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Laura and Luke
9th October 2021
Higher Eggbeer, Devon

“It is hard to put into words how incredible Fan is. As soon as we met her we knew that a Celebrant led ceremony was the way to go. She created a script that was so personal and accurate that people thought we had written it ourselves! She picked up on all the hilarious, cute and even embarrassing parts of our relationship and turned it into what most of our guests have described as ‘the best ceremony they have ever been to’. Laughter, tears and memories that will last us a lifetime. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you xx”
“We can’t recommend Fan more highly!

The ceremony that she crafted for us was everything that we wanted it to be and so much more.

When we read the first draft of our script, there was laughter and (happy) tears in equal measure, and that’s how we hoped it would be received by our guests. It absolutely was.

So many of our guests commented on how fabulous Fan was, and how much they loved the ceremony. Many said that it was the best wedding service they’d ever been to, and I genuinely believe that they were being absolutely sincere in saying so. One of our guests assumed that we were friends, given our rapport during the ceremony – a testament to Fan’s amazing ability to connect with us and capture our story so beautifully.

Thank you Fan! x”

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Richard Boyd and Richard Cole
19th September 2021
Higher Wiscombe, Devon

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Eline and Thomas
18th September 2021
“at home”

“We just wanted to send a message to say thank you so so much for making Saturday the most perfect day. Everyone said how beautiful and meaningful the service was. It was us completely and you carried it so so well. It was special seeing you there with Tom after getting to know you over the last two years and I can’t imagine having done it any other way. Thank you so so much again, it was perfect. ”
“Having not known what a celebrant was before our wedding, we now can’t ever think any other way we would have wanted our ceremony. It was so personalised to us but with traditional elements which we wanted. We had complete flexibility over our ceremony and we would never have had that in a church or with a registrar. Fan was amazing from start to finish. She took so much time to get to know us as a couple and captured our storey perfectly. Every single guest commented on how wonderful and unique our ceremony was and it enabled us to have our family friends written in it too. It was so special. Thank you!”

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Sam and Dan
21th August 2021
Deer Park, Honiton, Devon

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Rozelia and Stephen
11th August 2021
Rockbeare Manor, Devon

“Having a wedding celebrant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Fan took the time to get to know us and more importantly learn about our love story. Fan created a personalised ceremony which captured the essence of our relationship perfectly.

Having been legally married in November 2020 during COVID restrictions with only a few family members in attendance, I can honestly say that having a wedding celebrant conduct our bigger wedding in August 2021 was 10 times better. We really enjoyed our ceremony as did our friends and family.

Thank you so much Fan!”

“Fan was just simply amazing from start to finish and we cannot recommend her enough! At first we were so apprehensive about having our legal ceremony separately, but I am so glad we did! Having Fan’s ceremony so personalised and special, without restrictions, made it all the more special. Fan is a wonderful talented lady who added her own fun, personality and vivacious flare to our ceremony and it truly reflected us as a couple. She was so helpful in the lead up to the wedding and we felt she genuinely cared about investing in our story and this added so much more than we could have hoped for our ceremony. We loved our mini handfasting and ring warming ceremonies, adding special moments for us and our families to treasure. We cannot thank her enough.”

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Jade and Will
24th July 2021
Brickhouse Vineyard, Devon

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Rob and Emily
22nd July 2021
The Ned, London

“We decided to go with a celebrant for our wedding because we wanted a truly personalised ceremony that was both traditional and fun. From the moment we met Fan on a zoom call in the midst of lockdown, we knew instantly she was the perfect fit for us, it’s like we’d known her all our lives and we instantly had to ensure she was apart of our day. Fan made us so excited for our wedding despite the trials we had through cancellations in 2020. Through date and venue changes, Fan rolled with it effortlessly and was a wonderful support throughout.

We sat down with her in our wedding venue 3 months out so she could get all the notes she needed for our script – it was a wonderful afternoon and a great experience you’ll certainly never get with a registrar. By the end of it, Fan knew us both better than most of our friends and family and when the script arrived in our inboxes we shed a tear – it was perfect, I couldn’t have written it better myself, she captured us and everything we wanted in every way.

