Kelly Hawes - Fun, Modern Celebrant

I am a modern and fun Celebrant qualified for Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Commitments and Naming Ceremonies. I am based in Hertfordshire and cover the surrounding counties of Beds and Bucks.
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If you are looking for something special and unique for your big day then read on. I write and present completely bespoke ceremonies for each and every couple. This means that once I have met with you and discussed your needs and wishes I write from scratch based on your unique story. This makes for a very special and personal ceremony that you and your guests will remember. We can add rituals or a symbolic action to suit you too - whether it be a candle lighting, sand ceremony, smashing a glass for example. I encourage you to ask someone close to you to participate by reading some poetry or an excerpt from a book. I can help you chose something suitable to match your personality and the feel for your ceremony. Why not have a go at writing your own vows to each other. These can be kept a secret until the big day and of course I can help you with suggestions along the way. You have full input throughout the whole process and will receive email drafts for your approval, tweaked to your requirements until you are happy with the finished result. Please call me to discuss your ideas and requirements.

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Name of Wedding Contact: Kelly
Hi, I'd like to thank you for viewing my profile. I would love to give you the opportunity to take this enquiry a step further by reaching out to me with your vision for your day and to answer any questions you have about my service. There's no cost to enquire and there's no better way to make a decision about a supplier than to talk - either on the phone or with a video call. Meeting new people is my favourite thing to do!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kat & Martin
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
The Best Celebrant EVER!!!
We booked Kelly after a small covid ceremony, we had our big day planned and wanted something personal and "us" and Kelly absolutely smashed it out the park! In the lead up she was just amazing, we had already had a few postponements and after booking her we had more and she was kind, understanding and caring the whole time, really making sure we were ok. When planning our ceremony she took such time and care to really get to know us, and wrote a ceremony so beautiful and personal, it surpassed all possible expectations! The ceremony itself was conducted beautifully, and on the morning she took time to visit and make sure we were feeling ok, which was such a lovely touch. During the ceremony I struggled with my vows as I was quite emotional (and it was SO warm!) And she managed the situation with poise and made sure I was ok and ready to try again, it meant so much to know she had our best interest at heart and she was with us every step of the way, with no pressure to rush through at all. In the time we've been planning her kindness has shone through, and now she truly is a friend as well as our wonderful celebrant. I am forever grateful for her being one of our suppliers, it means so much to look back at our wedding day and have such incredible memories of a ceremony that really was "us" through and through. We also had such lovely comments from our guests (and even a few suppliers that were there!) About how beautiful the ceremony was and how lovely it was to learn about us as a couple and hear our story, with some saying it felt so intimate and emotional to be involved in such a personal ceremony. Thank you so much Kelly, you're absolutely amazing and we just can't thank you enough for all you have done for us, you truly made it so worth the wait xx
Mr & Mrs Hollinshead
Happy couple Married on April
April 2019
Beautifully conducted and gorgeously worded
Hi Kelly, We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful day on Sunday. All of our guests commented on how beautifully conducted and gorgeously worded the ceremony was. You did an amazing job considering the sun was beating down on us. Here is a picture that the photographer took of us with you.
Mrs and Mrs Sandel (via Facebook review)
Happy couple Married on November
November 2018
a fantastic job
Kelly did our little girls naming day and she did a fantastic job! It was very personal as she put in a lot of time getting to know us and picking the right things to put into our event. She is very confident and clear when speaking and we'd highly recommend her.
Champink Weddings & Events
Wedding: November
November 2018
Highky Recommended Celebrant
I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly and not only is she a lovely, bubbily and friendly person but she also is passionate about her work and immediately will put you at ease and personally get to know you to make sure each ceremony is personal to each of her clients. As wedding planners we recommend Kelly as we know she is reliable and professional and amazing at what she does.
Mr and Mrs Mitchelmore (via facebook)
Happy couple Married on October
October 2018
The final script was just gorgeous
Kelly carried out my little Boy's Naming Ceremony just a week ago. It was wonderful. She was so accommodating, with our late replies to script edits and generally being delayed with everything! She took all our points on board and the final script was just gorgeous. Everyone at the"do" commented how lovely it was and how lovely Kelly was, the way she delivered the ceremony and the atmosphere she created. There were tears! Thank you so much Kelly! Highly recommended
Mr & Mrs Diventura
Happy couple Married on August
August 2018
Thanks again for making it such a special day
Hi Kelly, Just a quick note to say thank you for yesterday. It was perfect and everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Your approach really helped keen everything relaxed yet professional . Thanks again for making it such a special day for us
Location & Contact Details


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (2)

4 Counties Wedding Award Winner - 2019
4 Counties Wedding Award Winner - 2020

What is your most memorable wedding?

Wow this is difficult to answer as each and every wedding is unique to the couple. Generally I just love that each ceremony I deliver really emphasises the couple and what makes them unique

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, Relaxed, Friendly, Professional, Passionate

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud of the feedback I receive, especially when couples comment that I really understand their needs and what makes them tick.

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

Stay true to yourself and your vision and pick suppliers who can match your vision. Ask the suppliers you have already chosen to perhaps recommend like minded contacts to you.

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

I personally love when pets are included, I am a doggie person so to have your best friend a part of your ceremony is always a special touch for me.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I meet every couple face to face (or at the very least on skype) and we have a good informal chat to take down all the details and content for your ceremony. The couple will receive regular scripts to approve along the process until they are happy with the full script. If the couple have chosen to write their own vows to each other these are kept secret so I liaise with each individual to get these in to place.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Before the day I speak with your venue staff, photographer and videographer and introduce myself and run through any details they may need to know. I arrive at the venue an hour before the ceremony is due to start so that I can be sure everything is perfect for you. I also try my best to speak to both of you before we start just to calm nerves and give you my reassurance that all is ready.

What do you love most about your job?

Take your time to pick your suppliers, check out their reviews, their social media and talk to them making sure you get all your questions answered. Try not to get bogged down pleasing everyone - this is impossible, plan the day the way you want it to be and politely tell others this is what will make you happy.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

Always the moment just before the couple leave the ceremony! Suddenly the nerves are gone and the realisation that they've done it is a very emotional part.