Wedding Thank You’s

Alistair and Helen

English speaking celebrant in France

Helen’s personality, attention to detail and understanding of what we wanted was the glue that held our special day together. She managed to balance humour and pathos wonderfully, giving the day a real personal touch while at the same time imbuing it with real meaning. It was a great experience from the first Zoom call through to the “I do’s” and beyond.


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English speaking celebrant in France Pyrénées
Helen was the celebrant for a wedding that I photographed in France. She had a professional but fun approach and there was a lot of laughter throughout. It was clear she had put time and effort into getting to know the couple and creating a ceremony that suited them. I look forward to working with Helen again.

Hanlie and Paul

English speaking celebrant in France Hanlie laughing

We had our wedding near Perpignan in the South of France. We found Helen from the website “get hitched in France”. We had been speaking with Helen for less than 5 minutes over a Zoom call and we already knew we wanted her to be our celebrant. Helen is such a personable, kind, and interesting person. After we had chosen Helen she spent many hours speaking to our closest friends and family so that she could write an amazingly detailed wedding speech about us that matched the day perfectly, and she delivered it impeccably, it was very relaxed (which is how we had asked her to deliver it), humorous and very emotional at the same time, it was a good job we had put tissues for people’s “tears of joy” on the seats as every single person needed them.
Helen’s sensitivity and willingness to make everything in the ceremony perfect made our special day that bit more special.
We couldn’t thank Helen enough for helping to make our day such an incredible moment.
We wouldn’t only recommend that you choose Helen as your celebrant, we would recommend that after reading this you call her straight away and don’t even bother speaking to any others.

Hanlie & Paul Stridgeon

Fergus and Lucy

English speaking celebrant in France
Helen was the celebrant for our wedding in France, she captured our personalities perfectly in a tailor made ceremony personal to us. She has been fantastic at communicating in the run up to our wedding, and on the day was an incredible help organising and rearranging the ceremony area as it was 42 degrees and we were outdoors! She took the time to really get to know us both, and our families to create a really special ceremony. Could not recommend her more!!

Holly and Richard

Bride in white dress and veil has her back to the camera, celebrant in white jacket and blue dress speaks to groom who wears a tweed suit
We recently got married in the Dordogne valley in France and we hired Helen to look after the proceedings of our ceremony as our celebrant.
Helen put in a huge amount of effort to learn about us as individuals and as a couple. She took time to speak with our families to truly shape a beautifully heartfelt, relaxed and at times hilarious ceremony – which is exactly what we had asked for. Helen’s very witty, which put us at ease straight away in the lead up to the wedding. When we finally got to meet her in person on the day it felt like the ceremony was in the safe pair of hands of an old friend. She came up with an abundance of great and thoughtful ideas that made our ceremony feel unique. We would highly recommend anyone looking to get married in France in booking Helen as their celebrant – she’s fantastic!

Titi and Jasmin

celebrant in France
Hi Helen, thank you for such an amazing ceremony, everyone told us how much they loved it and couldn’t believe how quickly it went. You even had Titi in tears which definitely isn’t a regular occurrence 😂 it was so personal and perfect t xx

Beth and Sina

Bride in gossamer white dress with groom in dark suit white shirt and cream tie stand with celebrant in white trousers and top and salmon pink coat, sunlight behind them.

Sina’s mother wrote the following; 

Helen Williams was the celebrant in my son’s wedding in Aug 2022. I was happy the way she approached and performed the ceremony. She put quite an effort in learning about Iranian wedding ceremony and seamlessly including some of the ritual in this wedding. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and exceptional. Thank you Helen.

Connie and Arthur

English celebrant in France
Thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony! We were so moved – along with the entirety of the audience – and had so many comments afterwards about how uplifting and thought-provoking it was. You smashed it!

Kyle and Jordan

Provence wedding celebrant

We had our wedding in Provence in May 2022. Helen served as our celebrant/officiant and we couldn’t have been happier. Although brief, she was able to spend time with us before our wedding day to get to know us. Using this information, she curated a lovely ceremony. We, and our guests, specifically enjoyed the ring warming ceremony in which each of our guests was able to hold our rings and impart a blessing, prayer, wisdom to help kickstart our marriage with some positive energy! If you are in search of a professional, English speaking, officiant in the South of France, then look no further than Treasured Ceremonies. Cheers!

