Celebrant Wedding Ceremony Testimonials

As a wedding celebrant, I love becoming friends with the couples I perform wedding ceremonies for! Being part of a wedding day is truly special and I’ve made friends with many people.

If you’re thinking of having a celebrant ceremony, here are some wedding ceremony testimonials for you to read. Other testimonials can be found on Google Reviews.

For other ceremony testimonials, please check out my other pages – Blogs, Namings, Funeral Ceremonies.

AMY AND PETE  – OUTDOOR FESTIVAL WEDDING – WILDWOOD AND EDEN 

Louisa kicked off the day in the best way possible! The ceremony was so individual and really set the tone of the day! Thank you so much Louisa! It was more than we could have imagined and so many people commented how it was like no other, in a good way 😉

Louisa took our travel and festival theme and created the whole ceremony, I don’t know how she made it all come together so well and in such a fun and entertaining way. It wasn’t like a wedding ceremony we had ever been to or heard of. It was all just so much fun: Singing, hugging, ring warming, sock throwing, shots, bat and ball, audience heckling, drawing blindfolded… and it meant so much more to us as a couple.

We can’t even imagine how dull it would have been in comparison if we’d used a regular celebrant. Phew… we’re thankful that we didn’t make that mistake! It would have changed the feel of the whole day. We can’t even begin to explain how brilliant it was!

The route to our perfect ceremony:
We had an initial phone call with Louisa before booking, she sounded very friendly and full of ideas. I can’t remember exactly but I think we then had a skype meeting, a face-to-face meeting in York, another skype chat and then a meeting at the venue the week before the wedding. Louisa sent us an info/ideas booklet initially which was great to start us off thinking creatively. We then discussed our general ideas for the wedding and then filled in a questionnaire, some sections together as a couple and some sections separately. Louisa then took all this information and produced a draft ceremony which we discussed, commented on and sent back. At the venue the week before the wedding we talked through the whole ceremony and Louisa made adjustments. From which she produced the final ceremony! She had lots of ideas for us to choose from and was open to all of our ideas too, although she had a lot more than us 😉

We, and the guests, had an absolute blast! Absolutely everyone mentioned Louisa and the ceremony to us throughout the day & night. Some of the guests thought we had been friends with Louisa for years, it was so personal, which is massive credit to her and the time she put in to personalising it so well.

We absolutely loved it and are so glad we found Louisa! We would 100% recommend Starr Gazing Ceremonies for a Ceremony with a difference!

Yorkshire Wedding Celebrant

AMY AND JJ – HANDFASTING CEREMONY  AND TIPI WEDDING – LAKE DISTRICT 

OK.
I need to review this goddess.

She was our wonderful celebrant at our handfasting. Louisa is one of those magical entities that are utterly indescribable.She’s one of those very few people that has a deep, deep empathy.
You really only need to meet her once and she has read you from the inside out. She knows, she feels, she acts accordingly, with an underlying psychic ability.
Like, she’s always known you. Everyone at our handfasting thought we’d known her forever!
Everyone LOVED her!

Louisa is full of inspiring ideas and putting those into action.
We learned this when it was needed the most, during the most extremely challenging time of our lives.

She travelled from York to the middle of nowhere in Cumbria for us! The money spent on having Louisa come to us was crushed by the weight of her value.

I cannot articulate how beautiful, funny, gifted and special this human is in all honesty. But, if I happen to pop my clogs before she does, she knows full well that she’s got to do my funeral.
I KNOW she would make it totally fitting. No one could ever be disappointed in the work of this wonder!

Yorkshire Wedding

LUKE AND EMILY – FESTIVAL WEDDING – FAMILY FARM IN YORKSHIRE (Photo care of Tim Dunk Photography)

“I’ll keep this short cos there really is not much more to say than I’m 100% positive Louisa is by far the best Celebrant on Earth! Our festival themed ceremony was perfect! Her communication prior was spot on and from the very 1st meeting we knew she was right up our street.

Her humour and whit and all the little details she included suited us down to a T as well and she basically helped make the best day of our lives the best it possibly could be!

Every special person in our lives singing Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ full voice inside the Marquee mid ceremony will be a memory I’ll never forget.

Keep doing what you’re doing Louisa because you’re very bloody good at it 🙂

5/5 – Can’t recommend enough”

Yorkshire Wedding Celebrant

FI AND LUKE – YORKSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING – WOLD TOP BREWERY (Photo care of Craig Goode)

Louisa, what can we say?! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for leading our beautiful ceremony at Wold Top Brewery back in September.

We were recommended Louisa by the venue, and we couldn’t have pictured such a more perfect day.

Louisa was patient with us throughout and curated a ceremony complete with Bohemian Rhapsody and Africa singalongs, Viking horn beer blessing and a stunning handfasting ceremony. More importantly, she brought our ideas to life in a way we could have never imagined. Every single detail, from the way she intertwined our stories together and led our party was just absolute perfection.

Every single person at our wedding has spoken to us after the wedding about how much they loved it, and every single person has mentioned how incredible Louisa was.

For absolutely anybody looking for a celebrant to lead any sort of ceremony, we couldn’t recommend Louisa highly enough. She is just an absolute diamond!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being part of the most wonderful day of our lives. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Fi & Luke xxx

Yorkshire Bride

PAIGE AND LEWIS – AUTUMN FARM WEDDING – LOVERSALL FARM

Louisa is more than just someone you book to conduct your wedding ceremony..

We booked our venue to then be told it was not a legal venue and that we would need to decide on what to do about our actual wedding ceremony.

When me and my now husband booked Louisa, we are unsure exactly how we wanted our wedding to be. We then decided on a traditional but personal ceremony, and Louisa got to work getting to know us as people, as a couple and our relationship from start until this point.

On our wedding day we had an extremely personalised ceremony which involved all of our friends and family and it made everyone there feel every emotion. We had so so many compliments about Louisa and our ceremony and we couldn’t be more thankful for the work she produced. It was beautiful and seamless.

We’d been to 5 weddings this year including our own, including churches and registry offices and everyone who joined us at all 5 of the weddings said that they found our wedding so much more intimate and real than any other they’d been to!

If you are unsure about booking a celebrant like Louisa over a registry office or church, I would say don’t even think twice! We wouldn’t have had half of the day we did without this amazing woman by our side and there isnt enough words in the world to thank her

Paige and Lewis Tuke

Themed Wedding Ceremony

BROOKE AND JIM – WINTER WEDDING CEREMONY – GIBSON’S MILL

We had our November wedding ceremony in Hebden Bridge. We made our way to Yorkshire from Australia, as we had chosen a special place with family connections & we wanted something very private/intimate that truly reflected us as a couple. There were a total of 6 guests who all were laughing and crying throughout the ceremony. Lou was able to create the perfect blend of serious, funny, sentimental and silly which she did so seamlessly.

Lou listened to and incorporated all of our ideas and even added aspects we didn’t even know we wanted but that were perfect for us! Plenty of nerdy references and a drawing game 😂 the two family members who were waiting outside said they had never heard laughter like that from a wedding and I think that is so special ❤️ Lou made us so comfortable with the process and communication was great even from the other side of the world. We cannot thank you enough Lou, or recommend highly enough. Thank you for helping to make our day so magical. You are forever in our hearts…. xx

Louisa crafted and performed the most personal and entertaining ceremony for our wedding. She was absolutely incredible from start to finish.

The process for coming up with ideas for the ceremony was really fun, and her hard work made it feel effortless for us, which was really appreciated given how many other things we were juggling.

On the day itself it went down an absolute storm with our friends and family. We had so many comments from them saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how very personal it was.

We would recommend Louisa to absolutely everybody, she was an integral part of the day and it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good without her.

Louisa, we owe you a pint!

Yorkshire Wedding Celebrant Same Sex

YVETTE AND KAREN – SAME SEX MARRIAGE CELEBRATION – LEEDS

When we were looking for a celebrant for our marriage little did we know we were going to find a real “STAR” in Louisa.
I have never known someone who just “got us” straight away. She seemed to understand the tone we wanted to take with our handfasting ceremony from the start. She was able to suggest things that fitted in with our view of life which in turn enhanced our ceremony so much. It was pure magic!

