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Welcome - I'm Rachel and I'd be pleased to conduct your dream celebratory ceremony.

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I'm delighted you've found my website to discover how I can create your unique 
wedding or renewal of vows ceremony. 
There are no restrictions on your venue, it's entirely YOUR choice.

Like every other couple, you deserve the wedding ceremony of your dreams.  After all, it's YOUR special day. 
If you were unable to hold a celebration at the time of your marriage or have a special anniversary coming up, a renewal of vows ceremony might be the perfect way to celebrate with your friends and family.
All you need is someone to conduct your ceremony for you and this is where I come in.  As an independent celebrant, I am not bound by the restrictions associated with a traditional religious or Registrar led ceremony.
I will design and deliver a Personalised Celebratory Wedding or Renewal of Vows Ceremony especially for you.

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My voice but YOUR choice

Freedom of choice and flexibility.

By booking me, you will be free to choose the venue for your celebratory ceremony.  It can be indoors or outside, in a licensed or unlicensed venue, in a modern hotel or a farmer’s barn, in a garden or a shady wood. You just need the permission of the land or property owner. 

A wedding ceremony is when you declare your love and commitment to each other in front of friends and family.  As you will know, there are legal procedures necessary for your official marriage.  Although these cannot form part of my wedding celebratory ceremony, I know what is required and can guide you through what to do. 

A renewal of vows ceremony is a way to confirm your love and commitment.

  With each type of ceremony, it's really important that you can do this in the style and using the words YOU want.  I'll be with you all the way to make your ceremony your own.   This is why I say it's my voice but YOUR choice

Read more about me, my experience, a summary of my services, prices and contact details on the following pages. 

Let's get together soon to start arranging your unique wedding or renewal of vows ceremony.

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What can I tell you about me?

The following gives you a little more information about me and my experience.


What is my background?  I've been conducting wedding ceremonies in south Oxfordshire for six years.  I use the experience gained by conducting over 100 weddings to offer couples like you the opportunity to have complete freedom of choice for what is included in your special ceremony.   I have an established working relationship with many of the licensed venues in this beautiful part of Oxfordshire.   I've been married for fifty years.

What am I like?  I'm friendly, calm, professional and reliable with a good sense of humour.  Whether a wedding or renewal of vows celebration, I will deliver a unique and dignified ceremony with YOU as the centre of attention. 

You can be sure that, in me, you have someone who will do her utmost to cater for all your wishes and will not be fazed by anything.   Please see the comments I've received from satisfied newlyweds in my Testimonials below. 

What else can I tell you?   Although I've worked mostly in the south of Oxfordshire, I am not limited to those areas.  Just let me know where you have in mind.  The sooner we make contact, the sooner I will put your mind at ease. 

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Lovely words from beautiful ceremonies

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for making our ceremony so special. It was so perfect and we loved how you conducted it. It was very us and all the guests commented how great it was.

Izzy and James

August 2021 at Ardington House

I wanted to send out a big thank you to you for the fantastic service you provided at our wedding. I really liked the personal touches you added and kept everything running smoothly throughout the ceremony.


November 2019 at Milton Hill House

I just wanted to email you to say thank you for officiating our service on Saturday. It felt really personal and how you helped us prepare kept us both calm throughout. It really made our day even more special.


August 2019 at Lains Barn

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Photographs of me during ceremonies

Photographs by Carol Higgins of Carol Elizabeth Photography, Abingdon.

Carol Higgins is often booked for the ceremonies I conduct and it is a pleasure to work alongside her.   
She will diligently capture all the significant moments of your special day beautifully.
I am happy to recommend her to you.


I am most grateful to Carol and the couples above who gave permission for me to use these photographs.

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Important information

Full details of my services will be discussed during our initial contact


What I offer

My Personalised Celebratory Wedding Ceremony includes all the usual aspects of a wedding ceremony (including the exchange of rings and vows) but enhanced by your input and my personal touches. 

My Personalised Renewal of Vows Ceremony can be enhanced in whatever way you wish.  It can include  readings, music and tributes from family members etc.   You and I can create a real celebration.

All ceremonies: Once booked, I will take no further bookings on your chosen date - I'll have only your ceremony on my mind.   Ideally, I would meet you as early as possible to learn more about you as a couple.  From our discussions, I will prepare a full ceremony script to truly reflect who you are and the love you share.  Your ceremony will be my voice but YOUR choice.  If wished, I can attend a rehearsal or we can have a full read through of the ceremony.  On the day of the ceremony itself, I'll arrive around an hour beforehand and work closely with the venue staff, photographer, videographer, musicians, and any other person taking part in the ceremony to ensure everything runs smoothly.


No hidden surprises

WEDDING CEREMONY: The standard ceremony with no additional elements is £400 (Monday to Saturday) and £450 for a Sunday or Bank Holiday. This includes any meetings we have including a rehearsal, a certificate and copy of your ceremony script in a beautiful presentation folder and my first fifty miles of travel.  A charge will be made for any additional mileage.

RENEWAL OF VOWS: The ceremony is £350 (Monday to Saturday) and £400 for a Sunday or Bank Holiday.  This includes any meetings we have including a rehearsal, a certificate and copy of your ceremony script in a beautiful presentation folder and my first fifty miles of travel. A charge will be made for any additional mileage.

Contact me

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Email me at: 
Text or Call me on: 07517 911403
Please provide your names, phone nos., email address as well as date and venue of ceremony if known.

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