Picture; Venue

Lucy and Matthew 

Wedding among the olive trees and vineyards

5 stars is not enough to describe Helen and the service she provides.
Helen was our celebrant for our ceremony in the south of France. I was always very adamant that we wanted a basic and traditional ceremony. Helen obliged based on our brief, but also still did get take the time to get to know us and learnt about our relationship. She produced the most beautiful script, while it still remained traditional, it really did provide the perfect summary of who we are. Helen was the talk of the wedding and to this day, we are still get compliments of her beautiful and clever words. Thank you so much for making our day more perfect then we dreamed!

Photo; venue; Chateau de Puech Haut

Helen and Leigh

Carmarthenshire bride, groom and celebrant under a pretty floral arch
Helen gave us the most wonderful, personalised ceremony we could ever have asked for. She is absolutely made to be a celebrant and I am so thankful we found her and she was able to conduct our wedding for us.
We had never planned on a celebrant service but covid postponements meant the registrar couldn’t accommodate our new date so we started searching for a celebrant and I am so pleased we found Helen. From our initial contact she was just wonderful, she took real time getting to know us and our relationship and created the most amazing service that was exactly us. Nothing was too much trouble, she was able to capture not just what we were about as a couple but also the greek cultural traditions that were very important to me to reference. Nearly every one of our guests has mentioned our service to us and how much they enjoyed it and this was down to all the hard work Helen had put in. On the day the delivery was perfect, Helen has such a natural way to make everyone feel at ease and involved. Our wedding felt even more special because it was so personalised to us.
Thank you so much Helen, I would have been happy to postpone for a 5th time if it meant having you as our celebrant!
If anyone reading this us on the fence about a celebrant wedding and working with Helen don’t be, it will be the best decision you make !

Nikki and Sam

The bride, groom and celebrant laugh uproariously in a garden ceremony

“We booked Helen a month before our wedding day after a last minute change of plan. And at a time when much of our wedding planning felt like chaos, Helen was a grounding force. Her kindness, compassion and intuitive sense of what it was that we wanted from our ceremony was evident from our first call. And throughout the process of working together I had complete confidence that it would be everything we wanted. While the day itself should have felt stressful (Covid, a torrential downpour) Helen was a calm presence throughout. She is a talented writer and speaker and crafted the intimate, meaningful and personal ceremony we wanted. I could not have felt happier with our choice of celebrant.”

Sarah and Ed

Carmarthenshire bride, groom and celebrant under a pretty floral arch

As you can see, Lynda did a fabulous job of this ceremony! I wrote this one but was unavailable to present it after Covid-related date changes. Lynda was a star, turning out on New Years’ Day!

“Thank you both so much for making New Year’s Day such a magical event for us. We’ve had so many wonderful compliments on how individual, funny and ‘us’ our ceremony was, and that’s entirely down to you both”.

Lucy and Jake (Jodie’s ceremony)

Celebrant in a sunflower pattern dress in pergola with couples hands and flowers in front
This wonderful testimonial was written about our Jodie!
“Where do I start, last September I was lucky enough to have the wedding of my dreams. It was paegan themed which included handfasting. I’d never really heard of it before but Jodie, our beautiful (inside and out) celebrant was so helpful from the moment we enquired; Jodie was there to answer all my queries and was so patient (there were alot of them and I’m a very anxious/ controlling person).
We had multiple videochats before the wedding which massively put me at ease as there were no surprises and I knew exactly the order of which the service would be carried out.
On the day we finally met Jodie and it was honestly like meeting a life-long friend.
She was an absolute joy to be around, and really bonded with all our guests. Whilst carrying out the ceremony she spoke with so much pride – I feel very privileged to have come across you and was able to have you play such a big part of our special day.
Thank you 🥰”

Georgia and Jordan

Carmarthenshire bride, groom and celebrant under a pretty floral arch

Thank you so much again for making our wedding day as special as it was.

Every single person complemented how personal the ceremony was and how it was so different to anything they had ever been to before. 

Aimee and Ryan

What can I say! Helen was amazing! At first we were slightly apprehensive about having a celebrant as we hadn’t heard of a celebrant ceremony before but we were not disappointed. Helen made our ceremony so personal to us it was truly special.

We had so many compliments on how beautiful and different our ceremony was. Helen was so friendly, very professional and so easy to converse with. We are so happy we decided to use Helen and when we renew our vows in the future we would love Helen to be our celebrant at that also.

If you want a unique, personal, different ceremony, Helen is your woman!

