From the first meeting with Ruby we knew we wanted her to be our celebrant! She has a wonderful way with words and most importantly, it feels personal! From the outset she explained everything to us and gave us all our options for the service, as well as bits of advice during the planning process. She prioritised getting to know us through chats over Skype – which bridged the gap in time between booking and the big day. With Ruby finding out so much about us, the words she spoke at our ceremony meant so much more, they weren’t coming from a stranger or someone who assumed what we were like as people, she knew who we were as individuals but also as a couple.
The majority of our guests had never been to a “non church wedding” before and they all loved Ruby and the ceremony we’d put together with her (we had a few readings, a hand fasting and a tree planting). So many people commented on how wonderful she was. Our wedding went perfectly and Ruby was the first part of it all so got us off to a great start!
If we ever renew our vows, she’ll be the first person we call *5 STARS* T & K
Ruby has been absolutely FANTASTIC in helping make our wedding such a wonderful and special day to both of us and to all our guests.
We had several meeting over the course of the year, all very informal yet concise. We both were a little ‘clueless’ in how things should be done and Ruby very professionally helped us find what worked for us.
The ceremony was better than either of us could have imagined and Ruby brought it all together so well, really making it our story.
Our day in simple terms was just perfect. Thank you. J & R
Ruby had exactly the warmth, clarity and friendliness that we wanted for our ceremony. She was always interested, bright and chatty, open to our ideas to make the ceremony personal to us while at the same time providing suggestions to help us through the daunting process of choosing vows. In short she played a huge part in making our wedding day fun and memorable. We would 100% recommend Ruby to others looking to have an unpressured and personal wedding. J & S
This was the most beautiful day of our lives. Everything was perfect, weather, guests and the ceremony. Ruby was fantastic. The service far exceeded our expectations. Many said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Ruby was reliable, friendly and super efficient and kept in contact from start to finish. We knew we were in safe hands and did not need to worry about anything going wrong. She even met us at the venue one day to make sure she knew what to expect. Thank you Ruby for your wonderful contribution to our amazing day. I & D
Ruby was amazing- she made sure that she really got to know my husband and I so that she could make the ceremony personal and meaningful. She did a great job at putting together the ceremony; added the right amount of personal touches, and made sure everybody’s readings were in the right place. She even came down to the venue the day before so that she could get a feel of the place, and know where everyone was going to, stand etc.
Absolutely recommend Ruby 100%! H & P x
Ruby was a delight from start to finish, we couldn’t be happier with both the ceremony we ended up with and the process to get there. Ruby set the tone amazingly, helping us create an individual, fun but meaningful and moving service. People said they had never been to a more spiritual, moving yet relaxed ceremony and it was the best they had ever attended! Thank you Ruby x
S & C
Ruby conducted our vow renewal & made it so special. The ceremony was made very personal to us & the hand fasting ritual was a great touch. A genuinely lovely lady & someone you would be more than happy conducting an important part of your special day! Thanks Ruby
T & C
When we first spoke to Ruby about our celebration of our wedding vows and Ruby anniversary we immediately felt at ease and she kept in touch with us with advice and suggestions for the day. The ceremony was absolutely brilliant with Ruby making everyone feel at ease and had everything we had hoped for. The sand ceremony and hand tying that Ruby suggested where absolutely brilliant and involved the whole family as we wanted. So many of our quests commented on what a brilliant ceremony it was and not what was expected at all. We would definitely recommend Ruby as a Celebrant and call her again if we wanted to do the same all over again. D & C
We chose Ruby from a long list of celebrants we found. We felt she had a warm and kind energy and we weren’t wrong, She is the loveliest lady – she kept in touch many times before our daughters naming ceremony and each time answered our questions and made some brilliant suggestions. As a blended family we wanted something that signified our family becoming one and the sand ceremony she suggested was perfect, everyone commented how beautiful the whole ceremony was and was a wonderful day they had. Ruby made sure she got there in plenty of time and even made a note of the wish tree we had made but hadn’t mentioned to her and made sure she included in the ceremony our wish for everyone to leave a message for our daughter. She is friendly, professional and kind and she was extremely accommodating on the day when we had people running late. We cannot recommend Ruby highly enough for anyone wanting a celebrant I’m on ly sorry we won’t have cause to work with her again any time soon! Thank you so much Ruby we are so grateful. G & N
Ruby made our wedding day so personal and special, she conducted a truly spectacular ceremony which also included our children. This all made it beautiful in every way to us. Ruby is very professional, kind and caring, she is easy to talk to and puts you at ease. We highly recommend Ruby as a Celebrant, she’s just amazing in every way. Thank you again for our perfect day.
