From the day we met you we knew you were the woman for us! We have had soooo many lovely words about how our ceremony was the best they had ever been to and so special and so personal. The way you got us and delivered it so perfectly means so much and (as you could see from our flooding tears!) we couldn’t have asked for any more. Never stop doing this – you are truly talented and touched so many hearts!
I would highly recommend Claire Bradford as a celebrant. She recently led my sister’s funeral service and without exception, all the guests thought it was one of the most sensitive and uplifting funeral services that they have ever attended.
Claire’s attention to detail to all our requests pre the service were all taken into consideration and handled with care and, once given our brief, she crafted a beautiful service, blending her creative ideas for the wording, poems, our contributions and the order of service. She has a calm and empathetic nature, which was exactly what we needed. Thank you very much Claire.
Claire was brilliant! We were amazed by how much time she spent with us and how she tailored our ceremony into something special and unique. The reason we wanted a celebrant and not a registrar was for exactly this reason, we wanted someone who we knew and who knew us as a couple. I think this was clear to all our guests who hadn’t been to a celebrant wedding before and couldn’t stop raving about how good Claire is! I think Claire has found her calling, she couldn’t have done more.
I speak for all of us when I say thank you so much for the way the service went on Friday – I think it was the perfect way to say goodbye to dad, and we have you to thank for that! I don’t think anyone could have pieced together a more fitting goodbye to dad from the ramblings that we provided, and also your support and your acceptance of the family humour did not go unnoticed!
Claire is fun, passionate and reliable.
It was deep but not pompous; warm but not flippant.
Thank you so much for leading such a wonderful service and for all your kindness and support. We couldn’t have wished for it to go any better and I’m sure B would have been very happy and proud. You certainly have an excellent skill of picking up characteristics and personality about people in such a short time. Very many people commented on how good the service was and were very complimentary of you. I think people enjoyed how personal it was and found it inspirational and uplifting. I would highly recommend you to anyone.
We couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. She always got exactly where we were coming from and we really felt as though she took the time to get to know us because she wanted to. She helped us both bring out the best in our ceremony. So many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and she definitely helped make it that way. She was so enthusiastic about our special day it added to our excitement. I literally couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Our ceremony was so personal and special because she got so much of us into it.
Claire has a brilliant way with both people and words, she found just the right balance of poignancy and wit with which to conduct our ceremony. She was sensitive, fun, and easy to work with, and fully understood what we wanted from the start. We met with her on numerous occasions after and our ideas developed into a truly personalised and memorable ceremony. Everyone at our wedding told us how wonderfully wonderfully touching and uplifting the ceremony was, and we couldn’t agree more with them.
Claire was our celebrant when we married in October. We had never heard of a celebrant before we met her by chance when we were visiting our venue. We loved her instantly and when she explained what she did we thought it sounded just what we wanted. We were not disappointed, the ceremony was perfect, the first time she read it to us we both cried and on the day there were very few dry eyes and just the right amount of humour. She has a unique gift of being able to draw out your story and just get you. Every meaningful occasion needs a Claire. If in doubt just meet her it was what she was born to do.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for M’s funeral – it was absolutely perfect. A lot of friends have commented that it was as if you actually knew him.
Once again Claire a very big thank you for helping us get through a difficult day. So many people described the service as the most moving they had ever been to.
Thank you for such a professional and sensitive job you did in preparing for and delivering your role at my mother’s funeral on Monday.
Almost every person at the service remarked on how heartfelt your words were. I completely agree and know my mum would have loved what you said.
Claire made our wedding vows beautiful. Her personality shone through like the smiley lovely lady she is. Felt like we knew her well. Added lots of magic and sparkle to our day! Thanks Claire. Xxx
Claire was a joy from first to last and the feedback from our guests echoes this perfectly.
Thank you so much for all your hard work to help make M’s funeral so memorable. Everyone agreed it was perfect for her and she was really captured so true to how she was. She would most certainly have approved.
The biggest of thank yous for all your hard work on our wedding! We had the best day and our ceremony was completely lovely which is all thanks to your thoughtful and beautiful crafts-woman-ship!
We had friends and family commenting for weeks about how much they loved the ceremony.
Claire was absolutely fantastic in all aspects of our ceremony. She made us feel completely at ease and gave us fantastic ideas for what we could include. Communication up to the big day was great and Claire kept us updated on all changes and amendments. We could not recommend her highly enough to anyone looking for a celebrant for their big day.
Sincere thanks, you helped make what could have been
one of the worst days of my life something to cherish.
A massive thank you for everything you did on Friday. The ceremony was the perfect mix of reflection and humour that suited C exactly. J described you as amazing and the perfect choice for the day and she is right. I’ve left a review, 5 stars in a long list of other 5 stars.
