Katha and I had such a wonderful weekend. Throughout the process we have appreciated your time and effort in helping us create a unique ceremony – and we were delighted with the outcome.
Katha and Gary Dixon (Germany)
You did such a great job. Truly fantastic and what a wedding we had. We loved the ceremony as did all of our guests. A super special day.
Caroline, Marcel, Megan and Louis Laheij (UK and Holland)
Thank you so much for all you did on our beautiful day. We were so pleased to have you there and conduct our service exactly how we imagined it.
Naomi and Sam Smith (UK)
I just want to thank-you for conducting the most wonderful ceremony for David and I this past weekend!
SO MANY people came up to me and commented on how GREAT you were! David and I have the exact same sentiment!!
You were perfect to conduct our ceremony, so thank-you!
Randi and David Dittmer (California, USA)
We had a wonderful day and the wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! Huge thank you for all your assistance in helping us to design the ceremony content and for the excellent job you did as our celebrant. It was lovely that you stayed afterwards and met our friends & family and especially nice that we had the North East connection!!
Jane and Simon Dickinson (England)
It was a pleasure having you to both conduct the ceremony and be part of it with us; we were also both very impressed with your photographic expertise. Thank you once again Anne for ensuring that the ceremony and the occasion was everything we had hoped it would be.
Jan and Garyth Lloyd (Wales)
Thank you so much for conducting such a lovely ceremony. It has really meant the world to us that so many of our guests wanted to discuss the actual ceremony with us not just the ‘celebration’ and ‘party’. They loved the kids bringing Jules down the aisle, everyone adored the sand ceremony and the kids are still talking about that tonight as we put them to bed here at home!! People thought it was moving, honest, heartfelt and thought provoking to mention just a few of the things we have heard. The long awaited Declarations of Love seem to also really impact people and they loved the sharing wine amongst us all at the end!
Thank you so much for creating that ceremony for us. We loved it and for both Jules and I to have it discussed and commented on in equal measure to what was also a fabulous celebration that evening has been really important and we have you to thank for so much of that. The setting was amazing the sunshine and ocean perfect (even if a tad warm!!) and Jules had no idea she was 20 minutes late and apologises profusely for keeping us stood there melting! We so love that part of the world and will be visiting often…. It would mean the world to us if we could keep in touch as the Wilson-Papps family grow and so we will always try to say hello every time we visit.
Thank you again, you presided over the day which both us will cherish forever…..
Jules and Rob Wilson-Papps (England)
It was a pleasure to have you officiate our wedding yesterday, and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. You did an amazing job and we appreciate how well you did to make our day flow so smoothly. Thanks again!
Willow and Steve Newell (Vancouver)
We really loved EVERYTHING about our wedding celebrations, and have had such fantastic comments and emails from all friends and family letting us know how much they loved it and how much they could feel the love and enjoyment over the 4 days we had together.
We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. Thank you so much for your support and part of the event, it was WONDERFUL!
April and Magnus Lewin (Florida and Caribbean)
Thanks so much for your email and the wonderful ceremony! We had an absolutely unforgettable day.
Again, thanks for everything!
Christiane Leoh and Timm Schneider (New York)
What can I say?!
The day totally surpassed my expectations, and yourself and the ceremony was moving and so much more meaning than I could ever of imagined. You were the best, James and I knew it and our guests confirmed it.
Words cannot describe at this moment how grateful we are, for you, and the weekend we’ve just had with our friends and family, but a week relaxing and reflecting will help us put it all into perspective.
Thank you again for everything you’ve done and helping us create the best day in our lives, and making us the happiest couple we could ever wish to be.
James and Andrew Gostelow-Morgan (England)
Thank you so much for the lovely ceremony on our wedding day! It was even better than we had expected and we loved how our different cultures were harmoniously combined. Thank you so much for celebrating our wedding with us.
Soraya and Ahmed Farrag (England)
Thank you so much! We LOVED every minute of our special day and you did a super job, so thank you!
It really was perfect- and I am sure Leigh’s father Lyn was with us.
Alexis and Leigh Radford (England)
Thank you so much for conducting such a lovely ceremony and staying with us for the champagne and speeches. Dave and I and our guests were delighted with the whole service and location, they also enjoyed meeting you and the fact that you joined us afterwards!
