Kind Words

I’ve met some totally fab people over the years and had the privilege of sharing in key moments in their lives.

This page collates some of the kind words I have received from those I have had the pleasure of working with.

Please see some of the client feedback below for Weddings & Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming and Funerals Celebration of Life events.



“We just wanted to say how amazing you are. You helped us through the wedding planning and our ceremony was amazing. Thank you so much.”
Amy & John, October 2023
“We are so glad that we chose Hannah to lead our ceremony.  She is so professional and friendly, and we immediately felt comfortable talking with her.  Hannah listened to what we wanted and worked with us to plan the perfect ceremony.  So many of our guests commented on how beautiful and personal the ceremony was, particularly the little personal touches that we incorporated, the nods to our cultures and the involvement of family and friends.  We were smiling the whole time and we are so grateful to Hannah for making it so special for us”
Harry & Sorcha, August 2023

“As you know, getting the ceremony ‘right’ (which is exactly what you did) was really important to us, and we felt in such safe hands with you throughout the whole process. We were so keen to bring together several strands of our families and backgrounds, and tie that together joyfully and inclusively with everyone there. You absolutely rose to the task and we are so grateful. From being a calming influence amidst the brewing storm (literally) at the rehearsal the day before, through to the wonderful, poised, professional, and happy leading of the ceremony itself, and ending with a charming voicemail message in our guestbook (thank you for that!), we are so happy that you were part of our day.”

Jonny & Aneka, August 2023
“I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so, so much for doing such a brilliant job at our wedding celebration. We had a fantastic day and I can’t tell you how many of our guests commented on the celebrant ceremony and how much they enjoyed it and were moved by it. My Mum & Dad in particular where very touched by your words and the whole ceremony. Matt and I felt so at ease and relaxed in your presence and you really captured the whole spirit of the day and of us as a couple.”
Jess & Matt, August 2022
“Thank you for the amazing service you provided for us yesterday. Once we had decided to renew our wedding vows and booked the amazing venue the last puzzle piece was who would conduct the service? and then we found you and thank goodness we did. Our day was made special because of the beautiful service you personalised for us. Thank you for understanding what we wanted right from our first meeting, and for making our day simply perfect. Not only were you lovely, bubbly and so beautifully spoken, but you kept us at ease throughout the service, poured bubbles, chatted to our family and friends and even took photos for us.”
Kelly & Tim, August 2022
“Thank you Hannah from the bottom of our hearts, our day was amazing so thank you. “I wanted to say a big personal thank you for Saturday, the ceremony is everything we wanted and more. Our friends and family all commented on how amazing the ceremony was and what a good find you were! Thank you again for everything.”
Maddie & Des, March 2022


“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our ceremony one of the most enjoyable moments of the day and something we will always remember. We absolutely loved it and thought it was just how we imagined it. Thank you also for being so flexible with us and working through various amends of the script. We really appreciate all your hard work on it. We will surely recommend you to other people too!”

Timi & Matt, September 2021

“Thank you SO MUCH for the most perfect ceremony, it was literally exactly what we’d hoped, full of just the right mix of love, laughter and stories! We had so many compliments about you from loads of the guests and also the venue owner and photographer. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you over the past few months/years and we’re SO glad we found you all that time ago! Thank you for sticking with us, for being so lovely and just the best person we could ever have had officiate our wedding ceremony. We’ll miss you lots, take care and stay in touch!”

Kat & Dan, August 2021

“We just wanted to say once again a massive thank you for being our celebrant. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we loved the whole journey with you! Many of our guests specifically commented on how amazing you were and how nice it was to have such a personal ceremony.”

Hannah & George, August 2021

“What can we say… we’re both still on such a high from the most perfect day EVER! Thank you so so so much for being part of our day and bringing something so special to it. Everybody loved the ceremony so much, it got all the right laughs in the right place and so many tears of joy.”

Nasim & Joe, July 2021

“Hannah was absolutely amazing. Working with her was such an easy process considering the difficulty of making something so important as a wedding ceremony. My partner and I were clear in what we didn’t want but struggled to visualise a non-traditional ceremony that made sense to us. She instantly got who we were as people and was able to craft a beautiful ceremony from our vague ideas. She spoke beautifully on the day and had our congregation laughing and crying in equal measure. Thank you so much Hannah for such a great day!”

Katie & Tim, May 2021

“We felt in very capable hands with Hannah and developing the ceremony with her was fun. It ended up being exactly what we wanted – an informal and intimate ceremony in our garden, just with our four children and the dog. Hannah’s relaxed style made it very special and together we produced that bit of magic that will make us remember the day forever. Thank you, Hannah!”

