I travel Nationally and Internationally
Sincere, romantic and personal ceremonies for all. Handfasting, unity and other symbolic ceremonies, multi faith weddings, destination weddings in London and Berlin, bilingual ceremonies
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
English and German
Discount applies to 2020/2021 dates for which I am available. Please check my availability calendar. The booking fee of £75 to reserve the date must be paid before 29/02/2020! Please quote TCD10 when contacting me. This discount applies to Wedding ceremonies only.
Hampton Court House, Richmond, London | June 2019
Yvonne is a superb Celebrant who did a fantastic job with our wedding in June 2019 in London. She was extremely organised beforehand, giving us lots of chances to review the script and lots of good advice. Her communicatin is excellent (Skype video calls when we needed it, clear emails) which made everything easier. On the day she was great at delivering the words we had chosen together, and spoke very clearly and with warmth. She has a happy presence, and very professional, and put us all at ease, making it much easier than it could have been! We would have no hesitation in recommendng her! John and Julie.
John and Julie, I am so touched and grateful for your kind words and for the opportunity to celebrant and be your Wedding Celebrant. I absolutely loved meeting all your wonderful family and friends, - the men in kilts all looked absolutely amazing, including all the "honourary Scots" which was such fun. It was a wonderful happy day and I will always remember it with a great smile on my face. Wishing you both every happiness! Yvonne.
Silvermere, Inn on the Lake, Redhill, Surrey | August 2019
Yvonne was recommended to us as a celebrant for our ceremony and we couldnt be happier with the recommendation. She really shows a genuine interest and passion in what she does and helped tell our story in a way that we couldnt ourselves. Although she does not live in the UK, she was always contactable by email and regularly travelled back to the UK, letting us know when she was in the area so that we could meet. She suggested many different and unique ways that we could celebrate our wedding, one of which the ring warming which we went for and our guests loved! Thank you so much Yvonne.
Charlie, Ken, and Roxy, your fur baby Ring Bearer - It was a real pleasure and a joy to be there for you both on such a momentous day. I know you were a little nervous, and I just helped where I could, to make your day a beautiful, relaxed, and memorable one. It was a real pleasure too to see Roxy bring up your Rings - she really did steal our hearts! Warmest wishes always, Yvonne
Kevington Hall, Orpington | July 2019
Yvonne was truly a wonderful person to perform our ceremony. She took the time to meet with us, understand what we were about and showed passion in wanting to deliver a meaningful, bespoke ceremony for us, which she did 100%. She was open to adapting to us, using terminology that she may have not... Readmore been familiar with to personalise our ceremony but she embraced it all and brought the best smiles and laughter to our guests as well as ourselves. She gave us the relaxed vibe that we wanted but maintained professionalism. She brought personality to our union and we could not be happier with her. She was great from the very beginning. She took the time to have a phone interview, meet in person, was patient with our responses, flexible and was on time on the day. We thank you Yvonne for a truly amazing ceremony.Love Lerum and Shereena
It was just wonderful Shereena, to meet you and Lerum, and your ceremony gave me goosebumps! It was full of everything I love too - your smiles, your beautiful vows, and the warmth of all your amazing family and friends! Thank you again for asking me to Celebrate with you! Warmest wishes, Yvonne
The Asylum, Caroline Gardens, Peckham | April 2019
We are finally coming back to earth with a huge bump.
Thank you so much for the day. We have had so many lovely comments on how personal and beautiful the ceremony was.
You calm and warming nature helped make this all go smoothly.
Lots of love
Nikki and Jon
Hi Nikki and Jon, thank you so much for your kind words, and for the love photo! I am so grateful to have been able to create a wonderful ceremony for you both! Wishing you happiness always!
Field and Forest, Derbyshire | June 2019
Yvonne was helpful from and able to advise us on where to get what we needed for our ceremony. She was professional on the day and wrote a great script for the day that we felt little need to change. Her support was amazing from beginning to end. Afterwards she provided a lovely keepsake of a printed version of the ceremony. Thank you for making the day so special!
