Celebrant in South Sales

Testimonials

It is lovely to hear about my couples and families and experiences and I always welcome feedback about ceremonies so if you wish to write a testimonial I would love to hear what you felt about your day.


I am always updating my website so if you do have any photographs from your ceremony that you would be happy for me to share on my Website or Facebook page please let me know as I am very proud to be a part of my couples big day and its lovely to be able to share these with those who may also be deciding whether a ceremony is right for them.


What my Families Say

If you are thinking about having a ceremony there here are some of the testimonials from couples and families that I have helped:


Handfasting Ceremony - “We just want to say a massive thank you for the ceremony and for all your support on the run up to it. All of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and that it was just perfect for us. You made it a day to remember for us, so thank you! Many thanks Zoe and Dan” (2016)


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Renewal of Vows - “Sarah is one of the most genuinely warm, sincere and helpful people you could meet. We employed Sarah to be our Civil Celebrant for our renewal of vows and were so happy with our choice. Sarah had so many ideas, that we hadn't even thought about, based on what we told her about ourselves as a couple. Nothing was too much trouble, which is high praise considering how much of a perfectionist I am! Our day was even better than we had expected it to be and was easily one of the best days our lives. Thank you Sarah (Wickham Civil Ceremonies), you are a star!” (2017)


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Wedding Ceremony - ”We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work leading up to the ceremony! It was wonderful to have you there with us on the day and thought you did a fantastic job. You kept us calm and gave us a chance to build a ceremony which was uniquely ours. We could not have asked for anything better. Thank you as well for the cat book - it's hilarious and we love it! Best wishes, Christina and Rich


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Wedding and surprise 50th - “Dear Sarah, We could not have done it without you. Your thoughts, ideas, calm and control made everything run so smoothly. We all had a fantastic evening and so very grateful for your help and support. Many thanks and much love Amanda and Shaun.


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Funeral Director: “Thank you for your lovely services over the past years - we're sorry to lose you but our loss is Pembrokeshire's gain!”


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Celebration of Life - “We had Sarah to help us with a memorial service to celebrate our mums life. Sarah is such a lovely, caring person helping and guiding us through such a difficult time. She offered advice and ideas to make sure mums send off was a fitting tribute and celebration of mums life. Thanks again Sarah we will be forever grateful for your kindness and support.” (2017)


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“I would just like to thank you from myself and my family for the excellent service you gave for Helens funeral. You portrayed her as exactly the type of person she was, everyone has commented on what a lovely service it was and what a lovely person you are and said that it was exactly what Helen would have wanted. We are also very thankful that you were able to help on such short notice, as I was very concerned after the mistake made that I wouldn't have been able to give Helen the send off she would have wanted. You helped make saying goodbye to the person we loved most in this world a bit easier and made everyone remember her for the best and for that we will be forever grateful. So thank you again from all of us.” (2016)


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“Hello again Sarah. We want to thank you for the lovely way you held things together on Thursday last. Everyone seem to like the service, which was just as we wanted, as one said 'I laughed and I cried and I laughed again'. Prejudiced we might be, but David was a very special and inspirational person, I wish I was more like him! Our sincere thanks once again Sincerely, Helena”. (2015)


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“Thank you again for the lovely service you gave in sending Pamela on her next journey, Greydon”. (2017)


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Hi Sarah, I would just like to thank you again so much for the ceremony today, we all thought it was just how she would have liked, which made us all smile a little. The butterfly ceremony was particularly nice and everyone commented on it. Thank you once more from all of the family.” (2016)


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Hi Sarah, I just wanted to drop you line to say thank you for conducting the service for Mum last Friday. I have received quite a few messages from relatives and friends commenting on how lovely it was and fitting for Mum. Thank you once again, Kind regards Helen”. (2016)


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“What a wonderful surprise to receive copies of my father's funeral. It is a great idea as, on the day you do not take it all in. The memento is great for my mother as she could not hear very much and has brought some comfort on reading it. Thank you once again for all you have done. Everyone I have spoken to about the funeral has been totally complementary about you. With best wishes, Elizabeth”. (2016)


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Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for the copies of Dad's funeral service which I received today. Can I please say, once again, how grateful we are that Green willow's recommended you to us. You took so much pressure away from us and gave us so much support with Chris and Dad's service. It helped Mum so much when you came to our home and she was able to tell you stories about Dad in such a relaxed way. Your gift is special and I know that there are many more who will gain from it.

