Yorkshire Celebrant Testimonials

The Elegant Celebrant – at YOUR service.

Classy and elegant wedding at Allerton Castle

Helen – Thank you for all of the time, effort and care you have put into making our wedding amazing!

We appreciate all you have done for our big day!
Your amazing energy and passion, love and kindness is unsurpassed.

Love, kisses and hugs from


Bianca and Christopher

Adoption Ceremony Celebration

The amazing Helen! What can I say but thank you, thank you, thank you!

Helen made us feel so comfortable sharing our story with her and wrote a wonderful celebration for our wonderful boy allowing us to add everything we wanted to make it own unique celebration.

On the day her calm and confident presence settled our nerves and put everyone at ease.

Helen’s words brought tears, laughter and joy and were absolutely perfect!


Emma and Darren

Personal Vows for this Barn Wedding in Thirsk

When we first chatted with Helen via zoom we had no doubt she was the celebrant for us. Helen listened to exactly what we hoped for our wedding ceremony and created it. She took our feedback on board and tweaked our first draft until it was perfect. She was so approachable, friendly and I would recommend her to anyone considering having a celebrant for any event. Thank you, Helen for everything you did from the first meeting to standing with us at the end of the aisle xxx  

Bethany and Billy

Yorkshire Wedding with Tea Ceremony

Helen was excellent.

We were arranging a UK wedding from overseas with a big time difference and she went over and beyond to schedule meetings with us late in the evenings so we could talk.

On the day, she put together a really special service for us, which was enjoyed by everyone present.

She’s a really warm, lovely and dedicated celebrant – you can’t go wrong.


Dave and Perlina

Joyful Yorkshire Barn Wedding

Helen – so many of our guests said that ours was the very best ceremony they had ever been to.

How fab is that?

You captured all of the emotion of the occasion and we all loved it.

So personal. So us.

Thank you.


Vicky & Matt

Tying the Knot, a singalong wedding ceremony with kids

We did it! We did because of you and all of the help, support, encouragement and patience that you showed us throughout all of our re-arrangements for our big day.

We could not have asked for a more wonderful celebrant.

We consider you as our family friend. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Claire & Chris

A Beautifully Sunny Wedding in Harrogate

Love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Thank you, Helen. You made our dreams come true.  

Alistair & Lauren

A Birthday and Anniversary Renewal of Vows

Well Helen, you were AMAZING!

To plan this ceremony in 5 days is amazing in itself but the ceremony, and how you delivered it, was just mind-blowing.

I really felt like I’d known you from the day I met my husband – it felt like you were there too!

Your skill of turning life stories into such beautiful words bowled us over.

You were the best!

So glad I found you. No one better to present this 50th birthday surprise for me and husband.

Wow. Just wow! (not forgetting Andy who was ab fab too)


Tracie & Gary

Yorkshire Dales Barn Wedding

Helen was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! She made our ceremony so personal and emotional! Everyone at our wedding mentioned how special Helen made it. She captured our relationship and story soo perfectly! If you’re looking for someone who will really listen to what you want and create a really personalised ceremony then you will definitely not be disappointed! Highly highly recommend!! Thank you soo much Helen!  

April & Zoe

What a love story!

Thank you so VERY much, Helen. Our ceremony was everything we wanted it to be and more. What a send off into our married life and new life in Dubai. We will never forget it. Thank you.  

Andy & Natalie

Nature Reserve Wedding in Somerset

Helen – thank you SO SO much for all of the amazing support and wonderful and creative input into our wedding day!

We had so many guests comment on the beautiful ceremony and we are so happy that you led it – your calm and friendly outlook made such a wonderful part of our day.

Thank you also for the copy of the ceremony script – we will love looking back at this as we grow old disgracefully together!


Love from Sophie and Jamie xxx

Yorkshire Elopement Ceremony

We could not have been happier with the ceremony you so brilliantly crafted for us. You captured the essence of us as a couple and brought to reality the intimate ceremony we envisioned for our wedding day.

Everyone was impressed at how personalised, thoughtful and touching the ceremony was.

You immediately put us at ease and Brian appreciated the help with his boutonniere and preparation.

We also very much appreciated you working with Tasha to find the perfect place to tie the knot.

We could not recommend you more as a celebrant or as a person and are very grateful that we were able to work with you to make our elopement what it was.