Louisa was able to mix the solemn moments with a little laughter and involved the guests too. Although the ceremony was 50 minutes long because of all the different parts of the service everyone said it felt like it was like 20 minutes and how much they enjoyed the ceremony.

Many of our guests thought that Louisa was an old friend of ours and couldn’t believe we had only known her a couple of months as she understood us so well.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Louisa Starr to anyone for any celebration or occasion. Her friendly outgoing nature made the whole process painless for us and should we require the services of a celebrant again we will be using this little “Starr”.
Thank you Louisa for making our day so very special with a wonderful ceremony.

Yorkshire Celebrant

KEVIN AND EMMA – BEER AND GAMES WEDDING CEREMONY – DEEPDALE FARM (Photo care of All You Need is Love Photography)

We were very relieved when we came across Louisa’s website, as we were looking for something unconventional for our wedding celebrations, and we were not disappointed! A bit unsure about what it was that we really wanted, Louisa guided us through the process with imaginative ideas, buckets of enthusiasm and a relaxed approach – which we really appreciated amidst the wedding-organisation madness 😀

Our ceremony was out-of-this-world good – we had a quiz, a beer blessing, our dogs were included – it was funny, irreverent and heartfelt – we couldn’t have imagined it going any better, and a large part of that is of course down to Louisa – we can’t recommend her enough! It really felt like she took the time to think about what we wanted and to get to know us, and that meant the world. Thank you Louisa – you are ace!

Yorkshire Celebrant Wedding

CHARLOTTE AND MATTHEW – COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING – ALDBY PARK- LOUISIANNA WEDDINGS (Photo care of Georgina Brewster)

Words can not describe how amazing this lady is!

Louisa played such a big part in making our wedding just perfect. From the moment we met her, we knew that she was the person who needed to perform our ceremony. After meeting with Louisa a couple of times, and numerous emails, Louisa provided us with a personalised ceremony script to read over. WOW! It was like she had lived our lives with us! It could not have been more perfect, it told our story in such a funny and personalised way.

We didn’t think it could get any better, until the day of the wedding. The ceremony was just fabulous – from a personalised ceremony (that was even better than we had imagined when performed), to a singalong, to handfasting. It was more than we could have ever dreamed of. We can not thank you enough Louisa, you are just amazing!! Love & hugs Char & Matt xx

Yorkshire Celebrant

SARAH AND DAN – YORKSHIRE MEETS AFRICA – THE SALIX YURTS

Louisa crafted and performed the most personal and entertaining ceremony for our wedding. She was absolutely incredible from start to finish.

The process for coming up with ideas for the ceremony was really fun, and her hard work made it feel effortless for us, which was really appreciated given how many other things we were juggling.

On the day itself it went down an absolute storm with our friends and family. We had so many comments from them saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how very personal it was.

We would recommend Louisa to absolutely everybody, she was an integral part of the day and it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good without her.

Louisa, we owe you a pint 🙂

Same Sex Wedding

ANDREW AND MATTHEW – ECLECTIC WEDDING CEREMONY – FISHLAKE MILL (Photo care of All You Need is Love Photography)

How do you write a review for the person who turned your dreams into reality and guided you through one of the most meaningful times of your life? From the moment we met Louisa on Skype (from the other side of the world) and she told us she would do anything we wanted apart from sacrifice live animals, we knew she was the one to perform our ceremony. She guided us and provided us with just the right amount of information and options to allow us to begin to craft a unique and personal service. She informed us about things that we didn’t know we wanted but that our ceremony would not have been complete without (such as hand binding and a candle of remembrance).

Louisa makes it seem effortless, and works tirelessly, collecting information and details and combining the understanding she extracts from this with any number of specific requests. For us she worked with ideas we provided and combined them with our requests to include a huge number of specific songs, and turned this into an amazing narrative which made both my partner and me cry with joy when we first read it through. Our ceremony was funny and engaging but always personal, beautiful and true. We loved it and so did our guests, or the audience as we referred to them. We would recommend Louisa in a heartbeat to anyone wanting a non-conventional ceremony, but also one that is unique and personal and full of countless precious details, the memory of which will last a lifetime.