You’re only ever as good as your last job right?
I have been lucky to have worked with some fabulous couples and families. Here are just a few of their kind words & affirmations.
We met Michelle thanks to April at Kook events and I don’t think we could have hoped for a more perfect celebrant!
From our initial face to face meeting, throughout all of our email conversations and the writing of our ceremony and vows, Michelle was SO MUCH FUN to work with and created the most perfect, personal and unique ceremony for us.
Not to mention also helping us to try and inflate a giant flamingo and fix our fire pits together the evening before our big day - her skills are endless!
We couldn’t be more grateful to Michelle and we are SO HAPPY to have had the pleasure and privilege of working with her.
Every single guest we spoke to at our wedding said how much they enjoyed the ceremony and it was all down to Michelle’s enthusiasm, joyful spirit and professionalism!
A wonderful experience, a PERFECT ceremony and one of the most fun-loving, kind-hearted and brightest personalities I’ve ever had the joy of meeting!
THANK YOU SO MUCH MICHELLE!
Jo & Will, Cambridgeshire
We first met you at a wedding fair in the Spring of 2017 where Mike saw your Harry Potter wrist tattoo’s. We fell in love with the idea of having some fun as straight away. We loved your love of Harry Potter, your dress and your hair. That immediately got the ball rolling for us, we knew a Harry Potter ceremony was on!
You were easily accessible via phone and email and we had no worries whatsoever in working with you. You weren’t pushy like some and didn’t tell me off when I didn’t do my homework, and our family and friends loved you too.
On the big day you were huge support and it felt like we had a friend conducting our ceremony, it created such a lovely atmosphere.
If any one else is thinking of hiring you, we’d say go for it!
You ensured that we owned our ceremony and all the feedback we received was that ours was really lovely and unique. Its something we’ll always remember.
Just want to say thank you again from the bottom of our hearts as you truly made our day perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more!
Becky & Michael
Where do I start… Michelle is a highly professional, loving, bubbly, happy soul.
We got married at Otley Hall, a beautiful venue. Only We didn’t want an average wedding, We wanted something fun, memorable and personal to us as a couple. So we arranged to meet Michelle, discussed our ideas with her. We told her we would like an Alice in Wonderland wedding….. there was a long pause…. followed by…. “BRILLIANT”
A lot of personal touches went into the wedding, we, as a couple had made most of the props and planned the decor and afternoon tea with an amazing Alice in Wonderland wedding cake.
The ceremony was simply amazing.We had personal vows, music played that meant so much to us. A traditional hand tie ceremony, we jumped the broom, we wrote letters to one another and sealed them in a box with a bottle of wine, to be opened on our first anniversary.
In between all of this Michelle had made some beautiful words and verses along with personal touches. She just got us.
I thought I would crumble when my Dad was mentioned as I sadly lost him many years ago,but actually the opposite happened as Michelle delivered a touching tribute to him and our relationship.
I can not recommend Michelle highly enough. She is perfect for any ceremony, a perfect beacon of light that everyone will be drawn to. She also has the most amazing wardrobe and colour matched our wedding with a gorgeous 1950’s dress.
If you need a professional, happy, fun, inspirational celebrant then look no further, you’ve found her.
Jamie & Mo,
Otley Hall, Suffolk
Michelle stole our hearts when we attended a very close friend's wedding - where Michelle was the celebrant.
My husband (now) and I were so blown away by the refreshing approach that Michelle demonstrated that we had to book her for our own ceremony there and then!
Michelle is unique. I have been to many weddings but have never as a guest felt as comfortable as I did at the wedding of our friends we watched her conduct.
Our own day will remain our best day of our lives, and this is all due to asking Michelle to not only conduct the ceremony but also to be our Mistress of Ceremony.
She cares and understands that a Wedding day is a special day and should be perfect.
She asked for information from both of us, and delivered the subsequent ceremony in such a way, that our friends say it's the best wedding they have ever been to.
The reason being, they knew what Michelle said on our wedding day was us. Not a boilerplate approach. IT WAS US!
Michelle highlighted a wedding ceremony didn't have to be a formality.
It is most importantly, what the couple want, what they communicate as being important AND what they may not think to ask!
Michelle is AMAZING.
If anyone can combine personally important parts of the ceremony, humour, getting the wedding attendants to be as fired up as they were, being a true friend in wanting to make our wedding day, our most special day, I will eat my hat and wedding suit
ALL of our friends and family that attended have echoed how much Michelle did to represent us.
