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Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
The Golden Days of the traditional Toastmaster may be numbered now in the modern world of weddings, but that doesn’t mean you should be without a Host or Master of Ceremonies (MC) for your special event.
"The original role of the ‘Red Coat’ was to create a sense of ceremony, with a recognisable key speaker easily noticed around the room. But even without the bright wardrobe, the role of an MC is a simple but fundamental edition to the smooth running and coordination of your perfect day…"
An ‘Event Host’ will guide your guests from one key event to the next, by introducing:
Call through to dinner
Arrival of the Married Couple
Start of the Wedding Breakfast
Cutting the cake
… and any other key announcements on your day!
An Event Host will also work closely with your venue and suppliers to discreetly deal with any changes or interruptions to the schedule, so your day can continue to run smoothly without any disruption or confusion when changes are at hand.
But it doesn’t end there!
Samantha will also entertain and welcome your guests along the way by providing an appropriate level of humour, conversation, and even some lighthearted banter to encourage guests to feel involved in your day and to enjoy each moment as it happens. It’s about making sure that everyone feels welcome and involved, every step of the way!
"…it’s less about the red coat, and more about the personality underneath it!"
With a background in Public Speaking, Cabaret Performance, and Wedding and Event management, Samantha Kelsie is the perfect person to assist as your contemporary Toastmaster, Event Host or Master of Ceremonies (whatever you wish to call it!) to compliment your day.
Home - garden | October 2019
If you are undecided about who to choose for your celebrant – my advice would be look no further! I really can’t believe anyone could better Samantha to look after their ceremony. Honestly, every one of the guests was beguiled by her wonderfully warm personality. She brought absolutely the right mix of formality, love and fun to my son’s wedding day at the weekend. Samantha has a unique ability to make a wedding day not only very special and meaningful for the bride and groom but also for everyone of the guests too. We were lucky as Samantha had been engaged for the whole day, meaning that not only did she conduct a beautiful and very personal wedding ceremony but also ensured, in a completely charming and inclusive way, the smooth running and timing for the events planned for the rest of the day - leaving us only at the couple’s first dance. If you are looking for someone who you can easily connect with and has a beautiful personality ensuring that your wedding day is amazing – I would have no hesitation whatsoever in saying contact Samantha quickly!
Lynn, I can not thank you enough for these extremely kind word, and it is such an honour to receive them! Being a part of James’s and Gem’s day was as enjoyable for me as it was for each and every one of you who joined in celebrating their love. Words like this remind me of exactly why I adore my job - it is a pleasure and an absolute dream to work with such wonderful people on one of their greatest days. It has been truly wonderful to get to know you all over the last few weeks, and my absolute best wishes for James and Gem and their life together... Sx
Home | July 2017
It's absolutely brilliant!
It's beautifully written.
The tone is spot on. It feels warm, personal, meaningful.
It's exactly what we were hoping for.
I both beamed and had to surreptitiously wipe my cheek on the train while reading it!
You've done such an amazing job for us.
We feel really lucky to have had your time, keen eyes, attention to detail and professional judgement on this service.
We absolutely love it and wholeheartedly agree with what you are saying.
We're incredibly excited about it and feeling fortunate to have you share the day with us.
Aynhoe Park | July 2017
Thank you for learning our story and sharing it with everyone, and for being there early to talk us through everything - neither of us felt nervous at all - just excited, feeling present and able to enjoy the ceremony.
We got so many comments from people who loved the ceremony, how personal it was, light hearted but also formal at the same time.
We are so glad we chose to have you there :)
Wrest Park | July 2017
Thank you so much for conducting our wedding ceremony last weekend - it was perfect and hit all the right notes for us.
We had a beautiful day and feel that the ceremony really set the right tone and conveyed messages that were most important to us, and it was good to get a few laughs in too!
Now we have done it we feel completely vindicated in taking the two step approach i.e. getting paperwork/legal element completed and following it with our meaningful ceremony.
We would happily recommend this approach and you personally to anyone considering it.
Cambridgeshire | October 2016
Samantha, carefully guided us when it came to planning our ceremony. She gave us lots of choice and advice and to our surprise even helped us write our personalised vows.
Samantha spent a lovely afternoon with us discussing our relationship, goals in life, family, friends and everything in between. We were utterly blown away when she came back to us a few days later with the completed ceremony.
Our personal vows had all of our guests crying and our wedding planner had to hand out a second round of tissues as a result!
Huntsham Court | April 2017
"We are so glad we found Samantha to be our celebrant - the day just would not have been the same without her!
She did such an incredible job writing our ceremony and helping us write our vows, and also making us feel calm and relaxed on the day. She kept everything on track, so we didn't have to worry, and delivered the ceremony so beautifully.
Samantha managed to put in to words so many things we hadn't even thought of, and we were so grateful for her enthusiasm and patience when it came to our unusual crystal ring blessing!
The whole ceremony was relaxed, heartfelt, funny and memorable, and better than we could have hoped. So many of our guests commented on how unique they thought it was and how much they loved it. We absolutely can't wait for the video to relive it all over again.
It is really is tough to put into words just how brilliant you are Samantha!
Thank you so, so much for being such a big a part of our day and for making it so special - and for staying to celebrate with us!"
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"If there is one thing I have learned in my time as a celebrant, it is that people are incredible, and that every last person is unique and inspirational."
Love is entirely beautiful, but how it is felt, celebrated, appreciated, understood, used and explored, from one person to the next, is entirely different.... so let's celebrate those differences.
Samantha is the celebrant dedicated to sharing YOUR story on your wedding day, in a way which best reflects YOU and YOUR love. She is 'in love with love' by her own admission, and will go to great lengths to ensure that you 'own' your wedding day, by starting with a ceremony that entirely celebrates YOU.
...after all, she even came up with the hashtag #OwnYourWedding in your honour!