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8 Reviews on “ALISON ANN - THE CIVIL CELEBRANT - Same-Sex Friendly Celebrants Wedding Supplier in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - Gay Wedding Guide”

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  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    “Sometimes things happen by fate. Meeting Ali was one of those moments.
    The best PA and Secret Celebrant ever!” N & L – Grantley Hall

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    Alison did an amazing job! She really made the time to get to know us.
    On the day, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house and plenty of laughter.
    Our ceremony couldn’t have been more personal or more relaxed,
    which was just what we wanted. Our guests said it was the BEST wedding.”
    A & M

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    “Ali, you were absolutely sensational on our big day, people still talk about you to this day!! Thanks for making it SOOOO memorable. You were the cherry on the top of our rainbow cake!”
    Lloyd and Paul

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    “Ali Ali Ali. We love you.
    We had the best day! It was so beautiful.
    Thank you for the most amazing ceremony.”
    S & M – Hurlingham Club Fulham

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    Alison, Alison, Alison, what can we say? You made our ceremony a very special day, Full of ideas and lots of very unique and exciting surprises,
    our guests didn’t know where to look or what to expect next. You worked with us to incorporate Disney, Star Wars and Christmas elements. Thank you so much for a spectacular start to our Wedding Celebration Party.
    Sarah & Edward Allen – Ashridge House

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    “You are just incredible! Thank you so much for making our dreams come true with the best day of our lives. We honestly can’t thank you enough for making our wedding the very best! We still can’t wipe our smiles of our faces! You’re the Best!”
    Claire & Ivor – Ashridge House (Preferred Celebrant)

    You were wonderful Alison- a truly amazing day for Ivor & Claire. – Sarah Stratford – Groom’s Mother
    Simply The Best! – Robert Stratford – Groom’s Father

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    To the future happy couple!
    We were introduced to Alison after speaking with a number
    of potential celebrants for our summer 2021 wedding.
    Instantly my (soon to be) wife & I felt an amazing connection
    and relief that we had found our guide through this magical
    & stressful occasion!

    Ali was different than everyone else we had spoken to.
    She took the time to learn about us, our journey to that
    moment and what was important to us about our personal beliefs.
    Our wedding was a logistical nightmare – all arranged in three months, internationally and in the middle of changing Covid restrictions but Ali took on more of a wedding planner role than a Celebrant without hesitation. She helped organise, recommend excellent musicians, visited the venue, introduced royal photographers and all with a compassionate, considerate and fun attitude.

    We had a magical day and can honestly say it would never have been pulled off without Ali’s support and guidance. Our guests loved her approach – it was organised but engaging, structured while allowing freedom for changes. Her detailed couples questionnaire and love journey interviews gave our ceremony a personal touch that brought our guests into our story and everyone complimented how touching this was.

    I have no hesitation in saying that Alison was an integral part of our perfect day. She gave us the traditional but modern ceremony we dreamed of and guided us through every step of the way keeping us calm! Ali is an amazing Celebrant and I would highly recommend her. Good luck on your day!

    Brett & Madina – Pendley Manor

  • ALISON JIEAR Listing Owner

    Thank you so much for giving us such a beautiful and special ceremony, we loved every moment. You really got to know us, and it felt like we had
    known you a long time. Thank you for all the effort you put in to make our day exactly as we had wished, the memories of which we will cherish forever.

    Iain and Kerry – The Swan at Lavenham

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What Makes Us Unique

In a nutshell

I am really good at what I do.

I just love people, getting to know them, what makes them tick, both as individuals and as a couple.  I want your ceremony to be personal.  No two of my ceremonies are the same.  I also have a theatrical flair that you won't find with other celebrants, that makes your friends and family feel safe in my care.

Why do you want to work with LGBTQ+ couples?

As a firm ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, it's a no-brainer.  I have worked in the community for over 30 years as a singer, performing at major PRIDE events all over the world.  I opened Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2009 with my hit dance track I JUST WANNA FUCKING DANCE.

It's important to me that LGBTQIA+ couples have the ability to work with celebrants who simply get them!  But more than anything ... many couples don't want to actually make a big thing out of the fact that it's a 'Gay Wedding'.  It's a wedding!!!!   Two people committing their love and their lives to each other.  That's what it's about right?

What is your creative approach to weddings?

I bring a multitude of transferable skills to the table as a Wedding Celebrant: excellent creative writing skills, public speaking, a warm, friendly voice with clear diction, the natural ability to hold a room and make your guests feel like they've  known me for years.  I work with my couples to write a ceremony that is the perfect balance of love, emotion, light-hearted humour and of course, the appropriate amount of gravitas at key points in the service.

It's all about you!!!  Your beliefs.  Your Wedding Day.

What do you love about what you do?

Working with couples and bringing their special day to fruition.

I always look forward to writing my couples' Love Story.  This is where my skills come into full swing. Creating a journey for the congregation to follow, with highs and lows, sharing quirky things about the couple that their friends and family may not know ... it's so much fun.

What is included in the wedding package?

From the moment you book me, I'm all yours til you say "I Do."

I give you a really clear outline of the schedule leading up the Wedding Day and set clear deadlines of when certain things will be done.
We have a planning meeting on zoom to discuss your vision for your wedding day.  I send you a fun questionnaire to complete by a certain date, and then I start writing your wedding.  This usually happens 3-4 months before the Wedding Day. I'll help you with readings, liaise with those contributing, liaise with the venue and any relevant suppliers to ensure everyone's on the same page.  I work closely with my couples, helping them to write "Secret Vows": this is done in addition to a more traditional "I Do", kind of vow... if you want that.
I can also offer additional elements such a hand fastings, ring-warming (love this). (POA)
I am able to offer an additional service to my couples by singing at the wedding.  I can either sing you down the aisle, when you're signing your commemorative certificate, or finish the service with a bang!  (POA)
We work together to ensure that everything is 100% as you want it.  This is your day, so everything I say on the day is approved by you.
I arrive on the day prepared and ready to give your guests, and YOU, the best Wedding Day ever.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

I don't like to cover more than one wedding in a day.  Depending on the timings it is possible, as the majority of the work is done well in advance.

I like my couples to think that that day is JUST for them.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

I charge per event, but sometimes my couples ask me to stay on and MC the evening.

There is an additional charge for this.

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Depending on the size of the venue, I may need a microphone but venues usually provide this. I have an amp and mic that can be hired if needed.

What forms of payment do you take?

Bank transfer.

I require a 10% deposit (depending the lead time) to secure the booking, AT the time of booking.  Full balance is to be paid one month before the wedding.
For shorter lead times, a payment schedule is agreed with the client.

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