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Jenny and John at The Old Parsonage

We are so glad we found Liz….what a wonderful woman she is! From the moment we first met her we felt completely at ease. Throughout our Unity Ceremonies| Wedding Celebrant Manchester|Non religious weddings manchester| Humanist weddings Manchesterwedding planning, numerous email correspondence, our ceremony rehearsal, and then the big day itself, she was always available to talk through ideas or to offer advice and support.

She listened to exactly what we wanted whilst offering her own advice from her years of expertise, and translated it into a unique ceremony which was tailor-made to us and our personalities. It was so refreshing to be able to express our love for each other on our terms, rather than the prescribed words from the registry office.

Liz made a gorgeous bespoke handfasting cord for our ceremony, the quality of which was stunning.  After the ceremony, Liz presented us with a copy of our service, which was beautifully put together and such a lovely memento of a perfect day. We couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s hard to really sum up in words exactly how amazing!  We would happily recommend her services to anyone who wants to make their wedding truly the special occasion it deserves to be. Jenny and John.


Hi Liz, thank you so so much for everything you did yesterday, the ceremony was amazing and loved by everyone. The candles and paperwork you have given us will be treasured. It has been lovely getting to know you, all our love Ange and Victoria xx”


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“I will write a proper testimonial when I get back from honeymoon but Liz, the ceremony was absolutely amazing! Everyone kept saying over and over again and it was the best ceremony they had ever seen. It was just perfect…. You executed it perfectly and I can’t thank you enough” Nel x

 


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On the 15th April 2015 me and zach met Liz for the first time in our home and on the 30 July 2016 we got married by Liz, from the moment we met liz she guided us through everything and was always on the end of the phone. Liz has become a friend to me and my husband and amazing person looking for a wedding to suit your needs there is only one lady Thanks again Liz Marc and Zach Griffiths-Dunne xx


Johanna and Neil at Salford Lads ClubCelebrant-Manchester|Personalised-Weddings|Non-Religious Weddings| Quirky Weddings| Salford-Lads-Club-unity-ceremonies

Liz Thompson, conducted our marriage (and my mum’s memorial). An amazing celebrant who personalises any service she conducts, from birth, through life’s events, to death. I would want no-one else overseeing it. Higher than highly recommend xxx

Johanna Roberts


Stephanie and Paul at Trafford Hall – ChesterUnity Ceremonies| Wedding Celebrant Manchester| Non religious weddings Manchester| Humanist weddings Manchester|

Liz, we have just found the courage to read through our amazing ceremony. I thought a week later id be able to get through it with out blubbing like a baby… I didn’t. The words you wrote are just beautiful and capture the heart and soul of who Paul and I are. Not only do we have the memories from out perfect day we also have the text thanks to you.xxx And the card is just perfect xxxxxx


Sophie and Phil at On the 7th

Hi Liz,
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you SO MUCH for such a lovely ceremony. Everyone thought it was brilliant. It was so personal to us and we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the wedding. This email feels quite a lame way to express our gratitude but I hope you know how much we appreciated everything. All the best! And all our love

Sophie and Phil 🙂 xxx


Kat and Della at Richmond Tea Rooms

 

Lesbian and Gay weddings| Celebrant Manchester| Unity Ceremonies| Same sex Weddings| Partnership Ceremonies| We just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for making sure our day special and for making sure it all went to plan. The feedback from our guests was that it was a lovely ceremony and some have even said that it was the best wedding they had been too. Very different but very intimate.
Finally thank you once more and be assured that we will recommend you if the opportunity arises.
We will hopefully see you again and maybe this will be on someone else’s special day.  Love Della and Kat xx 🙂

Izzy and Oliver at On the 7th

Hi Liz,

Celebrant Manchester|Quirky Weddings|Personalised Wedding CeremoniesIt was absolutely perfect and we got so many comments on what a lovely ceremony it was. It was absolutely everything we wanted and we can’t thank you enough. The time and effort you put into writing and preparing the ceremony was so appreciated and everything looked and represented us in every possible way.

I’m so sorry we didn’t see you after the service. I was really gutted that we didn’t get to say goodbye properly. The whole day was so perfect though – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We’ve been talking non-stop about it ever since. I’ll be sending out proper thank you’s over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, thank you again.
Loads of love, Izzy and Oliver xxx

Helen and Kim at Rain Bar

Unity Ceremonies| Wedding Celebrant Manchester| Non religious weddings Manchester| Humanist weddings Manchester|Hi Liz, Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. ..everyone has been saying that it was one of the nicest most personal ceremonies they have been to, apparently there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Thanks for making it so special,we will definitely be recommending you!