Thank you so much Adam for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to create a handfasting ceremony for you - in a beautiful outdoor setting! I wish you and your family every happiness as you enter this next stage together. Warmest congratulations!!! Xxx
The Gardeners Country Inn Coniston | July 2019
Yvonne created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for me and my wife ❤️ She created a bilingual wedding ceremony, my wife is german and she spoke the vows in English, I am English and I spoke the vows in German - to show respect to one another and to our family. It was simply beautiful all our guests had the possibility to understand everything and told us both how wonderful it to see. Yvonne was always quick to respond to our emails questions and she always gave us a lot of information and made us feel super special not only on our day but also in the preparation. She gave us cards and our vows in a special folder to keep on the day which we will cherish forever. I fully recommend Yvonne to any couple wanting a unique, loving and memorable ceremony. She is just lovely and you can tell she loves what she does, passionate and caring. We cannot thank her enough
Hayley and Katja it was an absolulte joy to work with you, to share your journey and to be your Wedding Celebrant. I wish you every happiness together, and you will always have a piece of my heart!
SS Maria Theresa, Passau, Germany | October 2018
Thank-you Yvonne for our most amazing ceremony! You took the time to get to know my husband and myself and wrote and presented a beautiful ceremony that was filled with love and reflected our love as a couple and all that we value. We were blessed to have you as our celebrant traveling so far to be there for our big day! Words can not express our gratitude to you for all that you did for us! You gave us a memory we will treasure forever! All our love from South Africa, Lisa & JP xxx
Thank you so much for your kind words!! Your ceremony was so beautiful
Berlepsch Castle, Germany | December 2018
As wedding planners, we have had the pleasure to work with Yvonne for several of our wedding ceremonies. She is a fantastic wedding celebrant and wrote the most heartfelt ceremonies for our coupels - be it for an elopement with just the couple or for larger weddings with more guests. I can only recommend Yvonne to any couple who wants an intimate and highly personal ceremony for their wedding day! Thank you, Yvonne!
Thank you for this lovely review. I really do appreciate the opportunities I have been given to work with you and your couples this past year!! I’ve had the most amazing experience and am so grateful for the chance to create ceremony!
Turks Cruises, Kingston Pier | September 2018
Yvonne was just fantastic. Clear communication throughout and we really felt she took the time to get to know us and to tailor the ceremony to our characters and wishes. All the guests thought the ceremony was fantastic - and there were a few quirky little additions which made it truly special. You can tell Yvonne really loves her job!
Lake Eibsee, Bavaria | September 2018
Our celebrant..Yvonne Beck Wedding Celebrant, who understood the need and desire for this ceremony even though we had already had one, who wrote the most heartfelt and personal things to say and did 2 beautiful traditional German wedding practices. Thank you Yvonne!
Peckham Asylum | May 2018
Thank you so much for Friday - we’ve had so many compliments on how beautiful the service was and how movingly personal.
Lots of love,
Abbie and Andrew xx
Hi Abbie and Andrew, Thank you so much for your kind words. I thought it was simply gorgeous and you looked so beautiful ! I hope you had a wonderful day and evening!
The Round Chapel, Hackney | May 2018
Yvonne, thank you for putting together such a wonderful personalised wedding ceremony for us! You weren't given much time (about a week if I remember rightly) to pull everything together, from chatting with us to see if we were the right fit, to writing a personalised ceremony which we wouldn't change in a million years, even given more time. We will always think of you fondly and I have been telling a lot of people about you and what you do! I wish you every success with your business and to anyone looking for a warm, loving and caring celebrant to conduct their ceremony I can't recommend Yvonne enough.
Aw Chantell thank you and Simon too for being such an awesome twosome - the love you share is beautiful to see!! I wish you every happiness!
Shotley Vineyard, Shotley, Suffolk | May 2018
Thank you so much again for the wonderful ceremony, you made our day really special and the way you performed the ceremony was just perfect. We’ve had so many positive comments from our family and friends, both English and German - it felt very personal and was exactly how we imagined our wedding to be like.
It was a pleasure to work with you on your ceremony and so wonderful to be able to bring it to you in both English and German! The Wine Ceremony was beautiful! I wish you every happiness in the future!
London | June 2018
I feel so strongly about leaving a review for Yvonne, as it is rarely the case anymore that people are appreciated for just being selfless and kindhearted. We reached out to Yvonne about possibly hosting our wedding celebration in a few weeks' time, with little notice, and despite her not being available, I just did not expect to receive such care and guidance from her in helping us find someone who was available and suitable. She'd no reason to give us any of her time but sensing my stress after having our original plans fall apart (without even giving her much details), she took to reaching out to her network of celebrants to help us find someone for our day, as well as informing us of what to look out for when choosing. We've not much knowledge of non-legal weddings and would've spent much precious time doing some research before being able to secure anything, but we have now found someone off her recommendation, and are now secured with much peace of mind in our find, thanks to Yvonne's support.
