Congratulations on your Engagement! Thank you for considering Beautiful Ceremonies and Susan Dobinson for your unique wedding ceremony. Please feel confident your wishes will be fully implemented.
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Products and Services

Speech Writer
Celebrant / Officiant
Vocal Coach
Last-Minute Orders
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Outbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
This is a service for discerning couples ensuring that everything important to you is included on your special day. As a preferred supplier to historic, contemporary and prestigious venues and with access to luxury wedding planners, you are guaranteed an outstanding experience: bespoke, confidential and stress-free. A consummate professional, Susan will sensitively craft your ceremony, incorporating any and all of your and your family's practical and symbolic requirements. Together, we will carefully choose the words, readings and music to perfectly reflect both your beliefs and aspirations for the day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: SUSAN DOBINSON
Welcome to Beautiful Ceremonies and Congratulations on your engagement! Hold your wonderful wedding in London, across the UK or globally. You will experience impeccable service with access to established professionals, including luxury, international venues and suppliers. Interpreters are available, upon request, as are Signers for deaf or hard-of-hearing andaudio support for blind and visually impaired Clients and their guests. Your experience will be amazing!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Charlotte and Adrian
Happy couple Married on January
January 2019
Our wedding was wonderful, the words, the music, the ring-warming and hand-fasting. Thank you.
Veronica and Pete
Happy couple Married on January
January 2019
Perfect and very moving
We are arranging our renewal of vows for December 2018 and are very pleased to have met Susan. She has come up with some lovely ideas and we are really excited about it. Update – it was perfect and very moving.
Wedding: December
January 2019
You were totally professional in all respects.
Thank you for the wonderful wedding that you helped us to plan and then officiated. My son and new daughter-in-law had the perfect day and so did everyone. As you know, there were circumstances that made discreet and careful preparation essential and you were totally professional in all respects.
Byron and Pat
Happy couple Married on November
January 2019
Wonderful wedding!
Thank you, Susan, for such a wonderful day especially as it was all planned in such a short time.
Christina and Sam
Happy couple Married on October
January 2019
Thank you for your amazing support
Thank you for your amazing support, Susan. We had such a wonderful day and are so pleased you were part of it all.
Maria and Tom
Happy couple Married on October
January 2019
Everyone loved it
Thanks, Sue. You were a star and everyone loved it – what more needs to be said.
Location & Contact Details


Wetherby House, The Hemmings, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3NY, England

Travel Notes

Face-to-face or Skype meetings are available, depending on your preference and/or global location.

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Accreditations / Associations (2)

BSc(Hons) MA MSc
Humanists UK

What is your most memorable wedding?

The venue was an historic English estate that had formerly hosted royalty. The bride and groom and their famillies and many friends flew in from across the world. There was poetry and music, tiny flower girls strewing rose petals and elegant bridesmaids fluffing out the bride's amazing dress and train but the room was hushed when the vows were made in three different languages. Tears of joy from both sets of parents turned to laughter when a very young pageboy ran to the bride and asked his own very important question, " Can I move now? - Mummy said I must not move or be noisy whilst you were speaking'.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional, honest, friendly, calm and well-connected.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The Beautiful Difference: outstanding support and absolute discretion combined with warmth and serenity means that we receive a significant number of recommendations from satisfied couples and other suppliers, including wonderful venues. We offer venue and supplier recommendations but do not offer or receive financial inducements for such referrals menaing that we operate with absolute impartial integrity, providing our Clients with peace of mind. Although 6 months is recommended, Beautiful Ceremonies has experience in delivering at very short notice so do not hesitate to contact us.

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

The most important tip is to plan BUT to actually plan - as in, writing a list is not planning. So, do the following: AGREE your budget and set aside 10% of that for contingencies - unexpected costs - you are human so there will be some AGREE exactly what type of day you want - that BOTH of you want. It is stressful and, highly likely, expensive to make changes several months into the planning because one or both of you now want something different Choose your date AFTER you have found your venue and Celebrant/Officiant DO NOT BE PERSUADED/BULLIED by suppliers to spend more than your budget. If that worries you, take a trusted friend with you or use a wedding planner as they will know exactly what discounts may be negotiated and/or possible alternatives that give you the same experience. REMEMBER: your plan is just that - a plan. It is essential to stick to your budget BUT if you want to change your plan - just do it!! For further support, please get in touch 07958 112335

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

Oh, too many to choose just one but a few examples include: Photographs of beloved, departed grandparents on easels watching over the wedding; different flags on chairs showing just how many international friends were attending a civil partnership; hand-fasting ties made from treasured family items; a couple's four children (each bride has two children) taking part in the Unity candle ritual. and symbolically joining their families - wonderful and a beautiful moment.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Prior to meeting, your proposed date will be provisionally held for up to 5 days, pending us meeting face-to-face or on Skype to discuss your aspirations and required services. When you decide to go ahead, your booking deposit will protect your date and you will receive a contract outlining our responsibilities to each other and a timeline to assist your planning. Beautiful Ceremonies only books one wedding each day so you are assured of impeccable support. You will receive a commemorative certificate and ceremony copy. Your personal details and/or photographs will never be used for any purposes without your explicit, written permission.

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

A wedding for 2020 that will involve a tractor and a hot-air balloon.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Booking just one wedding each date. Good planning and as much communication as the couple wants. Arriving at the venue 2 hours early to check all is in place. Smiling!!

What do you love most about your job?


What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

There are two moments and they are absolutely connected. The first is when talking about the two people standing together and recounting their love story. Everyone is nodding, smiling and laughing as they recognise differents parts of the couple's journey towards each other. Their family and friends usually also discover some new things that draw them in closer to the second moment - the very personal moment when the couple make their vows and everyone is hushed.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne