Luxury Wedding Ceremony Testimonials
Fanfare Ceremonies Devon
Hayley and Mario
12th September 2023
“Fan was a pleasure to work with and made our elopement wedding extra special with her wonderful words. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
“We are now (finally) back down to earth, and we really could not be happier with how the day went.
As you say, it really was the most magical day – I don’t know if either of us was prepared for it, it was so much better than we ever could have imagined and your thoughtful, personal and unique ceremony was integral to that. We have had numerous people tell us that that was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended and how moved they were by what you said. We are so very grateful to you for everything you did to make that happen. It has truly been a pleasure to work with you on this and we feel so fortunate to have found you. You captured so much of our essence – and the essence of our relationship – and I think everyone could see that and felt connected to us as a result. We really appreciated how you got to know us and how gentle you were in making sure we did the right things at the right time during the ceremony, all while keeping our guests engaged, enthused and invested. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
Afzaal and Carina
2nd September 2023
Laura and Tom
26th August 2023
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did on our wedding day. It was everything we thought it would be and more. We are so glad we chose a celebrant to lead our ceremony and so glad we picked you!
The whole process was such a fun experience. I loved your questioning and our conversations beforehand that felt like couples therapy – ha! It was such a great way to open up before our wedding and explore things that we might not have if we went down a traditional route.
Despite the fact it rained for most of the ceremony, we loved listening to our story in front of all of our loved ones. I am so glad we kept it as a surprise as it made it more fun and exciting for us on the day. I knew I could trust you!
Your delivery was amazing in the heavy showers and guests commented how it was the best service they had been to. It was full of fun and laughter, as well as love and it meant so much to us to mention all the important people in our lives.
I am so happy that we have all the little touches to look back on and we have the script to keep forever.
If we renew our vows I will be sure to contact you first! We can’t thank enough enough!“
“Thank you every so much for conducting the ceremony on Saturday. It was just the right amount of heart warming and laughter in equal measures. We have had lots of comment on how lovely it was. You were also right, people mentioned that they learned lots about us that they didn’t know.
A special thank you also for dealing with Adam’s nerves and jitters caused by trying to organise the last minute details due to the rain.“
Jenny and Adam
22nd July 2023
Exe Valley Wedding
Lulu and Dan
15th July 2023
“We couldn’t have done it without Fan! A perfect way for us to get married, not in a church but in a field surrounded by the ones we love. Fan made our ceremony completely unique, personal and truly special, could not recommend enough. Thank you Fan!”
“Words cannot describe how great Fan was, from start to finish! Fans ability to capture what is important to us in such a personal, funny and loving way made our wedding ceremony perfect, with multiple guests complimenting just how unique and memorable it was, like nothing they’ve experienced before. Fans relaxed yet professional nature helped with any nerves on the day and we’ll always be grateful for Fan helping make our wedding the most perfect of days.”
Rebekah and Brad
8th July 2023
Deer Park, Honiton
Jamie and James
8th July 2023
Valleyside Farm, Tiverton
“Our vow renewal at Valleyside Barn, led by the incredible Fan, was an absolute dream come true. From the moment we met Fan, we knew that we were in the hands of someone truly special. Her warmth, professionalism, and genuine passion for what she does radiated throughout every aspect of our ceremony, making it an unforgettable experience for us and all our guests. Not only did Fan make us both feel incredibly comfortable throughout the process, but she also engaged with our guests in a way that made them feel like an integral part of our special day. One of the aspects that truly stood out was Fan’s attention to detail. She took the time to understand our journey as a couple and also as a family.
Thank you Fan, for making our day the epitome of perfection. You have our heartfelt gratitude and our highest recommendation.“
“We Just wanted to reach out to thank you again for an amazing ceremony last weekend. It was actually such a hit and so many people told us how much they loved it!
It felt so personal, and I know that none of our close friends or family that were mentioned during it were expecting to be and feel so involved. It was truly so so special and started the day in the best way possible.
Best wishes with everything,
It was an absolute pleasure having you there!“
Anna and Andrew
1st July 2023
Beaconside House, Bideford
Abi and George
17th June 2023
Deer Park, Honiton
“Wow it’s so hard to convey into words how wonderful our whole experience and ceremony has been with Fan. We got married in June 2023 at Deer Park Country House and from the moment we,met Fan (virtually as we live in Australia) we instantly clicked and felt as though she would create the most personal ceremony for us and WOW did she deliver! During the planning process she was so genuinely interested in us as individuals and as a couple to create a perfect script!
