Client Testimonials                                                                                 

Phillipa & Robert August 2018 Domaine du Beyssac
Phillipa & Robert August 2018 Domaine du Beyssac

Raymond and Cherry were very helpful from the start, providing all the materials and guidance to help us create the perfect wedding ceremony for us.
On the actual day Raymond made us feel relaxed and helped us to really enjoy the ceremony.
Lot's of guests gave great feedback too!'

Many thanks
Phillipa and Robert.
Huw & Stephanie June 2018 Villa Rouge
Huw & Stephanie June 2018 Villa Rouge
"We had a perfect day which was helped by a wonderful ceremony!
It was great to meet Ian and Mandy in advance of the day as they were able to give us plenty of tips for preparation and helped put our ceremony together, pulling on all of their experience.
On the day itself, Ian/Mandy explained the order of service to the relevant people doing readings which put them all at ease.
Ian's delivery of the ceremony was
excellent and went above and beyond by doing additional readings that we requested.

Thank you Ian, Mandy and Weddings Words and Wishes!"

From Huw and Steph.
Nia & Pierre August 2018 Chateau Riveneuve du Bosc
Nia & Pierre August 2018 Chateau Riveneuve du Bosc

Cherry and Ray were absolutely amazing from beginning to end, from the planning to the ceremony.
They helped me so much with recommendations and made the final wedding day so special.
Highly recommend.

Nia & Pierre.
Sarah & Will August 2018 Domaine Michaud
Sarah & Will August 2018 Domaine Michaud

Hi Raymond.

We had a great day and it was a pleasure to be married by Ian with the help of Mandy.
Ian and Mandy arrived well in advance of the start of the wedding and made every effort to meet with me (the groom) to remind me of the run-down. Ian also made every effort to introduce himself to the best man, father of the bride and guests who did the readings, and helped me sort out the seating arrangement for the family
of the bride and groom.
This set me at ease, knowing that all of these particulars were sorted. The ceremony itself was wonderful.
Ian was clear and audible and the
sound system worked well. I’ll definitely recommend Weddings Words and Wishes!


Nathalia & Chris  August 2018  Chateau de Trichot
Nathalia & Chris August 2018 Chateau de Trichot

Dearest Ian and Mandy,

Thank you so very much for making our ceremony so special!
It all happened so beautifully and we have received several compliments on just how touching and sentimental it was.
Guests were very surprised with some of the things we added -
(tree, wine and candle) and all thought it was very special.
If we had to do it again, we would certainly call you both! It was wonderful.
It was lovely meeting you both and Mina and we wish you all the most beautiful success in the years to come!

With all of our love,
Nathalia, Chris & Sammy (the dog).
Emma & James. Chateau Sainte-Cecile. May 2018
Emma & James. Chateau Sainte-Cecile. May 2018
Dear Ray & Cherry.

Thanks so much for contributing to our special day, we couldn't have achieved what we wanted if it wasn't for you.
Everyone commented on what a lovely personal ceremony it was, and how Raymond's character made it really relaxed and informal!

Kind regards
Emma and James
Claire & Richard July 2017 Bastide de Gordes.
Claire & Richard July 2017 Bastide de Gordes.
Dear Raymond and Cherry,

Thank you so much for being such an important part of our wedding day.
For anyone looking for a celebrant for their day, we could not have wished for a more professional, kind and warm hearted couple to take on this role. Both Raymond and Cherry were fantastic and we could not recommend them enough.
Thank you both for helping our service run so smoothly and all the attention to detail you gave it.
The service was so personal and we felt like we had known you a long time.

Best wishes
Claire and Richard
Tara and Daniel June 2017
Tara and Daniel June 2017

Thank you so much to both Ray & Cherry.
The ceremony was just wonderful, you made us both feel at ease with your tone, humour & encouragement.
Our family spoke so highly of you after the service.
Can't thank you enough for making our day what it was.

Tara & Dan xx
Chloe & Luke June 2017 Chateau de Queille
Chloe & Luke June 2017 Chateau de Queille
Dear Cherry and Ray,

We felt so lucky to have Weddings, Words and Wishes as our celebrant.
Ray and Cherry were so supportive and helpful in our choice to do something
slightly alternative.
Raymond made us feel totally at ease on the day and gave us the incredible ceremony that we always wanted.
Thank you so much.

Best wishes

Chloe & Luke.
Kim & Matt June 2017
Kim & Matt June 2017

Kim and I want to thank Ray and Cherry for making our day so special. The ceremony at my dads house overlooking the vineyards was a dream.
They were well organized and put us at ease.... highly recommended duo!
Thanks again!

Matt & Kim.
Julie & Oliver July 2017 Simorre
Julie & Oliver July 2017 Simorre
It's not often we get a testimonial from the Mother of the Bride... Thank you Jackie.

