diana, she really is very special.

Fantastic ceremony

Mr and Mrs Cheesman

The Italian Villa, Dorset | July 2017

Diana conducted our wedding blessing ceremony at Compton Acres on Saturday 29th July 2017. Prior to this, Diana had met up with us a few times and discussed what sort of things we would like to have in our ceremony; I think Diana also takes non-verbal cues and studies her clients to get a feel for what they are like as people.

The result was a ceremony that virtually reduced 120 people to tears. Afterwards I had so many people coming up to both me and Donna and saying what a fantastic ceremony it was and how much it spoke of us and our personalities.

It was a perfect day (apart from the rain!) and Diana made sure that it got off to a perfect start.

Thank you so much for helping make our day so special.

Donna and Chris

Thank you so, so, so much!

Sophie and Paul

Eynsham Hall, Oxford | July 2017

I can not recommend Diana and Dawn highly enough. Diana was so personal and supportive from the very first time we spoke to her and the service she wrote perfectly captured our relationship and all its quirks. Diana came out to meet us at the venue to take us through the process which was hugely helpful and the vows she wrote for us were just beautiful.The service itself was warm, lighthearted, full of laughter and we had so many guests coming up to us to say how much they enjoyed it!
Thank you so so so much - we will always have such special memories of our day xxx

Diana is magical.

Suzie Owen

Captains Club Hotel, Christchurch | September 2016

We first met Diana at a friends wedding a few years ago. From the moment Diana commenced the ceremony we were mesmerized by her. Her delivery is utterly fabulous, she has a wonderful sense of humour and she is captivating. We knew instantly that we wanted her to marry us. On the day of our wedding, Diana delivered the most beautiful ceremony. The room was filled with laughter and happy tears, there was not a dry eye in the house. People still talk about our wedding today and that is all thanks to Diana.
If you are lucky enough to have Diana then believe me you are in for the most magical journey. She is a very special lady.

Nobody but you was wanted

Cheryl and family

Cemetery | July 2015

Dearest Diana,

You are one of life's lovely, special people, and as family we are honoured to know oyu.

Thank you for today - it meant so much for you to take Don and Mary's service. With the history we have with you, no-one could have done it better, and nobody but you was wanted. We were all so pleased that you agreed to help.

Take care, lovely lady,

Much love from us all,

Cheryl and family

Truly moving

Georgia and Clive

Barnsley House and Spa, Cirencester | October 2015

Dear Diana,

Clive and I both wanted to really thank you for the beautiful, touching and emotional ceremony you created for renewing our wedding vows.

It was truly moving - as you saw with Clive having the sniffles and watering eyes!

Our daughters thought it was so wonderfully intimate and something they will remember forever.

A celebrant is a wonderful idea and you never know, the girls may get in touch in the future,

Thank you so very much once again,

Georgia and Clive

Ceremony full of significance

Sarah and Diego

Manor By The Lake, Cheltenham | June 2016

Dear Diana

We wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful wedding blessing ceremony you did for us. It was such a touching part of the day and full of significance, even though it was not our first wedding ceremony.

We also received many very positive comments from guests, both on the content and your delivery, and they all picked out how personal, profound and emotional it was. Even the string quartet, who experience so many ceremonies, told how much they enjoyed it and how it stood out for them.

Thank you again and our very best wishes,

Sarah and Diego

Adding such grace to our day

Darren and Brooke

Cotswolds | September 2015

Dear Diana

We write this, our first communication as a married couple and it seems fitting that it is to you - the very person who brought us together in marriage.

We wholeheartedly thank you for everything you did for us. "Everything" - such a small word for a such a great deal. Our ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't have done it without your care, time and expertise.

Our guests were really astounded by how beautiful you made it.

The most enormous thank you, to you, Diana, for adding such grace to our day

Mr and Mrs Darren Campbell

Everything was just perfect

Becks and Dave

Beach Weddings Bournemouth | April 2012

Diana;

As always you pulled out all the stops to make it a beautiful and sincere ceremony taking on board all the things we discussed so it was everything we wanted it to be, and the song you recommended was spot on! Everything was just perfect and you gave us a naming ceremony we could only ever dreamed of having.

Becks and Dave, Sebastian and Evie

Magical part in our fairytale

Jon and Claire

Beach Weddings Bournemouth | August 2012

Dear Diana,

What can we say?? You have truly made this special day one of the best of our lives.

The eloquence and sincerity with which you delivered your meticulous and touching words truly made our occasion.

We are so happy and grateful for all you have done and your work over the last few weeks to prepare the astonishing ceremony, The intimacy and emotion of the day will stay deep in our hearts forever.

We sincerely hope our paths cross again in the future but rest assured you have played a truly magical part in our on-going fairy tale and we will remember all you have done for us for the rest of our lives.

Our sincere thanks again Diana, you won't realise the enormity of your role today, thank you so much

Jon and Claire Hague and the boys

Destination Wedding

Helen and Tony

Charingford Manor, Cotswolds | July 2014

Dear Diana,

Many thanks indeed for helping us make our wedding celebration so special, personal and meaningful. Arranging a wedding from afar can be challenging, and it gave us great comfort to be working with someone so professional, experienced and committed to their work as you. Many of our guests commented on the moving ceremony, and for Tony and I, it was really, genuinely, the best part of the day. Thank you for being part of that.

Some people are very lucky to be both great at what they do, and happy doing it. You very much gave us the impression of both, and we hope you continue to help other couples stop, pause and realise the importance and beauty of their commitment.

With thanks and kind regards

Helen and Tony,
Hong Kong

Magical Woodland Ceremony

Ella and Roman

Wildwood Bluebell, Cotswolds | July 2015

Dear Diana,

Thank you very much; we could not have asked for a more fitting ceremony than the one conducted by you. You took the time to understand us both and to ensure that the ceremony reflected our life together. All our guests commented on how fitting and lovely the ceremony was and for that we thank you. We could not recommend you highly enough and thank you for taking time to also conduct the rehearsal, we felt this was really helpful on the day,

Roman and Ella xx

Truly memorable ceremony

Emily Andrews

True Lovers Knot, Blandford Forum | December 2017

We really did enjoy our ceremony so much. The trouble that you went to to write such a personalised ceremony made it all the more special for us. Tom and I were very nervous about having the commitment ceremony and we are people who are not overtly romantic or overly emotional about sharing our feelings. However, you captured our sentiments exactly in the ceremony. The information about family and the realities of what true love are really sums our relationship up. We loved your suggestion of the Apache and thought that was a great way to finish our ceremony.

However, it was on the day before that we really realised how important it was to think of everything in the ceremony. Your experience really came through here, highlighting how important it was for me to walk down a longer aisle, thinking about how my father and I would walk, where our guests would sit, how I would pass my flowers over - all things I would not have thought about at all and probably fumbled my way through had you not provided any guidance.

On the day, you took the time to pop up to check how we were doing in order to consider the best time to seat the guests and you were calm and reassuring whenever you spoke to us.

However, the best feedback was from our guests who said it was one of the nicest ceremonies they had been to and that you delivered it perfectly, with a clear by compassionate voice.

This really was the most special of days and it was made even more so by the absolutely beautiful, well considered and thorough service that you provided for us. Tom's Uncle filmed the ceremony and we watched it back a couple of days ago. It really was the best memento we have of the day and made even more impact watching it after, in the calm and comfort of our home.

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