The ceremony was nothing short of spectacular, extremely personal and a reflection of our personalities all presented so fabulously with the perfect amount of charisma and emotion from Fan. Our family and friends all commented how our ceremony was one of their favourite weddings they have ever attended and especially how fantastic Fan was as our celebrant.
If you are thinking about a celebrant ceremony with Fan we whole heartedly recommend her and I’m SO happy we chose a celebrant led ceremony. Memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Fan“
“Fan, thank you so much for helping make our day so incredibly special. It felt so full of love, the sun shone for us and I can’t believe how much both of us cried …. But such happy tears. It was just amazing. Thank you thank you thank you.
It all felt very ‘us’. Everyone said how natural it was and how it felt like you’d known us for our whole life.
You were wonderful. Thank you. Lots of love.”
Florence and Charlie
15th August 2023
Meghann and Nigel
1st April 2023
Hayne Barn, Zeal Monochorum
“Fan surpassed all of our expectations. We were a little unsure what to expect from a celebrant, but Fan made the whole process really easy and enjoyable. Our ceremony was so personal and memorable, it was all we wanted and more, and our friends and family all loved it too. We would highly recommend using Fanfare Ceremonies. Thank you Fan, for everything!”
“Fan was a complete dream to work with from start to finish. She made us feel so immediately comfortable and took real time to get to know us both individually and as a couple. It was so lovely to have our ceremony led by a familiar face.
I simply cannot imagine our wedding without Fan. The number of people who have complimented our ceremony are more than I can count, and all of them said how wonderful it was to be part of such a unique and special ceremony. I would recommend Fan to anyone looking for a celebrant wedding or someone to lead their wedding ceremony.”
Brodie and Angus
16th February 2023
The Pig at Studland
Leoni and Aki
30th September 2022
Beares Den Campsite, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
“Fan was such pleasure to work with on our wedding ceremony. From the moment we had our first chat with her she put us as ease, which was so important to us as we really wanted the whole wedding to have a relaxed and intimate feel. And she pulled that off perfectly, the ceremony script that she wrote was so personal and lovely and she worked with us and our family to build in all of the personal touches that we wanted. We got so much feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and felt involved, which was exactly what we wanted. Thank you Fan! ”
“Fan was our celebrant for our wedding in August 2022 and she was truly fantastic!
Fan was a joy to work with from the very first moment we made contact, from an initial zoom call, to our first meeting in London where she really took the time to get to know us and our understand our relationship and what was important to us.
Fan made the process of writing our personal vows a lot less daunting! And we loved our ceremony from the very first draft.
On the day Fan made sure everything ran smoothly, and her commanding presence everyone at ease. She delivered our ceremony with feeling and made it incredibly special for us. There weren’t many dry eyes in the room! And we had so many wonderful comments after the ceremony saying how brilliant it was.
Fan, we can’t thank you enough! Sarah and Tom xxx”
Sarah and Tom
25th August 2022
Sophie and Steven
20th August 2022
“Fan made our ceremony personal, vibrant and fun. It was the perfect length and was the right balance of being engaging for our guests and meaningful for us. We honestly had more rave reviews from our guests about how brilliant Fan was than about any other part of our wedding – and we agree!”
“Thank you so much for being such a special part of our wedding day. We knew from the very start that we wanted a ceremony that reflected us both, and balanced a relaxed atmosphere and fun celebration with a meaningful and thoughtful start to our wedding and you delivered everything we could have hoped for. You made the whole process easy and fun, and it was a total joy getting to know you during the planning process.
We received so many compliments about the ceremony and how unique and memorable it was and you were a fantastic master of ceremonies for that crucial first part of the day. It set things off perfectly and rest of the day was just incredible.
We will remember and cherish it always – thank you for being there.
Georgia and Ben”
Georgia and Ben
13th August 2022
Georgia and Ben
13th August 2022
I wanted to write to thank you personally for all your efforts in helping to make the celebration of Georgia and Ben’s wedding in the cotswolds a couple of weeks ago so memorable.
Your kind and thoughtful direction of their day was really appreciated by G & B but also by everyone who was there to celebrate it with them.
As their family we obviously wanted Georgia and Ben to really enjoy themselves, but in recent days I have been touched by the number of positive comments by family and friends. Much of this is down to the focus which you gave the occasion. We are all very grateful.
