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Marcus Armstrong | The Storyteller Celebrant

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Marcus Armstrong Celebrant Male 2023

Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

High Quality Immersive Ceremonies, Professionally Crafted Ceremonies from a Professional Screenwriter

Affiliations

Association of Independent Celebrants, Civil Ceremonies Ltd

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Marcus

Your story, Your way.
Story-based ceremonies by a professional screenwriter!
I’m Marcus Armstrong, and I am a The Storyteller Celebrant.
Basically, my whole thing is story, which is why I chose my name. I am a professional screenwriter in another life, meaning that I have years of experience to craft your ceremony in a way that is totally unique to you.
There is no such thing as a “normal” ceremony with me. Working with you, I will create something completely original based on your story.
Whether you are getting married, welcoming a new child, renewing your vows or becoming the person you were always supposed to be, I’m your guy.
Let me help you to create something wonderful and unique that you will never forget!

Wedding Celebrations | Vow Renewals | Civil Partnership Celebrations | Commitment Ceremonies

Naming Ceremony | Welcoming Ceremony | Blending Ceremony | Transgender Naming Ceremony

What's my ceremony style?

My experience as a writer and performer gives me a depth of experience that is hard to match. I hold a Masters in Screenwriting, a Bachelors in Performance and a Level 3 Diploma in Couples and Naming Ceremonies, which is the highest qualification you can hold.
So I am a professional in every sense of the word!
I craft ceremonies based on you that have subtle, nuanced moments of love, punctuated by humour that elevates your ceremony above the traditional; all with your help!
I also offer a service called Ceremonies for Nerds. This service is a way of having your celebration whilst being fully immersed in the world of that thing that makes you tick.
Forget everything you think you know about a themed wedding. This is a bespoke, intensely researched ceremony that puts you in the world of your choosing in a way that no one else can!

Prices From

Couples £750 | Namings £300 | Ceremonies for Nerds £900

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Why choose Marcus?

I am a professional and I can bring many years of experience as a Screenwriter and Performer to your ceremony. Simply put, I will make it something original that celebrates all that you are.
I’m available for all times and all places, and will do whatever I can to make sure this transformative moment lives up your wildest dreams.
But mainly, I’m really nice! This can be an overwhelming time, and I am here to help guide you through it. I even offer extra services including multiple rehearsals, extra meetings, speech writing and even being your master of ceremonies!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I love a challenge, and I love couples who are unashamed in challenging me.
I also love detail. I love to find those details in a couple’s story and reference them in the ceremony in a subtle but noticeable way. This is how you make a ceremony yours, by giving me those brilliant, funny, sometimes embarrassing little details.
Sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more. Whether you are the extroverted or introverted kind, come and challenge me to make your day unique and beautiful in a way that is entirely about you.

I don’t do packages really, because having a package puts you in a box, and I’m not about that.
I have a starting rate and a few extras, and everything else we figure out together. After all, there is no point calling something unique if it fits into a box with other “unique” stuff!
The only exception to that rule is my themed wedding arm – Ceremonies for Nerds.
Like I said above, forget what you think you know about themed weddings!
You bring me that thing that makes you tick: History, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Specific Eras, or maybe a cool location! I will bury myself in research and create something authentic that fully immerses you in the world. So forget Stormtrooper balloons and Henry VIII cakes (yes I have seen them), if you want to get married with a theme, come talk to me and we’ll make something amazing together!

Prices From

£750

Why choose Marcus for your wedding?

Firstly, I’m really nice!
This can be really overwhelming, and I can help you navigate what works and what doesn’t. I can do that because…
I’m experienced! I have been writing and performing professionally for years, and I know how to make your ceremony work. But above all else…
I’m a young, married guy who loves weddings. My wife and I got married in a brewery, and it was the best day ever. I know from my own experience that weddings don’t have to be traditional and the ceremony certainly doesn’t have to be dull.
So give me a call!

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

What’s in a name?
Everything!
You might be a young family with their first child, you might be welcoming an adopted child into your home, maybe you have transitioned from the person you used to be into the person you were always supposed to be, or maybe you are blending two families together.
If you are looking to make promises before your community, friends or family to care for and support someone, or you are looking to claim a new name and announce yourself to the world: I can help.
Naming ceremonies are beautiful and they allow us to come together and celebrate who we are, and make promises of love and kinship that run so deep.
I love a challenge, so bring me your weird and wonderful ideas on how you want to do this day, and I will make it happen!

I offer support and gentle guidance combined with my extensive storytelling experience to create the most personal of ceremonies.
I don’t do packages really, because having a package puts you in a box, and I’m not about that.
I have a starting rate and a few extras, and everything else we figure out together. After all, there is no point calling something unique if it fits into a box with other “unique” stuff!
The only exception to that rule is my themed ceremonies arm – Ceremonies for Nerds.
Oh yeah, this isn’t just about weddings…
You bring me that thing that makes you tick: History, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Specific Eras, or maybe a cool location! I will bury myself in research and create something authentic that fully immerses you in the world.
I’m a big nerd. If you are too, come talk to me and we’ll make something amazing together!

