❝ If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love,
then everything went perfectly ❞


I can offer a Ceremony at all types of Venues and any location; I have no restrictions at all (although I am not that great with heights!) You can choose the best time for you, although do check with venue that the timings work for them.

If you are marrying in a licensed Venue and want to have your Legal Ceremony as part of the celebrations that’s absolutely fine. This can be conducted by the Registrar before or after your Bespoke Ceremony, do however consider the cost implications of this. You may prefer to visit your local Registry Office with two witnesses on a different day. Please see the page below on 'How to Legally Register Your Marriage'

You may have already had a Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Marriage/Civil Parnership or destination Wedding and require a Wedding Blessing. You may want to formalise your relationship without becoming legally married and opt for a Commitment Ceremony which will leave no-one in any doubt of your dedication to each other.

Whatever your requirement the Ceremony that I write and conduct for you is your big celebration before family and friends that can be seen as your Wedding Day. We can maintain as many of the traditional elements that you wish whilst I ensure that I uphold a warm and engaging stance ensuring you have your special day your way. The only thing holding us back is your imagination!

Image courtesy of Lavenham Photographic


 How to Legally Register Your Marriage
A celebrant ceremony is not a legally binding marriage Ceremony. If you wish to legalise your marriage, you will need to register your marriage at a time and place convenient to you.

 What to do next?
1. Your chosen venue is booked and the date is in my diary for your Wedding Day!
2. Book a Statutory Ceremony in any Register office convenient to you – on any day before or after your wedding day
3. Make an appointment with your LOCAL Registration service to give your notice of marriage –from 12 months to 28 days before your Statutory Ceremony

 Standard UK Fees
Notice of Marriage £35 per person for entering a Notice of Marriage
Payable to the Registrar service in which both parties live
Statutory Ceremony £46 (+£4 for your marriage certificate)
This is the current fee set across England and Wales.
Total | £120 to legally register your marriage
Correct 2019

 Giving Notice
(this step is required for a Celebrant or Registrar led Ceremony)

Both parties will need to attend a Register Office within the district of their residence to give ‘Notice of Marriage.’

At this appointment, you will need to prove your identity and nationality, your freedom to marry and your residency. Both parties must have resided at the address for 7 clear days or more.

Full details of documentary evidence and residency qualifying period is available at


At this appointment you will need to state where you intend to carry out your civil marriage

Once you have attended this appointment, your details will be on public display in that Registration district for 28 days. Providing there have been no formal objections, your marriage authorities will be issued. These authorities are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

 Statutory Ceremony
For a minimum fee you can opt to legally marry in a ‘Statutory Ceremony’ to be held at any Register Office.

This is a low fuss / low fee ceremony where you can simply state the declaratory words and contractual vows legally required to marry in the UK, before signing the marriage register.

You will need to bring two guests to act as witnesses. You do not need to have a formal entrance to music, say your personal vows, exchange wedding rings, or wear a wedding dress (which is good news if you are a Groom!)

Do consider some Registry offices only offer Statutory Ceremonies on certain days of the week. However, this ceremony does not necessarily need to take place in the district in which you live.

The legal part of a wedding consists of 3 steps...

Declaratory Words: I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I ... may not be joined in matrimony to ...
Contracting Words: I call upon these persons here present to witness that I ... do take thee ... to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/partner
The Signing of the Marriage Register


A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is the perfect way for you to re-affirm your love and commitment to one another. Maybe you are approaching a special and significant anniversary or want to celebrate coming through a tough time? Perhaps you didn’t have the dream wedding that you always wanted or you simply loved your Wedding Day so much that you want to relive it again letting everyone know that you are still madly in love! Don't limit yourself to only one Wedding Ceremony!

Whatever the reason the Ceremony will be a personal and unique celebration incorporating your story along with a little humour if at all possible witnessed by family and friends. The heart of the Ceremony is where you re-affirm your vows to one another; you can choose to rededicate your rings, give each other new rings, acknowledge the joy of children or grandchildren and affirm the strength of your vows. This is a wonderfully meaningful ceremony that will be remembered with joy by everyone.


Image courtesy of Simply Photographic



I like to find out about your love story, what ideas you have for your Ceremony, who your Bridal party are, which guests may be involved, who your suppliers are. You may think this is me just being nosey (it is a little bit as I love a good wedding) but this all really helps make things very personal. If you don’t know what you want for your Ceremony please don’t panic, my service includes giving you lots of ideas gained from the hundreds of weddings I have been involved in


I can send sample readings or poems from my extensive library. There are no restrictions on re-writing the draft, we need it to be perfect, I am not precious if there is something you don’t like just let me know and we will take it out or rewrite it


I will make contact with your venue to check timings, running order of the day etc. I always try to visit venues whenever possible if I haven’t been there before so I can familiarise myself ahead of the day. I like to know which photographers, videographers, musicians or any other suppliers involved during the Ceremony you may be using so I can introduce them at relevant points


We will have regular email or telephone communication whilst confirming the final order and draft. The final draft must be confirmed no later than one week before your Ceremony. I will then prepare paperwork for the day to include (if required) copies of any readings, vows or poems


I will arrive in plenty of time on the day – I will let you know the exact time in the week leading up to your wedding. I will be dressed appropriately to your venue surroundings (subtle colours only!) I will come and have a quick chat to both of you when I get there either separately or together just to put your minds at rest and gently remind you of the running order. I am there to guide you so please don’t think you have to remember everything! I will ensure everything is set up and ready and have a quick chat with any guests involved in the Ceremony


I will present you with a beautiful keepsake presentation folder. In this will be a copy of your Ceremony Script


2022 £525
2023 £550
2024 £575

*Bank holiday weekends and Public holidays will incur a £50 fee.

