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Wedding ceremonies

Whenever, wherever and however you want

Gone are the days of restrictive, irrelevant wedding ceremonies that happen to you, not with you. With a celebrant-led wedding, you're free to mark your incredible union however, wherever, and whenever you want!

As a wedding celebrant in York, Yorkshire and beyond, I craft memorable ceremonies as inspiring and magical as you are. Let's prioritise the elements and people that matter most you. No compromises, just bags of joy! There truly are no limits. I bloomin' love the audacity of my couples. Fancy a singalong to Sweet Caroline? Want to involve your dog? How about a beautiful tree planting? I'll help bring your vision to life.

I love love, and want to celebrate and champion you! I'm all about working truly collaboratively, digging out only the best for you. Together, we'll create the unique and authentic wedding ceremony of your dreams. And I'm afraid we'll absolutely become best friends...

A beautifully gothic punk ceremony in Bristol. The couple gaze lovingly at each other as they read their wedding vows during the celebrant led ceremony.
Two brides kiss after their wedding ceremony, perfectly captured by a Celebrant in York.

"Thank you for creating such a beautiful ceremony for us.

People commented on how you made the ceremony so personal, lovely and joyous, that you had a natural gravitas, and that it was the best ceremony they'd ever seen! Also, that you have a great dress sense!"

S&J, white syke fields

how it all works

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It’s so important you find the right celebrant for you, so let’s find out if we click!

Have a good old rummage around on here. If you like my style, let's arrange a chat! We'll discuss your ideas, plans and I'll answer any questions you might have. This is with absolutely no obligation.

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If that spark is there, we'll confirm your booking and start planning! I'll get to know you and your love story inside out (the best part).

 

I'll kick off by sending you a little date night and questionnaires. We'll then catch up (over a bevvy?) to work out all the exciting details of your beautiful day.

 

I'll be around for as much support as you need, anytime you need it.

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After I’ve got all the juicy details, we might need a few more chats. We'll explore all the different elements of your ceremony, making sure it's going to reflect you perfectly. Then, I'll start working on your unique ceremony script! We'll stay in touch as much as you like through the process. 

 

Only when you're flippin' delighted do we sign off the final script. We'll then have a rehearsal before the big day, and the fun begins!
 

A couple  leaves their Cheshire wedding after a personal ceremony led by a Celebrant

What's included?

My little planning handbook (still need a better name for this...), a date night, and questionnaires. Everything you need to start your ceremony planning off with intention.

Unlimited support: planning meetings, WhatsApp groups, podcast-length voice notes (podcast tapas) – whatever you need.

We'll dig deep into each element of your ceremony; music, readings, symbolic actions, something new? Let's make sure it's exactly what you want.

Help and advice with writing your vows, including a mini vow workshop (if you fancy!),

Unlimited drafts and revisions of your ceremony script - it's got to be perfect.

A rehearsal - we'll get all the nerves out, so you can be fully present on the day.

 

Exclusively yours! I only book one ceremony a day, so will be on hand at least an hour before kick off.

 

A presentation copy of your personalised wedding ceremony script to remember your magical day...

2024: £795
2025: £850

"Eleanor was calm, reassuring and took all the time needed to capture what we need as a couple; Making sure the ceremony was our story, reflected our personalities and celebrated what marriage made to us – in our case including hand fasting and a sand ceremony.

 

Eleanor goes above and beyond her role at just about every turn, even when we had challenges from our venue and other suppliers. Our ceremony couldn’t have been any better."

C&M, Tower hill barns

burning questions

Can you legally marry us?

At the moment – independent celebrant led wedding ceremonies are not legally recognised in the UK (but let’s not let that stop us). Many couples choose to perform their legal marriage or civil partnership ahead of time at a Register Office. Find out more here.

What's the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?

While a Registrar can legally marry you, they can only do so in licenced venues. They also work from a limited 'fill-in-the-blanks' ceremony script. Registrars will often perform multiple ceremonies in a day. So you'll be limited when it comes to choosing timings.

In contrast, a Celebrant takes away all limitations. We are exclusively yours for the day – just as it should be.

will our wedding feel real?

Yes! From running away to the beach to being surrounded by loved ones in your back garden, your celebration will be declaration of your love.

The difference is, you're free to do it in the way most meaningful to you. It’s all about celebrating you both in the most authentic and personal way possible.

who do you perform ceremonies for?

YOU! Anyone and everyone! Love is love, and people of all genders and sexualities are worthy of celebration.

Eleanor the Celebrant, based in York creating unique, beautiful ceremonies for couples and families

shall we get cracking?

I'm so thrilled that you're thinking of me for your day! Send me all the juicy details below...

Thanks for getting in touch!

gorgeous photos kindly shared by: ben porter, benji north, neil atkinson

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