Miranda & Angela, April 2021

“We are so grateful for all your hard work in helping us to work out what we wanted from the ceremony, and your wonderful delivery of it. It truly made the day unique and memorable for everyone. We are so happy that we chose you as our celebrant.”
Alice & Ross, November 2019
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us create the perfect wedding day. Our day wouldn’t have been half as special and unique without all your guidance. It was so lovely to work with you over the year and to get to know one another, without you we don’t think we would ever have had the confidence to do the ceremony outside in the beautiful garden. You really helped us think outside the box and make anything possible. We have received so many compliments about you and the ceremony; our guests were blown away at how personal it was, and we had some saying you were the best celebrant they had ever come across. Thank you for also printing out the ceremony for us, it’s going in our very special wedding memory box 🙂 We will forever be so grateful to have met you.”
Kaja & Laurence, August 2019
“We have been overwhelmed with the positive comments from our family and friends about the personal feel to the ceremony, but also about you personally, and how amazingly you delivered it. Your warm, reassuring presence allowed us to relax and enjoy it so much more than we thought would be possible, as you know we were quite nervous about being ‘centre stage!’ I was asked by someone who you were, as they assumed you were a close family friend who we had known for years, which was exactly what we were after for our ceremony. Thank you for making the most important part of our day feel so absolutely magical, and certainly something we will never forget.”
Sarah & Andy, August 2019
“Thank you so much for everything! You were fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony! We’ve had so many compliments about how lovely and personal you made it. We honestly couldn’t have been happier. People would be lucky to have you for their celebrant!”
Emily & Alistair, May 2019
“Thank you for all your wonderful work in shaping a truly memorable and joyous ceremony for us. It was everything we had hoped for and more and we will treasure the words you gave us.”
Monica & Mark, March 2019
“I just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing ceremony , we were both super happy, so emotional and thrilled by how everything went!! You were brilliant, so many people commented on your style, the way you obviously got us and what we were about, your attention to detail and general control of the whole thing, it was simply perfect!!!”
Ruth & Duncan, December 2018
“We had the most amazing night – thank you for making it as special as it was! You are a genuinely lovely person and you completely got exactly what we wanted! The service was everything and more!”
Gemma & Mark, November 2018
“Thank you for delivering such a great ceremony for us at The Gallivant. We had an absolute blast & enjoyed every moment of the day. Thank you for setting the mood with such a fun delivery !!! We have had an awful lot of positive feedback.”
Janie & Maria, September 2018
“Having you as our celebrant was the best decision of the whole wedding! We absolutely loved how personal it was and down to earth. All of our friends and family commented on how wonderful and unique it was!”
Sam & Matt, September 2018
“Thank you so much with all your help, both before and during the big day. We had such a fantastic day and really want to do it all over again as it just went so quickly! Thanks again for all your help, we are so glad we chose you!!”
Liv & Mike, August 2018
“We were so happy with the ceremony, it was just what we wanted and felt so personal, and that you really knew us! We got so many lovely comments about you from our friends and family, and also how much they liked the hand fasting as only one person had seen that before.”
Dominique & Jordan, August 2018
“Thank you so much for Friday. There were SO many compliments on the ceremony – it was truly stunning and emotional and just perfect. Thank you for our keepsake copy of it too, it’s such a lovely memento. Jonny also keep saying thank you for keeping him calm, helping with the last minute details, and making sure everyone was in their right places!”
Jonny & Ruth, August 2018
“Thank you sooooo much for helping make the day so special! You were truly wonderful, we couldn’t have done it without you!! We’re absolutely blown away by what you did!”
Barney & Miranda, July 2018
“We have had so many compliments about the ceremony and also about you. It was perfect, with some people saying it was the best ceremony they’ve been to! We had such an amazing day – just can’t believe it’s almost been 4 weeks! Thank you so much again! You made such a difference to our day!”
Samantha & Charlie, June 2018
“For our Pearl Wedding Anniversary I had arranged a surprise for my wife to renew our wedding vows. A year of secretive planning went into ensuring my wife had the best day possible and Hannah was without doubt key to providing us with the most beautiful and memorable service we could have ever of wished for. She knew instinctively how to tailor the service to include all that was important to us and on the day eloquently spoke and delivered a service we will cherish forever.”
John & Ben, June 2018
“Well, the dust has settled, the jet plane has indeed flown, and we are both back at work in San Francisco. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for contributing to such a wonderful day on Saturday. We really enjoyed working with you, and especially appreciate your flexibility and proactivity given the distance and time zone differences. We were really pleased with the way the ceremony played out and thank you for incorporating our quirky requests to make it very personal on the day.”
Phil & David, June 2018

“We just wanted to thank you so much for conducting our ceremony on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect – all the right mix of sentiment and humour and I think you judged us perfectly.  Our guests thought you were so good, many of them thought you knew us already or were a friend of ours!  It was really fantastic and we’re still reeling from joy from the whole day!”

Libby & Jack, May 2018

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such a lovely ceremony for us. It was so personal and exactly what we were hoping our wedding ceremony would be. I’m told that a fair few friends and family were moved enough to shed a tear! Thanks again for helping to make our wedding so special.”
Emma & Tom, May 2018

“Thanks again for making our day so special – everyone thought you were wonderful, especially maintaining your focus with all the children running riot around us!! It really was a magical day and the ceremony was just beautiful, so thank you.”

Wendy & Gabe, May 2018
“There aren’t enough words to say how much our Vow Renewal meant to us and you’ve helped us reclaim a day somewhat lost all those years ago to create new and happier memories of our marriage. Everyone said how truly lovely you were and that it was such a special and beautiful ceremony – informal, relaxed and honest that reflected us as a couple. Thank you again Hannah for being such a wonderful and special part to our very happy occasion – we couldn’t have done it so nicely without you.”
Amanda & Alan, April 2018

“We had a simple registry service to get the legalities out of the way and then later in the afternoon Hannah led us through a hand-fasting ceremony out in the open, along with approximately 9 small helpers all under the age of 10. It was the part of the day that I was looking forward to the most, because in terms of organisation it had involved the least stress, and because I absolutely trusted Hannah to hit the right tone. It was a real highlight of the day – relaxed, poignant and funny. Many friends and family commented on how brilliant Hannah was and especially with so many small children taking part.

Hil & Andy, September 2017

We just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful ceremony you created for us. Everyone commented on how relaxed, personal and moving it was. Thanks for all your help and advice. We couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant.

Marie & Bart, September 2017

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for yesterday. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was, and what a beautiful speaker you were. Oz also said what a help you were in the morning too, so thank you so much, and we wish you all the best.”

Lucy & Osman, September 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for leading our ceremony on Saturday. It was just what we were hoping for, personal and warm whilst still feeling like a wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our guests about you and you played a big part in making our day so special. You can see how many happy, laughing faces there were in the congregation for the ceremony, which you made happen! ”   

Rosie & Chris, August 2017

Thank you so much for the most perfect ceremony and really setting off our day with such magical energy…everyone felt it, and everyone had such amazing words to say about you and the ceremony itself….it was perfect for us and so beautifully expressed by you, we really can’t thank you enough.”

Hely & James, August 2017

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding on Saturday. You were so wonderful and the weather circumstances didn’t make it easy!

Thank you also for sorting out the sand vessels at the last minute! we found the coloured sand in a box outside our tent of course…the weather made it difficult to do all the little things i would have liked but actually what it did do was make it so magical and I love the way everyone just got on with it and celebrated in style. It certainly didn’t put a dampener on everyone’s spirits. It was such a special ceremony and I’m so happy you were our celebrant!

Jasmine & Solomon, July 2017

Hannah, can’t begin to thank you enough for yesterday. You made our day so special, and personal, and wonderful. Thank you for being there for us, and creating the perfect ceremony. We adore you and are so pleased you came into our lives and enriched it in the way you did.”   

Steph & David, July 2017

Hannah, we just wanted to say again THANK YOU. Everyone said it was the most beautiful service, the words were perfect and we couldn’t have hoped for it to be better! It meant so much to us and we will remember it forever. Thank you so much.”    

Hannah and Luke, July 2017

Just a quick email to thank you for such a wonderful day that we had. It was perfect it really was and our friends were absolutely gobsmacked needless to say we consumed lots of alcohol and danced the night away. Everyone said how lovely you were, and that you were brilliant.  Once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”   

Chris and Stacey, June 2017

We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for being the celebrant for our wedding at Hawthbush Farm. We had such a wonderful weekend with so many happy memories and the ceremony will always hold a special place in our hearts.

In spite of the rain, it was a fantastic service and so many guests came up to us after the ceremony in the forest to say that it was one of the most moving services that they have ever attended. This is testament to all your hard work in putting together such a personal and meaningful script for us. Thank you again…”   

Freddy & Alex, June 2017

With a week left to our wedding my partner and I were looking for a celebrant to perform our wedding ceremony very last minute. Luckily when we found Hannah she was very understating and sympathetic of our situation. She went out of her way to make sure we were stress free and helped us organise and tailor our vows to her best abilities in the time that she had. Hannah managed to create a very beautiful and personal set of vows that really brought the love we have for one and other to life in front of our guests.

Hannah’s calm and friendly voice as well as good sense of humour made the ceremony very emotional and meaningful. We had a such a great time and really lovely comments from our guests, even some tears regarding Hannah’s amazing delivery and therefore we highly recommend her to make the wedding day feel very special.”  

Simon & Pegah, December 2016

We had such a lot of fun working with Hannah on the creation of our wedding ceremony. Hannah was great at helping us shape and refine our ideas, and helping us to realise something truly unique for our special day. We enjoyed her warmth and good humour, as well as her ability to think of everything. Many of our guests commented on how lovely it was to be part of such a personalised ceremony. Would definitely recommend.”  

Brent & Chris, August 2014

Having emigrated to Norway from the UK, we weren’t quite sure where to get married, since there were travel considerations for friends new and old. In the end we settled on a beautiful outdoor wedding in France, where all our friends from both countries could come together and relax with us in the sun, which we followed up by sorting the legalities in private back home in Norway.

Hannah worked with us via Skype and email to arrange the ceremony, and although this was all done remotely we felt really engaged with the process, and we felt confident that Hannah had thought of everything.  One of the best things for us was being able to find a meaningful way to include our three, (now four!), children in the ceremony, which Hannah managed beautifully. Hannah led the ceremony with warmth, humour and respect. We honestly could not imagine the day witjout having had Hannah as celebrant. She was in every way perfect. It is a cliche but it really was the best day of our lives.”  

Lizzie & Stuart, August 2012

We’ve been to many weddings and civil partnerships, and always felt that the ceremony itself was most important – a few moments to declare your love and commitment to one another. Hannah helped us in the run up to the wedding, by not only guiding the content of the ceremony, and supporting us to write our vows, but also thinking about the choreography of the service, and how we might use music, and readings.

We decided the best option was to get legally married at the town hall in the morning, with a handful of guests,  followed by our own ceremony at Pangdean Barn, where Hannah could lead a special ceremony in front of all our friends and family. Hannah had an amazing ability to make the day fun, heart felt, and personable,  not only for us, but also for our gathered assembly of nearest and dearest. Our guests all praised Hannah on her role as celebrant, and she has had future bookings from friends of ours, based on her amazing work. We highly recommend Hannah to anyone wanting to find that special someone.”  

Ollie & Ollie, May 2010

A traditional church wedding would not have been appropriate for us, and we also didn’t fancy a legal registrar leading the whole ceremony for us. Instead we decided to find a licensed venue, where the registrar could come and marry us, but we could also use Hannah to lead the main part of the ceremony in which we exchanged vows and rings, and had readings by our friends and family. This worked really well, as we were keen to legally be married by the end of the day, but also wanted to have a fun & lively ceremony which we felt would better represent us as a couple.

