Amanda's beautiful ceremonies

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I'm passionate about creating amazing “feel-good” wedding ceremonies, with a real wow factor. Beautiful ceremonies created with love spirit and adventure that say everything about you as a couple.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£610
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Celebrant / Officiant
Full Description
I specialise in creating amazing personalised ceremonies written especially for you, with your stories, memories and special input. Your ceremony will be created to authentically share your story in your way, the love, passion, fun and special feel-good moments you both cherish. We get to know each other and then we create your ceremony together, from the sublime and sentimental to the stunning and surprising, religious, spiritual or totally non-religious. We can include unique personal elements and vows, family traditions or special rituals. There are no limitations on content, time or location, a sunrise beach ceremony, cosy woodland setting or a National Trust property, maybe you already have a venue in mind – no problem! With a range of ceremonies starting at just £610, you can have the amazing ceremony you deserve, created with love, spirit and adventure full of emotion and great feelings. It will exceed your expectations, be full of all the best of you and impossible to forget. There are 3 price packages including a VIP option, and each package has a choice of ceremonies and the ability to mix and match, feel free to Click here to see your ceremony options https://www.amandasceremonies.com/wedding-ceremonies/ or just call me for a Q and A chat, why settle for anything less for your ceremony.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amanda
Well hello! What an exciting time for you both, maybe a bit overwhelming at times too but hey it's normal to feel like that, anyway congratulations!! As your wedding celebrant you're at the heart of everything I do so rest assured you're in good hands. I'm friendly, supportive, funny and totally passionate about writing your personalised ceremony exactly as you want it, from the sublime to the sophisticated or relaxed and fun, together we'll make the magic happen!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2020
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Adine and Gavin (google review)
Happy couple Married on November
January 2022
If you want a totally personal ceremony where it's all about the two of you then you need to book Amanda
Had the best day, Amanda totally put us both at ease through the whole day and was in contact all the way through from the date we booked. We had to rearrange due to COVID-19, but Amanda was still in contact through all of this. The day was perfect the ceremony made everyone cry Amanda made it so personal including things we had discussed with her, we were so happy with everything and cannot recommend Amanda more. If you want a totally personal ceremony where it's all about the two of you then you need to book Amanda and that day will be one you will never forget ❤
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Michelle Iveson (google review
Happy couple Married on October
January 2022
It had the perfect balance of sentiment with a few laughs thrown in too.
Thanks Amanda for taking the time to meet with us and creating a ceremony that was tailored to us. It had the perfect balance of sentiment with a few laughs thrown in too. Our wedding day had been a long time coming and you worked quickly to help get us ready. Thanks so much!
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Georgia Plummer (google)
Wedding: September
January 2022
You could tell Amanda truly cared and took the time to get to know the couple
I attended a wedding ceremony on Thursday and was so touched by how personal and touching it was. You could tell Amanda truly cared and took the time to get to know the couple to create a ceremony with really meaning and individual to them. It was a pleasure to watch Amanda as part of a very special day.
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Candice and Sam Google review
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
10/10 beautiful narrative
We were extremely lucky to have booked Amanda for our wedding in August 2021 - it was fate! We had so much in common with her from the offset. She always had time for us and went out of her way to accommodate our needs.Amanda was extremely supportive and encouraging, always checking in and making sure everything was on track. She captured our personalities and incorporated them into the most beautiful narrative for our ceremony. We received so many compliments on the ceremony itself (& Amanda of course!) and absolutely cannot thank her enough! 10/10!!
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Rebecca and Peter (google review)
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
Amanda was brilliant with creating the ceremony and giving us so many options to personalise it to us.
Amanda performed the most special ceremony for us on Sunday 29th August. I went Amanda asking for a naming ceremony for our beautiful little boy. After talking in general, I mentioned how we never got to celebrate our wedding due to Covid, so Amanda created a truly unique wedding blessing/vow renewal and naming ceremony. Amanda was brilliant with creating the ceremony and giving us so many options to personalise it to us. I honestly can recommend Amanda highly enough
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Sorrell Carman google review
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
Thank you so much Amanda for being so generous with your time and for creating a truly unforgettable ceremony which we loved.
Amanda was our celebrant and she was incredible. I could not rate her more highly. She took the time to get to know us and was brilliant at communicating with us. She listened to how we wanted our ceremony and created a ceremony that was completely unique to us. Our guests could not stop raving about her and some of them even got her contact details for their future wedding. Thank you so much Amanda for being so generous with your time and for creating a truly unforgettable ceremony which we loved. You were perfect.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (6)