Dear Cherry and Raymond,

I can’t begin to thank you enough for the beautiful photos!! They are absolute
treasures. (Cherry, you are a really talented photographer!!!)

And of course, thank you, Raymond, for a wonderful ceremony. Everyone loved it!
Really. Everyone. The tone you set was perfect.

Thank you both, so much, for helping to make this event Julie and Oliver’s
“dream-wedding-come-true.” I would recommend you to anyone and everyone looking for
an English-speaking celebrant in France. You’re the best!

All best wishes, Jackie Morris
Su-Ann & Francis July 2017 Gordes
Su-Ann & Francis July 2017 Gordes

We had a destination wedding in Gordes and contacted Raymond and Cherry. They are truly amazing as a team. They are responsible, efficient, friendly and flexible.
They took care of everything for and during the ceremony. They worked with us to create the perfect and truly personalised wedding script. They were very responsive
to our queries and were very accommodating to all of our needs (even last minute
ones). They did a good job at coordinating the whole ceremony and ensuring that thentimeline is perfect. Cherry even took beautiful pictures of the ceremony. At one point during the ceremony, my veil got flown off by the strong wind and Cherry quickly found it and brought it back. For that we are very grateful!
Raymond was funny and jovial while officiating our ceremony. Our guests had the best time during the wedding and enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you so much Raymond and Cherry!


Su & Francis
Caitlin & Adam July 2017 Chateau de Pennautier
Caitlin & Adam July 2017 Chateau de Pennautier

Hi Raymond and Cherry,

We can't thank you both enough for our wonderful wedding ceremony! You put us both at ease right from the start, with our planning meetings and regular email contact,
you were such a great help and very accommodating, suggesting readings and taking our own ideas on board also. It was so lovely to see you on the day of the wedding when you came up to reassure me (Caitlin) that everything was going to plan and not making me panic that it was wedding time and I was not quite ready!
The ceremony itself was so relaxed and personal, we had so many lovely comments after it about how special it was and that meant so much. It set the best tone for our wedding which we are glad to say continued for the rest of the day! Thank you also for the beautiful photos that Cherry took and shared with us, they really helped to capture what a special ceremony it was. Thanks again for helping us get our perfect day that we will never forget!

Love, Caitlin and Adam, July 2017
Amy & Mark September 2016 Carcassonne
Amy & Mark September 2016 Carcassonne
We were married in the most magical place, Carcassonne, the greatest medieval citadel of them all.
Raymond and Cherry were a huge and pivotal part of ensuring that we and our guests had the most amazing day. Before we were married, they worked with us to develop our vows and helped us pace and structure the day of our wedding.
Their advice, genuine friendship and attention to detail were played major part of making our wedding day the most amazing experience of our lives, one that is beyond compare and the ceremony that Raymond delivered was unique and personal to us in a way that is beyond description.
We wrote our vows, we worked with Raymond and Cherry to develop and outline our Ceremony - they made it unique to us and the most special and unforgettable moment of our lives.
For our families, our Ceremony was unique - they were an intimate part of it, and Raymond involved them within the very fabric of our
marriage in a way that seamlessly bridged the gap between our two year old son and the grooms 75 year-old father.
Every day or our life together we remember the day we were married - by Raymond - in front of the citadel that has witnessed a thousand such vows, but none before that have ever meant so much.
Mark and Amy 1st September 2016
Grace & Jay June 2016 Bastide de Calalou
Grace & Jay June 2016 Bastide de Calalou
Dear Ray and Cherry
Jay and I can’t thank you enough for all your help with our special day. Not only did you both do such a great job on the day but you were also there for us during the lead up to the wedding.
Following a fantastic recommendation from Vicky and Matt, we felt sure you were the celebrant for us. However meeting you for the first time sealed the deal. You were extremely friendly and helpful and immediately put us at ease with any of our wedding worries.
We found your guidance throughout the day invaluable, from overseeing the arrival of our guests to orchestrating the most important day of our lives! The ceremony itself was extremely personal; everything we could have wished for and more.
We are also extremely grateful to you both for travelling some distance to meet us at our venue.
James and I cannot imagine anyone else leading our ceremony and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone having their ceremony in the south of France.
Thank you again.
Grace & Jay x
Jo & James, Potelieres June 2016
Jo & James, Potelieres June 2016
We found Ray and Cherry with a random web search for English speaking celebrants in South France, and we are so glad we did. From day one we have had helpful hints, support and a one-to-one meeting with them a year before the wedding, which was brilliant as we felt so comfortable afterwards.

When they arrived at the venue I was starting to get a bit apprehensive, my maid of honour was having dress malfunctions and I wasn't even in mine yet, but Cherry and Ray put my mind at ease, assuring me that all was running smoothly and all I needed to do was 'show up and enjoy myself' - and they were right. I came down the aisle to find a beautifully set up table for our ceremony choices, a relaxed looking Groom and our two children ready for the wedding.

