Testimonials

Ashley & Rhianwen

June 2021 @ Porth-en-Alls

Ashley and Rhianwen planned to have their ceremony last year, but in common with many other couples they had to postpone to June this year.  They chose the glorious Porth-en-Alls at Prussia Cove, a spectacular house on the edge of the cliffs in the beautiful Mounts Bay – it is a location with a definite wow factor!  The day was overcast, but the couple were determined to be outdoors in the sheltered garden.  The drizzle came in as an early shower of Cornish confetti during the ceremony but it didn’t dampen the feeling of love in the air.  Rhianwen and her bridal party made a magical entrance through the garden door and Ashley visibly relaxed as she joined him at the top of the aisle.  Rhianwen and Ashley chose to include two readings in the ceremony one about family and the other about friendship.  The couple asked family members to bring forward different coloured ribbons and place them over their joined hands for the Celtic handfasting, such an appropriate ritual in this most Cornish of settings.  It was so pleasing that the couple made no changes to the script we had written for them, and they loved the ceremony.  As it was one of the first larger ceremonies of the year after lockdown we went double handed and Nicola was joined by one of our affiliated Celebrants Grace.

 

Paul and Angela

May 2021 @ Mother Ivey's Bay

From the moment this couple first contacted us, we knew that this would be a special day.  They married, had a family, and then grew apart and divorced, and now have found each other once again – what a fabulous love story!  Mother Ivey’s Bay is such an important place for the family – with memories of many happy family holidays.  They wanted to marry on the beach – and we were happy to oblige!  The weather was blustery but fine, and we were all barefoot in the sand.  The couple were surrounded by their lovely family in an intimate, heartfelt and joyful ceremony especially created for them!

“Thank you for doing such a great job and making our special day so memorable!  Thanks for all your help, advice and ideas.  We had such a great day.”

 

Siobhan & Caroline

May 2021 @ Island House, Newquay

What a gorgeous celebration this was – a renewal of vows, combined with a family celebration at the iconic Island House in Newquay.  We created a special ceremony for Siobhan and Caroline and added in a sand ceremony which enabled Jack and Molly – this couples adorable twins – to join in.  Caroline and Siobhan’s mothers, Denise and Mo were both there too.  We loved every member of this family – they are warm, funny, loving and gorgeous and it was a real privilege to create and deliver this ceremony for them.

“Hello ladies, just a short message to say a huge thankyou once again for all you did to make our special day so very memorable.  It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you be such an integral part of our Renewals.  Stay safe and take care….. see you in 5 years!! LOL  Siobhan, Caroline, Denise, Mo, Jack and Molly Xx”

Can’t wait for 5 years time when we can do it all again!

 

Beautiful Photographs courtesy of Sarah from Chequered Photography http://www.checkeredphotography.co.uk/

 

Matthew & Laura

7th June 2020 @ Their own home - Get Wed Online Ceremony

Matt and Laura were very disappointed that their wedding could not take place on Saturday the 30th of May and both really wanted to do something to mark their special day.  Our offering of an intimate handfasting ceremony was the perfect solution! They decided to go for a walk in the day, enjoying the fabulous weather and came home to get dressed up for their occasion. Laura wore a beautiful dress and Matt wore a suit.  They had not been able to pick up their wedding rings so Matt made rings out of tin foil and they fitted perfectly. Both had written their own vows which they were going to keep for their wedding celebration next year. They were gifted flowers which were delivered to their home that morning and took pride of place on the shelf behind them, they were also given a bottle of champagne which was duly opened for the toast at the end of the ceremony.  A beautiful meal from a local restaurant was arriving that evening so they could dine in style. What a great way to make what could have been a sad day, one to remember.  They sent Denise this email to thank her:

Hi Denise,

We just wanted to say thank you for conducting our e-ceremony last month.

We had a great time and really felt it added to the days celebrations. We were both surprised by how moving and meaningful ways and felt it was a great way to acknowledge what could have been a miserable day. After the ceremony, we cracked open the champagne, zoomed some family and friends and had a five course dinner!

Thank you for your support and guidance in the preparation. We felt you pitched the whole event in exactly the right tone and made it very easy for us.

Thanks again – stay safe.