These prices are inclusive of return travel of 40 miles. Any additional mileage will be charged on a per mile basis which will be confirmed in my initial quote. 

Price based on a 30 minute ceremony.


Whether brought together through birth, adoption or marriage a Baby Blessing or Naming Ceremony is the perfect way to introduce the newest member of your family to your friends and family.

You will want the very best for your children that life can offer. They are such precious gifts that you undertake to love and cherish for a lifetime with all your hearts. You will want to acknowledge that you will provide them with a safe, happy and loving environment in which to develop and grow.

The ceremony will be designed to signify your union as a family. It can contain your chosen readings, poems and music. You may want to involve family, Grand Parents, friends and nominate God/Guide Parents or Guardians who you may wish to make their own promises on the day.

I will explain the significance of your child’s chosen name and present a gift during the Ceremony



I like to find out all about you the parents, your family and obviously your newest addition. By asking lots of questions I will get a good idea of what you would like for the Ceremony. If you don’t know what you want please don’t panic my service includes giving you lots of ideas gained from conducting lots of beautiful naming Ceremonies. We can chat about involving family members, children, Grand parents and nominating God Parents/Guide Parents. There are lots of things we can incorporate to ensure a bespoke naming Ceremony is delivered on the day.


I will write a Ceremony about you as a family unit and your addition to the family. I will give you guidance on what will happen and when. I can send sample readings or poems from my extensive library. There are no restrictions on re-writing the draft, we need it to be perfect, I am not precious if there is something you don’t like just let me know and we will take it out or rewrite it.


I will make contact with your venue to check timings, running order of the day etc. I always try to visit venues whenever possible if I haven’t been there before so I can familiarise myself ahead of the day.


We will have regular email or telephone communication whilst confirming the final order and draft. The final draft must be confirmed no later than one week before your Ceremony. I will then prepare paperwork for the day to include (if required) copies of any readings, vows or poems


I will arrive in plenty of time on the day – I will let you know the exact time in the week leading up to your wedding. I will be dressed appropriately. I am there to guide you so please don’t think you have to remember everything! I will ensure everything is set up and ready and have a quick chat with any guests involved in the Ceremony


During the Ceremony I will present your little one with a beautiful handmade gift. You will be presented with a keepsake presentation folder holding a copy of the Ceremony.


*Bank holiday weekends and Public holidays will incur a £50 fee.

These prices are inclusive of return travel of 40 miles. Any additional mileage will be charged on a per mile basis which will be confirmed in my initial quote. 


By making a booking, you enter into a contract with Nichola Collinson (trading as Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies).

ENQUIRY STAGE: When you make your enquiry, the date will be provisionally held for 14 days pending receipt of your 2nd payment

BOOKING FEE: A non-refundable £100 booking fee is required to secure the date of your ceremony. By paying the fee you are acknowledging that you have read, understood and acknowledged these T&C’s

SECOND STAGE PAYMENT: Once we have a date in the diary for your meeting I will request a second stage payment of £275. This will need to be paid in full before your draft script is sent to you and is non-refundable

FINAL PAYMENT: The outstanding balance is to be paid 4 weeks before your event date

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Changes to booking dates and times must be notified in writing and will be accommodated wherever possible, but cannot be guaranteed. If changing to a different year than booked then the listed fee for the new year will be charged along with any supplement fees for Bank Holiday weekend dates.

Change of venue location will be permitted if logistically possible and any additional mileage fee will be charged if relevant.

Any cancellations must be received in writing. Once the initial meeting and draft script has been issued you no refund of any monies paid is due. If cancellation occurs within 1 month of your event the final payment is due.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES: Any special expenses paid by me, such as additional travel and accommodation expenses. These will be discussed and outlined in full before accepting the booking. Delay to ceremony start and finish, for every hour or part thereof past the agreed starting time £75 will invoiced.

REFUND POLICY: It is extremely unlikely that Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies would ever cancel a Ceremony. However, I will use my best endeavours to find a substitute Celebrant to provide the service in my place. Only if no substitute celebrant can be found will you be entitled to a refund.

LEGALITY OF CEREMONIES: You acknowledge the Wedding Ceremony will not be legally recognised in England and Wales. To formalise the legal requirements you must attend a Registry office (if you desire legal recognition) as outlined on the Ceremonies page. You will have the option of signing a commemorative certificate during your ceremony. The certificate is intended to be a memento of the occasion and has no legal status.

CONFIDENTIALITY: All Ceremony scripts and correspondence are owned by Nichola Collinson trading as Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies. Copying, distribution or circulation of scripts by clients is not permitted and all wording remains my property. Scripts cannot be copied or forwarded to wedding planners, friends or family members without my express written consent and if cancellation occurs my scripts must not be used in any circumstances and if found to do so legal action will be taken. Your personal information will always be respected and never shared with third parties.