I did all the planning myself and so little touches such as Cherry's lavender confetti and a flexible timetable (with a Groom who runs last minute for everything) were such a blessing.

The ceremony itself was beautiful; casual, evenly paced, family friendly and even funny at times-ideal when you have so many children in attendance. Our youngest
proved to be a terror who cried a lot through the ceremony and we had to hold her or pass her around, but Ray was so calming we soon felt at ease about the upset and realised it needn't spoil our day-and it didn't.

Thank you so much, what a perfect wedding.
Jo and James'
Simin & Jack. September 2016 Chateau de Lartigolle
Simin & Jack. September 2016 Chateau de Lartigolle

Raymond and Cherry were very warm and friendly.
They communicated well with us via
email in the build-up to the wedding and delivered a wonderful ceremony full of laughs on the day.

They made us feel relaxed and Cherry also took some lovely pictures which they shared with us after the event.
We are happy they were at our

Simin & Jack.
Emily & Sean June 2015 Bastide de Gordes
Emily & Sean June 2015 Bastide de Gordes
Elopement Ceremony

Hi Ray & Cherry

We speak of you often!
You were such an important part of our ceremony and far exceeded our expectations.
You and Cherry were so patient and kind throughout that day.
A friend of mine looked at our wedding photos the other day and commented on how you were meant to be there with us!
Thank you so much!!

Emily & Sean
Pattida & James June 2016 Chateau d'Agel
Pattida & James June 2016 Chateau d'Agel
Dear Ray and Cherry.

We were fortunate that Ray and Cherry did not live far from us and we had the opportunity to meet them twice prior to the wedding. This meant that on the big day,
we felt instantly more at ease when they arrived. Throughout the planning process, our many queries were answered quickly and we never felt apprehensive about the upcoming nuptials.
On the big day, Ray and Cherry arrived early despite having another wedding that very morning. Cherry came in to say hello as I was getting ready and was there to
answer any last minute questions. The ceremony itself was relaxed and beautiful. We even had latecomers running in just before the vows (talk about a dramatic entrance!). Ray dealt with them very well and the ceremony continued without a
Afterwards, both the locals and international guests remarked on how personal and touching the ceremony was. I cannot recommend Ray and Cherry enough.

Pattida and James

Jade & Lawrence June 2016 Tuchan
Jade & Lawrence June 2016 Tuchan

My husband and I feel very lucky to have had Cherry and Raymond with us to celebrate our special day. From the first time we met before the wedding, they made us feel instantly at ease and this was also felt by our family and friends on the day.

They were so flexible and understanding when we had to change venue at the last minute and they did everything possible to make our ceremony just perfect.

Thank you so much from both of us, the only sad thing is that we can't do it all again!

Jade and Loz.
C & N June 2016 Clos d'Hullias
C & N June 2016 Clos d'Hullias
Dear Raymond & Cherry

Thank you for your part in making our wedding day so special.
You were a pleasure to deal with from the first contact up until the day.
Raymond thank you for taking
on the linguistic challenge of conducting the service in no less than 3 languages!
Your efforts were much appreciated. You helped to create a personal and heartfelt ceremony which we will remember for many years to come.

We wish you a busy and successful summer .

All the best

C & N
Harriet & Christopher. August 2015
Harriet & Christopher. August 2015

Dear Ray and Cherry,

Chris and I only got back from honeymoon at the weekend and felt we had to write and say thank you again for helping to make our wedding such a special occasion.

You did a fantastic job of putting us at ease, from the moment we first skyped with you to the moment we exchanged rings.
We especially valued your experience and the useful guidance you were able to provide on some of the more logistical aspects of the ceremony.

It is also thanks to you that we were able to find such a fantastic florist in Sarah Menager.

Best wishes and thanks,

Harriet and Christopher.
Amandine & Oliver, September 2015
Amandine & Oliver, September 2015

Dear Rayand & Cherry,

We are now back from honeymoon and settling into married life and we
wanted to truly thank you for this great ceremony that meant a lot to us and that amazed our guests.

We have also some pictures to share with you !

We thank you again very much both of you for this unforgettable day !


Amandine & Oliver
Vicky & Matt. September 2015
Vicky & Matt. September 2015

After having read testimonials of other couple’s experiences we instantly felt that Ray would be the right celebrant for us, but being fortunate enough to meet Ray & Cherry in person sealed the deal.

From all the helpful information shared from the start and their continued guidance along the way, down to sending us fantastic photos of our day after the event, Ray & Cherry played a huge part in the success of our wedding.

On the day Cherry popped in while I was getting ready to keep me posted on their setting up, it was incredibly windy so some elements of our ceremony – namely lighting of candles - was proving difficult! Cherry kept us well informed ahead of the ceremony to avoid any unexpected surprises. During this time Ray acquainted himself with our small gathering of family and guests so by the time the ceremony got under way they were all friends. The ceremony itself was exactly as we’d planned on paper – but warm, light-hearted and full of humour. Absolutely everyone commented after the event as to how good Ray’s ceremony was, very unique and so personal to us.