Jen and Clare at Worsley Court House

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Liz we can’t thank you enough for our amazing service on Saturday and all your support..so many people have commented on how lovely it was and so personal.. I would also like to thank you for reminding me to breath as Jen walked in..many many thanks from us both..xx

 

 


Clare and Chris at The Devonshire Dome

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We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Liz, we met up and waffled our way through our life in a nutshell, sharing stories and quirks with Liz like we’d known her for years. Liz asked questions and we sat quiet, awkwardly answering and came away thinking ‘do we sound like we don’t know each other!?!’ Well, Liz must be a seriously good listener and our waffle paid off. Chris and I sat, both of us crying as we read the first draft of our story – in fact Chris couldn’t speak. It was fantastic for us. It had romance, comedy and the odd tear jerker in there. Perfect. She even gave us the courage to write our own vows and I’m so glad we did. There is no stress with Liz, she’s professional and effortless, taking everything in her stride, truly amazing at her job. Absolutely worth every penny, and the perfect Celebrant to share our day.
Clare & Chris xxx

 


Chloe and Paul at Broncoed Uchaf

 

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Thank you so much again for everything that you did for our wedding, it was so beautiful and lots of people have said to me how much they enjoyed the actual ceremony. Chloe and
Paul X

 

 

 


Natalie and Kazuya at Worsley Courthouse

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Just got back  from taking my Japanese guests around the Lake District. But the first thing I wanted to do when I got back was to email and thank you for the lovely ceremony on Sunday. I did not get chance to thank you properly on the day as we were  so involved in the events. All the guests and even the string quartet commented on the the lovely words, Natalie & Kazuya’s story and the personal elements of the ceremony. Natalie & Kazuya where so happy with the way it went. They wanted me to thank you for helping them to make the day one they will never forget and one that had so much meaning for them. Regards, Carol Hughes (Natalie’s Mum)


Lou and Lyndsey at Tyn-Y-Capel

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Having followed Liz’ business for the last 18 months or so, we already had a clear idea of the high standards Liz sets for herself, and these high standards become even more apparent once we booked her Wedding Celebrant services and commenced working together. We already shared Liz’ views on impersonal, conveyor-belt type weddings, and knew we didn’t want this, and so Liz taking the time to talk to us about our relationship and to learn about us as people was something we appreciated greatly.

The ideas we had for our wedding were for it to be a close, personal and intimate affair as neither of us particularly crave the limelight, and Liz complimented this notion perfectly, demonstrating a genuine interest in getting to know family members names and some basic background on family dynamics – which was important to me, having a blood, step and half family. Occasions such as weddings can be touchy subjects, and have to be handled with an air of consideration in such families, and Liz taking the time to get to grips with this was greatly appreciated.

We loved the informal and relaxed approach Liz took as this helped make us both feel at ease and comfortable at a time when naturally, we were both quaking at the knees. The ceremony itself was performed and executed by Liz with professionalism and great diligence, with the final wording being perfectly attributed to our relationship – incorporating deep thought with bouts of humour. Just the perfect mix to keep our guests entertained and engaged.

Since the wedding, we have been complimented many, many times on the ceremony – which we can only pass all credit to Liz for. We really couldn’t have wished for a better service or more importantly, a genuinely lovely human being and now friend to have been such a huge part of our day.

Thank you Liz – you were awesome! 🙂


Claire and Miles at Victoria Baths

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We found Liz through the powers of the internet, and from the very first phone call I knew that she was the lady for us, our first meeting with Liz was at our home, and even though it was the first time we had met, that’s really not how it felt, she made us feel at ease with talking about words that we wanted for our ceremony (as we’re not really the romantic type) she really helped us when coming to write our vows too, and I loved the fact that Liz does a trial run of your service (something you don’t get with a registrar) this really calmed my wedding nerves, as I knew how fantastic it was going to be.

Think it also helped calm my Dad. The day was perfect, and Liz had even gone to the extra trouble of getting ribbon for our words, that matched our colour scheme! Could not thank and praise….. And recommend Liz enough, thank you!


Cynthia and Issa – at Heaton Park

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First I want to say a big Thank you for being there for us when we needed you most. You showed us the love from the first day you came to our house and we could not looked further. You supported me in all ways by calling to see how I was getting on. (wish u know how I felt ) I felt touched when you told me not to give up looking for a garden since you knew I was struggling and you even helped to look for me. Thank you for being you and for filling the gap and guiding me through the whole arrangement.

Our day was just what I had dream of. You being there, making people happy and relaxed is what we ever wanted, everybody commented about our story and somebody said how happy u were while reading it. We are so grateful. We absolutely loved the service, as I was walking in, u looked amazing, happy, calm and comfortable, name it all. The professionalism was unique and we loved every moment. Thanx again and may God bless the work of your hand. Thanx for making our day special.


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The Hallams – at 11 Didsbury Park

Ric and I had such an amazing day for our garden ceremony in the UK. We planned our wedding from abroad. I found Liz through extensive research. We contacted her and she responded promptly with all questions answered. We liaised via skype and finally met a week prior to our big day. Liz contacted all of our vendors to ensure all the timings and arrangements were set for our day. On the day, we had nothing to worry about.
Liz was professional and provided a seamless ceremony that encompassed everything we wanted mentioned or highlighted. At the end of our day, when we thought back, or day was truly superb. A lovely touch was the beautiful card that accompanied a copy of our vows and ceremony which found placed in our room that evening.