Even though I was unable to assist Sade as I was committed already on her date, I could tell that she was totally stressed about losing her celebrant and wanted to help her as quickly as I could, and am proud and grateful that my celebrant colleagues all responded quickly to her, helping her to made a swift decision.
Parent's home, garden area - outdoor handfasting | August 2016
We would highly recommend Yvonne as a wedding celebrant. It is such an important thing to get right and we were so delighted that someone had recommended Yvonne to us. She instantly put us at ease with her friendly emails and relaxed telephone conversations which allowed Yvonne to get an idea of the sort of people we were and what kind of ceremony we were hoping for. She was in regular contact and really seemed to care that we had a ceremony that fitted us as a couple. We felt that the service that Yvonne provides is excellent value for money and we feel lucky that we have some wonderful memories of our day thanks to Yvonne.
Eleanor and Sam you were the perfect couple and your handfasting ceremony was a pure delight for me to perform. Seeing you both holding hands with such love, really touched me, as does your review. Wishing you every happiness as a new family!
The Montague on the Gardens Hotel, Bloomsbury, London | July 2016
We can't thank Yvonne enough for the brilliant job she did as our wedding celebrant. Right from the start she worked with us to create a bespoke ceremony and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Everything went perfectly!
It was a real pleasure to meet you and I loved how you had practiced your "Sand Ceremony" using coffee and sugar crystals :)
The Rose Garden, Greenwich Park | August 2017
Yvonne took on our last minute elopement just days before we said I do. She was so graceful and eloquent. With some brief communication, she designed such beautiful vows for us that came across as she knew us well. All of this was done basically overnight! She was so accommodating and made our special day very romantic. The vows she write for us touched our hearts and brought is both to happy tears. I couldn't be happier with our choice in using Yvonne!
Gaynes Park, Essex | May 2017
Yvonne is an amazing wedding officiant. She did our ceremony in May at a beautiful venue called Gaynes Park. She took the time to get to know us and ensured to incorporate everything we wanted on the day. We will recommend her over and over again as she is 5 star at what she does. Mr & Mrs Miller
Ham Yard Hotel, London | April 2017
Yvonne was an amazing celebrant for our wedding, I wouldn't hesitate recommending her. From the first phone call she put us at ease, she listened to our story and the style of our wedding and designed a ceremony that fitted our day perfectly. On the day Yvonne delivered the ceremony in an engaging way, guiding us through and making us feel comfortable and confident. I'm so pleased we chose to use a celebrant for our day, it was on of the best decisions we made and added important personal touches to our wedding.
Queens House, Greenwich | July 2017
We just used Yvonne as our celebrant in our London wedding in July 2017. She did such a wonderful job incorporating our personalities, the stories in our relationship, validating and respecting both of our wishes and desires into a seamless, beautiful, and personal ceremony. It was a muti-cultural wedding (English and American) and Yvonne was able to combine both of our cultures and traditions easily. I would certainly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a personal wedding ceremony that truly represents you as a couple.
Parent's garden in my home | June 2017
Yvonne was the celebrant for our wedding which we wanted to be intimate, personal and low-key. We met with Yvonne first by Skype and then face-to-face so she really got to know us as a couple. She wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and gave us guidance on writing our own vows. On the day itself she was very professional but also mingled with our guests in a lovely way. We would definitely recommend working with Yvonne - she clearly loves her job and it was a pleasure having her as our celebrant.
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I chose to be a Celebrant because not only am I passionate about helping people I am a real sucker for Romance and a great Love Story! As I adore Weddings, becoming a Celebrant was a real love affair in itself and I am grateful to the over 200 couples and families I've worked with and for whom I have created something unique and lasting. I have received a couple of Awards over time, but what is most important to me is to read the wonderful kind words that my couples have written about their experiences. Frequently they will say I am friendly, warm, approachable, calm and reliable. Celebrancy is my passion and I love that I can give you the opportunity to really be involved in your ceremony. It really is "your day, your voice, your way". I can advise on selecting readings, music, choreography/design, wedding customs, indoor and outdoor venues, and writing personal vows and promises. I am also able to coach couples and readers on handling nerves, and speaking in public. I offer a confidential, respectful and inclusive service to all couples, families and communities, who wish to share and celebrate life's important milestones.