KickAss Gatherings

Louise Gather

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Louise Gather Kickass Gatherings Humanist Celebrant Derby

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I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Writing hilarious, meaningful, kick-ass ceremonies to start your wedding day with a bang! My ceremonies will always be tailored to the vibe you want, but if you consider yourselves funny, alternative and creative then I'm the girl for you!

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Humanists UK Fully Accredited

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Louise

I’m Louise Gather, and I create Kickass Gatherings: heartfelt yet hilarious Humanist wedding ceremonies. Whatever your style and whatever your story, we will work together to create a joyous, unforgettable ceremony which truly reflects you and your relationship, and sets the tone for an incredible wedding day. I am based in Derby, but willing to travel! Find me on instagram @kickassgatherings to see up-to-date pics and feedback from an incredible 2021 wedding season.

What's my ceremony style?

I have tons of ideas, bags of enthusiasm, and top-notch Humanists UK training under my belt. No ‘delete as applicable’ / ‘insert name here’ scripts, just personal, meaningful kick-ass ceremonies. Want to write your own vows? I have a vow workshop for that. Need ideas for readings? I am an ex English teacher so I’ll find you the perfect suggestions. Fancy a ceremony involving booze? Want to involve your pets? Getting married on a hot air balloon? In the middle of the forest? Or want a massive knees-up in your local pub? I am HERE FOR IT. Hit me up and let’s get planning.

Prices From

£750

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Enter with style!

Who says the bride and groom have to enter together? The entrance of Russell and Ellie was one to remember. Russell greeted his guests, disappeared, and then strutted in to ‘Never Too Much’ by Luther Vandross. Just when you didn’t think it could get any better, we heard: “It’s Britney, B*tch” and Ellie entered to ‘Gimme More’ by Queen Britney!!

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Why choose Louise?

As a fully accredited Humanists UK celebrant, you can be assured that I have undertaken a rigorous training and accreditation process. This involves numerous assignments, requirement for ongoing CPD, and a ceremony observation by an official Humanists UK accreditor. I am fully insured and have a huge network of humanist celebrant buddies to call on if and when needed for ideas and support – I can also help you source an alternative Humanists UK celebrant if I am not available for your date.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

My favourite couples are ones who want to include plenty of fun and humour in their ceremony! We have all sat through weddings which have bored us to tears with their dry delivery and ‘insert name here’ approach. I firmly believe that your ceremony should set the tone for your day and give you and your guests a fun, personalised experience that you will all remember forever! No templates – the content and structure is totally up to you. And you don’t need to include things just because they are tradition; don’t want to exchange rings? Sack it off. Exchange bracelets instead. Or tattoos. Or tequila shots. Whatever your vision, I’ll help make it happen.

My wedding package includes: introduction and planning meetings (ideally in person, but also online depending on location and circumstances); advice and support for inclusion of readings, rituals, and music, if required; vow writing workshop; writing your fully personalised script and making any necessary amendments and revisions; and obviously delivering an awesome ceremony on the big day! I also help with greeting guests and wedding party logistics in the hour before the ceremony. I only ever do one wedding per day, so you will have my full attention and I can be flexible with timings. If your venue or guest numbers mean microphones are required, I have a PA system to use, and after your wedding you will receive a beautiful presentation copy of your ceremony script. I am fully insured and accredited through Humanists UK.

Prices From

£750

Why choose Louise for your wedding?

With me you will get a totally bespoke kickass wedding ceremony. I absolutely love what I do and I will bring all of the joy, fun and enthusiasm to your big day! We will work together closely to plan something to reflect you as a couple and your relationship. Why not include some symbolic rituals which link to your favourite things? So if you are gin connoisseurs, let’s blend some gin in your ceremony! If you are rock climbers, let’s do a hand-fasting using some climbing ropes. The world is your oyster, and I will hep find the perfect ideas and inspiration for you.

Louise Gather Kickass Gatherings Humanist Celebrant Derby

Unfortunately KickAss Gatherings is not available for Naming Ceremonies.

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Renewal of Vows

I am SO excited about writing and conducting vow renewal ceremonies, because there is so much more story to tell! We can reflect on what you have achieved together and how your lives have changed in the years since your wedding. You can re-affirm your original vows and make some new ones for the future. And your renewal ceremony can be as big or as intimate as you like. Maybe you want it ‘elopement style’ just the two of you; maybe you would like to involve your children; maybe you want it to be even bigger and better than your original day. Whatever you want, let’s make it happen!

