Happy Couples

“From our first contact to the last act of ceremony, we felt very lucky to have found you.”

“I cannot believe we just did that!  We laughed and laughed and laughed. And cried.  Thank goodness we had you to  keep us in check!”

“With Dawns steady hand on the tiller we had the celebration we absolutely wanted!  Her experience and confidence held the ring of some pretty riotous behaviour amongst our friends!  We wanted something different, something a little quirky and a little ‘out-there’ that reflected us as a family and the relationship we have. We certainly got that!”

Thank you for such an ecstatically happy day naming Tilly and Eddie.  We couldn’t believe it went so smoothly with all those children there!  The ‘memory tree’ was inspired and thank you for including all those little references …… In the Night Garden, Moana and Frozen.  Perfect! 

“A very belated but heartfelt thank you for all you did to make our celebration so wonderful.  We are still full of memories of our festival of love which just wouldn’t have been the same without you at our side.  We so appreciated all of your support and wisdom and your investment in us made  it feel – on all sides – like you were one of the family on the day”

“Quite the most romantic wedding ceremony I’ve ever been to – the individual touches, their story, their personal vows, the setting, all tied into one amazing package.  Perfect!”“Dawn has a quiet presence and authority and the ceremony was incredibly well thought through and personal”

“As you know, we wanted to renew our vows with just two guests. I am sure it is more tricky to do that and to ‘make it real’ than to do a big ceremony.  You held it all so lightly, it was as if we were in a little secret bubble. Nothing else mattered but being there and the words you wrote.  We will never forget what you did and how you made us feel. You got who we are.”

“Don’t change Dawn, because the combination of knowledge, personality and utter respect for who we are and how we live our lives made for a ceremony without equal. Just wonderful. We are on Cloud Nine”

“You were fabulous!  You got our story absolutely pitch perfect, and everyone loved you! We dont just think of you as our celebrant, we consider you a friend. In fact you probably know more about us now than some of our friends!”

“Dawn clearly loves her job and the high level of attention to detail that is part and parcel of delivering a great ceremony”

“Dawn is in control all the time, even when she is laughing,  and the couple didn’t need to worry about a thing” 

“I am a church person but I have to say this was lovely, it was all about the couple, it had humour and yet it also had the dignity I wanted to see”

“Since the wedding everyone has said how memorable it was, how personal and how very “us”. Thank you so much for making our day so special”

“I never thought my daughter would look so calm. I knew she was beautiful, but she was also calm. She had confidence in you and so she could relax. Thanks for making our day”

“Thanks for taking the time to talk to us on Sunday evening. It didn’t take much of a decision making process for us both to agree that we would really love you to marry us. We are both very gut-led people and it all felt very ‘right’ and very easy”.

“Thanks so much for all the effort and time you have put into making our special day so perfectly wonderful. We can’t thank you enough”.

“We haven’t even got to the wedding bit yet but I wanted to say how lovely it is working with you. As two women preparing for our special day we never thought it could feel so easy”

“We liked the fact that you know the venue, your journey to becoming a Humanist and also your commitment to people throughout the various roles you’ve held. We also really liked the fact that your Sunday evening consisted of veggie curry and wine”.

“Thanks so much for all the information you shared with us, it was lovely to meet and spend time with you. We’re very glad we chose you! Lots to do!”

“Thank you for taking the time to speak with us last night. We love your warmth, enthusiasm and ideas and we would love to have you has our celebrant!”

“We couldn’t believe how much you do apart from being  a celebrant – thanks for all the information and contacts about caterers, flowers, props, bunting, candles, music, fast food stalls. Who’d have thought we just wanted you to be our celebrant, not knowing how much more you do!”

“You said take your time and talk to other celebrants too. That was generous. But we didn’t need to. Having talked with you, we knew we just clicked with you. Thank you.”

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Hurrah!  You found me! I’m Dawn Rees – a Humanist Celebrant based near Norwich in Norfolk. 


Working with me means your milestone event will be memorable.


Working together to bring your ideas to life and make them sparkle, is guaranteed to be fun. 


I deliver tailor-made ceremonies all over the UK and Europe, distance is no object – my campervan takes me too some weird and wonderful places! 


Check me out and contact me – it will be great to talk with you!


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