Celia Ford Drummond

The English Celebrant

Reviews (1)

 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

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Celia Ford Drummond

The English Celebrant

Reviews (1) - 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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Amazing Celebrant!!

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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.

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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