Jenna & Brendan’s Wedding

Unique ceremonies for all occasions

Chateau la Durantie

16th June 2018

Jenna and Brendan from Gloucester literally “Tied the Knot” at Chateau la Durantie in June 2018.
My brief was that they’d asked for a relaxed ceremony with some humour. They said they wanted the ceremony to contain an underlying romantic message (nothing too cheesy though) but above all they wanted lots of laughter – no pressure there then!

From our very first communication, this couple were an absolute joy to work with. And through our many Skype calls and emails, I managed to collect enough material to ensure that the ceremony was exactly what they had asked for. Overall, the tone was very romantic and sincere, but it was also very funny in parts – even if I do say so myself!

The ceremony included a wonderful poem which had been written as a surprise for the occasion, a hand blessing and a handfasting. It was all fully bespoke and all written to completely encapsulate the essence of their very special relationship. J & B also win the prize for the category of “Most emotional wedding vow delivery 2018!”

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Halliday, I hope you enjoy the most fabulous future together.

A few words from the bride…

”Lisa, thank you so much for being our celebrant in France last month. You created the perfect ceremony script for us, which was made even better by the fact that it was basically kept a secret from us until the actual ceremony!

There was so much laughter and happy tears, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many male guests wiping their eyes at a wedding before!! It was so personal to us and it felt like it was being delivered by a long-term family friend.

Thanks for all of your help and suggestions and for making the effort to travel the night before for the rehearsal. It was definitely worth doing.

We would recommend you to anyone and we are SO glad you were recommended to us. You are great at what you do!

Lots of love x”

…and from Jenna’s mum…

”As the mother of the bride I’d like to say the whole ceremony was absolutely amazing. Everything was spot on. It’s like you had known them both for years.
We laughed, cried and celebrated this beautiful event.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Amazing xxx”

…and from the Maid of Honour…

”Lisa was the celebrant at my sister’s wedding and she was amazing. The ceremony was natural, beautiful and captured their relationship perfectly. Would highly recommend Lisa’s services. The ceremony is the most important part of a wedding and she got it spot on. Thank you!”

…and from the videographer…

“One of the best and most personal ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure to capture!

Lisa truly loves her profession and it clearly shows. One of the best I’ve had the good fortune to witness (and I’ve seen a lot).


Naim at Studio Enso Photography and Videography

…and the final word from the groom!

”Lisa was perfect on our wedding day. She made it very personal and one I will never forget. 

I can’t thank her enough, not only did she make us cry with happiness but she is also brilliant at settling your nerves.

Thank you Lisa”

Photo credit

All photos courtesy of Tom Durn Photography