Surrey-Wedding-Celebrant Ashleigh Joy Photography

Perfect Words Ceremonies


TWIA21 Best Celebrant South East Region

20 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££

Typical Price: £700

Price Range: £700 - £800

Features & Services

Unique, tailor-made beautiful ceremonies

Couple focused, story-led wedding ceremonies

Approachable, happy, relaxed Celebrant

Handfasting ceremonies

Elopement

About Perfect Words Ceremonies

I am an experienced, award winning Surrey based Celebrant who is approachable, friendly and passionate about working with my couples to create their beautiful, unique, relaxed wedding ceremony that reflects their style, values and personalities.

I'm very much a people person and I love to get to know my couples and families to make sure that the ceremony I write is tailor-made to them and everything they dreamed it would be.

Because every ceremony is unique, couple-focused and story-led, there really is no standard ceremony style, it can be romantic, light-hearted, serious, fun, traditional or quirky, but my organised, easy-going nature will ensure that everything runs smoothly and you enjoy every moment. I have conducted weddings in many different styles in a variety of places; woodlands with marquees, fields with tipis, beaches, family gardens as well as the more traditional hotels, wedding venues and barns and I have loved every single one, I really do love the job that I do!

My love of listening and engaging with people, my creativity and my passion for story-telling means you are in safe hands. I pride myself on the relationships I have been fortunate to have enjoyed with my couples and families, many of whom have kindly left some really lovely reviews which will hopefully reassure you that you have found the right Celebrant!

Let's have a chat so we can get to know each other and once you are happy that we click, we can begin the wonderful journey of creating your perfect ceremony that truly reflects you as a couple and tells your story. I really look forward to hearing from you!

Customer Reviews

We couldn’t recommend Nikki highly enough, she has been a crucial part of our wedding journey and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from her. It was the best day of our lives, and Nikki played a huge role in that. From the moment we met Nikki she made us feel comfortable, spending time to get to know us to ensure she could craft a unique script just for us. We weren’t sure on what style of vows we wanted and Nikki provided many options for inspiration so we could find the perfect fit for us. Many of our guests commented that it was the best ceremony they had been part of and how much they learnt about us as a couple, which was really special to us. Nikki truly went above & beyond, keeping in touch regularly with us, popping in to say hello when we visited the venue, liaising with the venue to ensure the ceremony seating set up and music was correct, and just truly always being there for support. As we’ve said to Nikki, it’s just goodbye for now, till we find another opportunity to use her celebrant services

Thank you SO much Abi and Alex. I am so delighted that you were finally able to hold your wedding celebration, it really was third time lucky but I have loved every moment of our long and rather scenic journey together. You are an amazing couple and I have really loved getting to know you both, sharing your story and creating some very happy memories for you. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful couple to work with and look forward to hopefully one day being your Celebrant for another family celebration! ❤ xx

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Dear Nikki Thank you so much again for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding at Oaks Farm on 29th October 2021. We really loved it and got so many positive comments from our guests also. It was a real pleasure working with you throughout the process, we are so grateful for all the care and attention that went into everything. Thank you so much once again. Camille and Tom

What can I say? Working with Nikki was an absolutely brilliant experience! My wife and I were attempting to marry for the third attempt due to recent world events and were bit dejected and underwhelmed at having to go through the whole process yet again. However, upon meeting Nikki in our first Zoom Meeting she instantly started to get us excited about our Wedding again! Her process of tailoring our ceremony reminded us of our love story and she was quickly able to come up with an incredible script based on our feedback. It was so well organised and efficient and when it came to the big day, everything went as smoothly as we hoped and the ceremony was beautiful, emotional and at times funny which all really helped keep our guests engaged and part of the whole event. The feedback from everyone was amazing in particular from both my new in-laws and my own parents on what a great job Nikki did! I even had a younger cousin wanting to have a similar ceremony for her wedding one day rather than a traditional one! Both Farah and I thank you dearly Nikki and we would more than delighted to recommend your services to anyone looking for a Wedding Celebrant in the future!

I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful review, thank you so much! It has been such a joy working with you both to create your beautiful ceremony and to reignite the excitement for your special day. Writing your ceremony was just wonderful, I enjoyed every moment of weaving your story throughout and sharing your love story with your amazing families and friends who were so supportive throughout. You are such a fantastic couple and I am so thrilled you have finally had the wedding you had dreamed of. I’m so delighted that your cousin has been inspired to have a personalised ceremony too, that’s wonderful and I’m here to help when the time is right! Wishing you so much love and happiness in your life together ❤️

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Choosing Nikki as our celebrant was undoubtedly one of the best wedding decisions we made! Getting to know Nikki was really fun and she worked so hard to get to know us to ensure that our wedding script was bespoke and personal. So many guests complimented us on the ceremony and said that it was the best one that they had experienced. So much of this was down to Nikki and she also gave us some wonderful ideas to make it extra special. To top it all off, Nikki was really great at helping take pressure off us by handling arrangements with the venue and other suppliers. Nikki, you’re the best!