A Beautiful Farm Wedding in York

The Ceremony… with the most wonderful music and the incredible Elegant Celebrant. From telling our story through to leading us in make our commitment to each other in front of our family and friends, you were everything we could have asked for and more. It was like we had known you for years, thank you for making us feel so comfortable and having a giggle with us throughout.

Chris & Kate

Yorkshire Garden Wedding

Our experience with Helen was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. From the moment we met her, her vibrant energy was undeniable. She made so much effort to get to know us personally and our entire love story.

When we received the first draft of our ceremony we were in tears it was so wonderful- she had captured us and our relationship perfectly. We absolutely LOVED it!

The ceremony ended up being one of our absolutely favourite parts of our entire wedding weekend. It was so personal and intimate and Helen really connected with all of our guests too. We had so many compliments about how beautiful everything was. We literally could not recommend Helen more!


Max & Megan

Unique Regal Wedding with a Barn Owl Ring Bearer

We couldn’t have been more lucky, and grateful to have you as our celebrant. We loved you, the guests loved you, the owls…..they probably loved you as well lol. You are an absolute legend!




Felicia & Garrett

Not a dry eye in the barn!

Helen presided over our wedding ceremony on Friday and it was JOYOUS!

The ceremony was sincere, touching and there was not a dry eye in the house/barn!

I would, without doubt, highly recommend Helen to anyone who wants a genuine and personal service to help them celebrate any life event.


Ryan & Casey xx

Wedding in the Splendor of the Grand Hall at Allerton Castle!

What can we say?

Everything you did for us in the lead up, and then on the day of our wedding, was truly exceptional.

We had so many comments about how beautiful the ceremony was.

My dad thanked you in his speech.

Everyone commented on your beautiful demeanour.

You truly are THE elegant celebrant, that is for sure and certain.

Please know I look forward to writing a review worthy of all that you did for us.


Jake and Amy xxxx

They loved the ceremony!

We had been to a few celebrant-led weddings and loved how personal the ceremony was to the couple being wed – however, Helen absolutely exceeded all our expectations in the magic she so kindly delivered!

You can tell the hours of work and thought that Helen spends on your ceremony, including the time spent with you as a couple – finding out interesting tales, stories, and what is important to you both, to so cleverly add into your ceremony.

Helen was incredible at sending drafts of her amazing work so we all knew it was perfect and exactly what we wanted.

My Grandma is a true traditionalist and really struggled with the idea of a ceremony not being in a church …she has now said it is one of the most beautiful ceremonies she has seen!!

Guests were talking all day about how much they loved the ceremony and most importantly, my husband and I loved every second!!

Helen’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious to everyone around her and she is exceptional at her job!

The biggest thank you possible, Helen

You are such a wonderful person and we adore you and cannot thank you enough!


Michael and Lucie xx

A massive THANK YOU for creating such a wonderful ceremony for our special day.

It honestly was perfect

All of our guests loved you too!

And we had compliments such as, “Who was that lady?!” And “That was the most beautiful ceremony I’ve ever seen” so really we can’t give you much higher praise than that.

We are just so glad that we found you!

Thank you for making a ceremony that we will cherish and always remember.


Ben and Becky xxx

“Thank you, Helen, for being such an important part of our day!”

We loved every moment and everyone said what a brilliant ceremony it was.

A huge thank you to Helen, who made our ceremony super special and just right for us! Her friendly approach from the point we got in touch through to the selfie after the ceremony on the day was spot on and really put us at ease – it was another part of our day we didn’t need to worry about anymore! Helen asked us loads of questions with genuine curiosity and used our answers to craft a ceremony that was brilliant, including all the elements that we wanted – and none that we didn’t! We had so many comments from our family and friends about what a fantastic ceremony it was. We were so pleased to have had Helen to take us through such a special moment in our lives and cannot recommend her highly enough.

We couldn’t have asked for more and it has been an absolute PLEASURE working with you.


John and Chrissy xx

Helen – thank you for giving us the most magical of wedding days!

Where to begin!

Helen was just FABULOUS both in the run up to our big day and on the day itself.

The ceremony was deeply personal, beautifully written and delivered. 

Helen was so calm and gentle, walking us through the whole process, even when nerves were getting the better of us.

If you’re looking for a bespoke ceremony that really speaks to your relationship then this is for YOU.


George and Sophie xxx

Yorkshire Barn Wedding

“We could not be happier that we found you! Your bubbly nature matches us exactly!