Debbie and Dave Toseland (England)
Judith and I would like to thank you for your beautiful wedding service. It was sensitive, humorous, touching and emotional at all the right times and perfectly reflected the mood of the occasion for everyone. We were speaking about you only this morning and saying how much detail you went into to make the ceremony perfect for us.
Judith and Tony Martin (England and South of France)
When my wife and I decided to have a destination wedding in Le Plan de la Tour, France, we had no idea WHO would marry us! I did some research online and the angels in Heaven above directed my course…to the Reverend Anne Naylor.
From the first Skype call, we knew we had the right person. Anne was so wonderful from the beginning. We are a gay couple and Anne’s first gay wedding ceremony. Her professionalism and her excitement made us feel immediately comfortable with her and all of her plans for our ceremony. To say the ceremony was flawless is an understatement. I cried the entire time while my wife held it all together beautifully.
Anne has the patience of Job. She gave me all the time I needed to get it together so I could read my vows …again, through tears of joy. After the ceremony, we insisted Anne stay and enjoy the party! And party she did! The entire wedding party fell in love with Anne and her down-to-Earth style. Anne stayed late into the night while enjoying dinner and dancing and all the love in the air.
We would ABSOLUTELY recommend her services to anyone and everyone. Anne is no longer just the wedding officiant, she is a friend, and we just love her.
Helena and Jennifer Iorio (New York)
We were delighted to have Reverend Anne Naylor officiate our wedding for us. We felt completely at easy with Anne and her ceremony for our intimate wedding was beautiful and moving. The words in the ceremony were meaningful, touching, and we will hold them close to our hearts for the rest of our lives. We would highly recommend Anne Naylor as a wedding officiant!
Caroline and William Van Jones (New Jersey)
Anne made our wedding day magical. Though our French wedding was ceremonial as an exchange of vows only (unable to be official due to local laws), we still think of the ceremony Anne performed as our true wedding day and celebrate it as our anniversary. We initially debated the need for an officiant, but after working with Anne, we cannot imagine it any other way. She led us gently through the process from the beginning, encouraging us to write our own vows, and as importantly, to select readings for her and for our witnesses/friends to share. These made the ceremony so warm and personal.
All of Anne’s special touches truly made us feel that our entire ceremony was unique and tailored specifically to us. Our only regret is that she couldn’t perform our legal wedding back in Texas! Thank you, Anne.
You will always be such a special part of our togetherness and our memories.
Mark and Angela Niblett (Texas)
Firstly I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of our wedding. In a foreign land, as beautiful as it can be, we were but just the two of us…until you arrived. You brought with you a beautiful energy and became a close friend within moments, even helped me with my dress and made jokes with our photographer. We can’t imagine anyone else marrying us but you. Even in the ferocious cliff-top winds, whilst trying to hold your skirt down, you delivered a wonderful ceremony, one so personalised and intimate.
Aishika and Paul DeGatesbury (Australia)
It was an absolute delight for us to work with Anne to create our perfect wedding ceremony. Anne provided us with support, advice and guidance every step of the way, while ensuring that everything we did represented us as a couple. On the actual day, Anne was intrinsic to delivering a service that lived up to the spectacular setting of Paloma Beach, providing a very intimate, uplifting and touching ceremony for all involved. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house and it has left us with memories that we will cherish forever – Thank you so much.
Georgie and Julian Spencer-Gardener (England & Australia)
My husband and I are from Edinburgh and decided to take on the challenge of planning a wedding in the South of France, with the majority of our decisions being made by email! We decided to contact Anne after discovering her website and as soon as we did, we had a good feeling from her quick, professional and kind response. From day one Anne put us both at ease and she was very organised and helpful in her approach to planning our ceremony. On the day, Anne was fantastic, she put together a beautiful humanist ceremony for us and made all the guests feel welcome. I highly recommend her, she is thoroughly professional and a lovely lady!.
Vikki and John Anderson (Scotland)
It has been such a pleasure getting to know Anne and having her conduct our wedding in the South of France.
Anne helped us create our perfect wedding service and gave us so much guidance and inspiration. She was there at every step providing invaluable advice and support. At our wedding, Anne was a wonderful and calming person to have around and all of our guests very much enjoyed the service so beautifully conducted by Anne. Our sincerest thanks go to Anne for contributing towards our incredible wedding day.
