Ana Kelly, Best South West Celebrant 2021

A FEW REAL WEDDINGS, REVIEWS & BLOGS

 Stacey and Hassan - Kennet Valley 

A Tipi Wedding Overlooking the Wiltshire Downs. The Bespoke Hessian Handfasting Cord Made by Yours Truly! 

(Photos - Amber Marie Photography) 

As a qualified Aromatherapist, I can also include essential oils in ceremonies!  Shared handwashing or footwashing can be such a lovely part of a ceremony. 

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​​'Ana has been amazing to work with, she has taken all our wishes and created a beautiful service which was truly personal and meaningful to us. We had several meetings where she was able to understand our couple dynamics and gathered lots of personal info and our little quirks. Thank you Ana! Highly recommend!' 

A ceremony with me includes ANY words, music and symbolic elements in ANY part of a Licensed or Unlicensed venue - there are no limits. Also, I adore unconventional, unlicensed indoor or outdoor venues - such as gardens, tipis, lodges, beaches and mountain tops! In Devon and Cornwall there are definitely many great outdoor locations for beach weddings, renewals or elopements.


 Registry Office Packages make Councils BUCKETS of money but Registrars given no time or training to create unique ceremonies. Let's chat about keeping your 42-word 'legal declaration' separate from your wedding  - thus making it totally MAGICAL! 

Would you like to get to know me a bit better & discuss your ceremony wishes?
My CONTACT FORM is below.  Alternatively, feel free to email ana@kellycelebrant.com, or call or text me on 07722193703

'Ana was absolutely wonderful as our celebrant for our wedding ceremony in June. Ana was so flexible, full of ideas and accommodating in our needs and wants. She helped make our ceremony personal to us, and exactly what we wanted on our day. Ana was instantly a great fit for us, so many people commented on how lovely our ceremony was, and how wonderfully clear and professional but fun and personable she was during our day. Thankyou Ana for being such a special part of our day and accommodating all our wants and desires including having our pet pooch at our feet throughout the ceremony. Thank you x'

TOTAL FLEXIBILITY WITH IDEAS & THEMES 

ANY symbolic or cultural element may be incorporated, such as unity candles, sand blends, unity cocktails, broom jumping, beer blending, tea ceremonies. My real weddings below show many in action - let's get creative! I LOVE loaning my Celtic loving cup and braiding my couples their own symbolic Celtic 'Eternity Knot' Handfasting cords as a gift. My four-coloured braid, which I hand-fast into an eternity knot, is just what my Ana Kelly, Celebrant logo is based upon.


I'll bring fun, laughter and joy to your day: you'll always remember how SPECIAL your ceremony was!

 

'Ana made our wedding day.  She was thoughtful, interested, unconventional and thought of things we would never have come up with on our own. Above all Ana made us feel so comfortable. Our day would not have been the same with out her, she didn’t miss a detail even adding a few of her own. If we decided to renew our vows at any point we would have Ana with us again. All the gold stars!'

Photo of Shawn and Bob at their evening Renewal of Vows. Bob is disabled and so both are sat. He amazingly walked some steps down the aisle!
Photo of me conducting Gail and Simon's handfasting at Marsh Farm Hotel. Photo by Ben Kelly Photography

Ani & Paul - The King's Head Hotel
A Dire Wolf Ringbearer, Game of Thrones'  Vows, Handfasting pulled into an Eternity Knot, Loving Cup and  a Bubble Tunnel!

​(Photos - Jack Aldridge) 

WEDDINGS & VOW RENEWALS

Lucianne & Stuart, Blunsdon House Hotel

A Service for the Children, with Cake Cutting in Ceremony  ​

(Photos - Jackie Housley)  

I've worked with couples from all walks of life and embrace diversity. It was BRILLIANT to be part of one of the first same-sex, English-themed, Canadian weddings in 2004 - with a fabulous blessing from ‘HRH'! I also support sustainable weddings and encourage eco-ideas.

'We cannot speak highly enough about Ana as our celebrant. Her online profile gave us a very accurate picture of who she is. She spent a lot of time interviewing us to understand our backgrounds and how we came together. She crafted this into a beautiful script which was revised several times between us before it was perfect. The ceremony was so moving; Ana's delivery was warm and personal. We had so many compliments about Ana from our guests. Also, nicely printed texts on the day to keep.'  

​​Charlotte and Peter - Temple Guiting Manor  

Amazing Personalised Vows, Beautiful Readings & Colour Co-ordination!
(Photos - Ian Baker)  
 

'Thank you Ana, we really had the most special day. We had lots of comments about how lovely the service was and how nice it was to hear such personal vows, so thank you for all your help and support. I also had comments about how well coordinated your outfit was so good planning there!' 