You have been so kind and helpful throughout the entire process – even if we were very last minute!

Thank you so much for everything.

We will never forget this special day, thanks to you!


Zak & Hannah

“Best Day Ever!”

Thank you so much for making our family complete.

We had an AMAZING time.



Mark & Nat

“A perfect telling of our story”

First of all, we would like to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing ceremony you prepared and delivered. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect telling of our story.
It was really very special!

I think every guest told us how wonderful they thought you were!

Thank you so much again for everything!!!!

Big hugs and much love,


Sharon and Darren

Hazlewood Castle Wedding

Where do I start?

On Saturday Helen delivered the most amazing ceremony at our wedding and we cannot thank her enough.

The entire process of creating our ceremony was magical.

She really got to know me and my husband in order to create a truly personal and meaningful story to tell our wedding guests.

Helen went the extra mile to make sure our day went smoothly and she did so with massive smiles and she radiated positivity all day long.


Nadia and Oliver

Tying the Knot at Denton Hall

My husband and I cannot write a review that is glowing enough for Helen (The Elegant Celebrant). On Saturday Helen lead the most personal, special and all-round lovely ceremony for us. Our guests said how wonderful it was and commented on how refreshing it was to have a ceremony actually about us as individuals, as a couple and as a family. Working with Helen was brilliant, Helen was always cheerful and a pure delight – as well as being very accommodating (we had a baby in the time between meeting Helen and the ceremony) Helen adapted the ceremony considerably to include Finley with such good grace. On the Day Helen created a ceremony that we (and our guests) just adored and very much felt we were a part of and represented us as a couple. If you are lucky enough to have Helen as part of your day/celebration you will not be disappointed, you will have a ceremony that is bespoke to you and your situation delivered in a way that is friendly, warm and genuine.

Jordan & Kate

Majestic, medieval wedding – Bolton Castle Wensleydale

“Hi Helen – you were AMAZING!

Thank you so much for helping us to have EXACTLY the day we wanted!

We, and all of our guests, really enjoyed the ceremony and you captured what we wanted it to be so perfectly.”


Jonny & Rachel

Spring Yorkshire Wedding


We just want to say a huge thank you for yesterday!!

You have just been fantastic from start to finish!!
Our day was just amazing!

Our ceremony was just what we wanted and more!

So many people commented.

You supported us on our journey to the PERFECT ceremony and

yesterday we did it!

All our love


Jess & Richard x

West Yorkshire Wedding

Thank you, Helen. You make it a very special ceremony.

We really appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping us make it so amazing.

You’re FAB!


Thank you SO for everything you did for our wedding.

We wanted a personal touch and that’s exactly what we got.

So many of our friends and family commented on how fabulous it was lovely for our story to to be told.

We hope that our paths cross again, maybe when we renew our vows in years to come!



Yorkshire Barn Wedding

Thank you so much for your help and support on Saturday.

We really can’t express how AMAZING you were!

You really engaged the crowd and we have had so many lovely compliments about how you told our story.

Thank you so much.


11th December 2021 – Thirsk Lodge Barns, Yorkshire

Adam & Emily

West Yorkshire Wedding with Humour & Love

21st November 2021- Chevin Hotel, West Yorkshire

I can’t say how much we appreciate what you did for our wedding day.

You were just amazing.

We had so many GREAT comments about you.

Thank you sooooo much!

Nigel & Helen

George’s Welcoming and Naming Day

in the garden of their family home

25th September 2021

Sally (mum) “It was such a wonderful day- thank you so much for making it so special.”

Jonny (dad) “Thank you – you were absolutely fantastic.”

Granny: “Oh my goodness! What a wonderful job you did. A truly memorable ceremony.

You are so outstanding at what you do and make things perfectly perfect in every way.”

A Fairy-Tale Wedding

Pete and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for making it such a special day for us

Sarah and Pete

A Manor House Wedding


Helen, thank you so much for creating and conducting our ceremony on Tuesday. We had loads of people say how lovely it was and they liked how it was so personal to us. We had a fabulous day and can’t believe it’s over! But we are very excited for our Disney cruise!  Thank you again!


Emma and Joseph

J & E

A Beautiful Day

We absolutely adore you, Helen.

Thank you a million times over.


