Rachael Meyer: Reviews
“I’ve no idea how, after just a few hours, you seemed to know us and predict exactly what we wanted so perfectly. Thank you so much. You literally made our day and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
Meg and Chris, Markington
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO'S TAKEN THE TIME TO SEND ME A CARD, A TEXT, AN EMAIL AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO'S LEFT ME A REVIEW BY EMAIL ON FACEBOOK, VIA INSTAGRAM, GOOGLE BUSINESS AND WEDDING DIRECTORIES. YOU ARE SO KIND AND I AM BLOWN AWAY AND COMPLETELY HUMBLED BY YOUR LOVELY, LOVELY WORDS!
What people say!
"Noemie and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so special . We were delighted with the way you captured and delivered our story, with humour, fun and love .You gave us the freedom to design our day, whilst at the same time supported us with great ideas .Your professionalism and responsiveness made the process of planning the day an easy one and your calm authority on the day itself kept us relaxed ,knowing we were in safe hands." John and Noemie, Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge, 2023
"Just wanted to say the biggest THANK YOU we could possibly give you for such an incredible ceremony on Saturday! It was just the most perfect combination of heartfelt, funny and 'us', you just did such a fantastic job of summarising our love story and we will be forever grateful for your magic! We've had so many friends and families say how brilliant the ceremony was and set the tone perfectly for the rest of the day - it was just so personal and people learned things about us that they didn't know! Truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will treasure the memories forever!" Maddie and James, The Chapel, Harrogate, 2022
We were lucky enough to have Rachael as the celebrant at our wedding. I remember in our initial consultation on Zoom, we made the decision to ask Rachael to be part of our big day was made within just a few seconds of speaking to her! -
Rachael is gifted in the ways of performing public and private ceremonies. She has a 6th sense to assimilate what we wanted, not only from what we had asked for, but the manner in which we wanted details to be included as well as the associated sentiments and emotions we wanted to convey to our guests. This resulted in the true meaning and fabric of who we are as a couple being captured with forensic accuracy and then articulated with admirable succinctness in the ceremony.
Rachael looked after us from start to finish, culminating in a truly bespoke wedding service which had everyone (and I mean everyone) crying, laughing, cheering and whooping.
We cannot thank you enough Rachael for the impact you had on our special day. From plying us with free Prosecco and beer at your house to the poem you wrote about our cat, the true professionalism and charisma with which you conducted our humanist ceremony… The list goes on! - Neal and Sabah, The Oakwood, Ryther, 2022
Thank you so much for helping us make this day extra special. Your script murdered my heart. I am proud and glad to have met you. Thank you for providing such an outstanding service to us and all the other couples you’ve assisted. Eternal gratitude to our photographer @mcclanedaniel and celebrant @rachaelmeyerharrogate for surpassing all possible expectations. We laughed, we cried and got absolutely fucking filthy. I seriously cannot begin to tell you how happy you've made us. You told our story beautifully and gave us memories we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ❤❤❤" Josh and Beth - Elopement at Swinton Estate, Masham - 2022
We just wanted to email to say a massive thank you for our ceremony yesterday. It was absolutely perfect and we really appreciated your calmness and flexibility with our last minute changes of plan!
We had so many comments about how perfectly "us" the ceremony was and what a fab job you did. People couldn't believe you didn't already know us. Thank you so much for helping us to make our day perfect. Nikki and Samson, Dovecote Barn, Kelfield, 2022
Thank you so much for yesterday Rachel - we had the most brilliant day and I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and said that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to, and how brilliant you were. You have a lot of fans, us included. The ceremony had everything we could have hoped and asked for: laughter, music, joy and tears. We are eternally grateful to you for making it so special and meaningful for us and everyone there. Charlie and Alex, Ripley Village Hall, 2022
We just wanted to say we received our wedding video back and we've had so many happy tears watching the clips from the ceremony. The ceremony was by far the best bit of our day & I just wanted to say thank you again to you for everything. We've also been asked to be featured in a blog with Coco weddings and we've mentioned how amazing the ceremony was and how it was our favourite part, - Lauren and Tom, Thickett Priory, 2022
Choosing to have a humanist ceremony and choosing you as our celebrant was undoubtedly the best decision we made for our wedding. So many of our guests commented upon how meaningful, romantic and personal the ceremony was, and mentioned that it was so special to feel like they knew us both so well by listening. I am now a total convert and advocate of the humanist wedding - bring on legalisation!!
