Recent Client Reviews
Sincere, professional and trustworthy
I knew exactly who I was looking for when I reached out for a celebrant. I wanted someone with presence, who would speak clearly and with feeling and someone who could manage a potentially feisty crowd. That is exactly who I got in Richard. But I also got someone who was 100% trustworthy, who made the effort to understand what we wanted, who wrote a beautiful, sincere service that totally reflected who we are and our 20 year journey.
Our guests all commented on how personal, sincere, touching and funny our service was. And Richard had a total grip of the proceedings from the moment he arrived to the moment he left. He made sure everyone knew what they were doing beforehand so the service was flawless.
Thank you Richard.
Sarah and Mark Newland Hall, Chelmsford.
Firstly I just wanted to apologise for not getting to speak with you straight after the ceremony we we’re just whooshed away into a bubble of excitement. Onto my second point I wanted to thank you for doing such a fantastic job.
Honestly all my guests afterwards were saying how brilliant and effortless the ceremony and vows ran and how welcoming and professional you were.
You were just so at ease and in turn made both myself and Stephen at ease. I was smiling from ear to ear throughout and you just hit the nail on the head with every little detail and word we said thanks to you. Also the poems where so touching and suited us both perfectly. As soon as our photos arrive we will be sending a much more warmer thanks your way.
Rebecca & Stephen. Scrivelsby Walled Garden
Out of this world!
Where can I even start! He was amazing! The ceremony had peoples emotions up & down, it was so personal & lovely!
I can’t even begin to thank him for everything he’s done, the communication was excellent, the ceremony, everything!
He’s a really lovely person too! I'll never forget him☺️ Thank you so so much Richard! I highly, highly recommend him!
Beckie & Andre
Fitzwilliam Arms, Rotherham
Richard is a wonderful celebrant.
We had Richard Wood as our celebrant for our barn wedding. He wrote and read out a wonderful little piece about how my husband and I got together. He wrote beautiful vows for us and selected a wonderful reading for our Aunty to read.
Richard arrived early, got us all organised and delivered the whole ceremony efficiently and beautifully.
He is such a lovely person, nothing was too much trouble. Richard looked very smart, immaculate and very dapper.
He got the whole wedding party revved-up, involved and motivated. If you are looking for a celebrant, don't go to anyone else, book Richard, and you will have a great ceremony
We both wanted to thank you for overseeing our wedding day, which really did exceed our expectations and was the most special of days that we had hoped for. Your preparations leading up to the ceremony were exemplary, and the guidance you provided on the content, timing and delivery of the service meant that everything included was bespoke and personal to us, our families, and friends.
Specific acknowledgment of members of our families who are no longer with us, and in particular my nephew, Andrew, was noted by our family as being especially poignant.
Our guests have commented on what was included in the order of service and in particular the poems you recited, and a number have asked if we could share them.
We couldn’t have hoped for anything more - and we thank you again for your professionalism and expertise in helping us have such a wonderful day - our Celebration Day!
All the best
Ian and Bal
Went down a treat!
I hope you are well,
Helena and I would just like to say a massive thank you for all your help in making our day at newton hall so special!
You are absolutely fantastic at what you do, your performance at the wedding reception went down a treat!
We've just added a review, we are just waiting on the proper pictures that Sarah took, once we have those we will send you a couple over of the ceremony.
Again thank you for everything!
Mr & Mrs Bagga
Celebrant weddings are much more fun!
We can’t thank you enough for all the efforts and personal touches that you put into our ceremony, from our point of view you captured our story, couple and chemistry perfectly 😊
Our guests all enjoyed the ceremony too and you received many compliments on how it was delivered.
Thank you for being so adaptable to our wishes and requests, we feel sorry for everyone who guest married via standard wedding practices as celebrant weddings are so much more fun! 😀
We had prepared some cookies to give to you as a thank you present but you left before we had the chance to hand them over… so now we will have to eat them on our flight to Mauritius instead 😅 (we will spare a thought for you as we eat them)
Please know that you made us a very happy couple 😊
Good luck with the house project and with the dogs!
All the best,
David & Rachel
I just wanted to email on behalf of Ollie and I to say a HUGE thank you for being our celebrant at the wedding. I cannot tell you how wonderful you were and all of our guests loved you too.
You made us feel so comfortable and we honestly had the best time ever. Still on cloud nine!
I've attached a few of the preview pictures we've had through from the ceremony :)
Big thanks again and have a lovely summer!