R & D
We initially looked in to celebrant services when we weren’t able to get a registrar for our preferred date and time – whilst this was disheartening at first, we are so glad that things worked out this way now! Prior to our wedding, Ruby spent time getting to know us and learning about our relationship. However, at no time did we feel her approach was in any way intrusive. On the day itself, armed with what Ruby had learnt about us, she was able to weave little anecdotes and fun facts in to the service via our ‘love story’. This made the service so memorable and personal to us and it was so lovely to re-live our story in this way, with all of our friends and family present. A great approach and not one we have had the privilege of seeing before. At all times working with Ruby, she was friendly and enthusiastic whilst maintaining professionalism. We would recommend her services for couples who are seeking a personalised approach – be ready with the tissues though for those happy tears!
H & J
Ruby was fantastic. She was so warm and welcoming and helped us to fully understand what was needed from us. She made the whole process of planning the service very easy and had such a personal approach which was great. On the day Ruby was wonderful, everyone commented on how lovely the service was and how great it went. Ruby if and when we have another baby we’ll definitely be calling on you again!
L & P
Ruby was an absolute treasure! She performed our wedding ceremony, keeping it warm, personal and funny, and indulging all our quirks as a couple (without it all turning into a silly mess). Our friends and family all commented on how “us” the whole day was, and Ruby played a big part in that.
A & C
“She made it” “That was the best service I have been to” “It was so personal” It’s fair to say our guests loved Ruby…and so did we! Absolutely amazing….she made our day. When planning our wedding, the ceremony wasn’t at the forefront of our mind being a non-religious wedding. Thanks to Ruby it turned out to be the most memorable part of our day…and that’s not just because it was the only time I was sober! Ruby made everything so personal and listened to everything we said to make it to exactly what we wanted. I can’t tell you how many people commented on how good Ruby was and how unique the ceremony was. She is also just such a nice smiley person….I am not sure how you could get any better! Thanks so much Ruby!
J & A
Thank you Ruby for making the day so special for us, all our friends and family were saying what an incredibly romantic ceremony it was … J & K
Ruby spent time getting to know us over several Skype sessions. This was important as we live in Australia so was unable to meet in person prior to the day. She asked many questions about how we met and the important people in our lives and created a beautiful love story for our ceremony which worked really well because for the 7 years we had been a couple, we have not lived in the UK around our family and friends so it was important for them to know about our lives and our story. She described to our guests how we met, how my husband (still feels strange calling him that haha) proposed, why we had decided to get married in the UK etc. Many of the guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, not religious, not a plain registrar, but nothing too long, just right. It was the only part of our special day that I didn’t have to worry about as it ran so smoothly and was everything I expected. Thank you so much Ruby you made our ceremony just perfect!! S & J
Thank you so much for the big part you played in our wedding last Saturday. We had a wonderful day and everyone commented on what a lovely meaningful ceremony it was – right from religious grandparents to Chris’s mates. It has been a pleasure having you organise our ceremony for us-so professional yet personal. M & C
From the first time we met Ruby, it was clear her every intention was to ensure that service was personal to us. She was so delightful to work with and the day went perfectly in every way. Many of our guests expressed that they thought the service was lovely and that is testament to Ruby’s professionalism and her personal touch. A & S
Ruby made our day so very special and unique. She made us feel at ease and really understood us as a couple. You truly are gifted Ruby, thank you so very much. A & D
Ruby took a great amount of time and care to ensure that everything was just right. She listened to my ideas and collaborated with me beautifully, suggesting things along the way to produce a truly memorable and personal day. She was absolutely fantastic in leading the naming ceremony and her attention to detail meant that the ceremony was a lovely occasion and enjoyed by everyone. I am very grateful and couldn’t recommend her more highly. G
Delighted with the warm, personal service and the thought and detail that went into it. Thanks Ruby for making our special day perfect! G & L