I also wanted to say thank you for being the warmest, kindest and thoughtful person to share this experience with. From the moment we first met you gave us so much patience and energy and were there to answer all of my silly questions. I felt so contained by your presence in the lead up to and on the wedding day. You are a very special person. Thank you so, so much for everything. Alice and Dom - Rudding Park, 2022
Thank you so much Rache. The ceremony was perfect. So many laughs and tears - and we had endless guests telling us over the course of the day how wonderful they thought you were! So much so that two of our guests who are recently engaged are absolutely certain you’re the person they want to celebrate their wedding. Thank you so much for all of your help, support and guidance over the last few months, your presence was really key to making our special day so happy and memorable Thank you so much for your email and sending us the script - what an incredible keepsake of the day!! I’m still getting messages this evening about how wonderful and emotional the ceremony was (the announcements at the end were just perfection).- Rachel and Tim, Rudding Park, 2022
We just wanted to email to say a massive thank you for our ceremony yesterday. It was absolutely perfect and we really appreciated your calmness and flexibility with our last minute changes of plan!
We had so many comments about how perfectly "us" the ceremony was and what a fab job you did. People couldn't believe you didn't already know us. Thank you so much for helping us to make our day perfect.
Thank you so much Rachael, we had an amazing day. It’s not an over statement to say that we had so many comments from people ‘we loved your ceremony’, ‘best one we’ve been to’, this is a testament to you and the work involved to make the ceremony so special, personalise and inclusive. Thank you so much. - Mark and Emily, Tithe Barn, 2022
We read the script over breakfast and laughed and cried! We think that what you have written is wonderful and you have described us to a T!! - Robert and Sarah, Wetherby Race Course, 2022
Thank you for an amazing ceremony. We are still in our little love wedding day bubble
Thank you so much for bringing our ceremony vision to light. The ceremony was perfect, funny, romantic and full of happiness. You delivered it in such a beautiful, authentic way and so many people complimented us on it. You made our day super special. – Frazer and Lucy, The Cruck Barn, Appletreewick, 2022
Thank you so much for sending over the script! We absolutely love it and it made us laugh so much. You completely nailed it! - Jeff and Eline, Tithe Barn, 2022
Thank you SO much for our wonderful script, we absolutely LOVED it and it was so nice to sit together and read our story. You have captured the tone of the ceremony exactly how we would like it and included everything and more. It's got the perfect balance of fun and light-heartedness whilst still being genuine and heartfelt..............Thank you so much for our ceremony, it was perfect! The emergency nappy change at the end sums up our life perfectly. We had lots of wonderful comments from guests who had not seen a humanist ceremony saying how lovely it was. Thank you again, we wish we could do it all again!! – Laura and Dale, Westfield Barn, Sherburn, 2022
We loved the day and the ceremony really set the tone for everyone. We had so many people say it was really refreshing, open, and genuine. Some people didn't know our 'story' and so loved hearing about it. They also said you spoke with clarity and were very calming, which suited us and the barn setting perfectly. So, in short, thank you!!! Can't believe it's all over now after so long being the point of direction! – Henry and Sarah, Tithe Barn, 2022
Hi Rachel We just wanted to add our thanks for the terrific wedding ceremony you put together for our daughter Sally and husband Sab on Saturday. So many nice memories, the ceremony was one of the highlights. It was so meaningful and personal. We appreciated the friendly (and timely) directions as our heads were clearly in the clouds! So many people commented on the amazing ceremony, you made a massive contribution to the way the new Mr & Mrs D will remember their perfect day. - Clive and Judy (bride's parents), Blossom Barn, Holmfirth, 2022
"What can I say? We had the absolute best day of our lives and you started it all! From our first meeting we knew you would do a good job after watching you take so many notes and asking questions to really make us think. When we received the script we were blown away by how well you'd captured us as individuals but also our relationship.
