Ellen Bower Ceremonies

The Basics


Is a rehearsal included
Do you travel
Do you have Public Liability Insurance
Are you a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

What style of ceremony do you offer?
Religious, Spiritual, Musical, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership, Commitment Ceremony
How far in advance will you meet us?
I will meet with you at any time, either before or after booking. We will choose a day and time that is convenient for you when you are ready to chat about your wishes for your ceremony!
Can you help us write our vows?
Most certainly! I will support you with plenty of ideas and styles for vows and ring promises, as well as help you write them if you wish. I will be guided by you on how to best support you.
Where are you based?
I am in Hampshire. I primarily cover Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex and East Sussex, however I willingly travel throughout the UK and abroad.
What other services do you offer?
Ceremony Writing Services, and ceremonies for all significant life occasions and milestones, such as Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Healing Ceremonies, Life Achievement, New Home Blessings, New Pet Blessings, Funeral & Memorial Se
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cheque, Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal

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About

You're getting married! Times have changed and I'm delighted to tell you that couples no longer are required to accept standard, impersonal content of civil ceremonies. It's so exciting that you can now personalise your ceremony, and your vows, by calling on my creative expertise as your Celebrant!

As a Celebrant, I beautifully and sentimentally write and officiate your ceremony on the day of your wedding.

(Sometimes a couple would like a family member or friend to officiate on the day, in which case I also offer a ceremony-writing service and you can use my comprehensive and beautifully written script in lieu of me on the day!)

My clients tell me that my style is warm, engaging, inspirational, friendly and that I am comforting and easy to work with!

I craft your ceremony to tell 'your story' as you wish it to be told, and to make this very special occasion distinct and memorable, suiting your personalities, your style as a couple, and even your beliefs, customs and traditions.

My ceremonies are beautifully written, tastefully creative, thoughtfully personalised, and professionally crafted and officiated.

Choose any location you'd like - you are not restricted to licensed venues! How perfect is that?!? You can choose to get married anywhere, at any venue, even in the beautiful outdoors at the calm of the seaside, in a stunning garden, tucked inside a wooded haven or atop a mountain! (Simply arrange a brief legal ceremony at your local registry office and then let me create the rest!)

You have a beautiful story to tell. And I'd like to help you tell it!

Get in touch (email or phone) for a complementary chat - I have so much to share with you to help you make your day one of the most memorable occasion of your lives!

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Reviews

Ayesha and Sam
YOU ARE AMAZING!
Ellen, we just want to say a huge THANK YOU!! You made our ceremony so personal and it was all just perfect! You really are amazing at what you do!
Hannah and Kieren
YOU PUT SO MUCH THOUGHT INTO EVERYTHING!
Ellen, you put so much time and thought into everything you do. Thanks for the extremely helpful pack that you give couples to prepare, for all the thoughtful touches along the way and all the bling! We love it! We were so touched to have met you!
Love, Hannah and Kieren
Rob&Rowena
YOU MADE OUR DAY SO SPECIAL!
Just wanted to write and say thank you for such a beautiful day on Friday. You really, really made it so special and we have had so many comments about how fantastic you were! You really did such a great job of telling our story and the ceremony was beautiful, and exactly how we imagined it. Thank you again for such an amazing ceremony. It was really, really lovely.

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Emily&Peter
THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY!
We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely ceremony - we had so many compliments from our friends and family on how nice your words were. Thank you for starting off our wedding with such a beautiful ceremony!
Amy&Richard
YOUR WARMTH IS SO GENUINE!
From the Bride's parents: Your warmth truly filled the room and is so genuine! Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony and for making it such a loving and inviting atmosphere! It was beautiful!
Hannah&Mark
YOU MADE OUR DAY SPECIAL!
We just wanted to say a proper thank you for your part in our wedding. You helped us craft a ceremony that truly reflected us and included our guests; it made our day really special. We also wanted to say thank you for the card you left and the lovely message inside!
Ed&Amanda
Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special! It was the perfect ceremony we had hoped for, so thank you again so much for that. We are both extremely grateful for the time and the effort you gave us prior to the wedding; it really helped us to be as ready as we could hope to be. So a big thank you for everything!
Mrs. and Mrs. Wilcox
Dear Ellen, we just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for making our day so special and for giving it a little extra something! You really made it amazing! Thank you so much!
Ted and Louisa
We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help make our wedding ceremony so wonderful and unforgettable! From the beginning, your attentiveness showed just how much you care about your clients and your work. Through your beautifully written words you expressed the sentiment that we wanted to convey and the ceremony so perfectly set the tone for a wedding we will never forget. Not a word you spoke was wasted; everything carried profound meaning and significance to us and to the occasion. So many of our guests remarked on what a beautiful and meaningful ceremony it was. Thank you for the commemorative gift box you created for us which we will cherish. You provided such special touches throughout the entire process, and we will always be grateful!
Sarah and Joseph
WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL!
Dear Ellen, thank you so much for your amazing ceremony! It was wonderful and we are both honoured to have had you to do this for us. We are incredibly grateful! Thank you so much!

Hannah and Matthew
MASSIVE ‘THANK YOU’ FOR OUR WEDDING CEREMONY!
Dear Ellen, We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for officiating our wedding ceremony in August! We had an incredible day and you made it so perfect for us!
Dawn and Tom
WE ARE SO GLAD WE CHOSE YOU!
Dear Ellen, We cannot thank you enough for all the effort and love that you put into making our wedding so perfect! We are so glad we chose you! It couldn't have been more perfect! Thanking you a million times over!

