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Th International College of Professional Celebrants. Winner of Best Emerging Celebrant 2022 Lux Wedding Awards, Wedding Planner of the Year 2022 UK Wedding Planner, Hitched Wedding Award 2023 & Most Trusted Bespoke Wedding Celebrant of the Year 2023
Hi, I'm Rebecca
“Rebecca is an amazing creative writer of ceremonies. If you want a ceremony that will live long on you and your guests’ memories then she is your celebrant.” Tina Banyard, June 2021.
As a true romantic, I have always loved weddings. Part of my job is to listen to your story and retell it during your ceremony in an exciting and engaging way that will entertain your guests and let you relive your journey to this moment. No two ceremonies I write are the same and I guide you through each part of the process and ceremony so that together we create a meaningful and memorable service. As a trained actress, I am able to give a confident yet personable delivery and provide you with a ceremony that will reflect you and your style. With regular contact throughout, you can guarantee your special occasion is in safe hands.
What's my ceremony style?
If it’s your wedding, I am as excited as you, in a baby naming ceremony I’m as proud as punch and at a funeral, I feel your pain. I am a performer and a storyteller. I’m genuine, honest and hardworking. I love helping others and being surrounded by loved ones. The process is fun and collaborative, so I can reflect on you and your story. I class myself as traditional with a modern flair and a little bit of razzle-dazzle. I like the old values but think there are fun and exciting ways to modernise a ceremony that will make your ceremony unique and exciting for you and your guests.
You can rest assured I will deliver a slick, well thought and beautiful ceremony that reflects your style and personality. I’m comfortable in big and small crowds and working with children. I pride myself on delivering a truly bespoke service to all my clients.
Why choose Rebecca?
I care and I am passionate about telling your story. I have been a bride, a new mother, and lost loved ones, so I understand how important this moment is for you. I want to make it as perfect as possible and I enjoy coming up with ways that reflect you or your loved one. I find it a huge honour to be invited to share this moment with you and I will give you as much support, guidance and time as needed to achieve the bespoke ceremony you have always dreamt of. Whether I write it all, part of it, or support you with the writing, you can guarantee a truly bespoke service tailored to your needs. I invest in getting to know you and include much of the language you use in your script to make it sound like you. Who wants a generic-sounding ceremony? Make your ceremony stand out!
What do I offer?
I believe the ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day, it’s where you announce your love to all your family and friends, say your vows and make your promises to each other. Do you really want to say the same words as everyone else when they may not reflect your true values or beliefs? I thought not! Your ceremony should be personal, reflect you as a couple and tell your story. Weddings should be fun and full of laughter so your guests can celebrate your journey with you. I am fairly traditional in my values but I create ceremonies with a modern feel to them, giving that balance of love, romance and the personal touch to make the ceremony uniquely yours. Together, we choreograph ways to include different cultures, beliefs, or values into your bespoke ceremony, creating something truly meaningful. If you want your ceremony to represent you, then get in touch.
Once you confirm you want me as your celebrant, I get to work immediately. We will have an initial meeting, which I like to do face to face, where logistics allow, so we can get to know each other and start choreographing and planning. Here we go through the whole order of service and talk through different ideas, styles, words, etc. I don’t come with a set questionnaire as every ceremony I write is different, I want to get the feel for you and base my questions on our conversations. Once I’ve written the ceremony, I will send it to you and we can edit it where necessary. I offer rehearsals for you and your wedding party if desired or we can have a call closer to the time to discuss logistics. I liaise with your photographer/videographer so they are prepared ahead of time and on the day arrive to deliver your perfect ceremony.
Why choose Rebecca for your wedding?
I am passionate about my role and really enjoy all aspects of what I do. I think my love and enthusiasm shine through as I have earned many fabulous five-star reviews and have won numerous awards including ‘Most Trusted Bespoke Wedding Celebrant of the year 2023’.