You were absolutely amazing on the day despite blenders breaking down and a power cut, you kept everyone calm and stayed in control. Olly said you helped descramble his brain and you prepared us both so well for the occasion.
You delivered the ceremony so beautifully, directed us well and even rolled with the heckles from the guests - this absolutely made it for us that they felt so involved and comfortable enough to do so!
Everyone has said how wonderfully personal the ceremony was and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Thank you for all of your suggestions, the unity candle, sharing the drink and the readings were perfect!
Although the emotion of the day meant we couldn't deliver our secret letters in the ceremony we did go and read them to each other sat on a bench under a cherry blossom tree later on - all captured on film by James which we'll share with you when we can!
Rachael, you're a credit to your profession and we honestly can't thank you enough!" - Beccy and Olly, Hooton Pagnell Hall wedding, Doncaster, 2022
Rachael made our ceremony everything we wanted & more. It was personal, touching, humorous & just... us! Everyone enjoyed it - there were plenty of tears & laughs. Communication, organisation & delivery was great. The ceremony was absolutely perfect in our eyes & so much fun we completely relaxed into it. Thanks Rache! - L:aura and Karl, Ripley Castle, 2021
Rachael was amazing . Her service was personal and funny - it felt like we had known her for years. – Emma and Tony, Rudding Park, 2021
Rachael led our ceremony with such love and care, she feels like part of the family and a true friend. We can''t thank her enough for supporting us on a magical day. – Bobbie and Alejandro – Lyne Farm, Eccup, 2021
Like many couples our wedding journey was not smooth sailing and we opted to get married with only a few and have a larger celebration when it was safer to do so. Rachel did the ceremony for our ‘celebration’ wedding with all our friends and family.
From our first zoom meeting, we were amazed at how Rache really wanted to get to know us.
The day was held at the beautiful Oakwood at Ryther, but we could have been anywhere, Rachel had everyone captivated with our love story and allowed our friends and family to feel so much more involved in the ceremony than we could have ever wished for. Our mums lit a unity candle and we said our own vows to an oath stone.
Our friends and family have all said how much they enjoyed the ceremony and some even told us that they had learnt things about us they never knew!
I still have people say to me now, months on and what what a wonderful ceremony it was, funny and light but so meaningful and special. We cannot recommend Rachel enough! – Tom and Emily, The Oakwood, Ryther, 2021
Rachael is a genuinely lovely person, and so dedicated as a celebrant! We booked her for our wedding in October 2021, and she spent so much time talking to us and understanding our relationship, which led to her producing the most incredibly moving ceremony for us.
Everyone at our wedding said it was the most beautiful and unique ceremony they had ever been to, and we owe so much of that to Rachael. She advised us carefully about the best way to achieve the right balance of emotion, humour, and spectacle! She gave us everything we could possibly have wanted and more! And all this on top of being just a genuinely great person, who we are so grateful to have had as part of our wedding day.
We can't imagine the day without her, or thank her enough for giving us the most incredible wedding ceremony!
- Charlotte and Adam, Wharfedale Grange, Harewood, Leeds/Harrogate, 2021
Rachael gave us the most amazing, personal, funny and moving wedding ceremony we could have ever wished for.
From chatting with Rachael on the phone and from our first meeting she explained all about a Humanist service and it fitted with exactly what we wanted, a service tailored to us and so personal. We wrote our own secret words used in our vows, included our children in the service and the script Rachael wrote for us was perfect- explaining our “love story” with a fab mix of emotions and lots of humour. So many of our guests have told us how much they loved the ceremony and that they have never been to such a personal ceremony before. If you thinking of a humanist ceremony you need not look any further for your celebrant, Rachael is fantastic. Simon, her husband, also did our photography and we are delighted with the pictures and his organisation on the day- a true team effort! Thank you Rachael! – Hazel and Jonny, The Bridge Hotel, 2021
Rachael is a breath of fresh air. She made the whole process of planning our wedding ceremony so fun and enjoyable throughout.
