WEDDING REVIEWS

A selection

RION & STEPHEN

Piers is an excellent celebrant. Not only did he really have genuine interest to get to know my husband and I personally, he actually did research on where we are from and incorporated our culture into the ceremony, and we found that so amazing. He really puts his all into creating and personalizing the perfect day for each couple! I highly recommend using piers for your special day, you certainly won’t regret it. Olivia & Josh

Where to begin!.. Piers was fantastic from beginning to end. After FaceTimes over the past yr we finally got to meet on the morning of our wedding day in Sept this yr. Our personalised ceremony was beautiful and one to remember- he even found, placed and lit all of the candles in the chapel which created the most stunning atmosphere that I will always remember. Piers put all of my nerves at ease in the morning, did a full and thorough run through with all of the grooms party and bridal party, he met and mingled with guests and was even pouring the wine! His professionalism continued until early hours in the morning but didn’t over crowd his personable kindness - it was piers that reminded me what our day was all about and to .. breathe.. and enjoy it. We absolutely treasure Piers and our guests loved him.

‘Where to start! We got married on the 7th of June in Chateau lá Caniere. Piers came onboard about 3 weeks before our wedding not only as our celebrant for the day but also also as our master of ceremony and wedding day coordinator. He was an absolute gem, our wedding day simply wouldn't have happened without him! He kept us updated every step of the way, pulled together a last minute ceremony that had every one in tears and laughing at all the right moments. And because he hadn't shared the full wedding script with us it was so special for me and Haitham to listen to his words.
We had planned an outdoor wedding but unfortunately last minute the weather let us down. But Piers was there to rescue the day! Our guests commented throughout the weekend that he was such a lovely person, so friendly and all round just amazing. He was even chipping in at the pre wedding event showing everyone where to go. He went above and beyond.
He was calm and professional when talking to me on the morning of the wedding and he really made us feel at ease even with the last minute movement indoors. Having him there as the wedding coordinator really allowed me and Haitham to relax and enjoy the morning of the wedding with our wedding party.
He will forever be a huge part of wedding day and memories made for a lifetime!
I really could not reccommend having him there on your wedding day or any event really! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Piers, hopefully we will meet again!
All the best lots of love The Mclays! Xxxx

I have been to UK weddings before where it is clear that the celebrant has only just met the couple or only exchanged a few messages. When we were therefore planning our wedding abroad I had assumed our contact would be even less. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only did Piers perform an amazing ceremony that had our guests crying and laughing (purposely!) at the right time - but we were supported throughout our whole planning process and Piers’ help did not stop at only the ceremony. I think this is probably what stands Piers above the rest. Piers’ clear aim is to make sure each couple have the best day and will support in any way he can - not to mention the brilliant ceremony that allowed us to incorporate both traditional elements and parts that were personal and important to us. I honestly couldn’t recommend Piers enough - he makes everyone feel and ease and has a great natural presence with an excellent sense of humour!

Abi & Tom

Choosing a celebrant was really important for us. We really wanted the ceremony in front of all our guest to be the highlight of the weekend and Piers did not disappoint. In reviewing celebrants we realised we needed someone who was able to understand what we were about and what we really wanted to get out of our ceremony. We were looking for someone with a similar sense of humour and a real appreciation that the event is all about laughter and having fun. When we got in touch with Piers we instantly knew we’d found the right person for the job. He knew exactly how to bring the ideas out of us and take the scarily blank canvas of the French ceremony and put a real personal stamp on it.

It is fair to say we weren’t the easiest of Piers clients. With our head in the clouds, some of the finer details of the ceremony we not coming together as planned, so Piers knowing what was important to us rallied the ushers into action removing the last minute worries that could easily have stressed us out. For us, we had been writing our bilingual vows late into the night, giving Piers no chance of knowing what we’d be saying to each other. Nevertheless the ceremony came together better than we could ever have imagined. The success was in no small part due to Piers’ ability to adlib, maintaining the flows of emotion and tying together the messages in our readings with the words in our vows while distracting the congregation from the chaos of ushers forgetting their roles.

It is so easy to think that you could get a charismatic uncle or a confident friend to run the ceremony as it would be a huge cost saving, but don’t. It would be the biggest mistake you make in your wedding planning and leave you only with regrets. The very fact that you start with a blank canvas in France, no official formalities and legal obligations made the need for a good celebrant even more important. The time and effort put in upfront to get exactly what you both want from the event pays for itself but in addition you get someone who is calm, organised and able to keep you relaxed on the day.

If I were to plan my wedding again, the celebrant would be the first person I booked.