I have had 2 previous naming ceremonies at the registry office, both of which cost a lot more than Ruby charges. Ruby made our ceremony unique to our son and family. Ruby visited our home to discuss what we wanted but brought lots of imaginative ideas to the table that were relevant to our theme. Then on the day dressed as ring master of the ceremony to complement our circus themed party. Ruby goes the extra mile. S & S
As soon as we spoke to Ruby from the first phone call we felt at ease and that our needs were going to be met. It’s hard to have a naming day when your family want a christening but with the guidance of Ruby we followed our values and beliefs as well as respecting others faith. Thank you Ruby, it was a magical day felt by all and you did our little daughter and us proud. Thank you. A & K
Thank you so much for Saturday it was perfect and everyone said what a lovely service it was and very “us”. A lot of people thought you must have been a family friend as the service was so personal. J & P
Ruby you are a fabulous lady! You spent time and effort to get to know us and produce a ceremony that fitted us perfectly. Thank you for your patience and support during the process. C & G
Our wedding day was made special by so many people but especially by one particular person, Ruby. Ruby made our wedding OUR wedding; it couldn’t have been more perfect. Ruby listened to us and really understood who we were and what we wanted, she offered guidance and support throughout and our day definitely wouldn’t have been as special without her. We had so many comments about how fitting and perfect the ceremony was! Thank you Ruby, we will always think of you when we think of our wedding. G & F
From our first conversation, we knew that Ruby would be the right person to conduct our wedding ceremony. Ruby went to enormous trouble to make sure the vows and the order of service fitted us perfectly and her friendly and easy manner made planning the ceremony an absolute pleasure. Ruby’s professionalism and attention to detail took all the pressure off us and provided us with the reassurance we needed. We honestly didn’t have any worries about the ceremony and on the day Ruby guided us through it effortlessly. The guests thought the whole thing was amazing and we simply couldn’t have asked for more from a wedding celebrant. We have no hesitation in recommending Ruby as the person to conduct your ceremony! R & M
N and I were very pleased with how our vow renewal ceremony went: the location, the words, the ribbon ceremony and the children’s input all made it very memorable. Ruby seemed to go above and beyond what was required from us. She ensured that we were happy with the arrangements with a professional approach which gave us confidence that our ceremony was in the right hands. Thank you Ruby N & N
I just wanted to thank you so much for the lovely service you gave G, it was so.personal and just how we wanted it to be
Everyone who attended said it was the nicest service they had been to and how kind and compassionate you were.
It is nice to know you have been appreciated.
Funerals aren’t the nicest of things to go through but with your support you made it a lot easier.
Thanks again R, T and L
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the way you conducted the service for my husband, D. It was a beautiful send off for a very special person and would have been just perfect for him. Everyone I’ve spoken to since has commented on how lovely it all was. The order of service ran very well and the humour just lifted us all at the start when we needed it. It was all just perfect. Thank you so much.
We just wanted to say thank you very much for your work today; the service was exactly as my dad would have wanted it. We went on to Rufford later and it was really nice to spend some time sharing stories – everything continued to go smoothly. Thank you again for your understanding and your words, everything was lovely (the Terry Pratchett quote was spot on!).
Best wishes H & S
I think you will perhaps already know from the comments made by our small gathering at Dad’s funeral that the service in celebration of his life could not have been bettered.
The structure and content was right for him and the way you deliver the words make it feel very personal.
Thank you so much for making a difficult time a little easier and for leading a very fitting tribute of a life well lived, even in his very simple and understated way.
My dear Ruby, thank you so very much for making Friday so special for all of us. Many people asked if you were a family friend as they saw and felt your warmth and sincerity throughout the proceedings. We all felt it had gone perfectly and that every single aspect was taken care of. I could see you were touched and I absolutely marvel how you are able to do this wonderful service for others at such a difficult time. Just to let you know the funeral tea was well attended and then our family and very close friends came back to the house and partied full on until 2am – M would have loved it! ………………. Once again Ruby, thank you for enabling us to give M a truly beautiful and meaningful send off. I was so very proud of my wonderful children and I’m sure he was too.
