Hello, congratulations on your engagement and thank you for landing on my weddings page! My name’s Rachael Meyer and I’m a humanist wedding celebrant in Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales! I write and conduct relaxed, non-religious wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and civil partnership ceremonies in Leeds, York, Harrogate areas, across North Yorkshire, The Yorkshire Dales and West Yorkshire.
Humanist ceremonies are a wonderful way of marking and celebrating your love and commitment – in a way that totally reflects you, and in any place that holds meaning to you. A humanist wedding ceremony is perfect for everyone, whether you have 5 or 100+ guests; whether your style is incredibly grand and flamboyant, bijou or DIY, and whether your venue is a castle, a hotel, in a tipi, on a farm, in a restaurant, village hall or in your own garden with a couple of friends and your dog.
“We cannot thank Rachael enough for all of the hard work that she put into our wedding, both in the weeks and months leading up to the date, and especially on the day. The script that she wrote and delivered for us was personal, moving, hilarious, and perfectly encapsulated our story and feelings for each other.” – Steve and Alba.
As a professional writer for many years, I specialise in writing thoughtful and inclusive wedding scripts for all styles and personalities, and I’m a friendly, relaxed and unflappable presenter! If you’re looking for a smiley, experienced celebrant; a great script and an alternative wedding ceremony that oozes creativity, romance, fun and personality but with a traditional foundation, please contact me for an informal chat! Your wedding ceremony will written and delivered your way, with exactly the right balance of informality, laughter, tears of pride and significance; I can offer lots of ideas, guide you through the whole process and give you the wedding ceremony of dreams! Let’s rip up the rule book and add some colour!
How does it work?
We meet and chat through a ton of ideas, I write you a completely unique script, you give it a read and apply any tweaks. I provide a “contact me any time” service to chat through anything to do with your ceremony. I conduct a beautiful ceremony that surprises and delights you and your guests, gives you a warm buzz and gets your party started. You can use any of my props within my fee (PA system with microphones, unity candles, storm lantern, oath stones, handfasting chords etc). You keep a presentation script and a host of amazing memories! Easy and totally stress-free!
You might be getting married for the first, second or third time. You may want a humanist wedding ceremony following a small Covid-restricted wedding in 2019 or 2020.
You may want a ceremony to mark and celebrate your civil partnership, or a vow renewal ceremony to celebrate and give gratitude for 1, 20 or 50 years of togetherness.
You may prefer an elopement style wedding ceremony or you could have an extended family or friends you want to involve. You and your families may have humanist values, be of different religions or cultures, or one of you might be religious and the other doesn’t want a church wedding. You might be a bride and groom, two brides or two grooms, Whatever your story, I have a ‘can do’ attitude and a bagful of enthusiasm and positivity.
I focus on delivering love-centric ceremonies that consider all others’ beliefs and situations and are meaningful to all guests. In terms of including traditions, rituals from other cultures, or creating a brand new symbolic act just for you; I’m open to anything, so just ask!
I thoroughly enjoy meeting all couples and hearing their stories of love and life, and I relish the challenge of crafting a completely unique ceremony for everyone.
I have plenty of experience in planning and delivering ceremonies and other live events, and I can advise on every element of your ceremony.
Nothing really phases me! I have been known to be commissioned to write and deliver a full wedding ceremony with 24 hours notice – nothing is impossible and I am happy to attempt to rise to all challenges!
Above all, I feel absolutely privileged to be a wedding celebrant. It’s such a happy role that involves being allowed into the very heart of a couple’s lives for a small window – and results in a wedding day experience that they – and I – will remember forever.
Get in Touch!
Please call or email me any time for a very informal chat about your 2023/2024 wedding. I am fully booked in 2022.
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Phone: 07795 112009