Matt and Laura

 

Alison and David

2nd May 2020 @ Garden of their own home - Get Wed Online ceremony

Cornish Celebrants has joined up with some fabulous Cornish Wedding Businesses to provide zoom ceremonies for couples who want to celebrate their would be date.  David and Alison were due to go on a cruise and had planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary whilst visiting Italy.  Covid-19 put paid to their plans, so “Get Wed Online” came to the rescue, and we created and choreographed a zoom ceremony for them to celebrate their 25 years with friends joining them on line.   David and Alison got in touch with this testimonial after the ceremony:  “We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our beautiful ceremony on Saturday 02 May. It surpassed our expectations in every way. Who would have thought, just a few weeks ago before the lockdown, that a ‘virtual’ gathering and ceremony could be so successful?! Our friends and family loved it and they all said how happy it made them feel to be able to share it with us. ⁠
Thank you so much from both of us. Love and best wishes, ⁠
⁠Alison and David xx”⁠

 

Stephen and Dorothy

March 2020 @ Tregenna Castle, St Ives

In early March we headed off to lovely Tregenna Castle at St Ives to conduct an intimate renewal of vows for Stephen and Dorothy who were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.
The sun shone on this wonderful couple who summed up their relationship by saying: “It is a friendship that still surprises and doesnʼt grow stale. After 42 years together and 35 years of marriage we are still the best of friends. It is a love of which we are both immensely proud and for which we are truly grateful.” It was such a pleasure to create and conduct their ceremony and we were so pleased to receive this testimonial from them:

A really big thank you to Nicola and Denise for making the renewal of our wedding vows so special. You delivered exactly what we wanted: a relaxed, intimate but professional ceremony to renew our vows and mark our 35th wedding anniversary. Your help beforehand in developing the day, making suggestions and incorporating our ideas made everything so easy. Thanks again for making our big day.

 

Annie and Ben

20th October 2019 @ Launcells Barton

“It was such a brilliant day, we honestly couldn’t have asked for any more.”

From our first meeting with Annie and Ben we knew this was going to be such a special ceremony.  This couple were filled with ideas for their ceremony and wanted it to be as inclusive as possible.  We incorporated a prayer and a religious reading alongside more secular offerings, we also added in some short pieces of advice from the couples grandparents.  It was a real pleasure to create a ceremony which everyone present enjoyed.

 

Tom and Sean

3rd August 2018 @ The Orangery, Mount Edgcumbe

We simply can’t thank you enough for performing such a beautiful wedding ceremony for us. It genuinely was the highlight of our day! Your calm and caring nature really put us at ease (and you can’t ask for more than that when wearing a Harris Tweed suit during a heatwave). So many of our guests commented on how personal and thoughtful the ceremony was. Some were even convinced that Sean and I had known you for years! That comment really is a testament to the time you put into making sure you got to know the both of us to really well to make the ceremony as personal as possible. You became a friend to us during a truly horrendous time for my family in the months running up to the wedding and we can’t thank you enough for that. In light of everything that had happened, you made last minute changes to our ceremony to ensure that everything remained respectful and appropriate.

So thank you again Denise, and to Nicola for great moral support and crowd control during the day. We wish you both all the very best of luck and have no doubt that your business will continue to leap from strength to strength.

 

Malcolm and Kathy

7th July 2018 @ Trebudannon Point to Point Barn

Kathy said “I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable.  So many people said it was the nicest wedding they’d ever been to!

It was lovely to be able to tailor it to suit our needs and tastes, so that the ceremony was truly a reflection of our personalities.

It really was the most perfect day!

Xx”

 

It was such a privilege to be involved in this couples wedding, they really are the nicest people!  They transformed the point to point barn into a wonderful wedding venue, with chill out areas, and even a tea and coffee station for their guests.  So thoughtful.  The choir that Kathy sings with was an integral part of the ceremony.

It was truly a magical occasion!

 

Dan & Matt

19th May 2018 @ Enys House

We are so grateful we had Nicola conduct our ceremony in the grounds of Enys Gardens, in Penryn. From the minute we met her, Matt and I immediately warmed to Nicola – she is warm, funny, genuine and made us feel like we were part of her own family.

The ceremony was perfect – not only were the words bespoke and personal to us – her delivery and facilitation was simply excellent. We had around 105 guests and have been inundated with family and friends who said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had been part of.

Matt and I are so grateful to Nicola for her professionalism, love, warmth and genuinely authentic ceremony – we couldn’t have asked for more, even if it was from a member of our own family or close friend.

A heartfelt thank you Nicola. X

 

Emily and Sean

19th May 2018 @ Polzeath Beach

Hi Denise,

Wanted to share a HUUUUGE thank you for conducting such an incredible, personal and memorable ceremony.

It couldn’t have gone more perfectly, and we have had so many comments from guests about how personal it was and how well suited to us as a couple! We barely made a tweak from your first draft, you captured everything so well. Your style was perfectly natural and so calm and funny during the random bits which didn’t go quite so to plan!

We loved working with you from our very first confused enquiries about Australia and legal ceremonies, to meeting Nicola last year and you this year, to your final Cornish Well Wishing on the day!

Thank you thank you thank you!