Prices From

£300

Why choose Marcus for your naming ceremony?

Firstly, I’m really nice!
This can be really overwhelming, and I can help you navigate what works and what doesn’t. I can do that because…
I’m experienced! I have been writing and performing professionally for years, and I know how to make your ceremony work. But above all else…
I love these ceremonies. Namings are the most beautiful ceremonies I do, because they are so personal! With me you’re not getting someone who does namings for extra cash, you’re getting a true believer, and I will create something original for you to remember forever.
So give me a call!

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Renewal of Vows

I love a challenge, and I love couples who are unashamed in challenging me.
I also love detail. I love to find those details in a couple’s story and reference them in the ceremony in a subtle but noticeable way. This is how you make a ceremony yours, by giving me those brilliant, funny, sometimes embarrassing little details. Maybe you want some references to your original ceremony? Maybe that wasn’t so great, so you want to look to the future? Different or similar, I can help.
Sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more. Whether you are the extroverted or introverted kind, come and challenge me to make your day unique and beautiful in a way that is entirely about you.

I don’t do packages really, because having a package puts you in a box, and I’m not about that.
I have a starting rate and a few extras, and everything else we figure out together. After all, there is no point calling something unique if it fits into a box with other “unique” stuff!
The only exception to that rule is my themed ceremonies arm – Ceremonies for Nerds.
Did you have a traditional wedding? Do you want something totally different to mark your renewal?
Bring me that special thing: History, SciFi, Fantasy, Specific Eras, or maybe a cool location! I will bury myself in research and create something authentic that fully immerses you in the world. So forget Stormtrooper balloons and Henry VIII cakes (yes I have seen them), if you want to renew your vows with a theme, come talk to me and we’ll make something amazing together!

Prices From

£600

Why choose Marcus for your renewal of vows?

Firstly, I’m really nice!
This can be really overwhelming, and I can help you navigate what works and what doesn’t. I can do that because…
I’m experienced! I have been writing and performing professionally for years, and I know how to make your ceremony work. But above all else…
My wife and I got married in a brewery, and it was the best day ever. I know from my own experience that weddings don’t have to be traditional and the ceremony certainly doesn’t have to be dull.
I help you mark this moment in a totally original way.

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Unfortunately Marcus Armstrong | The Storyteller Celebrant is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Marcus Armstrong | The Storyteller Celebrant

Total Reviews: 12

Average Rating: 5

reviews (12)

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He orchestrated the ceremony flawlessly!

5 Stars
James & Maeva Taylor

Wedding | 12/16/2023 | Hedsor House

We are overjoyed with how the wedding went, to show our appreciation for Marcus’ expertly executed services on our special day.  The incredible role you played in making our wedding day unforgettable for not only Maeva and I but our guests too. From the first time we met you, we knew that you were the one who would bring warmth, sincerity, and a personal touch to our ceremony.

Your ability to capture the essence of our story and convey it with such eloquence yet flamboyant way left us feeling secure with our choice. Your words were not just spoken; they were felt, creating an atmosphere that was both intimate and celebratory. Your attention to detail and genuine interest in understanding our journey together made the ceremony uniquely ours, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more beautiful.

Your calming presence reassured us throughout the planning process, and on the big day, you orchestrated the ceremony flawlessly. The way you seamlessly blended tradition with personal anecdotes created a ceremony that was not only meaningful but also filled with joy and laughter. It was evident that you put your heart into crafting a ceremony that reflected our personalities and the love we share.

As seen in Hello! Magazine – https://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/510800/maeva-dascanio-james-taylor-very-emotional-second-wedding-full-album-exclusive/

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Marcus was INCREDIBLE!

5 Stars
Sam Hereu

Wedding | 11/14/2023 | St Audries park, West Quantoxhead

Our ceremony was beautiful, personal, funny, and everything we could’ve asked for. Our guests were so impressed with the vows that Marcus wrote for us that they were the talk of the evening. I would recommend Marcus to anyone who needs an officiant! Thank you so much for making our day so special!

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Bringing together Scotland and Jamaica!

5 Stars
Ryan Nelson London

Wedding | 09/12/2023 | The Coal House, Hackney

Marcus was faultless in his role as our Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies for our wedding in August 23.
From our very first contact with Marcus, we knew we were in safe hands. He had the perfect balance of listening and taking note of our preferences, alongside introducing us to things we had not thought of, to make our wedding fun and different. Like his fantastic twist on a Scottish wedding tradition- brining together Scotland and Jamaica.
Throughout the day Marcus was warm, reassuring and made us feel very relaxed. Everyone had such lovely things to say about Marcus’ approach. We could not recommend Marcus more.

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