We were a bit apprehensive beforehand about the fact that we couldn’t legally get married in France and would have to do the legal stuff separately in the UK but we needn’t have worried at all. It was nothing more than a formality in the UK, our true wedding day and ceremony was carried out by Ray in beautiful Provence.

Victoria & Matthew

Sara & Michael. September 2015
Sara & Michael. September 2015

Hi Ray and Cherry.

After the wedding I took Sara on a surprise honeymoon to Mauritius and we have just got back home to Scotland.

Thank you so much to you both for our wedding ceremony. Everything was absolutely perfect. The ceremony was so nice and personal and better than either of us could have hoped for.

Thanks for sending the photos through, we have hardly seen any photos yet so it is nice to see a few of the day.

Luckily the windy weather completely died down when we were away getting our photos done so we could relax and got to enjoy the meal and our celebrations outside in the evening.

Sorry you could’t be there on the day Cherry (although this was very understandable and congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter). But thank you for all your help on the build up to our wedding day.

Thank you again for our wedding ceremony. Throughout the evening everyone commented on how personal and special the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it.

Sara and Michael.
Deirdre & Steven, June 2015
Deirdre & Steven, June 2015
Hi Ray and Cherry.

We have received the photos and are very happy with how they turned out - thank you so much Cherry.

Re: Renewal of Vows

Myself and Steven wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful service that you performed for us when we were in France. From the very professional pre-ceremony advice and documentation that you shared with us in the months beforehand, to the support and guidance that you gave us both before and during the ceremony, it was all very diligent but yet with a personal touch. The additional services were also very welcome e.g. the lavender confetti and the provision of the archway including arriving early to set it up for us. When we made suggestions to involve the children, you were very positive and found ways to work this in. The way that you interacted with our families and our children was in particular appreciated.

So, thank you very much!

Kind regards and thanks
Deirdre and Steven O’Neill
Kirsty & Martin. September 2015
Kirsty & Martin. September 2015
Dear Raymond and Cherry,

Martin and I had a wonderful time celebrating our marriage in Camon and wanted to thank you both for making it so special.
It was a fantastic day and the photographs which you kindly took for us are fantastic.
We have enjoyed looking at them so much.
You really captured some great moments.

Keep up the good work!

Mr and Mrs Wyatt xxx
Marci & Richard. July 2015
Marci & Richard. July 2015
Hi Cherry and Raymond,

We got the photos and they are great!! Thank you so much for everything.
We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony, setting or
officiant for our elopement in Provence.
The day went so smoothly and
was incredibly lovely and beautiful. We will remember that day
forever and now have some amazing photos to remind us of all the
smiles, tears of joy and gorgeous details.
We are beyond happy!

Thanks again, have a terrific day.

Healthy Regards,

Marci and Richard.

California USA
Julie et Marc. June 2015
Julie et Marc. June 2015

Cherry et Raymond.

Nous voulions vous dire un sincère merci pour cette magnifique cérémonie!
Nous avons vécu un merveilleux moment qui restera un magnifique souvenir!
Je crois que les invités ont énormément apprécié le moment, mais surtout la cérémonie était tout à fait à notre image et nous vous en remercions!
Nous vous souhaitons une très belle continuation!

Julie et Marc.

We wanted to say a sincere thank you for our wonderful ceremony! We had a wonderful time that will remain a beautiful memory!
I think the guests thoroughly enjoyed the moment, but especially the ceremony which reflected us so well, we thank you!
We wish you all the best in the future!
Julie and Marc.
Sylvie & Peter. July 2014
Sylvie & Peter. July 2014

Dear Ray and Cherry.

In a life that is always ever changing sometimes it's nice to tie a nice little bow (or the knot if you will) in parts of our life stories.

Coming from Canada we couldn't get married legally, in France, but we still wanted it to feel official.

It turned out to be much more than that. Raymond's words and our family being part of the ceremony, we have a moment in time we can always come back to. It was more than a time and place and etched in our souls.

Un Grand Merci!

Sylvie & Peter.
Charlette & Matthew. July 2014
Charlette & Matthew. July 2014

Dear Ray and Cherry

Firstly let me say that you are both such wonderful and warm people. From our first contact over Skype you had eased our worries about how the day would go. After that meeting we felt so relaxed and ready for the big day more so than ever before.
Thank you again for our wonderful ceremony we are still in awe of the whole day and especially the wonderful service that Ray conducted and the lovely photography that Cherry did. It was perfect for us, from the lighting of the Unity Candle to the Tying of Hands. We really couldn’t have wanted more.

It was such a personal, bespoke ceremony to suit our personalities and we loved the fact that it also included our three children. All of our guest had and amazing time In France and I think we have now set the precedent amongst our family and friends for weddings abroad.

