Wedding Celebrant, Harrogate and Newcastle


Rachael Meyer, humanist wedding celebrant, North Yorkshire

Rachael Meyer, humanist wedding celebrant, at an intimate Yorkshire Dales wedding. Photo by Sirastudio

Hello! My name’s Rachael Meyer and I’m a professional, creative humanist wedding celebrant, who writes and delivers beautiful, romantic and relaxed wedding ceremonies for all couples – from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, through the Yorkshire Dales and right up the A1 to Newcastle Upon Tyne.  I specialise in multi cultural wedding ceremonies, am LGBTQ+ friendly, and I love to share stories of life and love in wedding ceremonies that my couples and their guests will remember forever. If you would like a relaxed, memorable, and meaningful wedding ceremony  with great storytelling, smiles, laughs and tears of pride and loveliness, and your wedding venue is in Harrogate, Leeds, York, Ripon, Skipton, Northallerton, Thirsk, Durham, Newcastle, Tynemouth or Hexham areas, please get in touch for an informal chat as soon as possible.

A humanist wedding ceremony is perfect for everyone, whether you have an elopement or 300 guests; whether your style is grand or rustic 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 couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant. Your words were magic” – Josh and Beth

“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. 


Humanist Wedding Celebrant, Harrogate and Leeds, Yorkshire

As a full time celebrant, I draw on all the skills and experiences from my previous roles as a professional writer, event manager, wedding photographer and video producer, I specialise in creating and delivering thoughtful and inclusive, story-led and romantic wedding ceremonies.  Whatever your style, I’m a friendly, relaxed, smiley and unflappable presenter! 

If you’re looking for an  experienced celebrant; a great script and an alternative wedding ceremony that oozes creativity, sincerity, meaning, fun and personality but with a traditional and sentimental 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!


Outdoor, multicultural wedding in Yorkshire. Photo by Duncan McCall

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!

About You:

A multi-cultural, woodland wedding ceremony

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.

A highly creative, intimate wedding with 5 guests and 5 pugs! Photo by Sirastudio


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.

Sharing the love story at an evening wedding / vow renewal ceremony in Liverpool. Photo by Tim Dunk.


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.

Phone: 07795 112009      
Facebook: @humanistweddingsharrogate