Gareth & Wayne,
Auriol Kensington Rowing Club, Hammersmith, London
Michelle took the time to get to know us both and the end result was the ceremony of our dreams.
It was creative, heartfelt, fun, meaningful and truly reflected us as a couple. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and our guests (even some of the most conventional ones!) commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended. Thanks to Michelle, we now have the BEST memories of our wedding ceremony to treasure for a lifetime. I would recommend Michelle to anyone.
As the bride-to-be, I pretty much fell in love with Michelle the moment she opened her door and welcomed us with the warmest hello and a cracking cup of tea! My husband and I both knew that Michelle would deliver what we were both looking for – a fun, interesting and meaningful ceremony which reflected my (the bride’s) spiritual beliefs and more importantly; mine and my husband’s love for each other.
Carly & Ben,
Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk
We just want to say a huge thank you for making our day just perfect.
We had so many positive and outstanding comments about the service. Everyone loved how personal it was and how much detail you went into about our life together.
We had no hesitations whatsoever in using you for our ceremony and were confident throughout the whole process, as having spoken to you we knew we would have fun and laughter. We certainly got that and more!
You were down to earth and non stuffy and made us relaxed in what could have been a nerve racking experience. You just lifted the room. You worked hard to make the service personal and made sure you’d set up a perfect day from the first moment our guests saw or heard you.
We will highly recommend you to anyone who asks. You made our day very special and everyone who attended sang your praises to the highest level.
David & Laura,
Easton Grange, Suffolk
We’d just like to say thank you for making our day so special & unique.
Everybody who attended said they’d never enjoyed a wedding so much before. It was everything we wished for and more. We are eternally grateful to you for making it all happen so brilliantly.
I knew from the first time we met you that you were exactly the right celebrant for us.
No one else we contacted had your style & unique fun nature. It was even better that you were already familiar with Pagan beliefs & traditions. You gave us exactly what we wanted!
We’d tell people when booking you not to expect the run of the mill ordinary mundane experience but to expect lots of fun & laughs & to actually enjoy their day!
You took all the stuffy boring formality out of the equation. You were so much fun & made everyone smile.
You are so friendly, fun and have a great style & presence! I actually wish you lived nearer so we could be friends!
We'd recommend you to anyone who wants a Rockin' ceremony!
Nicola & Jason
Danbury Park, Essex
We found you through Madis at the Brook Hotel, Felixstowe, you came highly recommended by him.
We are so pleased that we found you to do our ceremony, it was better than we could have ever imagined and all of our guests have said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to.
You took your time getting to know is and your down to earth, very relaxed, great sense of humour made us feel very at ease.
The service you gave us was so personal, but at the same time very professional, bringing all our families together which made our day even more special.
We would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone who we think would benefit from your services.
Simon & Teresa,
The Brook Hotel, Felixstowe, Suffolk
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful service! You were absolutely amazing, and made everyone cry due to your attention to detail with our story and your amazing personality.
The best service ever!
Thank you for our card and all the details you put into it, we love our ceremony book.
You are truly amazing. Much love to you lovely ask, your absolutely fab!
Thank you again!
Sara & Tommy,
Crabbs Barn, Essex
We knew right from the start that you were the celebrant for us because you were so happy and bubbly and after all... weddings are happy things, we didn't want a boring ceremony.
We made our way through at least three celebrants before we found you.
You were both very laid back, but organised.
You were fun and made us feel at ease and you didn't mind doing something different.
Extremely trustworthy (even when we overpaid you!!)
We would recommend you to anybody because we know you would do a brilliant job with whatever was asked of you.
You have the perfect balance of being professional yet friendly and warm and you are amazing at what you do!
From the bride... I would like to personally say that I felt so nervous before walking down that aisle but as soon as I got there and you started speaking I instantly felt at ease. I had spoken to you the day before and you had reassured me that it would all be fine and that I should relax and enjoy it as it would be really fun! That stuck with me and you were absolutely right, it was all of those things!
Michelle, you were amazing, you incorporated our families and it made it so personal, we honestly would not have been able to make the ceremony any more perfect.
Charlotte & Toby,
To dear Michelle & Kevin,
You are an incredibly hard working and professional couple who both played a large part in helping us achieve our prefect day.