Thank you for being part of our special day.
Best wishes for the future

Charlette and Matthew
(Nottingham, England)
Suzy & Ben. June 2013
Suzy & Ben. June 2013
Dear Raymond & Cherry,

We wanted to thank you for conducting the most fantastic ceremony for us. We had an amazing time and the ceremony was everything we wanted and more. The feedback from the guests has been great, everyone has been saying how lovely the ceremony was, the intimate and simple delivery was ideal for the setting and a perfect fit for us as a couple - and the loving cup also went down a treat, despite Ben downing it in one go! ;)

The whole process was so easy from start to finish; from the sample script and reading ideas to the helpful hints and tips you gave, the whole process was personal, easy yet professional and we felt in very good hands the whole way through.

Cherry, thank you also for the photos you send through, there are some lovely ones in there.

In fact, my maid of honour was so impressed with your service and style of ceremony that she’d like to talk to you about perhaps doing her wedding.

Again, thanks you so much for the fantastic service you provided, we had the most amazing time and only wish we could go back and do it all over again!

Kindest regards,
Suzy & Ben

Renee & Chris. Sept 2013
Renee & Chris. Sept 2013

Dear Ray and Cherry,

Thanks to you both for a wonderful ceremony. AS you know, we were in the slightly unusual situation of trying to plan our French wedding from Australia but right from the start you put our minds at rest...as least in relation to the ceremony! The draft script and structure you provided gave us a good framework to adapt into the intimate and personal ceremony we wanted. And it was re-assuring to talk it all through with you over Skype before travelling over to France.

On the day, you arrived early - as promised - and throughout all our dealings with you, you both came across as reliable, experienced, organised and professional. The ceremony itself was relaxed, funny and emotional in all the right places! It was pitched just as we wanted and we received a number of comments about how personal it was!

We both appreciated all the little extra things you did (for example the photographs and candles) which were lovely touches and helped capture the key moments of the day.

Overall, it was a pleasure dealing with you and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to someone wanting an English speaking ceremony in France.

All the best,

Chris & Renee. Australia
Anouska & Duncan. June 2014.
Anouska & Duncan. June 2014.

Dear Cherry and Ray,

We wanted to write and thank you properly for making our ceremony in Molitg so special and unique.

You made the process of writing our vows and organising the structure of the ceremony very straightforward and stress free. Thank you for being available to Skype prior to the big day to run through the stages of the ceremony and discuss the various options and for reassuring us that we would not have to worry about anything on the day itself. This turned out to be absolutely true.

The ceremony itself was lovely and many of our guests told us how much they had enjoyed it. Although the ceremony itself was not legally binding, it felt very real and very special. We enjoyed every moment of it.

Many thanks to Cherry for the wonderful photos you took. If you don't already do wedding photography, you should really think about it.

You both made a significant contribution to what was an amazing day and we are very grateful.

Anouska and Duncan
Hilary & Neil. June 2013
Hilary & Neil. June 2013
Ray and Cherry,
I know I have already thanked you for our wedding but I just wanted to thank you again for such a professional service. From the first time we contacted you to enquire about our wedding in France you reassured us that you could provide the traditional english ceremony we wanted to recreate in France. To have an english speaker made a huge difference to the ceremony and also made our corrospondence much easier. I was reassured by Cherry when I had concerns about the distance you were travelling to our venue, and also reassured that if for any reason you were unable to attend Cherry would happily come alone and do the service.

Your words and wishes document gave us so many examples of how our ceremony could run, and it was really nice to be able to pick and choose the bits we liked making it a really personal service. Although you do not offer any religious aspect, it was an extremley realistic english wedding and actually much much more meaningful than the UK registry office we had the week before.

You arrived in perfect time, and we instantly felt at ease. We both warmed to you straight away and you relaxed us hugely. It was great to be able to talk to you before the ceremony and you made so much effort to relax us both. You are a naturally charasmatic man, and Cherry felt like family with her warm nature.

The ceremony was exactly what we would have wanted, and ran so smoothly. Your balance of official yet casual worked perfectly. You provded everything we needed for signing the certificate which also looks so professional, and everything went according to plan. To be given the script at the end was unexpected but actually an extremley nice gesture and something that we can read in the years to come.

We asked you to give an introduction to the history and traditions of an english wedding, which you researched and spoke perfectly. It was just what we wanted considering we had half our guests from outside the UK. People really enjoyed hearing about the traditions.

We really couldn't fault anything with the planning and actual performing of the ceremony. Thank you so much, we really did feel this was our proper wedding. Thank you also for the photos you sent us. That was yet another lovely gesture.

Hilary and Neil

Marian & Frederic. July 2013
Marian & Frederic. July 2013
Dear Mr and Mrs Thatcher,

I don’t know if a bride’s father has sent a Note of Thanks before. This is a Thank You for the Wedding Ceremony of our youngest daughter, Marian, now Mr and Mrs. Frederic Rousset.