Thanks for your lovely words. It has honestly been such a dream to work with you both, I’ve loved every moment of getting to know you and creating your perfect ceremony that really reflected your ideas and personalities and we’ve had some fun along the way! Closing the ceremony with a cocktail unity ceremony was just perfect! Your ceremony was full of love, laughter, beautiful promises, beautiful readings and your amazing love story and to see you both exit in a cloud of bubbles was just wonderful! You’re an amazing couple and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. ❤️

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Nikki was our celebrant for our Wedding ceremony! She was absolutely incredible on the day – she made my husband and I feel at ease, despite standing in front of all our guests, she created a lovely tone and atmosphere and was an amazing cat herder to boot dealing with many moving parts (a huge bridal party, coordinating musical numbers as well as readings etc) ! So so many of our guests commented on how fantastic Nikki was and how much they enjoyed the ceremony – this was all her! However, the real Nikki magic is behind the scenes. She spent many hours with my husband and I over zoom using a structured, clear but also really fun, process to get to know us and for us to also get down our thoughts and feelings about each other! She wove all these different parts into a wonderful script and story for the ceremony that was really special. Would recommend her to anyone – her patience approach, kindness and flexibility was wonderful for us as we were trying to plan a wedding throughout the pandemic! She guided us through everything and made it such a wonderful experience. You’ll be so lucky to have her! Xx

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I have absolutely loved every moment of working with you both and it was fantastic to finally be able to deliver your amazing wedding ceremony! The sing-a-long and bubble blowing at the end was just incredible! Wishing so much love and happiness in your marriage. xx

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We can’t even put into words how amazing you were Nikki, absolutely everything; our beautiful script, the support you’ve give us throughout the journey, your meticulous planning, everything, thank you so much. Xx

It was such a joy to finally be able to deliver your beautiful ceremony, you have both been such a joy to work with and I have loved every moment of our journey together. xx

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Hi Nikki. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our day so so so special. You are a very special lady and so full of love. Your words were so lovely during the ceremony. We’ve opened your beautiful card and gift, thank you, you shouldn’t have. It’s pride of place on our bedroom windowsill

Thank you so much for your lovely message and so thrilled that you enjoyed every moment of your ceremony. Glad you liked your present, it will remind you of your big day! Big hugs x

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The moment we met Nikki on Zoom, we knew she was the celebrant we would choose. She listened to us and understood exactly what we wanted. Thank you for writing our perfect love story which I know our guests enjoyed hearing! We are so glad we chose you. Xx

Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Celebrant! You are such a fantastic couple and I have loved every moment of our journey together and to share your amazing love story. If is so wonderful that you were finally able to have the big wedding celebration you had planned with all your families and friends. Wishing you both so much love and happiness in your lives together. x

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Nikki was such a great celebrant. We couldn’t have asked for a better service. Nikki was hugely organised, reassuring and helpful, particularly throughout the multiple changes and postponements during the pandemic. She has a lovely way with words to create a personal ceremony that all of our guests loved!

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so thrilled that you had finally had your wonderful wedding celebration just as you had envisaged. You are an amazing couple and I have loved every moment of working with you - I'm going to miss you both! x

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Nikki was a joy to work with! She was professional, diligent, funny & superb at her job. From the beginning when we were working with her on the ceremony script – to the updates due to the Covid delays – to the day of the wedding – we couldn’t of wished for more! The ceremony was excellent & her relaxed & upbeat manner really made the event go with a bang. Many of our guests commented on how brilliant she was. Nikki is a pleasure to know & work with – I would recommend her for your wedding ceremony – as she will bring joy to the event. xx

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it really has been so wonderful to work with you both, I've loved our journey, even sitting in the rain in a teepee in the local pub with muddy dogs was hilarious! You are a fantastic couple and I am so thrilled the weather finally cleared and you were able to have the WedFest you had planned and been so patient for! What an amazing day it was! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together x

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Thank you, Nikki, for writing our beautiful wedding ceremony script. I love how personal celebrant led ceremonies can become. You captured the essence of us as a couple so brilliantly and are a very talented writer, along with being a true professional and such a huge help all things wedding related. We are so grateful, and would recommend time and time again xx

Thanks so much for your lovely words Molly and Tom, I have absolutely loved every moment of working with you both, you are an amazing couple. It's been a long and wonderful journey to your big day and I really enjoyed writing your ceremony and sharing your story. I am so thrilled that you were finally able to have your dream wedding and celebrate with your wonderful family and friends. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together. xx ❤

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Hi Nikki, just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday! The ceremony was so beautiful and everyone didn’t stop telling us how beautiful and intimate it was, it was so wonderful that you were able to include our boys with the sand ceremony, it was a fantastic way to symbolise the joining of our two families and was very special. ☺️ Thank you for helping us plan parts of our wedding too- you took out a lot of the stress for us! And finally thank you for our beautiful gift, it was so kind of you and such a lovely keepsake! 😊

