Before the baby naming ceremony, I managed to get this wonderful Guide Parent to send in his promises - which I played as a special surprise during the promises being made by all the Guide Parents.  We prerecorded it because he was in China and not allowed to use WhatsApp - which was the original plan.

Wicked Festival Wedding

We invited Alex (whom we had never met before we started planning) to officially join our wedding breakfast and the rest of our day as our guest and friend!   We don't know how to write a higher praise than that!    


What a wonderful, empathetic, beautiful human being.


When you have your heart set on creating a crazy, wonderful, intensely personal, monster of a festival weekender, picking a celebrant that can pull of a ceremony in keeping is a helluva daunting task. Will they get us? Can they deliver a personal ceremony that doesn't come close to generic? Can they mix humour and poignancy and, in our case, a touch of theatrics? Can they mould to fit the occasion we want to create?  With Alex, we got everything we wanted and so much more! She was perfect in every way.


From our first phone call to the face to face meetings and the Skype calls and WhatsApp thread, Alex was with us every step of the way. The time she put into really getting to know who we are as individuals and as a couple was so worth the fee. Not just that she took the time, more that she was committed, flexible and accommodating to getting everything just the way we wanted it. (We'll say it again, a friend we invited for the rest of the day as our guest)


Alex even went the extra mile when we needed help sourcing local suppliers.  She was equally not afraid to calmly guide and steer us when warranted (Mr. G in particular needs reigning in from time to time).   Mr. G, in particular, is very thankful for the squishy hug and calming presence in the hour before the big day!  Alex created the perfect, bonkers, romantic, poignant, comedic, ceremony we dreamed off.  To a tee.  And when you're as detail-focused as we are, that really is saying something..”

Mr and Mrs G

My Barn Wedding

Alex was the perfect choice as celebrant for our wedding. She spent time getting to know us, listened, and shared her own ideas and the result was a personalised ceremony that combined all the elements we wanted.

There was just the right balance, between traditional and modern, meaningful moments and good fun. The ring warming and family candle lighting really stood out for us and many people commented how different and special the wedding was. We would not hesitate to recommend Alex if you are looking for a celebrant.

—  Mrs Hazel Adeyemo,

A Very Special Wedding

Dear Alex...

You really did make our day wonderful and we so appreciate all the work you out in and at such short notice!  Sadly my mum passed away on Easter day so it has been a bit of a hard time recently. We are so thankful that she managed to see our wedding and I really believe it gave her something to be happy about in the darkest of times, so thank you so much for being part of our day and really making it so magical for us.

- From all The Mcleods! Xx

Monty Python - Festival Wedding

“Just wanted to say thank you for what must have been one of your most intense marriage ceremonies! I pretty sure it will take some beating! It was absolutely brilliant! Exactly what we asked for, and that was a tall order! It was, by your own admission,  "the most bonkers marriage service...ever !"I hope you had a great time too, it's a great festival anyway and this added to it hugely!


I doubt anyone will forget it in a hurry! We certainly won't, and will no doubt be celebrating our anniversary there for some time to come. Thank you again for a truly brilliant ceremony, the best day of our  life together so far! and the personally dedicated signed photo from Michael Palin himself.” 

—  Andy Long, Happy Groom

Our wedding ...to a T.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful day.

The service you put together was truly beautiful and captured us brilliantly. We had the most amazing time."


Tom and Stacey

Best time at our Wedding

We had just the best time at our wedding. Thanks very much for making it so special and exactly what we wanted.

Our friends and family have all said how much they loved it - and the part that you masterminded especially!

—  Christopher and Simon, Very Happy Grooms

Celebration for Mum

The Q Family

We were so pleased to have found Alex Harrison to help us put my mum to rest. She was empathetic and so obviously genuine in sharing our grief that it was easy to welcome her into our family for that difficult and emotional period of time.


She went above and beyond the call of duty by travelling out to meet our dad, to get to know him and to talk to him about our mum so she could be ready to support fully on the day. In the lead up to the service there was much to organise and she helped make this happen with patience and understanding.


On the day, the service was beautifully organised, calm, empathetic and absolutely in tune with what the family needed at that delicate time. Thank you Alex for playing such a central role in bringing us comfort and helping us all lay our mum to rest."  

Arto's Naming

Alex helped us prepare for my son’s naming day far more than I had imagined possible. She connected with everyone we wanted involved in the service and guided and supported them in finding the rights words. And the end result was wonderful. It was such a beautiful and relaxed service that everyone present said was enjoyable. I got one comment that it was ‘very Brighton’ - I knew what this friend meant and totally agreed. This was exactly the atmosphere we were aiming for so it was perfect.

Thanks Alex for all your hard work - as I told you in person I would be very happy to recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a celebrant for their special day.

Daughter,  2018

Farewell to my Father

Thank you for all of your hard work that went into dad having a really lovely send off. It made the day just that bit easier. I’ll be more than happy to recommend you to anyone looking to do the same!

Daughter,  2018

Celebrating my Mum

Thank you for looking after us all so well today with kindness and natural, gentle leadership through a goodbye that we had no experience of. Your work made it much easier for us to celebrate her life with family and friends, in a way that we know she would have wanted. 

Son, 2019

"Fantastic ceremony"

under difficult circumstances

We were so happy to have found Alex and that she could commit to our date as such late notice. We didn't know where to begin but Alex came up with some fabulous ideas and really got to know us. She was able to put together a fantastic ceremony for us and incorporate our backgrounds as well as getting across the important messages that we wanted. She was flexible, understanding, always available to talk and really made the day.   

Mr and Mrs James

"A heartfelt Thank-you.."

Alex lead the naming ceremony for our third child, Evangeline.

From the moment we spoke, I knew Alex was the celebrant for us.

Warm, creative and full of empathy she helped us to pull together a beautiful event that had a lot of personal meaning after a tricky period of our lives.


She listened to all our considerations and had a very holistic approach that helped us to plan the day exactly as we wanted it.


Her ideas and suggestions were very spot on for us a family, and it felt like we were creating the day together which made her a hugely integral part of the celebration, more like a friend by the end.


She was unperturbed by some of our quirks, and was hugely reassuring about my obsessive nature! The care and love she puts into her efforts (often going above and beyond what we had expected) was second to none, I truly believe she's in the perfect vocation for her and anyone that is fortunate enough to have her working with them will surely agree! I couldn't recommend her more, and am hugely grateful to her for a great day that we will cherish forever. You're amazing Alex, thank you again from all of us xxxxx 

Kate Bates

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