Samantha Dobson

SDCelebrations

Reviews (5)

 Dobson
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Berkshire

Surrey

Buckinghamshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Weddings, naming days, vow renewals

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

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Prices from £280
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Samantha Dobson

SDCelebrations

Reviews (5) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Having been involved in the wedding industry now for nearly 20 years I have run hundreds of weddings from either the event management or officiating side, and am happy to say that still after all that time I still get goose bumps when watching that magical walk down the aisle. I demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for all things wedding related which is clear for all to see.

I enjoy creating truly unique personalised ceremonies by taking the time to get to know couples and their love story, and incorporating this into a bespoke script. Wouldn’t it be great to have a connection with the person conducting the ceremony, and better still one who understands you as a couple?

I love couples who want to escape from the norm and have run weddings which have included pig racing, a steel band, a projection mapped wedding cake and a sports day theme. I have also encouraged skyping the ceremony to America so that family members can enjoy it at distance if they cannot be physically present.

Other important things to know
-Trained by the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants who continue to be a supportive network.
-First aid and fire marshall trained.
-I carry a wedding emergency kit and very often can be seen fixing broken buttonholes, sewing guests into split dresses or dishing out tissues.
-Confident public speaker and master of ceremonies.
-Experience with children and enjoys finding ways to incorporate them into the ceremony.
-Happy to help suggest readings or symbolic ceremony’s.
-Will always go above and beyond to make sure that all couples have a truly amazing day whatever that takes.
-Every ceremony is printed off and given at the end in a gift box packaged to match your theme.

-Additionally as I am also a wedding planner it is possible for me to advise on all aspects of the wedding and order of the day. I’m able to do on the day coordination, conduct the ceremony and then go back to coordinating the day, which makes SDCelebrations pretty unusual.

CEREMONY STYLE

A lot of my couples start with saying that they have no idea when to begin as they have never got married before so are looking for direction, advice and support.

Reassurance is key that even if they are unsure of what to do that I have it all in hand. I initially talk couples through the rough structure of a ceremony and then am on hand to encourage them to share with me their personalised love story for me to weave into their bespoke script.

By being that all important impartial person I can read each parties personalised vows and help coach them until they balance in length and content.

A celebrant led ceremony is all about you as a couple and finding what is important to you both. We can make the ceremony light hearted or serious, we can mention religion or films. It really can be whatever you both want it to be.

I’m on hand to help with choreography on the day and as I never book more than one ceremony in on a day, am very flexible should one of the wedding party be running late on the day itself, and always recommend a wedding rehearsal to help iron out the nerves and questions prior to the big day.
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Reviews

Professional & unflappable

Carol Pulley

Renewal at

French Brothers Boat, Windsor, Berkshire | August 2018

Hi Sam,


Just wanted to let you know what a great day we had renewing our vows for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.


It was very short notic... Read review.

Perfect for our special day

Marion McMahon

Wedding at

Ascot, Berkshire | May 2017

My husband and I were planning a small intimate ceremony and party and wanted our story to be told to our close family and friends as it has not ... Read review.

Professional

Keighley Coates

Wedding at

Epping Forest | December 2016

The biggest thank you goes to Sam for making our ceremony so special!
You were a pleasure to have as our celebrant, so professional and lovely.... Read review.

Calming Influence

Esme Long

Wedding at

Clock Barn, Hampshire | October 2016

We asked Sam if she would be the celebrant for our wedding day, and we were so pleased she was. She was wonderful! She really took the time to ge... Read review.

So grateful

Sharon Newman

Renewal at

Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston- Upon-Thames | May 2016

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everythig that you have done, not only in the run up to our renewal of vows ceremony, but also for b... Read review.

Professional & unflappable

Carol Pulley

French Brothers Boat, Windsor, Berkshire | August 2018

Hi Sam,


Just wanted to let you know what a great day we had renewing our vows for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.


It was very short notice, but you arranged it all & did the service for us on board a boat, everything was taken care of very professionally & efficiently, you met with us beforehand on a very tight schedule (even though we got lost & were an hour late!)


You are totally unflappable and we didn't have to worry about a thing, you stayed in constant touch with us and answered all our queries to make sure thing were just right. Our guests loved it!


I will certainly recommend you to friends & family. Thank you so much Sam, you were great!


Carol & Alan Pulley

Perfect for our special day

Marion McMahon

Ascot, Berkshire | May 2017

My husband and I were planning a small intimate ceremony and party and wanted our story to be told to our close family and friends as it has not been the most conventional journey. We met with Samantha and immediately knew that she would be perfect for our special day.

During the run up we spoke with Samantha frequently discussing all the small details and were guided in decision making of the ceremony, blessings and wording, she really could not have been more helpful.

On the day Samantha was on hand to check on all the guests, wedding party and the fine details that were to be included. I was honestly surprised at how much she did, always in the background discretely organising and preparing for what was happening next, assisting with all of the special moments, and helping with guests.

Our family and friends could not sing Samantha’s praises highly enough to us, not only for the beautiful ceremony she created but for all of the running around and little touches she did on the day.

She helped us to organise a wonderful wedding and told our story in a way that was casual yet intimate, funny and engaging. By the end of the day, Samantha felt like a friend first and celebrant second. Thank you, we could not have been happier.

Professional

Keighley Coates

Epping Forest | December 2016

The biggest thank you goes to Sam for making our ceremony so special!
You were a pleasure to have as our celebrant, so professional and lovely. Highly recommend.

Calming Influence

Esme Long

Clock Barn, Hampshire | October 2016

We asked Sam if she would be the celebrant for our wedding day, and we were so pleased she was. She was wonderful! She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and this was reflected in the ceremony she wrote for us.

Although we didn't engage her services as a wedding planner, we found her to be a wealth of information. I checked all of our timelines, schedules and details with her, just in case anything seemed off. She was more than happy to advise, whatever the question! Having her there on the day as well was fantastic. It was great to have someone we knew and trusted keeping us updated with the progress of guests and the countdown to the 'I do's'!

Sam was a calming influence. The ceremony itself was delivered beautifully and all of the guests commented on how lovely and personal it was.

So grateful

Sharon Newman

Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston- Upon-Thames | May 2016

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everythig that you have done, not only in the run up to our renewal of vows ceremony, but also for being so fantastic yesterday. You made everything absolutely perfect!!
Lee and I are so grateful.

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Why Choose Samantha

I’m fun, enthusiastic and love helping people celebrate all special celebrations. I really do care that you have the best time of your lives, and I love telling your story, often surprising guests that I haven’t know the couple for years as my scripts are so detailed.
It’s important to me that you find the right celebrant to tell your story and that we are the right match, there is no hard sell. You will know when you have found the right celebrant and I hope that I can join you on this exciting journey.
Check out the testimonial page on my website for some kind words said by some lovely past couples.

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