Last year, Marian and Frederic told her mother and me they were having a Registry Office marriage followed by a Wedding Ceremony at a chateau in France. Edna and I are traditional, church-going folk until we moved to Kent, so there were a few surprises for us to think about as time went by.

We were both swept along by the plans they worked out with you and, if I am honest, we didn’t know what spiritual means if it isn’t to be in church. As I gave Marian away I still couldn’t see how we could ask all our family and friends to fly for a week in France to a Wedding Supper in a Chateau.

However, as the ceremony began, you said Marian and Frederic wrote the words. They lit a flame for her Grandma and Gramps. We were all asked to bless their Marriage. Every word of the promises and vows was heard, seeing their faces, because they faced each other and held hands. I saw the two mothers with tissues out and I think everyone there thought they were sharing a very special, spiritual moment. So thank you both, and we loved the photographs, Cherry, the family and friends at one with the youngsters.

Edna and Dennis Courtauld. Canterbury.
Yvonne & John. October 2013
Yvonne & John. October 2013
Dear Ray and Cherry,

We'd like to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony you conducted for us. It was perfect and everything we hoped it would be and more. So many our guests commented on how romantic, unique and personal it was. Even our guests who had never been to a non religious wedding before and didn't know what to expect thought it was the nicest one they had ever been to. Both our mums would be quite religious and before the wedding I think they were a little disappointed we weren't having a Catholic service. But they both loved it and couldn't get over how spiritual it was. They now understand why we wanted to have a ceremony like the one we had and they feel without a doubt it was definitely the right decision for us. We loved that they enjoyed it and loved it as much as we did.

I also couldn't help but notice that a few of the men were very choked up and were fighting back the tears; they were so overcome with emotion from the service. I was especially surprised with one of the Groom's men who would be known to be a hard enough guy! Just shows you how poignant and meaningful the service was.

We loved the sand ceremony. Thanks very much for the suggestion. It was very different and Rays perfectly chosen words complimented it all so brilliantly.

Thanks Ray for continually making us feel relaxed throughout the ceremony. That made a massive difference as the nerves kicked in. Also, all of our guests commented on how you went around and greeted everyone before the ceremony and they all felt that was a lovely touch and very personal.

Thanks Cherry for the fantastic photos. You got some great shots. We weren't expecting that at all. It was a lovely surprise when we came back home to see them in our inbox.
We'd also like to thank you for the help with contacts on the hairdresser, transport, flower markets and the like. It was a massive help.

Again, thanks so much for the brilliant service you provided from start to finish. We had the most fantastic wedding ceremony and loved every minute of it. We would highly recommend you to anyone.

All the best for the future,

Yvonne and John

Paula & Richard. July 2014
Paula & Richard. July 2014

Hi Ray and Cherry,

We have just returned from our honeymoon and we just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ceremony :) it was completely perfect for us and all our guests kept telling us how much they enjoyed it! We had such a wonderful day, thank you for being part of it!

Thank you also for dropping off the photos, we are slowly going through all of them and really enjoying reminiscing!

Thanks and best wishes,

Paula and Rich.
Caitriona & Ashley. July 2014
Caitriona & Ashley. July 2014

Dear Ray and Cherry

Thank you for your professionalism and making the planning of our ceremony so easy.
We put off the script to last thinking it would be a mammoth task but you had already laid it out for us on a plate.
We were able to select and adapt the parts we wanted to include, even the poems!
Thank you very much once again for making this an extraordinary occasion.

Caitriona & Ashley Pittard. Australia
Claire & Damien. Sept 2013
Claire & Damien. Sept 2013
Thanks so much Ray, we just came back from our honeymoon.
Our friends called our wedding "the wedding of the century", it wouldn't have been that without your celebration.

Thanks for all you did and we hope you guys have a great holiday season ahead...

Best regards

C&D. China
Graeme & Gillian. May 2013
Graeme & Gillian. May 2013
Thank you Raymond & Cherry for conducting such a wonderful wedding ceremony!

From our first meeting we knew it would be special and chose not to meet anyone else for the role, we were certainly proved right and we wouldn't change that decision if we had to make it again. We got what we expected,
time, effort and calming influences in the build-up and on the day. So many
lovely comments from the guests about the script, the setup and how different and personal it was, there wasn't one person there who didn't have something positive to say.

You are such a great double act together and the day really wouldn't have been the same with anyone else, we really couldn't thank you enough!

We wish you both all the happiness for the future

Gillian & Graeme. Scotland

Sue & Pete. June 2013
Sue & Pete. June 2013
Hi Ray and Cherry,

We have received the photos and they're lovely! We will send the discs on to both my and Pete's parents.
We did print one of the photos to include with our thank you cards and will no doubt get some more prints made up soon.

