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Wedding testimonials

Amy and Pete


Louisa kicked off the day in the best way possible! The ceremony was so individual and really set the tone of the day! Thank you so much Louisa! It was more than we could have imagined and so many people commented how it was like no other, in a good way 😉

Louisa took our travel and festival theme and created the whole ceremony, I don’t know how she made it all come together so well and in such a fun and entertaining way. It wasn’t like a wedding ceremony we had ever been to or heard of. It was all just so much fun: Singing, hugging, ring warming, sock throwing, shots, bat and ball, audience heckling, drawing blindfolded… and it meant so much more to us as a couple.

We can’t even imagine how dull it would have been in comparison if we’d used a regular celebrant. Phew… we’re thankful that we didn’t make that mistake! It would have changed the feel of the whole day. We can’t even begin to explain how brilliant it was!

The route to our perfect ceremony:

We had an initial phone call with Louisa before booking, she sounded very friendly and full of ideas. I can’t remember exactly but I think we then had a skype meeting, a face-to-face meeting in York, another skype chat and then a meeting at the venue the week before the wedding. Louisa sent us an info/ideas booklet initially which was great to start us off thinking creatively. We then discussed our general ideas for the wedding and then filled in a questionnaire, some sections together as a couple and some sections separately. Louisa then took all this information and produced a draft ceremony which we discussed, commented on and sent back. At the venue the week before the wedding we talked through the whole ceremony and Louisa made adjustments. From which she produced the final ceremony! She had lots of ideas for us to choose from and was open to all of our ideas too, although she had a lot more than us 😉

We, and the guests had an absolute blast! Absolutely everyone mentioned Louisa and the ceremony to us throughout the day & night. Some of the guests thought we had been friends with Louisa for years, it was so personal, which is massive credit to her and the time she put into personalising it so well.

We absolutely loved it and are so glad we found Louisa! We would 100% recommend Starr Gazing Ceremonies for a Ceremony with a difference!

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Robin and Mary


Been trying to think of how to sum up the ceremony Louisa did for us but no words will describe it. This woman is a legend and 5* does not nearly do her justice! Our ceremony was by far the standout moment from our perfect wedding and am so pleased Louisa was a part of our special day. Thank you so much for all your work, affection and craziness! I don’t think anyone who attended will forget it in a hurry, I mean who can forget a wedding ceremony with football/quidditch in the middle of it?! Just brilliant! Thanks again!

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Victoria and Ellen


If you’re looking for a ceremony that couldn’t be more unique  and personal, then look no further than the wonderful Louisa Starr!
From the moment we met Louisa, in a little bar in York, we knew we were in good hands; who wouldn’t want to have their initial wedding meeting over a pint of ale?!!
We don’t know how she does it (magical powers maybe?) but Louisa manages to create a ceremony that fits you so well, it’s as if she’s known you your entire lives!
From the writing to the delivery, Louisa truly exceeded our expectations, creating our perfect ceremony on the happiest and best day ever!
Words can’t express how grateful we are!
Love always, Ell and Vic (the Blarchers)
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Yvette and Karen


When we were looking for a celebrant for our marriage little did we know we were going to find a real “STAR” in Louisa.
I have never known someone who just “got us” straight away. She seemed to understand the tone we wanted to take with our handfasting ceremony from the start. She was able to suggest things that fitted in with our view of life which in turn enhanced our ceremony so much. It was pure magic!
Louisa was able to mix the solemn moments with a little laugher and involved the guests too. Although the ceremony was 50 minutes long because of all the different parts of the service everyone said it felt like it was like 20 minutes and how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
Many of our guests thought that Louisa was an old friend of ours and couldn’t believe we had only known her a couple of months as she understood us so well.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Louisa Starr to anyone for any celebration or occasion. Her friendly outgoing nature made the whole process painless for us and should we require the services of a celebrant again we will be using this little “Starr”.
Thank you Louisa for making our day so very special with a wonderful ceremony.


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Kevin and Emma


We were very relieved when we came across Louisa’s website, as we were looking for something unconventional for our wedding celebrations, and we were not disappointed! A bit unsure about what it was that we really wanted, Louisa guided us through the process with imaginative ideas, buckets of enthusiasm and a relaxed approach – which we really appreciated amidst the wedding-organisation madness  Our ceremony was out-of-this-world good – we had a quiz, a beer blessing, our dogs were included – it was funny, irreverent and heartfelt – we couldn’t have imagined it going any better, and a large part of that is of course down to Louisa – we can’t recommend her enough! It really felt like she took the time to think about what we wanted and to get to know us, and that meant the world. Thank you Louisa – you are ace!