USE OF IMAGERY/TESTIMONIALS: Please advise if you would prefer not to have any of your ceremony photographs used in print, or electronically. Images will only be used to illustrate and promote the services provided by Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies


"After eloping in September we hadn't even considered a blessing, we were content on just having a party. However our venue suggested Nichola's services, and it was definitely one of the best decisions we ever made! She is just the loveliest person, who clearly has a real passion for ensuring your ceremony is perfect in every way! She really managed to capture our humour and love for each other, and wrote the most perfect ceremony for us. So many of our guests comented on how beautiful it was, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! Before becoming a celebrant Nichola said she had previously worked within the wedding planning industry, and you can definitely tell! She made some lovely suggestions on how we could make our ceremony unique to us. I'm so grateful for all of her help and support, and both my husband and I have said that since the ceremony (6 months after our elopement) we actually now feel married,and that truly is thanks to Nichola."

Martin & Selina
Hedingham Castle

"Nichola is absolutely amazing, the whole process was easy, laid back and completely tailored to us. We had tons of laughter and happy tears all around, during the writing process and the ceremony itself.
We even did a hand fasting element so our children could be involved in the ceremony which all the guests said was the most beautiful thing they’ve witnessed at any wedding they have been to.
We cannot recommend Nichola and her services enough. Something to cherish for years to come and completely tailored to us, our story and our relationship. The whole process was so easy and she’s fab at keeping secrets until your big day too.
The best decision we ever made for our wedding was Nichola! Thank you so much for our amazing memories made!"

Karl & Paula
Stourton Estates

"We couldn't recommend Nichola more, our experience was friendly, smooth and professional throughout the entire process.
In order to get to know us and write a truly personalised ceremony, we had a Zoom meeting with Nichola in which she made us feel entirely comfortable and at ease, so that we could share our story and give her a feel for our true personalities. Nichola was very helpful in giving us direction and guidance on the components that make up a ceremony and how we could get the most out of her and the overall ceremony experience.
After the meeting Nichola shared a first draft with us, and she was very happy to take on board any thoughts we had on this. She was very responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the process.
On the day Nichola was superb from pre-ceremony and throughout, meeting with us and our guests, explaining what's going to happen, and being a very friendly and comforting presence. Our guests loved how personalised and engaging it was and as the bride and groom we couldn't have been happier with how it went!"

Max & Gaby
East Anglia Museum of Life

"Nichola is calming, professional and a natural. She was communicative and instructive from the beginning, helping answer all our questions as we lead up to the big day. She conducted the service with clarity and vigour. It was very special to work with her."

Charles & Lexi
Bain View

"We just want to say a huge thank you to you for conducting the most beautiful wedding ceremony for us both on the beautiful sunny day that it was! We are truly grateful to you for taking the time to understand our needs and for working so hard to make our day so special. We shall treasure these memories for the rest of our lives and are really happy that we chose you as a celebrant to bring this all together.
We wish you all the best for the future and send our utmost gratitude to you."

Simon & Nilu
The Graduate Hotel, Cambridge

"If you're looking for a personal, professional yet traditional ceremony... look no further. BOOK NICHOLA NOW! Honestly, we were surprised at the amount of guests who took their time to come and tell us how perfect the ceremony was - funny, sweet, romantic and honest. It was everything we didn't realise we wanted and Nichola helped us to navigate the way completely. She met with us, to get to know us and it was an instant connection. We felt comfortable and could talk honestly about our journey together to getting married. She listened to everything we said (and some things we'd forgotten we'd spoken about during our chat) and turned this into an incredible ceremony, that we can't wait to watch again in the future. Nichola stuck with us through the ups and downs of covid and postponing twice...third time lucky - we're so glad we had her patience and support throughout this time. On the day, I didn't even think to worry about the ceremony, as I knew Nichola had it completely under control and I was completely right. She came to greet me with open arms and it was obvious she was just as happy (and relieved!) our day was finally happening. She dressed professionally, guided us through with ease - letting us know what we needed to do gently (including its okay to hold hands ha!) We absolutely adored our personal ceremony and wouldn't have wished to have had it any other way. Thank you so much, Nichola - you made our day just perfect."

Owen & Amy
Villiers B

"We had Nichola attend our wedding in October as our celebrant and we couldn’t have been happier with the service offered. From the very beginning Nichola was friendly and prompt in her responses. She took time to get to know both dominc and i as a couple, about our friends, families and beloved pets and created a ceremony that was totally unique to us. She provided us with lots of laughs during the ceremony and it is one we will remember forever. Thank you, Nichola for being part of our special day. "

Leigh & Dominic
Teybrook Orchard

"Nichola was just perfect for our wedding day. We had so many compliments on the service saying how unique it was. It was a great balance of serious and funny which was exactly what we were after. Nichola took the time to get to know us before writing the script and pretty much got it all spot on on the first draft. Nichola gave us great advice and really delivered something special and we cannot thank her enough for it."