For a vow renewal, you get exactly the same effort and input as you would for a wedding ceremony! The package includes: introduction and planning meetings (ideally in person, but also online depending on location and circumstances); advice and support for inclusion of readings, rituals, and music, if required; vow writing workshop; writing your fully personalised script and making any necessary amendments and revisions; and obviously delivering an awesome ceremony on the big day! I also help with greeting guests and wedding party logistics in the hour before the ceremony. I only ever do one wedding per day, so you will have my full attention and I can be flexible with timings. If your venue or guest numbers mean microphones are required, I have a PA system to use, and after your wedding you will receive a beautiful presentation copy of your ceremony script.

Prices From

£700

Why choose Louise for your renewal of vows?

With me you will get a totally bespoke kick-ass vow renewal ceremony. I absolutely love what I do and I will bring all of the joy, fun and enthusiasm to your big day! We will work together closely to plan something to reflect you as a couple and your relationship. Why not include some symbolic rituals which link to your favourite things? So if you are gin connoisseurs, let’s blend some gin in your ceremony! If you are rock climbers, let’s do a hand-fasting using some climbing ropes. The world is your oyster, and I will find the perfect ideas and inspiration for you.

Louise Gather Kickass Gatherings Humanist Celebrant Derby

Unfortunately KickAss Gatherings is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for KickAss Gatherings

Total Reviews: 5

Average Rating: 5

reviews (5)

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A Kickass Day from a Kickass Celebrant

5 Stars
Mick Bailey

Wedding | 08/15/2021 | Fox And Goose, Chesterfield

What can I possibly say about Louise?

We were forced to go for a celebrant ceremony as there were no registrars available for our wedding day. So we got married at the town hall a few weeks before our wedding day. Who would have known that this would be the best thing to happen to us?

We scrolled past many celebrants who looked very formal, stuffy, boring and traditional and then we found ‘Kickass Gatherings’. The name drew us in immediately, the celebrants appearance cemented our choice and it was made even clearer that she was the right choice…..as I knew her personally.

This may make you think that my review is somewhat biased but we were only connected through mutual friends but I was perfectly aware that she was the right person for the job.

From our first meeting, Louise was attentive, charming, funny and bloody lovely. We had to rearrange our wedding 5 times due to Covid and we had lost all of the spark and excitement, especially my wife who couldn’t have cared less about the big day. After we spoke to Louise, my wife told me that this was the first time she’d been excited for the wedding since I proposed.

The ceremony was personal, funny and sentimental and incredibly unique. We had guests who were due to get married, tell us that they were reconsidering their whole ceremony, based entirely on what Louise has constructed for us.

If you’re on the fence or considering a traditional (yawn) wedding, let me tell you that you need to book a Kickass Gathering. I cried throughout the ceremony and that is a hard thing to happen.

You will smile, cry, laugh and be filled with the kind of rich feelings that are normally reserved for an all you can eat buffet (we love food).

Louise is your one stop shop for making your wedding the most perfect day that you could have ever imagined…..and she even dressed accordingly to our colour scheme….without being asked.

Personal, professional and FUCKING AMAZING. I’m not afraid to swear.

You NEED a Kickass Gathering!

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The best day!

5 Stars
Nichola McKay

Wedding | 07/04/2021 | The West Mill, Derby

From the onset of arranging a humanist ceremony Louise was so friendly and helpful. We first met to discuss ‘our story’ and our wedding plans, from that Louise was able to create a wonderful ceremony script, which every guest who attended commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they have been to. It was such a personal ceremony, no boring legal stuff here!!

Louise helped us both write our vows, which was a daunting task! But with Louise’s help and support she made the process simple and easy.

We would not hesitate to reccomend Louise for any event, she made our wedding so special and memorable. I didn’t know that a wedding ceremony could be so much fun! Honestly I wish we were renewing our vows next year just so we can do it all again.

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Thank you so much!

5 Stars
Laura Swift-Somers

Wedding | 06/26/2021 | Belper, Derbyshire

Thank you so much for Louise for preparing such a lovely ceremony for our wedding at home. You really took the time to understand us and delivered a beautiful ceremony even though we have you very little to go on!

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