The Elegant Celebrant

Helen Lesak

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Second marriages and Symbolic ceremonies - (Sand, Unity Candle, Symbolic flowers etc)

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Helen

One Elegant Celebrant, endless possibilities!

The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.

Celebrate in style, with dignity, with joy and laughter, with reverence and decorum, with me!

My name is Helen and I am “The Elegant Celebrant at your service !”

I am a celebrant with a zest for living and a thirst for life.

I have officiated at a huge variety of Weddings, Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in a myriad of locations; outdoor in the grounds of a beautiful hotel, indoor in the ballroom of the family’s renovated Manor House, in a huge tepee at a festival, in the stunning garden of the couple’s countryside home, in a candlelit room of boutique hotel.

Each and every one has been etched into my memory for its uniqueness – a one-off experience which will never be replicated nor forgotten.

From larger weddings to intimate gatherings and even weddings just for two, from Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows to any combination of the “rites of passage,” I can transform the words on a page into an extraordinary shared memory to last a lifetime.

So who am I?!

From my childhood I have always had a strong and heartfelt commitment to the church, being a member of the church choir, youth club (wearing some shocking 1970’s outfits!), children’s church teacher and keyboard player and singer for worship at the Sunday services.

I loved the sense of belonging, the giving and receiving of unconditional love, the feeling of being integral to a community, of being part of a large family across the generations, being in a “team” who cared, shared, rejoiced, listened, laughed, cried, supported and looked out for each other.

My joy was complete when the opportunity to train as a celebrant became available and I am now an experienced Wedding and Family Celebrant offering beautiful ceremonies to celebrate your Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming /Welcoming Service, Renewal of Vows, “significant ” Birthdays and even a combination of the above – double the joy!

I also officiate at funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life – the title of the ceremony for your loved one is entirely your choice, as are the stories, anecdotes and history to be woven into the service.

There are so many beautiful and meaningful words and ways in which your loved one can be remembered.

I t is my honour and privilege to liaise with key family and friends to gather their special stories, make suggestions for the perfect choices of music and readings in order to create a comforting ceremony in which there is space to reflect, smile, remember and give thanks for a precious life well lived.

And finally, “here are a few of my favourite things” (as the song goes) :

 Favourite word – “cherish” meaning to love and care for somebody, or value something highly, to retain a memory or wish as a source of pleasure.

 Favourite colour – turquoise blue- the sky and the sea, essential elements for all life freely given.

 Favourite phrase – “There’s something wrong if the kettle’s not on!” Yes, the door is always open and the kettle is always on and you are always welcome! And if the “youngsters” are not around, there may even be a fat rascal or fondant fancy from Betty’s exquisite tea rooms in Ilkley!

 Favourite place – home and our static caravan in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep where I love to walk, chat, find head space, and be dazzled by the surrounding beauty before popping into the local inns and hostelries for a tipple or two!

 Favourite song – “ Don’t stop me now!” by Queen, simply because “I’m having a good time and I’m having a ball and if you want to have a good time, then give me a call…………….”

What's my ceremony style?

All of my services reflect the wishes of my couples or families. be they formal or relaxed, simple or symbolic, but are always joyful and dignified, with the highest respect for the event being celebrated.

I have a particular heart for those getting married for the second time – this speaks to me and my experience and I am bursting with ideas about how to involve new in-laws, step- children and how to blend two families into one new team !

Prices From

Weddings £430 - all other ceremonies £300

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Why choose Helen?

Like a breath of fresh air, The Elegant Celebrant provides you with an inimitable service, creating the perfect atmosphere, exceeding expectations, every time.

I am a sunny and sophisticated celebrant officiating at ceremonies for modern couples who have a passion for the majesty and beauty of Yorkshire and its Dales.

I have a passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!

I have a cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.

I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.

What a privilege and joy!

As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!

My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable and in safe hands.

I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be at your service! x

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

One Elegant Celebrant, endless possibilities!

The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.

Celebrate in style, with dignity, with joy and laughter, with reverence and decorum, with me!

My name is Helen and I am The Elegant Celebrant at your service !

I am a celebrant with a zest for living and a thirst for life.

I have officiated at a huge variety of Weddings, Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in a myriad of locations; outdoor in the grounds of a beautiful hotel, indoor in the ballroom of the family’s renovated Manor House, in a huge tepee at a festival, in the stunning garden of the couple’s countryside home, in a candlelit room of boutique hotel.

Each and every one has been etched into my memory for its uniqueness – a one-off experience which will never be replicated nor forgotten.

From larger weddings to intimate gatherings and even weddings just for two, from Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows to any combination of the “rites of passage,” I can transform the words on a page into an extraordinary shared memory to last a lifetime.

So who am I?!

