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Creating fun, modern and unique ceremonies for celebration events since 2017. I am based in Hertfordshire and cover the surrounding counties of Beds and Bucks.
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A full face to face consultation (approx 2 hours) Unlimited contact throughout the process Writing of your script, which is emailed to you at every stage for your approval Help with writing your own vows Help with music, reading and symbolic choices Liaison with other suppliers to ensure the ceremony is performed seemlessly Commemorative Certificate PA system if required Zoom rehearsal Printed souvenir script for you to keep as a memento
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Kelly Hawes - Fun, Modern Celebrant Full Description
Let's make sure your ceremony screams of your personality. We are all unique and that's why your ceremony should be too. If a standard ceremony just isn't you and you are looking for something unique that your guests will love, then read on. I write and officiate 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 or smashing a glass for example. The day is a celebration of your and your love and that's why your ceremony should feel celebratory and fun, not stuffy and boring. You might like 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. It's also worth mentioning that I have many 5 star reviews on Google!

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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
Liam & Molly
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
We hired Kelly to be the celebrant for wedding day in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We have nothing but praise for Kelly - she is absolutely fantastic. We loved every minute of our ceremony and so many of our guests commented on what a wonderful, unique and special event it was. She made the whole process so enjoyable and a lot less stressful than we ever thought it could be!  At all times of the process Kelly was professional, patient and responsive. We're so happy that we chose her to be our celebrant. She gently helped formulate a ceremony unique to us, and gave us advice about how best to incorporate our 2 year old son during the event. We would not hesitate to recommend her to any couple planning their wedding celebration.
Lee & Emma
Happy couple married in May
September 2023
We can't recommend Kelly enough!
We can't recommend Kelly enough! Over the past year she got to know us, and in doing so created a bespoke wedding ceremony that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance. She took the time to also include the kids, making them apart of our special day! Kelly also helped to guide us in writing our wedding vowls, ensuring they reflected us perfectly. At the end, we were given the speech and notes, beautifully typed up and placed on cards, that we now have framed. Thank you for everything
Angela & Michael
Happy couple married in April
September 2023
How do we begin to show our appreciation to Kelly!
We said we wanted the ceremony to be fun and it certainly was that! We asked to have some parts of the ceremony kept secret from us and I am so glad we did, she had contacted our friends and the surprise statements from them was simply perfect, as were the 'we will' statements! She put our niece at ease who was nervous about reading her poem & spoke to our photographer, British Sign Language interpreter and singer as well. If you are on the fence about booking Kelly…. Just do it!
Christina's Google Review
Wedding: September
March 2023
We contacted Kelly with a celebrant wedding in mind,after legally marrying in Covid. We hadn't considered a celebrant prior to this and would have been satisfied with a ceremony conducted by a Registrar. BUT,if we had known how incredible a celebrant ceremony could be, it would have been our first choice. When we met,we could tell straight away that she was our kind of person. Kelly had loads of ideas and was invested in making a ceremony personal and fun and boy did she deliver
Charlotte & Simon
Happy couple married in August
March 2023
I still cry every time I read it!
Kelly was amazing and made our ceremony very special, she listened to what we wanted and provided it exactly as asked. I still cry every time I read it! I cannot thank her enough.
Kat & Martin
Happy couple married in 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
Kelly Hawes - Fun, Modern Celebrant Location & Contact Details


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

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Kelly Hawes - Fun, Modern Celebrant Press & Awards

Industry Awards (5)

4 Counties Wedding Award Winner - 2019
Celebrant of the Year 2023 - East of England, The Wedding Industry Awards
Celebrant of the Year 2022 - East of England, The Wedding Industry Awards
Highly Commended National Celebrant 2023 - The Wedding Industry Awards
4 Counties Wedding Award Winner - 2020

Accreditations (1)

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.