“As soon as you open your mind to doing things differently, the doors of opportunity practically fly off their hinges.” 

Hidden River Barn Wedding by North East Wedding Celebrant, planned Donna Hartley- Redfearn


How will you say 'I do

I believe that participating in a ceremony is not just about the words that are said, the place where it is held, or the people who are present. It is all about the vibration that is created, linking all of those elements together. That is what stays with us forever - the feeling and the frequency that anchors us to a particular moment in time. 

If you’re trying to avoid a stuffy traditional ceremony you are in the right place. I’ll work with you to create a ceremony that’s custom-tailored to suit your vibe. I aim to strike the perfect balance to make your wedding fun, relaxed and engaging while still being memorable, meaningful and magical.

There’ll be laughs but no corny jokes. You’ll feel the love but nothing too soppy. You might cry but there will be no cringe. Plus I understand that the ceremony isn’t about me! I know when to shut up, get out of the way and let you enjoy the moment. 



Keeping it simple


No two wedding ceremonies are ever the same nor should they be.  I'm completely led by each couple I work with, as an independent celebrant, I am able to include religious, spiritual, pagan, and Celtic rituals or blend cultural elements into the ceremony to ensure the script captures you as a couple. 


Day or night, indoor or outdoor, licensed venue or not - your ceremony is just that, your ceremony.

I will collaborate with you to create the ceremony that reflects you as a couple...I find humour plays a huge part in the script for my couples,  the story of how you met,  your love journey while at the same time keeping the wording modern, fresh and relatable. 

I don't do boring ceremonies, only fun, deeply meaning full, and completely unique celebrations of love that will have your guests talking for years to come. 

From £495


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A vow renewal ceremony is an occasion for a couple to renew the vows they made on their wedding day. It is a way to commemorate a love that has deepened or matured between a couple.

There are many personal reasons why you would renew your vows. A special milestone like an anniversary perhaps or you may now have children and wish to include them in a second ceremony. Any married couple, of any age, and married for any length of time, can arrange a renewal of marriage vows ceremony

Every couple has a different reason for wanting to renew their vows: It may be to hold a ceremony for family and friends after marrying abroad, to combine a renewal with a naming ceremony or just because they want to!

Whatever the reason let's get creative and celebrate your love in a way that reflects you as a couple now. 

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From £450


Designed with adventurous couples in mind, our Elopement planning support has been created to guide those who are planning an intimate and captivating elopement style wedding ceremony in the remote and wild wilderness within the north of England.

This service ensures that you receive the support and advice that you need to create such a wild and non-traditional commitment ceremony.  

This package is totally bespoke and will be created just for you. I have collaborated with select suppliers who share your passion for the wild outdoors. Enjoy your ceremony, feast on fine dining (Yes, we can bring a mountaineering chef) carry the most amazing floral bouquet and an award-winning photographer will capture the event for you. 


Accommodation can also be arranged.  

Bespoke fees apply

Hidden River Barn Celebrant Wedding by North East Wedding Celebrant Donna Hartley-Redfearn