Lauren & Ollie
Chalkney Water Meadows

"From the moment we met Nichola we knew she would be the perfect celebrant for our wedding ceremony. Her fun and bubbly personality was exactly what we were looking for. We asked Nichola to plan an interfaith Jewish/Christian ceremony and boy did she deliver! Nichola planned the PERFECT service, which was filled with so much love, laughter and a few tears (happy ones of course!) Nichola took so much time to get to know us and our story and the ceremony reflected that perfectly - serious where it needed to be but so much fun! We highly recommend her 🙂 Nichola - you’re amazing and we cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work! Love The Cooper’s x"

James & Victoria
Great Lodge

"Nichola was absolutely fabulous from the first moment we got in touch with her! After a face to face meeting and a long chat about our relationship story, Nichola wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us, with a few laughs in there as well! It was exactly what we wanted, truly personal and it really reflected us as a couple. Throughout all the postponements due to Covid, Nichola was so helpful and always reachable, and it was incredible to finally stand in front of all our family and friends and hear Nichola’s ceremony come to life – such a special moment! So many of our guests commented on the ceremony and it really set the tone of the day – I would 100% recommend a celebrant led wedding! Nichola also gave us a beautiful pouch with a printed copy of the ceremony and our promises, which is such a lovely extra touch. Thank you for everything!"

David & Georgia
The Railway Barn

"From only one meeting, Nichola incorporated everything we wanted our ceremony to be. It was so personal and all of our guests were captivated with her style and were engaged throughout the ceremony. We couldn’t be happier with what Nichola did on our big day and we can only encourage every soon to be married couple to book her. She’s the best!"

Richie & India
Whatton Hall, Nottinghamshire

"Finding a celebrant can be a difficult challenge for such a special occasion, however Nichola was brilliant! After meeting her only once she was able to write a beautiful ceremony for our wedding and really captured the type of people we were. We had a few months of delay due to the pandemic, but Nichola remained in touch throughout and allowed us to change the ceremony as required. I would definitely recommend her services and would encourage others to consider a celebrant for their wedding ceremony! "

Sam & Mel
Maison Talbooth

"What can I say.. If you are looking for a Celebrant then look no further. Nichola is absolutely fantastic! Communications leading up to our day were amazing. Nichola goes above and beyond to get to know you as a couple, that when it comes to the Ceremony you feel you have known her for for such a long time. She makes you feel calm and comfortable and makes the Ceremony so so personal. Everyone on our day said it was one of the best Ceremonies they have ever heard because Nichola really told our story. Nichola created such a magical experience for us and we just want to do it all over again! Thank you so much "

Alex & Hannah

"We genuinely can't recommend and thank Nichola enough! From the moment we met her, (even virtually) you could tell that she was exactly what we wanted for our wedding day, someone who was - warm, funny, engaging, and organised. We loved how she wanted to make ceremony about us, our journey and our lives together, but allowed our guests to come on that journey too. Everything was written up well in advance so we knew exactly what would be said on the day, and that we were comfortable with all the little anecdotes brought up during our catch ups. There were so many little helpful bits and pieces she provided along the way that we hadn't considered, like sample readings, vows, draft scripts and general advice for timings. As the day came, everything went perfectly - Nichola put us both at ease and we had so much fun. So many of our guests came up to us throughout the day and commented on how wonderful the ceremony was (in no small part down to Nichola) we honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much Nichola for all the help along the way! If you are considering having a celebrant led wedding then Nichola is your perfect choice."

Stefan & Sabrina
Parklands, Quendon Hall

"When we met Nichola we just knew instantly that she was the right celebrant to perform our beautiful ceremony. We did virtual meetings due to restrictions but Nichola made everything so easy and she completely understood us straight away. The ceremony was incredible and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. All of our friends and family commented afterwards to say it was the most personable ceremony they had ever been too, which made it even more special for us. We couldn’t recommend Nichola more. She simply is the best"

Yoh & Emma
The West Mill

"We had the pleasure of having Nichola as our Celebrant at our Wedding in July 2021. Right from the initial booking enquiry through to our Wedding day, we had the best experience. We felt confident after our first meeting that we were in safe hands and we had made a great choice. Nichola was very attentive, efficient, polite and professional. Nichola took the time to get to know myself and my husband prior to our Wedding which reflected in the amazing words she wrote for our Ceremony. Nichola was able to encapsulate our relationship and how we met. She was able to make everyone smile, laugh and cry (happy tears!). My Mum unfortunately passed away before my husband and I got married, so Nichola suggested that we include my Mum within the Ceremony words and to light a candle for her. This was a real special touch and I felt my Mum was right by my side. We can’t thank Nichola enough for making our day so special. We even received a beautifully bound booklet of our Ceremony words that we can keep forever. We highly recommend!"

Lauren & Laurence
Hedingham Castle

"Just wanted to pop a message to say a massive thank you for helping make our big day, the best day ever! Everyone said it was the best ceremony they’ve ever seen, and we agree too. We loved the mix of the formal side with all the laughs and our story too. We wouldn’t have changed anything- even the rain!"