On the day, Fan was a wonderful addition and I felt like I was walking down the aisle to a good friend. Rob and I were absolutely delighted and so was our family. My Mum and Dad still says today what a wonderful ceremony it was. Rob and I couldn’t thank you enough Fan, we’re sad our little journey with you is over but I am so excited for the couples than are yet to meet you and experience such a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Thank you so much, Emily and Rob x”

“The whole process we experienced with Fan to act as the celebrant for our wedding was wonderful and really added to the specialness of the day. Fan used a questionnaire as an ice breaker to learn more about us and our relationship and even we could only speak over zoom, we had lovely conversations with her from which she drew to write the script for our ceremony. It was really striking just how well Fan got a sense of us, and even on the first draft we felt the script was so personal and well tailored to us.

Working closely with us and our wedding planner, Fan helped us put together an exquisite ceremony on a short timeline that also included a few original elements drawing on my wife’s heritage. On the day itself Fan more than lived up to her reputation and was warm, charming and set such a great tone for the day. All our guests said how much they’d enjoyed how original the ceremony was, how they loved getting the chance to learn more about us in it and how beautiful the original elements to it had been.

For our part it was everything we had hoped it would be and felt completely perfect for us in a way we could never have had with a traditional ceremony. We’re so pleased we went with Fan and highly recommend her for making your wedding feel truly special.”

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Tom and Eve
17th July 2021
Mapperton House, Dorset

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Greg and Charley
17th and 19th June 2021
“at home”

“Fan is the perfect celebrant. We had a fantastic, unique and completely personal experience that we will never forget. Fan went to great lengths to support us throughout the wedding process and really took the time to understand us, our families and friends. She made our wedding a celebration of our history and our future together. We cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“Fan was absolutely incredible, we couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect celebrant for our big day. We wanted a really personal ceremony but for it to be fun (and funny) at the same time. Fan made it that and so much more.

When we met Fan for the first time we both knew she was the one for us. We both left the first meeting, took one look at each other and knew straight away. We then had some really fun meetings with Fan in the run up to the wedding. Discussing what we liked, didn’t like, how we met, what we love about each other, what makes us laugh, what makes us cry happy tears, everything. She was so patient and reassuring, helping us through the whole process not just the ceremony itself. Helping with ideas for any rituals, examples of vows, things we might want to keep secret for the big day, where to put people, how to stage things. We really felt like Fan took everything in to account and weaved it all in to such a special ceremony.

On the wedding day itself, Fan was brilliant and made everyone feel at ease (especially Ollie, who was a bag of nerves waiting for his bride to be!). We had a few last minute changes but nothing was ever too much. All of our guests commented on how fun and personal the wedding ceremony was. Some even said it was genuinely the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been to!

She was such a huge part of making our wedding everything we wanted it to be we cannot thank her enough.”

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Jo and Ollie
1st February 2020
Huntsham Court, Devon

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Libby and Kaan
5th October 2019
The Barn at South Milton, Devon

“Fan was 100% a fundamental part in our wedding and the planning process. We got married back in October and couldn’t have asked for a more special and personal ceremony! From our initial meeting with Fan, we felt comfortable and loved how, together, we created a truly personal wedding ceremony, and felt like it was perfect for us. We loved that we felt like we were telling ‘our story’ and getting to share that with all our friends and family on our special day was the best. Almost every person that attended our wedding commented on our ceremony and how Fan was such a fantastic celebrant! One guest even said ‘why dosent every one do it like that?!’

Fan, thank you so so much, we will remember you forever, you’re Fab! X”

“Fan you were just amazing and we are so happy we found you! From our very first FaceTime meeting it felt like you were an old friend! We trusted you immediately, told you all our secrets and you created the most touching, hilarious, heart melting and meaningful ceremony for us, talking about us as if you had known us all our lives! You had all our guests (and us) laughing one minute and in tears the next!

We will treasure the memory of our special ceremony forever.

We recommend Fan from the bottom of our hearts”

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Lorna and Danny
22nd June 2019
The Barn at South Milton, Devon

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Beatrice and Andrew
15th June 2019
Forres, Scotland

“It exceeded all our expectations of what a wedding service could be, especially for second-timers, with adult children to consider and other issues in the mix.