The whole event was quite unique with performances, a lot of dancing and late-night gameshows! It was just what we envisaged and we are so grateful to Hannah for listening to all our crazy ideas and helping us to find a way of doing things ‘our way’. Hannah was communicative, professional and reliable throughout. With the run up to the big day being a pretty busy and stressful time it was so reassuring to have Hannah on board. Thanks Hannah!”  

Helen & Paul, April 2004


“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the most fabulous celebrant last weekend! So many of our friends and family commented on how fantastic you were, and we couldn’t agree more. After so many years of planning, changing dates, then adding in a naming ceremony last minute, it was just a perfect ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Thank you again for making our day so so special.”

Flo & Chris, June 2022

“We just wanted to write to say a HUGE thank you for yesterday! The ceremony was absolutely perfect, and you were so integral to the smooth running of the day! So many people told us afterwards how amazing and lovely you were and everyone loved the afternoon so much.”

Izzy & Jack, December 2021

“Hannah I cannot find words to truly express my gratitude to you for all you have done for us. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was; you even brought the sun! You completely worked around my mistake at your own inconvenience, for which I am so sorry! Thank you Hannah for everything.”

Hannah & Mark, September 2017

“We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did for our Baby Naming Ceremony recently. From the first moment we met with you we knew you’d be able to make it magical. Your knowledge and ideas really helped us to choose exactly what we wanted for our daughter and your friendly yet professional nature put us at ease and meant we had the relaxed ceremony that we hoped for.  

All of our guests commented on how lovely you were and several mentioned their admiration for your ability to keep things running smoothly despite several moments of distraction caused by the many children we’d invited to join us. It really was a fantastic afternoon for everyone and one that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We’ll definitely be recommending you to all of our friends. Thanks again Hannah.”

Sarah & Frazer, July 2017


“The best and most concise way I can sum up Hannah’s diligence, sensitivity and attention to detail is to say I’ve had nothing but positive comments from everyone there, that there was smiling and laughter, and so many attendees said it was the best send off they’d ever been to.”
“Thank you so much for organising and officiating on Friday . You were so helpful to make sure we achieved all  elements that we had wanted  to be included in the service. The setting was beautiful  and thank you also for your help with my Eulogy. Your suggestions made all the difference to the finished piece. Thank you again it was a pleasure Hannah, to have you as our Celebrant.”
“Just to say thank you doesn’t seem enough, you made the service so personal and it was lovely. All of your additions and bringing the individual parts together were perfect. I read your transcript every now and then and find it comforting even through the tears.
I had so many comments as to what a lovely service it was, and that’s down to you.”

“I would like to say on behalf of myself and my family a huge ‘thank-you’ for making one of the worst days of our lives bearable. Your professionalism, passion and calm helped us all through our worst moments, throughout (the) funeral service. I thank you so so much.”

“You were a real delight to work with.  You did a wonderful job and I know it’s just how dad would have wanted it.  We had many compliments about the service yesterday and one person even said it’s exactly how she would like her own funeral to be.”
“I (want to) thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sensitivity and professionalism with which you guided us through the service yesterday. You made the impossible possible and the difficult tolerable.  Without your assured but gentle guiding hand we would have been lost. I speak of yesterday, but what I have said is as true of the way you held our faltering hands though the journey towards the funeral. I thank you for it all.  Be proud of what you do.”
“Just wanted to send you a short email from our whole family to say thank you for your fabulous contribution to my mother’s funeral. You made everything so easy and conducted the celebration so eloquently. My mother would have loved it!”

“I wanted to thank you once again on behalf of myself and my family for conducting such a wonderful ceremony.  Despite my father’s protestations about having a service I believe he would have enjoyed it, especially us telling the stories he used to tell himself.  I have been to other funeral services and you are exceptional.  You really do have a gift.  Hopefully one day we can ask to you to do a wedding or baby naming ceremony instead.”

“Thank you so much for yesterday. It was so important to me that it went well and that we captured my Dad in our tributes. I think between the four of us we did and everyone commented on what a lovely service it was. You have such a lovely manner, pulling it all together perfectly. Thank you also for taking the time to work with Mum and I to build up the story and editing it so beautifully to fit around the words of family and friends speaking. I especially loved your bits about the girls and how you pulled in the story of my Mum and Dad at the end.”
“It was such a beautiful service  and you were an amazing orator. I knew from the very moment I listened to your voice in the phone message you left me that you were the perfect person to capture the essence of Dad. It was quite remarkable how you managed to weave the pieces of information together, I’m very emotional at the moment but it was exquisitely executed and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was almost like you had  met him. I know he would have approved too!”
“We would like to thank you for a wonderful service you did for X. Everybody said it was very moving and well done, on what was a difficult and sad day for us. It greatly helped me through the service and I know X would have been proud. I will always recommend you to other people , on what was a 100% performance from you.”
“We just wanted to thank you for the splendid job you did in pulling everything together for Mum’s service on Monday. It all went very smoothly and we’ve had lots of messages commenting that it was a lovely and fitting tribute, both from people who were there and from others watching the webcast. We certainly couldn’t have done it without your considerable input!”
“Just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for officiating at Dad’s funeral on Friday. Although it was a very emotional time for all of us you captured the spirit and personality of Dad perfectly. Everyone who attended thought it was a wonderful service and it brought back their own memories of Dad, and some of those people hadn’t spent much time with him for quite a few years. Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and guidance throughout and somehow being able to interpret what we were trying to say from one Zoom meeting. We all came away feeling comforted and knowing that we had been able to respect Dad’s wishes whilst incorporating elements that made our wider family, friends and Mum and Dad’s neighbours feel included.”
“Thank you for the many hours you committed to helping us to celebrate Dad’s life yesterday. Your diligence in understanding the gentleman that was Dad ensured the service you conducted yesterday truly reflected Dad and all the memories he had created with all his many family and friends. Words can not truly express how thankful we are for the send off for Dad. Everybody commented to us just how much they enjoyed the service. You set the tone absolutely in the manner we wished to achieve.”