Amy & Dan
Chalkney Water Meadows

"What an amazing day, we all say it but Nichola made our day so personal and special. She took the time to get to know us and listen to our stories. After such a hard year and so much uncertainty Nichola made us all relax and laugh alot. I also thank her for organising us all x"

Shane & Julie
Hall Farm, Ashby -cum-Fenby

"We got married in September 2021 as we had to cancel our plans due to Covid in 2020. We decided to opt for a Celebrant to give us more flexibility with the ceremony and hopefully make it more personal. Nichola from Bespoke Celebrant Ceremonies came to meet us in our home at our convenience and discussed with us our plans for the ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and to learn about our family and relationship so she could incorporate this into our ceremony. She then wrote a beautiful personal ceremony and sent to us for our approval. We didn’t have to change anything as it was everything we had hoped for. We had confidence on the day of the ceremony that everything would go smoothly having previously met Nichola. The ceremony was beautiful and emotional as it was so personal. We would highly recommend Nichola for that special touch for your ceremony and we had lots of compliments on how nice the ceremony was from our guests. Our heartfelt thanks to Nichola."

Andy & Bridget
Pontlands Park

"We booked Nichola as the celebrant for a vow renewal ceremony on our 20th wedding anniversary and can't get over how special and lovely the occasion was. We both commented afterwards that we were much more 'in the moment' this time and able to hear what was said and take it in whereas our wedding day was a blur. The ceremony was also much more personal and meaningful than our original wedding ceremony and being able to incorporate our daughters made it even more special. It was a real pleasure working with Nichola, she is very easy to talk to, enthusiastically incorporated our ideas, made fantastic suggestions and went above and beyond on the actual day to ensure everything was perfect."

Jim & Jo
Browning Bros

"Nichola was great and created a ceremony which was very much suited to us as a couple. We had lots of great feedback from the guests of how personalised and unique it was - so a big thank you."

Jimmy & Rachel
Crown Hall Farm 

"Just wanted to send an email to say thank you, you made our ceremony so personal and everything we had hoped for!

Everyone complimented you and couldn’t believe how special you made it.

Thank you so much from us both ❤️"

Craig & Marita

"A big heartfelt thank you to Nichola for making our wedding ceremony so incredibly special. I've just read back the script you left for us and it's still making me cry!

Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great Nichola was. There weren't many dry eyes I think!

Thank you so much for getting to know us and giving us a ceremony that was so personal and unique.

We had such a wonderful day celebrating and it was everything we hoped it would be."

Becky & John

"Hi Nichola, just wanted to drop you a note and say massive thank you for running such a lovely service on our wedding day. It was so beautiful and emotional ... Worth the wait!"

Alkay & Anita

"I didn't get to speak with you yesterday at India and Richies wedding but I am Indias Mum. Can I just say a huge heartfelt thank you for the wonderful ceremony you did, it was so personal and meaningful and your genuine interest and passion in the ceremony and them really was evident. So thank you."

Whatton Hall, Nottinghamshire

"We cannot thank Nichola enough for making our wedding ceremony so uniquely perfect for us! The idea of a wedding celebrant was new to us and as we found out more, it turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Nichola was wonderful, organised and reassuring. She so patiently took us through the process of writing a script and though we kept some of the traditional elements, it made it so special to incorporate more about us and our unity and Nichola helped to bring this together beautifully. Thank you Nichola for bringing such positivity to our day and for doing all of this during COVID."

Baldev & Davinder

"Nichola is a truly wonderful celebrant! She made our wedding ceremony into the most special, personal and beautifully touching service. From our first meeting I knew that she understood the type of ceremony we wanted and she pitched it perfectly. She was brilliant at helping us formulate our ideas by listening to our thoughts and by sharing her own ideas and suggestions for the ceremony. The service on the day was relaxed, full of laughter and completely unique. Many of our guests have since told us how they had been converted to having a ceremony like ours and I would recommend Nichola to all of them."

Charlotte & George

"I was in full wedding mode when I found Nichola's website online. I had looked at a couple of other websites online but Nichola’s really appealed to me. She seemed very warm and kind and she was exactly that! We got in contact and arranged to meet up locally to talk about how my HUSBAND (its still new and I’m still excited) and I met. When we met Nichola we instantly felt comfortable and in a way felt like we had known her for a long time. I really trusted her to be a part of our ceremony as we all got along so well. We were sent a draft of the script and all details were confirmed in good time. Even the last minute details were not a problem. She really listened to us and our story. Everything was so easy. I am thankful for that as wedding planning is the most stressful thing I have ever had to do. The big day finally came, Nichola made the effort to come up to my room and make sure I was ok and re-assure me that everything was on track. She has a very calming way about her. I really couldn't imagine anyone else performing our ceremony We are SO glad that we found her. I would recommend Nichola to anyone and everyone who wants a kind, funny and lovely lady to be a part of their big day. She really knows what she is doing and we have had so many compliments on how personal our service was. Even the deaf old dears at the back could hear her haha! Thank you again. "

Liam & Jane
Gosfield Hall

"Nichola was the celebrant at my friends wedding last year. She was absolutely amazing, made the Bride & Groom feel at ease at a time when nerves truly kick in! Her mannerism was wonderful and her voice was clear, even us Mums at the back row holding all the squirming kids could hear all the words. Lovely ceremony and we will be using her in the future for sure!"


