I conduct on average 25 Weddings a year, here are some of the comments:
Personal and friendly manner
We hired Anna-Louise after searching through dozens of celebrants and speaking to a number of them on the phone. What stood out to us was the personal and friendly manner Anna-Louise presented to us. From our first meeting to the moment we said I do we were supported fully and felt completely at ease. Anna-Louise made herself available to us at any time and made it clear that we could consult with her, not only about the events of the ceremony but about any concerns we had at all about our wedding. She was selfless in her commitment to our day being perfect and ensured that we did not have a single worry. She is also a motivational speaker and this shone through when we spoke or emailed with worries or dramas before our big day.
I was unsure about what it would be like to hire a stranger to share such an intimate moment with, however come our big day Anna-Louise was a welcome guest at our wedding and we are so happy we asked her to officiate. We honestly could not recommend her highly enough. What a wonderful woman.
Leigh and Danielle Palfreeman
Wedding Ceremony and handfasting held at Eden, Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton on August 8, 2014
Our friends still comment…
Anna-Louise came to our rescue when we were unable to find anyone to work with and deliver our ceremony. From the first moment we first met Anna-Louise we were put at ease, with nothing too much effort to give us the amazing bespoke ceremony. Over the following weeks Anna-Louise was in constant communication giving us peace of mind that she had understood our requests and delivered against them.
We wanted some things a little different to our friends, and Anna-Louise recommended a hand fasting ceremony, then proceeded to design the fasting to our colour scheme with amazing attention to detail of our theme. In addition, the writing of the vows turned from a hard task to a joy with the guidance from Anna-Louise - truly personal, and our friends still comment on them to this day. If someone was looking for a celebrant I would not hesitate to recommend Anna-Louise to take the stress out of the day and ensure the ceremony is truly memorable.
Anna-Louise, thank you so much for agreeing to be part of our special day - the ceremony was just perfect with many many compliments for the vows and the handfasting. The attention to detail on our handfasting is just beautiful. Thank you for taking the time. You helped take the stress out of our day, with lots of support each step of the way to make the day amazing. Thank you again!
Sarah Moss and James Moss
Wedding Ceremony with a hand fasting at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds on August 22, 2014
All bases were covered…
From our very first meeting to the actual wedding day itself Anna-Louise Haigh was and has been exceptional in terms of professionalism, manner, helpfulness and approach. Her can do attitude coupled with a genuine interest in us as a couple has meant we had the most wonderful & memorable day. Her planning and guidance through developing our own bespoke blessing was second to none such that without exception family and friends in attendance all remarked how beautiful, moving and memorable the blessing was - something they would cherish forever.
From our first meeting she put is at ease and guided us through the process of developing a tailor made and unique celebration. All bases were covered, everything was planned in detail and noting missed or left to change. Whilst we are based in London our wedding took place in Harrogate, and Anna-Louise was tremendous in this regard as well, going out of her way to ensure others knew what was happening and what was needed. She took the stress and drama out of planning and organising making it a pleasure and a joy to plan the event.
Through our face to face meetings, email exchange and phone calls she managed to create a ceremony that celebrated and promoted the pure essence of our love for each other. Her listening skills, her adaptability, resourcefulness are second to none. We cannot thank her enough for making it a truly wonderful day. The happiest day of our lives together to date. We would have no hesitation in recommend her to others and for this award. She is a truly unique, genuine and wonderful person, providing an amazing service.
James Andrew Wilsher-Gawthorpe and Trevor Wilsher-Gawthorpe
Civil Ceremony with a candle lighting held in the Chapel at Rudding Country Hotel, Harrogate North Yorkshire on July 5, 2015
The day ran smoothly and with no hitches…
Anna-Louise made our wedding day incredibly special for us. She offered lots of ideas and helpful advice before the day and on the day itself made sure that everything went to completely to plan. Her calming manner made me feel confident that the day would run smoothly and with no hitches - and it did. It was the most wonderful day - a day which neither of us will ever forget.
I would highly recommend Anna-Louise to anyone looking for a Wedding Celebrant who will make their ceremony extremely personal and special.
Ali Plews and Patrick Morris
Wedding Ceremony with a handfasting held in the Cruck Barn, The Craven Arms, Appletreewick, North Yorkshire on July 27, 2015
Anna-Louise provided everything we asked for and gave us a truly wonderful and bespoke occasion. She was completely unflappable when the bad weather caused us to move our ceremony indoors with only 1 hour to go. She is genuinely caring and prepared to 'go the extra mile' to make your day special. A special lady in every way.
Pamela Sefton and Allan Easterby
Wedding Ceremony with many symbolic elements at The Priest House, Barden Tower, near Bolton Abbey on April 29, 2015
Tons of support…
Anna-Louise Haigh made our wedding the most special day of our lives. She helped us to create a personal and meaningful ceremony which all guests commented on saying they had never been to such a beautiful ceremony. She gave myself and the groom tons of support in writing our vows, our story and everything in between and was always available whenever we needed her in the run up! Thank you so much Anna-Louise, I will be recommending you to everyone I know!
Marie Dearman and Joe Dearman
Wedding Ceremony with handfasting in the Cruck Barn, Craven Arms, Appletreewick, North Yorkshire on March 7, 2015
Apprehension turned into ease…
I wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony which you conducted for Kate and Becky’s wedding day. I was apprehensive, however you certainly made it easier for me with your words, sentiments and optimism for the future and helped me see things in a different light. The whole occasion was more wonderful than I had thought possible, so my heartfelt thanks once again.
Sue, Kate’s mum…
Kate and Becky Martin-Langan
Wedding Ceremony with handfasting in the Cruck Barn, The Craven Arms, Appletreewick, North Yorkshire on September 5, 2015