Our ceremony was perfect! Everyone commented how wonderful, personal and unique it was and that they had never been to a wedding like it. It really was the most romantic amazing day of our lives. Thank you for all the support and encouragement to make our wedding day about us and our story and not just to conform to the norm. It really was magical.
Thank you doesn’t express how much we appreciated your hard work, thoughtfulness and professionalism in crafting and conducting the most beautiful wedding ceremony we could have ever wished for. We had a wonderful time and have received so many lovely comments about how personal and special the ceremony was.
Claire made our ceremony relaxed, personal, funny, touching and just perfect.
Our guests commented it was the best ceremony they’d ever been to.
Thank you so much for the wonderful funeral you gave for my lovely D. It was beautifully done and everyone I spoke to (and there were quite a lot) commented on how well chosen and delivered it was. I think that he would have been amazed at the number of people who attended but no-one else was! Once again, my heartfelt thanks.
We wanted someone ‘woke’, fun and knowledgeable and you fit the bill 110%!
Claire Bradford helped make our wedding day very special. We live in Canada, so planning from afar had the potential to be difficult but Claire was patient, helpful and in the end delivered a wonderful wedding ceremony for us. She will always be a part of our special day and more than just our celebrant she will always be somebody who we can call our friend.
You softened what was a very traumatic day. Thank you again.
Thank you so very much for the most lovely service that you gave us today. My Mum would have loved it I know. Thank you also for making everything so easy for me from start to finish. I truly appreciate it.
From the moment we met Claire, we knew we wanted her to be part of our wedding day.
I can’t imagine a more thoughtful, supportive and compassionate person to work with.
Before dad’s funeral my husband wasn’t convinced by my choice of a non religious ceremony, he felt it was disrespectful or lacking somehow. As it is he was so moved he has decided that he wants a celebrant rather than a religious representation at his funeral! That is an amazing turnaround….
I can’t quite put in to words how grateful I am for everything. Every step of the way you have been perfect, thank you.
We can’t recommend Claire highly enough! She created the most thoughtful and personal service for us! We even had a few carols thrown in too! Thank you SO much for making our day so perfect!
We both wanted to thank you for making our day extra special. The preparation and attention to detail particularly pleased us. Though this was a serious occasion you managed to make it not only joyous but also fun. The rehearsals and encouragement certainly helped us get through the ceremony much more easily than we could ever have imagined. Everyone we have spoken to has said how much they enjoyed being a part of the celebration and how much they had enjoyed the occasion. All in all we had a fabulous day.
Thank you for doing such a brilliant job on Friday. I heard nothing but praise from those who were there.
We couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant. Thank you so much.
We could not have wanted for a better crafted or more sensitively delivered ceremony. Thanks especially for skilful way in which you handled our family’s mixed feelings about R. This allowed us to fully participate and have a sense of personal integrity in endorsing everything that was said. My greatest fear had been that I would be forced to feel hypocritical about a sugar coated version of her. Instead we were left feeling relieved and happy that the whole process had been an honest and positive experience for all concerned. Thank you.
We could not praise Claire more highly. The time and detail she put into our service was amazing. She has such a natural ability with words that she created a completely personal and unique service, offering us suggestions but also including all our ideas. Nothing was ever too much trouble. She made the whole congregation feel very much part of the service and her relaxed and positive manner made us enjoy everything so much more!
The ceremony was just ‘S and R’ to a tee: casual but formal; serious but fun.
Claire performed our wedding ceremony on Saturday and was wonderful!
I decided today was the day to open the envelope and re-read the beautiful words you wrote for Dad’s funeral and I just wanted to say thank you once again for doing such a good job of capturing the very essence of him.
Thank you once again for being an amazing celebrant. Everyone commented on how wonderful and personal our wedding celebration was. It was made so special by you.
Claire was amazing from the start. She was warm and friendly and put us at ease. She listened to what we had to say and totally got us and the type of ceremony we wanted to have. We met her a number of times in the run up to the wedding and were in frequent contact as we finalised our ceremony. She came up with some amazing ideas which really made the day! So many positive comments from people at the wedding about her. She truly went above and beyond to make our ceremony perfect. We miss her!!
My husband had terminal cancer and we were both struggling to find the words of how much we meant to each other. Claire made that happen for us. I will be eternally grateful to her, sadly my husband is no longer with us but the wonderful words said will always remain in my heart.
Perfect in every way – Claire just got us and we loved her energy!
Thanks so much to Claire Bradford for helping us to create a fitting memorial service for my dad. Claire, we greatly appreciated your advice and guidance. It made the occasion just what we wanted.
Claire conducted our magical day. From meeting her to saying our beautiful scripted vows she was amazing. From start to finish. Her personality and love of her job is inspiring, the way she understands each person from just a few words makes you feel comfortable and like you have know her for a lifetime. Every wedding should have Claire!! Thank you so much xxx