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Wit & Wonder Ceremonies

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Hi, I'm Connie

I’m here to make sure you get the marvellous ceremony you deserve. I live in Cheshire with my other half and two whippets, but I’m very portable, and I’ll travel wherever your ceremony takes me.

I’ll meet you, get to know all about your relationship and what makes you tick, or about your family and your little one, and then I’ll write you a ceremony, completely personal to you. I’ll be with you every step of the way, like an unofficial Maid of Honour. I’ll help you to write your vows, choose readings and music, and recommend suppliers. Then on the day itself, I’ll conduct your ceremony, and make sure everything runs without a hitch.

Let me tell your story in all its glorious, messy, hilarious detail, and you’ll end up with a ceremony full of fun, laughter and emotional sucker punches that you and your guests will remember forever.

What's my ceremony style?

“To thrive in life, you need three bones. A wishbone, a back bone, and a funnybone.” Words to live by, right? I also instil this in my ceremonies. The wishbone: your vows to each other, hopes and dreams for the future, and the well wishes of your guests all sharing in your joy. The work I do is firmly rooted in storytelling, and weaving your tale through the proceedings forms the backbone of your ceremony. Completely bespoke every time, centred around you and your relationship or family, your ceremony will be so much more personal and meaningful than normal weddings or christenings. And the funnybone. Life is too short to take things too seriously, and while marriage is very serious business, as are all of life’s big milestones, they deserve to be celebrated, and there’s no reason why we can’t have a good giggle/snort/belly laugh along the way.

Prices From

£275-£875 depending on your ceremony/package

Wit & Wonder Celebrant Connie Johnson

Why choose Connie?

If you want your ceremony to feel like it was conducted by a friend, then I’m your gal. I trained as an actor, so being charismatic in front of large crowds is second nature, and after spending the first part of my professional life performing, I kind of fell into weddings and events by accident. I spent 4 years as a coordinator at two incredible venues, building up a solid network of ridiculously talented suppliers, and soaking up all the knowledge. And now I’m a celebrant, bringing couples and families kick-ass ceremonies brimming with life, love and laughter.

What do I offer?

Danny & Jenni (Styled Shoot)


We’ve all been to *that* wedding: bored guests checking their watches, wondering when they’ll get a glass of fizz and something to eat, as the registrar reads the same words they’ve already said twice before that day, barely loud enough for anyone to hear. Too often, your wedding ceremony is seen as the dull, stuffy, formal bit to get out of the way before the fun starts. But who says it has to be this way? Who says your ceremony can’t be the party starter?!

That’s where I come in. By choosing a celebrant-led ceremony, and by choosing me as your celebrant, you’re choosing a ceremony that echoes your unique relationship, personalities, and quirks. Let me tell your story in all its glorious, messy, hilarious detail, and you’ll end up with a wedding ceremony full of fun, laughter and emotional sucker punches that you and your guests will remember forever.

Don’t want me to leave when the ceremony’s over? Want a friendly face to help round up your guests for the group shots, and shepherd them from one part of the venue to another (it’s honestly like herding cats)? Want someone to whip your guests up for your entrance into the dining room, and for the first dance? Want someone to keep your guests entertained in that bit after the food, before the party starts? Want someone to go between you and your venue and other suppliers, to make sure your day runs as smooth as a baby’s bum? Having me stick around as your Wedding Host means you can relax and enjoy your day in the knowledge that everything’s covered.

Prices From

Weddings - £750, Weddings & MC/Host - £950

Why choose Connie for your wedding?

If you want your ceremony to feel like it was conducted by a friend, if you want someone who’s as obsessed with your wedding as you are, and if you want someone to answer all your silly questions (no such thing), ugly cry at and squee with, then I’m your gal.

Wit & Wonder Celebrant Connie Johnson
Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

So you have a babe that you would like to celebrate in a formal way, but churches aren’t your scene? A naming ceremony is the perfect non-religious alternative to a Christening and I can help with that!

Naming ceremonies can happen in any location, at any time, and with no restrictions on what content must and can’t be included, you can make your child’s naming ceremony as personal and special as you want.