From my childhood I have always had a strong and heartfelt commitment to the church, being a member of the church choir, youth club (wearing some shocking 1970’s outfits!), children’s church teacher and keyboard player and singer for worship at the Sunday services.

I loved the sense of belonging, the giving and receiving of unconditional love, the feeling of being integral to a community, of being part of a large family across the generations, being in a “team” who cared, shared, rejoiced, listened, laughed, cried, supported and looked out for each other.

My joy was complete when the opportunity to train as a celebrant became available and I am now an experienced Wedding and Family Celebrant offering beautiful ceremonies to celebrate your Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming /Welcoming Service, Renewal of Vows, significant Birthdays and even a combination of the above – double the joy!

I also officiate at funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life – the title of the ceremony for your loved one is entirely your choice, as are the stories, anecdotes and history to be woven into the service.

There are so many beautiful and meaningful words and ways in which your loved one can be remembered.

I t is my honour and privilege to liaise with key family and friends to gather their special stories, make suggestions for the perfect choices of music and readings in order to create a comforting ceremony in which there is space to reflect, smile, remember and give thanks for a precious life well lived.

And finally, “here are a few of my favourite things” (as the song goes) :

 Favourite word – “cherish” meaning to love and care for somebody, or value something highly, to retain a memory or wish as a source of pleasure.

 Favourite colour – turquoise blue- the sky and the sea, essential elements for all life freely given.

 Favourite phrase – “There’s something wrong if the kettle’s not on!” Yes, the door is always open and the kettle is always on and you are always welcome! And if the “youngsters” are not around, there may even be a fat rascal or fondant fancy from Betty’s exquisite tea rooms in Ilkley!

 Favourite place – home and our static caravan in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep where I love to walk, chat, find head space, and be dazzled by the surrounding beauty before popping into the local inns and hostelries for a tipple or two!

 Favourite song – “ Don’t stop me now!” by Queen, simply because “I’m having a good time and I’m having a ball and if you want to have a good time, then give me a call…………….”

Why choose Helen for your wedding?

Like a breath of fresh air, The Elegant Celebrant provides you with an inimitable service, creating the perfect atmosphere, exceeding expectations, every time.

I am a sunny and sophisticated celebrant officiating at ceremonies for modern couples who have a passion for the majesty and beauty of Yorkshire and its Dales.

I have a passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!

I have a cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.

I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.

What a privilege and joy!

As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!

My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable and in safe hands.

I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be at your service! x

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

One Elegant Celebrant, endless possibilities!

The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.

Celebrate in style, with dignity, with joy and laughter, with reverence and decorum, with me!

My name is Helen and I am The Elegant Celebrant at your service !

I am a celebrant with a zest for living and a thirst for life.

I have officiated at a huge variety of Weddings, Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in a myriad of locations; outdoor in the grounds of a beautiful hotel, indoor in the ballroom of the family’s renovated Manor House, in a huge tepee at a festival, in the stunning garden of the couple’s countryside home, in a candlelit room of boutique hotel.

Each and every one has been etched into my memory for its uniqueness – a one-off experience which will never be replicated nor forgotten.

From larger weddings to intimate gatherings and even weddings just for two, from Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows to any combination of the “rites of passage,” I can transform the words on a page into an extraordinary shared memory to last a lifetime.

So who am I?!

From my childhood I have always had a strong and heartfelt commitment to the church, being a member of the church choir, youth club (wearing some shocking 1970’s outfits!), children’s church teacher and keyboard player and singer for worship at the Sunday services.

I loved the sense of belonging, the giving and receiving of unconditional love, the feeling of being integral to a community, of being part of a large family across the generations, being in a “team” who cared, shared, rejoiced, listened, laughed, cried, supported and looked out for each other.

My joy was complete when the opportunity to train as a celebrant became available and I am now an experienced Wedding and Family Celebrant offering beautiful ceremonies to celebrate your Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming /Welcoming Service, Renewal of Vows, significant Birthdays and even a combination of the above – double the joy!

I also officiate at funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life – the title of the ceremony for your loved one is entirely your choice, as are the stories, anecdotes and history to be woven into the service.

There are so many beautiful and meaningful words and ways in which your loved one can be remembered.

I t is my honour and privilege to liaise with key family and friends to gather their special stories, make suggestions for the perfect choices of music and readings in order to create a comforting ceremony in which there is space to reflect, smile, remember and give thanks for a precious life well lived.

And finally, “here are a few of my favourite things” (as the song goes) :

 Favourite word – “cherish” meaning to love and care for somebody, or value something highly, to retain a memory or wish as a source of pleasure.

 Favourite colour – turquoise blue- the sky and the sea, essential elements for all life freely given.

 Favourite phrase – “There’s something wrong if the kettle’s not on!” Yes, the door is always open and the kettle is always on and you are always welcome! And if the “youngsters” are not around, there may even be a fat rascal or fondant fancy from Betty’s exquisite tea rooms in Ilkley!

