I travel Nationally and Internationally
Elegant romantic and personal ceremonies for all. Handfasting, unity and other symbolic ceremonies, multi faith weddings, destination weddings in London and Berlin, multiple language ceremonies
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
English, German, rusty French and Italian
If you book and pay your booking fee by 1st June 2018 you'll receive a 10% discount on wedding ceremonies booked for 2018 and 2019 subject to usual terms and my availability. Please use code CD10 when contacting me. (My 2019 rate increase will not apply if you book before 1/6/18!)
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.
I am an experienced Celebrant who is friendly, warm, approachable, calm and reliable, and my priority is to give couples the opportunity to really be involved in their ceremony. It really is "their day, their voice, their way". I can advise couples 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 who wish to celebrate life's important milestones.