Love Sue x (2016)


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“Dear Sarah, We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your advice and for enabling us to have the service that we wanted for Mum. Everyone thought that it was a very dignified service. I was a little concerned that my Aunt and Mum's neighbours may have been surprised, so I'd warned them first, but they all thought it was a beautiful and dignified event. I was so glad that we were able to include my Dad 'in the Tribute' and I think that meant a lot to my Aunt, his sister. Mum's neighbours told me that they were relieved not to be sitting through a long service with lots of prayers and hymns. So thank you once again for all your help and advice and for making the service so dignified and appropriate to Mum. Many thanks (2016)


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Sarah, Thank you for the tribute you are obviously a wonderful listener & Thank you very much from all the family for your service for our mum (2016).


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Hi just a heartfelt thank you for the lovely service for my dad Hywel. My family and I were very touched by the serenity of the service . Your words were spoken in such a way that we felt the service really celebrated dad's life . Many many thanks Helen” (2016)


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“The tribute was beautiful and my father would be very proud, Many thanks Kay (2016)


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Dear Sarah, How kind of you to send to us copies of the eulogy for Jeff, Lilian and I are so very grateful for this lovely keepsake. Best Regards Grace and Lilian” (2016)


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Hi Sarah Just a short note to thank you for what you did for us on Friday. There were many comments made to me later in the day all of which were complimentary. Wishing you well, Bruce” (2016)


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“Dear Sarah, Just a quick thank you for conducting such a lovely ceremony for my father. I heard several compliments on the way you took the service. Kind Regards Tracy” (2016)


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Hi Sarah, We just wanted to say thank you so much for Monday. You did an amazing job and helped in a big way for us to feel proud we gave dad the send off he wanted and deserved. We had lots of comments afterwards saying how good you were. Thank you again, Claire and Matthew x (2016)


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Good morning Sarah, Just wanted to thank you for your help, support, advice and arrangements for the funeral. Yvonne was very happy at the way things went, as were the 'boys'. I would certainly recommend you should someone ask my advice on a civil ceremony. Kind regards PS thanks for arranging the hailstone! very dramatic!! (2016)


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Dear Sarah, We would just like to say thank you once again for the beautiful service yesterday. We can only give you the words to be used and you took those away and worked your magic with them. Everything said expressed the gentle person my father was. Mum took great comfort in seeing you there when we arrived. I think having a familar face to focus on helped keep her calm. (2016)


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“Hi Sarah, I am sending this to you to thank you for the beautiful and respectful way that you conducted mum's service on Monday. As soon as we met you, we felt comfortable with you and your compassion and empathy shone through. You offered advice where needed, without being pushy and listened to us talk about our beloved mum and took everything we said on board. I remember saying to you about my dad's service being quite awful and your reply was to say that mum's wouldn't be, and you were so right. Mum's service was filled with the love that everyone has for her, and with the sorrow that she has left us, something that none of us wanted to happen. It was personal, had some humour and also had some wonderful memories of the times we spent with mum over the years. You brought everything together so well, and showed such compassion to mum and us throughout the service, that I thank you. I thank you for making such a difficult time easier and that little knowing smile as you turned on the soundtrack of Sex Bomb, was beautiful! Thanks again and my best wishes, Diane” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for the copy of Mum's service, I really appreciate it, not to mention all you did to help us with the funeral. So many people commented on how nice it was and what a lovely job you did for us. Thank you again for making a difficult day so memorable, With best wishes, Val” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, We would just like to say a big thank for yesterday. We can't tell you how grateful we are with everything you had put into the service that celebrated Chris's life. The poetry was beautiful and so right for him and his love of the outdoors. Many people have asked about you and said that the way you spoke was as if you had known Chris personally. Everything was said with so much care, meaning and we don't know if this is the right word – love. When we returned home it was lovely just to sit quietly and read again the copy of the service you gave us. You are a special person and certainly have a gift. Many thanks, Sue and Colin x” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Sorry I missed you regarding the arrangements of my Father's service as we were in Germany at the time. However I would like to say a big thank you to you from all the family on a lovely service that I know my Father would have been proud of (especially all the cowboy references). We particular thought the end passage regarding the bit "Gone Fishing" was touching and lovely at the same time. A number of friends and extended family also commented on how lovely the service was. Again many thanks, Dafydd.” (2015)


