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Sam Dobson

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Weddings, Naming Days, Renewal of Vows

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Sam

If you are looking for a fun and imaginative Celebrant then you are in the right place!

I’m a family celebrant specialising in weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies, and I’m on a mission to empower couples to create memorable wedding days by escaping the restrictions of a registrar led wedding.

I want to make ceremonies fun, personal and unique, one ceremony at a time.

I do this by weaving your unique love story into a heartfelt, emotional wedding ceremony filled with love and laughter, and injected with both your personalities.

There will be no dreary, monotonous, silence filled ceremonies on my watch!

I make friends with my couples and capture the heart of their love story which I weave into a heartfelt, emotional and unique wedding script.

Bringing love, laugher and all the feels to your ceremony.

If this sounds like the sort of personalised and unique ceremony that you would be interested in having, then drop me a line as I’d love to talk through your celebration with you.

What's my ceremony style?

With a passion for all things wedding related I will be as excited and enthusiastic about your celebration as you are. I love helping imaginative couples create memorable wedding days that don’t fit inside the standard wedding box.

Many of my couples start with saying that they have no idea where to begin so are looking for direction, advice and support. Reassurance is key that even if you are unsure of what to do that I have it all in hand. I will support and advise you during the lead up to your celebrations with as much guidance and suggestions as you need.

I’m privileged to weave couples journeys into unique, memorable, personalised ceremonies which celebrate life’s milestones, and you can guarantee that I will put every ounce of energy that I have into making sure that your day is as special as you and your family are.

Prices From

£650

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Why choose Sam?

I’m fun, creative and love getting to know couples. 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 family for years as my scripts are so detailed, in fact that’s my goal!

It’s important that you have a connection with the person conducting the ceremony. So initially we can chat in person or over zoom as I offer a no obligation consultation, you will know when you have found the right celebrant (a bit like finding THE dress!).

What do I offer?

Samantha Dobson Wedding Celebrant Berkshire

Weddings

If you are looking for an imaginative and creative celebrant who is on a mission to create memorable, personalised and unique wedding ceremonies then you are in the right place!

I am making it my mission to make wedding ceremonies, fun, personal and unique, one ceremony at a time. After all, all love stories are unique so why shouldn’t all ceremonies be?

I listen to your love story and journey together and expertly weave this into a heartfelt, emotional wedding ceremony injected with both your personalities.

I leave your guests laughing out loud, understanding you more as a couple and asking how long we have been friends.

My ceremonies are full of personalisation and whatever is important to you both, and whilst following the same structure as a traditional ceremony they can be light-hearted or serious. I’ve had owls delivering rings and have suggested lamas as ring bearers! It really can contain whatever you want, and I’m very flexible with my style.

I encourage you to share with me your personal story, which I choose to do in the style of a questionnaire that can be filled out individually. This will form the base of your ceremony from which I compose your unique script.

I also produce a commemorative certificate that you both get to sign during the ceremony which gives your friends and family that wonderful photography moment. This can also be adapted to include a section for two witnesses to sign and is exactly what guests are expecting to see during a wedding ceremony.

Prices From

£675

Why choose Sam for your wedding?

I love helping couples who want to inject their distinctive personalities into their ceremonies, and I love outdoor ceremonies where we can be super creative.

We are all unique in this world and we all deserve to celebrate this uniqueness and love in whatever way we please.

I help you by giving confidence and support to turn your ideas into reality.

Encouraging you to shout about your love from the rooftops in whatever way is meaningful to you, whilst putting the control back in your hands.

Plus as I never book more than one ceremony a day I am very flexible should an important family member be running late.

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Samantha Dobson Celebrant Naming Day Berkshire

Naming Ceremonies

Congratulation you’ve grown a tiny human! Epic news!

This really is cause for a celebration and a celebrant naming day offers a beautiful non-religious alternative to a christening.

If you are looking for an imaginative and creative celebrant who is on a mission to create memorable, personalised, fun and unique naming ceremonies then you are in the right place!

They say it takes a village to raise child so why not throw a celebration to thank your village for all that they have done for you during this life changing time. Celebrate the arrival of your child into the family, and the joys that this arrival brings by asking for their continual support throughout your little one’s life.

Every child is a blessing regardless of how they joined your family, be it biological, adoption, surrogacy, donor, or the merging of stepfamilies. All are life altering and are a cause for massive celebration.

Every naming ceremony is unique and personalised to the individual child. There is no pattern or script to be followed allowing the ceremony to flow how you would like it to, and they can be held at any time and in any location.

You might choose to include readings or poems and incorporate siblings in the welcoming, or even have a rousing sing song.

Perhaps you want a double naming ceremony to include an older sibling, no problem, double the celebration!