Aly and Leigh Medhurst (England)
A wedding, in a field, on the side of a mountain. A bride and groom in another continent who you didn’t get to meet until the wedding day. Most would have run a mile at the prospect but you didn’t. You took it on and we are so grateful as we couldn’t have had a more perfect celebrant. The ceremony you created was perfect, intimate and personal, full of tears and laughter, exactly what we had hoped it would be. It was over in what felt like seconds but the memories will be with us forever and for that we thank you. The rest of the day went without a hitch, there were more tears (mostly from me!) and there was a lot more laughter. We continued well into the early hours with James and I last men standing, never expected that! The most fantastic day and we’re both so happy that you were part of it.
Tanya and James Leach (Thailand)
We couldn’t have asked for more…..from start to finish you helped to make our special day an amazing event.
Your commitment to making everything just right for us was prevalent from the very day we contacted you and your assistance in putting together a ceremony which was tailored to us as individuals manifested into the most perfect, emotional and heartwarming ceremony; one that we will never forget.
Zita and Jonathan Berlin (England)
James and I would like to express our warmest thanks for such a beautiful ceremony at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. You conducted it with such grace, humour and meaning that all attending were moved to both laughter and tears. It truly was a memorable wedding, and we were especially moved by how warmly you, as the celebrant, embraced the 20s theme, and how willing you were to allow us an input into the vows. We greatly valued your guidance, and feel that the occasion was made extra special by the way you brought it together. With love and sincerest thanks,
Susan and James Garrett-Lewis (England)
Thank you so much for a lovely service. We had many comments about the fact that it was simple yet very moving and that was very much down to your efforts. It was very kind of you to come up and see us a few days beforehand and made it much easier to walk in and to see a familiar face. We had an absolutely wonderful few days and are sad that it is all over but pleased to be home with the boys and starting our journey in marriage together. With all our love and thanks,
Danielle and Ben Fitzgerald (England)
Thank you so much for marrying Lisa and me. It was such a pleasure and privilege to have you officiating the ceremony for us. I am so glad our friend gave us your contact details and that you were free. The length of the ceremony was perfect, the text wonderful. You did such a great job with ease and excellence. I was very, very happy and if I had to rate the ceremony, I would not hesitate to give it a 10 over 10.
Lisa and Christian Muzard (Australia)
Much thanks to Anne for making our wedding day even more memorable, beautiful and meaningful than we had hoped! It was so important for us to have an intimate ceremony that conveyed the themes of family and love. Anne did such a beautiful job of creating a ceremony that reflected our values. Even though we planned our French wedding all the way from Canada, Anne was with us every step of the way offering guidance and ideas. Thank you Anne, our wedding day was so much more special because we had your experience and wisdom to guide us in to married life!
Jordan and Alexander Graves (Vancouver)
We would like to thank you Anne for creating such a beautiful ceremony for our wedding at Les Belles Rives this summer 2012. What made it so magical were your suggestions to make it a personal ceremony such as encouraging us to write our own vows and include readings from our friends and family. You made the planning of the ceremony very easy and we truly love the copy of the ceremony that you gave us… what a lovely memento to look back on. Thank you for making our guests feel welcomed and part of our special day.
Adam and Joanna Castle (England)
Anne conducted our beautiful ceremony on the outside terrace at Hotel La Voile D’Or in St Jean Cap Ferrat this summer 2012. It was a beautiful and unforgettable day and both myself and new husband Nik would like to thank Anne for creating such a relaxed and perfectly phrased ceremony for our needs. Not being a religious couple we found it really helpful having Anne to offer us just the right kind of ceremony we wanted. We found her to be very obliging and understanding. A final thank you again to Anne for making the most important part of our day so relaxed and enjoyable.
