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. Most of my couples want a ceremony that is fresh and modern – think traditional with a contemporary twist.
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.
Teleisha and Matt
Myself and my wife were married at the end of August 2023. We originally were planning on simply having a registrar marry us but eventually decided to go for a celebrant. Colette was fantastic. Prior to the event we had multiple calls and an in person meeting to go over all information regarding the day and ceremony (she even went through events for after the ceremony which was above and beyond what she was being asked to do.) both myself and my partner knew we had made the correct decision prior to the day itself. Colette also went to the venue prior to the day of our ceremony date, again giving us peace of mind that she was on top of everything and ensuring everything would go well. On the day she was very punctual, helped myself and the best men walk through the day (I know she did the same with the bride and bridesmaids but obviously I wasn’t there at that point). The ceremony went without a hitch and was absolutely lovely. It was everything we asked for and more. We had multiple guests inform us of how lovely it was and several people say they would want the same at their wedding). Thank you Colette for a very special day. You were fantastic.
Nicola and Joe
Colette made our ceremony so personal and went above and beyond just officiating our wedding. She got to know key people and mingled with our guests. Everyone loved the ceremony, so much praise for Colette and I've also heard that she took charge to make it all happen on time. Colette had some really fun ideas for the service and was easygoing with any changes we wanted to make. We will remember it forever!! Thank you!
Laura and Michael
We are so incredibly happy to have chosen Colette to be our celebrant for our big day in July this year. She has such a warm and welcoming manner and made the whole process so easy (which we are especially grateful for as we were planning our wedding from the other side of the world!) The ceremony was absolutely perfect and was expertly tailored by Colette so that it reflected us and our journey. Everyone raved about the ceremony after and we are so grateful that Colette was part of our big day - thank you!
Pam and Robbie
After meeting with Colette for the first time it didn't take long for us to realise we had found the perfect celebrant for our wedding. We kept in contact during the lead up to the wedding and were even offered the option for a wedding rehearsal which was fantastic.
Colette took the time to allow us to explain our story and the way she brought it to life and delivered it during the ceremony was truly remarkable. I can't think of anyone who loves their job more than Colette and her passion, understanding and confidence set the tone for the perfect day.
All of our guests commented on what an amazing ceremony it was and the way it was so tailored to our personal love story.
Colette gave us something very unique and memorable for our special day.
Simram and Denver
Colette was the celebrant at my wedding at Northbrook Park and I can’t recommend her enough. She made the ceremony so special and personalised. She made all the guests laugh and even cry a little.
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.