AS (father of the bride)”
“Fan was absolutely incredible for our ceremony. We have had so many compliments about her story telling and energy. Thank you so much for making our ceremony personal and individual, it was 100% us and exactly what we wanted. We cannot thank you enough for everything. Book Fan for your ceremony – you will not be disappointed.”
Alex and Sam
6th August 2022
Beth and Matt
30th July 2022
“We feel very grateful to have had Fan as our celebrant for our special day. We wanted our ceremony to reflect us as as a couple and our journey together – Fan achieved this wonderfully for us! Thank you 🙂 Despite us living abroad and preparing for the wedding throughout the pandemic, we felt in safe hands.”
“It was so wonderful working with Fan, she took the time to get to know us (even when we we were half the world away in Australia) and really made sure we were involved in the process of writing the ceremony with her so that it conveyed everything that we wanted for both each other and our guests.
She was extremely professional, organised and efficient whilst maintaining a very fun personality. She also helped keep me calm at the altar!
Follow up after the wedding was also lovely and we have a wonderful memento of the day in the form of a gift pack including the speech that was read.
I would recommend her services to any newly engaged couples!”
Ben and Christine
31st July 2022
Deer Park, Honinton, Devon
Stuart and Johannie
23rd July 2022
Mapperton House, Dorset
“We hired Fan to be our celebrant for our wedding ceremony in July 2022. From our first contact and FaceTime meeting she was so lovely and friendly, and completely shared our vision for our big day. The flexibility of hiring a celebrant meant that our ceremony could be personal to us and Fan beautifully captured our story and personalities and put it into words that were beyond perfect. Such a lovely person to work with and what an amazing job she did. Cannot recommend Fan highly enough! Thanks so much Fan! S&J”
“We (my husband and I) loved Fan from the very first zoom call. There was no question, it had to be her! We had the best time being ‘interviewed’ for the second part too and telling her all our personal stories, we had such a laugh. We*loved* the script she brought to life, it felt so *us* and then on the day itself she brought so much love, joy and care to our ceremony. So many of our family and friends on our wedding day commented on how fabulous she was, it felt different, but so so special. We really recommend doing it the celebrant way. It was relaxed, bespoke, meaningful and truly enjoyable from start to finish. Fan was a delight to hang out with and we feel like we made a friend in the process. THANK YOU FAN.”
Emma and Paul
15th June 2022
Claire and Martin
25th June 2022
Marquee Ceremony ‘at home’
“We were so lucky to have Fan as our celebrant at our marquee wedding in June. Having had our wedding postponed due to covid we needed a new celebrant and we count our lucky stars we found Fan. From our first zoom meeting we knew she was the right fit for us. She is so approachable and easy to talk to. She makes you feel relaxed and like she’s known you for years. We met up months before our wedding and told our story to her and what we wanted from our ceremony. She completely got the brief and created the most beautiful, heart-warming and funny ceremony. It was OUR ceremony. It included our friends and family and was totally unique to us. My husband was so nervous before I arrived and he said Fan was essential to helping him relax. I’m typing this thinking our our ceremony with a huge smile on my face. It was honestly perfect. Fan was always so easy to contact, so clear with what was happening. We feel so lucky to have shared our ceremony with you and cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us.”
“We were delighted! Thank you so much for your invaluable input into preparation for our ceremony and your fabulous presentation of it. You got the crowd going! You were seemingly utterly relaxed and at home and created exactly the right atmosphere. Bullseye!
Everyone raved about the ceremony and indeed the whole celebration enhancing our own enjoyment of it. The weather got it right and even the ravens had a positive impact!
We are now coming down to earth, the children left today always leaving a hole, and we go off to Italy on Friday having done some clearing up here.
We shall send you a proper order of service when eventually Parcelforce yield up the parcel that they should have delivered. Grrr!
Sending you our renewed thanks for your warmth, time and excellence and our love
Andrew and Estelle
11th June 2022
‘at home’ Worcestershire
Sophie and Elliott Barnwell
26th May 2022 2022
“We had the pleasure of having Fan as our celebrant at Rockbeare Manor last week.
From our first interaction with her over Zoom (4000 miles away) we knew she was going to do a brilliant job of delivering a personal and memorable ceremony. She has always been very reliable and easy to communicate with and sent us gentle reminders about our vows, readings and other important events that easily slip our minds in the midst of planning. On the day we had countless people say how lovely and personal our ceremony was and we would recommend her to anyone and everyone. ”
“We dreamed of a wedding ceremony that celebrated the union of both our families in an earthy style that reflects both our personalities. We also wanted to include a handfasting ceremony to acknowledge our beliefs. We contacted Fan from Fanfare ceremonies upon personal recommendation, and we are so happy that we did.