Thanks so much for your kind words Leah and Matt. I am so thrilled that you loved the ceremony, it was so intimate and relaxed and your boys seemed to enjoy every minute of it. I have no doubt you had a wonderful celebration meal in the beautiful blue skies and sunshine and I am so glad you liked your gift. Wishing you so much love and happiness with your wonderful boys. x

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Nikki, thank you for making yesterday so incredibly special for us. There are not words to describe how thankful we are…The day was perfect 💕 Sorry that timings were all over the place and you had such a long day! It was lovely to spend time with you though and for you to share all of the build-up and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine ceremony and to be able to renew our vows. Thank you for preparing such a wonderful script. After a year of chaos, we finally got the special moment we had waited for. Thank you 🙏 xx

I am so thrilled you enjoyed your day and we were able to create some very special memories for you both. You are such a wonderful couple and I am absolutely delighted that you chose me to be your celebrant. Love and hugs to you both x

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Nikki made our ceremony truly amazing; it was the best day and the best ceremony we could have hoped for! We were blown away by the amount of people that came up to us and said it was the “best wedding that had witnessed”. So many of our guests asked us for her details, which we have more than happily passed on, and they all complimented how personal she made the ceremony and how it stood out from other wedding ceremonies. It was the perfect time and setting to reminisce about how we got together – the rose ceremony was a great addition, that was the part which guests liked the most (from the feedback we have had since). Thank you for you all your guidance and help in the lead up to the wedding, it was invaluable to making the day so special and really helped settle our nerves! We found the questionnaire really facilitated conversations between us about our past, present and future, conversations that we might not have had otherwise. Thank you again!

Thank you so much for your amazing review and I am thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed every moment of your wedding ceremony. The Rose Ceremony that involved 32 members of your families was absolutely incredible, so beautiful and meaningful and a wonderful way to show how close you are to your families. I have loved every moment of working with you both and I am delighted that you enjoyed every moment of the journey to your big day. Love and hugs Nikki x

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Thank you so much for all your hard work for our wedding. You were so well organised and we couldn't have wished for a more happier ceremony. So many people came up to us afterwards saying how beautiful it was. Love J & D

Thank you so much for your kind words, I have loved every moment of working with you both, resulting in the most amazing celebration of your love! Love and hugs to you both. x

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Thank you so much Nikki for an amazing ceremony, you made the day very special and we had the most amazing day. Guests were all blown away by the ceremony and it was down to you! Thank you again for an amazing day. xx

Thank you for your lovely words, it was such a joy to work with you both and deliver your beautiful wedding ceremony on the hottest and most gorgeous day of the year! xx

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I was at a wedding where Nikki was the celebrant recently and she was wonderful. The marriage was between two wonderful people and was a very emotional ceremony and Nikki conducted it perfectly , really conveying and bringing together the love between this couple and their friends and family. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an independent celebrant, she is extremely warm and personable and would most definitely add that little bit of extra magic to any wedding day!

Thank you so much Katy, it is so wonderful to receive feedback from other wedding suppliers and it was such a joy to work with you. It was such a wonderful ceremony and I am so happy that we were able to give such a special couple their beautiful day. x

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Nikki recently conducted the ceremony at my Daughters wedding. She was amazing, we were so happy with the service. Leading up to their ‘big day’ Nikki really did take the time to get to know my Daughter and Son in Law which really did show when she was sharing their love story, it really was so personal and so beautifully written. So many people mentioned just how beautiful the ceremony was. I can not recommend Nikki enough, you certainly wouldn’t regret using her.

Thanks so much Mandy for your lovely words Mandy, it was such an honour to write and deliver Grace and Matt's wedding, what a wonderful celebration of their love for each other and their beautiful boys. I really appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback and I am so thrilled that you and the guests felt it was a beautiful ceremony. Love to you all x

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Nikki was absolutely amazing and I am so glad we chose her to be our wedding celebrant. She told our love story perfectly. Nikki met with us 3 /4 times before our special day and talked us through everything to make sure it was all as it should be and we were happy with everything. Our friends and family have said how beautiful our ceremony was and like no other they have been to before as it was so meaningful. Thank you so much for everything Nikki we are so grateful xxxx

Oh wow, I have loved working with you both so much, it has been so wonderful to get to know you both and write your beautiful ceremony. I am thrilled that you and your friends and families felt it was beautiful and meaningful. Mission accomplished! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness x

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Nikki conducted a sand ceremony for us at our wedding. It was the most beautiful and poignant ceremony and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. With five children between us (teenagers and little ones) we wanted the children to be part of the service and this was the perfect way to do it. Nikki is very intuitive and her words reflected exactly how we feel and made all the children feel at the heart of it. Nikki’s Words were so beautiful and she knew what we wanted from the outset. We were taken aback at how wonderful it was. Thank you so much Nikki. Can we do it again? Xxx

Thank you so much Jen, it was so wonderful to be a part of your special day and such an honour to be able to bring your two beautiful families together with a symbolic sand unity ceremony. Huge congratulations and best wishes to you all as you begin an exciting and wonderful new chapter in your lives together. x

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