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.
'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!!'
Mel and Shaun Old Town Gardens
Spring Bandstand Wedding
UK AND SOUTH WEST AWARD-WINNING CELEBRANT
Your ceremony is the HEART of your Wedding or Vow Renewal Day, to be cherished forever ... It should only be entrusted to a massively experienced, friendly, organised, caring, warm and calm 5* professional.
My mission is to make your day perfect and personal - and to support you both EVERY step of the way. 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. Nothing will be too much trouble. Being fairly quirky, I love ceremonies that are adventurous and unusual (read my More About Me page!)
A ceremony with me includes ANY words, music and symbolic elements in ANY part of a Licensed or Unlicensed venue - there are 'no limits'! I adore unconventional, unlicensed indoor or outdoor venues - such as gardens, tipis, lodges, beaches and mountain tops! In Devon and Cornwall there are so 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!
'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.'
Lucy and Joe - Holford Arms
Live Music, Festival Vibe, Blossom Tunnel
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!
A FEW REAL WEDDINGS, REVIEWS & BLOGS
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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!'
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!'
WEDDINGS & VOW RENEWALS
'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.
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IN ADDITION TO MY EXPERIENCE AND CREATIVITY, MY FEES ALSO INCLUDE:
A clear, agreed contract with replacement Celebrant and other rebooking contingencies guaranteed
Guidance notes and links to help you choose your ceremony components
Help to find music and readings, or my own poetry / adaptions
Meetings, mentoring & guidance for you, your speakers and entourage
Vow-writing assistance either as a couple or separately for a 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 fabulous photos
Loan of available 'props' for symbolic elements - I'll even weave and gift you handfasting cords
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
REMEMBER YOU'RE PAYING FOR TOTAL BESPOKENESS FROM AN AWARD-WINNER!
'Keeping It Simple Package' - £475 - video meetings as needed & full guidance notes for all involved - all from the comfort of your own home so VERY eco-friendly! Great for destination and elopement weddings or where a physical rehearsal is not needed or possible. We can do everything online!
'Keeping it Simple PLUS' - £550 - AS ABOVE, but also including a venue meeting or venue rehearsal.
'Fully Attended Package' - £650 - All meetings, a full physical rehearsal AND a vow writing workshop.
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).
Award-winning Celebrant | Cornwall Celebrant | Devon Celebrant
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!
I'm eco and animal aware and I'm happy for a portion of my fee to go directly to good causes - let's chat!
'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 without 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!'
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'!
'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 'props' including my Celtic loving cup, or braiding my couples their own symbolic Celtic 'Eternity Knot' Handfasting cords as a gift. My four-coloured braid, which I can hand-fast into an eternity knot, is just what my Ana Kelly, Celebrant logo and brand colours are based upon.
I'll bring fun, laughter and joy to your day: you'll always remember how SPECIAL your ceremony was!
Emily and Nathan - The Roman Baths, Bath Spa
An Intimate Evening Flame-lit Ceremony for Texan Nathan and British Emily
(Photos - Amy Sanders Photography)