Celia Ford Drummond

The English Celebrant

Reviews (5)

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

Cote d'Azur

Provence

The Rhone Valley

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

As most of my ceremonies take place in or near the wonderful vineyards of southern France, my ceremonies have often included the Wine Ceremony, in various forms. Handfasting is also popular as we involve members of the family and friends, and the Unity Candle Ceremony is a lovely way to include the mothers who often do all the background work yet don't feature in a ceremony.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English, French, and some Italian, German and Portuguese

Special Offers

Special Offers

Winter Season Discount

All weddings taking place from October to March inclusive are subject to a 100 euro discount.
The dates excluded during this period are :
Christmas – 24th 25th and 26th December;
New Year – 31st December and 1st January
and Easter weekend, Friday to Monday.

100€ off summer season and holiday prices.

Prices from € Prices on Request
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Celia Ford Drummond

The English Celebrant

Reviews (5) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

As a trained actress, dancer, singer and still-working voice over artist, performances of any kind come rather naturally to me, so when friends asked me to officiate at their daughter's wedding in Saint Tropez I was delighted.
I looked into the viability of becoming a full-time professional in the south of France, and found that there were, at that time, only a few operating in the area of Provence and the Riviera.
Thus began my vocation as a Wedding Celebrant, and having researched all my options for training in the UK and I'm glad to have found the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
Three weeks after my training, I already had bookings for 2014, and my bookings have since grown along with my reputation.
Natural excitement as the Day approaches can sometimes give way to nerves and / or stress; I love to work with the other wedding professionals, ensuring that between us we provide the magical atmosphere so that our couple may relax and indulge in this most special of days, which is all about their love for each other.
We work on your ceremony together, so that it is exactly as you wish it for yourselves, as well as being how you wish to be presented to your guests.
Your enjoyment of your own wedding ceremony is my aim, drawing in those who have gathered here to support and celebrate with you.

CEREMONY STYLE

The ceremonies I conduct are Weddings, Elopements and Vow Renewals.
Although I have yet to do so, I could also conduct Baby Naming and other Life Ceremonies.
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Reviews

Perfect

Jon Quere

Wedding at

Usez | September 2018

What an amazing day we had. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony. Celia were fantastic. All of our guests agreed. There were many ... Read review.

Excellent Celebrant - 5*!

Matthew and Freya Wallace

Wedding at

La Commanderie de Peyrassol | September 2018

We were so pleased with our ceremony and Celia did an excellent job. Many of our guests have since commented on how professional she was and how ... Read review.

Excellent ceremony

Berry and Jenni van Leijen

Wedding at

Marseille | July 2018

Celia was lovely. She is very professional and has been great throughout the whole process! From the first contact we felt at ease, it is great t... Read review.

5 STAR ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ CELEBRANT

Polly Kemp

Wedding at

Hotel Villa Les Rosiers | June 2018

We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Celia to be your wedding celebrant. We were amazed at how she formulated and conducted such a ... Read review.

Amazing Celebrant!!

Wedding at

Les Domaines de Patras | August 2017

We spoke to a few different celebrants before choosing Celia, but we instantly knew she was the one when we had our first Skype consultation. Her... Read review.

Perfect

Jon Quere

Usez | September 2018

What an amazing day we had. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony. Celia were fantastic. All of our guests agreed. There were many tears and so much laughter and this was because of how she put together our bespoke ceremony.

She made a big effort to get to know us and that really shone through on the day.

Thank you so much.


What Celia says...

Jon, it was a real pleasure to get to know you and Ali, and meet your family and friends too. I'm dying to see Jag's video!

Excellent Celebrant - 5*!

Matthew and Freya Wallace

La Commanderie de Peyrassol | September 2018

We were so pleased with our ceremony and Celia did an excellent job. Many of our guests have since commented on how professional she was and how lovely her voice and readings were. Highly recommended!


What Celia says...

Thank you Matt & Freya!

Excellent ceremony

Berry and Jenni van Leijen

Marseille | July 2018

Celia was lovely. She is very professional and has been great throughout the whole process! From the first contact we felt at ease, it is great to communicate with celia. She added a personal touch, and some humor into the speech, and created a great atmosphere. We would highly recommend celia for your ceremony!


What Celia says...

Thank you Berry and Jenni, I very much enjoyed working with you. Have a fabulous life together!

5 STAR ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ CELEBRANT

Polly Kemp

Hotel Villa Les Rosiers | June 2018

We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Celia to be your wedding celebrant. We were amazed at how she formulated and conducted such a beautiful and personal ceremony for us. Celia’s voice is exceptionally clear and concise, she is very well spoken. She was always quick to respond to emails and very helpful with suggestions to ensure your Wedding Ceremony is exactly as you want it to be. Celia was accompanied by her lovely husband Trent who was equally delightful and attentive. The beautiful presentation box she supplies you with after the Ceremony was exquisite and ensures you will always have a lovely reminder of your very special day.


What Celia says...

Thank you Polly, it was a privilege and a delight to be a part of your and Naim's wedding day, and to meet your lovely families and friends.
All the very best to you both!

Amazing Celebrant!!

Les Domaines de Patras | August 2017

We spoke to a few different celebrants before choosing Celia, but we instantly knew she was the one when we had our first Skype consultation. Her voice was mesmerising and beautiful and she really took the time to learn about us as a couple and our journey. I would highly recommend her for any wedding - she will make your special day that extra bit more special!

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Why Choose Celia

Being your celebrant on this most important of days is something to be taken seriously. It is not merely saying a few words, injecting a few readings and then it's on to the cocktails and photos.
Whether it's just you, the couple, eloping alone or with close friends, or a much larger wedding, it's about getting to know you, albeit from a distance so video chats are very useful; allaying your fears and dealing with your concerns. Ensuring you understand that I know it's your day and no-one else's, so you shall have your ceremony in the way you wish it.
Many guests have travelled a long way to be with you in France, and I like to ensure they feel included in the ceremony, perhaps being mentioned, or taking part in some small way with the inclusion of a symbolic ceremony such as handfasting.
The personal touch is so important, so that your ceremony is not only unique to you, it is meaningful and mindful of the things you both believe in.

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