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Hi, my name is Donna Hartley-Redfearn, the North East Wedding Celebrant. In a world where filters and fakery is accepted daily, I prefer the natural and free spirited approach of keeping it real with the ethos 'Be who you are'...
Let's start by understanding you as a couple, by identifying the style of ceremony and how you want your celebration of love to feel. Love is not a one size fits all, more the beautiful story of two souls coming together to share a lifetime of passion, love and togetherness, sharing the wins and being strong for the other during the losses..
Deciding who and where you'd like to share your celebration with is a great place to start, when you begin to think about planning your ceremony or vow renewal who will be there? or would you prefer to elope with a celebrant, chef and photographer to capture the special moment?
Celebrate who you are
Goodbye bland and boring ceremonies.
Keeping it simple, organic, and full of adventure, I adore collaborating with couples desiring to celebrate their love in unconventional settings.
My laid-back approach appeals to couples who visualise something defined as 'A little different' Whether that be a celebration in the forest, tepee or a ceremony filled with humour, honesty and modern twists. There are no restrictions on the type of ceremony you can have.
Day or night, indoor or outdoor, licensed venue or not - your ceremony is just that, your ceremony. A celebrant-led ceremony gives you total freedom, your personal script can include religious tones, spiritual rituals, and my favourite humour, what is life without a laugh or two.
Let's get to know
each other consultation, Zoom or old school telephone
How to plan the 'I do's'
All about you! In person consultation to really dig deep and discover the fine details
The creation of your personal script. Confirmation/co-ordination regarding location, timings, guest participation, music
Script review and rehearsal subject to availability and location
Your wedding led by North East Wedding Celebrant
Hello, I'm Donna Hartley-Redfearn, the founder, and lead wedding celebrant at North East Wedding Celebrants.
The way I work is intuitive and experience led. I'm no stranger to the wedding industry, for over twenty years I have created multi-award-winning weddings around the world with my business North East Wedding Planners.
Anyone for quidditch? I m the only independent wedding specialist to host a wedding on Harry Potters very own quidditch lawn and formed part of the north east BBC media team for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
I'm passionate about creating modern, romantic and authentic wedding celebrations, bringing an edgy approach to creating out-of-the-box wedding ceremonies... nothing I design is ordinary... I'm the perfect match for couples who want a professionally planned and well-executed ceremony with a laid-back approach.
So the question you really want to ask 'Why did I become a wedding celebrant'? I realised a few years ago that the only wedding ceremonies I stayed to watch were celebrant led, something about them captured my attention and heart.
2020, and with the world of weddings placed on hold, I decided to turn the negativity of lockdown into a positive, you guessed it I trained and now I'm so excited to say I m a professional planner and celebrant... whoooo
Classy Sassy & Very Bad-Assy
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No more boring ceremonies,
Be Bold, Be Different, Be You.
I can't wait to hear all your ideas.
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Come and follow the fabulousness...
“I cannot put into words just how perfect and personal our special evening was with Donna. Such an overwhelming and special ceremony with so many memories and moments within it. We could have spent a million pounds and not created something so breathtaking"
“If you're looking for someone who really cares, Donna is the one. Two minutes into our discovery call and we knew we had found our perfect partner to make our day complete. Understanding, supportive, committed and calm, having Donna with us on the day was amazing "