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Hi, I'm Rachael
Hello! I’m a full time, creative, smiley and experienced humanist wedding and funeral celebrant, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I write and deliver heartfelt, engaging and memorable ceremonies for people all over the UK, and deliver them across the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate, Wetherby, Knaresborough, Ripon, Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Bolton Abbey, Pateley Bridge, Leeds and York areas.
What's my ceremony style?
I offer relaxed indoor and outdoor ceremonies that include traditional aspects as well as new ideas, a range of emotions including humour, fabulous symbolic acts, your love story and your own personal, meaningful vows. We work together, and once I have written the script, you have total editorial control of your story, your vows and readings, your symbolic act, your music and anything else you would like me to include.
Why choose Rachael?
I am very easy to get on with, and love getting to know my couples so that I can deliver the ceremony of their dreams! I have a professional writing and event management background. and my husband and I are also professional photographers, so I can offer photography, live video streaming and bespoke ceremony packages.
What do I offer?
* National finalist in the category of Best Celebrant at the UK Wedding Awards 2020! *
Hello! I’m a humanist wedding celebrant, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I specialise in writing and delivering highly personalised, non-religious, relaxed, story-based wedding ceremonies for couples across Harrogate, Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Dales.
No two ceremonies are the same as no two couples are the same! You can stay traditional or be completely off the wall with creativity! I can promise you an engaging, moving and incredibly personal ceremony that you and your guests will love! When we meet over coffee, I get to know you both a little and you get to know me a little. We have some fun laying down the foundations of a ceremony that is really you!
My ceremonies are inclusive, heartfelt, emotional and fun. They are designed for everyone to enjoy – whatever your culture, religion, race, gender or sexual orientation – and they’re a wonderful, warm way to mark and celebrate one of the most important days in your lives.
I am a creative writer, a huge music fan and a big dog lover. I’m full of great ideas to make your ceremony special and enjoy working with all my couples. I also have a mains and battery powered, fantastic, portable PA system with mics that is available within my fee. I write you a completely bespoke script and deliver it with natural style on the day, guiding you with a smile every step of the way!
Why choose Rachael for your wedding?
If you want a wedding ceremony with a perfect blend of sincerity, emotion, romance, love, humour and natural storytelling with some beautiful visual content, give me a call! Let’s make you a ceremony that’s the beating heart of your day and gets your celebrations started! I’m a full time celebrant who loves her job! I’m experienced writer, event manager and a previous wedding photographer. But don’t take my word for why you should choose me! Please read a few reviews from my lovely couples!
Unfortunately Rachael Meyer is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Renewal of Vows
After a very relaxed ‘get to know you’ meeting, I write your story into a bespoke script that includes your thoughts and feelings, your vows and any other ritual or symbolic act, readings, poetry, songs, music…. you name it! I deliver the ceremony, you have an amazing day – and you get a beautiful ceremony script to keep forever!
Why choose Rachael for your renewal of vows?
I’m chilled, a great storyteller, a friendly guide and an unflappable presenter! Please read my reviews!
We only get one life (that we know about) and so it seems only fitting that we say our final farewells in a fitting way. – with love and care, respect, beauty and and element of lightness; with story-telling, emotion and in celebration of our being part of the world. Whatever style of ‘grand goodbye’ fits your loved one you can guarantee that your funeral, memorial or celebration of life ceremony will be beautiful, warm and memorable for you, your family and your friends. And yes, as well as being symbolic and meaningful, it can even include some humour if you wish.
After meeting with you to discuss your loved ones life, their wishes and your wishes for their funeral, memorial or celebration of life ceremony, I will write a beautiful and memorable script that you can approve. I will work with you and the funeral director to deliver the ceremony with respect and natural style. As a previous video producer, I can also offer unique life story documentary videos. Please see my website (grandgoodbyes.com) for more details.
Why choose Rachael for your funeral?
I am very easy to talk to, relaxed, understanding, empathetic, patient and professional. I can give you a memorable, stress-free ceremony that marks the death of your loved one with a style that’s befitting of them.
Reviews for Rachael Meyer
Total Reviews: 10
Average Rating: 5
Best Ceremony ever!
We found Rachael pretty last minute around a month before our wedding… and we were SO glad we did!!We live in Hong Kong so after a 3 hour video call getting to know us both and giving us some real insights into what a Humanist wedding ceremony was all about, Rachael put together a script for our ceremony and sent it over. We were absolutely over the moon about with it, the detail that was included and how much we felt she’d got to know us in such a short space of time.She really made our wedding amazing and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing (some even said the best!) ceremony was.We can’t thank her enough and just want to do it all over again! Thanks so much again Rachael! x
We found Rachael via internet search so knew she was good through other reviews but didn’t entirely know what to expect. After a short correspondence we arranged for her to come over for a ‘getting to know us’ session which we thought would be a 30 minute verbal questionnaire. 4 hours of interesting conversation later, Rachael knew everything there was to know about us both – this dedication to get the content and tone right for the big day was much appreciated by us both. On the day itself she was the model of calm and collected whilst the nerves were raging and her content and delivery were a major contribution to what was a beautiful ceremony. Many guests commented about how good she was and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.
If you’re looking for a wedding coordinator or/and a photographer look no more! Rachael and Simon are some of the most genuine people we have ever met , hard-working and honest. We took the risk and paid for everything in advance (the prices were great) before the ceremony and we are glad we did, they did an outstanding job, Rachael showed true interest and excitement in our wedding from day one and was just super friendly and easy to talk to. She did a great job with our interview and script and the wedding ceremony itself was unique and so special thanks to this. Simon was just so much fun to be around and made everyone laugh which made us more relaxed for the photos. The photos he took were so beautiful that they almost reduced us to tears, the composition, the colours, the places he chose everything was just perfection and the photos look magical. Their daughter Georgia was very kind and offered to look after our puppies during the ceremony and play the music which was a bonus because it allowed our small audience to relax instead of chasing the dogs lol We can’t recommend them enough just book them!! :)