Brad and Alison – at Common Barn Farm

We knew from the moment we met Liz that we would like her to perform our ceremony. She builds an instant rapport with people and makes them feel at ease. Liz made us feel relaxedWedding Celebrant Manchester|Alternative Weddings|Quirky Weddings |Outdoor Weddings enough to feel very comfortable talking about our relationship and being open and honest about our feelings for each other, which can be difficult with someone you’ve just met! It felt easy with Liz and we became unexpectedly quite emotional. She put all of our honesty and emotion into writing a beautiful service that was personal and heartfelt – so personal that some friends at our wedding thought she was a friend of ours who had performed the ceremony!

Liz listened to what we wanted, gave us the opportunity to have our say about the kind of service we would like and really cared about it being right on the day. Friends of ours said they wished they had had a ceremony like ours at their weddings and that they were quite jealous! Both my husband and I are really glad that we asked Liz to be our celebrant and couldn’t be happier with the personal service she provided. It was a perfect ceremony and we will never forget it. Thank you, Liz.


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Kate and Ryan – at The AJ Bell Stadium

We first met Liz last year when we had never heard of a celebrant before and didn’t even know it was possible! We thought she was lovely from the initial meeting and booked her for our wedding. Liz worked so hard, she had regular meetings and contact with us whilst she was preparing our ceremony. Her attention to detail is amazing and I would most definitely use her over a regular registrar any day!! Everybody commented on how different and personal the ceremony was and it was very emotional.

It was nice to have her there on the day, rather than a registrar, because she knew us, our likes and dislikes and we knew her. I am so happy we had Liz perform our ceremony and we feel so lucky that we met her that day. She’s a treasure. Thank you so much, we will remember it forever.


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Liz Thompson is much more than a celebrant – she’s a guardian angel! My partner and I had set our date, booked our venue, booked the registrar – and then wondered how the hell you go about planning a wedding. We had no idea who was going to organise the structure of the day or even what our options were.  And then we found Liz! Liz met with my partner and I and gave us some ideas about the types of personal touches we could include in our day: unity candles, hand-fasting, etc.  She took the time to learn about us; how we’d met, what our personal backgrounds were, who was in our family and who was important to us.  She then met with us individually to understand the emotions and feelings we wanted to convey in our ceremony.  Armed with all this information Liz then went away and worked her magic.  She built up our ceremony around US!  She wrote a beautiful piece to tell our guests how we’d met, how we’d fallen in love and how we felt about each other.  She had listened intently to what we’d said and included a section about loved ones who unfortunately couldn’t be with us.

Vows are the most important parts of a ceremony but boy are they hard to write!  Once again Liz came to our rescue.  Based on the individual conversations she’d had with us, she produced a first draft to get us started and they were almost perfect; it just took some small slight amendments to finalise them. Liz was in constant contact with us in the months leading up to our big day.  She offered us guidance and advice and was always there to answer any questions we had.  She liaised with our venue manager, registrar, photographer and harpist so that everybody knew clearly what was happening on the day itself.  She really did take a great load off our plates.

And then the day itself!!  Our registrar was involved in an accident and so on the morning of the ceremony we got a new registrar who knew nothing of our plans or what was going to happen.  We were worried that all our planning would go to pot and people wouldn’t know what to do and when and it would be a shambles.  Not a bit of it. Liz (and her ever helpful partner) got there early and took charge of the situation.  By the time we got started everybody knew what they were doing and it couldn’t have gone smoother!

Our guests all loved our ceremony and particularly Liz, and all said they had never been to a wedding so special and personal. The final surprise was when Liz delivered to us a personal copy of our ceremony.  We knew we were going to get this but Liz really hadn’t told us how beautiful it would be. It was a beautifully printed copy, bound in our ceremony colours, and tied with ribbon.  A beautiful reminder of a wonderful day, made possible thanks to Liz’s help.

We are not planning on getting married again but if we have any other special occasions (maybe a naming or something like that) then Liz will be the first person we book in planning our celebration!!!


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Gavin and Diane – at The Holiday Inn

Liz you were amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of planning the ceremony with you,  nothing was too much trouble and it was unique and personal to us.  Your words reflected our personalities perfectly and we will remember it fondly for the rest of our lives. Thank you!

Lesley Batch

I recently attended a marriage ceremony where Liz was Celebrant. It was so personal, special, unique, fun, poignant and so well tailored to the happy couple that I wished all weddings could be like this.

 Amanda Jannings

Mr and Mrs Davies, thank you so much for inviting me to share in your very special day; it was a sensationally joyous ceremony, in your own inimitable style! Lots of fun, humour, and also incredibly moving. It was totes fabulous! A ravishingly beautiful bride; a joyous, touching, poignant, different, heartwarming, at times hilarious and completely joyful occasion.  A fun and very touching ceremony…