Jodie and Chris

Carmarthenshire bride, groom and celebrant under a pretty floral arch

We had such a wonderful wedding on Saturday, made even more special by Helen’s beautiful ceremony. Her unique ability to make all who attended feel comfortable and included in the celebrations was so appreciated. Helen was so flexible when we had to shift things around with the covid restrictions and even with a last minute reduction on numbers, her beautiful words still sounded so unique to us and kept everyone entertained.

Thank you for all you have done over the past year and a bit to keep our wedding on track and your support and beautiful ceremony…we absolutely loved it.

Sid and Rachel

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Helen to create our ceremony for our wedding in June. We wanted a bespoke ceremony, and that is what we got! We were able to get to know Helen over a prolonged period of time, and she was able to get to know us, and that’s exactly what came across in the ceremony. All of our guests commented on how professional Helen was, but still very personable.

Helen has so many great ideas for making a ceremony a bit different – we would have never have thought to introduce Welsh cakes and mango lassi’s into our wedding ceremony without her!

We cannot recommend Helen as a celebrant enough – Thank you so much Helen, you are fabulous! We hope our paths will cross again in the future


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Mischa and Kate

Helen did an amazing job at our wedding in the Gower in May! We had an intimate and relaxed garden event and Helen really helped to personalise the ceremony to our personalities and tastes. Helen was friendly and personable and made a special effort to get to know our family and friends which added to the charm of the day. Lots of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was and how special and unique it was. I would recommend Helen anytime and we were thoroughly impressed and happy with the service! Thanks again Helen!

H and J

When planning our wedding, we’d always wanted to have a friend conduct the ceremony. Having not been married before, we assumed this would be an easy ask for an untrained friend – not so! As we found out, assembling and conducting the most important part of the day is a difficult thing to do. Long story short, we found ourselves two weeks away from our wedding day with no ceremony in place. 


A friend suggested that we hire a celebrant, assuring us that we would not lose the personal touch that we were looking for. We set about the search and after a few refusals from celebrants who didn’t feel they could work to our timescales, we found Helen – she was enthusiastic, friendly and most importantly, up to the challenge! 

It was as important to her that the ceremony was personal and unique to us, so she spent three hours talking to us on facetime to get to know us better. Helen drew on her expertise to suggest that we add some symbolism into the ceremony, which is something we hadn’t considered ourselves, but she worked with us to find something which reflected us as a couple perfectly. 

On the day, Helen was great, she kept us calm and conducted a beautiful engaging ceremony. We can’t Helen enough for coming to our rescue at the last minute – she was able to turn something extremely stressful into something we didn’t have to think twice about by virtue of her hard work. Thank you so much, Helen. We hope our ceremony stays top place for speed!

Sophie and Neil


Helen saved the day recently for myself and my new husband. The hotel where we had booked our wedding no longer had their license and it seemed like everything had gone wrong. Then we spoke to Helen who arranged to perform a ceremony for us and it was brilliant. Helen understood what we wanted from the day and created a personalised experience for us that was better that what was initially planned. A lot of family members at the ceremony commented on how special it was and how much they enjoyed it. Thank you Helen for not only rescuing our day but also creating a magical experience for us.

Vixx and Ben

Helen, what can I say?
You truly made our day the special, unique, and personal.
Firing the registrar and finding you was a miracle, I couldn’t imagine the day being any other way, we both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating such a wonderful and heartfelt ceremony. I can’t think of one thing I’d change, and I am going to get everyone to use celebrants from now on haha.
Sincerely we all thank you and I wish you all the best in all your future endeavours, you truly are an amazing woman and a beautiful soul! ❤️

Saffy and James

​YES!! I would recommend. Helen is so charismatic and brings a real uniqueness to the ceremony. We loved our wedding ceremony and so did our guests. It was beautiful and so personal. How lovely that over 130 guests got the chance to interact with us firstly during our hand hasting. Best part about it is we have a lovely keep sake in the form of a willow hoop and ribbon to remind us of that joyous day. The next ceremony I intend to host a naming ceremony. Will DEFINITELY come back to Helen for this 🙂 thank you so much xxx

Joyce and Tom

We are so grateful to you Helen, and your beautiful, moving ceremony. It was by far the best decision we made to choose you to have as our celebrant. 

I would recommend you to anyone. 

We knew from the first time we spoke you were right for us, the right amount of sentiment and humour. A love story with your thoughtful suggestion of the hand fastening. Everyone was talking about it after, about how unique it was. 