Fan’s calm and friendly personality immediately put us at ease when we first met her and in all our follow-up meetings. In informal surroundings she took great care in getting to know our backstory, and our expectations for the ceremony. She even helped us to incorporate a handfasting
The final ceremony was unique, and several of our guests commented on its brilliance. We both felt that Fan had captured the true spirit of our marriage, and we were so happy to have shared our special day with her. We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who wants a tailored and unique wedding ceremony.”
Phil and Bex
21st May 2022
Rachel and David
16th April 2022
“Fan was the celebrant for our Spring wedding this year at Mapperton House, Dorset. She was recommended to us by Mapperton, as we planned a non-religious ceremony. We wanted someone fun, personal and yet professional. Fan was all of these and it was a great joy to have her leading our ceremony. She took the time to get to know us a couple of months before the big day, keeping in-touch since our original booking. She takes great lengths to really get to know you and the resulting script is very personalised, bursting with so many details, yet without being boring or arduous to hear. We highly recommend Fan for her organisation, talent in writing such bespoke and special scripts, as well as being fun and bubbly! Thank you so much Fan for being a part of our day!”
“Thank you so much for being our celebrant on Saturday – everyone said what a good job you did, how lovely the ceremony was and how perfect the words were to describe us both!”
Roxanna and Glen
19th March 2022
Laura and Luke
9th October 2021
Higher Eggbeer, Devon
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”
Richard Boyd and Richard Cole
19th September 2021
Higher Wiscombe, Devon
Eline and Thomas
18th September 2021
Sam and Dan
21th August 2021
Deer Park, Honiton, Devon
Rozelia and Stephen
11th August 2021
Rockbeare Manor, Devon
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!”
Jade and Will
24th July 2021
Brickhouse Vineyard, Devon
Rob and Emily
22nd July 2021
The Ned, London
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.”
Tom and Eve
17th July 2021
Mapperton House, Dorset
Greg and Charley
17th and 19th June 2021
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.”
Jo and Ollie
1st February 2020
Huntsham Court, Devon
Libby and Kaan
5th October 2019
The Barn at South Milton, Devon
Fan, thank you so so much, we will remember you forever, you’re Fab! X”
We will treasure the memory of our special ceremony forever.
We recommend Fan from the bottom of our hearts”
Lorna and Danny
22nd June 2019
The Barn at South Milton, Devon
Beatrice and Andrew
15th June 2019
“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.”
Dan and Juliet
28th May 2019
Huntsham Court, Devon
Jooles and Katie
7th May 2019
Ash Barton Estate
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.”
Nikki and Steve
4th May 2019
Sutton Barton, Axminster, Devon (at home)
Abbie and Luke
23rd March 2019
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”
Helena and Sam
16th March 2019
Rockbeare Manor, Devon
Emily and Andy
2nd November 2018
Deer Park Country House
We have such wonderful memories of the day, and thank you for being such a big part of it.”
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”
Kirstie and Dan
22nd September 2018
Deer Park Country House
Joanne and Colin
14th September 2018
Canonteign Falls, Devon
We cannot thank her enough for making our ceremony so perfect, and something we will remember forever. Xx”
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”
Charlotte & Chris
28th July 2018
Pinhill Farm, Sidbury, Devon (at home)
Tom and Kirsty
14th July 2018
The Barn at Barons Hill Farm, Avonwick, Devon
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!”
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.”
Rachael and Jeremy
21st July 2018
Streamcombe Farm, Dulverton Somerset
Andy and Sarah
16th June 2018
Wonward Barton, Lamerton, Devon
We cannot thank you enough… We will never forget how amazing you made it for us!!”
Becky and Ran
26th May 2018
Hayne Farm, Wilmington, Devon (at home)
Graham and Marie
11th September 2017
Larkbeare Grange, Devon
So many good comments, thank you!”
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.”
Krista and Dan
24th July 2017
Alston Hall, Holbeton, Plymouth
Michelle and James
24th June 2017
The Paddock, Rousden (at home)
5***** in fact, she deserves more!”
xxx The Fawcetts xxx
Bex and Gavin
17th March 2017