Michelle~ the ceremony was everything we wanted it to be; personal, intimate and romantic with lots of laughter and a few tears. You understood how important our children and family are to us, and the ceremony captured those feelings and celebrated two families coming together. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and it is a real testament to you that everyone is still talking about it to this day!
Kevin~ As you know neither of us is particularly comfortable in front of the camera, but your calm unflustered nature, patience,your attention to detail and creativity meant that we have some stunning photos that our family and friends are thrilled with. Ensuring that the memories will live on forever!
Thank you both once again.
Sam & Paul,
Seckford Hall,Woodbridge, Suffolk
Our Renewal of Vows...
A ceremony conducted FOR a Celebrant BY a Celebrant!!
Thank you Michelle for conducting our ceremony.
It was everything we could have wished for and more. Looking back at the ceremony from a celebrants point of view, there is nothing I would change.
After meeting you last year and observing a wedding that you conducted, I just knew that you would be the perfect person to conduct our ceremony and I know that Jeremy felt the same.
We are absolutely delighted with our photographs from Kevin . You compliment each other and work so well together. Thank you both for lasting memories.
Jeremy & Sheron,
From the moment we met Michelle we knew she would make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives.
Michelle made us feel at ease straight away and her attention to detail and patience with us when writing our ceremony was brilliant. She listened to our needs but added her own charm with details we would her have though of.
The ceremony on the day was such a highlight and so many of our friends and family could not tell us enough how amazing Michelle was and what a beautiful ceremony it was.
We cannot thank Michelle enough for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives and when we renew our vows she will be the only person on the list to do it for us!
Emma & Rixie,
Orwell View Barn, Suffolk
I know you said you'd email in a few days but honestly we just wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderful ceremony,
it blew everyone away and your words are still resonating with us.
We managed to take ten minutes away to soak it all in and we're so pleased we did, the day was a blur!
Frankie & Kris,
We just loved having you as our celebrant, and I'm so happy we got to work with you.
Everyone commented on how lovely you were and how beautiful you made the ceremony.
We weren't really sure what to expect when having a celebrant for a wedding ceremony, but you soon assured us that we could pretty much have the ceremony exactly as we wanted!
I had made a few enquiries with other celebrants but I think it was your friendly reply and overall package with the ceremony writing explanation,presentation box, options to have music etc that made us want to meet with you.
You made it so was, you gave us options to help us along the way, you didn't push us into having anything we didn't want and just made the whole process really enjoyable.
Your flexible and fun approach made the ceremony feel very personal, as if you'd know us for years!
Thank you so much Michelle!
Emma & Ben,
Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk
As you know, we had another celebrant who let us down.
After a quick search online we found you and are so glad we did!
Thank you so, so much for everything you did for us and for doing it at such short notice,
we can't imagine anyone else conducting our wedding!!
We would recommend you to anyone who is getting married and wants something more personal and creative than just an average wedding.
You understood what we wanted and ran with our slightly crazier ideas... It is true... Anything is possible!
Cal & Hannah,
Our first (and lasting) impressions were that you were bubbly, friendly, professional and happy to work with us to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be.
Compared to others, you showed ( based on your website and initial contacts) that you were fun and easy to work with.
You put us at ease, gave us great suggestions, our guests enjoyed you, your ceremony style, 'not having to listen to all that religious stuff', the funny parts and the way you told 'our story'.
You were really prompt with any queries and we quickly built trust in you and knew you would do a great job.
Although you did not provide the 'traditional' ceremony, in the eyes of us and our guests, you provided so much more and it was a much more enjoyable experience for everyone.
The compliments from our guests have not stopped!
Top job, thank you! Thanks again!
George & Tim,
Crabbs Barn,Kelvendon, Essex
When I first spoke to Michelle about my idea to hold a surprise vow renewal for my husband, it was just that, an idea. I had no real vision or firm intention with it at all really.
What actually transpired a couple of months later, I could never have done without her.
Right from the word go she played a huge and invaluable role, thinking up ideas, creating the format for the day, writing the ceremony (which made me cry within the first few seconds of reading the first draft) , setting up the venue, organising guests for the surprise and pretty much took on producing the whole event with me.
Then on the day, her vibrancy and professionalism delivered a moving and perfect tribute to my husband and our ten years of marriage. What she did was over and above her role as a celebrant.
Her enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism helped to turn just an idea into one of the most amazing and memorable afternoons of my life so far.
Jo & Gareth,
Mersea Island, Essex
Just wanted to thank you for putting together a fantastic handfasting ceremony for us.