 Favourite place – home and our static caravan in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep where I love to walk, chat, find head space, and be dazzled by the surrounding beauty before popping into the local inns and hostelries for a tipple or two!

 Favourite song – “ Don’t stop me now!” by Queen, simply because “I’m having a good time and I’m having a ball and if you want to have a good time, then give me a call…………….”

Why choose Helen for your naming ceremony?

Like a breath of fresh air, The Elegant Celebrant provides you with an inimitable service, creating the perfect atmosphere, exceeding expectations, every time.

I am a sunny and sophisticated celebrant officiating at ceremonies for modern couples who have a passion for the majesty and beauty of Yorkshire and its Dales.

I have a passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!

I have a cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.

I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.

What a privilege and joy!

As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!

My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable and in safe hands.

I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be at your service! x

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Renewal of Vows

One Elegant Celebrant, endless possibilities!

The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.

Celebrate in style, with dignity, with joy and laughter, with reverence and decorum, with me!

My name is Helen and I am The Elegant Celebrant at your service !

I am a celebrant with a zest for living and a thirst for life.

I have officiated at a huge variety of Weddings, Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in a myriad of locations; outdoor in the grounds of a beautiful hotel, indoor in the ballroom of the family’s renovated Manor House, in a huge tepee at a festival, in the stunning garden of the couple’s countryside home, in a candlelit room of boutique hotel.

Each and every one has been etched into my memory for its uniqueness – a one-off experience which will never be replicated nor forgotten.

From larger weddings to intimate gatherings and even weddings just for two, from Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows to any combination of the “rites of passage,” I can transform the words on a page into an extraordinary shared memory to last a lifetime.

So who am I?!

From my childhood I have always had a strong and heartfelt commitment to the church, being a member of the church choir, youth club (wearing some shocking 1970’s outfits!), children’s church teacher and keyboard player and singer for worship at the Sunday services.

I loved the sense of belonging, the giving and receiving of unconditional love, the feeling of being integral to a community, of being part of a large family across the generations, being in a “team” who cared, shared, rejoiced, listened, laughed, cried, supported and looked out for each other.

My joy was complete when the opportunity to train as a celebrant became available and I am now an experienced Wedding and Family Celebrant offering beautiful ceremonies to celebrate your Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming /Welcoming Service, Renewal of Vows, significant Birthdays and even a combination of the above – double the joy!

I also officiate at funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life – the title of the ceremony for your loved one is entirely your choice, as are the stories, anecdotes and history to be woven into the service.

There are so many beautiful and meaningful words and ways in which your loved one can be remembered.

I t is my honour and privilege to liaise with key family and friends to gather their special stories, make suggestions for the perfect choices of music and readings in order to create a comforting ceremony in which there is space to reflect, smile, remember and give thanks for a precious life well lived.

And finally, “here are a few of my favourite things” (as the song goes) :

 Favourite word – “cherish” meaning to love and care for somebody, or value something highly, to retain a memory or wish as a source of pleasure.

 Favourite colour – turquoise blue- the sky and the sea, essential elements for all life freely given.

 Favourite phrase – “There’s something wrong if the kettle’s not on!” Yes, the door is always open and the kettle is always on and you are always welcome! And if the “youngsters” are not around, there may even be a fat rascal or fondant fancy from Betty’s exquisite tea rooms in Ilkley!

 Favourite place – home and our static caravan in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep where I love to walk, chat, find head space, and be dazzled by the surrounding beauty before popping into the local inns and hostelries for a tipple or two!

 Favourite song – “ Don’t stop me now!” by Queen, simply because “I’m having a good time and I’m having a ball and if you want to have a good time, then give me a call…………….”

Why choose Helen for your renewal of vows?

Like a breath of fresh air, The Elegant Celebrant provides you with an inimitable service, creating the perfect atmosphere, exceeding expectations, every time.

I am a sunny and sophisticated celebrant officiating at ceremonies for modern couples who have a passion for the majesty and beauty of Yorkshire and its Dales.

I have a passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!

I have a cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.

I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.

What a privilege and joy!

As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!

My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable and in safe hands.

I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be at your service! x

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Funerals

One Elegant Celebrant, endless possibilities!

The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.

Celebrate in style, with dignity, with joy and laughter, with reverence and decorum, with me!

My name is Helen and I am The Elegant Celebrant at your service !

I am a celebrant with a zest for living and a thirst for life.

I have officiated at a huge variety of Weddings, Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies in a myriad of locations; outdoor in the grounds of a beautiful hotel, indoor in the ballroom of the family’s renovated Manor House, in a huge tepee at a festival, in the stunning garden of the couple’s countryside home, in a candlelit room of boutique hotel.

