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Independent Marriage & Family Celebrant - Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-West
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Prices start at

£450
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Celebrant / Officiant
Full Description
Weddings and Vow Renewals - Let me help you create your vision. I will write and conduct a bespoke ceremony which represents you both as individuals, but also shows your harmony and unity as a couple. You may want to include religious elements or none at all. Remember, it's your day! Include your family traditions, heritage, favourite music. Write your own vows or let me help you. There's no limit to your imagination when you're planning your special day. Perhaps you'd like to renew your vows. There are no restrictions on vow renewals so it can take place anytime, anywhere to suit you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Celebrant SJ
Hooray! You’re planning your wedding. Huge congratulations, you’re going to have a ball. If you have any questions please get in touch, nothing is ever too silly to ask. I’m always here to help. Thank you for considering me to handle your big day. It would be my honour to be part of it. Celebrant SJ x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(17)
(17)
Kim & Joni
Married in September 2019
February 2019
Absolutely beautiful
We’ve just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to say thank you so much for our amazing ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful. You will now be forever in my thoughts, every time I think of the wedding. Everybody had lovely words to say about you. My sister has said she would love for you to do her renewal vows! Thank you again and again.
Claire & Craig
Married in August 2019
February 2019
We can't thank you enough
We had the time of our lives, there were plenty of tears throughout the day! We can’t thank you enough, you were wonderful and summed us up so well.
Make Up by Amy Ellen
Wedding: August 2019
February 2019
Chats with a wedding celebrant
I’ll give you a ceremony like no other. Whether it’s a wedding, vow renewal or naming day, I write everything from scratch. It’s all unique and personal to you.
Paul & Danielle
Married in August 2019
February 2019
So friendly and full of joy!
So friendly and full of joy, SJ was made to be a celebrant! There was no doubt in our minds that she would confidently perform a beautiful ceremony, which incorporated all the elements that we’d asked for. But SJ went above and beyond this, really making my Dad feel a part of the ceremony, helping my teenage sister write a poem which brought us all to tears, and coming up with special alternatives to the exchanging of rings (we were already legally married). SJ’s words were beautiful and emotional, but she also brought in moments of humour, which perfectly suited us as a couple. She made the day incredibly special for us, and all our guests commented on what a fabulous job she’d done. We would 100% recommend SJ every time!!
Ray & Amanda
Married in August 2019
February 2019
Funny, emotional and filled with love
We can't thank you enough, our ceremony was everything we imagined it would be - perfect isn't even a good enough word! It was funny, emotional and filled with love. Thank you for being a wonderful part of our wedding day.
The National Celebrant Awards 2019
Wedding: August 2019
February 2019
New celebrants who are making their mark!
Runner Up - Sarah-Jayne Hall The nominations for Sarah covered a wide range of ceremonies and praised her professionalism, warmth, and ability to create really moving ceremonies. Her humour and attention to detail was praised alongside her ability to create wonderfully personal and emotive ceremonies
Location & Contact Details

Address

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Manchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Manchester

Nearest Airport

Manchester

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every ceremony that I have had the honour of being part of has had memorable elements. I can't pick just one! Highlights from various weddings have to be moments like the Bride walking down the aisle to the to the Jurrasic Park movie soundtrack, a groom surprising his Bride with vows written in song form and gorgeous ceremony settings like a barn and stunning hotel gardens.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, warm, personable, enthusiastic and engaging.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I love that my business is inclusive and non judgemental. Whatever your wishes I will do everything I can to make your wedding ceremony exactly as you envisage it. I’ve worked with couples who want for traditional touches and some who want something totally new. The main thing is that it’s personalised to you and your other half and reflects exactly what you want.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do your research. Chat to as many people/companies as you need to and never be afraid to ask questions. Oh and I must add... enjoy your engagement!! So many couples forget that bit and it’s really important to make the most of it.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I think it’s incredible how creative people are. Anything and everything from floral archways to having your own hashtag. It’s your day, your way. I love seeing how people bring their big days together. I’m a sucker for vows that have been written by the couple though, the intamicy and raw emotion it brings gives me goosebumps.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After initial contact via phone/email I love to meet up in person. Let’s have a coffee/or another beverage of choice... it’s up to you ;-) and chat about your dreams, hopes and wishes for your wedding ceremony. Then I go away and write a draft ceremony and I’ll keep writing until your happy. You can have as much input as you like and I’m always open to suggestions and feedback. Before the big day we will have as much contact as you wish on the phone/email/video call/text and if you’ve opted for one we will have a full rehearsal. For every step of the way I’m there and any questions you have I’m happy to answer. Let’s discuss your ceremony and make it personal and memorable for both of you.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

For me it’s about communication. If you talk and work through everything then there’s no need to stress. If you pick me as your Celebrant I’ll be there to chat at any point and rest assured I’ll do anything and everything to make sure there are no ceremony stresses.

What do you love most about your job?

Book stuff early where you can. As a Celebrant I receive enquires all year round. Some couples book as early as two years in advance. That’s amazing as we then have tonnes of time to write a beautifully personalised ceremony just for you!

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

The vows! I love hearing the promises that are being made, and if you’ve added an element of your own vows then that’s the icing on the cake. The vows to me are what getting married is all about.