Our ceremony itself felt so personal and she has a wonderful skill of making the whole room of guests smile and feel included. Her dedication to finding out all the little details and nuances of our relationship was remarkable, and that really shone through on our special day. I would recommend Rachael to anyone seeking a more personal and memorable ceremony and day! – Sarah and Phil, Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey, 2021
We had Racheal as a celebrant at our wedding. She is such a delight. We met her for our initial meeting and spent a gorgeous three hours telling her our story and getting to know her. She sent over our script about a month before our big day and it was so beautiful. You could tell she had really understood us and crafted our script to really reflect our relationship. She also helped us write our secret vows to each other and was so supportive in offering advice for us to do that. But obviously the main event was our ceremony! Oh my days, it was unbelievably special (even making me tear up thinking about it again.) So many of our guests admitted that they were in tears at some point because it was so beautiful and meaningful. We wanted a ceremony that reflected us as individuals, recognised the differences in our families and guests and that held true to our values and we really believe Rachael delivered this! She is truest incredible at what she does. We would 100% recommend her service to everyone. Thank you so much – Anna and Cheeson, Lodge Farm, Cundall, 2021
The script is absolutely FANTASTIC, we were howling with laughter, my mascara was all down my cheeks – Lynn and Sean, Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey, 2021
Ooof, where to start?! 🤩 Now that the dust has settled and we’ve had a min to let everything sink in, we both just wanted to say a massive, humongous thank you for Saturday and all your days working up to it. You couldn’t have got any of it more ‘us’ and the tone was just perfect.
We lost count of how many people said how wonderful the ceremony was and how original.
So pleased you’re all booked up for next year, all those happy brides and grooms don’t know how lucky they are to have found you!
Meg and Chris Dickinson – Private House, Markington, Harrogate; 2021
Thank you once again for performing such a beautiful ceremony for us. When Paul and I reflect on the day, it is the part we love and talk about the most. You are like the Fairy Godmother of Ceremonies! We shared with you our story, and with a little magic and 'Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo' you made all our dreams come true! - Hayley and Paul, Skipbridge Country Weddings, York, 2021
I just had to email to say a HUGE thank you for a truly wonderful ceremony. All of my guests commented on what a fabulous ceremony it was, and how good you were. They could all see how you had taken the time to get to know us, and our story, and they were all entranced.
It really was an amazing day, thank you so much to you for making it so special for us.
Thank you once again.
Rachel and Leslie Wilks – Hazlewood Castle, 2021
I sat in the sun and read your beautiful script - it’s perfect thank you so much ..............I’m so very grateful. Thank you so much for yesterday's commitment ceremony. You made the day, everyone said how wonderful you are and you really are.
Clair and Adam, Grantley Hall, 2021
OMG you were amazing! We will sing your praises from the rooftops! We are still buzzing from our special day and you made it for us! The ceremony was my favourite part and that was all down to you. Our feet haven't touched the ground since Friday! We flew to France yesterday and are so excited to see our photos already. Only had a quick glance through but they look absolutely fabulous and can’t thank Simon enough. Thankyou both from the bottom of our hearts - it was a truly a magical day that we will never forget!
Adele and Jez Goldberg, Grantley Hall, 2021
Rachael was amazing , her highly personalised script , contact , friendliness , professionalism and time taken to get to know us was invaluable The value of the ceremony shone through at every moment and had many glowing reviews from our guests. Without Rachael our day wouldn’t have been what it was. We never considered a humanist celebrant before our registrar cancelled however given the choice again Rachael would have been the first choice every time , highly recommended !!
Emma and Charlie, Bolton Castle, 2021
Thank you so much for all your work leading up to and including the wonderful ceremony on our day. So many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and it was a really significant part of the whole celebration.
Helen and Al, Clitheroe Marquee, 2021
I just had to send this and thank you again and your husband, you for such a professional delivery of our love story so far and Simon for his outstanding camera skills and brilliant editing of our day!! Like I’ve said before ‘thank you’ doesn’t come close to how grateful we both are!