They are a fantastic way to mark a new life, or to welcome an adopted child to the family, and to involve your nearest and dearest in the celebrations by including readings, symbolic elements and nominating ‘guideparents’.

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Why choose Connie for your naming ceremony?

This is an incredibly important day for you and your family, and I want to ensure you make memories that last a lifetime. I’m here to help you celebrate your little one in whatever way you want, creating a ceremony completely bespoke to you and your family, that reflects your hopes and dreams for the future.

Wit & Wonder Celebrant Connie Johnson
Connie W&W Renewal-

Renewal of Vows

Maybe you didn’t get the wedding you wanted when you did it all those many (or not so many) years ago. Maybe you want to mark an anniversary by re-declaring your love to the world. Maybe you just want an excuse for a big knees up!

Whatever the reason, I believe love should always be celebrated, and a renewal of vows is the perfect way to reaffirm your love and commitment to your favourite person. After however many years of marriage under your belts, you’ll have so much more story to tell, and with the chance to have your ceremony absolutely anywhere, I can help you to create a celebration of your love fit for the relationship you have built together.

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Why choose Connie for your renewal of vows?

The love you share and the years you’ve spent together feel like a seven-part epic, and you want to tell everyone about it. That’s where I come in. The ceremonies I write are firmly rooted in storytelling, and I believe that every relationship has a story worth shouting about from the rooftops. Let me tell that story with passion and excitement, and you’ll reaffirm your love for one another in a ceremony that truly reflects you as a couple and one that you’ll never forget.

Wit & Wonder Celebrant Connie Johnson

Unfortunately Wit & Wonder Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Wit & Wonder Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 7

Average Rating: 5

reviews (7)


Connie was an iconic part of our wedding day!

5 Stars
Mr & Mrs Blackwell

Wedding | 10/06/2023 | GRUB Manchester

Connie was an iconic part of our wedding day. She fully lived up to her billing by writing witty and wonderful words for our ceremony, setting up the fun and happiness for the rest of our day perfectly.

In the months beforehand, we had trips to the pub, alongside Zoom calls and WhatsApp messages, where Connie gave us so many great ideas about what our ceremony could be like. She added added a huge amount of fun and magic to the build up and planning stages, to make us forget about other elements that were becoming stressful. She even joined us for an evening of Disco Bingo at our chosen venue, to help get an idea of who we were as a couple and what the feel of the big day should be.

We honestly cannot recommend Connie enough to other couples. She is immensely thoughtful, a very talented writer and an extremely confident and assured presence, who will immediately put you at ease when you stand up in front of your guests. On top of everything else she was a great friend throughout, and booking her was easily one of the best decisions we made.


Could not have been more perfect!

5 Stars
Liz & Phill

Wedding | 10/06/2023 | fivefourstudios

Where to begin! Connie is incredible and the wedding ceremony she gave us is a memory we will treasure forever.
When we first started looking for a celebrant Connie stood out to us immediately. We had a zoom meeting with her and we were all chatting for nearly an hour, the conversations came easily and we loved how much of an immediate interest she took in our story and how we met and finding out all the little details.
Connie has such a gorgeous energy and the process of creating our ceremony was so enjoyable. Connie brought some amazing ideas for things we could do in the ceremony including a ring warming and hand fasting.
The ceremony felt so personal and special to us, it was full of joy and laughter and it was such a gorgeous experience for us and our guests.
Truly wonderful and memorable, it could not have been more perfect! Thank you so much!


Celebrant & MC

5 Stars
Hannah Wilson

Wedding | 10/26/2023 | Bartle Hall

Connie was our celebrant and MC for our recent wedding. We met her at a wedding fair just after we got engaged, and felt so sure that we wanted her to be our celebrant, that we booked the venue around her availability. Glad to say, she definitely did not disappoint! Connie is warm and friendly and a great source of support through what can be a fairly stressful process. She was always happy to listen to rambling voicenotes and give some clear advice and support. Connie took time to get to know us and our story, to the point that after the ceremony, a lot of our guests assumed we were friends and she had known us for ages, because she captured so much of who we are and our relationship. It meant so much to have such a personal ceremony, and to have the flexibility to choose other aspects of the day as well. I can’t recommend Connie enough, she is a very safe pair of hands to trust your special day to!

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