I start writing all my ceremonies with a blank page so no two ceremonies I write are the same as no two couples I work with are the same. I discuss your wishes with you and your visions for the ceremony and choreograph the perfect order of service for your day. We can make the day look totally traditional, completely quirky, or a mixture of the two. It is entirely up to you.
Ultimately, I like to make this process part of your wedding experience and create something that will live long in the mind of you and your guests, which you will cherish forever.
Welcome your little one to your friends and loved ones with a ceremony created especially for you and your family. As a mum to a toddler myself, I know how precious these little ones are. I offer a bespoke service, creating a meaningful and personal ceremony to celebrate your bundle of joy and pledge your love and promises to them.
Through meetings with you, we will choreograph a ceremony that reflects you and your little one and discuss elements that you may wish to include for example, readings, music, or rituals. I can also talk you through ways we can include any other children you have, creating something meaningful for you to cherish as a family. a family. Once I have written the ceremony, I send it to you to look through and will make any changes necessary until it is perfect. If you need help locating items for the day then I can help you with this also.
Why choose Rebecca for your naming ceremony?
As a mum to a lively little boy and having been a primary school teacher, I know how to be with children and like to include elements in the ceremony that will help keep them engaged throughout. I pride myself in my work and I can guarantee a ceremony that you and your guests will never forget.
Renewal of Vows
Congratulations. You want to renew your vows. I want to be you in the future. What role models you are! We can have as much fun with this as you want or keep it completely traditional.
I will work with you from start to finish to create a meaningful, personal, and beautiful ceremony that represents you as a couple. I can help write your vows with you or write them for you. For one couple, I created a picture book of their life together and wrote a poem in rhyming couplets for their 10 year anniversary. They had lots of children there so it was a way to involve them and a lovely keepsake to have after the ceremony.
Why choose Rebecca for your renewal of vows?
I’m a romantic and if you are renewing your vows then I guess you are too!
This year I won ‘Best Emerging Celebrant’ (South East) at the Global Wedding Awards and ‘Celebrant of the Year’ for The UK Wedding Planner.
Funerals can be tough and I aim to make the process as easy as it can be. Once confirmed as your celebrant, I will spend some time with you to help your plan the service for your loved one. I can provide advice and guidance on music, readings, and anything else you may wish to include in the ceremony. I can either write the eulogy or help you to write one if needs be. On the day I will be there as a support to help you through this difficult time.
“In a time of great sadness and upset, you delivered a great ceremony, it was warm and heartfelt. You touched a lot of people in the room that day. At the wake I had friends come up to me to say that you and the service was amazing.”
I work with you and the funeral director to create a meaningful and personal ceremony for your loved one. I am able to write the whole service or offer you support. On the day I am able to deliver it all or if family members or friends would like to say something I will be close by in case they need support. I can offer advice on readings, poems, or music and talk you through what happens during a funeral or memorial service.
Why choose Rebecca for your funeral?
I care, and I will put every effort in to make sure it reflects the person you knew and are saying goodbye to. A funeral can be a celebration, it can be moving but should always be respectful and I will always deliver that.
“Beautifully written. Spot on with the details. Thank you” Lucy O’Melia May 2021
Reviews for RD Ceremonies
Total Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 5
Great celebrant with an eye for detail
Rebecca was amazing as our celebrant. She took the time to get to know us and learn all about our relationship.
When the day came for our ceremony the speech she prepared had little details from throughout our life together that all the guests could enjoy and they all commented on how engaging and entertaining she was!
Hopefully we don’t have to get married again but we would definitely think of her for any future events that we might need a celebrant for…
Fantastic celebrant for our vow renewal
We were delighted to have Rebecca conduct the ceremony for our 10th wedding anniversary vow renewal. Not only did she do a superb job of performing the ceremony itself, but the care and attention that she gave to the preparation, to learning our story and incorporating personal details into our ceremony was remarkable. She adapted the ceremony in numerous ways to enable our young son to participate and she made it a truly special day. We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done.