“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
So much of my work as a celebrant comes from people who have either seen me lead a ceremony before or have had my details passed to them by someone who has and, what is important to those people is that they know what others have thought and felt when we have worked together so here are some testimonials from those I have had the pleasure to come to know.
"We were fortunate enough to have Shelley agree to perform our Vow Renewal ceremony at Boreham House, after ten years of marriage and we could not have asked for anyone better.
Shelley’s attention to detail and taking the time to get to know us, enabled her to not only understand our story to date, but to be able to portray it to our guests and conduct the perfect ceremony for us.
We are truly thankful to Shelley and could not recommend her enough, a wonderful person and perfect celebrant for any ceremony you could plan for.."
"Thank you for the wonderful service you delivered for our wedding at Hatfield House.
You took your time to come and meet us at our home and meet our children which was lovely because you were able to get a feel for us as a family and tailor our ceremony accordingly.
On the day you made everyone feel relaxed, especially the best man who was exceptionally nervous and added light humour to it. Thank you Shelley for sharing in our special day, one to remember for ever."
"Shelley was amazing from start to finish as we planned our wedding. The ceremony script was so personal and had the honour we wanted.
Our wedding got cancelled the night before due to the venue not being comfortable during Covid (this was before lockdown) my family and friends organised a whole wedding overnight in a back garden and Shelley still came!!
Shelley made us forget where we were and make the day feel as special as it would have been in the venue. Thank you so much!!"
"We booked Shelley for our wedding at Little Tey Barn, and she was just great from the first time we met.
The script she wrote for the ceremony was so unique and specific to us, and really made it all feel so special.
On the day, it just couldn’t have been easier, she ensured everything ran to perfection. We couldn’t recommend Shelley enough – such a lovely person to share your special moment with!"
"Shelley made our wedding ceremony perfect.
We had to postpone our wedding due to covid but we kept the town hall legal part in 2021 and I hated this rushed, no personal legal transaction of a marriage. I told Shelley my memories and feelings about the day and she has completely transformed them.
Last weekend a year on celebrating our first anniversary with all our close family and friends we had an intimate ceremony which was beyond my imagination. She wrote a personal script telling our love story and helped us write our own vows. Our guests told us it was such a beautiful ceremony and they could feel our love in the room. This was all purely down to Shelley’s hard work and creativity.
During the morning Shelley was a helping hand for logistics and keeping us on time. She felt like part of the wedding party due to her comfortable and friendly manner which comes across as soon as you meet her!
I highly recommend using Shelley to make your celebrations perfect."
"Thank you for the key part you played in framing a wonderful ceremony. I felt comfortable when I met you, so thank you for your easy going way and enthusiasm."
"Shelley came to our home to help us conduct a naming ceremony for our son. It was a lovely day and she was the perfect person to host our celebration."
"We wanted to say thank you for Mum's service. You are a truly warm person and lots of my family said how beautiful the service was."
"I wanted to say a big thank you for dad’s service on Friday. It was a great send off and everyone has said how nice it was."
"A proud man, an entertainer, who knew a little about a lot and loved to share his stories with his family - that sounds like a great way to be remembered."
"Shelley, what an excellent service, perfect in every aspect. Thank you for capturing a moment in time with such grace, we couldn’t have had it better. Thanks again."
"Thank you so much, not just for yesterday but for all of your involvement. We felt very looked after and safe in your hands which made the service do-able.
It was pretty much perfect in our eyes and Dad would have loved it. Your delivery of the ‘dropping the trousers’ story was spot on. I know I’m biased but I thought it was the best service ever.
You have a gift of setting just the right tone without anyone noticing it. You did that when we first met you and you did it again yesterday – so a big thank you Shelley, you’re the best."
"Just a line to say what a wonderful job you did yesterday at Jim’s funeral. It was perfect and you got everything just right. It was a real celebration of life and everyone said how much they had enjoyed it, that was down to you.
You have such a caring way with you, putting everyone at their ease. It wasn’t a sad day, all our friends were there and it was great to see them all under one roof.
I do hope you consider it one of your best services, we all applaud you"
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