Lots of love C x
L and I would like to thank you very much for being part of the celebration of Daddy’s life. We were really pleased with the ceremony and felt that it was an excellent tribute to him.
Your words captured his life and character extremely accurately-and the tone was just right. Thank you once again for listening so carefully to what we wanted and delivering something that we can be proud of and remember with fondness.
Once again, many thanks.
S & L
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely funeral service that you did for my father a few weeks ago. We all appreciated your kind words, and I am sure that my father would have approved of the service as well.
You seem to have a natural ability to convey the appropriate words, that capture the essence of a person, and this made the service very personal.
I feel the need to thank you so much for all you have done for us as a family over the last few weeks. I cannot begin to express the gratitude we all feel towards you…….You were especially of great comfort to mum I know. “A truly remarkable person”, I recall mum saying. Our gratitude extends to you and all involved with our recent loss of ……. a Husband, Brother, Grandad and Dad.
Dear Ruby, I just wanted to write & say a heartfelt “Thank You” for all your sensitivity and support leading up to Dad’s service. We all felt that the service was a beautiful tribute to him and all that he and Mum had been. Many thanks for helping the day become a date for us to have and carry with us. With very best wishes
l,J,P,S & C
Thank you so much for the wonderful service and poignant eulogy for A on Monday. Although very sad we felt she had been given a grest send off. This is our first experience of planning a funeral and your help and advice was extremely appreciated. (We were also grateful for David Gill’s professional guidance). Yours Sincerely
I so want to thank you for the way you gave my brother’s life a meaning, it was perfect from my perspective and from feedback from family and friends you captured the real point of R.
The day was such a positive day for all of the family and I believe we have moved on much better for the service you gave for R and again I thank you deeply for that.
Finally my Mum is in such a good place since the funeral and I feel that is due to the time and support you gave her during the period between R’s passing and the funeral, which she didn’t get with my fathers and brother A’s deaths.
I have nothing but respect for you Ruby.
K and family
It has been over a week now since my Dad’s funeral that you MCed at Sherwood Forest Crem. I wanted to write to you to offer my warmest thanks from me, my family and all who attended. Please feel free to use anything in this email as a recommendation.
The day was a difficult day and was something we had been nervously waiting for for weeks following preparation and starting jobs. We were aiming for a day that we would remember, would honour Dad, and that Dad would have been happy with. What you provided for us surpassed expectation.
One of Dad’s sister-in-laws said to me that it was as though you had known dad for years. The way that you were able to meet with us, take on the information we provided, collate messages that had been left for him, capture the humour that Dad gave us all, and reduce a congregation to tears and laughter!
As a family we have agreed that there was not a better suited person for this very important role which helped us get closure from our loss. You, Ruby, are made for this line of work and you handled it with grace, dignity and integrity and I would recommend you highly to anyone requiring the service that you provide.
Thank you Ruby for giving us the day that we wanted, needed and that Dad would have enjoyed being at.
All the best wishes,
Thank you again for all you did to make Friday such a special celebration for B. So many people I spoke to were convinced you must have known him well and they found your words, and the way you conducted the service, as moving as we did. They all said that they had learned something new about B too, which was important to me and D. You even got people singing!
Please could I have a copy of the final version of the eulogy? I’d like to send it to some people who couldn’t get there, as well as to others who could but have asked for a copy.
With very best wishes
We just can’t thank you enough. Everything went so well on Wednesday and now we are back home I felt I must get down to thanking all people involved and you were first on the list. The service was perfect and everyone remarked upon it so we obviously got the right mix. I know D was also pleased. Her two boys were much more distressed than we were expecting.
Although it was a sad day we all came away from the service most uplifted. This was very much due to your calm and relevant guiding of everything and all your suggestions for the content. Several of T’s great friends particularly commented on the way that the service summed up his life wonderfully.
Once again many thanks from all of us.
God bless you
W, P, J and J S.
I would like to say thank you so much for conducting mum’s funeral today. You captured completely the essence of mum in your eulogy; she would have been totally delighted with the whole ceremony.
So many of the friends, neighbours and relatives who were there today commented on the fact that they could ‘recognise’ mum in your words and they were impressed by how well done it was.
Thank you again for making this sad occasion strangely comforting.