KickAss Gatherings

Louise Gather

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Writing kick-ass ceremonies to start your wedding day with a bang!

Affiliations

Humanists UK Accredited

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Louise

I’m Louise Gather, and I create kick-ass gatherings: humanist wedding ceremonies with funk and flair! 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!

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

£550 weekdays, £650 weekends

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Why choose Louise?

After originally training to be an independent celebrant in 2019, Covid meant that only one of my 2020 weddings went ahead – waaahhhh! However, I decided to use it as an opportunity to level-up by training with Humanists UK, which means I am now an officially accredited humanist celebrant. The training was rigorous, inspiring and lots of fun, and has made me even more excited about writing and delivering awesome ceremonies in 2021 and beyond. Humanist UK accreditation also means I am fully insured and have a huge network of humanist celebrant buddies to call on if and when needed.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

We have all sat through wedding ceremonies 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. 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

550 weekdays, 650 weekends

Why choose Louise for your wedding?

With me you will get a totally bespoke kick-ass 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 find the perfect ideas and inspiration for you.

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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

550 weekdays, 650 weekends

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.

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Unfortunately KickAss Gatherings is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for KickAss Gatherings

Total Reviews: 4

Average Rating: 5

reviews (4)

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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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The perfect day

5 Stars
Louisa and Jade

Wedding | 07/02/2021 | Fazely Studios

We both cannot thank Louise enough for such a personalised, thoughtful, and beautiful ceremony. Before planning the wedding, we didn’t really know much about celebrants or unconventional weddings but having gone through it now we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Planning a wedding with all the uncertainty that there has been was stressful but Louise was very supportive and made the process easy for us. She went to great lengths to clarify what sort of ceremony we would enjoy and also to get to know us personally. It really felt like someone was conducting the ceremony who had known us for years!
Louise had the crowd laughing all the way through which was exactly what we wanted and certainly helped to calm Louisa’s (one of the brides, yes I realise it is confusing) nerves as she was positively vibrating beforehand. You were very reassuring and made the whole process wonderful for both of us.
It was such a pleasure to have you stay for food as well, sorry if I talked your ear off (Louisa) I had gone through a few beers and a whiskey shot by then!

Overall we just wanted to say that Louise is not only a lovely, creative person but also amazing at her job and clearly having the time of her life doing it! I would recommend a celebrant to anybody who wants a wedding that feels tailored to them and that people will remember for a long time! But we would especially recommend Kickass Gatherings 😊

Lots of love
Jade and Louisa

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