Testimonials

Wild Love!

Ria and Dominic got married in November at Sissons Bard in Peterborough. They had a fabulous rustic theme with natural colours and these awesome large words!

“Donna was amazing from the minute we first spoke to her. She made us feel at ease and got us speaking about each other so freely. When it came to our vows, we were unsure about writing our own secret vows, but Donna helped us think about it & now I’m so glad we did! Was such a special part of the ceremony! From start to finish Donna was so helpful and professional! On the day of the ceremony everybody in attendance commented on how beautiful Donna had delivered the ceremony. It also got complements on how personal it was to us, and how our story was so well told. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to deliver our ceremony! It was so beautiful! Thank you Donna!”

Ria and Dominic signed their Ceremony Certificate in the Forge.

Ria & Dominic 06.11.21

A Unity Candle Ceremony

Alexander and Jason chose to add a Unity Candle Ritual to their personalised Wedding Ceremony.

“We found Donna to be very accommodating, very personable and professional. After one meeting she was able to draft a very personal script which fulfilled our exact needs and reflected our relationship and personalities perfectly. She was also very knowledgeable about alternative elements that we could include in our ceremony, giving examples of how each would work and what they represented. Our guests commented on how well the script reflected us. Prior to the ceremony Donna also organised a rehearsal to make sure everything ran smoothly and was exactly how we wanted. We would thoroughly recommend Iris Rose celebrant services to everyone who requires a celebrant. Thank you for completing our special day.”

The special Unity Candle was lit by the couple’s orange and green tapered candles

Alexander & Jason – 30.10.21

A Family Sand Ceremony Outdoors.

Karen & Michael had a family wedding ceremony outdoors at the family homestead. Their ceremony included a Sand Ceremony and readings from family members.

“We found Donna the celebrant had picked up many aspects of our lives and incorporated them seamlessly into the ceremony. Many of our family and friends commented how much they liked the ceremony as it reflected our life and us as a couple.”

The sand ceremony vessel was a family heirloom and displayed the four coloured sands perfectly!

Karen & Michael – 29.08.21

A Handfasting Ceremony!

“We liked how it was written and how it was individual to us and our relationship.”

Mandy and Steven wanted a small, family ceremony that reflected their relationship. They chose a lovely venue and worked really hard themselves to plan and organise every element if their day.

“We were very happy with our ceremony. We had a couple of meetings before the day, and Donna was always available if we had any questions. The ceremony was written beautifully and was everything we hoped it would be. We would highly recommend Iris Rose ceremonies.”

Mandy & Steven 24.08.21

Haycock Manor Hotel

“Donna was amazing!! She took the time to get to know us personally and knew what to write, she was very professional and we knew we could rely on her to make sure everything was perfect. She added little touches like a book presented to us with our ceremony in it. Donna was so friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make the day perfect. We can’t thank her enough for everything she did!”

Simon and Fiona got married at the Haycock Manor Hotel and had had to wait a year to carry out their ceremony.

Simon & Fiona 21.08.21

A Special Sand Ceremony!

Shona shared her thoughts on the service with me. When asked about their favourite part she said, “It was very relaxed, we were able to do whatever it liked and had the ceremony with our unique twist on a traditional wedding!”

Shona and Ciaran had lots of brilliant ideas for their bespoke ceremony. They chose the Lovely Leaf package and added a reading and a sand ceremony to the service. The sand ceremony included their parents which added a real family feel to the wedding day. There were some tears but plenty of giggles during the ceremony and a surprise for the groom when his best man ‘forgot’ the rings. Don’t worry as Sammy the dog saved the day! I thoroughly enjoyed planning this ceremony which had to be postponed for a year but ended up being such a wonderful day!

“Donna was brilliant from the start. We originally spoke over a year ago and with the pandemic she was able to alter and rearrange happily. She catered to every need we both had, whilst still putting her own personality into the ceremony. It made for a fantastic day as everyone was relaxed and thought of throughout.” Shona

Ciaran made contact with me too and gave a review from his point of view!

“Hey Donna, just wanted to add to Shona’s review for the parts she wasn’t there for!
You helped me feel comfortable and kept me calm during what was a stressful and nerve-wracking moment for me personally. You really helped make the ceremony so special and I can’t thank you enough for what you did. Everyone I spoke with after the ceremony commented on how lovely it was. As you know, I was dreading the ceremony and really just wanted to get to the meal and drinks. But looking back, the ceremony was my favourite part of the night, certainly the part I’ll remember the most!
Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day 👰🏼‍♀️🤵🏻‍♂️🐕‍🦺”

Shona & Ciaran -07.08.21

Beautiful Baby Naming Ceremony

Melissa and Ashley wanted to create a personal naming ceremony for their son Tyler. They asked friends to become ‘Godparents’ and included Grandparents’ promises too. It was a lovely day after a difficult year. Unfortunately some key guests couldn’t be there but through the power of zoom these people were able to watch the ceremony. The following words are from Melissa, mummy to baby Tyler who was a star throughout the day!

“Donna was everything we were looking for in a celebrant – she made us feel at ease, she listened to how we wanted the ceremony conducted and she came up with great suggestions to make the day go smoothly. The ceremony was perfect – and exactly what we wanted to celebrate our son’s naming.”

Melissa and Ashley – 31.07.21

A Truly Summer Wedding!

Adam and Claire planned for an outdoor ceremony at Sisson’s Barn and they could not have planned the weather any better! It was blue skies all day! I loved preparing for this ceremony even though the circumstances were challenging with restrictions changing leading up to the couple’s big day. We need not have worried as the day went perfectly!

“The ceremony was absolutely perfect! Donna went the extra mile to ensure we had the best possible day, from start to finish she helped us feel at ease and helped plan the perfect ceremony. Our wedding was very intimate due to COVID restrictions. Having Donna there to conduct the ceremony was perfect, we couldn’t have picked a more perfect person to conduct it all, it was a pleasure to say she was part of our special day.

Donna was amazing in the service she provided to us for our wedding. We met with her so she could get to know us as a couple to make sure the ceremony was personalised for us as well as a rehearsal a couple of weeks before our big day. We kept in regular contact leading up to our wedding with a few changes needed which were quickly adapted without questions asked. Donna also guided my groom and kept him calm prior to my arrival which was needed on an extremely hot day worrying about all the guests. Thank you so much for everything once again, you really made our day super special!!”

Adam and Claire – 17.07.21

A Christmas Ceremony!

Charlotte & Ryan held their wedding ceremony in December 2020 at Sisson’s Barn, Peterborough. They were looking for a simple ceremony and were so lucky they managed to go ahead with the event at the end of this most difficult year!

“The ceremony was absolutely perfect! Donna went the extra mile to ensure we had the best possible day, from start to finish she helped us feel at ease and helped plan the perfect ceremony. Our wedding was very intimate due to COVID restrictions. Having Donna there to conduct the ceremony was perfect, we couldn’t have picked a more perfect person to conduct it all, it was a pleasure to say she was part of our special day.”

Charlotte and Ryan – Dec 2020