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 enquiries@ukcelebrant.co.uk

Mahsa and Mamad’s Wedding at Syon Park

Last weekend I had the absolute honour of officiating the marriage of Mahsa and Mamad at South West London’s Samantha Kelsie Wedding Celebrant at Syon Park Londongorgeous venue Syon House and Park.

Mahsa and Mamad originate from Iran, and already officiated their marriage in a traditional Iranian ceremony with their families back at the end of last year. However, the pair have lived and worked in central London for over 10 years now, and so this weekend, following a quick registrar ceremony in the morning, this beautiful couple underwent a third ceremony in the glorious Great Hall of the house, with myself as their celebrant.

Although many of the guests had travelled from Iran, Austria, Canada, the US (and some even made their way out of central London on a Saturday!!), Mahsa and Mamad wanted this ceremony to be ‘typically British’ in tradition, so together we planned and wrote a simple script which incorporated a declaration of intent, traditional C of E wedding vows, and an exchanging of wedding rings. Of course, we still included the personal touches too… that’s what makes it a celebrant ceremony after all!

Mahsa looked just beautiful in her dress, and her bridesmiads all wore lilac. They were each escorted down the aisle in the historic manor hall by an usher, to greet the nervous groom. Three ceremonies in, you’d think he’d have been ised to this by now, but certainly third time’s a charm and this was the final, and most meaningful, moment to say ‘I do!’

Syon Park Wedding Celebrant Samantha Kelsie

It was a joy to be part of this lovely couple’s wedding day, and to enjoy spending a few hours in such a beautiful setting too. I can not thank the team at Syon House for being so very welcoming and accomodating on the day, and am so grateful for the gorgeous feedback received from them afterwards too:

“Dear Samantha,

We really enjoyed working with you at Syon Park last weekend. [Our event coordinators] found your sensitive and thoughtful approach very helpful – and your ceremony was lovely.

Head of Functions and Events – Syon Park”