"When my second daughter told me of her plan to marry in the garden instead of in church, I was not pleased. My first daughter had married in the local church. I had married in church. This concept was not one I was familiar with - I didn’t think it would feel like a proper wedding. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. We met with Nichola and went through the ceremony and gradually we put together a really personal and original wedding service that everyone has said was the highlight of the day. Charlotte walked down the aisle with her father to “Here comes the sun’, we sang a couple of songs with Charlottes Uncle leading the singing with the guitar, her brother sang with a friend while they signed the register, we had a lovely reading from her sister, and a friend of George wrote and recited a poem about them. Nichola lead the ceremony with warmth and humour and the whole thing was just magical. I’m not trying to suggest this is better than a church wedding - but it is an amazing alternative for people who dont want a religious ceremony. "

Sue, Mother of the Bride

"From the first chat Nichola was warm and enthusiastic. She clearly has a passion for making ceremonies just what the couple want. We wanted a relaxed service (where our children could be children) with some of the formalities of vows and a ring exchange. We also wanted to incorporate a Naming Ceremony for our daughter while we had all of our loved ones in one place. Nichola came to our house (twice actually as I had double booked myself the first time), and spent a lot of time getting know us as a couple. This as it happens was the most important part, she took the time and really found out what we wanted our day to be. She was patient with all of the last minute tweaks, on the day she was absolutely professional whilst also being very approachable and putting us at ease. Thankyou Nichola for everything and delivering our perfect ceremony"

Simon & Sally
Hedingham Castle

"We chose Nichola to be our celebrant for our 20th wedding anniversary in which we renewed our vows. She did an amazing job in preparing and delivering the service. Nichola was also very flexible and supportive in the run up and during the occasion. Guests commented on how professional she was. We would strongly recommend Nichola."

Simon & Lorna
Braintree Golf Club

"My husband and I would like to thank Nichola for making our Ceremony personal, loving, funny - basically everything we wanted. Nichola met us to get to know us and our story and implemented this into our script. Thank you so much Nichola, you made it all seem so easy and put us both at ease. Our Ceremony was perfect - thank you for being a part of that. I would recommend you all day long!"

Jay & Katie
Tey Brook Orchard

"Nichola was amazing from the moment we first emailed and then when we met even better. We didn’t really have any idea what we wanted or what was to be done during the Ceremony, so she guided us through what to say and when. The Ceremony itself was beautiful and everyone one loved how personal it was, there were laughs when we messed up our lines! Even though there was a very last minute change on the day you wouldnt have known as it went just as smoothly. I loved that Nichola presented us with our script so we can always remember what was said and our vows to each other and if I ever need to remind my husband.. I have it in writing! Thankyou so much for making our day the best it could have been."

Stewart & Mollie
Tey Brook Orchard

"I can’t praise Nichola enough for everything she did for us for our wedding. As soon as you meet Nichola you immediately feel comfortable, she such a welcoming person. We loved her words for our Ceremony, having a Celebrant makes the whole thing feel more personal and Nichola definitely delivered. Nichola is more than a Celebrant, she really gets involved and will do anything she can to make your day special which she definitely did for us. We can’t recommend her enough, thank you so much"

Ivan & Lindsay

"I could not recommend Nichola more, she was brilliant. From the beginning she totally understood us and got the right stories to tell. Everybody on our wedding day said what a lovely personal ceremony it was and how great she was. She kept us both at ease and was just fantastic."

Dale & Heather
The Railway Barn

"I can’t recommend Nichola highly enough, she was amazing! She took time to meet us and get to know us to write a ceremony that was personal to us. She made suggestions on things that we hadn’t even thought of which was such a great help and made the whole thing run smoothly. We loved the ceremony, we laughed throughout which we loved as it wasn’t so formal and we felt so much love. I was a bit worried that I’d be really nervous and not enjoy the ceremony part just wanting to get it over with but the fact that we had met you before made it so much more relaxed. Thank you so much Nichola, it was just perfect!"

Heather & Gary
Chalkney Water Meadows

"Nichola was so friendly yet professional during our first initial meeting with her. It was a nice touch that she met us and got to know our story as a couple before we started planning the ceremony. It brought back a lot of memories for us and our 12 years of being together. Nichola was always on hand whether it was by e-mail or phone with little tweaks we wanted to make and she really helped personalise our ceremony so on the day it really flowed. On the day she made us feel at ease and we felt really calm around her. We didn’t want a very serious or soppy ceremony so it was nice that we had a few giggles throughout. The sun was shining which made it even more perfect, we couldn’t of asked for more! Thankyou so much Nichola x"

Scott & Hollie
Chalkney Water Meadows

"We couldn't have asked for a more personable Celebrant. We felt immediately at ease when we first met and knew we had made the right decision to have Nichola take charge of our big day. She took the time to make our ceremony personal to us, with just the right amount of humour and sentiment. We would not hesitate to recommend Nichola! Thank you for doing an amazing job!"

Malcolm & Aimee
The Rose Barn

"Just wanted to reach out and say a huge thank you for the weekend! Everyone raved about how personal and emotional the ceremony was, and that’s all thanks to you! We’re so sorry about the falling 15ft tee pee and putting your life at risk, but we hope you found it as hilarious as we did! It was so lovely to meet you and we wish you all the best for the future."