Jan and Ant, Private Garden, Harrogate, 2021
"Rachael was absolutely fantastic right from the set off!! She was quick to reply which was reassuring as we'd originally been waiting some time for the registrars to reply, and with it being a short lead wedding we wanted to get things confirmed. Working in weddings myself I had seen how unique and bespoke Humanist ceremonies are so I knew myself it would be perfect, and it took only a few moments to persuade my other half! Racheal really took her time to get to know us individually as well as how we'd come together to work as a couple. For near enough the same cost as getting the registrars to a venue we had the most beautiful, personal and fitting ceremony for us! The options she gave us for the ceremony too were just right for our day, and the 'feel' of the ceremony was completely in tune with us and our guests - nothing too intense/serious, but just the perfect balance of humour, romance and inclusivity with the guest which is what we asked for. Not one of our guests had attended a celebrant service previously but the feedback following was just amazing, from so many different beliefs and views, it suited everyone. 100% value for money, 100% quality and a 100% professional, personal service leaving is with the most amazing memories we will hold forever." - Jess and Jonny, (Skipbridge Country Weddings, York, 2021)
"Thank you so much for yesterday. It was brilliant. Everyone commented on how beautiful and personalised the ceremony was and how much they had enjoyed it. We had the best day ever! Thank you for being such a wonderful part of it.".... Laura and Matt (Rudding Park, 2020)
“We cannot thank Rachael enough for all of the hard work that she put into our wedding, both in the weeks and months leading up to the date, and especially on the day. Having Rachael lead our personal ceremony was an incredible honour. The script that she wrote for us was personal, moving, hilarious, and perfectly encapsulated our story and feelings for each other.
All the values and beliefs of humanism align squarely with our own, so it made it an easy choice to have a humanist ceremony long before any plans of a proposal! So once again, thank you Rachael. You were instrumental in creating the best day of our lives, and cannot wait until our next
one - our re-wedding with 100 guests in 2022! (It's not often you get to look forward to your second wedding, 4 days after your first...). Alba and Steve (Somerset, 2020)
"Rachael was absolutely amazing! She understood us from the first email and was meticulous is making sure she had every detail correct. The script that she wrote for us was beautiful and incorporated both of our stories and feelings so perfectly.
She was flexible with our wishes and allowed us to incorporate so many different traditions and rituals that were important to us.All of our guests were blown away by how personal the ceremony was, and everyone commented on how utterly brilliant Rachael is.
It was such a special ceremony and we are so glad we chose Rachael.." .Elizabeth and Jake (Tithe Barn, 2020)
"Thank you so much for making our day so special we’ve had nothing but compliments about how great the ceremony was!" Sophie and Sean, The Coniston Hotel, 2020
"My husband and I can't recommend Rachael's humanist celebrant services enough!!! We initially came across Rachael after searching for the right humanist celebrant around Yorkshire to guide us through our wedding ceremony! We spoke with her on the phone before meeting in person and we were immediately blown away by her outgoing, lovely and calm voice.
We spent 2-3 hours over lunch with her talking about life, love, relationships and our passion for each other. Rachael was incredibly refreshing to us as we had finally found someone who wanted to truly understand our love for each other! She also brought many creative ideas to the table - including a candle lighting ceremony and hand fasting.
Her wedding ceremony script was truthful, romantic and very humorous. The words were written beautifully and we felt that she had perfectly summarized our love and story. We are so happy that Rachael was able to contributed to our special day. She is worth every penny!" - Hester and Joe, Swinton Park, 2020
"Where to begin?! Rachael was friendly, enthusiastic and a generally lovely person from the get go. She was super organised which was incredibly helpful because we are not. She was a delight to communicate with prior to the ceremony. We met and went through what we envisaged for our ceremony and she asked us about “our story”, which she very impressively pieced together because we did not tell it in time order. She made us feel relaxed and excited and mediated well when there were mild disagreements about what to include in the ceremony. She was quick to respond to any questions via email and helped us both to write our “secret words” separately.
