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Linda Keys, Celebrant

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Warm, inclusive celebrant working with all kinds of beautiful couples. Passionate about love, hearing and sharing your stories, and CELEBRATING!!
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£275
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Celebrant / Officiant
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
It is an absolute joy to meet with couples and to hear your stories. I could (and do) sit for hours listening to the tales of first meetings, proposals, near misses, and that time you broke your leg and your other half had to carry you down the stairs. I adore hearing what people love and admire most about each other and the funny stories about what just drives you nuts about them. For me, this is a key part of the process and one I’m told I do really well. We are getting to know one another while I am gathering material for the ceremony script; we are likely to laugh a lot and maybe shed a few tears too. I’m available to help you (lots, if you need it!) with selecting readings, music, and writing vows or promises that will be made. I can help you think of beautiful symbolic elements that add meaning and texture to your ceremony. If you want to write your own words, I am supportive and understanding when you don’t get your vows to me by Friday, as you promised! But I will give you a nudge and encouragement when you feel stuck and need to work through a creative block. Or else I can take what I’ve learned from you and write words on your behalf - and I won’t rest until they feel like they’ve been spoken from your own heart! I promise I will give you a ceremony that is truly personal, sings of your love, and buzzes with joyful energy. Let’s create a day to remember!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Linda Keys
Hello, And most importantly, congratulations on your engagement! Thanks for taking a look at my profile; please feel free to get in contact with any questions. I have more reviews on my Facebook page (all 5 stars of course!) and I am always up for a blether on Instagram. I’d love to hear all about your plans for your wedding and to help put your love story right at the heart of it! Linda xx

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Fiona Wheater
Wedding: March 2018
December 2018
Linda made me cry so romantic
I was a guest at a beautiful service Linda did for one of my dog walking clients. The story service she told was so beautiful and touching and made me cry. Linda performe...
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Aaden & Heather
Married in March 2018
November 2018
An amazing and personal experience
Linda was the celebrant for our wedding in March this year. We were blown away by how well she got to know us, the time and care she spent on learning our background stor...
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Heather and Aaden
Married in March 2018
November 2018
The most loving and personal wedding we have ever seen!
What can I say, Linda you are a truly beautiful person! On our wedding day Linda brought our story to life, her detail in our love story was so personal and perfect, ther...
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Aoife
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
Loved working with Linda
I met Linda for the first time when working on a wedding together in June at Archerfield Walled Garden. She was so personable and even though I was rushing around getting...
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Lee Peyton and Kylie Reid on facebook
Married in June 2018
December 2018
Linda Was Really Interested in Us
Linda was really interested in us which was the main point of difference and ensured we knew that the ceremony wouldn't just be an off-the-shelf package. She visited the...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Ratho, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nearest Town

Ratho

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Newbridge Roundabout M8 M9

Nearest Train Station

Edinburgh Gateway

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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What is your most memorable wedding?

It sounds trite, but they all are. Whether it’s the first one I did (for friends) with the confetti cannon, the couple (whom I just fell in love with) that live in my very own village, or the local “celebrity” whose wedding I never dreamed I’d get to do.... Every wedding finds a special place in my heart!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Warm, inclusive, heartfelt, relaxed, professional.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The feedback I get. To know that I have “made” a wedding by setting it off with the right tone. The whole wedding tends to start off with the ceremony, so absolutely nailing what the couple wants feels like the best gift I could give. All of the guests fall in love with the couple, are besotted by their love story, and just want to celebrate with them after they’ve been part of a wonderful ceremony!

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

Don’t sweat the small stuff! I am perhaps biased, but to me it’s the ceremony that really matters! This is a relatively new thing for modern couples; that nowadays you can have a completely personalised ceremony which really tells the story of your love, loads of help (if you want it) with writing personalised vows, and an engaging celebrant leading a heartfelt ceremony.... it’s magical! I'm not diminishing the wonderful impact that decor/ cake/ catering etc can make. But at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that you both turn up and get a chance to declare your love to one another with friends and family as witnesses!

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

Special/personalised readings or songs always get me!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We usually email back and forth to check my availability and so I can answer any initial questions . Then I will quickly send out some information sheets so the couple can browse what I offer without feeling pressured. Once it’s all confirmed I send out my lovely questionnaire which couples LOVE because it gets them in gear to think about what they want from their ceremony and tells me some of the key moments of their relationship, as well as what they love most about one another. It’s a great warm-up for our first meeting. I make sure we have a really good first meeting where the couple can become relaxed with me, and then it depends which package the couple chooses.... I’ll give them loads of advice and support or I’ll leave them to plan their vows and readings while I write the script! I’m also available for a rehearsal or walk-through if they’ve been chosen that package.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

Dog ring bearers! (They actually didn’t go through with it in the end though they did make a very cute flower girl and page boy!)

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

I always make sure I communicate well with the couple and take as much load off them as I can. I’m on hand in the days leading up to the wedding and arrive (ridiculously) early on the day of the ceremony! I think I help people remember what the wedding is all about; celebrating their love with the people that matter. Once you get that in perspective the rest of the stuff is fun rather than stressful - as it should be!

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

I love the exchange of vows. Most couples think they will struggle with nerves but very few do; they just look so caught up in the LOVE!

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