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"We wish to thank Marie so much for her caring and and attention to detail that she has shown to us both during a recent Free Initial consultation regarding my wife and myself booking our Renewal of vows for our 30th Wedding Anniversary in 2011. We look forward to a memorable day and Marie has already walked the extra mile with us both."

Vickie and Jeff

Marie has attended two courses with me 'Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy' and 'Certificate in Marriage and Family Celebrancy' from the qualities and skills she has demonstrated throughout the training I feel Marie should prove to be a first class celebrant.

Terri Shanks UK College Of Celebrants.

Hello Marie

I wanted to write and say another huge thank you on behalf of myself and my family for yesterday.

The service was beautiful and truly reflected Mum. Everyone commented on how lovely it was and how well you conducted the service.

It was an absolute honour and pleasure meeting you and I do hope we will see you again.
We would be more than willing and happy to write you a superb testimonial for you Marie. My sister and I are unsure at the moment what do you with Mum's ashes. I think its probably too much to think about right now. I'm hoping that something will just come to one of us and it will just click and feel right. However, if we do decide to hold a little service, you would be the first and only lady for us to use, especially as we all truly believe that our Mum has touched you and your life. Big big thank you for truly being the right person for the job. You captured Mum's personality to a tee in her celebration of life. Wishing you well in all your future services Marie.

K K B. Pontefract. OCT 2010

Dear Marie, thank you for putting Dan and myself at ease throughout the consultation. We can't wait for you to do our wedding blessing following the registrar in March 2011. Your ideas of the White Doves is beautiful and you gave us creative and unique ideas. The ceremony script sounds awesome we could never have came up with that ourselves.Sowerby Hall is a big venue and we know you will do us proud on the day. It is a military wedding and Dan will be in full dress as many of the males will be most are stationed in Afghanistan at the moment. We just need them to stay safe.
Look forward to our rehearsal early next year.

Post Note March 2011
Thank you so much Marie for your input on our special day, our blessing was just the best part of the day, the choreography was perfect and your help with the photo shoot.We are proud to be on your photo album. Mr and Mrs Dan Straker.

Stef & Dan Bridlington

I wanted my naming ceremony to be the best it could be and had previously seen other companies who didn't have the TRAINING in their field. Marie was

Trained not only in Celebrancy but very professional in other areas also. She was, well informed and helped guide me through the whole process. Special attention was taken to my needs and desires and she was keen to listen to my ideas and explore additional ones to make it a unique ceremony. You could see Marie was very passionate about her work and had a natural affinity with people. As my child was 3 and older Marie also took time to involve her and get to know her, something I found fantastic as others before her did not do this or express an interest. I am really looking forward to February now and excited to see it all come together.

Post Note: Thank you so much Marie everything was perfect, the timing, the sensitivity and most of all the discreet way you conducted everything to our liking. Any more additions to our little family and you would be the only celebrant we would use.Simply the best! S.C.

Samantha Crossley

Marie impresses me as one of those persons specially called to celebrancy. Marie also impresses me as passionate, dedicated and committed to continual professional development and improvement in her vocation. She is an excellent participant in AOIC and other celebrancy forums. She believes in sharing, respect and cooperation.

She has completed training courses in Funeral, Wedding and Family Celebrancy which are connected to the International College of Celebrancy in the UK.
As she established her website I would like to take this opportunity of wishing her well in her chosen journey of life.

Founder and Principal of the International College of Celebrancy (Australia)

I just wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas and to say a huge, heart felt thanks again for all your kind words, love and support to me and my family over the last few months. You really are very special.
Here's praying for happier and brighter days for all in 2011.

Kath's own Father in law then passed over Dec 2010
I was invited to conduct his Rite of Passage also (Celebration Of Life)

Karen Alton

Testimonial from Kath Shepherds daughter. Rite of passage (Celebration Of Life) Nov 2010

I would just would like too say a big thank you on the way you conducted Kurt's funeral it was like his life story, everybody came up to me and commented how great the service was and how uplifted everybody felt on such a sad day, they would recommend you to anyone who needed your services. Thank you once again and for turning the whole eulogy into a modern rap poem which you created yourself. You came highly recommended by the Funeral director and we were not disappointed. Maureen Hossack.

