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Hello. I'm Frances but everyone calls me Fan. I would love to work with you to create a bespoke ceremony for your wedding that truly reflects your values, beliefs and personalities, both individually and as a couple. Covering Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and across the UK, Europe and the world; I will ensure that your ceremony is truly unique, engaging, heartfelt but most importantly, yours reflecting your values, beliefs and personalities both individually and as a couple. No matter what style of wedding you are after I guarantee there will be no yawning, snoring or boring – just smiles, laughs, hugs and happy tears. I am passionate and vibrant and can relate to any crowd, dissolve any tension or nerves there may be, am highly organised and will seamlessly fit into your vision for your day. Beach, field, marquee, venue, farmyard, garden? Morning or Evening? Casual or formal - I don't mind - I love a good celebration! Allow me to ease some pressure by helping you create your perfect ceremony. Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea. I am here to work with you to make sure the outcome not only incorporates your dreams but exceeds your expectations. Furthermore I will ensure you enjoy the journey. In the words of AA Milne 'we didn't know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun'. And that's exactly what we'll do - make memories of a truly fabulous event in your lives.

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Name of Wedding Contact: Frances Cave
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Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Lorna and Danny
Happy couple married in June
October 2019
you felt like an old friend
Fan you were just amazing and we are so happy we found you! From our very first FaceTime meeting it felt like you were an old friend! We trusted you immediately, told you all our secrets and you created the most touching, hilarious, heart melting and meaningful ceremony for us, talking about us as if you had known us all our lives! You had all our guests (and us) laughing one minute and in tears the next! We will treasure the memory of our special ceremony forever. We recommend Fan from the bottom of our hearts 💕
Beatrice and Andrew
Happy couple married in June
October 2019
brilliant in every way
“it exceeded all our expectations of what a wedding service could be, especially for second-timers, with adult children to consider and other issues in the mix. You were absolutely brilliant in every way, right from day one and until the very last moment at the kirk, you kept us straight, you got all the right info out of us and most importantly, you put together all our random thoughts and feelings into a beautiful, coherent and truly meaningful service for us, VERY CLEVER! In know that everyone in the congregation felt the same, and I think you must have noticed all the over-emotional ‘lairds’ dabbing their eyes discreetly, with their less inhibited wifes in full flow and fast running out of tissues (so I’m told!). A brilliant result in my book. We have had so many compliments on the service itself that I shall gather up some of the quotes for you from the letters we’ve received, as I think you should benefit from their lovely comments too. Thank you thank you Fan really so truly. I can’t over-emphasise how delighted we both were with the results and it all down to you. I think you really have hit in a skill and passion in this work which shines through and which you so obviously love to do”
Nikki and Steve
Happy couple married in May
October 2019
Fan made our day
Where to begin? Fan made our day exactly how we wanted it; laid back, funny and most importantly personal. Everyone said how amazing you were and how it was so different but one of the best ceremonies, and they could hear you at the back! You helped make our day so perfect! Will recommend you til the cows come home.
Jess and Tim
Happy couple married in October
October 2019
she is heaven!
When we started to plan our wedding - a relaxed, barefoot on a Kenyan beach vibe we both knew we didn’t want a traditional religious service but something meaningful and personal to us. And we wanted to write our own vows but frankly didn’t know where to start! Luckily just at that time Fan was recommended to us through our friendship network. We met up for an informal lunch and had a wonderful hour or so chatting over our story and what we wanted and from there Fan wrote the most delightful service for us and guided us to how to approach and write our vows. It was a moving moment to hear each other’s vows for the first time on our wedding day. Sadly we couldn’t magic Fan out to Kenya with us but she was there in spirit with us and we luckily found a charming priest there who was happy to read and conduct our bespoke, non religious service for us. If you are even considering making your wedding day more personal to you, I highly recommend you have a chat with the lovely Fan. She is a joy and we highly recommend her wonderful services - to have had her actually there conducting our service would have been the extra sparkle on the icing of the cake! She is heaven. Hugest heartfelt thank you, Fan
Jooles and Katie
Happy couple married in May
October 2019
fan had us in the palm of her hand
Well, where do we start ... from the very first email exchange (no lie) we just knew we were going to fall in love with this amazing lady. Her warm personality and genuine interest in us was evident from the very first 'hello'. On the Big Day there was not a dry eye in the marquee where our beautiful ceremony was held at Ash Barton Estate. Fan wrote a script that brought love, sincerity, humour and sheer emotion into one neat package, she tied it together with her special touch and sealed it with a label that had 'us' written all over it. As one of our guests described, "Fan had us in the palm of her hand, she commanded the whole ceremony but never took any of the limelight. You felt like you were in a safe pair of hands at all times and her focus was never anything other than you (the couple). It was without a doubt the most beautiful ceremony I've ever been too." Fan ... dear Fan ... words will never convey the gratitude we have for giving us the most personal, magical and precious ceremony we could have ever imagined and dreamed of. Something we will never forget. Thank you.
krista and dan
Happy couple married in July
October 2019
made us feel like we'd been friends for ages
Fan is a wonderfully down to earth person that made us feel like we'd been friends for ages from moment we first spoke. From a simple phone conversation she crafted a beautiful ceremony reading that captured everything we wanted to express. We enjoyed her upbeat personality and our guests commented on what a lovely atmosphere was created and how well the ceremony was conducted. We couldn't have wished for a more wonderful ceremony or person to marry us. Thank you Fan, you're amazing. xxx
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bishops court, ottery st mary, Devon, EX11 1RJ, England

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