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“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both from me and the family, everything turned

out exactly as we wanted at Dad’s funeral, your professionalism was fantastic. All the best you both,

Best Wishes, Nigel” (2015)


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“Hi Sarah, Sue and I would like to say thank you for yesterday, also friends and family commented on what a lovely service it was. Her sisters said mum would have loved it! Thanks again Hazel (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Mum, Judith and I would like to thank-you so much for the excellent service you conducted for Len. Everyone we spoke to commented on what a lovely service it was and how Len would have loved it too. Although you didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, you spoke as though you did and projected all of our discussed sentiments beautifully. On what was a tough day, you made it special and we very much appreciated that. Thanks again. Sue” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for today. It was a loving and uplifting goodbye to Mum and you made it special. Again thank you. You were wonderful and you have helped me so much during this difficult time. Much love Fay.” (2015)


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“Hi Sarah, When my Dad recently passed away, we called on you to support us with the funeral arrangements. I know I've thanked you, but I wanted to write to thank you properly. It is a really difficult time for my Mum and all the family as it was a shock and Dad was such a big part of our lives, however you were so caring and it made this difficult time a bit easier. Mum received your envelope and I suggested she wait until we were with her before she opened it. Im so glad I did, its was a lovely thing to do and we will treasure it. Thank you, Julie” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for making Peters funeral so special, everyone commented on what a beautiful service it was. This was a lot to do with your input, so once again thank you.” (2015)


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“Hi Sarah, I and my family wanted to express our thanks and say how impressed we were with the way you conducted dad's service on Thursday. I'm sure he would have been very happy. I would also like to pass on the thanks of those who attended as they all said it was a lovely service and Les would have been proud it all went so well. I for one was impressed that so many people had made the effort to show their respects and several had travelled 100's of miles. Many thanks again, Steve” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for making Paul's send off truly memorable your sensitive and cheerful approach is very comforting at a difficult time. Many who attended Paul's funeral friends and family alike have commented on how perfect the service was and that was largely due to you. Even the musical mishap was fitting and made us smile with the thought that Paul was up to his mischievous ways. Kind regards, Sarah, Natasha and family xxx” (2015)


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“Dear Sarah, Just a quick note to thank you for your wonderful service yesterday - conducted with kindness and compassion. My Dad loved it - if that is an appropriate way to describe a funeral! - and you made a difficult time much easier. With very best wishes, Catherine” (2015)


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“ Hello Sarah, We as a family would like to express our deepest thanks for the uplifting and dignified service you gave to Beryl Wallace. As you know this has been a difficult time but remembering the way you reflected her life meant so much. It helped tremendously during the service that we were able to have a little laugh and smile through a difficult time. Once again we thank you so much!

From her husband Bob and all of her loving family xxxxx”.



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"His service just summed up who he was, and was exactly what he would have wanted"

(Celebration of Life).

"A truly unique send off"

(Said about using wine gums at a Burial)



"Thank you for the sensitive way that you dealt with a very devastated family. We have received so many lovely comments from friends and family”.


(Celebration of Life)