Multi Award-Winning Celebrant
Berkshire, Hampshire, London
Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and the South East
Personalised Celebrant Ceremonies
Getting married? Renewing your vows? Welcoming a baby to the family?
Congratulations! Time to celebrate…..your way
Let’s add some sparkle to your ceremony!
Whether you are getting married, welcoming a baby or renewing your vows, as a professional celebrant I will create and officiate a bespoke ceremony with a touch of sparkle
Really get to know you, adding storytelling and sparkle to your special occasion
Offer advice, ideas and support every step of the way
create and deliver a ceremony that you and your guests will remember for years to come
Why Choose Colette Ashby for your Celebrant Ceremony?
I’m probably just as excited as you are about your special occasion!
My clients describe me as warm, engaging and ridiculously organised! I love hearing your stories and weaving them into an amazing ceremony that you and your guests will love. My style is friendly and approachable with a sprinkling of humour.
Whether you’re looking for classic and elegant, luxuriously lavish, or totally original, your ceremony will be as individual as you are.
No rules, no restrictions, just love, laughter and a ceremony that truly is the heart of your day
Your Bespoke Celebrant Ceremony
Congratulations! Time to celebrate and plan your special day. You want your day to be perfect. We can work together to make sure you get the ceremony that is absolutely right for you. Whatever your beliefs or wishes, I can help to make your day special by telling your personal story…your way.
If you are a British couple marrying abroad the ideal solution is to register your marriage in Britain, then travel to your wedding ceremony destination and use a British celebrant.
I can help make your wedding ceremony hassle-free, smooth running and personal to you.
Renewal of Vows
Renewing your vows is a perfect way to reaffirm your commitment to one another. Vow renewal ceremonies are often less formal and more inclusive occasions than weddings and couples often decide to involve their children and/or grandchildren who read poems, sing songs and perform readings at the ceremony.
Welcoming a new baby into the family is certainly a time for celebration. Many parents want to mark the occasion with a non-religious ‘welcome’ ceremony involving family and friends. We work together to make your naming occasion truly memorable and special.
Anne and Julian
Thank you so much for an amazing wedding ceremony, everyone commented on what a different and personal ceremony it was, you certainly made our day. We will without a doubt be recommending you to anyone we know getting married. We are over the moon with our certificate and wedding pack. Thank you for making us feel at ease and special.
Beth and Jake
We recently had the wedding of our dreams that was officiated by Colette and we couldn’t recommend her services enough. Colette told our story perfectly, which made our ceremony incredibly personal and special. Colette responded to any queries we had so quickly, and was always happy to help. She listened to everything we wanted and got it perfectly. She went above and beyond to help reassure us on the day, even helping my brother with his bow tie before the ceremony! A really wonderful experience, that we will remember forever. Thank you Colette x
Adam and Anna
Colette was fantastic from our initial enquiry through to our big day. She was so enthusiastic and had some wonderful ideas for our ceremony. Colette was extremely flexible in incorporating all our wishes and was pivotal to the success of our special day. Thoroughly recommended!
Sharron and Wayne
Colette was absolutely amazing, totally surpassing our expectations. She made our wedding! We loved the content, structure and life she gave to us our ceremony. It was SO US! Our guests thought that we knew her before, it was that brilliant. The support she gave with our vows was also incredible. Colette has such a talent and we feel so blessed to have had her as our celebrant. We'll be calling her to help us with our 5 year vows. We highly highly recommend Colette to anyone who needs celebrant services. She is exceptional!
Kevin and Mandy
Colette was so helpful in what was a very delicate situation for us. Not only were we having a wedding vow renewal we were also celebrating a family reunion after 40 years and it was the first time both sets of family and friends were at a family "do". Colette was excellent, she not only took direction from us but was able to guide us on getting the best service we could have. She encompassed everything, love, heartache, loss, humour and a great respect for both occasions. Everyone loved the emotional service and there were tears and laughter from almost everyone. When we need a celebrant again there is only one we will be requesting, we just have to hope she is available. This award winning celebrant deserves every accolade that her profession has.
Thank you Colette from Kevin and Mandy & re-united families
Stuart and Andy
Colette officiated at our wedding recently and I would have no hesitation recommending her. From the start, Colette listened to our wishes and built a wonderful bespoke ceremony which made our day very special. Colette’s warm personality shone through on the day and we couldn’t have wished for more. Colette is easy to do business with and I would recommend her wholeheartedly. Thank you Colette!
Lizzie and Dean
Colette saved our day! We had to find a celebrant to replace ours within 24 hours of our wedding. She listened to what we wanted, and picked up all the details quickly. We then had to run inside half way through the ceremony because the heavens opened, and Colette managed the situation well while adding her personal touch to the ceremony. The guests also thought she was great. Lizzie and Dean xx
Charlotte and Gary
Our ceremony was a really special part of our day. Colette got to know all the little details about our lives, when and how we met, and what’s important to us in our lives together. She wrote our story and it made us laugh and cry with all the personal touches. On the day the time just flew by!
Our guests all commented on how lovely the service was, and it just couldn’t have been more perfect.
Tiffany & Michael
A year on from our wedding and having Colette as our celebrant was still one of our highlights.
We met Colette about a week before our wedding after a change of heart and wanting a personal ceremony after waiting so long from Covid.
We spoke to several celebrants but it was only Colette who made us feel like she was genuinely excited for us. Colette was a dream to work with, she turned up the day before to meet us and our parents and fitted right in. On the day Colette showed up early from genuine excitement and it was so nice to see her! Despite only knowing each other for several days before the wedding we felt completely at ease and like we had known her forever.
So many of our guests on the day complimented us on how wonderful the ceremony was and this was down to Colette.
Thank you Colette from the bottom of our hearts - you were and are amazing!
Ashley and Ross
What a magical day! Colette was a joy to work with in every way. She was calming, patient, inspiring, helpful and reassuring throughout the whole process. In light of recent circumstances, I can tell you from experience that you must have Colette for your wedding celebrant! Colette will give you a truly magical ceremony to cherish all your married lives together. A very big THANK YOU from the happy couple – Ashley and Ross xxx
Debs and Trevor
We just wanted to say a massive Thank You for our renewal of vows ceremony yesterday. We were both so impressed by your professionalism, flexibility (it would have helped if Debs hadn’t sprained her ankle the day before!) and the wording of our ceremony was awesome (tear-jerking)! All in all, a fantastic day.
Chris and Rosie
We asked Colette to be our celebrant for our wedding at very short notice due to last minute complications with our arrangements and Colette saved the ceremony and made our wedding so special! Colette is a superb celebrant, providing a high quality and personalised service from start to finish. She really spent time getting to know us, resulting in a celebration that was memorable and full of personal touches. We are so grateful to Colette for helping make our special day so perfect.
Dobromir and Marina
Colette, thank you very much for your guidance, for the great script and for delivering our ceremony to the highest standards. Marina and I thoroughly enjoyed it and our guests all gave great feedback. We felt privileged to have you orchestrate our special day. Thank you!
Pete and Marcy
Your words made our guests feel part of a unique and never-seen-before intimate celebration. Much better than the usual 'fall asleep' ceremony! You did a stunning job for us and we and our guests were blown away with how personal it was. Thank you.