You made a very memorable day for us even putting up with the terrible weather.
And a huge thank you for putting together both mine and Jon's different beliefs so that the whole event ran smoothly.
You made it so unique and special for us both and we would highly recommend you to anyone tying the knot.
Sam & Jon,
Dear Michelle & Kevin, I cannot thank you enough for the parts that you played in our big day!
Michelle the ceremony was absolutely perfect and everyone loved how personal it was.
Kevin we love the photos! You two are the dynamic duo, thank you for everything you've done.
I would recommend you to anyone I knew and wish I could fly you out for September.
Much love Martha and James .
P.S. We love the certificate and the printed vows. What a great keepsake to have.
James & Martha,
Little Hallingbury Mill, Essex.
From the Bride-
Our Wedding day was magical, it was tailored just for us.
We both have completely different personalities, Adrian can't be serious at any time!
Michelle was amazing, she totally got us, and after our first chat she had a pretty good idea of what sort of ceremony would suit us. Adrian was so happy, he knew that our day would be filled with fun and laughter AND that ad-libbing was definitely acceptable.
Our guests laughed and laughed, they have all said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, it was romantic, funny and they all really felt they were taking part in our day, not just observing it.
Our whole day was incredible, even 10 days on we keep smiling and tearing up just thinking about it.
From the Groom-
The biggest, biggest thanks for your epic input into our Comedy Wedding Flo......It was just how we wanted it to be! You were great!
Adrian & Cherie,
Smeetham Hall Barn, Suffolk.
Matt & I can't say thank you enough to you.
You being there on our special day just made it more amazing.
To have such a great friend conducting our ceremony was just brilliant and it felt very personal and heartfelt.
It will be a day we will never forget.
Matt & Anita,
All Manor of Events, Suffolk
The thought and work you put into the ceremony was wonderful, and we received so many comments from guests saying how lovely it was.
The majority had only ever seen a legal ceremony, therefore with no personal anecdotes, so it definitely made for a captivating and emotional experience.
I also would like to thank you for being with us in the morning, it was lovely to have you in the suite with us, it really felt like you were part of the day in more than just a celebrant aspect.
It was great for you to share a drink afterwards also, and I hope you had a nice afternoon.
Katie & Troy,
Friern Manor, Brentwood
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day.
You made it so special and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony.
So many people have commented how fantastic you were and we couldn't agree more!
Throughout the whole process, you were so helpful and efficient and really took the time to get to know us, and that resulted in a ceremony that was so personal and meaningful to us.
Also, you completely went beyond the call of duty with John's parent's dog!!!!
I am so sorry that happened,we didn't realise what you had done until the next day!
John had received a phone call that morning saying that Sally wouldn't be able to come because of the dog, which was obviously incredibly upsetting for John. You resolved an extremely stressful situation and we are very, very grateful.
I can't remember reading dog sitting services in your contract??! Maybe you should add it in!
But seriously, that was so kind of you and I know the day wouldn't have been the same for John if that dog had got in the way!
Katie, John and Charlie,
Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk
We just wanted to say thank you for being our Celebrant.
The day was so special, even more so because you are our friend and knew our journey from the very start.
The whole experience was just so personal as well as professional and you wrote us a ceremony that was both fun and serious in all the right places.
You provided us with an unforgettable experience, you are amazing!
Lots of love.
Paul & Sher,
Smeetham Hall Barn, Suffolk
Many thanks for all your help and support on Sunday and for making the ceremony so special.
It was better than we had dreamed of especially with the sunshine.
It really was one of the loveliest days of our lives. Very best wishes and thanks again for a lovely meaningful ceremony we will never forget.
It is hard to express just how much it meant to us.
Love, peace and blessings to you.
Nicky & Edward,
Just on our way to Heathrow in a heady lovely bubble of the wonderful weekend we have had.
We wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did on Saturday.
So many people have said the ceremony was the most emotional and unique ceremonies they have been to and we are inclined to agree with them 🙂
Also thank you so much for our ceremony all printed and so gorgeously hidden in amongst the pressies we opened yesterday evening 🙂
Helen & Patrick,
East Anglian Railway Museum, Wakes Colne, Essex
We had the best time ever!
We had so many compliments regarding the ceremony everyone saying how nice and personal it was and how "Laura and Josh it was".
We both said we actually enjoyed the ceremony more than we could of imagined so we cannot thank you enough for making us both so relaxed and for writing it in the way you did.