Emma and Niki Caplan (England)
We are so grateful for Anne’s participation on our big day – the best day of our lives. It’s cliche but it’s cliche for a reason, as my husband’s best man would say! Andres and I had very particular requirements when it came to our spiritual ceremony. Anne understood exactly what we were trying to achieve and prepared a ceremony that reflected us and our relationship wonderfully. She did such a fantastic job conveying our relationship and the feelings we have for each other. It was really tailored to us and I think she was highly successful in making people “get it”! So, Anne, thank you so much for giving us the perfect send off into married life. We will cherish the memories forever. Warmest wishes,
Astrid and Andres Korin (England)
Anne conducted our ceremony at Le Chateau de la Chevre d’or in Eze. She was recommended to us by the hotel and we chose the ceremony package that we felt suited what we wanted: a small, intimate family ceremony. It was important for us that our celebrant be professional but yet have a warmth that would provide the feel we wanted. Through emails and skype, we were in no doubt that Anne was the person we wanted to marry us. In fact, when we met her on the day, we felt as if we had met her before and it was lovely to look at a familar face at a nerve wracking time! Anne conducted our ceremony with a calm and friendly approach. She made everyone feel welcome and with her words, was able to make the ceremony feel extremely special and unique – unlike any we had been to. Her manner made everyone feel welcome and an important part of the ceremony and our marriage. She allowed the emotional tone of the ceremony to be flowing and unrestrictive, containing and managing all that came along. Anne was a very important part of our ceremony and we feel honoured to have had her marry us on our incredibly special day.
Anna and Mark Clifford (England)
Since the moment we met over the phone, we felt at ease that our wedding ceremony was in good hands. You listened to our non-traditional ideas and inspirations, you were extremely patient during our decision making and quick to assist if ever we asked. Always on time and with a smile, it was a pleasure working with you to sculpt the romantic and genuine ceremony of our dreams. You moved our guests with your words and blessings…
We are grateful to have found you and we wish you the best in your journey! Warmest,
Kendall and Greg Ley (New York City)
Anne, Christian and I wanted to say thank you again for the huge part you played in our wedding. The ceremony you created with us was personal, intimate and original, everything we could have ever wished for. Our family and friends have been highly complimentary towards you and told us how much they enjoyed speaking with you. We wanted you to know that it has been a pleasure getting to know you; we think you have the perfect demeanor and qualities to be a wedding celebrant and wish you all the very best in love, life and happiness. With our best regards,
Christian and Kirsty (England)
Anne- thank you so much for guidance and support throughout the run up to our beautiful wedding. The ceremony was the most important part of the day and it truly reflected what Leo and I wanted to say to each other, and to our family and friends. It set the tone for the most wonderfully happy, relaxed and joyful day. Thank you for putting us at ease when we were nervous, and enjoying the experience with us. We wish you all the best,
Esme and Leo Faulkner (Los Angeles)
Anne brought our wedding ceremony to life; she created a beautiful, touching and loving service that was not only deeply appreciated by my husband and me but by all of our guests. Our friends and families continuously came up to us all throughout our wedding reception to tell us how much they loved and appreciated our ceremony and how blessed they felt to have been apart of it.
Anne listened to all of our requests, concerns, and personal preferences when it came to creating our service. Even though we were very far away from each other, us in Los Angeles and Anne in Cannes, she spent the time to get to know us over Skype and in person when we could visit. We highly recommend Anne to any couple looking for a deeply personal, moving, and unique ceremony. Thank you Anne for creating such a glorious moment in our life.
Sarah and Adam Leber (Los Angeles)
Laura and I just wanted to say thank you (so much!) again for helping us put together and perform our ceremony. The declarations were one of the biggest hits of the wedding and we had numerous people come up to us afterwards to compliment us on them. The same people were likewise highly complimentary about you and felt that the service was one of the nicest and most personal they had ever been to, so we wanted to pass this on. From our side we are also very grateful for your patience with us and for your wonderfully calming influence. I think we were both a lot more relaxed than we might otherwise have been and that certainly made the ceremony itself a lot less nerve-wracking! I want to echo Staff’s thanks and appreciation to you. Our guests loved the ceremony and they couldn’t get enough of you! My Grandmother Edith loved speaking with you too, Anne.
Laura and Stafford Lowe (New York)
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful, with a ceremony that was spiritually uplifting and emotionally moving. We were very touched by the way you kindly coached and supported us into creating our vows. They were personal and unique, and we will always treasure these heartfelt words. They will be our guidebooks well into our marriage. Our children were also brought into the ceremony with special moments, which was very important for all of us. Overall you elegantly and caringly provided us with a lovely wedding and I truly believe that anyone would be blessed to be married by you…..We were!
Michelle and Daniel Bednar (Paris, France)
Anne came highly recommended by my wedding planner and exceeded all of my expectations. Following our first Skype session (I live in the U.S.), I knew Anne was the person for us. She is so authentic and was genuinely excited for our upcoming nuptuals. She took great care in designing our ceremony and helped guide us in writing our vows and declarations of love. We always felt supported and greatly cared for during the entire process. Our ceremony was lovely and more then we could have hoped for. I can’t thank her enough for making our special day… well, that much more special!!!
