Bron & Martin | Wrest Park

I’m so thrilled to have received this wonderful testimonial and letter of thanks from Bron and Martin this week, following their recent wedding ceremony at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.

We had a lot of fun planning a ceremony which encapsulated their story from the last five years together, which included tales of children, travel, house renovations, and family meetings from all around the world – although not all neccesarily ‘in the right order!’ 

Bron and Martin undertook their legal ceremony in a simple statutory service at their local register office a few days before the ceremony, meaning that they were then free to celebrate their commitment on their wedding day in a which, although quite traditional in format, also allowed them the freedom to truly express their own story and sentiments to everyone who had travelled from so far to share in their day.

“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.”

Martin and Bron wedding testimonial celebrant ceremony at Wrest Park

For more information about how you can celebrate your commitment to your partner with the freedom of choice offered to you by a celebrant on your wedding day… just follow this link to the relevant pages! 

Thank you to all the staff at English Heritage property Wrest Park in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, for their help in providing the perfect venue for the most pleasant of days!

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Lara and Ben’s Testimonial

I would like to express a huge, heartfelt thank you to Lara and Ben for their kind words following their Gatsby-themed, outdoor wedding blessing at Hunstsham Court in Devon.

It really was such a joy to be a part of, and I couldn’t be more grateful of their sentiments below. To read the full story their wedding ceremony, just follow this link! 

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“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.


Samantha kept everything on track, so we didn’t have to worry, and delivered the ceremony so beautifully.


She 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!”

Lara and Ben testimonial wedding celebrant samantha kelsie huntsham court weddingThank you to all staff at Huntsham Court in Devon for their hospitality, and to Bears Collective photography for the images.

Gemma and Tom’s Testimonial

What a lovely email to start the day with…. I’m so, so pleased my couple Gemma & Tom  love the first draft of their wedding ceremony script! 

Our meeting together on Sunday was so easy and comfortable, and getting to know them both was such a joy, that they inspired me to go away and immediately write something from the heart that I felt summed up their relationship completely… and it seems I got it just right! 

Now I can’t wait for the day to finally arrive when I get to say all these wonderful words at their wedding!

“Thank you so so much for spending time with us on Sunday, we were so relaxed with you and enjoyed the experience very much. We were both a little nervous before you came but we enjoyed ourselves.

We are over the moon with what you have written and have read it over and over, unfortunately not without crying yet, it’s so beautiful and everything we wanted from our blessing.”

If you’d like to know more about having Samantha as your wedding celebrant, follow the link to this page for more information… Or send an email to

Baby Noah’s Naming Ceremony

It was such an honour this weekend to officiate Noah’s Naming Ceremony and family blessing at The Queen’s Temple in Stowe Gardens, part of the glorious Stowe House.

Queens Temple Stowe baby naming ceremony Samantha Kelsie Celebrant
Queens Temple Stowe baby naming ceremony Samantha Kelsie Celebrant Noah’s family and friends gathered for a gorgeous ceremony inside the temple, where not only did we formally introduce this little boy the the world and bless his name, we also celebated in the coming together of all 5 members of his family, including his mummy and daddy Sarah and Glyn, and two big brothers, Harry and Leo.

Noah’s parents and brothers all made personal promises towards their duty in bringing him up in a loving and nurturing home environment, and his chosen godparents (all 7 of them!) were appointed and asked to cement their vow to assist in his care and guidance when called upon as friends. Such a special moment for everyone!

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Everybody who came to celebrate was invited to write their own personal message of love or guidance on a little paper heart, all of which were gathered and sealed tight in a big ‘Jar of Hearts’ for Noah to keep and look back on with his family in the future. There was so much love in the room for this smiley little sweetheart!

It was a beautiful day, and made even better with sunshine, laughter, a BBQ and a heap of cupcakes to be enjoyed… delicious!

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cupcakes for a baby naming ceremony Samantha Kelsie UK Celebrant
I was so honoured to be presented with a beautiful bunch of lillys and roses in thanks for my help… so very treasurable indeed, thank you so much Sarah and Glyn! The family also left a lovely review for me on Facebook… thank you!

Samantha wrote such lovely words for our sons Naming Ceremony, so personal and perfectly capturing of our family. Absolute pleasure to meet you Samantha, so many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was… X

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I’d like to wish Noah and all of his family a life full of health, wealth, smiles and happiness… with all my love x