“I cannot thank you enough for the way in which you handled what was a most difficult time for me. From our initial chat on the phone to the further numerous calls, gathering information, then meticulously collating together such a wonderful profile of a lady that you had never met, I am more than in your debt. You (virtually) held my, and my sisters hands and guided and liaised with us through an emotional roller coaster with sympathy, kindness and strength. Your advice with asking for memories from friends, choosing poems, music and collating the visual tribute so contributed to us providing you with the information you required to come up with such a poignant and touching celebration of her life. The service was beautiful and eloquently held, your professionalism shining through! The feedback we received was amazing and all her friends said we did Mum proud, for that without your help I could not have done, so am truly grateful. We really could not have made that impact without you, thank you again so much for your time and patience.”

“Many of the guests at the wake spoke about how impressed they were with the service and how warm and personal you made it. So thank you again for being the glue that held it all together.”
“I just wanted to say thank you very much for the lovely words at the service on Thursday. It meant a great deal to us. I really think that the personal touch takes ‘the fear’ out of the situation. I am grateful to you for being so attentive and caring.”

“I wanted to say how touched as a family we were by your clear, gentle and understanding way of conducting Mum’s service yesterday. It is clear you have an art of summing up a person that’s gone from the grieving people left and portraying it to everyone so well. Thank you Hannah.”


“We would like to convey our thanks and appreciation as a family for the wonderful service you created for mum.  From your visit to the house the week after mum died, where you listened to what we as a family said about mum, to the draft reading and ultimately, using the written passages that we had written and merging with your original, you created a beautiful, sensitive, lighthearted and laughter provoking service. We had so many compliments about mum’s funeral – it was truly a celebration of mum’s life as opposed to a mourning of her death. We will not hesitate to recommend your services, be it a funeral or wedding and once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


“Hannah is an excellent celebrant who provided much needed support from start to finish. She has great interpersonal skills which are vital for this very sensitive job.Her advice before the funeral was invaluable and on the day she conducted the service with great sensitivity but in an upbeat manner whilst keeping within the time limits allowed by the crematorium. She also ensured that family and friends, who could not be there because of Covid restrictions but we’re watching online we’re included in the celebration of my husbands life. I would not hesitate to recommend Hannah to anyone who required a celebrant for a funeral.”


“It’s difficult to find the right words to express the difference Hannah made to our day. I was dreading the whole experience not having organised a funeral before, but with her care patience and affection she made everything run as smoothly as possible I will always be grateful for how she performed the service and the kindness she showed me. I couldn’t of wished for anyone better. She guided me through the whole service and it was a service that everyone thought was wonderful.”


“Just a quick message to THANK YOU for the wonderful service you provided at mum’s funeral. Your delivery of the service was excellent. My sister and I, plus the rest of my family have all commented on how caring you were and that the ‘tone’ of your service was spot-on.  We cannot thank you enough for the way you delivered our mum’s service.”


“I am writing on behalf of myself and my sisters to say a very big thank you for the funeral service for my mother last week. You guided us very carefully through the process beforehand and on the day, you brought it all together so beautifully.   I know that our mother would have really enjoyed the service and appreciated your efforts.  On behalf of us all, thank you very much indeed.”

“The time and kindness that you gave us throughout this was just incredible. You made it just the way we wanted and we couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful person to have been introduced to us to look after this service so dearly. X would have been delighted it was someone like you. I cannot personally thank you enough and hope to be in touch to host more positive celebrations going forward.”


“Our heartfelt thanks go out to you for the truly amazing service you delivered for the celebration of Mum’s life. You captured the essence of Mum’s life perfectly. The attendees and virtual guests have nothing but praise for the service.”


“I just wanted to write and say what a brilliant job you did today. You really captured everything we wanted to say but in an uplifting way. We came home and had champagne and sandwiches on the drive which was really lovely. In a weird way better than had been planned!!  You had many compliments and it’s a lovely skill you have working with families to give that perfect goodbye. So – thank you again – you made a sad day a ray of light. X’s  godmother said it was the best funeral she had been to!!”
“I wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for the excellent service yesterday. You did such a great job with your words and captured / delivered all the key points about Dad. Everybody was so complimentary about your work afterwards so it’s only right that you know – you facilitated perfectly, the service went so smoothly and the transitions to music / readings / speeches was seamless. I know it cannot be easy dealing with bereaved folks all the time but please take satisfaction in knowing that you really helped us in a difficult time and gave our dad a wonderful send off – for that we are forever grateful.”

“I must thank you for your kindness and professionalism in holding the space and making it a positive celebration of X’s life. Your visit to plan the format and keep to the timings  was invaluable. I was so glad that you were recommended to me and you were just the right person for the occasion – X would have definitely approved!  Somehow I managed to stay strong on the day and I found you very reassuring at a very painful time.  I would not hesitate to recommend you to others as the right person in such circumstances.”


“We just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into my mother’s funeral and for the way you delivered it on the day. It was all done beautifully and made the day a chance to look back and remember happier times.”


“On behalf of my family and all the guests who attended the ceremony, I just wanted to thank you so much for being the celebrant at X’s funeral. You did such a wonderful job. It was absolutely perfect. Everyone thought you really captured the spirit of X and for this we are eternally grateful. All I can say is thank you. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you.”