Cecilia and Paul Levin (Los Angeles)
We arrived home yesterday and are both suffering from jet lag, but have had the most wonderful holiday in France.
Thank you once again for all your assistance, we had the most wonderful wedding, it was just perfect. You even fulfilled my wish for a lovely balmy evening at The Chateau Chevre d’Or. I still get emotional when I think of our time at The Chateau and our wedding. I do not recall ever seeing Ross cry, so you must have done a really good job. It was quite a challenge to try and organize everything from Tasmania, so I do appreciate your help with all my questions and suggesting our lovely photographer Rebecca, who made us feel so relaxed while being photographed.
We will remember our wedding day and stay at Eze for the rest of our lives and thank you for playing your part in making our wedding such a special event. I really hope I can email one day to request you to perform a renewal of vows at The Chateau Chevre d’Or.
Annette and Ross Smedley (Tasmania)
We wanted to Thank you again for such a beautiful ceremony for our 30th vow renewal. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we feel we could not have come in contact with a better more pleasant kinder person than what we found in you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…we will always treasure that beautiful day. Click here if you would like to see the video montage that Marta did. Thank you again and much love to you and a very happy life for you.
Cheri and Buddy Linn (California)
Both my new husband and I would like to thank Anne for our delightful service. The ceremony was simple and beautifully delivered. Anne took our personalities into account and created a ceremony that was just perfect for us. Thank you for making our ceremony so special.
Katie and Richard Mathews (England)
I wanted to send you an official thank you for making Saturday’s ceremony exactly what the couple wanted. It was simple, straight forward and perfect. Thanks again for being so patient with all of our schedules…in the end, the tone you set was exactly what they wanted. Thanks for sharing this day with us and I do hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Nicky Reinhard, Wedding Planner (New York)
We wanted to say a huge thank you for our beautiful ceremony. We had the most amazing day and we felt that the ceremony you wrote really reflected perfectly us as a couple and the feel of our day. Many of our guests said they loved the words and what a great start it was to the celebrations and our married life together. We really appreciate the effort and time you put in with us to get to know us. It was very important for us to get the ceremony “right” and you exceeded our expectations so we feel very lucky to have found you!
Lilly and Martin Santo (England)
After 13 years of marriage, my wife, Isabelle, and I decided that it was important for us, and our family, that we renew our wedding vows. Being honest, I initially was more a “follower” than a leader in this event but I came to truly embrace the idea slowly…surely…then strongly, as the event came closer. In the end it was a beautiful and moving event and Reverend Anne Naylor orchestrated a wonderful day for Isabelle, myself and our family that we’ll never forget.
Isabelle, who is French, moved to Canada 15 years ago with two beautiful daughters and we were wed in a backyard, small ceremony with family and close friends. Since that time, two other daughters have joined our family so we now have 4 daughters, aged 22 to 7!
When we began planning for our renewal of vows we had several goals in mind. We wanted it to be held in France where Isabelle’s parents live and where we have a house and enjoy some of our best moments together. We wanted it to be small and intimate with a focus on family and renewal. We wanted our smaller children to play a role (as obviously they didn’t play a role first time around!). We wanted to express ourselves in our own words and what our dedication and commitment to each other meant to us. We wanted the “right” tone of the seriousness of the day and words and event to be balanced with an air of casualness, fun and family. Thanks, in large measure, to Anne, we achieved all these goals and, I think, a lot more.
We intially “met” Anne via Internet and then had various organizational telephone calls. Anne’s style immediately resonated with us and she eased us effortlessly through various options for us to consider. Her experience, touch, understanding, and sense of humour (!) were perfect for us. We agreed on a “program” and she guided us both collectively, and individually, on some things to consider as that program was written, fine-tuned and massaged. In the end, the messages that Anne wrote and provided at the ceremony, and that we wrote and delivered ourselves, were so personalized and totally on point and germane to who we were, that the day was a perfect success and truly exceeded what we could have hoped for. For Isabelle and I, and for our family, it was a day that truly represented the solemnity but also the celebration of the renewal and dedication that we were all looking for. It was a wonderful day and event, and we truly thank Anne for making it so. Thanks Anne!
