I love creating and performing unique, personalised, inventive ceremonies for your special day.
I am a Professional Celebrant at Starr Gazing Ceremonies based in York and I cover Yorkshire and surrounding areas. I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and have received training from the organisation. Weddings and Renewal of Vows are festivals of celebration! Being able to tailor-make and personalise a ceremony without any time limit or venue and licence restrictions, allows a celebrant to create a ceremony that is unique and memorable.
Your ceremony can be traditional, symbolic, spiritual, bohemian, religious, themed, festival-style, quirky, bizarre or anything that you want! You can have your ceremony in a venue, woodlands, camp site or even your own back garden! If you have a specific hobby, passion or specific idea for your wedding, I will create a ceremony based on these priorities. It can be as traditional as you want or if you want to have a wacky wedding, e.g. in a swimming pool, I will do my best to be as involved as possible!
I am also open to all beliefs including non-religious, religious and spiritual. Traditional symbolic ceremonies often enhance the bond created at a wedding ceremony and can include Handfasting, Jumping the Broom, Sand Ceremony, Wine Ceremony, Blessing of the Rings, Unity Candle and many more. You can of course pick anything to add anything that you like to add a twist to your day and make the ceremony a very personal and unique symbol to your day
Thank you Louisa for helping us plan an amazing wedding ceremony and keeping all everyone guests engaged on a cold day in a forest! The planning process was really simple and you got a great balance between our two personalities. I''m not sure our guests knew what to expect, but the ceremony really set the tone for the day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone looking for a celebrant!
Louisa designed an amazing ceremony for us; she really took the time to get to know us & get a feel for our personalities, families and relationship. She intuitively was able to create something so special, intimate and personalised; our guests commented on how fantastic she was. A heartfelt thankyou!
When we were looking for a celebrant for our marriage little did we know we were going to find a real “STAR” in Louisa.
I have never known someone who just “got us” straight away. She seemed to understand the tone we wanted to take with our handfasting ceremony from the start. She was able to suggest things that fitted in with our view of life which in turn enhanced our ceremony so much. It was pure magic!
Louisa was able to mix the solemn moments with a little laugher and involved the guests too. Although the ceremony was 50 minutes long because of all the different parts of the service everyone said it felt like it was like 20 minutes and how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
Many of our guests thought that Louisa was an old friend of ours and couldn’t believe we had only known her a couple of months as she understood us so well.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Louisa Starr to anyone for any celebration or occasion. Her friendly outgoing nature made the whole process painless for us and should we require the services of a celebrant again we will be using this little “Starr”.
Thank you Lousia for making our day so very special with the most wonderful ceremony.