Each and every one has been etched into my memory for its uniqueness – a one-off experience which will never be replicated nor forgotten.

From larger weddings to intimate gatherings and even weddings just for two, from Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows to any combination of the “rites of passage,” I can transform the words on a page into an extraordinary shared memory to last a lifetime.

So who am I?!

From my childhood I have always had a strong and heartfelt commitment to the church, being a member of the church choir, youth club (wearing some shocking 1970’s outfits!), children’s church teacher and keyboard player and singer for worship at the Sunday services.

I loved the sense of belonging, the giving and receiving of unconditional love, the feeling of being integral to a community, of being part of a large family across the generations, being in a “team” who cared, shared, rejoiced, listened, laughed, cried, supported and looked out for each other.

My joy was complete when the opportunity to train as a celebrant became available and I am now an experienced Wedding and Family Celebrant offering beautiful ceremonies to celebrate your Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming /Welcoming Service, Renewal of Vows, significant Birthdays and even a combination of the above – double the joy!

I also officiate at funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life – the title of the ceremony for your loved one is entirely your choice, as are the stories, anecdotes and history to be woven into the service.

There are so many beautiful and meaningful words and ways in which your loved one can be remembered.

I t is my honour and privilege to liaise with key family and friends to gather their special stories, make suggestions for the perfect choices of music and readings in order to create a comforting ceremony in which there is space to reflect, smile, remember and give thanks for a precious life well lived.

And finally, “here are a few of my favourite things” (as the song goes) :

 Favourite word – “cherish” meaning to love and care for somebody, or value something highly, to retain a memory or wish as a source of pleasure.

 Favourite colour – turquoise blue- the sky and the sea, essential elements for all life freely given.

 Favourite phrase – “There’s something wrong if the kettle’s not on!” Yes, the door is always open and the kettle is always on and you are always welcome! And if the “youngsters” are not around, there may even be a fat rascal or fondant fancy from Betty’s exquisite tea rooms in Ilkley!

 Favourite place – home and our static caravan in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep where I love to walk, chat, find head space, and be dazzled by the surrounding beauty before popping into the local inns and hostelries for a tipple or two!

 Favourite song – “ Don’t stop me now!” by Queen, simply because “I’m having a good time and I’m having a ball and if you want to have a good time, then give me a call…………….”

Why choose Helen for your funeral?

Like a breath of fresh air, The Elegant Celebrant provides you with an inimitable service, creating the perfect atmosphere, exceeding expectations, every time.

I am a sunny and sophisticated celebrant officiating at ceremonies for modern couples who have a passion for the majesty and beauty of Yorkshire and its Dales.

I have a passion for words, poetry, prose, music and memory-making!

I have a cheerful personality which is infectious and engaging for both the couple/family with whom I work and their chosen gathering.

I love my work as a professionally-trained Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant, sharing the most personal and individual stories of love, life and celebration.

What a privilege and joy!

As a trained music teacher, I have had invaluable experience co-ordinating performances and presentations for an audience which naturally translates into writing and presenting ceremonies for gatherings of family and friends, be they small and intimate or large and lavish!

My love for singing and music means that I can lead your congregation with confidence and enthusiasm which, I find, really enhances the mood and atmosphere of my ceremonies into truly joy-filled occasions as everyone feels comfortable and in safe hands.

I am always delighted to have an informal chat with you and very much hope to be at your service! x

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Reviews for The Elegant Celebrant

Total Reviews: 10

Average Rating: 5

reviews (10)

Outdoor wedding

Outdoor wedding

5 Stars
J and R

Wedding | 06/22/2019 | Cookridge Hall

We were really excited to be working with you and we were so glad that understood our vibe.Thank you so much for yesterday, Helen! Everyone commented on how great you were and it was so nice not to worry about being in the state I was in!

Review from funeral

Review from funeral

5 Stars
P D

Funeral | 10/24/2019 | Lawnswood Crematorium and Cemetery

Review from a friend of the family:Helen was perfect to preside over a good friend’s father’s non-religious funeral this week.She liaised with the family in advance to help write a beautiful eulogy along with structuring the event from start to finish.Helen’s delivery was calm, sensitive and suitably humorous when required.I would highly recommend Helen as the Elegant Celebrant for any occasion.Louise (daughter -in-law) said:We just wanted to send a huge thankyou for looking after everything so wonderfully on Thursday.We could not have asked for anything better for P.The words you wrote were perfect and really did sum up his life as well as reminding us all of his sense of humour.P. was keen that the day should be a celebration, and it truly was.Thank you from all of us. x

Wedding

Wedding

5 Stars
V and S

Wedding | 10/05/2019 | Primrose Hill Club

I just wanted to say thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony. Everyone has said how much they loved it and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to.It was perfect for us.Thank you for making it our gift of love.Much love, The new Mrs and Mrs H x

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