Thank you xx

Michelle and Phil

What a lovely, professional and engaging lady! We were thrilled with Helen’s services and would highly recommend her for your special day! Thank you so much

Claire and Nick

Last weekend Helen performed our wedding service at Nantyronen Station on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. We always knew we wanted the traditional structure of a wedding but with our own unique spin on it. After just a Skype call and one meet up, Helen created a perfect service. It was witty, fun, romantic and personal. Helen is so kind and thoughtful in her approach and is just brimming with love and joy, you can’t help but smile and laugh in her presence. Thank you so much Helen for listening to us and making our ceremony so very special, we (and our guests) loved it!

Livia and Joshua

We chose to have a wedding unique to us and that’s exactly what Helen delivered.

Helen was recommended to us by someone during our wedding planning at Oldwalls so I thought I’d give her a call to get more info. From the moment Helen answered the phone I felt like we clicked and knew immediately that we had to have her. She was so kind and I felt as if I already knew her, so needless to say the planning of our ceremony felt so effortless. Helen knew immediately what we wantedand was always available to chat or a coffee to and bat around ideas and help with any worries around the day. She made us feel so at ease with everything and weddings can be extremely daunting!

We are so happy we met Helen as we were able to have the personal ceremony we had dreamt of. All of our family members and friends have commented on how beautifully Helen delivered our ceremony and how it’s the most personal wedding they have ever been to.

Do not look any further if you are looking for something personal and unique to you, give Helen a call or message, you will not regret it! If anything you’ll leave with a new and wonderful friend ❤️

Sam and Steve

Helen from day one was incredible, she totally got us a couple and our vision for the day. She made us a truly unique ceremony that had our guests crying with laughter and happiness. Nothing was too much trouble and the compliments we had afterwards on how people respected us for doing it ‘our way’. I would highly recommend using Helen if you want to have control of your day and truly have the ceremony of your dreams. My dad had already said ‘when it’s my time to go, I want Helen back’ ?

Thank you Helen for making our so special. ?

Phil and Haf

Helen exceeded our expectations of a celebrant for our wedding! From the moment we contacted her she took the time to get to know us as a couple and wrote us the most perfect ceremony. She is very personal, professional but most of all fun! she even got us making cocktails in the ceremony! everyone loved it and said it was the best wedding they had been to! That was down to Helen! Thank you! Phil and Haf x

Mark and Kim

Helen was amazing and helped us to tailor our wedding ceremony on the beach at Penbryn which helped to make it personal and perfect for us. Thank you. Xx

Louise and Kevin

Last week (May 12th) Helen shared our special day with us as our celebrant. It was a fantastic ceremony and perfect for myself and my husband. Helen captured things about us that we hadn’t even realised. The guests laughed. Cried. And felt part of the ceremony. Our 3 daughters were part of the ceremony too and Helen made them all feel at ease and important. The sand ceremony is one I’d recommend if there are children in the relationship. It’s such a beautiful gesture.

Helen spent time preparing our ceremony and checked with us every step of the way. We couldn’t have asked for a better, nicer, kinder celebrant to share our special memories with.

Jaclyn and Tom

We can’t recommend Helen enough. We wanted something unique for our wedding and she gave us just that. Not only is Helen kind, patient, and warm, but also funny, creative, and full of joy – all of which came through during our ceremony. She helped us develop our ideas into a ceremony that felt true to us as a couple and genuinely reflected the love felt in the room. Helen’s generosity and natural ability to connect with those around her make her an ideal celebrant. We are so thankful that we chose Helen to guide us the through the best day of our lives. Our guests are still talking about it!

Emily and Jason

We feel so blessed to have had Helen as our celebrant for our wedding this past October. Helen was so generous with her time leading up to the wedding which enabled us to plan the perfect ceremony from afar. As we live in Canada the difference in timezone could have been an issue but Helen went out of her way to accommodate our schedule – even meeting with us over skype late at night! She helped guide us to our perfect ceremony, which was simple but really spoke to us as a couple. All of our guests raved about the ceremony. Friends of ours even said that they hope to find someone as good as Helen to officiate their upcoming wedding! We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Helen as our celebrant. She was wonderful and we are so grateful to have had her lead us through the most important day of our lives!

Sarah and Brendan

Brendan & I first met Helen over Skype as we live in Australia, we were having two weddings and Helen had agreed to be our celebrant for our Welsh wedding. Not your normal setup but Helen was very understanding of our situation and did anything she could to make it an easy process for us. The service and words she wrote for us were just beautiful and made us so glad that we had chosen to redo our wedding for all our UK friends and family. Can’t recommend Helen highly enough, lovely ceremony & fantastic lady.