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Andrew and Michael


How do you write a review for the person who turned your dreams into reality and guided you through one of the most meaningful times of your life? From the moment we met Louisa on Skype (from the other side of the world) and she told us she would do anything we wanted apart from sacrifice live animals, we knew she was the one to perform our ceremony. She guided us and provided us with just the right amount of information and options to allow us to begin to craft a unique and personal service. She informed us about things that we didn’t know we wanted but that our ceremony would not have been complete without (such as hand binding and a candle of remembrance).

Louisa makes it seem effortless, and works tirelessly, collecting information and details and combining the understanding she extracts from this with any number of specific requests. For us she worked with ideas we provided and combined them with our requests to include a huge number of specific songs, and turned this into an amazing narrative which made both my partner and me cry with joy when we first read it through. Our ceremony was funny and engaging but always personal, beautiful and true. We loved it and so did our guests, or the audience as we referred to them. We would recommend Louisa in a heartbeat to anyone wanting a non-conventional ceremony, but also one that is unique and personal and full of countless precious details, the memory of which will last a lifetime.

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Charlotte and Matthew


Words can not describe how amazing this lady is!
Louisa played such a big part in making our wedding just perfect. From the moment we met her, we knew that she was the person who needed to perform our ceremony. After meeting with Louisa a couple of times, and numerous emails, Louisa provided us with a personalised ceremony script to read over. WOW! It was like she had lived our lives with us! It could not have been more perfect, it told our story in such a funny and personalised way. We didn’t think it could get any better, until the day of the wedding. The ceremony was just fabulous – from a personalised ceremony (that was even better than we had imagined when performed), to a singalong, to handfasting. It was more than we could have ever dreamed of. We can not thank you enough Louisa, you are just amazing!! Love & hugs Char & Matt xx

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Jennifer and Michael


Words are not enough to describe how wonderful Louisa was in helping us design and perform our wedding ceremony (19th May 2018-Royal wedding day) and how thankful we are for her expertise, guidance, genuine care and commitment.

We planned everything from Australia by FaceTime and despite the timezone differences Louisa somehow managed to make it work!

Louisa designed an amazing ceremony for us; she really took the time to get to know us and get a feel for our personalities, families and our relationship. She intuitively was able to create something so special, intimate and personalised; our guests made many comments on how genuine, touching and full of humour and pathos was the experience and how Louisa seemed to capture us so perfectly- as if a fond friend who knew us well (Quote: “your celebrant was amazing!”)

Louisa navigated so capably between the lighthearted and the serious and spoke with such warmth- adeptly incorporating our young daughter into proceedings and putting her at ease. Louisa wasn’t afraid to put herself out there either and go with the moment – at one stage mimicking my partner’s northern accent; at another giving her best Columbo impersonation! (his favourite show).

Upon meeting Louisa in person on the actual day of our wedding I felt immediately compelled to throw my arms around her and give her a massive hug as her lovely face beamed back at me, full of joy.

I can’t recommend this talented lady enough. Her calm demeanour, kindness, experience and capability will settle even the most nervous and I have no doubt she will make anyone else’s day as unforgettable as she did ours.

A heartfelt thank you!

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Luke and Emily


“I’ll keep this short cos there really is not much more to say than I’m 100% positive Louisa is by far the best Celebrant on Earth! Our festival themed ceremony was perfect! Her communication prior was spot on and from the very 1st meeting we knew she was right up our street.

Her humour and whit and all the little details she included suited us down to a T as well and she basically helped make the best day of our lives the best it possibly could be!

Every special person in our lives singing Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ full voice inside the Marquee mid ceremony will be a memory I’ll never forget.

Keep doing what you’re doing Louisa because you’re very bloody good at it 🙂

5/5 – Can’t recommend enough”

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Henry and Vicki


“We can’t thank Louisa enough for our perfect ceremony! After meeting her and finding out about what she did, we knew she’d be perfect. She helped us plan and decide exactly what we wanted and ‘got’ us and our personalities and interests perfectly. She molded the best ceremony for us and all the guests commented (and still are!) on how relaxed, fun and amazing it was from start to finish! Thanks Louisa”

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Lou and Pete


“Louisa was fab from the moment we first met her; friendly, easy-going and open to pretty much any suggestion we had! We never felt like any request was too small; any whim or idea too weird. And Louisa did a brilliant job on the day, pulling everything together to perfection and leading the singing beautifully too!