You may also wish to nominate non-religious godparents, friends or family members, who you would like to play a guiding role in your child’s life. This is the perfect place for them to publicly declare their promises to your child, and for you to choose a suitable name for them for this new role. Life mentors, guide parents, supporting adults or even odd parents the choice really is yours.

Prices From

£300

Why choose Sam for your naming ceremony?

Although I might not have my own children, I’m proud to say that I have two god children and 18 nonblood related children who call me Auntie Sam, so I am well practiced in dealing with tiny humans and their unplanned requests or behaviours.

Over the years I have become experienced at incorporating children into ceremonies and have many suggestions of how to include them on their special day.

Ideas include:
• Guide parents sand ceremony
• Fingerprint tree
• Buddhist flags
• Guest message book

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Renewal Of Vows Ceremony, Berkshire

Renewal of Vows

Another year married to the love of your life is definitely a cause for a celebration in my book!

If you are looking for a celebrant who is on a mission to create authentic, memorable personalised Renewal of Vows ceremonies then you are in the right place!

Maybe you are celebrating a milestone anniversary after 10, 25, 50 years together. Or perhaps there is no reason at all. Any anniversary is cause to stop and appreciate what it is that you have together in a way that is important and significant to you both.

I work with you both to create a beautiful, and unique ceremony to celebrate the past, present and future of your marriage.

Each ceremony is written bespoke to you as a couple allowing for complete individuality.

We can incorporate readings and symbolic elements and I will give you examples of wording for the ring rededication (or new ring if you are extra lucky!).

If you would like to write your own vows I can be the impartial person for you both to bounce ideas off.

If you now have children together maybe you would like to incorporate them in a uniting family symbolic ceremony, and I can help advise you on these.

A vow renewal ceremony can take place at any time, in any location and there are no legalities involved, the only limitations are your imagination!

Prices From

£550

Why choose Sam for your renewal of vows?

You may wish to renew your vows for any number of reasons personal to you, and I love encouraging couples to shout and celebrate their love from the rooftops in whatever way is meaningful to them.

We are all unique in this world and we all deserve to celebrate this uniqueness and love in whatever way we please.

Regardless of the reason, let me help you make it an epic celebration!

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Unfortunately SDCelebrations is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for SDCelebrations

Total Reviews: 9

Average Rating: 5

reviews (9)

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An incredible Celebrant, Planner and Person

5 Stars
Sasha Steventon

Wedding | 05/21/2022 | Roundhouse Farm, Fawley

Sam made our wedding effortless, flawless and Magical. She is so incredibly organised, while remembering all of the personal touches. During the run up to the wedding, Sam was able to provide us manageable tasks, so that we could get the To-Do list shorter, without it being overwhelming. On the day of the wedding, Sam was always one step ahead. We were able to thoroughly enjoy the day, as Sam just had everything covered with ease and without stress.

She wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us, which we have had so many compliments on. It was personal, fun with just enough sentimentality.

She was a totally invaluable part to our wedding, and I would recommend her to absolutely everybody.

Thank you so so much Sam. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as part of our day.

Sash and Jack xxx

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I can’t thank you enough

5 Stars
Charlotte Rouse Dunne

Naming Ceremony | 09/21/2019 | Missenden Abbey

Hi Sam,I keep meaning to send u a note to thank you for the girls naming ceremony in September. Our family are still talking about how amazing it was, how personal and how perfect it was for our particular family and story. I felt like Barry and I had had a blessing within the service as you were telling our story, made me realise how far we have come. We were on a high for days and still keep looking at the pictures, and in particular the sand ceremony you recommended was a personal favourite element. I can’t thank you enough you gave me so many great ideas and helped make the day more magical than I could have imagined.xx love me, Barry, and our girls xx

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A memorable day…

5 Stars
Emmajayne Kingham-Johnston

Naming Ceremony | 05/04/2019 | Windsor

We knew we wanted to celebrate the arrival of our daughter and to appoint her life mentors to guide her through the life ahead of her. We hadn’t been to a naming ceremony before but believed it offered an ideal non-secular option. On contacting Sam we were reassured that our hopes for the day were realistic. More than that, Sam offered some poignant and lovely suggestions to include in the ceremony.We found the process of working with Sam easy and efficient. Sam brought together all the components and details of the ceremony in a draft that we were very happy with. Even so, it was warming to hear it read and watch it played out on the day.Sam kept the life mentors in check and accommodated a last minute reading. After the ceremony, Sam was exceptional in discussing her experience of naming ceremonies with our inquisitive guests and answering their many questions. For us and our guests, this was the first naming ceremony but Sam has left a positive imprint of this alternative to Christenings in their minds. Ultimately, this was a day we will remember and tell our daughter about as she grows up. A day that Sam played a fundamental role in making so special. We would highly recommend Sam to anybody thinking about such an event.

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