Testimonials

We’re always so delighted to receive testimonials from our clients! Samantha is honoured to share with you some of the kind words and thank yous from the couples, families and venues she has worked with in the past…

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“Thank you so so much for spending time with us [to discuss our ceremony before the wedding], 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 [for our wedding ceremony] and have read it over and over, unfortunately not without crying yet, it’s so beautiful and everything we wanted from our blessing.”

Gemma and Tom

Samantha, I cannot thank you enough!
You were absolutely fantastic and EVERYONE said how amazing you were and how incredible the ceremony was.

Where we had such a mish-mash – everyone loved it!  and they loved the words so much too.

Thank you for keeping me calm. Knowing  you were there relaxed me so much!

Thank you for the script and card you left in the hotel room, you are so sweet… Thank you for everything! <3″

Natalie and Nick

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“Dear Samantha
We want to tell you how amazing we think you are, and thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.  Our wedding day was like a dream, and we are so happy.  We couldn’t have done it without you; your presence, ideas and organisation made it happen. Countless guests have asked about you and said how brilliant you were.  You were the perfect mix of sincere, funny, friendly, and in control.  The ceremony that you wrote was the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.  You made us both feel calm throughout the day, when thunderstorms and power cuts may have ruined things you kept everything under control and stopped them from being a problem.  It really is hard to find the words to express how grateful we are and how lucky we feel that we found you!”
Christina and Jordan

“Thank you so much for everything! You have pulled the stress off me from the moment I met you over a year ago! I just can’t thank you enough. This is just a short thank you and even bigger one is due when I return from honeymoon! Big hugs & kisses xx”
Laura and Phillip 

“We just wanted to thank you sincerely for being the most incredible support and partner in crime during the wedding planning process and on the day itself. The day was perfect and everything I had hoped for. All of my guests commented about how smoothly everything ran all day and that was 100% down to you. Thanks again, you are the twinkliest of twinkly stars.”
Jennifer and Andrew

“Oh my goodness, Samantha, I have just read the first draft you’ve sent us and I am sooo emotional!!! It is perfect!! I really love it. Thank you sooo much!!!! I still have goose bumps as I am typing this message to you!!

I really love the ceremony you have written for us!! It strikes the perfect balance: it is extremely meaningful without being heavy and it truly reflects who we are. Thank you!!!!”

Fran & Alex

“Hiya Samantha,

Just a quick email before I forget to say a huge thank you for Saturday- everyone commented how great you were 🙂 It all went perfectly and your confidence really helped me get through the ceremony and saying our vows! xx”
Nikki & Andy

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“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.
Thank you!”
Jake and Mel

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“I just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for all of your help in the lead up to and during our wedding. You were absolutely amazing. I trusted you so much with the organisational side of things (and I’m not that great at trusting people to do things so that’s a real compliment!!), you were an invaluable source of advice and you were just such a calming presence – and not least, a real pleasure to have around.

You have this wonderful way of taking charge, and giving good advice, without in any way taking over or coming across as pushy. It also made such a difference on the Friday evening knowing that you were coming in to help on the Saturday morning. I would have been running around until god knows what time on the Friday night trying to get everything done otherwise. It meant that instead I was able to relax and have a really special night in with my mum and bridesmaids – so thank you.

The day went so well and we had such a lovely day. It goes without saying that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends! I do hope our paths cross in the future. And if not, I wish you every success– you’re fantastic at what you do, so I have no doubt you have many more successful weddings ahead of you!”
Anna and Jeremy

“We just wanted to say THANK YOU! For writing such a beautiful ceremony for us. It is such a good representation of our relationship. How have you found such meaningful words from all the nonsense we gave you?!!”
Sophia and Barny

“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.

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!”
Lara and Ben

“When we started planning our wedding [in the restored chapel at Sheffield General Cemetery], we knew that it was never going to be straightforward. A friend suggested we use a celebrant for the ceremony, after she said it was the best money she ever spent on her wedding day!