On the day itself it was so reassuring to see a smiley friendly face that you have met before at the top of the aisle next to your future husband, and I knew from meeting Rachael she had everything in hand. The ceremony was beautifully balanced with (a lot of!) emotion and some humour. She made a suggestion to involve cutting the cake at the end of the ceremony which was a great idea and worked really well. Almost every guest told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony and an astonishing number of people said it was the best one they had ever been to. The ceremony was an absolute success and so meaningful to us both, it suited us as a couple down to the ground. I’m so grateful to Rachael for doing an incredible job and I would 100% recommend her without reservation - what a wonderful thing to be able to do for others on the most special day of their lives. Dave and I can’t thank you enough. A star!" - Ruth and Dave, St George Hotel, 2019
"We found Rachael via internet search so knew she was good through other reviews but didn't entirely know what to expect. After a short correspondence we arranged for her to come over for a 'getting to know us' session which we thought would be a 30 minute verbal questionnaire. 4 hours of interesting conversation later, Rachael knew everything there was to know about us both - this dedication to get the content and tone right for the big day was much appreciated by us both. On the day itself she was the model of calm and collected whilst the nerves were raging and her content and delivery were a major contribution to what was a beautiful ceremony. Many guests commented about how good she was and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome." - Gemma and Nick, Grassfield Hall, 2019
"We found Rachael pretty last minute around a month before our wedding... and we were SO glad we did!!
We live in Hong Kong so after a 3 hour video call getting to know us both and giving us some real insights into what a Humanist wedding ceremony was all about, Rachael put together a script for our ceremony and sent it over. We were absolutely over the moon about with it, the detail that was included and how much we felt she'd got to know us in such a short space of time. She really made our wedding amazing and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing (some even said the best!) ceremony it was. We can't thank her enough and just want to do it all over again! Thanks so much again Rachael!" x - Amy and Pete, Woodstock Weddings and Events, 2019
"If you’re looking for a wedding celebrant and a photographer look no more! Rachael and Simon are some of the most genuine people we have ever met , hard-working and honest. They did an outstanding job, Rachael showed true interest and excitement in our wedding from day one and was just super friendly and easy to talk to. She did a great job with our interview and script and the wedding ceremony itself was unique and so special thanks to this. Simon was just so much fun to be around and made everyone laugh which made us more relaxed for the photos. The photos he took were so beautiful that they almost reduced us to tears, the composition, the colours, the places he chose everything was just perfection and the photos look magical. Their daughter Georgia was very kind and offered to look after our puppies during the ceremony and play the music which was a bonus because it allowed our small audience to relax instead of chasing the dogs lol We can’t recommend them enough just book them!! :)" - Helena and Ollie, Timble Inn, 2019
"We had previously used a humanist celebrant for another occasion, so we had experience of the dedication and professionalism we could expect. We cast our net, so to speak, far and wide and had a reply from Rachael who is close to us, based in Harrogate.
We had an initial phone call with Rachael, to try and size her up as the person to marry us on our special day, her personality shone through, she talked a lot about ideas, and most importantly, listened to what we had said. She sent us some basic fact-finding questions over email and then we arranged to meet Rachael at our wedding venue a week or so later.
We penned in an hour to get to know our celebrant and for our celebrant to get to know us. We massively underestimated the lengths and time Rachael would go to, to understand her clients. Three hours later we had to part ways, our jaws aching and smiles beaming, we knew we had a great celebrant.
After a few weeks, Rachael came back to us with a drafted script, we were astonished at how much of the conversation she had taken in, how much of our personalities she had captured and how ‘us’ the whole ceremony had developed to become. To say we were excited would be an understatement. We had some minor alterations to make with some of the wording, but largely the script was perfect from the off.
Rachael made multiple suggestions for the day, each suggestion added to the occasion, it wasn’t the grandness of an occasion she was adding to, it was the personality – we were getting married, outdoors, in a clearing in a woodland, everything she was involved in was so heavily considered by her.
In the days leading up to the wedding, the weather was becoming gloomy, the rain was forecast and a yellow weather warning was issued. Rachael contacted us and asked if she could help out and ensure the venue had thought of everything, she duly spoke to the venue and took some of the weight off our shoulders.