Isabelle and Blair Fleming (New York)
As I stood there, the sand between my toes, nervously waiting for my bride to turn up, my eyes flicked around me. Surrounding us on all sides was a circle comprising of all our friends and family and not a few curious local beach-goers, my heart rate went wild and my mind began to race. As I had done throughout the day, I sought out a face that I knew would calm my fears and keep me firmly on track, that face was Anne’s.
She was without doubt the coolest person on the whole beach, despite being in charge of the whole thing! Her natural energy, supreme confidence and deep but down-to-earth spirituality gave our ceremony exactly the feeling we had dreamt of.
When we started planning our wedding it quickly became clear that the blessing was the most important part to us and we needed someone who could both direct, providing the guiding hands us novices needed, and listen and understand just what we were after and what it meant for us. Thanks to a great friend of ours, we found that person in Anne.
It was such a smooth yet truly enjoyable process from start to finish. The Skype chat, where we met (sounds a bit dodgy now but wasn’t… I promise!) was hilarious, relaxed and yet really helpful. After an hour of throwing out ideas and discussing ourselves and each other, we felt certain that we had found the right person to lead us through the most important hour of our lives.
An excellent wild beach outfit (perfectly fitting our dress code) and highly skilled dancing finished the package off perfectly. Huge, massive, enormous thanks Anne for playing such a crucial role in our day. It was fantastic and we are still smiling.
Luke and Katherine Norman (England)
We found Anne through a blog on destination weddings (we live in California and married in the south of France). When we went to her website and saw all the great things that previous clients had said about her, we had high expectations… Well, she exceeded our expectations by a long shot.
We did not have much of a plan- we just knew we wanted to get married in France and wanted an intimate, non-religious ceremony. We had no idea what we wanted to say in the vows. We emailed with Anne prior to the wedding, and chatted through Skype in order to figure it out. She sent us questions to answer about how we felt towards each other, as well as a large variety of readings and sample vows. It was really nice to actually collaborate, and it gave both my husband & I a reason to stop and think about why we were getting married in the first place!
The day of the wedding was the first opportunity we had to meet in person, and it was obvious that Anne was a complete professional. She was so calm, yet purposeful, and that was a big help because everyone else was in high stress mode, frantically pulling together the last minute details. The ceremony was both moving and personal, and we were so happy with it that we will be sending a bound copy of the vows to each of our guests as part of our Thank Yous. We really enjoyed working with Anne and would recommend her to anyone without question!
Liz and John Blomeyer (California)
On behalf of Ian and myself, I would like to thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony. We had an amazing day and everything worked out perfectly. The ceremony was beautiful and was exactly how we imagined it. Zela was also wonderful and everyone enjoyed listening to her especially at the cocktail reception!
Catherine and Ian Feeley (England)
When I began searching for someone to create a ceremony for us, I knew that I wanted something heart-felt and spiritual; however, since I am not a religious person, I did not want it steeped in religious speak. Then I found Anne’s website and knew that she was the right choice. Through the whole process, Anne was easy to talk to, supportive and very encouraging. She began the process by making an effort to get to know us through several phone conversations and then went over the many choices that we had for the ceremony.
During the writing process, she was always willing to go over bits and make changes so that we felt comfortable with what was being said. And when we met her, it was as if we’d known her for a long time. Anne’s gentle nature and calm demeanor was just what I needed as a slightly nervous bride. She guided us through our ceremony with kindness and sincerity and made it special for both my husband and me, as well as our guests. And after Anne said her goodbyes, our guests were still commenting on what a wonderful, personal ceremony it was. I will always hold that close to my heart and thank Anne immensely for helping us to articulate our feelings for each other and share them with our friends and families.
Alicia and Michael Guffanti (Monaco)
It’s a kind of Magic
Was it serendipitous, was it coincidence, was it the hand of God, who knows, perhaps only God his/herself knows. Last year my partner of many years and I decided to get married, we live just outside Lorgues and decided to have a family wedding here at our farmhouse. We asked a local Reverend to do our ceremony in the garden for us, we had a few misunderstandings and found that our religious beliefs did not match, my brother in law said ‘for goodness sake Tess find someone else, if you can’t I’ll do it for you’ So I set about finding someone else. Several friends had told me about Anne Naylor, so although we only had a few days to go before the big day, I gave her a ring, friendly welcoming and warm, she was happily free to do our wedding ceremony for us, within minutes she had sent me various different ceremonies to choose from and to add to and take away from. We had the perfect wedding in the garden, moving, simple and quite beautiful, Anne was a star and we were both filled with immense gratitude toward her.