Coco Weddings
An Essex Wedding
A London Wedding
Marie Claire
Thrive global
Metro News

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Level 3 certificate in Civil Celebrancy

Industry Awards (1)

UK wedding planner recommended Celebrant 2021
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My first wedding was memorable because it was my first but really they are all memorable for different reasons and because of the bond I develop with my couples.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, fun, assured, organised, supportive

What about your business are you most proud of?

The services I provide as reflected by my reviews, its adaptability and the freedom of choice it gives couples. I'm also proud to support vow for girls as my charity.

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

Make sure you really own your day, have the day you want regardless of other peoples opinions or expectations, it should be your day exactly as you want it!

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

Wearing of ceremonial uniform and sword by the groom, and all the preparation that required together with it's deeply personal meaning for the couple.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We get to know each other, you tell me the sort of things you want in your ceremony and then we choreograph it together. I like to meet you in person as part of the process as and when is mutually convenient. It's great to get to know each other and talk generally about likes/dislikes and of course your ceremony. I write the ceremony (and help you write your own vows if you wish) and you can approve it or ask me to change it until it is 100% as you want it, it has to be perfect for you. I have lots of resources and ideas but the most important input is yours, if you know exactly what you want that’s great but if not I have resources and ideas to share. The ceremony we create will be personalised and therefore totally unique, trust me nothing comes close. We also discuss your wedding certificate in terms of wording, choice and colour of card and witnesses. Also with a ceIebrant ceremony there is no limit on location, it can be indoors or outdoors, in your garden, somewhere special to you or a set venue, but wherever you choose I will also liaise with your venue and make sure everything in terms of your ceremony are how you want them and I will arrange a rehearsal there if you want it preferably on the day of your wedding or a mutually convenient time, if that's not possible we can arrange a talk through of the ceremony, We talk through every aspect from your entrance into the venue to when you leave after your wedding, this can include walking down the aisle, seating of family members involved in your ceremony and so on and so forth. On the day I generally arrive at least 90 mins before the ceremony just to check in to make sure you and your partner are ok and everything is prepared just as you want it. I will chat to and reassure the best man and any guest readers, I also talk to the photographer and videographer to give them the heads up on the really photogenic parts of the ceremony and we discuss standing positions so they can get the best shots. I am there for as long as you want me, I don’t ever plan 2 ceremonies in one day, as I want to be totally focused on the couple that day.

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

A pirate themed ceremony where I dress and speak like a pirate and engage in a few swigs of rum! I am currently planning a ceremony with a Harley Davidson motorbike although I also do lovely elegant ceremonies at castles and beautiful venues.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

I put the couple at the heart of everything I do so am supportive from day 1 of our journey together with any problems that come up along the way, am in regular contact with you and can help with various issues. As an ex psychology teacher I can help with stress, anxiety and wedding overwhelm if any of those arise, many couples comment that I am supportive, calm, assured and really helpful! I liaise with the venue and all the relevant suppliers beforehand and on the day and I meet you both at the venue and check you are ok and calm but of course excited. It's my priority that from day one your wedding planning journey is as stress free as possible!

What do you love most about your job?

Before you do any research, planning or make any big decisions, sit down and make a list of what you want on your wedding day, the vibe, how you visualise it and how you want to feel, also note what you don't want. Do it individually, then combine notes and start to plan. Always make sure you take time out from wedding planning on a regular basis and spend quality time together, it's really important and sometimes gets forgotten!

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

Tough question! There are so many! Standing with the groom watching the bride walk down the aisle, witnessing the exchange of vows and rings, all the little facial expressions and reassuring little touches between the couple, hand to hand or holding hands, and of course the first kiss! Sometimes the enhancements are really special too, tying the knot or for example handblessings.