We were really happy with both the ceremony and the photos - we felt that both Ray and yourself listened to what we envisioned i.e. small intimate family wedding and that you adapted both the ceremony and photo taking to those requirements.
We felt the format of the ceremony was well thought out with passages by Ray, readings and the more symbolic moments interspersed effectively meaning the ceremony was well paced. We found both Ray and yourself to be very professional but still personable and friendly. The photos are great quality and the special moments were all captured beautifully.

Thanks again - we would recommend you both to anyone!

Sue and Pete. New Zealand.
Linsey & Ross. June 2012
Linsey & Ross. June 2012

Our wedding ceremony was amazing and the words were said so beautifully.
Every step of the way Ray and Cherry were great. The ceremony scripts that
you could choose from were all so nice and it was hard to choose.
In the end we chose some that were so personal to us and it projected
forward to everyone that was there.
All our friends and family have told it was the most personal and lovely
wedding ceremony that they have ever attended.

We have to say a massive thank you to Cherry as well for taking so many
great photos. Our photographers equipment failed half way through the day and lost all our photos and if it wasn't for her, we would have none of the ceremony. So Thank You so very much, we are so grateful.

Linsey and Ross Kirkpatrick
Sophie & Toby September 2011
Sophie & Toby September 2011

Wedding at Chateau Lartigolle
My wife and I can wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend the eloquent Ray as your humanist wedding celebrant. Together with his lovely wife Cherry, Ray will take all the time needed to discuss and edit with the couple his unique and meaningful script in order that it is perfect for them. Our ceremony was not only so significant and moving for us, it was also collectively received by all of our family and guests as one of the most poignant and compassionate ceremonies they had ever enjoyed.
Posted by Toby Green on 22 October 2011
Ciara & Rian  April 2011
Ciara & Rian April 2011
Dear Ray and Cherry,

Thank you so much for the part you both played in making our wedding a wonderful and meaningful experience.
It was a beautiful day in so many ways and we were delighted you could continue to celebrate with us after the ceremony.
We got so many compliments for the ceremony and we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
Thanks again for such a lovely contribution to a stunning day,

All the best for the future,

Ciara and Rian. Ireland

Martyn & Feryal September 2010
Martyn & Feryal September 2010
Dear Ray (and of course Cherry)

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special.
Not only was your ceremony unique but perfect for us and the surroundings – we have received loads of comments about how special the vows were.

Since we first met you both in the café in Limoux (with the festival in the background) you have provided us with great inspiration and help for what is one of the most important moments in our lives together.

All the best for the future,

Martyn and Feryal U’ren

Posted by Feryal and Martyn
on 26 September 2010
Somer & Dan. Aug 2012
Somer & Dan. Aug 2012
Wedding at Chateau de Massillan

Dear Ray and Cherry,

We cannot thank you enough for such a meaningful ceremony that represented our wishes in such a personal way. We appreciate your accommodating approach and sincere dedication to such carefully chosen words.

We were humbled to hear that our families and guests felt it was the most meaningful ceremony they had ever attended and thank you taking such care in making sure it perfectly reflected us as a couple.

It was such a joy to work with you and we wish you all the best.

Dan and Somer Lynn. Singapore
Fleur & Lee August 2013
Fleur & Lee August 2013
Ray & Cherry.

Thanks to you both for our wonderful ceremony. Everybody said how personal it felt. We are very grateful that we could achieve this with your help.

Ray and Cherry enabled us to create the most personal and romantic wedding ceremony. All our guests commented on how moving and different it was, and how it truly reflected us.
The structure that Ray and Cherry give you is a great starting point to then add on your personal touch. They are also warm and friendly, which makes it extra special.
Perfect for a personal French / English wedding!

Fleur and Lee Smith xx

Rosalind & Simon July 2012
Rosalind & Simon July 2012
Dear Cherry and Ray.

We would like to thank you both from the bottom of our hearts, for a ceremony that was perfect for us and for our guests. Ray put us both at ease, and made our friends and family feel really involved in the ceremony.
He has a special way of communicating the profound messages of marriage whilst also entertaining guests and calming our nerves. Many guests commented on how well Ray delivered the ceremony in English and in French. It was fantastic.

Thank you both.

Rosalind and Simon LeRoy

Alex and Keith  Easter 2012
Alex and Keith Easter 2012

Thank you both so much for such a wonderful service. Despite the rain, it was delivered beautifully and we had so many compliments about Ray and the script.

Secondly, these photos are amazing!
We are happy to them to be used on your website.

Again, huge thanks for making our day so special!

Warmest Regards,

Alex and Keith Lupton.

Ashley & Richard, September 2011
Ashley & Richard, September 2011
Thank you Ray and Cherry...

for an absolutely beautiful ceremony! It was everything that we wanted and you were a pleasure to work with.
The script was remarkable and tearjerking. We both were holding back tears and our mothers were crying the whole time.
Everyone said it was the sweetest, most unique wedding they'd ever been to.