So it is hardly surprising that it is Anne who I turned to when I suddenly found myself in a state of bewilderment and anxiety once we had married. I suppose it isn’t everyday that people marry over the age of fifty and it was the first time for both of us. I was hit with a hurricane loaded with unresolved problems from the past, hidden and stored in ancient memories, tucked away into the depths of my being ‘Ho ho they cried, it’s safe to come out now’ and come out they did. I needed counselling and I needed someone who I could feel totally safe with and who I trusted, I phoned Anne, who explained she usually did one or two long sessions, rather than see somebody once a week, I knew I need a continuum, and asked Anne if would consider once a week. She agreed, and off I trotted to Cannes every week for several months to receive Anne’s guidance, hope, strength, blessings, love, positive energy, and help, we went through some major childhood issues and I would come away from each session feeling renewed hope and clarity, magic was in the air and Anne worked her magic on me, she has been a gift from God and has been my angel on earth working me through some pretty dark days.
Thank you Anne. With love and Blessings
Tessa and David Nelson (Provence)
What can we say, Rev Anne made our day so special with her warmth and kindness the ceremony was beautiful and very relaxed. As we had met Anne a couple of days prior to the wedding to finalize our arrangements it made us feel so much at ease on the day. We enjoyed every minute !!
Jackie and Callum Hepburn (England)
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful wedding ceremony for Hans and I. The wedding day went perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. It was personal and beautiful and we give you many thanks.
Sarah and Hans Oosten (Netherlands and France)
We would like to say a big Thank You to you for all your fantastic hard work in planning, organizing and of course hosting our blessing for us. It was a very special day for not just us, our families all remarked on how unique and personalized the blessing was that you did for us at the Chevre d’Or. Everything went flawlessly and the whole experience was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for making our special day even better than we ever imagined.
Chris and Kathy Perkins (England and France)
Thank you very much for creating and conducting the ceremony and the wonderful “wows”. Our guests were impressed and touched by the whole thing. I didn’t expect such emotional reaction from them.
We really enjoyed the time we spent together planning the event. It is because you are such a warm and understanding person. Moreover you managed to really personalize the wording according to what we had told you, and that is invaluable. I really enjoyed my wedding makes me want to get married every year. Thank you for fantastic conduct of the ceremony.
I really loved everything!
George and Julia Urumov (England and Russia)
Anne took the time to get to know us well over the course of several meetings. She was kind and supportive throughout and extremely generous with her time. We felt Anne really understood what we were aiming for, and was full of excellent ideas that inspired us to write vows that really meant something to us. She designed a wonderful ceremony that exceeded our hopes and wishes, and which our guests also found very moving. It was clear that our marriage was more than a professional assignment for Anne; she genuinely cared about our future happiness.
Jess and Huw Watkins (England)
It was very important to us that we had the right person to conduct our wedding ceremony, and we spent a lot of time looking for someone that we felt comfortable with. We decided that we wanted a non-religious ceremony; although we are spiritual, we do not follow a specific religious denomination and it seemed the only options available were religious or legal services and we wanted something more personal.
We wanted a ceremony that would capture the reasons why we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and how we felt about each other. On our first meeting with Anne it was obvious that she was the right person for us, she totally understood what we wanted to achieve and designed a wonderful symbolic ceremony and helped us with our vows. It was evident that she genuinely cared about our special day and was a great support.
Anne is a lovely lady, who has a serene calming aura that immediately makes you feel relaxed in her company. With Anne you get more than someone to conduct a ceremony, you also get a friend. We had an unforgettable ceremony that was tailor made for us… I don’t think we could have found anyone else who captured it in quite the same way as Anne did. It was a wonderful day.
Claire and Jeff Budd (England)
Anne Naylor received excellent reviews by all of our wedding guests. She is very graceful and charming, and her accent is beautiful. She worked with us before the wedding diligently. She was very flexible and helpful in the process of composing vows and the readings during the ceremony.
Amal and Andy Jezic (New York and Morocco)