The day of the wedding, rain poured into the woodland, Rachael arrived, she immediately started checking the ceremony location, liaising with the venue staff, spoke to the friends who were being involved in the ceremony and most of all made the groom feel relaxed.
With an hour or so to go before the big moment, it was evident that the location where we were to get married was going to be a washout. Practical and adaptable, Rachael and the venue staff changed the ceremony location and helped with the reorganisation of the ceremony area whilst still managing to keep the groom relaxed and smiling. A lovely text to the bride assured here that everything was under control.
When the time came for Rachael to do her main event, it couldn’t have gone any better. All the stories were poignant and funny, the ceremony was involving, the laughter and love flowed, and each section of the program flowed into the next. The delivery of the ceremony was professional beyond words. The bride and groom both loved the occasion, as expected, but even more impressive was the reaction from our friends and family.
So many compliments to what was in effect a 40-minute service about two people in love, we had stories, we had a ring warming, we had secret words, we had a sunflower ceremony, we had smiles, laughter, a few tears and we had a lot of rain. But everything was perfect, we wouldn’t change a thing, and that’s probably a lot to do with Rachael. In the weeks up to our big day, she got to know us like a friend, which is what we’d like to see her remain.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Rachael to bring the ‘A Game’ to any occasion, we thank her from our hearts for a most special part of our wedding day."
thanks again for making such a big impact on our special day:" Steve, Crystal & Bump Bump, Hazlewood Castle, 2019
"Where to begin?! Rachael was an integral part of making our wedding day as special as it was - from our first conversation through to saying our goodbyes at the end of our ceremony, she was warm, welcoming and truly treated us as friends rather than clients. We had a wonderful meeting with her ahead of our wedding, where we had a lot of laughs together and she created a beautiful, bespoke wedding ceremony that perfectly captured us and our story.
We received endless compliments throughout the rest of our wedding day about how the ceremony was so special, engaging and unique, with many saying it was the best they’d ever been to! There was the perfect balance of fun and laughs along with the ‘serious stuff,’ but Rachael’s ceremony set the tone for a perfect day. We are so pleased we pulled the plug on our original wedding arrangements and chose Rachael instead - she has a beautiful, poetic way with words and is so kind and considerate, she’s looked after us so well from start to finish. Just amazing!" Helen and Will, Rudby Hall, August 2019
"My wife and I started planning our wedding ceremony in early 2019. A small gathering in Yorkshire. We didn't want a religious ceremony, so we decided to look for a Humanist celebrant. My wife found many people who provided this service, but one caught our eye, so we decided to arrange a FaceTime meeting. Rachael was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. From the moment we first made contact to the actual ceremony itself, we never doubted her professionalism or her ability to deliver exactly what we were looking for.
Indeed, our expectations were exceeded many times over, and we would have no doubt in recommending her to any of our friends, or whoever may require her services. The script she wrote was exactly the right tone, and it managed to say everthing we wanted saying in front of our families. The intimate wedding we had felt really special and it will live long in everybody's memories who attended." - Matthew and Lisa, The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, 2019
Where to begin, this amazing lady managed to turn our visions into reality, neither of us were great at articulating what we wanted, we were disorganised and teeny bit stressed! We met with Rachael and everything changed, she put us at ease instantly, and managed to get in to our heads to find out what we wanted seemingly effortlessly. She offered lots of advice and ideas and we left the pre-meet buzzing with excitement. Within a few days, she had written the most beautiful script and picked up on so many things that we forgot we'd discussed, she really listens and takes everything in.
What she'd written captured us and our personalities perfectly, all of our guests commented on how personal and beautiful everything was.
It was delivered in such a natural way, everyone was really engaged in this unique ceremony, it'll be remembered for years to come and not just by us.
By choosing Rachael as your celebrant, you can throw out the rule book and make a truly personal ceremony.