“Thank you so much for the service and the help you gave me during this whole process. Lots of really nice feedback from those people watching locally and internationally, with descriptions such as a beautiful, wonderful and lovely service.”


“I wanted to say thank you so much for today. You made something that felt really difficult easier.  You were excellent.”


“First of all I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole family for the outstanding service you performed in outrageous weather conditions. We really appreciated the warmth and empathy that you brought to the occasion which made it less stressful for us to bear.”


“I would like to say a very big thank you for your wonderful delivery of mum’s celebration of life. You showed professionalism and dignity throughout. I am so pleased that it was you who carried this out for mum, I know she would have been extremely proud. Other attendees at the service all commented on how well the service went. I know that probably most say the same thing, but truly the time you spent with us in preparation, and you complete and utter understanding of our personal circumstances will remain with us forever. Thank you.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the lovely service you organised as we were very pleased with the way it all worked out. Our friends were very complimentary of you and impressed at how well you portrayed the man they knew.”
“Now the gushy bit, which I know I’ve done more than once already but I will be forever grateful for all the time and hard work you have put in over the past couple of weeks, as well as your guidance and advice to me, to give mum the most uplifting and moving tribute she could ever have received. I really don’t know how I will ever thank you enough, so I’ll stop now!”
“I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for us.  You took onboard everything I told you about dad, it was almost as though you knew him, maybe you have special powers and were meant to be here to send people on their paths.  So on behalf of all of us, thank you and keep up with all the amazing work you do.”
“Thank you for doing such an amazing job commemorating my Dad recently. It was a difficult day made easier by your lovely manner and professionalism. Thank you for all your prompt responses and assistance with the eulogy – to know that what I had written had been overseen by you took away a great deal of worry! Thank you also for your time in composing such lovely words and creating such a beautiful service for him – he deserved the best send-off and you made it ‘just right’. You led and guided the service in a lovely gentle way – that has helped me to remember it as a celebration of my Dad. It was tough, of course, but knowing how much Dad himself would have been happy with it makes such a difference.”
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You pulled together a beautiful ceremony for my lovely Mum. Your words really described her and what was important to her, and you put it across so beautifully. You really have a gift and I’m so grateful…”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of my family for the wonderful job you did being a celebrant for my lovely mum. We have had so many emails from people that watched the film afterwards online and so many people made the comment that you did a wonderful job for us.”
“I would just like to send you our heartfelt thanks for the service you gave for our father yesterday. It was a lovely moving tribute to him and everyone said what a lovely service it was and how it totally summed him up! Once again thank you so much for making a difficult day so much easier for all of us.”
“I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your involvement and how expertly and wonderfully you  were able to bring Dad’s personality alive in the chapel yesterday. I don’t think there could have been any body better than you.” 

“Thank you so much for helping us organise X’s funeral and leading the service for our family and friends. A truly unique experience thanks to your kind, calm and compassionate way of working. A wonderful, sincere and genuine celebration of his life – perfect – just what we wanted. We have received many messages and positive comments since what turned out to be a very memorial day and will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.”

“Thank you so much for heartfelt, tender and respectful service yesterday. We are all extremely grateful to you. Your words, so kindly spoken, were a comfort to us all. The service, we felt, was flawless.. and you, at the helm, steered it beautifully.. and with an extraordinary mix of warmth, gentle humour and clarity. You are truly gifted and we are so glad we were fortunate enough to find you for mum.”
“We could not have had a better host for the service. Indeed many of our friends have asked if you were part of the family, such was the empathetic and personal nature of your presentation. You truly made the service as special and heartfelt as could be and I speak on behalf of the entire family when I say how grateful we all are. I have no doubt that my wife would have been exceptionally pleased with the service and tribute. I wish you the very best in life and work – you have a real gift – and I would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.”

“We had a lot of comments about how you conducted the service with passion & sympathy. We felt that we couldn’t have given Dad a better send off and we were all so impressed with your sensitivity and compassion which made a hard time much easier for us. Although hopefully we won’t be needing your services again too soon (!) we wouldn’t hesitate to use you again.”


“Thank you so much for the lovely service you conducted.  Everyone has said that it was perfect in its content and tone.  You were so kind and gentle when you came to the house, at such a difficult time, and  coaxed out our thoughts and memories.  I am quite in awe that from the information gathered you created such moving words and wove together the various threads of T’s life.  You certainly captured T – it was almost as if you had known him!”
“Thank you so much for the way you handled our farewell to X, you really did capture the lovely man he was and made everything very personal. All the feedback has been excellent, as you can imagine I am relieved it all went so well, mainly thanks to you.”
“We all wanted to say how grateful we are for all the work you put into helping us organise Dad’s funeral last week and leading the service for us.  As you know, we very much wanted to make it a celebration of Dad’s life and we felt, with your help, we had managed that. Thank you for keeping the tone of your words so in-keeping with what we hoped for and for your sympathetic delivery.  Several people have commented on how lovely the service was and it’s certainly been a great comfort to Mum so thank you again.”
“I wanted to let you know that all members of the family felt the service yesterday reflected everything that Mum would have wished. It could not have been improved. On a personal note I also wanted to say thank you. Loosing someone dear to you, even if they are 91, is not an easy thing and your help in crafting the service yesterday was extremely supportive. Thank you very much.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. Everybody said what a lovely service it was and how it was so ‘X’ – it was as though you’d known him all your life. Thank you once again.”
“You were amazing and made the service so personal and reflective of our mother, this was all because you took the time to really listen to us family members and understand who and what our mother was about, including all her characteristics together with our fun and happy memories of her. We all so appreciated your sensitive approach, genuine sense of care, your help and professionalism throughout, not an easy role I am sure! We couldn’t have chosen anyone better to help us all at such an emotionally difficult time, so thank you very much for all that you did.”

