The English Celebrant

Celia Drummond-Ford

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Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & 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 Ca

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English, French, and some Italian, German and Portuguese

Hi, I'm Celia

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 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 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.

What's my 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.

Prices From

€ Prices on Request

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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.

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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.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

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 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 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. My lovely husband and partner, Trent, also conducts the ceremonies I write and has received warm testimonials from his brides.

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.

Prices From

€ Prices on Request

Why choose Celia for your wedding?

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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Unfortunately The English Celebrant is not available for Naming Ceremonies.

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Renewal of Vows

Why choose Celia for your renewal of vows?
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Unfortunately The English Celebrant is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for The English Celebrant

Total Reviews: 5

Average Rating: 5

reviews (5)

Perfect

Perfect

5 Stars
Jon Quere

Wedding | 09/15/2018 | Usez

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.

Excellent Celebrant – 5*!

Excellent Celebrant – 5*!

5 Stars
Matthew and Freya Wallace

Wedding | 09/01/2018 | La Commanderie de Peyrassol

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!

Excellent ceremony

Excellent ceremony

5 Stars
Berry and Jenni van Leijen

Wedding | 07/14/2018 | Marseille

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!

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