Thanks for everything.
Josh & Laura,
Orwell View Barn, Suffolk
We found you after what felt like a good few hours of internet searching, having already spoken to a number of other celebrants. When we met you we knew that you were right for us.
We found that the other celebrants were a bit stuffy and more traditional than we were looking for.
We were concerned that some family members may feel disappointed that they did not get to share a traditional wedding service with us, but that’s not at all what happened.
You made the service special, really personal and great fun.
We’ve had so many great comments from our guests about the ceremony you delivered.
One of the more cynical of our guests professing it was the best wedding service he has ever seen,praise indeed!
There are lots of potentially stressful or difficult things about planning a wedding or event, but we found working with you on the ceremony a really calming and reassuring process.
It’s great that you had so many suggestions of how we might do things, but also that you were so open to our ideas.
Thanks for everything, the day would not have been the same without you.
Matt & Alysha,
Creaksea Place Barns, Essex
We found you on a web search and after speaking to another couple of celebrants we felt that your bubbly enthusiasm and warmth swung it for us.
We had no hesitations in using you.
As neither of us had used a celebrant before we did not know what to expect, so the questionnaire you provided on our first meeting was really helpful and something we will revisit.
We were glad to be able to have a full input and make amendments as necessary so that the final draft truly reflected us as a couple.
We would recommend you to anyone needing a celebrant.
The most important thing about working with you is that you are on top of your paperwork! We have not had to chase you for anything, which when you are dealing with wedding preparations is a big plus.
It was lovely to receive a keepsake copy of our ceremony which we have put in with our wedding bits and pieces and it will be a nice reminder when we come to look at these things again.
Steve & Fiona,
We just wanted to say from the bottom of our hearts, Thank you.
You made the ceremony so beautiful, yet fun.
So many people commented on how amazing and different it was and are now thinking of training to be a celebrant lol!
You are an amazing calming influence ( not that Louis needed much calming) and were the perfect choice for our special day. Thank you for all your help and patience along the way. Mr and Mrs Sattar.
Louis & Laura,
You came highly recommended to us by a friend and so we found you on the internet with fantastic reviews, we had no reservations about working with you, in fact you were the reason we decided to have the ceremony!
Amy knew having chatted briefly to you on the phone that with your bubbly personality you were the right lady for the job.
The ease with which we could chat about our relationship along with the fact that you were always nothing but helpful coupled with your ideas, our wedding felt totally unique.
We would absolutely recommend you to others - you made our day!
You obviously put a lot of work and consideration into the service and then delivered it in away that made our guests feel as though you had known us for years.
A massive thank you for truly making our wedding ever so special.
Everyone has commented on how lovely and personal it was and that really was down to you.
You helped make it fun and that shone through! A fab wedding - a fab day! Thank you once more.
Paul and Amy,
Stonham Barn, Suffolk
We knew straight away when we met you that we wanted you to do our wedding,
You even managed to get John to agree to the Xmas themed ceremony!
We are very happy that you did our wedding at such short notice, we were so stressed about it but you helped us relax and get excited and look forward to it!
You had brilliant mad ideas, but you always listened to us too.
Our ceremony was different and perfect and we couldn't have done it without you.
We also really liked the idea of a rehearsal as that really put us at ease for the day knowing what to expect.
Again thank you so much for being a part of our wedding it made it perfect.
We plan to renew our vows on our 10th anniversary, we want to do it all again!
We will definitely be giving you a call. Thanks,
John and Natasha,
Crabb's Barn, Kelvedon, Essex
It was such a wonderful day and you where fantastic, you really made the ceremony special and encapsulated exactly what we both wanted.
Our friends and family loved the ceremony and thought you were brilliant.
Thank you so much, it would not have been the same without you and thanks for helping run around doing bits before it started!!! Will send you pic’s once we have them all back.
Georgina & Faizal,
Gaynes Park, Epping, Essex
As a photographer, it is fantastic to work with someone such as Michelle.
She is so creative and attentive throughout the whole process as she covers all of the little details, and as I get to know what’s ‘coming next’ it allows me to have an input in the choreography at the rehearsal too.
She allows times for shots of the special moments within the ceremony and I LOVE the way she makes a point of getting well out of the way for that ‘first kiss’ shot; I don't feel I'm intruding at all.
Its great to work with the couple and the officiant to create the story of the special day. If only all officiants were so accommodating!
Head Over Heels Photography