Fran & Hywel

Piers was the most incredible celebrant on our wedding day. From the moment we first made contact with Piers we knew he was the perfect celebrant as we felt like we connected with him instantly and more importantly we felt like we could relax and be ourselves with him. Piers was so helpful, organized and supportive in the lead up to our wedding and ensured that our ceremony was perfect, unique and represented us as a couple. He always made himself available for any questions or concerns and wrote the most beautiful vows which we used on our wedding day. On the day Piers served as our celebrant and Master of Ceremonies. He was professional, organized and always one step ahead. Our ceremony was more beautiful than we could have imagined and every word spoken throughout was true to us and to our hearts. We had so many guests come up to us and tell us how incredible Piers was. He energized our guests, inviting them to participate in the ceremony; and he made everyone laugh and cry with his charismatic nature and genuine, heartfelt tone. Every moment of our day was so organized and our guests always knew where to be and when thanks to Piers’ timely announcements and organization as Master of Ceremonies. We cannot recommend Piers enough and are SO thankful he was available on our big day. We cannot imagine the day without him. Thank you Piers, you are so talented and made all the difference on our wedding day! We are so grateful!

Marko & Siobhan

Choosing a celebrant was really important for us. We really wanted the ceremony in front of all our guest to be the highlight of the weekend and Piers did not disappoint. In reviewing celebrants we realised we needed someone who was able to understand what we were about and what we really wanted to get out of our ceremony. We were looking for someone with a similar sense of humour and a real appreciation that the event is all about laughter and having fun. When we got in touch with Piers we instantly knew we’d found the right person for the job. He knew exactly how to bring the ideas out of us and take the scarily blank canvas of the French ceremony and put a real personal stamp on it.

It is fair to say we weren’t the easiest of Piers clients. With our head in the clouds, some of the finer details of the ceremony we not coming together as planned, so Piers knowing what was important to us rallied the ushers into action removing the last minute worries that could easily have stressed us out. For us, we had been writing our bilingual vows late into the night, giving Piers no chance of knowing what we’d be saying to each other. Nevertheless the ceremony came together better than we could ever have imagined. The success was in no small part due to Piers’ ability to adlib, maintaining the flows of emotion and tying together the messages in our readings with the words in our vows while distracting the congregation from the chaos of ushers forgetting their roles.

It is so easy to think that you could get a charismatic uncle or a confident friend to run the ceremony as it would be a huge cost saving, but don’t. It would be the biggest mistake you make in your wedding planning and leave you only with regrets. The very fact that you start with a blank canvas in France, no official formalities and legal obligations made the need for a good celebrant even more important. The time and effort put in upfront to get exactly what you both want from the event pays for itself but in addition you get someone who is calm, organised and able to keep you relaxed on the day.

If I were to plan my wedding again, the celebrant would be the first person I booked.

Fran & Hywel

Choosing a celebrant was really important for us. We really wanted the ceremony in front of all our guest to be the highlight of the weekend and Piers did not disappoint. In reviewing celebrants we realised we needed someone who was able to understand what we were about and what we really wanted to get out of our ceremony. We were looking for someone with a similar sense of humour and a real appreciation that the event is all about laughter and having fun. When we got in touch with Piers we instantly knew we’d found the right person for the job. He knew exactly how to bring the ideas out of us and take the scarily blank canvas of the French ceremony and put a real personal stamp on it.

It is fair to say we weren’t the easiest of Piers clients. With our head in the clouds, some of the finer details of the ceremony we not coming together as planned, so Piers knowing what was important to us rallied the ushers into action removing the last minute worries that could easily have stressed us out. For us, we had been writing our bilingual vows late into the night, giving Piers no chance of knowing what we’d be saying to each other. Nevertheless the ceremony came together better than we could ever have imagined. The success was in no small part due to Piers’ ability to adlib, maintaining the flows of emotion and tying together the messages in our readings with the words in our vows while distracting the congregation from the chaos of ushers forgetting their roles.

It is so easy to think that you could get a charismatic uncle or a confident friend to run the ceremony as it would be a huge cost saving, but don’t. It would be the biggest mistake you make in your wedding planning and leave you only with regrets. The very fact that you start with a blank canvas in France, no official formalities and legal obligations made the need for a good celebrant even more important. The time and effort put in upfront to get exactly what you both want from the event pays for itself but in addition you get someone who is calm, organised and able to keep you relaxed on the day.

If I were to plan my wedding again, the celebrant would be the first person I booked.

