Your Wedding Celebrant in Essex
'We cannot recommend Francesca enough. The ceremony was our favourite part of the day! It evoked exactly the emotions we wanted and created the most beautiful atmosphere. So many of our guests were blown away by it (and are still talking about it now)' T&E
I work all over the South East of England and internationally, and I create and perform beautiful, heartfelt and personalised ceremonies for couples and families.
I find people’s stories fascinating and love nothing more than sitting down with clients over a cup of tea and hearing all about their lives and what we can make possible. Being a celebrant allows for genuine human connection; from that first spark with new clients to the happy tears in the eyes of a father as his daughter makes her vows; to the great aunt telling me her wedding story as we raise a glass to toast the couple afterward. It’s all about people, it’s all about connection and that’s why I do what I do. You can find out more about me here.
How Does It All Work?
I like your experience of working with me to be as straightforward as possible. So I have a simple 4 step process below:
1. Initial chemistry meeting – either online or in person
This is no obligation meeting and gives us the opportunity to chat and see if we are the right fit for each other. We’ll discuss your wedding plans and any ideas you have for your ceremony. You’ll also find out more about me and what sort of celebrant I am.
If after this you decide I’m the celebrant for you (yay!) then I’ll send you my booking form and require 25% of my fee to confirm me as your celebrant.
We’ll then keep in touch until…
2. Planning Session – in person
Around 5 months before your ceremony, we’ll have a face-to-face meeting where we’ll get stuck into the ceremony creation. This is a time for creative thinking, conversations and really getting to the heart of your wedding day. I can offer options for all elements of the ceremony including vows, readings and symbolic elements.
3. Ceremony Creation
After the planning session I will work on your ceremony creation and then send through a first draft. You can then feedback and once you are 100% happy we’ll have your final ceremony script. That’s always a celebratory moment!
4. On The Day
I’ll be there a minimum of an hour before the ceremony and will get set up. I meet any venue or wedding coordinators you may have and check in with photographers and videographers as well. I’ll be there to greet your guests and help with any last-minute tasks, to make sure the ceremony runs smoothly. Then it’s go time! After the ceremony I’ll be there to raise a glass and celebrate the two of you.