You were absolutely brilliant in every way, right from day one and until the very last moment at the kirk, you kept us straight, you got all the right info out of us and most importantly, you put together all our random thoughts and feelings into a beautiful, coherent and truly meaningful service for us, VERY CLEVER!

I know that everyone in the congregation felt the same, and I think you must have noticed all the over-emotional ‘lairds’ dabbing their eyes discreetly, with their less inhibited wifes in full flow and fast running out of tissues (so I’m told!). A brilliant result in my book. We have had so many compliments on the service itself that I shall gather up some of the quotes for you from the letters we’ve received, as I think you should benefit from their lovely comments too.

Thank you thank you Fan really so truly. I can’t over-emphasise how delighted we both were with the results and it all down to you. I think you really have hit in a skill and passion in this work which shines through and which you so obviously love to do.”

“We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for your role in making our wedding day so special. The ceremony was beautiful and it is a day that we will always remember. Lots of love.”

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Dan and Juliet
28th May 2019
Huntsham Court, Devon

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Jooles and Katie
7th May 2019
Ash Barton Estate

“Well, where do we start … from the very first email exchange (no lie) we just knew we were going to fall in love with this amazing lady. Her warm personality and genuine interest in us was evident from the very first ‘hello’. On the Big Day there was not a dry eye in the marquee where our beautiful ceremony was held at Ash Barton Estate. Fan wrote a script that brought love, sincerity, humour and sheer emotion into one neat package, she tied it together with her special touch and sealed it with a label that had ‘us’ written all over it. As one of our guests described, “Fan had us in the palm of her hand, she commanded the whole ceremony but never took any of the limelight. You felt like you were in a safe pair of hands at all times and her focus was never anything other than you (the couple). It was without a doubt the most beautiful ceremony I’ve ever been too.”

Fan … dear Fan … words will never convey the gratitude we have for giving us the most personal, magical and precious ceremony we could have ever imagined and dreamed of. Something we will never forget. Thank you.”

“Where to begin? Fan made our day exactly how we wanted it; laid back, funny and most importantly personal. Everyone said how amazing you were and how it was so different but one of the best ceremonies, and they could hear you at the back! You helped make our day so perfect!

Will recommend you til the cows come home.”

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Nikki and Steve
4th May 2019
Sutton Barton, Axminster, Devon (at home)

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Abbie and Luke
23rd March 2019
Rockbeare Manor

“Fan made our day with her incredible humanist ceremony. I can’t recommend her enough!
It was such a personal, emotional and funny wedding ceremony and I’m so so glad we chose to go down this route. Fan summarised our characters and relationship perfectly, and so many of our guests commented on how much they loved it.

Thank you so much Fan for making our day xxxxx”

“Just a little note and slightly belated note to say a huge thank you for all you did to make our wedding such an incredible day. It quite simply would not have been the same without you. The service was our favourite part so completely personal and utterly magic. We are so gratefully”

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Helena and Sam
16th March 2019
Rockbeare Manor, Devon

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Emily and Andy
2nd November 2018
Deer Park Country House

“Thank you so much for the wonderful service you conducted for us. You ‘got’ us perfectly and captured our story with humour and sincerity. We loved the ceremony and so many people have commented on how personal it was – all your brilliant doing.

We have such wonderful memories of the day, and thank you for being such a big part of it.”

“Fan was the most amazing wedding celebrant!! We loved having her conduct our ceremony – it was perfect.

Fan was incredible, really down to earth and she made us feel at ease right from the first time we met her, and it was as if we had known her for ages.

The ceremony was beautiful, there were tears and laughter, and our guests loved how she got everyone involved.

I would recommend Fan a millions times over! Xx”

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Kirstie and Dan
22nd September 2018
Deer Park Country House

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Joanne and Colin
14th September 2018
Canonteign Falls, Devon

“Fan was amazing from start to finish and really captured ‘us’ for the ceremony. She had people crying with laughter, and many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
We cannot thank her enough for making our ceremony so perfect, and something we will remember forever. Xx”
“We have finally stopped reeling from our amazing day, and just wanted to send you a note to say a HUGE thank you for our ceremony. It was absolutely everything we had hoped for and exactly what we had in our minds when we started planning together. It was so personal and I didn’t stop smiling throughout.