Mark & Clare
The Railway Barn

"Our wedding venue gave us Nichola`s contact details with a very positive feedback from her as Celebrant. Our venue was right……..Nichola was absolutely amazing. Asking about our stories and some details from our relationship so she can make the script tailored to us. She kept in touch with us and kept us updated, we felt the whole ceremony was about us, our life and about our love. From the first time I met Nichola we did not feel any distance, she was really helpful and we felt we chose the right person. I would like to recommend her as a celebrant for anybody, because they will get a really bespoke and lovely ceremony. I would like to say a huge “thank you” to Nichola helping make our wedding a truly unique experience, we will remember this day for all our life. Thank you, Nichola!!"

Balaz & Pei-Chun
Down Hall

"We were very pleased with the time Nichola took to,get to know us, thus providing a very personalised ceremony on the day. Nichola was professional, friendly and flexible throughout the whole process. She managed to put us at ease on the day and fill us with confidence. Thank you so much. "

Karen & Sal
Downham Hall

"Wow! Thank you so much Nichola for being key in our magical day. You really were amazing and helped take our day to another level performing such a wonderfully personal ceremony for both Simon and myself in our beautiful pub garden. Without you we wouldn't have achieved such an extraordinary day. You helped and encouraged us to us take our already mad ideas and turn them into reality and really took time to get to know us both as individuals and as a couple, which shone through the whole ceremony - we couldn't have asked for more!

We would highly recommend you to everyone. Not only are you professional but it is clear that you truly love what you do. You bring the best out of couples and you were inspirational in helping to create what was the most important day of our lives. Pairing you with our ferris wheel, fire eaters, stilt walkers and musical backdrop was the best decision we ever made, you were funny and calming and even encouraged Simon to think he was funnier than he already thought!

Thank you always."

Simon & Samantha
The Plough, Great Chestorford

"We got in contact with Nichola as the registrars in Essex were unavailbe for our wedding date. It seems that fate had intervened as this was possibly one of the best things about our wedding. We got a bespoke service written for myself and Ryan telling our love story which truly touched everyone who attended. Nichola was great for point of contact, responded well to any communication and let us tweak any drafts to the service until we were 100% happy. We would highly recommend her."

Ryan & Brogan
Hedingham Castle

"Having chosen a venue that didnt have a license for our Wedding Ceremony, we decided to hire an Independent Celebrant to marry us. Nichola was recommended to us and we are so glad she was. Right from the first meeting Nichola made us feel at ease and really took the time to get to know us as a family and how our lives had got us to the point we are now. We chose to have a relaxed festival style wedding and I was nervous in the planning stage as to how the day would flow. Nichola, no matter the time of day, would answer any questions or worries I had and completely eliminated any stress I was feeling. On the wedding day everything flowed perfectly. Her delivery was not only controlled and direct but also hilariously funny. Throughout the Ceremony everyone was hanging off her every word and she had us all in tears of laughter and emotion, all in the right places. We can't thank you enough for starting our day so perfectly."

Greg and Rebecca
Chalkney Water Meadows

"After hours searching online and asking many friends for celebrant recommendations we finally found Nichola’s website. Immediately we got some really good vibes and were filled with hope that we’d found our celebrant. Once the date was set, deposit paid and formals out the way, Nichola took some time at our venue to hear about our journey together so far. We received our ceremony first draft and were told to make as many changes as we wanted to suit us, we made none. Every detail was picked from our conversation and it flowed beautifully. Nichola was easy to communicate with and had lots of ideas along the way. All our guests commented on how personal and lovely our ceremony was. We will definately be recommending Nichola in the future!"

Josh & Holly
Church House Farm

"Nichola is such a lovely lady, she did everything and more that we asked of her for our ceremony. She has such a talent for getting to know and understand your background and lives, making her ceremonies personal on every level. We cannot recommend Nichola highly enough. Thank you so much"

John & Megan
Shore Farm

"My husband and I would like to thank you for such a wonderful Ceremony. It truly was personal to us on the day. Everyone commented that it was one of the best wedding celebrations they had been to with lots of emotional aspects. it was fantastic"

Stephen & Samantha
Houchins Wedding Venue

"Nichola was genuine and kind, great qualities for a marriage celebrant to be and more! Our wedding was the most magical day in which our wedding ceremony was made very special by Nichola. I would recommend anyone looking to get married to get in touch with her to be apart of your special day"

Martin & Helena
Hedingham Castle

"We would personally like to thank Nichola for adding to our special occasion. From our first meeting to the last goodbye the service we were given was a perfect mix of personal and professional. Couldn’t have asked for more and would highly recommend"

Dan & Jade
Houchins Wedding Venue

"I can’t praise this lovely lady enough. From our first meeting it was so relaxed and friendly and you could have a fun time chatting but still very professional. Our Ceremony was perfect and captured mine and my husbands personality and character to a tee. Nichola made us so at ease and I would highly recommend her services. Thank you for making our special day fabulous!"

Brian & Kerry
Richwill Barn

"When we first sat down with Nichola straight away we felt extremely comfortable and knew we would like her perform our ceremony. The words she wrote and said expressed our love for each other, friends and families perfectly! Nichola made our day truly special."

Nick & Ali

"Nichola was a fantastic celebrant for us. From the initial meetings to getting our first draft for the ceremony through we really felt like Nichola cared and understood our vibe! The ceremony was fantastic and all day guests came up to us telling us it was the most lovely and personal ceremony they had ever been to. Can’t thank her enough."