“Thank you so much for the wonderful way you conducted the service and helped me put the service together. We have had so many comments from people who were there saying how beautifully simple and effective it was and how well you connected all the parts and drew on important messages that everyone could connect with. I cannot thank you enough as I found this task very difficult, being so isolated doing this on my own.”


“Although a very sad day for us it was such a beautiful service.Your delivery of the story was outstanding and we could not have chosen a better person for Dad’s service.”


“Just a short note to say thank you from myself and the family for a really lovely service yesterday. So many people came up to me after to say how much they enjoyed it……not sure if you can enjoy a funeral but compared to others it was very different. It was definitely a celebration of my mother’s life rather than a morose affair. We were also so impressed by the amount of information you were able to capture in our meeting and how everything flowed.”


“The service you kindly undertook for C’s funeral was exemplary. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you, not just from me, but I speak for the whole family. If there was ever a person carved out for your role, it’s you.”
“I wanted to say thank you very much for the service you led for Dad.  I think he would have been very pleased with it.  You were given many compliments and one man has even revised his own funeral arrangements ;).  Also thanks for the support you gave us throughout the preparation and for incorporating the many changes we kept throwing into the mix.”  
“Can I just say how greatly we all appreciated your delicate yet professional and beautiful presentation at my father’s cremation…your deft touch and wonderful attention to personal detail was much appreciated by all present and much commented upon afterwards. (My) father always placed others and their needs highly and tried mightily to understand people’s personal concerns, and in this you truly excelled.”
“We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful service you presented for S. It was perfection it is wonderful sensitivity blended with an amazing understanding of her character and personality. Friend after friend said what a beautiful service you conducted. Again, Hannah, thank you from myself and all the family.”
Thank you so very much for the wonderful service you provided for Mum.  You were so good and patient in the preparation and really got a feel for Mum. Despite it being a difficult day for all you were brilliant and we couldn’t have wished for anyone better.”
“I just wanted to personally thank you for yesterday. The service was absolutely beautiful and many that I spoke to afterwards had thought you knew S and our family, as your delivery was so heart felt and your research so thorough. It was obvious to me how much time and effort you had put into making this day both smooth and special.”
“I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful service yesterday. Your words were spot on and you captured S perfectly. You really got him to the point that many people thought you knew him.  My family and I have found you a great support and I personally felt that by you being there gave me strength when I thought I didn’t have any.”
“We will always be grateful for your beautiful service and all the help and support you gave us. “We wanted to thank you for the wonderful way you delivered the service and eulogy yesterday. You were simply amazing. The number of people who commented on how well you delivered the eulogy and how you had captured the essence of M was numerous. Many said it was as if you had known M yourself.  It was such a difficult time for us all and your assistance helped us enormously deal with such a sad occasion. We would whole heartedly and without hesitation recommend you to anyone else, if you need any endorsement.”

“I do not even know how to begin to thank you for giving so much of yourself to us yesterday. Every single person was blown away by you, your dedication and your beautiful essence.”

“I wanted to thank you for your brilliant service for dad. We have all agreed that you got the tone entirely and completely right and that the service was exactly as dad would have wanted it. You have a rare gift for understanding people and their motivations and I am slightly in awe of the way you gathered up the information that we were able to supply you with in what was a fairly small amount of time and yet to combine it all into a moving, heartfelt and uplifting occasion. Many thanks for all your help and your empathy.”

“Thank you for conducting such a brilliant and detailed service. Your attention to detail and presentation was fantastic and exactly what was required.”


“There aren’t  enough words to say how grateful I am. When I came to you, I was a nervous wreck and dreading the funeral. Yesterday,  leaving the chapel I felt proud, happy, (if sad) – it was more than I could have dreamt of. My mother would’ve been so pleased – I know she was – it was absolutely perfect and memorable and loved by everyone who was there.”


“Thank you for the kind and considerate way you conducted D’s funeral. You gave a perfect picture of D and made what was a sad day into a memorable day. Many friends and family said the service was just right.”


“We just wanted to thank you for doing such a brilliant job yesterday.  Dad would definitely have approved of the service. Everything went so well and we are very grateful to you for helping us give him a fantastic send-off. Thank you from all of us.”


“I just want to say a big heartfelt thank you for conducting the service in such a beautiful way. It was more than we could have wished for. So glad we found you. Was it chance? R would have been so very pleased with it and if you had had the chance to meet her I am sure that you would have made a deep connection. So, thank you again and blessings for your journey.”


“Thank you so much for the skilful, empathetic and professional way in which you led the service today. Every one commented on the genuine warmth you radiated. Many thanks again – my confidence in you made it more bearable.”
“We can’t thank you enough for the lovely service you gave yesterday. Everyone commented on how fitting the service was to Stewart’s character.  The service just flowed and it was beautiful. Over the last couple of weeks you have been so helpful and we are very grateful for all your input.”

“I just wanted to express my thanks for today.  Everyone commented on how lovely the service was which is down to a large amount of effort on your part.  The dog poem was really loved and a lot of people whom I spoke to afterward commented on how eloquent you were. It was perfectly pitched and exactly what mum would have wanted. Thank you again.”


“I write to thank you for all you did to make today’s service at Masters’ chapel so personal and memorable. If I may say so you conducted the service immaculately and as far as it is possible to enjoy a funeral service you did that for us perfectly. And can I say it has been a pleasure to work with you in putting it all together. Thanks again and very best wishes.”

