Claire and Christian’s wedding

“Thank you so very much for being our celebrant. We had a lovely day and the ceremony was everything we hoped for. We had a lot of comments from those that attended the ceremony, that it was one of the most personal they had been to.  Thank you for the keepsake of the service we will treasure it.”



Claire and Christian had a delightfully understated wedding ceremony in the Cruck Barn at the Craven Arms, Appletreewick (


Photo courtesy of Neil Thomas Douglas Photography


Everything reflected their way of life, from the environmentally friendly venue; to the hand-knitted jumper, made by Claire’s mum, that Claire wore for the ceremony; and the fact that they arrived at the venue on foot, from their nearby rented cottage, in hiking boots!


It was a lovely warming touch to be treated to a glass of mulled wine from the authentic kitchen range after the ceremony too.

Christian and Claire said after the ceremony, “Cate was excellent from start to finish. Through the meetings/telephone call she really took time to get to know us and understand what we wanted from our ceremony. Through her guidance, we were able to develop a ceremony that reflected us and exceeded all expectations (highlighting all the key things we wanted to say but in a style that suited us).”