Glenn and Gilly

Well … what an amazing day! Thank you so much, you were an absolute star! I don’t think it could have gone much better really, it was everything we wanted and more.You got the tone and the mood spot on … just the right balance of ceremony and celebration, order and chaos, control and anarchy … just as it should have been!

There have been quite a few photos posted on Facebook, a few of which I’ve tagged you in … just so you can see them! Some of them are really amazing and it’s great to have such a wonderful record of the occasion. (A friend of ours has also sent us a memory stick with over four hundred more photos of the day!)

So, all in all, a huge success and, once again, many thanks!

Harriet and Lise

Helen has a real gift for making a wedding unique and tailoring her contribution to the wishes of the bridal pair.  Her wealth of experience and humour made her really fun to work with.  She helped us create wonderful vows that we still reflect on.  Thank you so much.  Many of our friends and family were full of praise for the way she held and led the ceremony.

Kate and Chris

Thank you Helen for being our wedding celebrant. We felt really relaxed and comfortable with you from our first meeting, and you really built our ceremony around us. The ceremony really reflected us and was delivered with sentiment, humour and emotion. We also really loved the hand-tying ceremony at the end, it added an ‘official’ feel to the proceedings, in some ways more so than the exchanging of rings. So many of our guests commented that the hand-tying really stood out for them. We had such a memorable day, and you were a big part of that Helen. Wish we could do it all again!

Becci and David

Thank you Helen for being the celebrant at our wedding! From start to finish Helen was brilliant, listening to our stories and delivering a memorable ceremony on the day! I am so pleased we took your advice on the sand pouring – the bottle now has pride of place on our mantelpiece! Highly recommend Helen – thank you x

Babs and Michael

An enormous thank you again for making our day perfect, I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak with you and again so sorry you didn’t even get a chance to have a champagne!!

Rachel and Greg

It’s been 4 weeks since our wedding, it’s flown by! Helen was the celebrant at our ceremony and it was perfect! We got on so well with her right from first contact, she seemed to ‘get us’ straight away! We didn’t want anything religious at our wedding and wanted it all about us not a script that is used over and over with just a change of names … Helen wrote our script full of humour love emotion and it was everything we could have hoped for! We added in sand pouring and hand fasting and the whole ceremony was just so awesome we still talk about it now with laughter and such happy fond memories. We highly recommend Helen for any family occasion needing a focal point, structure and someone to pull you all together without religion overshadowing the love you have to share with family and friends. Make your day about you!!

Hannah and Alistair

Helen conducted our intimate wedding ceremony in Wales. From the get go she was almost as enthusiastic and excited about our wedding as we were! She did a fantastic job of getting to know us, giving us helpful ideas about the ceremony and did a fantastic job on the day, even without having a chance to rehearse, or even really see the venue before hand. The ceremony was touching and exactly what we wanted. Thank you, Helen, for making our special day that much more special.

Claire and Richard

We chose treasured ceremonies because we wanted to involve all our wedding guests in the ceremony but the place we originally wanted to get married wouldn’t cater for over 100 people. That’s when we met Helen and she made the process of the ceremony easy from start to finish. The ceremony was beautiful and all of the little touches such as lighting candles for those no longer with us to pouring sand to show that we had become a family was perfect. We were very grateful and out of this world delighted with the service. We couldn’t have asked for anything or anyone better for our special day. Every single detail was covered and every single little thing we requested, Helen accommodated us. When Helen first said you can get married anywhere I didn’t believe her but with Helen and treasured ceremonies anywhere does actually mean anywhere. Thank you very much, Helen.

Shelley and Mike

Helen was the celebrant for our wedding earlier this month and did such a fantastic job of creating our special and personalised ceremony. Helen came recommended to us by our venue Carreg Adventure and I’m very glad we chose her. Our ceremony was my favourite part of the wedding. We were able to write our own vows, add a male voice choir sing along and a candle lighting ceremony. All our guests rated her very highly. Thanks Helen X

Aubrey and Stephanie

We would like to thank you for making our wedding the special, unique day we hoped it would be. Also, Clare was a legend on the day, calming my nerves and serving drinks, in addition to carrying out our ceremony! Please pass on our thanks to her x
wedding celebrant in south of France between laughing bride and groom with flower arch behind

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