“How do I say ‘thank you’ for a lovely service – you helped me so much to ‘let J go’ in a calm and happy way. You have a ‘lift’.”

B. W.

“We just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful service you conducted today.  Everyone commented on how lovely service and it felt very personal. I’m so glad to have had you do the service.”


“We all wanted to thank you very much for your lovely, warm service for J.  You captured her perfectly – people found it hard to believe that you had never met her – and we had plenty of compliments on the eulogy and the whole service in general. Thanks, again, Hannah.”


“I just wanted to thank you for the brilliant service you did at such speed for our mum.  I know you ended up working late into the evening for us and it is really appreciated.  The service was perfect and I had 2 separate people say to me that it was the nicest service they had attended.  Thank you so much for your efforts.”


“Many, many thanks for the wonderful service you put together for mum yesterday.  We all thought it was beautiful and a number of people said it was the loveliest service they had attended.  Thank you so much for allowing us to send off mum so nicely.”


“We all wanted to thank you very much for your lovely, warm service for J. You captured her perfectly – people found it hard to believe that you had never met her – and we had plenty of compliments on the eulogy and the whole service in general. Thanks, again, Hannah.”


“Thank you so much for your help and input over the last two days. Everyone universally talked about what a lovely service it was today, and it was exactly as Mum would have wanted it to be. Thank you for all your support and guidance during a very difficult time – you did an incredible job and I am very grateful.”


“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful eulogy you wrote for our mother, and for your help increasing a service which was deeply personal, moving and uplifting all at the same time. This card is one I got recently from an exhibition. I loved the painting and felt it conveyed the creative, caring and thoughtful way you go about your job – something I came to admire enormously.” 


“Just a line to say how much we appreciated your speech at the service for S. We all thought you did a fantastic job, encapsulating the spirit of S and putting it across in a tone just suitable for the occasion. It was almost as though you knew S yourself. Again, many thanks.”

B. H.

“I just wanted to say thank you personally for the fantastic service you gave at D’s funeral. I don’t think anyone could have paid her a more fitting tribute. Although I felt totally broken I felt proud to have been her partner, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


“A big thank you from all the family for the warm and friendly way in which you conducted the funeral for M yesterday. It was so fitting for him and everything went very much according to plan. It was a measure of your careful planning and co-ordination which we all appreciated. A number of impressed friends asked where we had found you!”


“We were so pleased to have you conduct our mother’s service with such kindness and empathy.
Many thanks.”


“You are indeed a “class act” and I just want to say how much I appreciated your leading the funeral service of my wife on Friday. We all thought that  you set exactly the right tone and balance, and that very favourable view was echoed in the comments made to us by all those present.”


“Thank you so much for all your hard work with the preparation and presentation of your fine words at yesterday’s celebration of Y’s life. Along with everybody who attended, I felt it was a perfect day. You did an absolutely fabulous job. I’ve already had several lovely messages from many of those who came to the ceremony.”


“We would like to thank you for yesterday. It was a lovely service for Dad and everything went just as planned. We were very lucky to have had you helping us to say goodbye to him.”


“I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my family, for your faultless service last Thursday. We were very happy with how everything went and your assistance leading up to the funeral. Everyone said it was a very uplifting service so it seems we achieved our aim. I have no hesitation in recommending you if the occasion ever arose.” 


“Thank you for your contribution in making yesterday’s Celebration of Life so successful. Everyone I spoke to during the afternoon was extremely complementary about the way the service had been conducted and the obvious care you had taken making the celebration so personal.”


Thank you so much for all you have helped us with for today. It’s been emotional but I think an authentic celebration of a very special man. Again, thank you.”


A quick note to say thank you for the service today. Afterwards we had to attend to guests so did not catch you in person. As I’m sure you have all the time, there was an abundance of positive comments. You got the tone just right. Many thanks.” 

S, L & D.

Thanks for your work yesterday, you did a great job and helped to give our Dad a good send off. We received a lot of positive feedback from those in attendance.


I cannot thank you enough for your lovely lovely service for X. You were absolutely wonderful, everyone said so. I really felt that you led the way perfectly and my family and friends remarked on how you kept looking at us, and made it really personal. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


I want to say a big thank you for the lovely way in which you chose to do X’s service. You were caring and thoughtful, and not ‘over the top’ in any way. So many people said to me how lovely it was, and a lot of that was down to you. So thank you for making a very difficult occasion more bearable.


Thank you for all your help and advice leading up to the service last Friday. Everyone said what a lovely service it was, and that it was a warm, gentle and uplifting service to a lovely man. If the need arises in the future I will certainly recommend you to friends.


We would like to thank you for your gentle kindness and astute guidance throughout the preparation and conducting of C’s service. Family and friends noted how beautifully the service was led and how C would have been smiling on us all. Thank you – such small words sent with heartfelt meaning.” 

H, J & L

Once again many thanks for Friday. Everybody thought it was the right celebration of Dad’s life and thought you were the perfect person to lead the service.” 


Now that our friends and family have returned home and we are more settled, I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your excellent work. Thank you for making the service go so well.” 

J.R. & A.R.

Celebrant for London, South East and South West England

I conduct ceremonies of all types across London, the South East and South West. This includes Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and beyond.

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Hannah Osmond, Celebrant


As an Independent Celebrant I love all things associated with ceremony, ritual and celebration. Whether it be a wedding, a renewal of vows, a milestone birthday or a funeral, there is nothing more powerful than a coming together of friends and family to mark a particular occassion. It's a real privilege to be involved in these special moments in peoples' lives. Life is so short. Let's celebrate more!



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