Many of our guests have mentioned to us how refreshing it was to come to a service where they weren’t already mouthing the words before they were said! They absolutely loved how it was so ‘us’, and the overwhelming comments were of how relaxed the whole thing was. I know my stress levels were kept low because you had our backs!

So thank you again, lots of love”

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Charlotte & Chris
28th July 2018
Pinhill Farm, Sidbury, Devon (at home)

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Tom and Kirsty
14th July 2018
The Barn at Barons Hill Farm, Avonwick, Devon

“What an amazing decision we made to have Fan conduct our wedding ceremony!!

From our very first meeting with Fan she made us feel at ease which then progressed right through to our wedding day. The personal touches that Fan brings to the ceremony are ones that you will treasure forever.

We have had endless comments about how amazing our ceremony was and that is thanks to Fan! Amazingly professional. We cannot thank her enough!”

“Yes, we had a blast! A truly magical day and you were fabulous. In fact, I believe Jamie our photographer said that he had never seen a wedding audience so captivated by a ceremony before. They sat completely still! So photographing them was made easy. I actually do remember hearing nothing but the flowing stream at one point.

A BIG fat thank you coming your way from both of us. And can I also say that a couple of our male friends were so moved it brought them (almost) to tears ..Men, haha!

It was a pleasure to work with you, and have you as our celebrant for our most fabulous day.”

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Rachael and Jeremy
21st July 2018
Streamcombe Farm, Dulverton Somerset

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Andy and Sarah
16th June 2018
Wonward Barton, Lamerton, Devon

“Fan performed our marriage ceremony a few weeks ago. Without a doubt we couldn’t have asked for a more lovely, helpful, professional, fun and down to earth celebrant to perform our ceremony. Our friends are still saying now it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to!! She really did make it our most special and favourite part of our day.

We cannot thank you enough… We will never forget how amazing you made it for us!!”

“We will never be able to tell you how thankful we are to you for conducting the most fantastic ceremony. It was truly the most perfect day surrounded by all our wonderful friends and family. We are so very lucky. Thank you again for being so fantastic.”

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Becky and Ran
26th May 2018
Hayne Farm, Wilmington, Devon (at home)

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Graham and Marie
11th September 2017
Larkbeare Grange, Devon

“Superb, interactive ceremony, everyone gets involved and Fan makes everyone feel relaxed. Really makes it feel it’s ‘your day’.

So many good comments, thank you!”

“Fan is a wonderfully down to earth person that made us feel like we’d been friends for ages from the moment we first spoke.

From a simple phone conversation, she crafted a beautiful ceremony reading that captured everything we wanted to express. We enjoyed her upbeat personality and our guests commented on what a lovely atmosphere was created, and how well the ceremony was conducted. We couldn’t have wished for a more wonderful ceremony or person to marry us.

Thank you Fan, you’re amazing.”

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Krista and Dan
24th July 2017
Alston Hall, Holbeton, Plymouth

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Michelle and James
24th June 2017
The Paddock, Rousden (at home)

“I honestly couldn’t have asked for more. From our very first meeting where we had no clue on the baffling world of weddings, you reassured us, you guided us, & then last weekend, you married us. You truly are one of life’s sweethearts. So if anybody is reading this trying to find your perfect celebrant… You need look no further. Fan is your woman!

5***** in fact, she deserves more!”

“From our first meeting, to a boozy wine bar second catch up, to Huntsham meets and the day itself, Gavin and I were thrilled to have met Fan, and have her conduct our ceremony. The fun, love and emotion she helped create made it spectacular. We miss her already but glad to have made a friend for life and, of course, memories of our ceremony which will remain with us for life. A huge warm thank you Fan! You were fabulous!”

xxx The Fawcetts xxx

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Bex and Gavin
17th March 2017
Huntsham Court

I’m so excited to get to know you and hear your story.
Let’s get started on creating a truly awesome ceremony for you.