Photo by Scott Stockwell of Ben and Max's Chinese and English mothers hugging.

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'Ana performed our wedding ceremony at the Roman Baths last month and it was a truly wonderful experience. We were quite last minute in terms of organizing the wedding due to multiple changing plans, but Ana was flexible, understanding and made sure we had the most important details ironed out. After a lovely intro meeting (on Zoom due to Covid), we completed a short questionnaire about each other, how we met, our shared life, which allowed Ana to write the most beautiful, personal, funny yet touching ceremony. She provided a ton of resources and ideas to help us think about the little details for the event. Having her lead the ceremony honestly made the day that much more special and memorable. Thank you Ana!!​​​'

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MY FEES INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

An initial hello video meeting (or 'face to face' if you're local)!

A clear, agreed contract with replacement Celebrant and other rebooking contingencies guaranteed

Guidance notes and links to help you choose your ceremony components

A fun questionnaire to get to know you both & your 'story', or information-gathering meetings, if you prefer

Help to find music and readings, or my own poetry / adaptions

Ongoing meetings, mentoring & guidance for you, your speakers and entourage 

A draft for you to approve & have edited as many times as you wish - until you LOVE it!

If you prefer a SURPRISE SERVICE - I'll just fact-check with you!

Vow-writing assistance either as a couple or separately for that surprise element

A rehearsal opportunity or clear, typed choreography guidance for all involved

Liaison with your Venue/Planner & Photographer to ensure a seamless service and the BEST photos

Loan of available 'props' for symbolic elements - I'll even make those handfasting cords as a gift 

Gilt-edged ceremonial certificate, vow cards & a bound keepsake copy of your service

'Wrap-around' help with initial housekeeping & assembling for confetti etc...

A Portable Indoor & Outdoor PA for use in the ceremony if needed


 'Keeping It Simple Package' - £475 - video meetings as needed & full guidance notes for all involved - all from the comfort of your own home and VERY eco-friendly! Great for destination and elopement weddings. 

'Keeping it Simple PLUS' - £550 - AS ABOVE, plus a venue or rehearsal meeting.

'Fully Attended Package' - £650 - Face-to-face meetings as required, venue meeting/s, full rehearsal and guidance notes.

I also offer a 'Writing Only Package' for just £325! Do you have a fabulous friend or relative that just needs some writing and coaching  support to deliver a wonderful ceremony? I'll happily help them in the lead up to your day. 


My contract process is clear and simple - a £150 Booking Fee secures your date! I close that date off for any other bookings and start to work my magic! (This is included in the final package cost).


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I generally travel up to 150 minutes from TR11 at no extra cost. If you are outside of my travel comfort zone, I can help to recommend fabulous colleagues more local to you, or we can discuss accommodation for me. ​


​Feel free to book an initial video or telephone chat with me to decide if I'm the Celebrant for you! 

​​​​'Ana conducted our ceremony, after we finally decided what we all wanted to say - we were difficult to please but she never lost patience! She was very helpful in the planning stages and, with 20+ young children in the ceremony, she was never put off what she was trying to do. Very professional but approachable, Ana clearly cares about every couple. Thank you!​'

Emily and Nathan  - The Roman Baths, Bath Spa

An Intimate Evening Flame-lit Ceremony for Texan Nathan and British Emily

(Photos - Amy Sanders Photography)

David and Alex - Babington House Chapel ​
A Beautiful Late-Summer Country House's Chapel Wedding; Crafted Around the Words of Frost's Poem 'The Road Not Taken'   
(Photos - Damian Bailey)

Ana Kelly Celebrant Page on The Celebrant Directory

TWIA (​​THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS') SOUTH WEST CELEBRANT OF 2021

GUIDES FOR BRIDES' UK AWARD FOR BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE 2020-21


Your ceremony is the HEART of your Wedding or Vow Renewal Day, to be cherished forever ... so, it should only be entrusted to a massively experienced, organised, caring, warm and calm 5* professional such as Yours Truly! Trust me to get to know you and to listen carefully to your needs in order to create and choreograph a relaxed, loving and unique service that reflects both of you to a tee. My mission is to make your day perfect - and for you to feel like I'm a friend supporting you every step of the way. 

Mel and Shaun Old Town Gardens

Spring Bandstand Wedding

​​​Lucy and Joe - Holford Arms

Live Music, Festival Vibe, Blossom Tunnel

(Photos - Matt Fox)

 

'Hi Ana!
Thank you so much for everything you did not only on the day but the lead up to the big day as well!
I’m pretty sure without your calming presence and gentle nudges we would have been even more lost and generally confused before the ceremony! You were brilliant, and we both really appreciate everything you did!
Thanks again.'