Beth and Ollie x
With love and gratitude
To say Rich was a delight is a complete understatement.
Right from the very first message Rich’s warmth shone through. We had a good idea of the type of celebrant we wanted. Someone who delivered kindness, gravity, and with a wry smile in the right places. Rich has these qualities by the bucketload, along with many more!
Rich was a delight to work with....
All our best,
Stephen & Heather
Ponden Mill, Keighley
Magical and Special
We had our wedding on 16th of September 2022 and just wanted to say how amazing Richard was and services he provided to us.
He made our day so special and personalised it couldn't be any better. From start he went above and beyond to make it about us. We had our zoom calls where he found out about us, about how we met and also suggested a beautiful love lock ceremony which made it so magical. We loved everything about it.
He also did a singing after ceremony which our guests enjoyed it so much!!!! They even thought it's a record player haha 😄 I can highly recommend his service as I know he can make it magical and special for future brides and grooms.
Anastasija & Jackson Whitley Hall Hotel.
Charlotte & Tom
We apologise, first of all, that this email has taken so long to get to you. We still seem to be on cloud 9 since our wedding day - not sure when we’ll come back down to Earth!
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful ceremony - it was the perfect start to our special day and better than we ever hoped it could be. We had so many guests of ours comment on how fantastic it all was and how great you were! So truly, thank you!
Loads of love Charlotte & Tom.
Naomi & Zak
We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us create the most amazing, funny, heartfelt and personal ceremony for our wedding.
It was perfect. We have had lots of comments from guests who thought you were incredible and the ceremony extra special and we agree!
Thank you so much.
Naomi & Zak.
Arkham Hall, Penrith
An amazing day with a fabulous ceremony
Well where do we start!
We were let down by not having an official registrar, however this ended up being a blessing in disguise as we ended up meeting Richard and he delivered a ceremony filled with love, laughter and remembering those not here.
People have not stopped talking about the ceremony, many thanks to Richard for the meticulous planning and the thought which went into the readings.
The ceremony made a cracking start to an amazing day
David & Leanne, Dorfold Hall, Nantwich.
Richard is an absolute star! When we were looking for a celebrant who would host our wedding ceremony, we talked to a few different people but Richard really understood us and talked us through everything. He was not only an outstanding celebrant but a genuinely nice guy who helped us when planning our wedding and offered help when we wanted to write our own vows, even bringing a copy of them to the ceremony in case we forgot ours.
We just wanted to say that the ceremony he did for us was excellent! Every guest said how incredible it was and how perfectly it matched us.
If you need a celebrant, Richard is definitely a superstar and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Amy & Dane, Rushpool Hall, Saltburn.
Loved by all!
Richard was absolutely fantastic. He was brilliant at not only writing but at conducting the ceremony. So many guests commented on how great Richard was and where did we find such a gem.
From the communication beforehand to the actual ceremony, Richard was able to put us at ease which fitted in with our relaxed wedding vibe. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Thank you so much for an utterly fabulous ceremony!
Sophie & Jamie.
The Pumping Station, Cropston.
Jake & Beam
We’d both just like to say a massive thank you.
The ceremony was amazing! All our guest complimented how lovely it was.
Our love story at the beginning added a really nice personal touch. You helped both of us calm our nerve's. It set the tone for the rest of our amazing day!
Thank you so much for everything
Jake & Beam (Mr & Mrs Wilson)
Raven Hall Hotel
We couldn't be happier!
Richard was our celebrant for a vow renewal in Aug 2022, from the first time we engaged with him earlier in the year, until the day of the ceremony, he was so helpful, friendly and involved with our event.
He really took on board what we told him, to craft a custom ceremony that was tailored to us and felt so personal and heart felt. He helped us create custom vows that were so far above what we could have done alone and made them so special.
On the day he was warm, engaging, and everyone without fail loved his personality and style.
We couldn't be happier with his work, and would highly recommend him if you are looking for a personal, friendly, and above all professional celebrant for your wedding.
Chris & Tamara, Lumley Castle.
Funny and Romantic.
Just wanted to send you a quick email to say a huge thank you for officiating our wedding yesterday.
Your service was incredible and we had so much fun with something I was dreading.
Especially when you pranked my father in law, his face was an absolute picture.
Everyone said how wonderful your service was. It was funny, romantic and just incredible.
We've really enjoyed ourselves
You're absolutely amazing at what you do.
Thank you so much again
Mr and Mrs Cairney 💕
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