Fran & Hywel

He energized our guests, inviting them to participate in the ceremony; and he made everyone laugh and cry with his charismatic nature and genuine, heartfelt tone. Every moment of our day was so organized and our guests always knew where to be and when thanks to Piers’ timely announcements and organization as Master of Ceremonies.

Piers is an absolute gent and we would highly recommend to hire him for your wedding day. He made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. It was intimate, full of laughter, fun, and he added so many lovely touches that we would never have thought of only for his expertise. He stayed on as our master of ceremonies and lived up to his title. Every one of our guests loved him and raves about him. Thank you for making our day so special Piers, it would not have been the same without you!

Much love, Lynnsey & James xx

He made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. It was intimate, full of laughter, fun, and he added so many lovely touches that we would never have thought of only for his expertise. He stayed on as our Master of Ceremonies and lived up to his title.

Words honestly cannot convey what a fantastic job Piers does. If you want a genuinely warm, welcoming celebrant you won’t go wrong with Piers.

We cannot thank Piers enough for conducting our wedding. Piers really went above and beyond to make sure our day went perfectly. We feel as though we have gained a friend and were able to completely put our trust in Piers to create the perfect day for us - our guests also spoke very highly of the way Piers conducted the ceremony on the day.

 

Words honestly cannot convey what a fantastic job Piers does. If you want a genuinely warm, welcoming celebrant you won’t go wrong with Piers.

 

Thank you again xx, Rion & Stephen

Aaahhh where do we start! Piers is simply a natural! We had so many comments about the way he conducted the ceremony, his voice, the words, the way he made us stand so all could see, the little things really did contribute to our special day.
From the get go we built a great rapport, regular FaceTimes and quick response to all my OTT naggy bride to be questions, really helped put my mind at ease and I knew I could trust Piers. You always listened and gave suggestions as to what would make a great ceremony, one to fit in with the characters we are. Piers came to see both myself and Husband to be on the morning of the wedding to run through any last minute changes/questions which was a lovely touch. Piers, you are wonderful! Can't thank you enough for being you and for making our ceremony as special as it was. Will miss the emails!!

Heleen & Charlie Xxxxxxxx

You always listened and gave suggestions as to what would make a great ceremony, one to fit in with the characters we are.

It took us a while to put a review together for Piers, not because it was hard to write but simply because no words felt appropriate enough to describe the depth of meaning and importance he has in this huge moment in our lives – hopefully these words will do! My husband and I live in Canada and we were lucky enough to be marrying at a friend’s 13th century castle in the South of France. As you can imagine, putting such a moment in the hands of a stranger, let alone the amount of coordination, was pretty stressful from so far away, and the last thing I wanted was someone marrying us who could barely keep our names straight. From the minute we skyped with Piers, about 6 months before the wedding, we knew everything would be ok. Piers’ warmth, intelligence, and ease with people was instantly apparent. We discussed ourselves, our relationship, and the kind of feel we wanted for our wedding and came up with an idea of how things would look. When we received the first draft of our ceremony, my husband and I were completely blown away – I don’t know if many people could capture us so well, let alone so quickly. When we finally met Piers on the day, it felt like I had known him forever. At the last minute, we decided to have Piers act as our wedding day coordinator as well, and we are so thankful we did. We did not have to tell him a thing and my husband and I were able to think solely of each other. We had given Piers a heads up that there were some family tensions, and not only was he accommodating throughout he was also a huge source of comfort and support. In terms of the ceremony itself, this is where I feel I can’t do Piers justice...it was just spectacular! Our wedding was quite small; we wanted an intimate ceremony focusing on serendipity and how lucky we all are to have one another in our lives, and Piers gave us that. Piers had also suggested using hand-fasting within our ceremony and so we had a ribbon cut for each of our guests (in colours matching our decor) and it had become one of our most anticipated moments of the wedding. Truly, most of our memories from the wedding are from the ceremony, and especially the special moments my husband and I were able to have with each of our guests as they tied their ribbon (sentiment aside the photos from the handfasting look absolutely stunning too!). I know people can often become emotional at weddings, but I was shocked at how many of our guests had an emotional reaction to our ceremony. It was something we really wanted but knew couldn’t be manufactured, and I honestly believe Piers was the one to have us all feeling that way. If I have one regret, it is that I did not get to spend more time with Piers and learn more about him. Piers was the vendor I heard most about after the wedding, unsurprisingly as he so easily integrated himself with our guests, leaving many feeling as though they wanted to be friends. I really could go on and on about how amazing Piers was, partially because it is so hard to “get it” unless you are there. So maybe all these words aren’t that necessary, and so I should say “trust me!” and you can just “get it” first hand instead!

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