Multi Award-Winning Celebrant

Berkshire, Hampshire, London

Oxfordshire,  Buckinghamshire, Surrey and the South East

Hi, I’m Colette Ashby

I’m an award-winning Wedding Celebrant and I love creating ceremonies with a touch of sparkle!

I love my job as a celebrant because I love people and celebrations. In fact I’m probably just as excited as you are about your wedding! (ok, nearly as excited.)

Have you found your ideal venue? Then get ready for an amazing ceremony!

Wedding celebrant ceremonies are special.

Your wedding ceremony will tell your love story and reflect your personalities… the perfect start to your special day.

Wedding Industry Awards Winner 2022
International Wedding Awards Regional Winner 2022
Hitched Wedding Awards 2023

Choosing to have a wedding celebrant gives you freedom, fun and sparkle!

Dreaming of a glamorous wedding in a grand hotel? Fabulous, I’ll be there. Saying your vows in a magnificent castle? Perfect, let’s get the bubbly on ice. Or maybe a beautiful barn in the countryside is more your style? You are not restricted to licensed venues, you can hold your wedding anywhere you wish.

You may decide you would like to write your own wedding vows, maybe you want your ceremony to include a spiritual element, symbolic actions, poems, songs or readings. Perhaps you would like to involve family and friends, children or grandchildren in the service. As your wedding celebrant I will create a the perfect ceremony – a traditional feel with a contemporary twist. Fresh, modern and all yours!

During your wedding ceremony you will get the opportunity to sign a commemorative certificate which is a lovely keepsake of your special day, and your guests and photographer can capture the moment.

How it Works… 4 simple steps before the big day

1. We chat on the phone or video call

Our initial conversation is a chance for you to explain what you are looking for and I can answer your questions about the role of a wedding celebrant, the ceremony and process.

2. We meet up

 As your wedding celebrant it’s essential that I get to know you both so we have an in-depth chat, ideally involving tea and cake or something stronger!

I find out all the important details of your relationship – when and how you met, the memorable times you’ve shared and your dreams for the future.

I can help with advice and guidance about what to include in your ceremony: music, readings and ideas to give the personal touch to your special day.

3. I get creative and write your wedding ceremony script

Your ceremony script will be crafted to reflect your own personal styles, backgrounds, beliefs, faiths and of course your story.

Whether you are a true romantic or more down to earth, adventurous, fun or formal, your ceremony will be just right for you. You can have as much or as little input to your script as you wish.

I am happy to offer guidance and suggestions to help with vow writing, or you can simply leave it all up to me and I will get creative.

As your wedding celebrant I want to make sure you are completely happy with your ceremony script so you can amend your ceremony script as many times as you need to before the big day.

4. Final call / meeting to run through the detail

I find it helps provide you with peace of mind if we have a final call to check over the final details for the big day.

If you prefer, we can run through the whole ceremony at a rehearsal, either at the wedding venue or another place of your choosing.

Naturally, as soon as you choose me as your wedding celebrant I will be on hand to answer your questions, bounce ideas around and generally be there for you throughout the journey.

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Wedding Celebrant Ceremony – On the day…

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I will welcome your guests as they arrive

I make sure that everyone involved with the wedding ceremony knows what they are doing, wha’s happening and when. You can relax, your wedding celebrant will take care of everything!

…and then, of course, I will conduct an amazing ceremony that you will remember for ever!

Why Choose Colette as your wedding celebrant?

When you choose a wedding celebrant it’s so important to select someone you can relate to and feel you can trust. Your special celebration is personal to you so why have a standardised ceremony?

I am warm, engaging and ridiculously organised.  As your wedding celebrant my focus is on YOU, and I create heartfelt ceremonies with a sprinkling of humour, to add a touch of sparkle to your special day. Your ceremony will be filled with laughter and happy tears, in fact my special skill is making grooms cry (in a good way)!

Wedding Celebrant Fees

 £995

Including meetings, help with writing your vows, recommendations for readings, total support, a wedding certificate and a beautifully presented copy of your ceremony script as a lasting memory of your special day

Get in touch to make your wedding ceremony sparkle

I’d love to hear from you…

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Emily and Kat

We met Colette at a wedding fair and instantly clicked with her. She met with us in person and online before the wedding to get to know us both individually and as a couple. As well as this she checked both of our vows and gave guidance on them. Colette wrote the most beautiful script which made several of our guests teary-eyed and we had lots of compliments about how beautiful the service was. Thank you again for making our day so memorable!

 

Sim and David

Colette was incredible. She took her time in getting to know us and wrote the most beautiful script. She made the day just that bit better. I'm so pleased we went with her.

 

Kirsty and Rob

Huge thank you from both of us for making our ceremony so so perfect! From the moment we met you months ago to the moment you left us on Friday, we couldn’t have asked for more!

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house on Friday and your whole speech and setup was so memorable! So many people have commented on it being the best ceremony they have been to and how personal it was.

Sorry it was so hectic after the ceremony we didn’t get chance to really speak after and tell you how special you made it for us. Simply the best.

Thank you from the bottom of our very emotional hearts!

Lots of love

Kirsty and Rob xxx

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.

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