Jack and Emilie 

Can There Ever Be Too Many Smiles At A Wedding

Helen – we still can’t come to terms with how great the day was! The ceremony was PERFECT – we absolutely LOVED it. You found the right balance between humour and sentiment – all of our guests loves it and, more importantly, so did Ralph. From start to finish, you were BRILLIANT – we can’t thank you enough. If we hear of anyone getting married then we will definitely be recommending you.


Ralph and Sophie 

Stunning Christmas Wedding

Thank you for creating the ceremony of our dreams. We had the most perfect day. It was everything we could have asked for and we are so grateful to have met you.

Tasmin and Andrew

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful service for our 40th renewal of vows. We all had a wonderful and special day.


John and Sylvia

Festival Wedding  

Thank you so much on behalf of us both – we loved every minute of it and you were amazing!

Jane and Dean

Relaxed outdoor wedding

We were really excited to be working with you and we were so glad that understood our vibe.
Thank you so much for yesterday, Helen! Everyone commented on how great you were and it was so nice not to worry about being in the state I was in!

Jac and Rob

Elegant and intimate wedding

We had Helen as our celebrant for our wedding a couple of weeks ago. She made it absolutely perfect.

When we met last year, Helen asked us all about how we met and learnt our story. She then used this to make the ceremony really personal, which was perfect for our intimate wedding.

All our guests commented on how lovely she was. She also brought her husband on the day who took photos all day and actually captured some of our most precious moments.

We both can’t recommend Helen enough!

Thank you once again!

Amy & Ollie

Wedding Day Excitement

Thank you for coming to meet us last night – sorry if we kept you longer than normal. (never a problem – I loved meeting you!) 

We think you are wonderful and so professional – we are so pleased to have found you.

We can’t wait for the day now!

Jane & Dean

New Year Wedding

We wanted to say thank you very much for conducting our wedding at the Manor House. From the moment we got engaged we knew we wanted a small personal wedding with our families.  When we approached you to discuss this you listened to everything that was important to us and incorporated all these personal elements into a bespoke service. We were given the opportunity to review the service at each stage of writing and the ceremony folder was excellent in helping guide us through as well as offering us a selection of poem’s if we wanted to use them.

For us a celebrant was the perfect choice as we were able to have the time of our choice for the wedding with so much more flexibility.

Everything about our day was special and you played a large part.

We cannot speak more highly of your professionalism and would recommend the Elegant Celebrant to everyone.

Ali & Ian

Yorkshire Garden Wedding


We just wanted to say what an amazing job you did with our wedding ceremony. It could not have been better and we had a lot of compliments on your calm manner, the content and the whole experience

Holly and Kieran

Personal, beautiful and extremely elegant

Thank you for the hard work and effort in preparing and organising our wonderful and heartfelt ceremony in August 2019.

You truly made our day very special and it will stay in our memories for a very long time.

 Joe and Uyen

Naming Ceremony


Helen recently conducted a naming ceremony for our baby daughter. As non-religious parents, we wanted all the sense of ceremony and importance of a more traditional christening, but obviously without the religious messages.

Helen delivered the most wonderful service in our garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late July. It was exactly what we were hoping it would be! Helen had met with us and spoken to us several times before the occasion in order to put together an order of service and ‘vibe’ we were happy with. The result was an incredibly personal, thoughtful, happy and beautiful service.

We can’t thank Helen enough for all her hard work in planning the event to welcome our little girl into the world. It was such a special event, and all our friends and family commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was. In the few weeks we have known Helen in the time leading up to the service, her warmth and general loveliness made the whole process of planning very easy and enjoyable. The service itself felt like it was being delivered by one of our own family: that’s how skilled Helen is as a celebrant. We can’t speak highly enough of Helen, and we will be recommending her services to our friends and family for many years to come.

Thank you, Helen, for providing us with a beautiful service that we will cherish forever (at least until we book you for the next one

 Garden Wedding

Helen wrote a truly personal service my husband and my wedding. Everyone commented  on how the ceremony was truly personal to us – and it was! They said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and how much they loved it.
It was perfect for us..
You captured everything we wanted from our special day.

You were there with us every step of the way and always on hand to help with any question, small or large.

You were even on hand to provide words of encouragement and support when they were needed most.

Helen is a wonderful, caring , supportive lady putting our wishes to the fore of her service.

Thank you so much for making it our gift of love

Much love,
The new Mrs and Mrs H x

Vicky and Sean