Sue&Neal
Ellen, thank you so much for preparing and conducting our wedding ceremony on Friday. You have been a joy to work with and we have had some lovely comments about the service. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye. Thank you so so much
Lily&James
We just wanted to say a huge thank you. You where amazing and you really did make the ceremony so special. Our guests loved it! Thank you for all your help leading up to the day as well. You really where a super star through it all.
Lily&James
We just wanted to say a huge thank you. You where amazing and you really did make the ceremony so special. Our guests loved it! Thank you for all your help leading up to the day as well. You really where a super star through it all.
Nikki&Mike
We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful ceremony. You are a truly wonderful lady who we are very privileged to have met.
You made our day so special and we really couldn't have wished for anything more.

Nikki&Mike
We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful ceremony. You are a truly wonderful lady who we are very privileged to have met.
You made our day so special and we really couldn't have wished for anything more.

Charlotte and Greg
We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful ceremony. You are a truly wonderful lady who we are very privileged to have met.
You made our day so special and we really couldn't have wished for anything more.
Nicola&Paul
Thank you for making our day so special the ceremony was so personal, and it was truly beautiful. Every one of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was. We really do appreciate everything you have done, especially as it was such short notice! You made it perfect!
Marielle&Tom
We have been talking about how great you were throughout the wedding and in the lead up. Thank you so much for everything! You were brilliant, and we couldn't have asked for a nicer celebrant. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted!
Hayley and Rob
My husband and I would like to sincerely thank you for being our celebrant. The service was beautiful and you told our story better than we could. You helped make our day perfect. Thank you again.
Mikaela and Dan
Ellen officiated our wedding in September! She did an amazing job! Very personal and from the moment we had our first meeting made us feel at ease and welcoming! A lovely lady who does an amazing service! Would highly recommend her!

Emma and Alan
Thank you for such a beautiful and personal ceremony. Your warm and caring nature made us feel at home in your presence. All of your hard work and dedication in making our day so special came through for all to see during the ceremony and having our commemorative copy gives us something to look back on in years to come. It was a pleasure to go through the process of creating our wedding with you and you will remain unforgettable to us!

Claire and Rich
We would just like to thank you for an absolutely perfect wedding ceremony. Not only were we over the moon with it, but all our guests commented on how lovely it was also. We are both so glad that you did the ceremony for us and couldn't have hoped for anything more. Once again we can't thank you enough!


Claire and Rich
We would just like to thank you for an absolutely perfect wedding ceremony. Not only were we over the moon with it, but all our guests commented on how lovely it was also. We are both so glad that you did the ceremony for us and couldn't have hoped for anything more. Once again we can't thank you enough!


Mel&Gav
Mel and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us enjoy a day filled with such happiness, and so much of that was down to the ceremony you created. You helped make the occasion perfect for us. We keep reminiscing and looking back at our video - we absolutely loved the service! Needless to say if we know of any others getting married you will come highly recommended!
Amber&Karl
We could not recommend Ellen enough! She took the time to meet us a number of times before our wedding day to get to know us personally and as a result wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us. We loved it and our guests could not stop talking about it afterwards. She made is so personal and special. She took all of our suggestions on board and if we wanted to change anything she would make the time! Our wedding day was amazing and the ceremony made it so special so thank you Ellen!!
Nikki&Simon
Just to say a huge thank you! It was a truly magical ceremony! So many people have commented to us about how fabulous you were, that you gave the ceremony a wonderful relaxed atmosphere but added so much interest with the history of us as a couple, and that of the rings and hand fasting. Matt particularly made mention of how at ease you made him feel wiath giving a reading. Everyone mentioned that you were absolutely perfect for the day, and we totally agree! We cannot imagine anyone else doing a better job, you worked with late arrivals, Simon's heckling etc. with such calmness and humour and made the ceremony both informal yet totally meaningful at the same time. A very rare talent! Thank you so much for being such a special part of our day, we truly appreciate your contribution!
Kate&Brett
I wanted to take a moment to send you our gratitude for hosting our wedding ceremony. From the second we met, both myself and Kate felt comfortable that you were the right person to present our big day. From the Californian accent to your general happy character and smiles, we knew you were the right choice. The ‘wedding’ part of our day went exactly how we wanted it to, it was funny, reflected our characters and your choice of wording felt personal to us with a grander sense of meaning surrounding the ideals of ‘marriage’. For both of us that was important as we love each other very much and wanted that to come across on the day. The feedback from all of our guests was that it was beautifully presented and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends! Thank you so much for working with us to make our big day magical!

Alison and Nick
Southsea, Hampshire
Ellen conducted our committment ceremony in May. From the moment we met it was clear Ellen was sincere in wanting to know as much as possible about us as a couple for our special day. She was truly engaged, very professional and the words she produced were completely personalised. I would (and have) recommend her!


Jessica&Alex
We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for yesterday's Naming Ceremony for Olivia! We LOVED your ceremony and the special touches you did, like making her lovely certificate and one for her big brother too! And thank you for her birthday card - so much care and thought, thank you Ellen!
Jennifer and Simon
Thank you so much for yesterday, you brought such a lovely warm open energy to our celebration. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and hoped for Ella. Your love, kind words and energy made the ceremony what we hoped it would be. I am so glad I contacted you - the work you do brings joy, thank you!
Emer and Sam
Ellen is a fantastic lady who absolutely made the day for us with our Naming Ceremony for our daughter. All our guests commented on how warm, funny and inclusive she was throughout the ceremony. I highly recommend her services, you won't be disappointed!

Lorraine and Chris
Dear Ellen, we just wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed for our daughter's naming day last Saturday. Lots of people have commented what a lovely ceremony it was. We really appreciate all your kindness and help on the day also! Sending lots of heartfelt thanks.
Sophie and Phill
Thank you so much for today's Naming Ceremony for our daughter. We absolutely loved the ceremony and lots of people commented on how lovely you were and how special it was. Thank you also for the certificate and the commemorative copy; that was so very sweet and very much appreciated.

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