When we saw your website, and met you, there was never any doubt that we had made the best decision in having you to be our celebrant…

We met you for half an hour (in a service station on the M25) and it was like you already knew us! When you sent the draft of the script, I didn’t even remember saying those things to you but what’d you’d created was so personal and so VERY us!

The ceremony ran totally smooth – even when an uninvited dog crashed the service! As we walked out of the chapel, all our friends commented on how different the ceremony had been to others, and more importantly, how much it was totally us.

Our day was filled with laughter and dancing; everything we’d dreamed of. Thank you so much for being such a crucial part of it. I would and will recommend you to anyone that will listen…”
Rosie and Ross

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Samantha wrote such lovely words for our son’s 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”

Sarah and Glyn

“Samantha you were absolutely amazing yesterday & totally invaluable to us all my bridesmaids love you!! Thank you so much – really cliche but you genuinely made everything perfect – just how I’d imagined it all to be I can never thank you enough – Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! X x x x x”
Samantha and Daniel

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“We just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your help and work you did to make our wedding day absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have done it without you! The thought of planning a wedding overseas was always daunting, and for the past year you have perfectly guided us. Through expert recommendations (I couldn’t have asked for a better or more talented group of vendors), keeping us organised and on track, and coordinating every last detail on the day – you helped ease so much of the burden and stress. Everything looked stunning, and it was everything I had hoped for and more! You were such a delight to work with!”
Jill and Nick

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“The words you wrote [for our wedding ceremony] were so beautiful, they made me cry! You really are pretty amazing! Thank you Samantha, for making our day so special you truly played a massive part.”

Sara and Simon

“Thank you SO MUCH for being the most incredible wedding coordinator to have ever hired! We don’t know how we would have achieved even half of what was achieved without you.

Your calm, reassuring, super organised and FUN presence was an absolute joy and having you as part of our special day was a true delight!

We cannot thank you enough…

you made magic happen, you bloody wizard!”
Hannah and G

 

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“…your script is excellent and brought a tear to my eye!”
Gloria and Peter

“…thank you so much Samantha for putting us both at ease we are very easy going people, but this is a very important day for us and we want it above all else to be relaxed and fun. I am so pleased you have agreed to marry us and your approach is exactly what we wanted….”

Jess and Stephen

“Dear Samantha, We’re finally settled back at home, so I want to take the time to say thank you ever so much for all of the hard work you did in pulling our wedding together: not only on the day, but for your support on the phone and email leading up it. Having you there gave us such peace of mind, putting everything in place and being ready to change plans as swiftly as the weather did. Knowing that you were fully in control of it all allowed me to relax and enjoy myself – no mean feat!”
Laura and Rob 

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“The smooth running of the Wedding Day was due in no small part to your professionalism, efficient and yet unobtrusive organisation. Eleri and Tim had worked so hard for over a year to get every detail right but your contribution on the day was critical to the very successful coordination and implementation of the range of activities involved. With such a large and impressive event it is difficult for members of the wedding party to manage all the matters needing attention in a detached and dispassionate manner. You provided that cool and caring attention in a relaxed, friendly and approachable manner. Your role was an important contribution to the great joy and happiness we all experienced on the day. It took all the pressure off the family and we were able to enjoy the day without a worry.

The photographs that you took were lovely…they clearly illustrate your flair and artistic ability.

Many, many thanks, with kindest regards and best wishes
Margaret and Peter Randall

“Just a note of thanks to you for the amazing day you created for Tim and Eleri. Your ready smile and cheerful manner when executing tasks is a credit to your business. What you promise you deliver in a very efficient way. Your creativity on the spur of the moment, your attitude and eye for detail did not go unnoticed.”
Sheryl Satow

Contact Samantha on 07783 141 202 or email enquiries@ukcelebrant.co.uk to discuss your plans for a celebrant ceremony.

Samantha Kelsie | UK Celebrant - professional independent marriage, family and funeral celebrant in the UK