Rachael, Thank you so much for everything you've done for us and for making our day so special, you are incredible!! Much love, Kayleigh and Lisa, Deepdale Farm, 2019
"Currently sat drinking Prosecco in the sunshine with my new husband(!) and laughing about the roller coaster of a wedding day we had. The fact we can laugh about it is in no small part thanks to you, Rachel! From meeting us at teatime the day before, to somehow putting together our sweet, funny vows in less than 24 hours. So many people commented on how lovely the ceremony was and said that it was so personal, it was as if you had known us a long time. Couldn’t quite get my thoughts in gear on the day to say that it felt like a stroke of fate that you picked up the phone on Friday. Thanks for creating a perfect ceremony for us 🙌💕" - Laura and Alex, Red Lion, Burnsall, 2019
"There are many good celebrants, but Rachael is probably the best. As guests at a wedding a couple of years ago we first saw the delight that a humanist ceremony gives to everyone present, it's a lovely thing. So, in recently planning our own wedding, a humanist ceremony was something we wanted. Looking around you'll find a sea of sameness, in a good way! Then we found Rachael, meeting up was easy and the process a breeze. What mattered most to us was the balance of love and fun Rachael created for us.
Reading the draft ceremony, which was a pitch perfect mix of emotion and laugh out loud, instantly put us at ease and also meant hardly any extra effort for us. Rachael's advantage here is her writing background, she is a gifted story writer and teller, this is the most important part of a humanist ceremony. Of course, on our big day, Rachael also deliverd it all with aplomb. 5 stars doesn't cover it, don't hesitate in speaking with Rachael. P.S. as if that wasn't wonderful enough, Rachael (well, husband Simon mostly) can multi-task, their other business is professional photography. Our photos are glorious, worth every penny!"- Kevin, Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds 2019
Rachael was the celebrant at a recent wedding I photographed in the North Yorkshire moors. She spoke so well, touches of humour, really emphasised the love between Lisa and Kayleigh the brides. I would go as far to say it’s been my favourite ceremony to date. Rachael has left the wedding not after the ceremony but a bit later on as she soaked up the festival vibes. Once she had gone I heard lots of positive comments and remarks from guest about Rachael which showcases she left a real lasting impression on everyone. Love to work with you again Rachael and I’m sure our paths will cross - Ray Sawyer, Award-winning wedding photographer, Durham. Deepdale Barn, 2019
"Wonderful ceremony, expertly delivered!" - James
"We choose Rachael to host our humanist wedding couldn’t have make a better decision. After the legal ceremony our 40 strong wedding party retired to a pub in for the reception. We decided to hold the humanist ceremony after the evening guests had arrived. Rachael did such a good job of telling our story! She’s a lovely person that makes you feel completely as ease and the speech that she created was warm, funny and very romantic.
The experience was really enjoyable. Meeting Rachael and being interviewed was like meeting an old friend and she made it really fun. We had plenty of time to review the words without pressure but Rachael made sure we were on track with timings. When planning we met Rachael at the venue and as she has a background in events she was able to liaise with the venue on the finer details to make sure that everything ran smoothly.
Rachael and her husband also did our photography, this made the whole process really convenient, it limited the amount of different suppliers we had to deal with, and they had a really good understanding of how we wanted the day to work. The ceremony itself was a real treat. We had kept it a secret from our guests so to see a sea of faces smiling as Rachael spoke was lovely. We have had so many fantastic responses about the evening, the evening guests really felt they had played a part in our day as many were mentioned in the ceremony.
I also appreciated receiving the folder with all of the ceremony detail in afterwards. It is a really lovely touch. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rachael, she did such a sterling job and made the planning much more enjoyable too!" - Vicki, Leeds, 2019
"Almost worth getting married again ... the lovely Rachael Meyer. Can't think of anyone nicer to conduct a beautiful wedding ceremony!" - Josy
Accredited by Humanists UK, Rachael clearly understands the concept of humanism, and the concept of living. What's great is that she demonstrates it by putting 100% effort into everything she does, treating everybody with kindness and respect, and accompanying all her actions with a genuine smile.
What I love most about Rachel is her positive & relaxed vibe which, when fused with her years of experience in the industry, makes her your best choice for a celebrant." - Graham