We received so many comments about how lovely and personal the service was. A couple of choice ones are here…

“Hands down, best ceremony ever!”
“Yours was the most fun, meaningful and obviously different wedding I have ever attended”

Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be: reflective of us, our lives together and our hopes for our marriage. That is thanks to Louisa – and we would recommend her, without hesitation, to anyone looking for a celebrant; not just for a wedding, but for any ceremony.”

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Lucy and Matthew


“Louisa. From our very first meeting right up to the point you delivered a knock out ceremony for us in our woodland paradise, you were incredible. Such a good sense of humour and dedication to what you do, you brought to life our story and added so many hilarious, heartfelt and pure emotional elements to what has been described by many of our guests as the best ceremony they’ve ever been to. It was touch and go as to whether the weather would allow us to do our blessing in the wood, but you worked with us right up to the end to ensure we were looked after and taken great care of. We love you Louisa – you’re a fine female indeed!! � xxx thank you so so much � xx”

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Sarah and Lee Marsden 


Hi Louisa,

I just wanted to drop you a quick email before we jet off to say a huge thank you for the ceremony. We absolutely loved every minute of it and were blown away by how personal it was yet lighthearted and humorous. Just as we wanted!

So many of our guests were stunned by the ceremony and were throughly entertained! We received so many comments afterwards about how great you were and how fitting the ceremony was for us as a couple and a few jealous friends who wished they could go back and remarry so they could have you do their ceremony! I did suggest they could have you renew their vows so watch this space, you may be in demand!!

Thank you again

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Bex and Sam


We just wanted to say a big thank you once again for all of your help and support, and for a truly magical and wonderful ceremony. Everyone was telling us how much they enjoyed it and that it was one of the best ceremonies they’d ever been to – many people hadn’t been to a ‘non-traditional’ ceremony before and were amazed by how personal it was.


You did such a beautiful job, made us feel really comfortable and we’re just so grateful as neither of us can believe how perfect it was!”

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Steph & Kris x 


Hi Louisa,


Well back to work and back to reality for us! We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday and helping us with the all the work you put into the ceremony. Everybody loved and it and said how personal it was to us and how lovely it was. I think it all went pretty smoothly!


We really appreciate it and hope you enjoyed it. We’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone who is looking!”

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Nicole and Sophie


“It was a FANTASTIC day for us!! Louisa made it so much fun for everyone, getting people involved, counting 1 potato 2 potato, busting out the tambourine and some dance moves in our group song and just made our whole wedding experience so relaxed and enjoyable. Would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone!! Thanks Louisa xx”

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Claire and Jamie


“Louisa was amazing! Our wedding ceremony was very personal to us, romantic and entertaining. She got to know us really well before the big day, which meant she wrote a wonderful ceremony unique to us. Our guests all commented too on how great she was. We would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you again Louisa for making the day so special

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Simon and Clarissa


Louisa did the most amazing ceremony for us at wold top brewery. It was an outdoor ceremony on a very windy day but this did not phase her one bit. Louisa made the whole ceremony individual to us and led a fantastic sing a long with superb backing guitar by Holly. All our guests remarked what an incredibly meaningful ceremony it was and how engaging Louisa was. Thank you so much for helping us make long lasting memories of our wonderful day xx

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Sue and Andrew


“A lovely, intimate, individual ceremony – just what we wanted. Louisa helped us feel at ease and we had a ceremony that was emotional and meaningful, but also fun – very special, and we will always remember it. Thank you Louisa”

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Rebecca & Kim x 


We had a wonderful day, thank you, and I think the ceremony was my favourite bit!

Thank you again for making it so memorable and lovely – people have commented on how great you were and what a good ceremony it was”

All the best”,

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Matilda’s naming day


“From the minute I enquired with Louisa about my daughter’s naming ceremony to the minute she left the venue, it has been an absolute joy to work with Starr Gazing Ceremonies. I couldn’t have asked for a more personal and thoughtful ceremony, beautiful memories have been made. Thank you so much!”