Maureen Hossack

You have worked so hard to get where you are and had more than your fair share of trials and tribulations along the way Marie, you are a true credit to the profession and I value your friendship. I know all the families in your care will never have to worry about a thing, you would go to the ends of the earth for them and that m’lady is “special”. Don’t ever change, you are getting it so right already. love fae me xx Annette Macdonald Funeral Director MBIF

Annette Macdonald Funeral Director,

It is with real enjoyment and great interest that I am watching Marie’s latest venture turn into the phenomenal success that it is destined for. I met Marie at the Leeds Guide Award Ceremony last year and remained in contact with her after really enjoying the networking ideas that we shared. Marie has a fantastic presence, and is one of those people who are put on this planet to make others feel special! This line of work is only for the best of the best, and that is exactly what she is. All the press coverage is showing others hopefully what I saw, she is a professional and outstanding celebrant who I would not hesitate to recommend. This lady will be in great demand!! xx

Sarah Smith

I am a creative coach who works closely with individuals to create personalised stationary and greetings cards. I have been working with Marie for several months as her bespoke wedding stationary supplier.
My professional dealings with Marie confirm that she is a very approachable person who is always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients. A typical example would be providing colour co-ordinated wedding stationary to complement bridal attire.
Marie certainly has attention to detail, not only in her resources, but in her ceremonies. At the end of 2010 I had no hesitation in choosing Marie to conduct my father’s celebration of life. The preparation and conduct of this service was completed with the utmost professionalism. She liaised with my family in Australia via Skype and email,thereby ensuring that everyone’s input was included in the celebration service. Marie's idea to have a discreet video coverage to send oversees worked so well and will serve as a lasting memory for generations to come.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Marie’s services to my friends,family and clients.Paula Walter (creative coach) York.

Paula and Walter

Creative Crafts (York)

Marie has been wonderful in helping us plan our sons naming ceremony. After an inital consultation where she met us all and talked through our hopes for our son and got an idea of the family she created a wonderful script for the ceremony. Putting into words our feelings in a way we couldn’t manage ourselves. She has been very helpful (and patient) with my minor amendments to the script. She’s drawn on her experience of previous ceremonies to help guide us – for instance timing of the ceremony to make sure little children didn’t get bored.

So far Marie has been supporting us and working together with us (evenings and weekends) for a couple of months – keeping in contact by email and phone. The fact that we don’t live local to her has not had an effect on the level of service and support we’ve received.
With a week to go we’re really looking forward to the day and we would highly recommend Marie to anyone who was looking for a celebrant. Clair and Stuart. Josua’s parents. Hull Yorkshire.
Dear Marie, thank you so much for your attnetion to detail in making Joshu's naming ceremony so special and unique, the photos are amazing and everyone commented on how differnt and special the whole day was. You walked the extra mile we cant thank you enough.Clair and Stuartxx. Josua’s parents. Hull Yorkshire.

Clair & Stuart McAra Hull Yorkshire.

Marie conducted a Celebration Of Life service for me when my husband Allan passed away.

I am writing this to say "a big thank you" for giving Allan the service he would have chosen for himself it was excellent and he would have been proud of it.
Everyone who attended said you had Allan down to a T and my work colleagues, who had not met Allan, said they went away with the feeling that they had known him all his life.
Marie your suggestion that the Grandchildren release balloons, at the end of the service, was the best. As you rightly said,it is this that they will now think of when they remember the day and their Grandad and not the sadness that went before.
I chose you Marie as our Celebrant because I had attended a friends service that you carried out only weeks before Allan's passing and I was so impressed how you conducted that service that I knew that it would be exactly right for Allan when the time came, as he was already ill and you did not disappoint us.

Valerie Horrocks

2. Kelly, Aaron and Laila | September 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

On Thursday we had our consultation with Marie to discuss our Daughter, Laila’s naming ceremony next year. We just wanted to express how grateful we are that we have found Marie to carry out the ceremony. She made us feel so relaxed and took the time to get to know us, especially Laila. We are so impressed with the little added touches Marie provides both before and on the day of the ceremony-she goes the extra mile!
Roll on April 2012- we can not wait!

Hi Marie, just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ceremony you conducted for Laila yesterday, everyone commented on how personal and lovely it was. Thank you so much for sharing our special day, take care love Kelly, Aaron and Laila xxxxx

Kelly, Aaron and Laila

pre wedding...Just finished our SKYPE VIDEO call with Marie who has written a beautiful service for us.Since we live in Singaore,and want to have a ceremony in the UK for family and friends, Marie's wedding service is perfect. We have tailored it to our special needs, incorporating some traditions from this side of the world.
Post wedding: A perfect day we loved the whole ceremony and our families felt involved and a special part of our day. Marie captured our love in a perfect way with perfect words. Thank you.

Richard Web Singapore

Thank you so much Marie for the wonderful service you conducted for Michelle's celebration of life, so many people that was there on the day have commented on how it reflected Michelle's life. The whole service was truly inspiration, thank so so much for your modern approach to a funeral.
C.A. leeds.

Celebration of life September 2014

Marie I just wanted to say a massive thank you for conducting our Blessing and making our day so very special. Not only that but your attention to detail and support leading up to our wonderful day was second to none. Wherever possible I will be recommending your services. x
Claire and Edward Noonan….Radio Aire Yorkshire Royal wedding couple May2011