Ashley & Richard. USA.

Chloe & Jason. June 2012
Chloe & Jason. June 2012
Dear Ray and Cherry
We would like to thank you both so much for a wonderful ceremony, it was such a beautiful day and lots of comments were made about how relaxed it all was - just the way we wanted it to be!

We would be more than happy for you to use our comments on your website and we would also like to say how happy we were with you and the whole ceremony.

Chloe & Jason Monk.

Mickey & Jason. June 2012
Mickey & Jason. June 2012
Dear Ray and Cherry

Thank you so much for being apart of our wedding. The ceremony was exactly what we had in mind. The pictures are great!

Thanks again,

Mickey and Jason Menichetti. Germany/USA

Mickey & Jason have kindly shared their wedding video with us....

Marie-Christine & Daniel. February 2013
Marie-Christine & Daniel. February 2013
Dear Raymond & Cherry -

Well, I'm back home and sad to be gone from that lovely place! But, Dan
and I had the most magnificent week and loved every moment of our wedding.
Thank you so much for all the thought and care you put into our ceremony.
It was really, really wonderful and will always be a cherished part of our
celebration memories.....

Marie-Christine USA

Jennie & Alex.  July 2013.
Jennie & Alex. July 2013.

Hi Cherry and Ray,

A huge thank you for a very special ceremony..

We just wanted to say thanks so much for the lovely photographs that you sent through and for conducting such a beautifully pitched ceremony - you really helped to make the day perfect for us with your very special words.

It was a magical day that we’ll never forget and we were very happy that you were a part of it.

Best Wishes,

Jennie and Alex
Jenni & Giles. August 2013
Jenni & Giles. August 2013

Dear Ray and Cherry,

We are sending you our very best wishes and thanks for all of your support, guidance and advice on making our wedding day so special.
From the moment we met you both, we knew that we had made the right choice and that our ceremony was going to be wonderful.
We felt your kind, calm approach put us at ease so that we were both able to enjoy our ceremony.

We cannot thank you enough for helping us to create such a beautiful and memorial day.

With very best wishes,

Jenni and Giles Harrison
Laura & James  September 2011
Laura & James September 2011
Hi Ray & Cherry,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for being so amazing at our wedding.
We have had so much feedback from our guests saying how lovely the service was and how you commanded it perfectly! We should have also hired you as a photographer Cherry :) as you got some great shots.
Best of luck & thanks again,

Laura & James. Ireland

Louise & Rich. June 2012
Louise & Rich. June 2012
Hi Raymond,

Lovely to hear from you, and thank you very much for sending such a fantastic set of photographs.
We thought you conducted a wonderful ceremony and received many comments from our guests on how much they enjoyed it.
Thank you very much for marrying us and best wishes for the future.

Louise & Rich Astley

Trudi & Fabrice.  September 2012
Trudi & Fabrice. September 2012
La Bichonniere, Limoux

Ray and Cherry,

Thank you so much for a super ceremony at La Bichonniere. We really enjoyed it and our guests loved it to. Everyone said it was really different and interesting.
You made it a great day for us!

Trudi and Fab

Posted by Trudi on 06 October 2012
Elaine & Dominique. September 2012
Elaine & Dominique. September 2012
Dear Ray and Cherry

Merci, merci, merci for our wonderful ceremony, it was a pleasure and joy for both us and our guests.
We all hope to be back for the renewal.

Best wishes
Elaine and Dominique. Australia

Posted by Elaine and Dominique on 10 October 2012
Megan & Ben June 2013
Megan & Ben June 2013

Hi Ray and Cherry

Thank you so much for such a special day. We could not have imagined it going any better. You really helped with the process and made it easy, relaxing, and enjoyable.
Especially seeing we planned this after moving to Singapore from the States.
I would be happy to recommend you.
Thank you again for such a special day we will never forget!

Kind Regards,

Megan & Ben Bungey

Susannah & Robert.  May 2013
Susannah & Robert. May 2013
Hi Ray and Cherry,

The pictures are gorgeous!! Thank you.

The ceremony was absolutely perfect, we all loved it, it was exactly what we wanted! Thank you again for being a part of such a very special day for us:)


Susannah and Robert. Canada

Sharon & Darrell. May 2013
Sharon & Darrell. May 2013

Hi Ray and Cherry,

Thank you again for a lovely ceremony. We had such great day, just as we hoped it would be. Our guests also thought the ceremony was so individual and we could not have done this without your help.

Kind regards

Mr and Mrs B.

Emilie & Dan.  May 2013
Emilie & Dan. May 2013

Ray & Cherry.

We had the most magical day and thanks to you the ceremony was absolutely perfect.

Thank You.

Emilie & Dan Morrissey.
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