Callum & Jenny
Chalkney Water Meadows

"We hired Nichola as the Celebrant for our daughter's naming ceremony earlier this year, and it was 100% the best decision we made. She really spent time with us and got to know our Daughter who is 6 before writing the most perfect script for the ceremony itself. On the day of the event, Nichola was fantastic. She delivered the words using the perfect tone for our day - with professionalism, friendliness, and the appropriate amount of humour. She took time with members of my family and was great with the children, and many of our guests commented on how lovely she was. I would recommend Nichola in a heartbeat to anyone who needs a celebrant for any special occasion, and in fact I have done just that - several times!"

David & Nikki

"I personally just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me and my WIFE (still getting used to that), the time you took out to make our day a special, emotional and unforgettable one.
You are honestly one of the nicest people I've ever met and both me and Victoria agreed you have such an infectious energy, whenever we we're around you during all the stress of the event and everything else that was going on we just felt reassured calm and at ease and this really helped us out.
I would also like to thank you for being my shoulder to lean on when I became a shambles on the day you really really helped me get through it and I really appreciate it. I always say good things come to good people so all I can wish for you is good health and happiness in the future. Thank you again from me and Victoria"

Dean & Victoria
Stock Brook Country Club

“Nichola was excellent throughout our whole wedding experience. At the start, she took the time to meet us and get to know about our background and how our story began. She took away the whole mess of details we excitedly blurted out to her, and put together a very thoughtful and individual service.
She invited thoughts and feedback on her work, and gave us a number of great suggestions for the day.
On the wedding day itself, Nichola was there at the start to ease Robin's nerves and was a calm and confident guide throughout the process.
We really benefited from her experience of the venue and of the other people involved, and it all went far more smoothly than we expected!! She delivered the ceremony itself beautifully and we can't thank her enough! It was a truly great day and we would recommend Nichola to anyone"

Robin & Jules
Hedingham Castle

“Nichola, the ceremony was perfect. Just what we wanted, personal, relaxed and funny and it was so important and lovely to us both to see a friendly face at the end of the aisle.
We've had so many nice comments from our guests all saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
We really and truly can't thank you enough”

Mike & Catherine
Houchins Wedding Venue

“We cannot recommend Nichola highly enough! Nichola organised the naming ceremony of our twins, Rosie and Oliver (7 years old) She combined professionalism, with a personal and caring approach to deliver a genuinely bespoke ceremony which will live in our memories for a very long time.
Nichola started the process by asking us for background information about the children and our family history and quickly put together a first draft of the ceremony. This was then edited and enhanced over the next few weeks, with Nichola showing great patience and attention to detail.
Nichola took the time on the day to build a rapport with our children, our family and friends and was unflappable despite the added pressure of most of our guests being delayed by traffic problems on the M25.
Nichola is one of the most warm and genuine people we have ever met, and she truly loves what she does - whatever the occasion she will be able to combine your own ideas, with her own touches of creativity and inspiration to come up with the perfect ceremony”

James & Toni Chalmers Smith
Down Hotel & Spa

"We couldn't have been luckier finding Nichola to be our Celebrant. As we live in Australia Nichola sent us a questions to answer. As we answered the questions we got an image of how we wanted the service to go and Nichola did exactly that! Nichola was very accommodating. We were lucky enough to meet her in person just after Christmas and New Year and only a few days before the wedding. Nichola was very friendly and talked us through the order of service and did a great job on the day! It was a really nice, relaxed and happy service, we couldn't have asked for anymore. Thank you!"

Nathan & Sam
Leez Priory

"Nichola made me and my husband feel completely at ease from the moment we began emailing. It was even nicer when she met with us.
She was friendly, welcoming and easy to get on with. She knew exactly what to ask us and had plenty of recommendations of what we might want to include in our ceremony, which was great, as we had no idea what we were doing!
She was very clear and reassuring of the process we had to go through including helping us on the day of the wedding. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!"

Mike & Emily
Leez Priory

“It was everything and beyond, we were so pleased with everything and couldn’t have wished for anything more. Thank you so much for making it so perfect for us, you made us both feel at ease from our very first meeting and we knew we were in safe hands. Everything you did was highly professional throughout but also intimate to us and our families making it so special for our day. We will of course highly recommend you to anyone we hear of that needs a service of any type. Thank you for everything.”

Adam & Kelly
Chalkney Water Meadows

“Nichola made our special day start off with nothing but memories, laughter and happiness to celebrate our love for each other. Over the two meetings we had with her, she got to know us as a couple and incorporated what she saw into the Ceremony. It was an intimate event and it felt as though we had known her for ages. We wouldn't of had it any other way! She dressed the part and spoke confidently throughout the ceremony. A big thank you for making our day start off with a bang (and a few tears of joy!). Nichola orchestrated the Ceremony to perfection, going down to the fine details of table settings for the candle lighting Ceremony which was beautifully laid out.”

Morgan & Fahmina
Down Hall Hotel & Spa

“Nichola did a wonderful job as our celebrant and we couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. Everything was done perfectly! Nichola made us feel at ease from the off set, and she created a beautifully personal and unique ceremony for us. My Husband and I would highly recommend Nichola as a celebrant, and would like to sincerely thank her for making our wedding so perfect”

Brendan & Charlotte
Hedingham Castle


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